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Baltic Amber as a Natural Teething Remedy

I am always looking for natural ways to treat common ailments. When I became a mother, I was even more obsessed in finding natural ways to help my baby deal with discomfort. The Tylenol and Motrin recommendations the doctor gives every single time I take my baby in to the doctor wasn’t cutting it for me. I don’t want to drug my baby.

Our Teething Experience

When Christina was a year old, she started having some issues with teething. She would cry for hours. She didn’t want to eat. She didn’t want to be held. She was just inconsolable.

I tried the natural ointment, essential oils and other remedies that I’ve found, but nothing worked well enough. I was starting to wonder if I needed to just let my guard down and give her the Tylenol.

Before I did that though, I wanted to try one more option – amber teething necklaces. I’ve heard of them and I had a couple of friends who swore by them, but to be honest, I didn’t understand how they worked.

How Amber Necklaces Work for Natural Teething Relief

I did some research on amber necklaces provided at www.balticwonder.com. Apparently, you need to purchase amber that is high quality. Amber is fossilized tree resin and it contains a treatment oil called Succinic Acid. When amber heats up, like with body heat, it releases the oil onto the skin, which then enters the bloodstream.

Succinic Acid is completely natural, and 100% safe for humans. Europeans and Middle Easterners have used it for centuries to cure many different ailments such as inflammation, headaches, aches, pains, and even colds, flus, and more.

Since I was able to do all my research on the Baltic Wonder site and they source their amber from Lithuania (the leader in authentic, high quality amber), I purchased a necklace. When I received it, there was a certification of authenticity inside of the package. I thought that was great. It made me feel good about the decision I made to buy from them.

I put the necklace on Christina, and she didn’t seem to notice. I guess because it’s so lightweight, she didn’t feel it. This was a relief because I thought she was going to pull on it and try to suck or bite it. She didn’t any of it. She just continued whining and playing.

I didn’t notice any changes in her behavior the first day. Of course, I realized that it needs longer than that.

The next day, I put the necklace on her again. She went on with her day, but it seemed as though she was much calmer. She ate a little bit more and her fever had decreased a little. It seemed like it was working, but I didn’t want to be quick to judge it.

It was the third day that I realized that Christina was no longer bothered by her teething. Of course, I also thought that maybe she was done cutting her latest tooth. I wanted to continue using the necklace to be sure it worked. Every day for the next three months, I placed the necklace around her neck, and guess what? We haven’t had any more teething problems. She’s a happy baby again and she has two new teeth.

I am very thankful for the amber necklace that I purchased from Baltic Wonder. It was exactly what I needed to naturally relieve my baby’s teething discomfort. I would recommend it to anyone who doesn’t want to give their baby Tylenol and/or Motrin. What’s even better is that if baby gets sick, it can help with that too. Amber is a great remedy, and I am so glad that I have found it.

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The Smart Way To Cart Your Stuff Around #Giveaway

If you are a parent, crafter, teacher, in direct sales or more, you will love the Smart Cart by DBest Products. It is the easier and less awkward way to transport your stuff. Easily haul and store your craft supplies, instructional books, presentation items and so much more.

The Smart Cart is an easy to operate, convenient, collapsible rolling cart with telescoping handle. The smooth gliding wheels lets you maneuver the cart easily, even in tight spaces. The cart is lightweight and can carry up to 110 lbs. It folds compactly for easy storage. The patented, ergonomically designed handle has a non-slip rubber grip.

Made of durable, flexible waterproof material, the smart cart is ideal to haul important files or electronics. Available in 3 colors (red,black and blue) the smart cart is perfect to bring with you to the grocery store and to use to cart bags from your car to the house. The handy front pocket lets you store items you want to have easy access to. 

I am loving these carts, they are ideal for so many things. Love to store my craft supplies in them because I can just roll the cart out to where I am working. When I am finished I just put everything inside and roll the cart right into the closet.

