Sunday, April 14, 2013

Gearing up for Baby Giveaway Hop *First Friends Pacifier & MilkDot




Welcome to the Gearing Up for Baby Giveaway Hop! This event is hosted by Mommy's Favorite Things and Mama's Baby Cupcakes

This hop is focused on items you'd want/need for a child ages 0-12 months. After visiting my giveaway, make sure you use the linky below to take a look at the other 30+ blogs and see what they have to offer for you and your little one! Each blog has a minimum prize package of $25 per winner. 


Also be sure to check out the Grand Prize featured on Mama's Baby Cupcakes blog. The grand prize is sponsored by Halo, Tiny Love, and The Pecking Order for a total value of just over $200 in prizes. 


Developed by two moms who were "first friends," the First Friends Friendly Pacifier combines a soothing pacifier with an adorable plush friend, which is detachable and entertains baby.  The paci grows with the child and helps reduce the anxiety that many parents -- and babies – experience when weaning begins.  Just remove the adorable plush friend to help with this transition.
With its problem solving 2-in-1 design, First Friends Friendly Pacifier eliminates the need for multiple pacifiers by offering a simple solution—a pacifier that attaches to a plush friend –preventing the pacifier from being misplaced or lost.   Tried and tested by babies across the country, First Friends Friendly Pacifier promises to deliver safety and quality at an affordable price point. 
The First Friends Friendly Pacifier Two-Pack is available exclusively at Babies“R”Us stores nationwide. They come in a wide range of colors and adorable plush characters including a monkey, lamb, pig, horse, bunny, bear, and puppy applicable for both genders. Recommended for ages 0-6 months. MSRP $12.99.



Enter to win one of these two in one friends for your little one!!

Milkdot makes to-go pouches, lunch bags and backpacks to responsibly carry your things, and be reusable. The Milkdot Popdots go Pouch will make a wonderful little pouch for carrying some of the extra items you may need for baby. With a variety of compartments you can safely store everyday essentials for baby, and have an easy carryall for those small items. This pouch will even store nicely into your diaper bag, making it easier to find the small nail clippers, thermometer, etc. It comes in Lime, Tangerine, Blue and Plum.

And once baby is grown and toddling around, it is a super cool back to grow along with them! The popdots look fits from baby to adult, because it is just stylish like that! I don't have a baby around the house anymore :(, but I am loving this go pouch for my own things!! It is a perfect, mini wristlet purse for me.  I had originally chosen blue as my review go pouch to give to my son to use for snacks on the go. I fell in love with the cute design and style as soon as I got it and I kept it for myself. It is the perfect size for a little notebook, pens, and a devotional book! I just love it!

Enter to win a popdots go Pouch!!

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Ends April 29th


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37 comments:

  1. Research and ask for recommendations when it comes to safe and sturdy products.

    Realize you will never be fully prepared. Life is about surprises!

    savewish@yahoo.com

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  2. Jennifer McClearnApril 15, 2013 at 8:17 AM

    Talk to your friends about what you might need and not need, save all receipts I had so many things I thought I NEEDED and never used :/

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  3. I think keep it simple! You don't need all that extra stuff-- and we each find we need different things. For example, I never bought a tub for bathing the baby. Then he slipped and slid all over the sink. I bought two make-shift cheap options before finally purchasing a regular baby tub. I wasted $40 and a lot of frustration. I wish I would have just gotten that. But then receiving blankets? We ended up cutting them all up and use them now for hankies because they were always too small to swaddle.

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  4. Best advice- talk to other moms, read blog reviews, etc...and to remember that even still your needs are going to be different as well...for us our must haves for my son were a wrap carrier, moses basket and boppy pillow...we ended up never using our crib, never owned a bouncer and my son refused bottles and pacifiers, so for us those were wastes, but for others a necessity...every family/baby is different!!

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  5. you only really NEED breasts, arms, and diapers ;)

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  6. My advice would be to try to buy used as much as you can. A bounce seat, play mat, high chair, etc. can be found in excellent condition through consignment stores, local FB groups, or even through Craigslist.

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  7. You don't need as much as many folks/magazines say you do... and buying used helps a lot if you're on a limited budget... and so does planning ahead!

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  8. there are so many things on the market that new moms & dads really don't need...talk to other parents to get ideas and helpful hints

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  9. My best advice is not go buy everything from a baby retail shop such as babies r us, as they overcharge, and are loaded with lots of stuff you don't really need!

    Nathansmommy619(At)aol(dot)com

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  10. I would say to be prepared ahead of the baby's arrival as you will be very busy after.

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  11. Don't go crazy on the non-essentials!

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  12. My best advice is talk to other moms and ask what works for them.

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  13. Talk to experienced moms about what you really need!

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  14. Try to have meals prepared or see if friends and family will bring you meals. Talk with other moms about what to expect.

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  15. Buy only what you need cause they outgrow everything so quickly!

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  16. You don't need to buy all that extra stuff you want. There's a good chance it won't get used. Just buy what you need.

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  17. Claire RheinheimerApril 17, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    As much fun as it is to buy everything new, consider used clothes! They outgrow them so fast, and the cost adds up quickly!

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  18. be prepared & save money by doing things in advance, couponing, giveaways, etc. Be sure to have the overnight bag ready and everything prepared.

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  19. you will find the things that you need to bring, everyone has an opinion. we always needed a bink and lots of burp cloths :-)

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  20. Stock up and get some sleep now!

    lanalbradstream(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. My best piece of advice is to buy secondhand whenever possible!

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  22. Be minimal -- babies really don't need much.

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  23. Don't register for tons of stuff or things you won't need in the first year.

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  24. Hmmm... I would say maybe to just try to relax and breathe.
    Thanks for the giveaway! =)
    JJs2468@aol.com

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  25. On form as Tonya E Hopkins

    Only pack what you need.

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  26. ask other mom's for registry musts! and don't register for newborn clothes :)

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  27. Try to rest up beforehand and then relax. Don't take yourself your seriously and don't judge yourself against other moms. Just do your best.

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  28. Buy only what you need and never be afraid to ask for help!

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  29. Get opinions on can't-live-without's versus don't-need-em-at-all so you know where to spend your money.

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  30. COMMENT FOR RC NAME: Andrew L.

    Keep it simple! That's my advice and find a good carrier.

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  31. My advice....Don't buy everything you think you need! You don't need it! Keep it basic and it is easier to maintain.

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  32. get lots of rest now, cause you won't sleep for awhile

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  33. Don't go crazy buying cute little newborn clothes. They grow out of them too fast.

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  34. Keep calm and have a positive attitude. You will never be geared up enough for baby, but you will be fine.

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  35. The majority of baby stuff can be bought second hand! It saves you SO much money because they don't use the clothes and toys for too long!

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  36. A rock-n-play sleeper is a must even over a crib for the first couple months!!Babies love them ALL babies and they are great for reflux!!!

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