Tags: Babee Greens nursing pads, Breastfeeding, Latch On, World Breastfeeding Week
It’s World Breastfeeding Week (1-7 August) and celebratory events have been happening all over the world. I participated in a ‘Latch On’ event today, organised by the fab Slingbabies! team, and gathered with 32 other breastfeeding Mums in an attempt to break last year’s record for the most women breastfeeding at the same time in New Zealand. The record was broken! Woot! Go breastfeeding Kiwi Mums :0)
We thought we’d join in the celebrating here at Aquabub and have up for grabs two pairs of the new Babee Greens nursing pads! One pair is made with 100% organic cotton and the other is made with a blend of 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton. Babee Greens Nursing pads are perfect for breastfeeding mums. They will absorb any leakage and protect your breasts and your baby from harsh chemicals found in disposable nursing pads. :0) Easy to launder – just pop into a laundry bag to keep them all together.
Babee Greens nursing pads will soon be available to purchase from selected retailers throughout New Zealand and Australia!
To enter, visit our Facebook page, scroll down the page a bit to find where to enter. Just leave a comment under the relevant status update and you’re in the draw. Two winners will be drawn at 7pm NZT on Saturday 7 August, 2010
Good luck to all who enter.
Tags: Giveaway, MumCho Poncho
Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway to win a MumCho Poncho in the Sahara print as part of March Madness at Aquabub! Thanks again to Ute at MumCho for donating the MumCho Poncho for this giveaway. MumCho Poncho’s are a very versatile garment, being able to be worn during pregnancy, breastfeeding and just for a fab fashion accessory.
The lucky winner is:
Congratulations Pam!! Please contact me using the email address that is listed on the Contact Us page over at the Aquabub website.
We have five more giveaways on offer this month as part of March Madness at Aquabub (have you checked out our current mad specials on the Aquabub website?). Keep an eye on our Facebook fanpage for details of the next giveaway.
Tags: Giveaway, MumCho
We are very pleased to offer you a chance to win a MumCho poncho in the Sahara print. Thanks very much to Ute of MumCho for donating this poncho for our major March giveaway!
When Ute Lorch travelled to Europe with her two-month old daughter Kara in 2006, she knew she would be breastfeeding her in all sorts of public places day and night. She was looking for something that would give her some privacy and Kara some comfort.
“I’m not prudish but I still find it awkward and sometimes it is other people who are uncomfortable. And in Europe there are few facilities for parents,” said Ute.
She found a light weight poncho in a drawer she had bought a few seasons previously and thought it might work.
“It was great. I was more relaxed and Kara really enjoyed the intimacy of being covered yet she could still see through it,” she said. “She would just go to sleep on the plane or we could go out at night. And I was not always thinking I have to get some where private to feed her.”
Her friends commented on how brilliantly the poncho worked and on her return to New Zealand Ute searched the market to see if they were still available. They weren’t and with encouragement from family and friends, MumCho was born.
Ute was a university science lecturer, although she was interested in fashion design at school. She did all the background work on the design, fabrics, manufacturing and the business case.
“I came up with two designs as I wanted the babies to be able to see out and not get too hot,” said Ute.
The traditional “over-the-head” style comes in silk or chiffon and in various beautiful patterns. Both fit into a pouch which fits into a handbag. The merino fabric is in a wrap style with a buckle, so the babies can still see out. These come in plain, earthy colours. And Ute has already had demand for these from women who are not feeding as an evening wrap.
“I think breastfeeding is the best thing you can do for your children. It has nutritional value and is good for boosting their immune systems and also for bonding,” she says.
“I hope that MumChos will give women confidence and that sense of privacy in a public place that will encourage them to breastfeed and to breastfeed longer.”
For your chance to win simply leave a comment to this blog post saying why you’d like to win the Sahara MumCho Poncho.
For an extra chance in the prize draw, pop over to the MumCho Facebook fanpage and become a fan, then mention in your comment that you are a fan.
If you haven’t already joined the Aquabub Facebook fanpage, pop over and join us and then mention in your comment that you are a fan for an extra entry in the draw.
A winner will be drawn on Sunday 21st March at 7pm (New Zealand Time). Good luck to everyone who enters!