Review: Bamboobino Nursing Pads

Before I had my first baby, I’d already set my heart and mind to breastfeed exclusively.  Listening to friends’ advice, I had stocked up on disposable nursing pads.  I remember I bought 2 whole boxes and expected to buy more in the long run.  In addition, I also bought a few cloth nursing pads.  They were washable, and I had expected not to use them as often because it would be a hassle,…or so I thought.

In the end, when I weaned off my firstborn at 2 years old, I still had a LOT of the disposable nursing pads left over.

And I had fallen in love with washable cloth nursing pads.  They were easily washed and dried just as quickly, and they definitely felt more comfy compared to disposable ones.

So when I heard of Bamboobino Nursing Pads, which are made from bamboo rayon fleece, I knew I had to try them out for myself now that I am breastfeeding my second baby.  I knew bamboo-based nursing pads would be very comfy and cooling, and I was right.

The Bamboobino nursing pads were very soft and the material very smooth. They hardly show up at all when I use them, and best of all, they were super cooling! A definite PLUS for our hot weather here in Malaysia!

Washing them is a breeze too, as I just throw it in the washer together with my laundry, and then hang them out to dry. I’ve used them in the dryer too, and they turned out okay. No shrinkage, tearing or getting out of shape. In fact, they look just as they did when I first got them.

These are definitely my favorite nursing pads thus far, and I will be sorry when I have no need for them anymore.

The Bamboobino Nursing Pads are sold in pairs and cost USD7.99, purchased from the Lunapads site.

Little Red Reading Nook Giveaway

I love getting books for my kids. There’s something so magical and wonderful about children’s books that is ever so engaging. Maybe I am drawn by the colorful illustrations, and the fantasy aspect of it. Or maybe, deep down inside, I am just a child at heart.. :)

That’s why I was eager and excited when I heard about a little online bookshop started by a mom, called the Little Red Reading Nook.  First of all, the name is very catchy, and I was intrigued by the idea that the books are selected personally by a mother for her kids, because this meant that we shared a common interest.

Next, I was super-elated to find out that this little bookstore is running a giveaway now.

 

So if you’re into children’s books and reading, why not pay a visit to this online bookstore?  They’ve got great books at fantastic prices too!  And while you’re at it, check out the giveaway too!  It ends this coming March 3rd 2010. :)  

Review: Skin Free Extra Moisturizing Soap

 

This is a very long overdued review, and I feel bad for always procrastinating and putting it off, but now that my eczema is back to haunt me, I am reminded of this soap I used several months ago.

I brought this bar of soap back from the States last year, and it was sitting on the rack in my bathroom, untouched.  Okay, I have to admit that I sort of forgot all about it.  Then my skin started to feel itchy and dry using the regular soaps and body shampoos I used to use back in Malaysia.  I don’t know why, but perhaps my skin was just overly sensitive.  On top of that, eczema came back to visit my fingers!

I knew I had to do something, and THEN I suddenly remembered that bar of Skin Free Extra Moisturing Soap.  My first impression of it was that it lathers really well, and I love that it was totally unscented!  After a few days of using it, my eczema miraculously healed, and my skin was less itchy.

I later found out that this soap had been awarded the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance August, 2008. That certainly says something, huh?

Although the soap tended to get a little mushy and soft after a while, I found out that it was because it had to be dried out after each use.  The instructions on the product information page says:

Prolong the Life of Your Soap: Be sure to remove it from the shower area and allow to thoroughly dry after use.

The soap lasted quite a while too, and I was honestly sorry when it ran out.  This soap retails for just USD3.99 for a 3.5oz bar but it is only available in the United States.  For other great Skin Free products, do check out the Skin Free website.

I’m looking forward to trying out their Sweet & Smooth Sugar Scrub next :)