Running on Eagles Wings

God, Life, and Running

Category: Baby (page 1 of 3)

NEW: LILLEbaby Complete Organic Giveaway!

Lillebaby Complete Organic Review

I’m so excited by the latest LILLEbaby carrier!! They have brought back the Complete Organic! On top of that its YOUR lucky day as the LILLEbaby ambassadors are teaming up for a giveaway! I’ll cover the details about the new Complete Organic and then the giveaway!

LILLEbaby Complete Organic Blue Moonlight

This luxurious Organic carrier is a new version of the original LILLEbaby organic! It has all the current features of LILLEbaby Complete Carrier – 6 carry positions, 2-way adjustable straps, large pocket, flip up next support, and weight range 7-45 pounds! Made from 100% organic cotton for you and your little to explore a beautiful tomorrow.  It comes in 4 beautiful colors – Blushing Pink, Sea Glass, Powder Blue, and Blue Moonlight! The Complete organic retails for $170.  There is a surprise 5th color for a limited time- the Original LILLEbaby Green Meadow!

Our Knight Life - LILLEbaby Complete Organic Green Meadow

Here are Emily and D modeling the Green Meadow! They have quite the history with green meadow that started way back when D was little!

The  Complete Organic is super soft &snuggly and is sure to come with lots of sleepy dust! It is the same style as the Complete Original carrier.  Want to know more about the LILLEbaby features and carry positions? Here is our Complete All Seasons Review and our Essentials Review! Check out the adorable Blushing Pink! Who else wants another baby after seeing this picture?

LILLEbaby Complete Organic Blushing Pink

So head over to LILLEbaby and grab yours today!

Or jump to Kelly’s Closet and use the current coupon code for a FREE diaper with your purchase!

Check out all the other blog giveaways when you have a chance for more amazing Complete Organic pictures!

MommybytheSea.com
MamaSayWhat.com
OhSoMom.com
ReallyAreYouSerious.com
GladTidingsbyMel.com
MommyontheMound.com
Thewisewife.org

Tell me – Where is your favorite place you have taken your Lillebaby on an adventure! Or where would you take this Complete Organic if you won it in the giveaway below?

*Affiliate links are used in this post. I may receive a small portion of your purchase. The giveaway carrier is provided by LILLEbaby

Summer Fun Giveaway with MBA!

Hey Friends! I’m teaming up with Mama Banana’s Adventures for this awesome Summer Fun Giveaway! Join us for some great summer products! While summer is nearing the end and everyone is prepping for going back to school, these are some great products that can be used year round – especially here in SoCal and other southern places where its still going to be warm for a few more months! We love to play outside and so great products like an Anti-UV Suni sun tent from bbluv, sun protective cream from Les Produits De MaYa will help keep your kids protected and having fun.  One lucky USA or Canadian resident can win below:

 

     The bbluv baby and kid sized Anti-UV tent Suni pops up and folds back down into a disc. It’s lightweight and protects from both UVA and UBV rays, as well as wind. With a vent flap in the back, a carry bag, and 3 pegs to secure in the ground, this super lightweight tent is easy to carry to the park or beach. You can get one on Amazon with prime today and be ready for this weekend!
     Swim diapers are one of my favorite summer items! They prevent anything unwanted from making it’s way into the water. Bummis, offers swim diapers in a one-size design, fitting babies from approximately 10-35 pounds, and multiple patterns and colors these are great for cloth diapered and non-cloth diapered babies alike. You only buy one and easy to wash and reuse it! With a snap-closure and double gussets, these swim diapers are accepted by swim classes and pools.

 

     Time in the sun wouldn’t be complete without baby safe sunscreen. This sun protectant cream by Les Proudits de MaYa is made from natural, organic and whole ingredients safe for kids and babies. With zinc oxide as the sun-protecting ingredients, this blend is made from organic extra virgin olive oil, organic coconut oil, organic yellow caranuba wax, organic shea butter, zinc oxide with no nano and Vitamin E for preservation, this cream smells great and protects well too. It is great for little ones sensitive skin!
     For the giveaway- One lucky USA or Canadian resident will win all of these items. Legal, 18+ residents, void where prohibited. Good luck and thank you for stopping by! Please make sure to show some love to the participating bloggers, your facebook likes and follows on our accounts mean the world to us! Good luck!

