Pajama Pouch Review and Giveaway

I know that in my house bedtime can be a challenging time of the day. It's the time when we ask our little ones to start unwinding from the excitement of their day and get ready for bed. For us, as adults, bedtime often comes naturally and easily, but for the little ones in our lives, it can be tough. For this reason, we work hard to build routines and stick to them every night, as children have a harder time predicting what is to come next and routines help to alleviate confusion and anxiety.  And a big part of every bedtime routine is changing into our pajamas.  This physical task helps our bodies and minds to transition from day to night.

In my family's situation, it is not always easy to motivate our son (3 years old) to change into his pajamas, as he is acutely aware that bedtime is not far after.  So, when I was offered the opportunity to try out and review the Pajama Pouch, I was thrilled!  Like I said earlier, bedtime can be challenging and I am willing to try anything that will help to make it less so.

Here is some information from their website about the product:

  • Pajama Pouch™ is a fun and functional addition to your child's bedroom!
  • Use the Pajama Pouch™ to hold pajamas in a cute pouch that looks like a pillow on their bed during the day. At night, Pajama Pouch™ serves as a convenient way for children to find their pajamas when getting ready for bed. 
  • The tooth fairy pocket is a great place to hold any baby teeth for the Tooth Fairy!
  • The Pajama Pouch™ is over-sized at 18" high and 15" wide. 

Our review: 
Our Cooper!
As soon as we received Cooper (Pajama Pouch), I took it out of the package and immediately opened up the back and stuffed it with Nicholas' pajamas.  I noticed that it would easily hold 3 or more sets of his pajamas, which is great, since we usually dress him down in our family room and have to run upstairs to get pajamas.
Stuffed with Nicholas' PJs
After stuffing it, I closed it up and showed it to him. He really liked it!  He immediately asked me about it and I showed him that it held his pajamas and that after his bath that night he could pick his pajamas out of the back and put them on.  He was excited by the idea of this and even allowed the Pajama Pouch to sit next to him on the couch while he watched a DVD.  For everyone that doesn't know my son, that's a HUGE compliment for a "toy"!  Nicholas is a pretty picky kid when it comes to stuffed animals, so I was really happy that he was carrying it around and giving it hugs.  When it was time for bath, he happily carried it upstairs by the handle and then it hung on the door handle to the linen closet outside the bathroom until he was done.
Carrying Cooper by his handle
Getting his PJs out
Once finished, he immediately grabbed it and carried it back downstairs.  Once downstairs, he couldn't wait to open it up and pull out a pair of pajamas and put them on. For the rest of the night, he loved looking at it and snuggling it. Since that first night, we have really found that the Pajama Pouch not only helps with getting Nicholas to comply with "PJ Time", but it also helps us to stay organized. I can't tell you how many nights we "convince" him to put on his PJs, only to realize that we forgot to bring them down from his bedroom and that we will have to convince him a second time once we retrieve some.  The Pajama Pal has alleviated this issue, since when I am folding clean clothes in the family room, I now just stuff the back of it with 3-4 PJs and we are good to go until the next load of the kids' clothes.
Overall, we feel that Cooper is a convenient, helpful, very lovable friend for any little one's bedtime routine and know that he will be around in our house for many years to come! My final thought is "Finally a "stuffed animal" that earns his keep around here!"

Don't miss out, through 12/20, all Pajama Pouches are Buy 1 Get 1 Free!  Pajama Pouches would make great gifts for all of the little ones in your life! A gift the parents would love too!

The Pajama Pouch company was nice to enough to offer multiple pouches as prizes for all of our readers!  Be sure to enter below for multiple chances to win your very own Cooper:

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*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*  

Apple Beary Bowtique Winner

The winner of the Apple Beary Bowtique giveaway is Lauren Price Simms.  Please check your e-mail to confirm your shipping address and headband choice. Thanks for entering!

Pretty Little Princess Winner

The winner of the Pretty Little Princess giveaway is Amanda Salley.  Please check your e-mail to confirm your shipping address and you'll receive your prize soon!

