Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Bamboobies Breastfeeding Products + Prize Pack Giveaway {$115 ARV}

Hi, everyone!  I recently brought on my friend Christina to help share her thoughts on some baby products since there are no babies in my house.  Check out her thoughts on Bamboobies below - along with a complete breastfeeding prize pack giveaway for my pregnant or nursing mamas!

I was recently given the opportunity to try out several products from Bamboobies® so that I could share my experience with you.  I received the Bamboobies Chic Nursing Shawl in black with the flower accent, the Bamboobies Brahhh nursing bra in blackberry with the flower accent, the Bamboobies Nursing Pads Multi-pack (3 pairs of regular, one pair of overnight), and a jar of Boob-Ease 100% Organic Nipple Balm.  I love that they thought of all the details to make a breastfeeding mom comfortable while making products that will also work for women when they are no longer breastfeeding.

I have a two month old (my third child), so I am still using nursing pads regularly.  I’ve never liked the rough disposable pads, so I have several different varieties of reusable nursing pads.  The Bamboobies Nursing Pads are by far the best I’ve tried.  These are very thin because of the hemp layer.  Hemp is great because it is extremely absorbent, so the pads can be very thin.  I use hemp inserts in my cloth diapers because they are so much less bulky on my little one.  The same goes for these nursing pads.  They are thin enough that it is not obvious I am wearing nursing pads.  They are much less bulky than my other reusable nursing pads, yet they are very absorbent and do not leak.  The second thing I love about these is their heart shape. They can be worn upside down, which is an excellent option for those of us who are not so well endowed.  I am always struggling to stuff the circle pads far enough in that they do not hang out the front of my bra.  With the upside down heart, the Bamboobies nursing pads tuck right in and can’t be seen.  Third, (but could be first), the bamboo velour is so soft!  These are the softest and most comfortable nursing pads I’ve tried.  All of the above applies to the overnight pads, too, but they give more coverage and absorbency for longer wear.  The overnight pads could easily be worn anytime, too.  And I almost forgot that I was so excited that these came packaged in their own lingerie bag for washing.  Very handy!

I also found the Bamboobies Brahhh to be very comfortable.  I love the look of it in the blackberry color with the flower accent.  Beyond its looks, it is a well thought out nursing bra.  It is made of a very soft fabric that is easily pulled aside/down for nursing, so there are no snaps or clips to mess with.  The straps are adjustable, and I like how they are attached in back in almost a racerback fashion but without the racerback look.  I like this style because the straps don’t show in back if I wear a sleeveless shirt.  The bra is marketed for lounging and sleeping, but I tested it out while running around, and I don’t think its use needs to be limited to home.  Which reminds me of the other fantastic thing about it: you don’t have to stop wearing it when your little one has weaned.  It doesn’t look like a nursing bra, so I’ll be keeping this in my rotation long after I’m done using it for its intended purpose!


I have been looking for an alternative to lanolin since I developed a sensitivity to it while nursing my second daughter a few years ago.  I never really liked lanolin anyway, primarily because the consistency makes it difficult to apply gently, and I could always detect a faint smell.  The Boob-Ease 100% Organic Nipple Balm is just what I was looking for.  It is a balm that is lightweight, just the right consistency for easy application, and it does the trick.  It is soothing, yet I can’t really tell I have it on.  It also doesn’t have any scent (that I can pick up), which I appreciate.  I used to use lanolin as a lubricant on my pumping shields while pumping at work, so I am very glad to have found Boob-Ease Nipple Balm to use from now on.  This product would surely also be good for dry lips, hands, flyaway hair, boo-boos, etc.  It seems like it would have lots of uses that would extend its usability beyond my need for it while nursing.
This looks like a cream here, but it's definitely a balm.  It is easy to pick a bit up on your finger because it stays soft (but not too soft) in the jar, then, it softens even more on your finger for very comfortable application.
Finally, I really love the Bamboobies Chic Nursing Shawl.  It is chic.  Nothing about this shawl would lead you to believe it is only for a nursing or pregnant woman.  This shawl is so versatile, it will not be going into a bin or getting passed on to a pregnant friend when my baby has weaned.  The black organic bamboo and cotton fabric is lightweight and soft, and I love the flower accent on this in the bright teal.  For covering while nursing, I was able to easily get my baby situated under the shawl with the generous neck opening.  The fabric is not stiff like with some covers, it drapes over the baby almost like a soft, thin blanket would, providing more privacy than the covers with the stiff opening at the neck (where your waiter can see exactly what’s going on when he looks down at you to take your order).  I used it as a full cover, and I also used it to partially cover (leaving the top of my son’s head uncovered) when I had it on as a scarf.  This shawl provides a very stylish way to nurse discreetly.  I can see where the shawl would be great to use while expressing milk in a cold room at work, too.  The shawl could keep you more thoroughly covered and warm than a cardigan would while allowing easy access.  (I’m always freezing when pumping at work.)

