Win a copy of ‘What I wish I knew before I became a Mother – and the winner is . . .

April 1, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Posted in Announcements, Competitions, Giveaways, Pregnancy | Leave a comment
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Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway to win a copy of ‘What I wish I knew before I became a Mother’ by Peace Mitchell & Katy Garner, as part of March Madness at Aquabub! Thanks again to Peace and Katy for donating a copy of their fabulous book for this giveaway.

The lucky winner (thanks to random.org) is:

Carey

Congratulations Carey!! Please contact me using the email address that is listed on the Contact Us page over at the Aquabub website.

‘What I wish I knew before I became a Mother’ is available for purchase in New Zealand over at the Aquabub website. It makes a fabulous gift – why not consider it for your next babyshower gift you need to buy, or as a Mother’s Day gift!

We had so much fun giving away awesome products this month as part of March Madness at Aquabub. Thanks again to all the wonderful businesses who donated products.

We will be back to normal programming now that April is here, but we do have a fabulous giveaway or two up our sleeves for you this month. Keep an eye on our blog – the first one will be announced here tonight!

Helen
Aquabub

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March Madness at Aquabub – win yourself a copy of ‘What I wish I knew before I became a Mother’

March 30, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Posted in Announcements, Competitions, Giveaways, Pregnancy | 15 Comments
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What I wish I knew before I became a Mother - by Peace Mitchell and Katy Garner

How did March fly by so quickly?! We’ve arrived at our last giveaway for March Madness at Aquabub already! And it’s a wonderful book titled ‘What I wish I knew before I became a Mother’ by Peace Mitchell and Katy Garner!

‘What I wish I knew before I became a Mother’ is a beautiful gift book written specifically for new and expectant mothers. This book addresses topics such as pregnancy, preparing for birth, encouraging communication with your partner, breastfeeding, ensuring you have a strong support network and knowing when to ask for help. This book aims to help new mothers adjust to the demands of life with a newborn in a positive and uplifting way. Featuring beautiful photography and practical advice this book is the perfect gift for new and expectant mothers!

Authors Peace Mitchell & Katy Garner

Peace and Katy are sisters who were fortunate enough to become mothers at the same time. During their time at home with their babies, they found that motherhood was not as easy as it looks and were inspired to help other mothers. Together with their friends, Peace and Katy established a number of local playgroups, campaigned for improved parenting facilities, built a playground for local families and established an award-winning non-profit organisation called ‘Mothers Helping Others’. They are passionate about helping families and believe that they can help young children by supporting, encouraging and empowering mothers.

To enter, leave a comment to this post saying why you’d like to win a copy of this fabulous book!

Bonus entry:

If you haven’t already joined the Aquabub Facebook fanpage, pop over and join us and then mention in your comment here that you are a fan for an extra entry in the draw.

A winner will be drawn on Wednesday 31st March at 9pm (New Zealand Time). Good luck to everyone who enters!

Helen
Aquabub

MumCho giveaway – and the winner is . . .

March 21, 2010 at 7:15 pm | Posted in Announcements, Breastfeeding, Competitions, Giveaways, Pregnancy | Leave a comment
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MumCho Poncho - Sahara

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:

Pam Tainui

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.

Helen
Aquabub

Win with Aquabub – MumCho poncho up for grabs!

March 8, 2010 at 8:23 pm | Posted in Breastfeeding, Competitions, Giveaways, Pregnancy | 49 Comments
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MumCho Poncho - Sahara

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!

About MumCho:

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.

Bonus entries:

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!

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