Little Love Buns: New Year, New Fluff Giveaway #clothdiapers


Well, this has been a really fun event to participate in and I hope you, my fans, have truly enjoyed the fun giveaways provided by such wonderful companies!  The "clean up" giveaway is sponsored by a company, Little Love Buns, that makes products specifically for just that, cleaning up (dirty diapers). Their detergent is made with only the best for your babies and diapers in mind, as it's eco-friendly, hard water friendly, and they have a huge variety of yummy sounding scents!

A nice message about this company from their website: 
My name is Dallas and I am the owner of Little Love Buns LLC. I am a proud wife and mother of 3. I started cloth diapering after the birth of my twins. I loved the cute and affordable cloth diapers, and my kids seemed to like them as well! However, I had a hard time finding a detergent that I just loved. I used several of the well known brands, but never found one that took care of all our diaper issues. The smell, stains, build up and irritation are just a few battles I've fought. After tons of research, I decided that I wanted to make a detergent that I would love and that would take care of the issues I was having. So after months of trying different recipes and having other cloth diapering parents try my product, I finally came up with what I thought was the prefect recipe.

One of my children has very sensitive skin and eczema so I wanted to come up with a detergent, wipe solution and soap that would help and not hurt her skin. I found ingredients that blended well together and worked wonders for her. I also found that after using the soap on my hands they stopped being so dry from washing them so often. I pride myself in making almost every product that I sell. I am proud of my product and truly hope that you love them as well!

Enter below to win this great product:
1 Regular Size Bag of Detergent ($9.50 ARV)

Open to US & Canada 

 Giveaway ends December 23, 2012 at 12:01 am est (rafflecopter time) 

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Nic and Elli: New Year, New Fluff Giveaway #cloth diapers

This giveaway is sponsored by a company that not only owned and run by a mom, but is also adorably named after her children, Nic and Elli.  Nic and Elli features cloth diapers for all of your needs and in lots of very cute and lovable prints and fabrics.  They also feature lots of other handmade items such as cloth diapering accessories, bibs, pee-pee tee-pees, custom bedding, security blankets and snack bags.  As a mom, I just love buying from a company that I know is owned and run by a mom who I can tell puts love into so many of her products. 

Here is some information from the Nic and Elli website: 
Welcome to my little store named after my inspiration, my children Nic and Elli. I am a full time WAHM Mom to 2 creative children and run a family daycare. I love to be outside in my garden, have a passion for cooking and baking with the kids and in my spare time or when I need to unwind I sew.

Our business began with needing to create a bib that covered my messy children, was difficult to pull off and did not pull out my daughter’s hair. Since then we have looked at different baby products and changed them to be more productive. The things we sew have been pre washed, hand cut and sewn with care and love here in beautiful British Columbia Canada which makes each one unique in its own way.

Everything we sell is covered by a money back satisfaction guarantee. If for any reason you are unsatisfied with your purchase just return you’re new, unused, unwashed purchase within 1 month for a full refund minus shipping & handling. Shop with confidence with a quality experience every time!

One lucky reader will win this wonderful prize:
($40 ARV)
3 Solid Color One-Size Cloth Diapers
1 Wet Bag
Open to US & Canada 

 Giveaway ends December 23, 2012 at 12:01 am est (rafflecopter time) 
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Spray Pal: New Year, New Fluff Giveaway #clothdiapers

The biggest question for all people when you talk about cloth diapering is "How do you get rid of the poop?!"  As all those familiar with cloth diapering know, the answer is to own a diaper sprayer.  But, then there is the question "How do I stop the sprayer from spraying icky water all over my beautiful bathroom?"  And the answer to that is Spray Pal.  The spray pal is the perfect companion for your diaper sprayer that will not only keep your bathroom clean, but your hands too!

