Saturday, 2 September 2017

Win a 4 Pack Muslin Swaddle Blanket - the Perfect Baby Shower Gift! #giveaway #SwaddleDesigns

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I can't believe how quickly time flies by... my little monkey Brianna is 2 years old, and she's growing like a weed. I no longer swaddle her, but that doesn't mean that we don't LOVE all her gorgeous blankets from SwaddleDesigns, that we've been fortunate to review in the past. I have a nice collection of swaddle blankets from the company, and they're used on a daily basis. There's one that I always toss in the diaper bag, and there's one that is always in her crib. There's even one at grandma's home, because you never know when you may need one. They make for the perfect baby shower gift, and you can never have too many... it's always good to have a few as a backup... you never know when your little one might spit up or have a diaper accident.

Brianna, © 2015 aspicyboycatandmyfatass.com
To the left is a photo that I took a year and a half of my daughter being swaddled in one of the Ultimate Swaddle blankets. Wow, I can't believe how much she has grown since this photo was taken. Even though I don't really swaddle anymore, it doesn't mean that I don't use the blankets... far from that. This blanket is light weight, but at the same time can be warm when needed since it's flannel. It easily fits in my diaper bag, and barely takes up any room. Even though we're in the summer months, this blanket gets used when we're out, as most places are air conditioned.

OMG... I just wanna kiss and squeeze those cheeks of hers, looking at the photo!

The company was founded in 2002 by Lynette Damir, RN, CEO and Creative Director. The idea for the company first came about, when she visited families with new babies in their homes, and noticed that they struggled trying to swaddle their babies. She noticed that most of them were using a blanket that was too small or thick, and they forgot how to make a secure swaddle. Parents kept asking her to share the secret of the hospital.

THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO PREPPING FOR YOGA #yogaforbeginners

My recent quest for a healthier existence took me to a yoga school recently. Where I realised (much to my horror) that it’s quite different from simply strolling into a gym, water bottle and towel in hand. Yoga requires a certain amount of prep-work even before you step into the class and starting a new program can be intimidating. So, I spent the days frantically phoning yoga experts to put together a checklist that will ensure one gets the best out of every session.

1. Don’t eat right before class: Refrain from eating at least two hours prior and 30 minutes after your practice.

2. Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water before, during and after class. Better yet, drink plenty of warm water with fresh squeezed lemon juice, which is a terrific detoxifier!