#12DaysOfBabyGuy: The Sequel. DAY ELEVEN.
If any of you watch “The Soup” on E!, you’ve probably seen clips of the controversial/entertaining/horrifying “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” that is gracing our airways. I am not here to discuss personality traits or family values of the people involved, I am here to discuss NECK CRUST. If you watch the show, you’re probably aware of the infamous episode where all the kids make fun of the mother while they’re extreme coupon-ing at the grocery, and they tell her that rust stain remover would probably get rid of her neck crust. If Honey Boo Boo’s mom can get it, we are ALL at risk. Luckily, I’ve a few brands today that want to make sure that babies get clean, and that it’s a pleasurable experience for us all….
….that does NOT involve rust stain remover.
It is interesting to me how many moms get so nervous about bathing their wee one. I get it: babies are slippery when wet (insert Bon Jovi joke here), and when you have a large plastic tub staring you in the face it’s not a very welcoming environment. A few years ago I found the Puj Tub. I was OBSESSED with it, but initially it was a BIT more expensive. Luckily, the Puj has BLOWN UP and the price lowered, so we are ALL happy now. Made of foam, the Puj Tub has magnets embedded into it, allowing this flat object to snap together to create a sink cradle. Because it’s made of foam it isn’t cold for wee babes like plastic and it cradles them oh-so-nicely in the sink. When you’re finished with bathing, baby comes out and the Puj unsnaps and can hang on a hook to dry. Genius. EXTRA USE: when your baby outgrows the Puj and you transition to the bath, the tub makes a GREAT kneeling mat for your knees. You. Are. Welcome.
Fact: babies also need to bathe while you’re traveling. Crazy, I know, and Puj has come to the rescue again. The Puj Flyte is a tub made of the same material as the original, but it’s in a smaller design that folds, so you can actually travel with your bath tub!! Genius.
Speaking of foam, Katie (the creator of the Puj Tub) told me a couple years ago at ABC Kids Expo that she had this idea to use the extra foam bits from the manufacturing process and turn them into other products. The Puj Snug is made of the remnants of the tubs, and covers your spout with a soft elephant friend so that your kiddo doesn’t bang their head on metal. I am a big fan of Puj Baby and you will be as well. The winner will receive the Puj Tub, the Puj Flyte, and the Puj Snug. This package retails for $95.
While your wee one is bathing, it’s important to use terrific products to clean their skin and moisturize as necessary. I am a BIG fan of MD Moms (one of the only skincare lines for kiddos I recommend), and after spending a few glorious days with Dr JJ, one of the founders, I am a bigger fan. I’ve known Dr JJ (and her business partner and OTHER half of MD Moms, Diane) for a few years now (trade shows, Gearapalooza, emails, tomfoolery), but this year at ABC Kids Expo sealed the deal. After the final day of the show I stayed in Louisville an extra day so that I could actually hang out with her and Daina (marketing—and a dear, dear buddy of mine)—and it made my week. After dinner and sensible cocktails we headed back to the hotel and did facial masks…..and then Dr JJ showed me her pics. You see, Dr JJ recently retired after practicing pediatrics for over 20 years. That night, not only did she show me pics of her retirement party and patients she’d had for YEARS, but I got to see pics of her travels to help underprivileged kids in other countries. It was a glorious night, and made me adore Dr JJ even more than I already did. The ladies behind MD Moms are special women, and this translates directly into their product line. Speaking of product line…….This is a big bundle. In fact, it’s the biggest single giveaway MD Moms has ever done. Here’s what you get:
—Daily Skin Protection Moisturizing Balm (I use this myself, thank you)
—Gentle All-Over Clean Cleansing Towelettes (these are great for quick clean-up and hippie baths)
—Delicate Skin Comfort Liquid Powder (THIS is especially lovely—imagine a cream that dries and turns into powder on the skin. It’s genius and great for adult use as well in any sweaty areas you might have….hmmmm, maybe for Honey Boo-Boo’s mom?)
—Dry Skin Rescue Extreme Care Cream (this is a new product and has received the National Eczema Association’s Seal of Acceptance, as have a few of their other products)
This package retails for $119. If you enjoy these products HALF as much as I adore the ladies behind this company, you’re in for a treat 😉
After bathing it’s nice to have a clean diaper, right? Zoli has an amazing changing pad called the Baby Ohm. Think of it as a baby yoga mat! It rolls right up, is made of soft foam (again, it will not be crazy cold like a changing pad), is free of PVC, latex, and chloride, and it cleans VERY easily so you don’t have to worry about cloth covers getting “substances” on them. I love it. For realz. The Zoli Baby Ohm retails for $20 and is available at Magic Beans.
Now that you’re all clean, you need to go show off that glorious clean and hydrated skin. SO, get thee into your Maclaren!! Maclaren, as most of you know, is usually my umbrella stroller of choice. It’s quality, it’s lightweight, and it folds like a champ. They’ve launched a special bundle of products called the Cosy Rider Style Set, including the Triumph and a few accessories. The Triumph is suitable from 6 months-55 lbs, so you can use this stroller for a niiiiice long time. Available on the Maclaren Online Store, this particular Triumph is bundled with the Universal Organizer Bag, the Maclaren Footmuff, and a Luggage Tag!! This has a retail value of $320, but purchased online it’s only $199. It won’t matter to you, though, because you’re winning one!!! HOLLER!!
And your kid had a bath, you probably had one in the process as well, so why not include your stroller?? You’re getting the BuggyLOVE Stroller Cleaning Kit! Made from 100% Natural ingredients, your stroller will look like new (and smell even better) for a long time. The BuggyLOVE Stroller Cleaning Kit retails for $49.99.
So, the total of this package is right under $500. Go for it!! Good luck!!
And if you win something you do not need or want, please consider donating it to a shelter or charity.