Entry-Form

       Disclosure; This is not a sponsored post. This post may contain
affiliate links. This giveaway is in no way
associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook,
Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. Open to
USA and Canadian residents only, must be 18+. Confirmed Winner(s) will
be
contacted through email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner
will be drawn. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The
disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade
Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements
and Testimonials in Advertising. For questions about this event contact Mama Banana’s Adventures at: MamaBananasAdventures@gmail.com


We Love LILLEbaby Giveaway!

We Love LILLEbaby Giveaway by the LilleBrities #babywearing

 

Join the LILLEbaby Ambassadors as we celebrate our love for LILLEbaby and babywearing with the We Love Lillebaby Giveaway!

Below you can enter to win a LILLEbaby carrier of YOUR choice! This means you get to pick ANY in stock carrier – including the new Tokidoki Space Place, Elephant Part, Frosted Rose, Color Me, Embossed and more! This also includes anything else that may be released before January 29th!

I am honored and LOVE being a LILLEbaby ambassador and am so excited they are nominated for the Comfiest Carrier in the 2016 Crispie Awards. Babywearing is my Life. With two kiddos 2 under I am wearing one of them every where we go. We also carry at home for chores and doing laundry.  The LILLEbaby carrier never makes my back/shoulders hurt while wearing and helps me accomplish so much! It truly is the Comfiest Carrier I have tried!

We love Lillebaby giveaway - Running On Eagles Wings

Are you new to LILLEbaby? Check out my reviews on the Complete All Seasons and the Essentials. Also follow me on Instagram to see how it works in our lives daily!

This giveaway includes:

Let me know in the comments what LILLEbaby carrier you would choose if you win! Enter to win below! Thanks to LILLEbaby for sponsoring this amazing giveaway! Open to US and Canadian Residents 18 years of age and older.
We Love LÍLLÉbaby Giveaway

If you are that sold on LILLEbaby then go here and purchase one and get a free cloth diaper with your purchase! (must enter coupon code)

Disclosure: I received no payment for this post. All opinions are my own. Affiliate links are included.

The Topic of Diapers!

The Topic of Diapers & why we Cloth Diaper #clothdiapers

Every new parent dreads diapers and buying them and all the mess. Diapers are necessary – that is a fact. When we were planning our baby budget, I was trying to do the math of what we would need each month to buy and the cost. When I started adding it up I was not happy! The cost was not going to leave much for anything else for the budget we had! My estimates were that diapers and wipes would be $50-75 a month!! That’s a lot of money. (No this isn’t going coupon crazy or buying store brands…)

So I started doing research. I had read a post by Emily at Daily Garnish on her cloth diapering experience. From there I read posts by Young House Love and a few others. I also talked to a few friends and gathered lots of research. I did my research on all the different brands of diapers. I watched YouTube videos. (That was new for me as I was not keen on watching videos.)  I researched places to buy diapers and all the costs and accessories. I read all about washing them and the details.
I was hooked. 
The next step was convincing the husband. I gathered my research and costs and everything all organized to present it to him. It took me weeks to gain the courage to bring it up! When I finally did I barely had 10 words out of my mouth before he was turning me down. I argued for him to hear me out. He did. In the end, I won because he doesn’t really have much interest in changing diapers. It’s my job since I stay home and therefore if I want to use these then I should be able to.
I didn’t use cloth diapers as soon as Hannah was born. For the first 7 weeks Hannah was in disposables. I do not regret this decision. It was hard to adjust as a first time mom and it just made it easier. But boy they were expensive! We had to buy a lot of newborn diapers!
What did I get?
I started off by purchasing 12 BumGenius 4.0 diapers. I bought a pack from Kelly’s Closet and with their awesome coupons I got a free Rumparooz diaper. (*note the current version is 5.0 of the diaper but its the same thing almost)
I had some amazon money from baby showers and used that to buy 2 wet bags, 3 more diapers and some toys and books.
I started out with 16 diapers when Hannah was 7 weeks old. Here she is in her first cloth diaper:
First Cloth Diaper Bumgenius Pocket 7 weeks
It was not bad! She was small enough that I could use just the small newborn insert. She didn’t have many rashes but I had some CJs butter as well to use and it is great! I was quite nervous at first to use diapers when I went out so for the first couple weeks I just used disposables. We had some still from baby showers. Eventually I got my nerve up and used them for outings. It was not as hard as I expected.
 I did end up buying 5 more diapers when they discontinued some of the colors and put them on sale. 16 is fine but I was having to religiously wash every other day and it was cutting it close. With the second order I also got a couple Thirsties hemp inserts and a prefold! That put me at 21 diapers total and I would typically wash every other day still but can go for 2 days if things were busy. I also got a couple GroVia covers and some snap in inserts to use as a back up when things get dicey for washing. I love the covers and eventually switched to using the covers and the GroVia prefolds for night.
That is what I  used to diaper Hannah from that 7 weeks until about 21 months. At that point I had to purchase some more dipaers since Teddy joined our family and I’ll have more about that in another post!
I just want you to know that you can diaper well with 24 diapers! It is not a lot, but you don’t have to buy 50! (you certainly can if you wish because they are CUTE!)
Why I love Cloth Diapers #clothdiapers RunningOnEaglesWings
All in all we are very pleased with our decision to cloth diaper. Even hubby makes comments about liking the ‘reusable’ diapers! He has also heard from coworkers about the cost of diapers and come home saying how glad he is we don’t have to buy them!
Do you cloth diaper? If not what is holding you back? 
*Affiliate links are used in this post. I will receive a small amount back if you purchase through these links.

