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Boppy is very helpful in the early days

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Pros: Good for positioning baby while nursing, comfortable for baby for tummy time

I used this pillow with all six of my babies.  How many items are that useful? ;)  I especially enjoy using it in the early days.  The pillow is at just the right height for me and it makes it very comfortable to nurse.  I never put it around me, but just under my arm so I do not tire out from holding my arm up.  My newborns also LOVE snuggling in it.  This was the only way I could sneek away to go to the potty without my little one waking up.  They felt very safe and the only way I could lay them down was to put them in the boppy pillow.  I carried it with me if I went out of town too.  They could safely have tummy time and learned to lift...
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Works well!

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Pros: Cute colors, Only 2 sizes needed, Economical

Cons: not a natural, breathable fabric

This is one of the first covers I used in my cloth diapering experience.  I received one as a baby shower gift and it was one of my favorite covers and I used it a lot when I had a newborn.  I really liked the leg gussets and rarely had any leaks.  I had the snap version and really liked the ability to change the rise as he grew without having to buy another cover right away.  I also liked the cute colors and pattern for my son.  The only reason I quit using was because I decided to use all natural fabric that can breathe and I quit using PUL.  I now use wool, but am happy this cover helped ease my transition to cloth diapering. :)

Functional, Versatile, Practical, Beautiful Jewelry!

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Pros: Useful as a Nursing Necklace that is a teether too!

This necklace is AWESOME!!  I can't say enough good things!!  I began searching for a nursing necklace.  However, some of the necklaces I found were bulky and gaudy!  Baby may enjoy them, but definitely not pretty for mom.  I found some necklaces that were beautiful, but not functional because baby could touch, but not safely put in their mouth.  I was so relieved when I found Teething Bling!  Not only can baby grasp the necklace while I am nursing (much better than pinching my breast ;), but when I am wearing him in the mei tai, he can chew, pull, or hold this necklace.  It is SO practical and BEAUTIFUL!!  There are so many different colors...
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Not my choice

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Pros: one size, can determine your own absorbency

Cons: polyester

I tried this diaper on my newborn.  My own experience was not very positive with it.  My son had a rash when I used it.  I thought it was due to the detergent I was using.  About the same time, my oldest son got a severe burn on his chest and was told to wear white cotton shirts.  That caused me to look at the type of fabric the diapers were made out of.  I discovered that my little son could not tolerate the polyester fleece that they are made out of.  I immediately got rid of the diaper and switched to only all natural fabrics and never had any more problems with rashes at all.  I do not recommend any polyester fabric which is PLASTIC and NON...
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Helpful for raising iron Levels

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Pros: Raises Iron Levels

Cons: caused teeth to yellow

I used this while I was pregnant with my sixth baby due to low iron levels.  I was able to find it on the shelf at my local grocer which was a plus for me since I wanted to begin using it immediately.  I found it to work well.  My iron levels went up and I absorbed it easily since it is a liquid.  However, there was a big drawback for me when my teeth started yellowing.  I was worried they were permanently stained.  So, I discontinued using it and started using yellowdock supplements instead.  Happily, my teeth were not permanently stained.

Great for Cloth Diapers

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Pros: Works!! Pleasant Smell

I am really glad I found this remedy!!  I was in a desperate bind when my newborn got a rash.  I had no idea what ointment to use since I had never cloth diapered before.  I called my [only] local cloth diapering store and she had Grandma El's in stock.  I had my husband pick it up.  I applied it one time and could already see a remarkable difference!  I was AMAZED!!  I couldn't believe it works after only one application! Improvement is seen almost immediately!  It is incredible!!  When my oldest son got a severe burn that required a lot of wound care,  I also used it to treat his burn.  Recently, one of the local firemen said he...
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CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT THESE!

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Pros: an actual shelf bra with SIZES!!

Cons: price

I like this tank so much that I have SIX of them!  I have two white ones, a hot pink, a baby blue, a black one and a purple one.  I wear them year round!  In the hot, humid Texas summer I could wear these only as an outer shirt while nursing my baby in the mei tai.  Sometimes for church, I wear them with a coordinating shrug.  When it gets cooler, I can layer under other clothes.  I can dress them up or down.  I love that there is an actual bra size in it.  I find it is very supportive and fits my needs perfectly.  I have definitely gotten my money's worth!  I call them my "bra shirt."  HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!    ...
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GREAT first trainer

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Pros: Perfect Size! All natural fabric! Easy to get on/off!

Cons: price

I really like this trainer for my toddler.  I originally found these when I was looking for a natural fabric, but absorbent option for my 9- 10 month old baby. It is small enough to fit my smaller size baby and easy to get on/off if he has an accident.  The snap side openings make it easy to get on and off.  I love the soft fabric that has NO polyester.  It is made well and works great!  And, they look like real undies. :) I am so glad that I found these.  I only wish I had more.  I highly recommend them for potty learning!

GREAT Potty Chair!

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Pros: Simple, High Deflector, Easy to clean, Perfect Size

My son has been using this potty since he was 10 months old and is still using at 19 months.  I love the high deflector that is non-detachable preventing urine from going everywhere!  I have 5 boys so I specifically looked for this type of design (due to previous experience;).  It also has a non-skid bottom so it doesn't slide everywhere when he sits down and a high back so he can lean back when he sits on it (which he really likes to do.)  He has gotten so comfortable with it, he goes and sits on it by himself now.  I HIGHLY recommend this potty!

Get a copy and start reading!!

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Pros: EMPOWERING!!!!!

When I first got this book, I wanted to skip all the birthing stories in the beginning of the book and get to the second half of the book, the "science" of birthing.  But, I forced myself to read all the stories and I am SO SO glad I did!!  It allowed me to have a MOST AMAZING, EMPOWERING birth.  Even my 11 year old daughter wanted to read the book.  We were fighting over the book! It helped her a lot too since she ended up having to assist the birth of her baby brother...  He decided to enter the world in a rush and he beat the mid-wife and my husband so she was the main one who attended me and she did an AWESOME job!
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