The carts are very handy when traveling, because I can load quite a few items inside, like my kids tablets, stuffed animals, books and toys and they can roll it in and out of the hotel or anywhere else we are staying. It also gives them a place to keep all their stuff while we are away from home, so less chance of them leaving something  behind when we leave.

Cart Dimensions:

L 11″ x W 13″ x H 17″

Handle extends to 41″

The smart cart makes a perfect gift and that is why we have added the Smart Cart to Mommy Ramblings’ 2017 Holiday Gift Guide. 

Giveaway: 2 Winners!!!

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Save on Diapers & Have More Money For Summer Fun #ShareTheLuv

Experienced parents know that you don’t have to spend more on diapers to get a great diaper for your baby. That is why Luvs is the official diaper of experienced parents.

Luvs is making the deal even sweeter this summer, helping parents save even more. Their $2 Print At Home Coupon means you can put even more savings toward fun family activities this summer. So save the money and use it to do things and make amazing memories because summer is short.

Go HERE to print your coupon. Use it right away, it expires 30 days from the date printed. Take $2 off any one Luvs diaper pack. Coupon is accepted at any mass, discount or grocery stores where Luvs Diapers are sold. All Luvs Diapers are included in this particular offer, except trial/travel sized diaper packs.

Best of all  Luvs Ultra Leakguard Diapers with NightLock Plus™ are softer and more absorbent than before*, with large stretch tabs for easy fastening, ultra-leakage protection and a money-back guarantee.  Luvs provides features babies and parents need for less cost than premium brands.

For more information on Luvs diapers, visit their website and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Let’s face it parenting and kids are expensive so when you can save, do it! Print the coupon, save the money, enjoy your summer and make memories. 


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This Safer, Healthier Crib Mattress Will Let You & Your Baby Breathe Easier! #Giveaway

There have been so many changes in how we put our babies to sleep. When I had my oldest, it was unheard of to put a baby to sleep on their back. A few kids later, it was suddenly unsafe for them to sleep on their belly. As soon as baby starts to roll, they will sleep however they choose, so it really gives me peace of mind to have a safer mattress. One that baby can breathe through like the Newton Baby Wovenaire® Crib Mattress.

Air flows easily through the Newton Wovenaire® Crib Mattress. With no foam, latex or adhesives, the Wovenaire Crib Mattress is hypoallergenic, free of off gassing and completely washable. You can use muslin sheets as well as purchase additional mattress covers from Newton Baby.

Check out my video below to learn more.

If you are a clean freak like me, you will love that  you can completely wash away mold and bacteria for a fresher, more hygienic crib. The Wovenaire® Crib Mattress’s design gives it a unique longevity. Firm enough for your littlest but cushy enough for your growing toddler. Plus, with its ability to be washed down to the core for a sleep that’s fresh like new, Newton is a hand-me-down you can feel good about.

 
Would you like a chance to win a Wovenaire® Crib Mattress by Newton Baby? If so, enter the giveaway below.

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Newton Baby is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings. One lucky blog reader will win a new Wovenaire® Crib Mattress! Thank you Newton Baby for the review mattress and for sponsoring this amazing giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!! Open to US Residents in the contiguous 48 states.
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It’s Time To Choose A Better Baby Towel

There is something about bathing baby that is so special. It is a time of bonding and exploration, the older they get the more fun they have splashing playing and of course, getting clean. When baby comes out of the bath, you don’t want to wrap them in some scratchy towel or a towel made with fibers that contains chemicals from dyes. That is why I am so happy to share Luvdbaby’s Premium Hooded Bath Towel with you.

This 100% Un-Dyed Organic Cotton Muslin Towel is perfect for boys or girls and it is hypoallergenic for baby’s sensitive skin. The multi-layer gauze cotton is super absorbent and soft. Baby looks adorable in the hood with its sweet, little bear ears. Best of all this towel can be used for newborns right up to toddlers.