Below is some information about how this product came about:

My husband Dave and I (Jen) are both elementary school teachers. We started using cloth diapers with our daughter when she was 3 months old, and she just turned 1 in September! We couldn't believe how easy cloth diapering was...until she started eating solids. Then the only issue became the sprayer. My husband is a very handy man, so he decided to create this device to help us keep our bathroom clean when we sprayed our diapers.. After many prototypes, a patent attorney, and many trips to our local plastic shop, the latest model of the Spray Pal was born.

Want to see it in action?
I recommend watching this video located on their website.

Enter below to win this great prize:
1 Spray Pal (ARV $21.95)
Open to US & Canada 
Giveaway ends December 23, 2012 at 12:01 am est (rafflecopter time)
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LooHoo Wool Dryer Balls: New Year, New Fluff Giveaway #clothdiapers

Now that you know about a great new product for washing those cloth diapers (i.e. yesterday's giveaway post), it's time to reveal a wonderful product for drying those cloth diapers and all of your laundry, LooHoo Wool Dryer Balls! LooHoo Wool Dryer Balls are economical, reusable, chemical/toxin free and....they will cut drying time by 10-25%!  I don't know a mom who isn't always looking for ways to reduce the time laundry takes! 

Below is some information from their site: 

What the heck is a wool dryer ball? 

A wool dryer ball is a felted ball of wool that you use in your clothes dryer to help separate your clothes.  Having several in your dryer creates a constant motion that allows for more air to circulate around your wet laundry so your clothes will dry faster. The more dryer balls you use, the less time it takes to dry a load and you can reduce your dry time by 10 –25%.  Wool dryer balls are absolutely ideal for any and all laundry, both personal and business, and are an essential asset to help reduce dry time, conserve energy and save you money.

Facts about LooHoo Wool Dryer Balls

All LooHoo wool dryer balls are made individually by hand using 100% local, lanolin-rich wool.  They are a safe, durable, high-quality wool dryer ball crafted right here in midcoast Maine.  Each one is approximately the size of a tennis ball, ~9 inches in circumference and weighs ~ 2oz.
Wool is used because of its incredible properties including the ability to:
- help reduce static – wool fibers can absorb static cling
- naturally soften clothes – friction of the balls against the fabric
 - makes clothes fresher and smell cleaner – since wool has the ability to absorb toxins and odors
As for the lifespan of LooHoo Wool Dryer Balls, the photo to the right is a good example. The top aqua one has been used continuously for over 18 months, the one on the bottom is brand new. After months of constant use, they show some signs of wear and will still last a long time.  I have been using a mixture of colorful and natural LooHoo wool dryer balls in my dryer with EVERY load for almost 3 years, and I have never had any colors run.

Enter below for your chance to win this great prize: 
1- Starter Pack (includes 3 dryer balls) (ARV $26.85)

Open to US & Canada 
Giveaway ends December 23, 2012 at 12:01 am est (rafflecopter time) 

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Rockin' Green: New Year, New Fluff Giveaway #clothdiapers


In the world of cloth diapering, there is one really important process, cleaning the diapers!  As any mom who uses cloth diapers knows, there are a lot of "rules" when it comes to getting the diapers clean and fresh!  Over the years, one of the most highly regarded laundry products for getting the job done is Rockin' Green laundry detergent! Rockin' Green offers a wonderful eco-friendly cleaning products in a variety of natural scents and water types.  I just love the feature on their website that allows you to view a map of the water types in your area and then match it to their cleaning products!  As someone with hard water, I know how frustrating it is to have soap that just won't clean!  Rockin' Green truly has the answer to this cleaning problem and many more! 

