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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I Finally Found the Best Baby Bottle!

When I first had my daughter, my biggest frustration was finding the right bottles. When Olivia was born I used Avent bottles. It lasted about one month and I've noticed she was very gassy and spitting up often. I decided to try Dr. Brown and Olivia took it well. It helped with the gas and spitting up. Cleaning the Dr. Brown bottles was a pain because it consist of so many parts but that did not matter. I was happy that it helped my daughter.

When Olivia was about 6 months I heard about BPA and other chemicals in baby bottles and that they are harmful. Since the Dr. Brown was not BPA free, I decided to try a few others that were. However, Olivia did not took them well. I had no choice but to try the Dr. Brown in glass. I was hesitant to try them at first because I was afraid of dropping and breaking them. They were also very heavy. I used them for about a month when Avent came up with BPA free bottles. After breaking a couple bottles, I decided to try Avent again. I wished I never did. They constantly leak! Almost every feeding I have to change my daughter. I wanted to buy new bottles but my husband decided no more buying bottles. Olivia has been through so many bottles and we have wasted so much money. We have learned to handle the leaks. Before giving the bottles to her, we shake it to make sure there is no leak. We learned that closing it too tight or not tight enough can cause to leak.

When I had Emma, I know for sure I was not going to use Avent. I decided to try Born Free bottles. I have been so happy with Born Free since the day I first gave it to my daughter. No leaking whatsoever! It is such a relief feeding her and not to worry for any leaks. Cleaning is very easy also. I wished I used this bottle with Olivia. They are BPA Free plastic bottles and they also have vents to help eliminate colic symptoms. Emma is now almost 3 months and she never had colic problem. Although BornFree bottles are more expensive, I truly believe they are worth it. I know I have not tried all the bottles out there, but I did tried many.

Shoprite Baby Deals Week 12/27

Huggies Wipes 320 to 360-ct - 7.99
  • .50 cents off Huggies wipes (11/15 SS)
Luvs Diapers 80 to 104-ct. pkg - 16.99

Pampers Big Pack Diapers 48 to 96-ct - 16.99
  • 1.50 off Pampers Diapers or Pants any (11/29 PG)

Gerber 2nd Foods 2-Pack 7-oz. tot. wt. pkg - 10.90

Kids Wipes - .88
(.24-oz. Spray Mist or 2-oz. Nature’s Care Hand Sanitizer 15-ct. pkg.)

$2 off Huggies Coupon

Here is a printable $2 off Huggies coupon. Enter here (Internet Explorer) and here (Firefox). You should be able to print these twice per computer.

$5 off $20 CVS Coupon

Here is another $5 off $20 CVS coupon. I love getting these coupons. I usually use it to buy formulas and diapers, specially formulas since they rarely go on sale. This coupon expires 1/2/10.

Source: Saving in Akron

America's Cutest Last-Minute Tax Deduction

TurboTax® the nation's No. 1 rated, best-selling tax preparation software from Intuit Inc. is conducting its third annual nationwide search for America's Cutest Last-Minute Tax Deduction. The parents of one lucky baby, born in December 2009, will win $5,000.

To enter, parents or legal guardians should submit a photo of their baby born between Dec. 1-31, to www.cutesttaxdeduction.com. The deadline for submissions is January 7, 2010. Judges will select 10 finalists, and America will determine America's Cutest Last-Minute Tax Deduction and the $5,000 grand prize winner!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Pampers Gifts to Grow Code

Enter welcome2village to get 10 points in your account!

Rite Aid Baby Deals Week 12/20

Don't forget to print the coupon for $5 off $25 purchase HERE or you can watch a video HERE to get $5 off $20.

Also this is the last week to take advantage of the Rite Aid Gift of Savings program and Huggies Rebate #800 ends on the 26th (Buy 5 Huggies get a FREE Huggies voucher).