Nursing at the playground.  It was in the high 80s, but we were both perfectly comfortable
with the Chic Nursing Shawl on a bench in the shade.

It looks great layered over a nursing tank as a shawl, and I love the option to wear it as a scarf.  The fabric is a lightweight jersey, so it hangs nicely. Several friends told me they wanted one even though they didn't have babies.  The shawl can also be easily folded and tucked into a diaper bag or purse.
I love the versatility of this shawl.  I will definitely get a lot of use out of it as a scarf.

All in all, each of these products is very well thought out and very useful for a breastfeeding mom.  In addition, everything can be used long after your little one is not so little and then again for future little ones. My daughter has even found a future use for the nursing pads.

Bonus: I found a brilliant use for the Chic Nursing Shawl that doesn’t seem to be marketed on the Bamboobies site right now, although it was in the past.  The shawl can be used as a skirt!  I loved this idea, and it works very well.  I am not sure how one size fits all it would be, but it works for me and is so cute!

Visit Bamboobies to learn more and to view their full selection of products.


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One of my readers will receive a complete Bamboobies Breastfeeding Prize Pack {$115 ARV}!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Contest ends at 11:59pm EST on June 23rd when I will draw a winner at random. Please leave your email address if it is not visible on your profile. I will notify the winner and they will have 24 hours to respond!

Open to US AND Canada!

This was not a paid post, but honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the product for review and giveaway.

 
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121 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

My sister in law just had a baby and I will have to share this with her because I think she is breastfeeding.

Jen V said...

What a great assortment of goodies for any nursing mom. I would have loved those hemp pads when I was nursing my kids. I never found any that worked really well.

chazvgo said...

Id love to try the Boob♥ease Soothing Therapy Pillows, baby #3 is due in September :)

DeDa Studios said...

I have a friend that is having a baby soon...I know she would love the shawl!

Stephanie said...

I would LOVE the nursing shawl!

Nicki Cartin said...

I'd love the therapy pillows!

Sarah Elyce said...

The Deluxe Breastfeeding Bundle looks like a good start.

Christine M said...

love the shawl, scarf or skirt, brilliant!

Schaefer Clan said...

Belly and baby butter

ColleenMarie82 said...

I like the Bamboobies Brahhh: Maternity, Sleep and Nursing Bra – Flower Accent

Jessica said...

That wrap/scarf is amazing. What a great idea for a stylish and functional product.

debdenny said...

Those are some great products. Awesome prize pack on the giveaway.

Cassie V said...

In addition to the Brahhh and Nipple Butter, the Belle and Baby balm sounds like something I'd love.

Milena said...

I would love to win any of these products for my cousin that just had a baby. These are great items!

Lori K. said...

Love to try the nursing shawl!

Jen B said...

I love love the heart shaped nursing pads! These look so cute and comfy to wear!

Melissa Robinson said...

I would love to try the nipple cream since I used lanolin the first time.

Ashley Mooney said...

That nursing shawl looks awesome!! I would love to have one of those!

Jessica Macias said...

I'm expecting my 2nd and wish these products were known to me with my first.

andrea Vanhouten said...

I am most interested in the nipple cream!

Patty said...

This prize pack would be perfect for my sister who is expecting...I would also love it for me and my lo!

Autumn Jungling said...

These products are amazing!! The nursing bra as well as the shawl are so cute! I would love to be able to try out the natural nursing butter as well.

Andi said...

The bra!

Tara said...

I love the Bamboobies Brahhh: Maternity, Sleep and Nursing Bra – Flower Accent

Mama Sam said...

I am definitely going to be trying bamboobies this time around! Because of all the expenses of a new baby, especially the first, I was scared away,and hated the reusable pads that I had. Not talking myself out of it second time around!

Wendy Jabkowski said...

I would love to try the nursing shawl!