Luvdbaby is a small family business that wanted to manufacture products without the harmful chemicals that are so readily found in dyed baby products. This 34″ by 34″ towel is the natural color of cotton. It doubles as a bathrobe and swaddle for your baby. Best yet, it makes a wonderful item to buy ahead as a new baby gift or as part of your own newborn stash since the color is gender neutral. Towel comes packed in a cute cotton, drawstring bag that is great for travel or storage plus it comes with a free belt which allows you to use it as a bathrobe.

My readers can save 20% on this super soft towel by using the Promo Code FIFTHOFF when they check out on Amazon.

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Discover New Luvs Ultra Leakguard Diapers with NightLock Plus #WhatULuv #Giveaway For $25 GC & Luvs Diapers

“This review was made possible by iConnect and Luvs.  I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine.”

luvs-night-lock-plusWhen we are first time parents we tend to go overboard with our parenting. With the second baby, we are more relaxed and we understand that life is not scripted. We don’t have to buy the most expensive diapers, in fact, we learn that more expensive does not mean better. Luvs recently introduced the new and improved Luvs Ultra Leakguard Diapers with NightLock Plus™.  These diapers are softer and more absorbent than ever before, with large stretch tabs for easy fastening, ultra-leakage protection and a money-back guarantee, Luvs provide high-quality features for less cost than premium brands.

 

Join the Luvs and iConnect team on November 29, 2016  at 9:00-10:00 PM EST for a Twitter Party to learn about the new and improved Luvs Ultra Leakguard Diapers with NightLock Plus™ and win lots of great prizes, too! RSVP HERE!

You may or may not be surprised by the results of a form poll of moms across the country that Luvs conducted. The purpose was to take a look at what parenting is really like and uncover what moms value the most. The survey found that:

  • Nearly 2 in 3 moms have never taken a day completely for themselves
  • 81% of moms would prefer an entire day off from housework than dinner with their celebrity crush.
  • 87% of moms agree that the first time their child slept through the night was one of their best parenting times yet.
  • Even a short spurt of “me” time goes a long way! A quarter of moms surveyed stated that they felt an uninterrupted shower was more relaxing than a day at the spa
  • Other major moments moms value more now than before they became parents include sleeping past sunrise, watching television and movies that aren’t cartoons and having an uninterrupted phone conversation.

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To make the Luvs value even sweeter, Luvs is offering a money-saving $1 print-at-home coupon! Click HERE to access a Luvs coupon for $1 off any one diaper pack except travel or trial packs. Coupon can be used at any mass, discount or grocery stores where Luvs Diapers are sold.

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Would you like to enter a giveaway to win a $25 Amex Gift Card and a pack of the new Luvs NightLock Diapers? I thought you would! Just enter using the Rafflecopter widget below and good luck!!! Open to US residents.
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Discover A Safer Baby Wipe & Enter To Win 1 of 5 Babies “R” Us Gift Cards!!! #WaterWipesBRU

“This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.”

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Anyone that know me, knows that I try to live as naturally as possible. I do not use harmful pesticides in my yard or garden, do not use toxic cleaners or detergents in my home and try to find more natural ways to do most everything. I truly believe the amount of harmful chemicals in our everyday products are the reason cancer, infertility, autism, miscarriage and Alzheimer’s rates have risen so dramatically. As the mother of a cancer survivor getting rid of toxic products is of paramount importance to me.

I really have an issue with chemicals in baby and children’s products, so I have replaced the ones we use with non-toxic options. Baby wipes are something most parents use every day with little ones and did you know that most are filled with dangerous chemicals? They are, and so are hand and face wipes and towelettes.

As a mother of 5 and with my youngest child having a dirty face or hands about 100 times through the day, I know that baby wipes are useful way beyond the diaper stage. I keep baby wipes on me at all times. Seriously they are in my car, in my purse, in my tote bag, in the house and they come on vacation. I would never travel without them. They are so handy for so many little emergencies we parents face on a daily basis.