Huggies Jumbo Pack Diapers, GoodNites Underpants or Overnights - 8.99
  • $1.50 off any Huggies (11/15 SS)
  • $3 off Huggies Pure & Natural Diapers any (11/15SS)
  • $1 off Huggies Pull Ups Training Pants jumbo pack or larger (11/15SS)
All Johnson's, Aveeno or Desitin Baby Care Buy One, Get Second One at 50% Off Regular Retail
I have not done my Huggies rebate which I'm glad because Huggies are on sale this week for $8.99. My deal is probably better because fortunately I have a bunch of $3 off any Huggies coupons from the samples I received when I had a baby 2 months ago.

Here's my scenario:

1. Buy 3 Huggies = 26.97
- $5 off $25 purchase coupon
- 3 coupons for $3 off Huggies
= 12.97

2. Same transaction as the first one = 12.97

I'll be getting a free huggies voucher and $5 certificate from Gift of Savings program. I'll be sending my receipts to get $5.25 rebate from Caregivers Marketplace. So it's like paying $2.24/diaper!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Free Beech-Nut Starter Kit

Sign-up for Beech-Nut eNewsletter and get a Free Beech-Nut Starter Kit.

Shoprite Baby Deals Week 12/20

Pampers Diapers Jumbo Pack - 8.99
  • $2 off 11/29 PG
Pampers Wipes 180 to 231-ct. pkg. - 5.89

Huggies Diapers Big Box - 18.99

  • $1.50 off 11/15 SSBox - 18.99

Huggies Diapers Jumbo Pack (Snug & Dry or SupremePure & Natural, Goodnites, Pull-Ups- 8.99

  • $1.50 off 11/15 SS

Beech Nut Let’s Grow 6-oz. - 5/5

A & P Week 12/18

Pampers Mega Pack Diapers - 14.99
  • $2 off 11/29 PG

Pampers Baby Wipes Tub - 2/5

America's Choice® Baby or Simply Kids Petroleum Jelly - 2/5

America's Choice® Baby or Simply Kids Baby Toiletries - 2/5

Huggies Jumbo Pack Diapers - 7.99
  • $1.50 off 11/15 SS
Pull-Ups Jumb Pack Training Pants - 7.99
  • $1 off 11/15 SS
Gerber Graduates Snacks - 2/5

Huggies Baby Wipes - 2/5
  • $.50 off 11/15 SS
GoodNites Sleep Shorts - 7.99
  • $2 off 11/15 SS

Friday, December 18, 2009

Pathmark Week 12/18

Huggies Baby Wipes Box - 7.99
  • $.50 off 11/15 SS

Huggies Mega Pack Diapers - 13.99
  • $1.50 off 11/15 SS

Pampers Jumbo Pack Diapers - 8.99
  • $2 off 11/29 PG

Pampers Easy Ups Training Pants - 8.99
  • $1.50 off 11/29 PG

Pampers Baby Wipes Tub - 2/5

Pull-Ups Mega Pack Training Pants - 12.99
  • $1 off 11/15 SS

Review: Beibe Shoes

Another kids shoes company I just recently discovered is Beibe Shoes through reading reviews from other blogs and entering giveaways. I have been lucky to have won a few pairs for my two daughters.

About the Company

As parents of infants and toddlers, our inspiration for WeeSqueak shoes was watching our children in these shoes. We discovered these little gems while in China adopting our oldest daughter, Chloe. However, during the adopting of our youngest daughter, Ellie, we had the idea to bring some shoes back for our friend's children. Our company, WeeSqueak, was born! We are fun parents, with fun shoes for fun kids! Wee Squeak donates 5% of our profits to Half the Sky and to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Wee Squeak Beibe shoes has become one of my favorite shoes for my kids. I love all their collections. Not only they are adorable and comfortable, they are affordable also. A few months ago I won the Avery Hot Pink Baby Shoe. It was my first time winning a pair of shoes for Olivia. They are very soft and easy to put on. She wore this shoes almost every time we go out. I wanted to make sure she use it before she outgrow it, which she did after 2 months.

I also won the Avery Light Pink and Flint Light Pink Shoe for Emma. I got her 6 to 12 months size. It does not fit her yet. But I'm excited and happy that once she'll start cruising she will have a cute comfortable shoe to put on.

