A Modern Day Fairy Tale: Shower Gifts for the Natural Mama with Thanks Mama {A Showered With Love Giveaway}

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Shower Gifts for the Natural Mama with Thanks Mama {A Showered With Love Giveaway}



Welcome to the [2nd Annual] Showered With Love Event hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network!
We all know that April Showers bring May Flowers, but did you know that some of your favorite bloggers have come together throw a huge Shower of our own – a virtual Baby Shower! The Showered with Love Event will run from April 1-15, giving you plenty of time to enter all of the great giveaways, in the linky below, including the Grand Prize of a Combi Catalyst Travel System!

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**Big thanks to Thanks Mama for sponsoring today's giveaway. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Shopping for babies can be a lot of fun...but it can also be really confusing. What do mom and baby truly NEED? What is completely unnecessary? It's no wonder that despite registries, party guests tend to find themselves going for the old staples of shower gifts- disposable diapers, bath care, bottles and pacifiers. Unfortunately, for many moms like myself who choose to do a things a little more naturally, even these gifts can go unused. So today, I wanted to share with you a few of my top picks of shower gifts for the more natural mama.



Cloth Diapers

Diapers are the #1 must have for ANY baby, and cloth diapers are certainly the best way to go, in my opinion. They save a ton of money and are much better for baby and the environment too. But what kind should you buy? First up, ask the mom to be if she has a preference...pockets, all in ones, all in twos...or any brand names she should prefer. If she doesn't, feel free to go for a variety...there is truly no way to know what is going to work for each baby and mom will appreciate the chance to try out several varieties (I know I would have). A couple of my top choices-

All-in-Twos/Inserts & Covers: Flip Diapers from Bumgenius. These are perhaps the best way to get the most bang for your buck. Because you can reuse the cover throughout the day, you need less covers, more inserts, making it a great budget friendly option! Flips are the same great quality (and fun prints/colors) you'd expect from other Bumgenius products for a great price.

Pocket Diapers: Thirsties One Size Pocket Diapers. Of all the pockets we've tried, these definitely seem to work the best for us. They are ultra absorbent, and include both a full size hemp and newborn microfiber insert. For the best results, we layer them, microfiber on top for its quick absorbency, and hemp below.

All-in-One Diapers: Bumgenius Freetimes. These offer the great convenience of your typical all in one diapers, but with a much quicker drying time. These are great to have on hand for daddy, grandparents and other caregivers not accustomed to using cloth.

Cloth Diaper Accessories

Sprayers, liners, etc are all great...but the two most important cloth diaper accessories (in my opinion) are wipes (if mom plans to use cloth wipes that is!) and wet bags. Wet bags also make the perfect gift for the mom who is on the fence about cloth diapering. Even if she decides cloth diapering isn't for her, wet bags are useful for soiled clothes when out and about, wet swimsuits and so much more, far beyond the diapering years!

Baby Carriers

A great carrier is an essential in my book...it's the only way I can get anything done at times, and is so much easier than a stroller when out and about! For my son, a wrap was his carrier of choice. My daughter on the other hand hates wrap, but absolutely adores a soft structured carrier, like our Ergo!

Breastfeeding Accessories

All a breastfeeding mom REALLY needs to feed baby is...well, breasts...but there are a few things that make it a little easier. For me, a cover and reusable breast pads were certainly a must have.

All of these great products (and many, many more) can be found at Thanksmama.com!
Thanksmama is a family owned and operated natural baby store that offers a wide variety of cloth diapering products, natural baby care, baby carriers, toys, nursery decor, strollers and so much more. Their products are good for baby, and the environment, without breaking the bank. They offer the lowest prices, free US shipping on orders over $60 (worldwide shipping also available), 90 days easy returns, buy safe and price guarantee. They are truly a wonderful, one stop shop for all your natural parenting needs.

