Giveaway: Nursing Pillow Cover

Saturday, September 4, 2010

This is the 2nd week in our newbie series of special Saturday giveaways! We decided to start doing this as a sort of "thank you" for all of our friends and readers. I'd bake you all a batch of homemade cookies, if I could (probably snicker doodles, or maybe peanut butter chocolate chip- those are my favorite), but since I can't- this is the next best thing...

This weeks giveaway is brought to you by The Pink Polka Dot Store. A rad shop stocked full of completely affordable and absolutely adorable nursing pillow covers, burp cloths, and the like.

Whats up for grabs this time around, you ask?
A really cute nursing pillow cover!

How cute is it? Here, let Evelyn show you...



Yep, that could be yours.
The brown flannel animal print pillow cover, not the baby.

Well, not that exact one, because thats the one thats currently on my nursing pillow (captain obvious, over here), but a duplicate of that one. Spit it out Tia.

First, lets talk nursing pillows, for a second, shall we?

As most of you know, Evelyn is my 3rd baby. I had seen ads inside of the many of thousands of free baby magazines that came my way, during my previous pregnancies, but I didn't think a nursing pillow (A Boppy), is anything that I needed.

With my first baby, Eleanore, I wasn't able to breastfeed (I gave up too easily). I pumped my milk for her for 6 months. I was hooked up to my Medela for about 3 hours a day in order to do so. A nursing pillow wasn't needed.

And then when I had my 2nd, Charlie, I thought that maybe just like with his sister, I wouldn't be able to nurse him either. It turned out I could (yayy, I did it!), but after the baby actually got here, going out and buying myself a $40 pillow seemed a little bit ridiculous, when I could just constantly carry around a stack of regular pillows, and bend and fold them into shapes that worked for us and our football hold.



This time around, baby number 3 (sometimes when she falls asleep in her bassinet or swing, I completely forget about her. Really. So I like to remind myself as often as possible, even if its in small print in the middle of a Saturday morning blog post), I knew I'd be breastfeeding again, and because I've kind of got a lot on my plate already- I thought why not give the nursing pillow a try.

Um... but no way was I going to pay $40 for the dang thing.

I went to our local consignment kids store here in town, and picked up a used one for $15. The print on the pillow cover was horrendous, but... thats an easy fix. Thats where The Pink Polka Dot Store came to the rescue.

And, what I really like about having this pillow, is its not only the support system that I use to hold my baby comfortably during feedings, but its also a mommy-needs-to-set-you-down-now prop!

On her back, on her belly, whatever.
When shes swaddled up. When I have to set her down quickly to run and pull God knows what out of her brothers mouth. When theres a giant wolf spider running straight at me, and I need two free hands for combat and fast...

This thing is amazing.
I feel like such a schmuck for not getting one sooner.

Y'all. If you don't have one already, its totally worth it to find a used one (craigslist, ebay, consignment stores), and outfit it with a touch of your own style.



The reason why I like this cover especially, is because its totally gender neutral (since we never know what the gender of number 4 will be, when that day comes), not that I have a problem wrapping up little girls in blue, or putting a pink hat on a little boy- but... oh! And its flannel!!

I know that fall is still "officially" a few weeks ago (pffft, whatever, we had homemade pumpkin spice lattes this morning), but what says autumn/winter more than flannel? I can't wait to bust the flannel sheets out of the closet, by the way. Sadly, its still upwards of 800 degrees everyday, so... I might have to wait awhile.

Alright, enough chit chat. Lets get to the giveaway already!


Wait.
Can I just show you a couple more pictures of Evelyn??
Real quick?



Ok, I'm done.

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Yeah no I'm not.



Ok. Now really. Hee hee.
Lets do the giveaway.


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Win a handmade nursing pillow gover from The Pink Polka Dot Store!
Just the cover, folks, just the cover.


-Go visit The Pink Polka Dot Store, and window shop. Pick out your favorite item from her shop, nursing cover or not.

-Come back here to this blog post, and leave a comment telling us what you liked. Keep in mind you'll be winning the nursing pillow cover pictured above, not the one that you "like" from her shop.

-Leave your email. Seriously. Leave, your, email. I don't care if we're blogging bff's, if we grew up together, or if you live next door- if you don't leave your actual email, by physically typing it out, then you just won't win.