I'm a little disappointed that Olivia no longer fit their Beibe shoes. They also carry Wee Squeak line for sizes 3 to 12 but I have not tried them yet. But I will definetly get a pair for her soon. I love the Brown Tennis Shoe with Pink Trim from the Wee Squeak line.

See Kai Run Review

I honestly never heard of See Kai Run shoes until I started blogging and entering giveaways a few months ago. How I wished I would have known them when Olivia was a baby. I usually buy Olivia's shoes at the Gap, Old Navy or Gymboree and I thought I was buying good qualities shoes. I was wrong. I have won Olivia two pairs of See Kai Run shoes and these shoes are one of the best shoes I ever put on on my daughter's feet. The quality is great. They are flexible, durable, and not to mention adorable!

About See Kai Run
Our designs are sophisticated and classic with modern twists sprinkled throughout. And most importantly, our shoes are healthy for developing feet. The soles are made of extremely flexible rubber which is great for outdoor use while allowing the foot to flex in all the right places. They're also made of butter soft leather with a breathable leather lining and padded collars for comfort. Finally, See Kai Run shoes are easy to get on and off with Velcro closures that ensure a great fit.

Product Features
  • Handcrafted from butter-soft leather
  • Flexible rubber sole – healthy for developing feet but sturdy enough for outdoor play!
  • Generous width and wide toe box for plenty of wiggle room!
  • Padded collars for extra comfort
  • Adjustable Velcro closures make shoes easy to get on and ensure a great fit
  • Breathable leather insole and lining

The first pair I won was the Rebekah shoes. I love the adjustable Velcro closures because it makes shoes easy to put on and it gives you a great fit. This shoes has became Olivia's favorite pair. I also love that it looks great with almost any outfits she wear. We had this for almost two months already and it's still looks brand new.

Today I received a pair of Jaewon that I won at My Book Worms. Once again I am so pleased with their product. These shoes are very well made. Olivia did not get to try this outside yet but she has worn it all over the house.

See Kai Run also carry different lines. They have Smaller for 0-18 months, See Kai Run for kids 6months -3 years, and Eleven for ages 3-8 years! I'm yet to try a pair from Smaller line for Emma but will definitely get a pair for her soon...or win one :)

CVS Week 12/20

Johnson's (baby powder, lotion, shampoo) - 2.99
Desitin - 2.99
Pampers Jumbo pk or Easy Ups
  • $2 off Swaddlers Sensitive, Swaddlers ,Cruisers or Extra Protection 11/29 PG
  • $1.50 off Pampers Diapers or Pants any 11/29 PG

Thursday, December 17, 2009

CVS Baby Deals Week 12/13

Save $2 on Similac or Enfamil 23.2-27.5 0z

CVS Diapers or SleepPants - Buy1 get 1 50% off

Rite Aid Deals Week 12/13

Don't forget to print the coupon for $5 off $25 purchase HERE or you can watch a video HERE to get $5 off $20.

Rite Aid Jumbo Pack Diaper - $7.99

Big Pack of Huggies - 19.99
  • $1.50 off any Huggies (11/15 SS)
Big Pack of Pampers - 19.99
  • $1.50 off any Pampers (11-29 PG)
Huggies Wipes - 5.99
  • .50cents off Huggies Baby Wipes 64 ct or larger (11/15 SS)

Pamper Wipes - 5.99

Rite Aid Gift of Savings program!

Rite Aid Gift of Savings program. Purchases made between 11/22 and 12/24 qualifies for an Rite Aid gift certificate.
  • Get a $5 GC wyb up to $50
  • Get a $10 GC wyb up to $100
  • Get a $20 GC wyb over $100

I know I'm a little late posting this because it's almost over. I've actually earned my $2o Gift Certificate already and I already requested my certificate!

I'm back!

I have not been posting in a while. I think I got addicted to entering giveaways that I've neglecting this blog. I thought I can find great deals from other blogs but I was wrong. When I stopped posting, I also stopped looking for deals. It has been 2 months and my stockpile of diapers and wipes are almost gone. Another reason why I stopped is that I know I don't have a lot of readers or maybe no readers at all. I forgot the main reason why I started blogging. It was not to get readers (it would be nice) but it was to find deals and save money!