You can keep up with Thanks Mama at the links below:

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And as part of the Showered with Love giveaway event, one lucky reader will win a $25 gift code. Cloth diapers, a new carrier, natural baby skincare? The possibilities are endless. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below.

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Winner will be contacted via e-mail after giveaway ends, and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. One entry per household, winning entry will be verified. Odds of winning depend on valid entries received. A Modern Day Fairy Tale is not responsible for prize delivery. So Easy Being Green, Viva Veltoro, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Showered with Love participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.


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64 comments:

  1. I'd love to pick the Bambino Mio Swim Diaper in pink stripe. We have a community pool and we have a four month old. I would love to see how she does in the water this summer!

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  2. I think I might get a Fuzzibunz diaper!

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  3. I like the Flip Inserts: Newborn Stay Dry 6 Pack

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  4. i would get a fuzzibunz OS diaper

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  5. I might try a bumGenius Freetime

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  6. I would get the Organic Shampoo bodywash by Earth Friendly Baby and some other bath items!

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  7. I'd love to get a BG Freetime in Countess!

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  8. I would like a Planet Wise wet dry bag.

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  9. I would get a diaper. Not sure what one though.

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  10. I would buy the HABA Fantasy Blocks for my son, he would love those!

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  11. Fuzzibunz...I've wanted to try them for a while now :)

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  12. I would buy a bumGenius freetime in grasshopper.

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  13. I would get some Flip covers.

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  14. I would get a couple of Flip One Size Diaper Covers, Albert and Hummingbird!

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  15. I would get a Bumkins All-in-One One Size Diaper.

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  16. organic shampoo and bubble bath

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  17. I'd like to get some Thirsties hemp prefolds.
    Rafflecopter Name: Jay Dee

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  18. I would love a bumgenius freetime!

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  19. I would buy a best bottom potty training kit for my little guy :)

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  20. I would love to get a Flip cover

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  21. I'd get Kushies Washable Pre-Folded Cloth Diapers.

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  22. I would buy the potty training pants.

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  23. I'd buy some best bottom's training pants for my son since we are hoping to potty train this summer. :)

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  24. I'd buy some more Thirsties AIOs

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  25. I would buy the Bumkins Deluxe Diaper Bag!

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  26. I would get a fuzzibunz pocket diaper

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  27. I would get an Sbish OBF for nights.

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  28. I'd buy my first bumgenius diaper.

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  29. I would get some Best Bottoms inserts!
    jbang0331 at yahoo dot com

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  30. I would buy diaper covers for my 2 growing toddlers!!

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  31. I think I would get the Thirsties Duo All in One Cloth Diapers 6 Pack.

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  32. I would buy a bumGenius 4.0 and some hemp inserts!

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  33. I might get a sloomb snapless mini cloth diaper

    -Hannah Avery

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  34. We would maybe buy some of the Green Sprouts feeding items, but there's too many great choices! It's hard to decide. :)

    Angela Rhodes Ingles

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  35. I would buy a cloth diaper or two like the bumGenius Elemental Organic One-Size Cloth Diaper

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  36. id put it towards a dolcino woven wrap!

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  37. I would get a best bottoms cover and inserts

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  38. I would choose bumGenius Freetime In albert!
    love it & Bum Genius is so far my favorite diaper, but we only have a few of them!

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  39. I would like the Kushies All in One Cloth Diaper in Chocolate Dots, very cute!

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  40. I like the Imse Vimse Swim Diapers.

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  41. I'd love another BG Freetime!

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  42. I would get the Imse Vimse Organic Cloth Menstrual Pads Set of 3 and some Femme Rock.

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  43. I would love to get some cloth diaper inserts

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  44. I like the Kushies Fuzzi Lovebug Sensory Pleasing Toy.

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  45. I'd get some Best Bottom diapers.

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  46. I'd get a Thirsties Duo Wrap

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  47. I would choose Kushies Ultra All in One Diapers.

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  48. I'd probably get the Best Bottom Potty Training Kit.

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