Victoria said...

I wish I would have known about these products when my little ones were younger.

Mama Sam said...

I am definitely going to be trying bamboobies this time around! Because of all the expenses of a new baby, especially the first, I was scared away,and hated the reusable pads that I had. Not talking myself out of it second time around!

Pam said...

That "Brahhh" is the cutest nursing bra I have ever seen. They definitely didn't make them like that when I had kids!

Nicole Davis said...

I have been using bamboobies nursing pads since the birth of my oldest daughter. I would love to try their other products this time around.

Lois Alter Mark said...

Wow, I wish these had been around when I was breastfeeding!

Jessica Smalley said...

I love my bamboobies and would love to try the bra

Anonymous said...

I love how you cover all the products in such detail. Expecting in November and would love to try these out.

Liesl said...

I hadn't even thought of using a nursing shawl while pumping. Genius!

CJ said...

I want to try the nursing shawl.

Liz Mays said...

It's so nice that everything is a lot cuter and more stylish than what I remember!

Anonymous said...

mayyer8761@aol.com baby stuff is so much cuter then before

Anonymous said...

I need to try their nursing pads. all the ones i have i leak through

Natasha said...

Would love to try the bra!

Janeane Davis said...
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Janeane Davis said...

I really would like the shawl! I would have liked the entire set when I was nursing

tawndam said...

I think the Bamboobies Brahhh: Maternity, Sleep and Nursing Bra – Solid Colors looks like a great start

Rachel said...

I'd like to try the Boob♥ease Soothing Therapy Pillows since my friend recommends them!

Amanda said...

I'd love to try the Bamboobies Brahhh with the Flower Accent!

Carrisa Barajas said...

I recently got some of the nursing pads, I'm 38 weeks with first baby. Would love to try more bamboobies products!

bettycd said...

The shawl is so versatile, it would be an amazing gift by itself. I think the Lucky mama Boobie box would be an excellent shower gift

Motherhood on the Rocks said...

These sound great. I'll have to pass this along to my friends who are breastfeeding.

cassandra boyd said...

I would love to pass along any of these to my friend who's fixing to have her first boobie monster!

aperry said...

I'd like to try the brahhh

ide2678 said...

I'd love to try the Soothing Therapy Pillows

Ally said...

I would love to try the nursing shawl, I have the nursing pads, they are awesome!

Sew What said...

I want to try the Brahhh.

Birdie Bee said...

The Chic Nursing Shawl would be my first choice.

Keara B. said...

I'm expecting my second baby any day now, so I'd love to have the Bamboobies Nursing Pad variety pack- I know it would come in handy. :)

Dustine Holup said...

I love the nursing pads! They are the best! I have been using them for a long time! I would love to try the nipple balm!

Mama to 5 said...

What a brilliant idea to have a nursing wrap that turns into a shawl/scarf so there is no fumbling in the diaper bag when baby is hungry!

phyllis said...

love the pads. i would love to try the nursing shawl

Journey said...

The bra!

MommaDJane said...

Those scarf wrap is so stylist. I love the new products they come out with.

Angela S said...

I wish I had had washable nursing pads when I was breastfeeding my son. I went through so many of the disposable ones.

yasonrohan said...

Maternity sleep and nursing brahhh with flowers

April said...

the nursing wrap! i like them light weight and easy to put on with one hand~

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Mad Typer said...

I would love a nursing bra! and the cover both look wonderful connymoore(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kimberly V. said...

I've got a baby due in a couple months (#3!) and have been looking at trying a few of these products :)

Shell-Bell said...

Love Bamboobies, they are awesome. The overnights are the only thing that I've found that contains my crazy let down. :)

Vicki Hall said...

I would love the nursing shawl and nipple butter

Tanya said...

These look like some amazing products that I would love to have!

Tanya said...

These look like some amazing products that I would love to have!

Shannon Lankford said...

Wow! I really love that brahhh!! And what a stylish Shawl! I really want to try it all now!

alissa apel said...

I think my sister would love Boob♥ease 100% Organic Nipple Balm.

Leah B said...

The Bamboobies Chic Nursing Shawl - love the look of this!

leah said...

I'd love to try the nipple balm

The Vernon Family said...

I love the nursing pads and need more!

Wendy said...

Bamboobies are the TOP of the line as far as I'm concerned. I love, love, loved mine!

Cassandra Eastman said...