Below is some information from their site:
Rockin’ Green is an award-winning manufacturer of eco-friendly cleaning products designed to make cleaning easier and greener. Most well-known for their clean-rinsing laundry detergent formulated for use on all fabrics and especially useful on cloth diapers, Rockin’ Green produces detergents for hard, soft and normal water conditions (known as Hard, Soft and Classic Rock varieties).
Rockin’ Green also carries Funk Rock, a first-of-its kind natural ammonia bouncer, and Melody, an odor-neutralizer and air freshener home spray. With the exception of Funk Rock, all products come in seven natural scents, such as Mighty Mighty Marshmallow, Earth Wind & Orchids, Rage Against the Raspberry, and Bare Naked Babies (unscented).
Rockin’ Green was founded in 2009 by Kim Webb, an avid cloth diapering mom who desired a better way to clean cloth diapers and treat her kid’s sensitive skin. More information can be found at

 Enter below to win this great prize:
1 Full Size Laundry Detergent (ARV $14.95)

Open to US & Canada 

Giveaway ends December 23, 2012 at 12:01 am est (rafflecopter time) 

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TenderTushies - New Year, New Fluff Giveaway #clothdiapers

Every mom who uses cloth diapers is looking for easy to use, affordable diapers in super fun prints!  I think that the answer to this is Tender Tushies diapers!  Tender Tushies has a range of styles, materials and cloth diapering essentials that are sure to fit any cloth diapering budget or need. Just checkout out their selection! I couldn't believe they have such cute diapers as low as $8.00/each! 

Below are some details from their site:
A Little Bit About Us….
We are a Maple Ridge, BC based company that strives to provide cloth diapers for every budget!
After months of trying many different types of diapers and getting parents feedback, we have chosen these diapers as our favorites.
Our goal at Tender Tushies is to provide you with all the important facts and stats to choose how you cover your little ones “tushie”.


Cloth diapers aren’t what they use to be!

Many people think using and cleaning cloth diapers is hard, well think again.

Cloth diapers are environmentally friendly.

  • Did you know the average baby will need 7,349 diapers through till potty training. Disposable diapers are the largest make up of house hold garbage and the average baby creates 2.5 tons of garbage that go into our landfills.
  • Did you know that over 300 pounds of wood, 50 pounds of petroleum feed stocks and 20 pounds of chlorine are used to produce disposable diapers for 1 child for 1 year!
  • Disposable diapers contain trace amounts of Dioxin which is an extremely toxic chemical that is a by-produt of the paper bleaching process.
  • Disposable diapers contain sodium polyacrylate. This is a chemical that is used to make diapers “super absorbent”, and you can sometimes find its gel like substance against a baby’s skin when wet.


It will cost you an average of $2,700 to use disposable diapers until your child is 2 1/2 but a good cloth diapering package can cost you as little as $300. Consider if you use these cloth diapers for more than one baby you will be doubling your savings!


Cloth diapers are not pins and plastic pants anymore. They are usually made from a waterproof material (PUL) and have an insert that is made of microfiber, bamboo or hemp. When you are changing your little one, you just take off the cloth diaper and put it in a dry pail until your ready to do laundry. There is no bleaching, no messy wet pails, no picking out poop! If the diaper is soiled and the poop doesn’t shake off right away, just give it a rinse and throw it in your bucket!

Make sure you enter below to win this fun prize:
$10 Tender Tushies Store Credit

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Bundles & Buzz: New Year, New Fluff Stash Giveaway #clothdiapers

I just love surprises!  Especially those that are mom and baby/kid related! If you or someone you know loves them as much as I do, then you have to check out Bundles & Buzz!

Here is a little bit about them:
What are The Bundles?

The Bundles are surprise packages of mom/baby products, supplied by companies who are looking to increase their sales, introduce a new product, clear out discontinued products or boost brand awareness. Our customers purchase these Bundles for $30-$35, which includes free shipping (there is a $3 surcharge for US orders).
Our current variety includes: Mama, Toddler, Baby, Family and Cloth (diapering) Bundles.

How often do you release Bundles?

At this time we release Bundles approximately every week depending on availability of products.

What's in the Bundles?

The content of the Bundles will be a surprise until the customer receives their package. That’s what makes it so exciting! We occasionally make hints on our Facebook page, but because Bundles often vary, no customer will know exactly what they will be getting.

Enter below for multiple opportunities to win this fabulous "sur"prize!
  • A Bundles and Buzz Cloth Bundle valued at $60
*A sample of what the Cloth Bundle may contain

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New Year, New Fluff Stash Giveaway: Glow Bug Cloth Diapers #clothdiapers

As a mom to little ones, I just love items that are affordable and will last as they grow!  The Glow Bug Cloth Diapers fit both these categories and they are really cute!