-This giveaway is open to both US and Canadian residents.
-You can only enter once.
-Giveaway ends on September 10th, and the winner (chosen by Christopher's random number generating) will be notified by email (which is why you have to leave one!!).


*Additional entries*
You must leave one comment for each of the following entries, saying "I tweeted", or "I facebooked", or whatever. If you don't leave a separate comment for each additional entry, the entry will not count.


-Twitter: Copy and paste "Win a handmade nursing pillow cover from @TiaColleen- http://christopherandtia.blogspot.com/2010/09/giveaway-nursing-pillow-cover.html" into your status update.
-Facebook: Copy and paste the link to this giveaway on your wall, along with some kind of "Holla! Nursing pillow cover giveaway! Woot woot!" type status update to go along with it.

If you would like to sponsor a giveaway, you can get more details by clicking on our sponsor page here, and then sending us either an etsy convo or email.

39 comments:

They call me mommy... September 4, 2010 at 2:12 PM  

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Boppy pillows, my mom got me one with baby #2 and I will keep it until we decide to have #3 you are right about all the useful-ness of it too! It was especially great for me because with 2 c-sections with-in 14mo of eachother it was hard for me to get comfortable while breastfeeding! Boppy was a life saver! I would enter but I am sure there is a new mother out there who is way more deserving than me (who hasn't even decided if I want a baby #3 any time soon)

soul_searching_mama September 4, 2010 at 2:30 PM  

What an awesome giveaway!! :)

Other than the totally cute boppy cover that we can win, I also like the dinosaur burp cloth she has in her shop. Super cute! :)

mylifeincurls (at) gmail (dot) com

soul_searching_mama September 4, 2010 at 2:30 PM  

I am totally going to repost this on Facebook too. :)

mylifeincurls (at) gmail (dot) com

Just Bits and Pieces September 4, 2010 at 2:47 PM  

Ummmmm...I just have to say that Evelyn is oh so beautiful!!!! And I used my nursing pillow for 3 babies, my husband used it to feed them bottles & we used it for propping, cuddling, etc......GREAT giveaway!! I'm not leaving my email 'cause I won't need one anymore! Thanks though!!!! Good luck to the winner!

Chelsey - The Paper Mama September 4, 2010 at 3:13 PM  

The pink/white yellow giraffe blanky is my fave. I love that print. And, we like to be cozy and cuddle here.

thepapermama@gmail.com

Kaylee September 4, 2010 at 3:24 PM  

The Pink Polka Dot store has way too many cute items!!! I love all the fun fabrics that are used on the burp clothes and blankets. If I HAD to pick something, it would be a polka-dot burp cloth - probably in a multi-color!!

Oh and Evelyn is simply adorable. I loved all the pictures of her today!!!!

Kaylee - llamaloves@comcast.net

Leslie September 4, 2010 at 3:49 PM  

this is such a great cover!!! and a awesome giveaway. i love the brown and white paisley in her shop, but i have to say that i am pretty partial to the animal flannel pictured, as i have a yard of it on my sewing table to be used for something!!!

lezlie21(at)aol(dot)com

jill September 4, 2010 at 3:54 PM  

im am so in love with that fabric! and holy cow are her prices so affordable. i like the blanket in the Choclate Brown with Whales Turtles and Giraffes print!
misseshoneysett at hotmail dot com

Loddelina September 4, 2010 at 3:55 PM  

Nursing pillows are great!
My children each had one and they still use them - to cuddle up or as a barrier that keeps them from rolling off their beds at night.

Not to mention how wonderfully a nursing pillow supports pregnant woman's belly and knees while she rests (and fills up the entire bed so husband opts for sleeping on the couch...).

Renee September 4, 2010 at 4:14 PM  

I checked the store out and I really love the Pink Minky Boppy Cover, super cute and soft looking! Anyways, we love our boppy here, it's been through 2 kids and is about to meet another and it's still kicking! Evelyn is such a cutie!!

reneewilliams86@gmail.com

Gianni September 4, 2010 at 4:37 PM  

I don't have a boppy pillow yet BUT I am going to invest in one!! :) What I loved at teh store was the zebra and giraffes flannel blanket. SO flippin cute (and matches the baby's nursery them woo!)

<3 Evelyn is SO cute. Loved all the pics of her.

babymamagee@gmail.com

Colleen September 4, 2010 at 5:16 PM  

You could have kept posting pictures of that cutie forever and I would have ooh'd and aah'd all day. She's so adorable!