LILLEbaby Essentials Review

Today I’m super excited about something NEW that is a combo of two of my FAVORITE things!!

LILLEbaby + chevron = NEW LILLEbaby Essentials carrier!

(Huge thanks to LILLEbaby for sending me the carrier early!)

LILLEbaby Essentials Review - Front Carry - Running on Eagles Wings

The Essentials is a new 4-in-1 carrier for babies 7*-45 pounds! The best news is the retail price is $89.99! YES less than $100! It is made of cotton canvas and has some of the same great features of the COMPLETE but also some new features!! *NOTE infant insert required for 7-15 pounds &  available early 2016.

Similar to the COMPLETE, the Essentials has a solid waist band, large pocket, and 2-way adjustable straps. Features specific to the essentials include: A higher panel but no flip down neck support, Perfect Fit Adjusters, a mesh hood, and leg padding on the panel!

LILLEbaby ESSENTIALS Features

We absolutely LOVE this carrier. As a LILLEbaby ambassador we were selected to review the new Essentials carrier! It is quick and easy and I find that since the panel is slightly taller and wider than the COMPLETE it hugs my babies a little bit more. Both kids find it comfy. It does NOT come with a lumbar support – however I used this pretty easily for walks and store trips without it and didn’t have any issues. The lumbar support only helps so if you have one – use it!

I compared this with my Ergo and with the COMPLETE All Seasons. It definitely wins over the ergo. The panel is bigger and while the straps may be thinner, they are more supportive and the 2-way under arm adjustment makes it much easier to adjust. What was most shocking to me was the panel width! Teddy is not even fully knee-to-knee in the Ergo anymore at just 10 months old! It is not noticeably huge, but you can tell when wearing him. As for Hannah it was even worse! While she is 2, and it is not as important for her support, her legs definitely drooped more in the Ergo. Toddler wearing can be tricky as kids get taller and so the higher panel on the Essentials is fabulous! It comes to her upper back where Ergo on her is at her armpits- which leaves a lot of area for her to be able to lean back!

LILLEbaby Essentials vs. Ergobaby carrier

I tested out the front, back and hip carry of all 3 carriers for both of my kids!

Here is the fit comparison for Teddy. He is 10 months, 20.5 lbs, & 28” tall. I am 5’3” and wear a size 8/10.

LILLEbaby Essentials compared to Ergo and COMPLETE All Seasons for Infant

For Teddy we mostly still front carry, but I love the back carry in the Essentials! The panel makes me worry less about him and he can still get his arms out easily and look around in the Essentials.

Hannah  is 27 months, 26 pounds, and 33.5” tall and these are how she fit the front, back and hip carry in the Essentials, Ergo, and COMPLETE All Seasons.

LILLEbaby Essentials compared to Ergo and COMPLETE All Seasons for Toddler

 

We have mostly been a front carry family. However, the Essentials is fabulous for back carries. Its very comfy and the kids can both easily see out and are comfy and cozy.

Last but not least the Essentials comes with tons of #LILLEsleepydust and has proven super helpful for getting Teddy to sleep!

LILLEbaby Essentials #LILLEsleepydust

 

Get your Essentials HERE OR HERE for a Free gift with purchase!

Check out all the other reviews of the Essentials by other LILLEbaby Ambassadors here:

Disclaimer: Affiliate links are used in this post. Also, I was sent this carrier free of charge in exchange for my review.

Older posts