Category Archives: Contests, Giveaways and Promotions

GIVEAWAY: Ergobaby Wrap Carrier

I am very excited to host my biggest giveaway yet! In partnership with my psychotherapy business, Abigail Burd, LCSW, I am raffling off an Ergobaby Wrap. I believe firsthand in the benefit of keeping baby close and wearing a them in a hug.

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For the parents that already love babywearing, what makes this wrap unique is that it is a hybrid stretchy wrap, half way between a stretchy wrap (like a Moby) and a woven wrap. It is literally made of yoga pants material. So imagine the comfort and gentle compression of your favorite yoga pants. The wrap is perfect for newborns. Since it keeps it’s shape better than other stretchy wraps it will also last you longer and work for bigger babies.

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For those that can’t wait until the end of the contest, or if you don’t win and want to buy a wrap, now is a great time. I have a promo code for 20% off the Ergobaby Wrap and the Ergobaby Swaddler. Enter ocnewborn at checkout.

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Ergobaby 360 Back in Stock Tomorrow, Monday 6/16/14

Hi friends! Just a quick note that the Ergobaby 360 carrier is back in stock tomorrow, Monday 6/16/14. They sold out in less than a day when they launched in the spring, and then sold out in less than a day again when they restocked. So if you are interested, I would purchase from their website bright and early tomorrow.

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Why the ergobaby 360 carrier?

After owning a dozen different baby carriers, it is the most comfortable for me and for Baby Bird. I like the comfortable waist band, it is super fast to get baby in and out, and it is great having an ergonomic option for baby facing forward.

Don’t just take my word for it! Read the guest post by Gill Andrews.

Need more convincing? Watch our video review to see the Ergo 360 in action:

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. Affiliate links track that I was the one that referred you and I may receive a commission. Your price does not increase.

Green Kid Crafts – Free Trial or 40% Off a Subscription

I first heard about Green Kid Crafts last winter, when Little Bird and I visited Paint the Walls.  Green Kid Crafts is a San Diego based company that makes hands-on and eco-friendly Discovery Boxes, Creativity Kits, and STEM Science Kits (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). The subscription delivers a monthly box, perfect for kids ages 3-10 years-old.

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We recently received a free sample box. We thought it was great! Our box contained three different activity kits around one theme (ours was botany and of course our Little Bird was happy to have another excuse to get out into the garden.) Since we really liked Green Kid Crafts, I have signed up as an affiliate –and just in time to forward some special offers.

FREE TRIAL FLASH SALE: JUNE 16 – JUNE 19

For the first time ever Green Kid Crafts is offering a free trial! Enjoy a free sample-size project from one of their most popular Discovery Boxes! You just pay shipping. You will be automatically enrolled in a Green Kid Crafts monthly subscription*, and may cancel at anytime. For a limited time only and while supplies last. Go here to get your free trial:http://www.greenkidcrafts.com/free-trial/

Your free trial includes the Soap Making Kit which includes:

– All the materials to make your own soap
– Supplies for kids to get creative with colors, glitter, embedded treasures, and different mold shapes, including a silicone mold
– Bonus 20-page Kitchen Science digital Green Kid Magazine, filled with fun project ideas and experiments.

*Note: This is a sample kit. This Soap Making Kit is one of 3 projects from the award-winning Kitchen Science Discovery Box. 

FATHER’S DAY SALE — IT DOESN’T HAPPEN OFTEN 40% OFF SALE: UNTIL JUNE 15TH 

If you’ve been considering joining Green Kid Crafts, try now! Thanks to Father’s Day, you can get 40% off a new Green Kid Crafts subscription! Use code “HEARTDAD” at checkout to receive 40% off a new subscription. This coupon is valid through June 15, 2014Green Kid Crafts costs $19.95 per month and ships for free. With this coupon, you’ll get your first month for $11.97 – a heck of a deal! Green Kid Crafts is a monthly subscription service that provides all the hands-on materials needed to inspire creative and educational fun. With themes like Music, Ocean, Mad Scientist, Nocturnal Animals and much more, these Discovery Boxes deliver everything needed for unique activities that parents and kids can enjoy together. The box is designed for kids ages 3-10. Green Kid Crafts is a subscription service, but you can cancel at anytime. 

Visit here to sign up to receive a different themed Discovery Box! Each Discovery Box contains at least 3 activity kits with everything needed to complete fun, creative, and science-oriented projects. 