There is no questions that I need baby wipes, it is just the toxic chemicals in them that I don’t condone. Short of making my own, I was stuck. That is why I was so glad to find WaterWipes when shopping at my local Babies “R” Us recently. WaterWipes are a thick, durable wipe that is great for diaper changes, hands and faces. Best of all WaterWipes contain only two ingredients, 99.9% pure Irish water and 0.1% grapefruit seed extract.

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I picked up a couple of he 60-count resealable packs and have to say, I am very impressed. They work great and I just put them through the paces on our recent vacation. Since they are in soft resealable packs they are easy for me to pop in a tote, my purse, backpack or beach bag.

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With eating in the car, hiking, going to the beach, hanging around the pool and in our hotel they got a workout and worked perfectly. They are gentle and effective, do the job I need them to and I don’t worry about spreading nasty chemicals all over my kids. WaterWipes are a safer, natural option and one we will be using from now on.

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Do WaterWipes sound like a better option to you? If so, check out where you can buy them. You can stay in the loop with WaterWipes on their website, Facebook and Twitter.

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Enter To Win a $100 Babies “R” Us Gift Card

I also have some other good news, you can enter to win a Babies “R” Us gift card below! Enter to win one of 5 $100 Babies “R” Us gift cards. Contest ends August 18, 2016 so enter now! Good Luck!!!

WaterWipes Babies”R”Us Giveaway

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You Can Get The CYBEX Gold Line Now At BuyBuyBaby! #CYBEXDesign

“This post was sponsored by CYBEX as part of a Blog Blast Activation for Influence Central.”

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If you are in the market for a complete travel system for your baby, I have great news! The CYBEX Gold Line is now available at BuyBuyBaby. They have a great selection of strollers in all kinds of colors so whether you want something that really stands out or something more traditional they have your color.

 

Coordinating infant seats and infant seat bases are all available to really customize your baby’s ride and fit your lifestyle. Check it all out HERE!  Let me know what you think and if you already have a CYBEX Gold Stroller let us know that too in the comments. I love to hear your thoughts.

 


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Do You Use Cloth Diapers? #Giveaway-$30 GC to Snuggy Baby

I am not a cloth diapering mama and I make no excuses. It is nothing that every appealed to me. Sure the prints are cute and they look sweet but when reality hits, those adorable diapers…well, let’s just say…not for me. However, as a blogger, one focused on bringing you great products, I go outside my comfort zone to showcase products you might love. So if you are a cloth diapering mama, you just want to keep reading.

Recently I was contacted by Snuggy Baby to see if I wanted to review one of their All In 2 diapers. Again, with my audience in mind, I said sure. I have to say the diapers are very cute. I chose one with adorable owls and woodland animals on the fabric. I also pick a hemp insert. These diapers are designed to fit babies from 8-35 lbs. There are 4 rise settings, cross over snaps the cinch and crotch and bottom snaps.

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The hemp insert has a removable infant insert is inserted in the diaper alone when using for a newborn. It can then be added back to the middle of the inserts as an extra soaker pad for larger babies. It took a little time for me to get the liner in the diaper but I am sure it was because it was my first time doing anything like that. You are supposed to wash the inserts several times before use for maximum absorbancy.

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If you want to see my video review of the diaper, you can check it out below. I apologize as it is not the best and I fumbled a bit but it is what it is.

 

Snuggy Baby also has baby wraps, wet bags, doll slings and more. If you want to win a $30 Gift Certificate to Snuggy Baby then just enter the giveaway below. If you use Snuggy Baby diapers feel free to tell us what you think in the comments.

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Snuggy Baby is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!  One lucky blog reader will win a $30 Snuggy Baby Gift Certificate. Thank you  for the review product and for sponsoring this fantastic giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents.

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BAYB BRAND BEAN BAG GIVEAWAY!!!

Here is a great giveaway for the babies!  Enter to win a BAYB BRAND Bean Bag Giveaway.  This would make a great gift for new parents, baby showers or for a holiday gift for baby’s first Christmas.  Good Luck!!!

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