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Practical and durable

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I have this changing pad in brown polka dots. It goes great with my gender neutral nursery, is practical and durable and it's very easy to wash and replace the cover on the changing pad. For the price, it was a very good deal. I looked at a number of other changing pad covers that were much more expensive than this one, but I didn't really see the point in buying an expensive cover for something that would be used so infrequently. I thought I wouldn't be using the changing table and would be changing him in all sorts of places all over the house, but the truth is that I change him on the table almost all the time and this is a great changing pad cover. :)  

I wore it through my entire pregnancy!

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Pros: a bit pricey

Cons: don't put it in the dryer, runs small

I loved this skirt! I wore it throughout my entire pregnancy and loved every minute of it. After a while, maternity jeans just weren't cutting it and I think I wore it every day of my last trimester... seriously. It was a great basic skirt and I wore it post-partum for several months as well. It worked better than the Bella bands that I bought too, because it tends to run a bit small. When I first bought it I thought that I would never be able to fit a full-term belly into the band at the top (it's made from tighter material at the top), but eventually I just rolled it down under my belly anyway. Post-partum it was almost like belly binding, so it worked great. The skirt is a bit...
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The only bra for me...

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Pros: it's literally the only one I've found in my size

Cons: it's the only bra in my size

I love this bra for the sole reason that it's the only one I can find in my size. I started out pre-pregnancy at a 38G, so now at a 38M while nursing this bra is literally the ONLY bra available in my size. I have yet to find a bra that goes up to an M cup while keeping the band below 40. It's reasonably priced too at $40-$60 depending on where I buy it. If I order it online I can usually get a cheaper price. It does have some drawbacks. I wish it was more supportive, but with knockers as big as mine, I guess I'll take what I can get. The material is fairly durable considering I have only two of these that I wear every day. I wish they came in more colors than just white too... black or...
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the perfect car seat

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I was lucky enough to have a big fellow at home and so I didn't have to get the infant seat before starting with the convertible. The built in infant cushion worked just fine for our purposes by the time we actually left the house with him.Actually, I was doubly lucky because a friend bought this for me and I didn't have to pay for it. She bought it for me because she so strongly recommended it over all the other car seats out there... and the last time she used one was almost ten years ago, so I think the fact that she still remembered it is worth noting. The straps don't twist. That's the biggest thing she told me... and while I don't really have anything to compare it to, the straps...
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they work!

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I love these! My little guy started teething at just one month old... yes, at four weeks, breastfeeding started to really hurt all of a sudden and I couldn't figure out why until I realized that he actually had a little tooth poking out of his top gums. Holy moly!! Was I surprised or what? I called my midwife and she recommended Hyland's teething tablets. I went right out to the store and bought a bottle. I was a little worried about putting a tablet into the mouth of an exclusively breast fed infant and thought perhaps he might choke, but those little suckers dissolve really quickly, so no worries there at all. They have a little something to help calm him and help him sleep and they...
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Perfect for shifting your mindset!

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I was so thrilled to read this book. While I wanted a home birth, I was so afraid that every book I would encounter on the subject would be too hippy-dippy for me... especially one that was written when it was by Ina May (from her hippy-dippy commune started in the seventies - LOL). The whole "don't judge a book by its cover" thing really applied here for me. The whole first half of the book is full of home birth stories and it really managed to shift my mindset away from the fear that had been driven into me since childhood that childbirth is painful and needs to be tended to by a doctor, that women can't do it themselves without help... after reading this I really believed that I...
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durable and reliable

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This is a great pump! I think it's really important to have a pump that you like and that works well... I spend more time with my pump than I do in my car, so I see it as that important of a decision. I also pump for two... some for my own little guy and extra for a friend's baby, so it's doubly important for me. This pump is reliable, strong and very easy to use. The accessories are great and all the pieces are very easy to assemble and disassemble for cleaning. I use the micro-steam clean bags and it is so much faster than traditional boiling sterilization. I do not imagine that I would have the patience or time for hand-expressing and this works fast for me. Plus, all the accessories...
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soothing relief

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Really not that different from other lanolin products, but at good quality and a reasonable price. I understand that some women have more pain or soreness with breastfeeding than I have, so I feel lucky in that regard. Even so, it is great to have something on hand to soothe dry, chapped nipples, especially after a growth spurt, and Lansinoh is definitely a trusted brand name. I have only gone through half a tube thus far, and my little one is two months old, but I expect to run out well before he is finished breastfeeding, so I will definitely be headed back to the store for more!      

Ahhhhh.....

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Pros: soothing

Cons: cost

I actually found this for five bucks cheaper at another store after I bought this, but even so it was pretty pricey... but soooo worth it. I was really reticent to put anything on my stitches, especially when I heard this had a "cooling" effect. I did not like the idea of menthol or anything of the sort touching my open skin. That just completely freaked me out and made my skin crawl just thinking about it. I was terrified, really. But I had no reason to fear. It was great and really helped the healing process.    All I can say is "Ahhhh..." That pretty much sums it up!  
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