Emily Press Labels offered a discount coupon online recently which was $15 for $30 worth of products so I decided to give it a try. I find kids’ labels quite costly so this was a good opportunity for me to order some since Little Patch was starting daycare. I ordered the Popular Name Labels and the Slim Name Labels. The photos on their website gave me ideas on where I can use them.
There was a bit of a delivery hiccup (no fault of EP) which they immediately dealt with right away. The service was great even though we communicated through Twitter, and I felt I was talking to a mom rather than a sales rep for a corporation. They are a local company based in Vancouver, BC.
The labels come in cute little booklets, pages neatly stapled together. The labels were surprisingly thin and the glue is strong. I had to re-adjust the label a few times on a sippy cup and it stayed in its place after the final adjustment. After daily washing for over a week, the labels still stayed in place and I wasn’t able to peel them off. However, there may be some glue residue on the edges as after a day of having the sippy cup in a backpack, there were minor dust and crumbs stuck around it. But after washing, it’s all good again.
As for clothing labels, if you don’t care about designs, I had an earlier post about Name Label clothing labels which is a bang-on deal.
After my review on the diapers that we tried in the sample pack, we’ve decided to go with something that we have not tested out. Hemp diapers. There are so many reasons why we decided to go with hemp. They are more expensive than cotton but these are the reasons that changed our minds:
- stronger than cotton
- has natural antibacterial ingredients
Here is a video to show how easy it is to use hemp diapers!
The covers can be bought at your local baby store for about $10 each. We have 5 covers for 30 cloth diapers. Even if the cover is waterproof, I still wash it often and change into a new one because the trim is not waterproof so it can absorb pee.
We also have a couple of AIO (All In One) diapers from Kushies for days when all the covers are soiled. You can get them from BRU or TJ Kids for about $12 each. No cover is required and they work exactly like a disaposable. AIO diapers are a great way to see if you can handle using cloth diapers before committing to the switch. AIOs are not as absorbant and leak-proof as hemp or cotton diapers.
Along with many vitamins, an omega 3 fatty acid known as DHA found in fish and walnuts is essential in your pregnancy diet. This is good for the development of your baby’s brain, eyes and nervous system and YOU. If your baby is not getting enough DHA, s/he will start sucking the DHA out of you!
I rarely had time to cook a meal that contains enough DHA but I prefer to get my vitamins through food rather than supplements so I found a local dairy farm that carries products that contain DHA.
I dedicate this post to a mother-to-be friend, Christine. Last weekend, I attended her baby shower with Big Patch and Little Patch. She was the person that I made my diaper cake for.
Halfway through the party, I had to feed LP. I took out the bottled milk, found a cup to fill it with hot water but I couldn’t find any hot water. I wasn’t looking for a kettle, I was looking for an electric thermo pot. But she didn’t have one (or maybe I didn’t look hard enough). My friend found a kettle-like thingy on the stove and it’s been forever since I’ve used a kettle! My immediate reaction was ‘But she’s Chinese, how could she not have one!’ I ended up warming the milk with running hot water from the sink (not very eco-friendly!).
TJ Kids is currently having a sale online and in store until January 3rd, 2010 on selected items and 20% off on bedding.
I ordered some items off the website and picked it up from the Marine Drive store. Here’s a review of the online experience. Read the rest of this entry