Monday, March 21, 2011
Today marks the first official day of Spring and with spring in the air, so comes baby fever! As of right now I have two of my very close friend expecting new additions to their families and my husband and I are currently planning for one of our very own. So when I found out my girls were expecting I immediately set out to find the perfect addition to each of their baby gift baskets for the shower. I know that they are both trying to go green so I immediately thought cloth diapers and wipes and I had heard some great things about Bummas so when I was given the chance to host a review and giveaway I was beyond thrilled and couldn’t wait to try them out!
About Bummas (taken from website):
The creation of Bummas came about when we had our first baby boy. When your first arrives, you are given all kinds of advice:
"Use the wet commercial wipes, don’t use the wet commercial wipes, use gauze; use whatever is handy to block the pee; use another diaper to block the pee; don’t use that, use this; use powder to dry them off, don’t use powder-it contains talc and studies have linked talc to cancer.”
The one thing that was never mentioned was how to dry our little guy’s “stuff” off after the clean up. Our baby’s bum was just way too wet to put a diaper back on--and blowing down there until you’re blue in the face just wasn’t working. Thus Bummas were born. A soft absorbent, luxurious baby cloth to soak up all the wetness.
Grab a Bumma cloth wipe before opening the diaper. Sneak “attacks” are frequent and will happen the second you open the diaper! Place the Bumma over the privates while tending to the other parts.
One Bumma will soak up an entire pee. Clean up baby with a regular wipe or wet a Bumma and clean up sensitive skin. Use another Bumma to thoroughly dry baby off. Re-diaper. If the cover Bumma gets soaked rinse it off and throw it in the wash. The payoff- a dry bum, no diaper rash, and no surprise squirts. Save money on diapers, and save by not having to buy powder, and ointment.
I was given the opportunity to choose either the girls set or boys set of Bummas for review and since we are still potty training “Bug” I decided to get the boys set for him to try out. Our Bummas arrived very quickly and I immediately begin using them.
Not only are these cloths super soft and colorful they are very absorbent. “Bug” still uses a diaper at night and to be quite honest he can wake up seriously wet some mornings and it’s tough to dry him off good enough to put on his big boy undies so I started using Bummas and solved that problem asap! Another thing I love about Bummas is that they are resusable, once you use them you can simply rinse them off and toss them in with the regular laundry and they come out clean as new!
Since we started using the Bummas on a daily basis I’ve noticed that “Bug” doesn’t complain about his bottom itching or burning like he did with the use of traditional disposable wipes. I have completely quit using the wipes to clean “Bug” and I can say that Bummas has saved us a hefty sum not having to buy wipes on a weekly basis and they work so much better than the wet wipes when I simply dampen them with water and instantly I have a reusable wet wipe. I have also used them in the bath tub as a soft wash cloth for “Bug” to replace the rougher wash cloths we have.
I love Bummas and I wish I would have discovered them a long time ago when “Bug” was first born they would have saved us tons on wipes and probably helped keeping his little bum from getting an awful diaper rash! After trying Bummas for myself I have made up my mind to buy a set of Bummas for both of my girl friends who are expecting and put them in their gift baskets. Not only will these super soft cloths work great for cleaning the little bums and keeping them nice and dry they will also double great as a burp rage if one is needed!
If you are looking for a colorful yet useful addition to a baby shower gift for if you are a mom yourself looking to go green and cut back on cost of paper wet wipes I highly recommend picking up some of the Bummas for yourself! I know your going to love them as much as we do!
To purchase the boys Bummas set mentioned above and many more colors visit the Bummas Website!
Bummas has kindly offered one of my readers their very own set of Bummas, in winners color choice of course (arv $16.99) (US and Canada Only)
Mandatory Entry: Visit Bummas and tell me what set you would choose if you won! Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.
Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)
1. Become a public follower of my blog (2 extra)
2. Follow me on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway (can be done daily)
3. Subscribe to my feed via a reader
4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post and to Bummas be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)
5. “Like” Bummas on Facebook
Giveaway ends April 03, 2011 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.
This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the Boys Bummas Set mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.
Posted by Stephanie Grant at 4:37 PM