This company was founded and is owned by two moms who were frustrated in their search for affordable, good quality cloth diapers.  So they decided that if they couldn't find what they needed, then they needed to create them!

Here are a few highlights from their website: 
Glow Bugs are unique and different than other cloth diapers for many reasons:
  • Our diapers are sold in packages of 12 in stylish Girl’s prints, Boy’s prints and vibrant Spectrum colours
  • Each package of 12 comes with 18 microfiber snap-in inserts
  • Lined with NEW SlimDry™ fabric for the trimmest fit
  • Each set of diapers are packaged in a free wet bag!!!
  • Our packages are affordable at only $150 for 12 diapers, 18 inserts and a free coordinating wet bag!

Enter below for multiple chances to win this prize:
One Cloth Diaper (ARV $12.50)
Choice of Boy, Girl, or Gender Neutral print

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Giveaway ends December 23, 2012 at 12:01 am est (Rafflecopter time)

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Apple Beary Bowtique Review & Giveaway

As a mom of a little girl, I just love hair bows and headbands!  Big, little, every day or special occasion, I can't get enough! I was recently offered the opportunity to review Apple Beary Bowtique and after a glance at their beautiful headbands, I was in love! Each headband was truly breathtaking in it's very own way.  From the lovely hand-rolled rosettes in a variety of shades and hues, to the delicate yet bold accessories, you can easily see how these headbands are unique and made with love. 

Here is a quick synopsis provided on their page: 

"Welcome to Apple Beary Bowtique where every bow is unique.
Beautiful and unique bow suitable from newborn, toddler and girl.
Great for photo prop and great addition to your loved one's wardrobe."

My review: 
Fall Falliage Headband
Angeline at Apple Beary Bowtique, offered me a choice of any headband in their Handmade Rolled Rosette Headband album on their page.  I knew that I had my daughter's 1 year photos were scheduled in a little over a week, and I wanted something that would fit perfectly with the outfit I had planned.  I can honestly say I spent a good bit of time pouring over the photos of their headbands, each one with it's beautiful silk rosettes and detailed accessories.  Finally, I decided on the Fall Falliage Headband. Since my daughter's main outfit would be pink, I wanted something that had this shade, but also complimentary colored rosettes. After finalizing my decision, I just told Angeline my daughter's age and she made the headband to size.  When the headband arrived I couldn't wait to open the package and it was absolutely gorgeous! The rosettes were so shiny, delicate looking and perfectly balanced with the rhinestone accessory and feather.
A.M. in her headband. Photo courtesy of Erin Stefanik Photography
I wanted to immediately put in on my little girl's head, but she was busy eating dinner and I was not going to let it get covered in sweet potatoes!  So, I patiently waited until her photo session the next day.  And I think it was well worth it! It fit perfectly! I have come across so many too tight or poorly made headbands, but the headband portion was so soft, yet stretchy enough that I know I will be able to use it in the future!  And most importantly...she loved it!  Since our photo shoot, every time she sees the headband she signals at it and "asks" for it in her 1 year old way!  I just can't resist and I know she loves it!  She loves taking it off to look at it and then putting it back on and strutting all around the house in it!  We might have a little diva on our hands!

Overall, the headband was even better than expected and I wish I had come across these sooner!  It is well-made, comfortable, eye appealing, and I can't wait to pair it with so many different outfits!

Are you ready for the most exciting part?!  Angeline at Apple Beary Bowtique has been kind enough to offer a giveaway prize of the winner's choice of one of the headbands from her Handmade Rolled Rosette Headband album! That's right, one of my lucky blog reader's will win their very own beautiful handmade headband!  After you enter, I highly recommend you visit the Apple Beary Bowtique Facebook page and browse their selection of bows and headbands.  There are a number of them that would be perfect for the holidays and all year-round!

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*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*