I'd love to try the Organic Belly & Baby Butter!

Danielle Leigh said...

What a wonderful line of products! And my youngest's favorite word... boobies! ;)

Jessica said...

I'm nursing my second little one and am so hoping to find some good nursing pads this time around!

Juanita Vernon said...

I would love to win this for my sister-in-law, who just had a baby last month!

AMM said...

I'm expecting my first baby this fall, and I'm excited to try out the Bamboobies brand whether I win or not!

lifeinthemindofabipolarblonde said...

I want to try the shaw! Their products are so soft. I give them as shower gifts.

Carlie wickenhagen said...

The overnight pads

Emily Fialho said...

I NEEEEEED the nursing pads, because I have wasted so many disposable ones... and the bra looks so comfortable!

sanjay jain said...

This article was great in suggesting new brands and
styles to try out.
, I thought this article was suppose
to help those of us who have never used diapers,
Thank you so much for this comprehensive list!
I have read many reviews and done a ton of research
. This has helped me make decisions
on diapers.I am completely happy with your website
. All comments and articles
are very useful and very good. Your blog is very
careful-take control.
I am loving all of the inside ,

Elizabeth Sanders Towns said...

I breastfed both of my babies, and there is so much more available to help new moms now than there was then. There was a lot then! I'm always excited to see progression in this area because I think its important to encourage breast feeding. I wish I could have tried any of these amazing items!

Jennifer said...

This would be amazing to win. I am buying disposable nursing pads like once a week. It's getting expensive.

delaney's mom said...

i would love to win this, thanks! i would really like the nipple balm. i tried so many different types feeding my son and i think this would be my go-to.

Heather! said...

I like the Flower Accent Bamboobies Braaah!

Katie S said...

I had a lot of soreness in the beginning so I'm most interested in trying the Boobease Soothing Therapy Pillows next time around!

Jennifer Cervantes said...

I want to try the nursing shawl!

Julie said...

I would like to try the nursing shawl.
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Heather Cranmer said...

I'd like to try the belly & baby butter. =)

Christa Bengtsson said...

I like the Bamboobies Chic Nursing Shawl with the Flower Accent the best.

Angie said...

I would love to try the Bamboobies Chic Nursing Shawl – Solid Colors
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Em Ma said...

I'd love to try the Bamboobies Brahhh or the nursing shawl

Lynda Thomas said...

I would love to try all of the products you reviewed, but I also really like their Belly & Baby butter! :)

Thomasina P said...

I would like to try the nursing braah

Kim said...

I want the soothing therapy pillows

John-Paul said...

My wife really wants to try the soothing therapy pillows. That's such a great idea!

bbrittbrat1398 said...

I like the therapy pillows.
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Anonymous said...

I would love to try the bra and shawl!

June Lisle said...

I love the Lucky Mama Boobie Box from the site. Got to love gift packs.

Leela said...

Bamboobies Nursing Pads.

matope said...

I have one pair of their day pads and want so so many more!!! id love to try the braaahhhh too!

Arianah Watts said...

I would love to try the Soothing Therapy Pillows!

Jennifer Edwards said...

I would like to try the nipple balm

Katherine said...

I'd love to try the Bellease 100% Organic Belly & Baby Butte

Jutta Pearce said...

I'd love to try their Brahhh!

an unexpected turn said...

the shaw!

Lisa Voyce said...

I think my daughter might like to try the Organic Belly & Baby Butter.

Amanda said...

I have been wanting to try out the Regular Bamboobies Nursing Pads those heart shapes are so cute.

Pustekuchen said...

I am very curious about the Braah.

ryan kiesh said...

My wife needs the braah.

Erica C. said...

The soothing therapy pillows sound nice.

tina reynolds said...

I want to try the Boob♥ease Soothing Therapy Pillows

Compressed Air Junkie said...

Extremely cute bra and coverup!

Mondocurio said...

The Braaaah!

everything under the sun flowers said...

Bamboobies Brahhh: Maternity, Sleep and Nursing Bra – Flower Accent

Breanne said...

Overnight Bamboobies Nursing Pads

Mihaela Day said...

I love the Bamboobies Brahhh: Maternity, Sleep and Nursing Bra

Susan Smoaks said...

i want to try the Bamboobies Brahhh: Maternity, Sleep and Nursing Bra

Angela Hendricks said...

I would love to try the nursing shawl!

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