Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Matooka kids couture Review

I was recently contacted by Matooka kids Couture to host a review from their Spring 1010 line. Not having a little girl, I thought a Goddaughter would be the next best fit. Not only does little Ana LOVE to dress us, she lives in a town in which these clothes would be perfect - slightly ritzy yet with your everyday citizens.
It wasn't long before I received a package in the mail with a beautiful red top with a white skirt, it was the 'flapper girl' outfit and just perfect for Ana. The clothes are very soft making them so comfortable for your little darlings! Ana absolutely loved the outfit and couldn't wait to try it on; in fact, she made her mom do her hair for these pictures!
Would I buy Matooka in the future? You bet! When clothes are fun for both mom and daughter you have a real winner!! The outfit that I received is to hand washed and lay flat to dry. Not a big deal at all, but keep that in mind if you don't have time for it.
You can bu these clothes at select stores that you can find online, and you should be able to purchase them from online stores this fall.

Ana had so much fun modeling 'Flapper Girl'.
The clothes retail for:
Dresses from 95 to 130
Tunic/legging sets are approx 110
Skirt sets 140
This all depends on the vendor selling the clothes.
If you like these clothes, head on over to their Facebook page and become a fan.
Matooka kids couture was started by two mothers that wanted to create a line of clothing that was 'contemporary and edgy but still young and sweet.' My favorite thing about them? They donate 10% of their proceeds to infertility treatments.

This outfit was sent to me by Matooka kids couture and all opinions are completely mine.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Woombie Review and Discount Code

I want to share a story with you...
Our Little Guy was born on Tuesday, April 6th and as expected he didn't sleep throughout the night and even if he had we would have woken him every three hours to nurse. We came home on Friday, April 9th and my Woombie was in the mail. Being particular about items I had to wash it before using and didn't need to do his laundry for 2 days so he didn't wear it immediately.
The first two nights he cried a lot and we pretty much camped out in the baby's room as we were needed often. We were stressed and my husband asked if we should call somebody to see what to do. Well, the 3rd night home rolled around and The Woombie was clean and ready to wear. Our Little Guy didn't wake up on his own but we did wake him every 3 hours for a feeding and he went back to sleep immediately!!
Over the next week we were exhausted and 'overslept' the 3 hour feedings, at one point he slept for 5 hours straight!! We went for his 2 week appointment and the doctor said he could sleep through the night since he was back to his birth weight, we thought this was a joke... Low and behold, he slept from 10pm until 8am. This happened the next night, and the next, and now that Little Guy is over 7 weeks old my husband and I do not know what sleep deprivation is!!!
I will admit that he has been up a few times around 3:30 but we are on vacation and I really feel that his schedule is a little off whack.....

This comes from The Woombie site

Swaddle your baby Safely and Effectively with The Woombie ... designed to ease your mind and comfort your baby so you may both achieve a better nights sleep. The Woombie is the safest & most NATURAL way to Swaddle your baby, encouraging baby to softly stretch extremities as needed, just like in the womb. The Woombie comforts, softly confines arms & gently compresses baby's unique curves to hug baby... preventing Startling issues, face scratching, overheating and also preventing dangerous loose unraveled blankets from covering baby's face.

  • No more worry of blankets unraveling which can lead to potential blanket suffocation.

  • No face scratching or Startle Reflex to awaken baby.

  • See a marked improvement in Colic symptoms.

  • Effective swaddling without the need to tightly restrain baby.

  • Prevents overheating due to over-wrapping. (Overheating is linked to SIDS)

  • Great peanut shaped ergonomic design. Hugs the shoulders/arms, waist/abdomen, hips and feet.

Babies sleep an average12-18 hours a day or more! Allowing movement is healthy and allows for proper motor development.


-Soft, ECO cotton fabric gently hugs baby
-Baby feels secure, not confined, easing transition from WOMB to World!


-Follows Pediatrician & S.I.D.S. guidelines
-Maintains airflow and will not overheat baby
-No loose blankets covering airways
-Prevents face scratching


-Prevents unnecessary waking due to the Startle Reflex
-Soothes babies with colic
-Will not come undone
-Promotes natural motor development
-Easy to use, just zip it up

I have highlighted the ones that I feel are most important and that drew my attention to The Woombie. I have always been worried about SIDS and have taken every precaution possible so was thrilled when the people at The Woombie offered to send me one.
I have offered to buy Woombies as shower gifts as I think this is the GREATEST item I have ever used for our Little Guy. I thought about really testing the product and not putting it on my son one night but instead trying a different 'velcro wrap' that we have. However, I am afraid that I would not get a full night of sleep and don't want to take any chances... My husband recently asked when we were going to order the next size!!!
There are a couple of things I wanted to make point of:
~Little Guy has NEVER gotten his hands out of this (he does with the 'velcro wraps').
~It is absolutely adorable and I love to watch his stretch his body it there.
~The minute I put him in there, he knows it is bed time and as soon as he finds his cuddle spot he is ready for bed.

You can find other great stories on their Facebook page.

***Buy It***
Go over to The Woombie, place your order and use promo code '10%sale' for 10%off.

I was provided an organic woombie by 'The Woombie' company and all thoughts are completely mine. I was not compensated in any other way for this review.