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Thursday, June 27th, 2013
Last month, for every Boppy pillow purchased at Babies R Us, The Boppy Company pledged to donate one of their nursing pillows to Nurse-Family partnerships agencies, which can distribute them to women in need. The Get One, Give One program led to more than $250,000 in donated Boppy pillows, exciting new since our American Baby readers consistently rank the pillow as one of the most-necesary baby products!
Are you nursing or planning to start? Leave a comment below and you could win one of two nursing sets from Boppy. Each set includes a $40 Boppy pillow and one of their $25 nursing covers. Here’s where you can read all of our official rules. Goody luck!
PS This year’s updated list of the products our readers deem most necessary when you have a baby will be in our October issue, so if you’re not already an American Baby subscriber, sign up! We’re making our list and checking it twice!
Read the official rules here.
Congratulations to our winners Caron Boggs and Autumn Hall!
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Thursday, September 27th, 2012
All hail Queen Boppy! Ten times, when we’ve asked parents to tell us their most beloved baby products, the Boppy pillow has won the most votes, including in this year’s American Baby Bests contest. It makes sense; in those early, round-the-clock feeding months, you’re sort of permanently resting your nursing pillow on your lap, even if you’re bottlefeeding. It’s a comfy spot for a newborn, and saves your back and shoulders a lot of strain.
The new Boppy Heirloom pillows are going to win even more fans. They have a clever slideline built in, so you can keep track of what side you last used to feed your baby. There’s a soft, washable minky cover, and a matching burp cloth. They’re at Babies R Us for $50; a good registry item, if you ask me!
Or, of course, you could win a free one. To celebrate their 10th best-pick-for-baby win, our friends at Boppy will give away five of the new Boppy Heirlooms. Just leave a comment below, up to once a day between now and the end of the day on Wednesday, October 3rd. Maybe tell us if you ever heard of a Boppy before you were pregnant! And check back on the 4th to see our next Bests-Awards-themed giveaway. See the official rules here. Goody luck!
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Thursday, August 16th, 2012
Every woman is sensitive about the topic of breastfeeding. “Breast is best” has been pushed so heavily that those who chose to formula-feed—or must, for any reason—get their back up, and understandably so. Guilting a woman into breastfeeding isn’t the way to go. But I stand back from the whole argument a little sheepish, because I’m one of those people who happened to love nursing my babies. I went back to work but pumped for a year each time, and kept on nursing at bedtime until they were each past their second birthday. That news usually makes people avert their eyes from me, like I’m kind of a freak. But those of us who love nursing have nothing to be ashamed of either.
Because I got so much out of the experience, I’m always eager to pass nursing tools on to other mamas. One of the things that can make a big difference is getting your baby in a comfortable position. Bright Starts, through their Comfort & Harmony line, created the mombo pillow to help new moms get feedings off to a great start. Some of their innovations: The mombo has one side that’s firm, for when you need to keep a newborn securely in place, and one side that’s softer, so a bigger baby can lounge comfortably. They also put a vibration feature in the pillow, because that can calm some infants. Finally, there are lots of slipcovers sold for the mombo, so you can always have one in the wash and one on the pillow.
We’re partnering with Bright Starts to get five new moms a mombo pillow. Just having one doesn’t mean breastfeeding is a guaranteed success, but we can promise it will help! We’ll pick winners at random; to be eligible, leave a comment below, up to one a day between now and the end of the day on Wednesday, August 22nd. Maybe tell us what your breastfeeding goal is, or tell us what hurdles you’re facing. (We’re always looking to help women through the tough parts!) Each pillow is worth $40. Click here for the official rules. Goody luck!
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