Disclaimer: We received a box for free, but made our own opinions. Links are affiliate links, meaning we will get credit for sales. Thanks for your support!

Video

Video Review of the Ergobaby 360 Carrier

Some big news here! We made our first Baby Birds Farm video! Mama Bird, Baby Bird, and Little Bird all decided we liked our new carrier from Ergobaby and decided to give the world a preview and do an Ergobaby 360 video review. The Ergo 360 won’t be for sale until next month (mid April 2014), but you can still peruse the specs by clicking here.

In the meantime, here is our video!

Many thanks to Papa Bird for making the video for us. Baby Bird thought it was fun.

video review of ergobaby 360 carrier

Disclaimer (and also an announcement): As I mentioned in my last post, I received the Ergobaby 360 and a wrap from Ergobaby free of charge. The review was my idea, however, and all opinions are my own. Since meeting with Christina from Ergo at the Baby Blogger Boot Camp, and trying out several of their products, I have decided to become an affiliate. This means if you click through an Ergobaby ad or link on my site and go on to purchase anything I will receive a small percentage. (Your price doesn’t go up, and you buy directly from the makers.) I am very picky about what I chose to promote and wouldn’t share anything I wouldn’t buy myself.

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Baby Bloggy Boot Camp

What is “Baby Bloggy Boot Camp”? Or #BabyBBC? Besides being really fun to say, Baby Bloggy Boot Camp was a mini-conference I attended here in San Diego. It was a half day event, part of the larger Women Get Social blogging conference put on by Tiffany and Francesca of the SITS Girls. As you may have guessed from the “Baby” in the title, the mini conference was focused on babies (yay!) and attended by pregnant women and new moms with their babes. My first year of blogging for this site has been fun and meeting other bloggers was a great experience. I was also able to network and get ideas for my site AbigailBurdLCSW.com, which is connected to my private practice as a therapist and focuses on mental health and wellness during pregnancy and postpartum.

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Disclaimer: Although the larger conference was a paid event, other participants and I were able to attend the Baby Bloggy Boot Camp for free because of the sponsors, including Ergobaby and Liz Lange Maternity for Target. We also got the best gift bag ever (more on that below). Despite the booty, all opinions expressed are my own.

The baby bloggy bootcamp socializing

I sat next to Suzanne (@frugalorganic) from Frugal Organic Mama. We had a lot in common, from raising girls to making goat cheese. She even reached out to me afterwards to let me know she had linked to my post on setting up a cloth diapering station in one of her recent posts. How cool is that?

Other awesome people I met can be found on Twitter: @BriGeeski, @Ergobaby, @joyinthemidstof, @CrazyCasaK, @MommyCrunch, @TLaborn, @PalmsandPigs, @SoCalSavvyMom, @TNL634, @Newmommabeckers, @AbabyAtree, and @TheFunthusiast.

The baby bloggy bootcamp swag

It seems somehow impolite to brag about the giveaways, but the gift bag at the end of the conference was well worth the trip out in the torrential rain. The products were right up my alley! Christina from Ergobaby, who makes a very popular soft-structured baby carrier, was there demonstrating three of their new products and sent us home with one of each. 1. Ergo has started making a swaddler for wrapping up new babies for sleep. 2. They now make a semi-stretchy wrap, out of yoga pants material. I have quite a number of woven wraps, made from different fibers, and I actually prefer the Ergobaby Wrap. I can tie it on and take Baby Bird in and out all day without it losing shape. And 3. (This isn’t even on the market yet) The Ergobaby 360 is a soft structured carrier that is designed to carry baby traditionally (facing a parents’ chest), on a parent’s back, or facing forward. I’m very leery of the risk of hip dysplasia with forward facing carriers, but since it is designed by Ergo, I’m more confidant of the safety. I own a wrap-conversion soft structured carrier, but have been getting a lot of use out of the Ergobaby 360 as Baby Bird finds it very comfy. Yay for babywearing!

Our gift bags also included a dress from Liz Lange Maternity for Target. I was already a fan. I’m embarrassed to say how much I spent in an expensive maternity shop at the mall when I was first pregnant with my first baby before I discovered I liked the maternity clothes at Target (especially the dresses) much better! I personally love maternity clothes, so comfortable, flattering and feminine. (ps. I have a Pinterest board just for maternity fashion.)

Anyone else attend Baby Bloggy Bootcamp? What did you like best about it?

I would love to stay connected. You can find me here: