Monday, March 15, 2010

Baby Bond Review and Giveaway {CLOSED}




This accessory is for the James Bond woman, the one who inconspicuously breastfeeds her baby in public. We've all seen the nursing covers before, the ones that cover you and the baby. This accessory is a little bit different because it covers the mom but not the baby. Most mothers will agree that nursing is a great time to bond with the baby, to look into those precious eyes, to run your hand through the fine baby hair. I love it when my girl smiles at me while nursing! This is our time in the hectic day when we are both relaxed and content. So when we are home I can nurse wherever and whenever, when we are out in public though and she needs to nurse I can't have the same bonding experience because with a nursing cover she is covered. This is where Baby Bond comes in. It is like a long cotton scarf, but one end of it has a double layer of fabric that, when worn as designed, allows you to cover above and below the breast and feed your baby in public discreetly. 

FIT / EASE OF USE: Alright, this might be just me, but using this the first time was not intuitive. It took about eight minutes to figure it out. There are pictures to go by on the instructions and the tag, but I just didn't get it at first. Once you do it a couple of times though it is easy. The key is not to separate the double layer of fabric until you have it on and adjusted to fit! You can also check out the video below to see how it works.

I have a nursing cover that I made myself and it has boning at the top that allows me to see the baby while I nurse. I like that with Baby Bond there is nothing in your way and the baby is open to the outside world. The only issue is, if your baby is similar to mine, she is very easily distracted. When she was four months and younger she would not care if she was nursing and there is noise and people walking around. Now that she is older, she will not nurse if there is any distraction. She will immediately turn around to see what's going on. So Baby Bond is great if your baby is not easily distracted like mine. If he or she happens to turn the head, the sash quickly closes in to cover you for privacy. I recommend this for younger babies and especially if you plan on being out in public a lot with a newborn or infant. It makes a great baby shower present as well!

The scarf/shawl is one size fits all. If you are tiny like me though, the tail end of it will hang almost at the floor. I just tuck it in or wrap it around somewhere, not a big deal. 

QUALITY and  VALUE: The Baby Bond scarf is very well made. The fabric is high quality and the stitching as well. That is easily explained since it is made in the US by fairly compensated workers. The cool thing is, Baby Bond replaces the need for expensive nursing tops and the Couture shawl works with any existing tops you have for nursing from the top or bottom of your shirt. At $35 it is actually priced less than the average nursing top!

COMPANY: Baby Bond is a mom owned company that gives back to moms in many ways. Besides making this very useful product, Baby Bond makes regular donations to moms in need. 












Baby Bond is giving away a Couture sash to an Eco-Babyz reader



























HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:

MANDATORY ENTRY: Go to the Baby Bond website and tell us in a comment which color Couture you would pick if you win.

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES (each one in separate comment, not counted unless mandatory entry is complete):

2. Tell us what you have learned on the Baby Bond website 
3. Sign up for the Baby Bond newsletter (bottom left on website) 2 Entries
















































4. Follow Eco-Babyz through Google Friend Connect (sidebar bottom left)




























































5. Follow @EcoBlogz on Twitter
6. Follow @BabyBond on Twitter
7. Tweet about this giveaway with link to this post, mention @EcoBlogz and @BabyBond
8. Subscribe to Eco-Babyz (or let us know you already do) 2 entries



















You can also become an Eco-Babyz or Baby Bond fan on Facebook, but this will not count toward an entry because of new Facebook Promotion Guidelines.



















Contest ends at 11:59pm EST on Tuesday, March 23rd. The winner will be selected using Random.org on Wednesday March 24th and notified by email (make sure I have a way to get in touch with you!). Open to residents worldwide! Thank you!


Disclaimer:
I did not receive payment in any form for this review.

I did receive a sample of the product or service for testing and review purposes. This will in no way sway my opinion of the product or service. The review is in my own words and is my own opinion. Your results and opinion may differ.


73 comments:

  1. I like the Hudson!
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  2. Google Friend
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  3. I learned that Baby Bond is extremely philanthropic!
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  4. Email subscriber #2
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  5. Subscriber #1
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  6. I would pick the Barcelona! :)
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  7. I learned that all Baby Bond items are made in the USA! and the company was started by a mother of 4!

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  8. I'm following Eco-Babyz through Google Friend Connect. :)

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  9. I signed up for the Baby Bond newsletter! :)

    Subscriber #1
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  10. I signed up for the Baby Bond newsletter! :)

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  11. I also subscribed to Eco-Babyz
    Subscriber #2

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  12. I also subscribed to Eco-Babyz
    Subscriber #1

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  13. I learned that the designer has four little ones of her own!
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  14. I'd pick the Riviera!
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  15. I tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/emilyisland/status/10679176462
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  16. I follow your blog via google friend connect
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  17. groovers4him@bellsouth.net
    I like the expresso color

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  18. ashley4him@bellsouth.net
    I like the hudson!

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  19. groovers4him@bellsouth.net
    I learned they are very philanthropic.

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  20. ashley4him@bellsouth.net
    I learned that the baby bond products are made in the USA!

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  21. I like the Hudson. Thanks for the chance.
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  22. I love riviera. Wonderful color.

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  23. I love the Barcelona! Goes with everything!

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  24. Following on twitter, so fun :)

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  25. i learned that BabyBond happily donated 74 prefold cloth diapers to a mommy and the Military Family resource center

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  26. i am now following you on google friend

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  27. i am now following babybond on twitter - im crownthequeen

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  28. i now follow ecoblogs on twitter - im crownthequeen

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  29. I'd pick the expresso

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  30. I have learned that the company has rebranded to BabyBond™, a name that highlights the primary benefit of our products.

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  31. I would pick Barcelona.

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  32. Following your blog via Friend Connect.

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  33. Following BabyBond on twitter (@NMGiveaway)

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  34. Following EcoBlogz on twitter (@NMGiveaway)


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  35. I subscribe to Eco-Babyz
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  36. I follow EcoBlogz on twitter (Gingham Skies)

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  37. I would choose the Hudson color.

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  38. I learned that the Baby Bond still allows for better mom and baby bonding because baby can still see mom. I know my little one is not liking to be covered anymore, he wants to see his mommy while eating.
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  39. I like the Espresso.

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  40. I follow you through google friend connect!

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  41. I learned that the owner started the company out of a desire to still have eye contact, yet maintain modedsty while nursing.

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  42. Follow Baby Bond on Twitter. Twitter Id: jewelsntreasure

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  43. I follow you on Twitter! Twitter ID: jewelsntreasure

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  44. Tweet: http://twitter.com/jewelsntreasure/status/10893068837

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  45. Signed up for their newsletter #2

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  46. Signed up for their newsletter #1

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  47. I like Espresso! :D

    THANKS! alisonad23 at gmail dot com

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  48. The Baby Bond was developed by Missy, who was/is a nursing mom. She thought up the initial idea of it all in December 2006 during a 2am feeding. :)

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  49. I follow Missy (BabyBond) on Twitter.

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  50. I follow YOU on Twitter (surromama2).

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  51. I follow your blog via GFC!

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  52. I signed up for the Baby Bond email newsletter. :D

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  53. I subscribe to your blog via email!!

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  54. I would love to win this Thank You for this great giveaway fancyfeet45@earthlink.net

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  55. I would pick the hudson thanks for the chance eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  56. i follow eco-babyz on google thanks

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  57. i signed up for the newsletter 2/2

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  58. i signed up for the newsletter 1/2

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  59. i subscribe to eco-babyz thanks 2/2

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  60. i subscribe to eco-babyz thanks 1/2

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  61. I follow eco-babyz on twitter @eaglesforjack

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  62. i tweeted http://twitter.com/eaglesforjack/status/10930683654

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  63. If I won I would choose the color-
    Hudson
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  64. I Follow @BabyBond on Twitter @36momma
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  65. I Follow @EcoBlogz on Twitter @36momma
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  66. I Follow Eco-Babyz through Google Friend Connect
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