As for the giveaway, I don't need a boppy cover but my sister will soon enough. I'm pretty happy with the one that you showed. It's perfect and gender neutral!

Oh, I just saw that Leslie already said that she liked the one you pictured. I figured that it was to her taste!

cssander(at)hotmail(dot)com

Whaley89 September 4, 2010 at 5:58 PM  

I absolutely love the boppy cover u posted. And your baby girl is precious! I plan to order a few burp cloths from her for our little boy who will be here in Jan. Thanks for showing her store!! Megn_89@yahoo.com

Mitzie September 4, 2010 at 7:08 PM  

Love the dinosaur boppy cover. She has such great prices on her stuff! I'll be placing an order for some cool burp clothes and a boppy cover even if I don't win :)

jadaciuk@yahoo.com

Mitzie September 4, 2010 at 7:09 PM  

I tweeted!

@punkrockpaper

jadaciuk@yahoo.com

Mitzie September 4, 2010 at 7:11 PM  

I facebooked!

julie daciuk-beckwith (on facebook)

jadaciuk@yahoo.com

Michele P. September 4, 2010 at 7:16 PM  

another item they have that I like is the Baby/ Childrens Burp Cloth Brown with Orange and Green Multi Color Polka Dots and Circles, very cute!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Michele P. September 4, 2010 at 7:18 PM  

I tweeted http://twitter.com/micaela6955/status/23015913555

micaela6955 at msn dot com

CourtneyKeb September 4, 2010 at 8:56 PM  

I love my boppy!
So awesome!!1
but mine could use a totally cute new cover, and this one is adorable!
Sign me up for sure!
CourtneyKeb@hotmail.com

and that baby and her deep blue eyes are just so beautiful!

beka September 4, 2010 at 11:22 PM  

We have a couple boppies. They were very handy when the last kiddo was little. :)
[well, whe the first 5 weren't vying to hold her]

Okay, Tia.
I just heaved a huge sigh.
Can I come down and see you guys?? It'll still be another year or way more till my best friend, newly engaged, has a baby. Boooohooo.
*sniff*

Nen September 5, 2010 at 7:17 AM  

I really hope to get a Boppy pillow and a cover would be SO nice!

At the shop... of course, I like many things! But the Flannel Blanket in Choc. Brown with whales, turtles and giraffes is really cute and would be good for a boy or girl (since we aren't finding out!). And the price isn't bad! Might have to start my "etsy registry list" for my friends and family! haha!

livingthesmalltownlife@gmail.com

Thanks!!

Whitney =0) September 5, 2010 at 7:39 AM  

I really like the nursing cover Chocolate brown w/ multi color orange and green polka dots.
Evelyn is so precious!

I'm going to tweet this: @Waddlebug
And FB it: Whitney Columbus

My email is: wdcolumbus@gmail.com

Whitney =0) September 5, 2010 at 7:43 AM  

I really love the Chocolate brown with multi colored orange and green polka dots nursing pillow cover!

I'm going to tweet: @Waddlebug
And FB: Whitney Columbus
Email: wdcolumbus@gmail.com

Missed seeing you on Twitter but I know you're busy with 3 kids!! Adorable, they all are!

Nikki September 5, 2010 at 9:13 AM  

Aww I love that store!! :) I love the Brown burp cloth with white scrolls! So adorable!

koehlern@ymail.com

Emily September 5, 2010 at 2:42 PM  

Wow they have some great stuff! I love the brown Boppy cover with blue, pink, and yellow flowers. I never thought I would love my Boppy so much but it was easily my favorite gift.

emilycheckcheck@yahoo.com

Tammy September 5, 2010 at 3:59 PM  

Love the Double Sided Flannel Blanket in Chocolate Brom Paisley Scrolls! I love baby products that would fit right in with my home decor.

Jennifer September 5, 2010 at 4:53 PM  

I LOVE the burp cloths, I had some made for me for baby #2 and i couldn't get enough of them! They are WAAAAAY better than anything you find in a store... And i love the price on these ones so i will certainly be back ;)

MrsCase@mail.com

Liberty Photography September 5, 2010 at 5:05 PM  

I love several of your items, but I absolutely love the nursing pillow "chocolate brown with pink yellow blue flowers." It is my absolute favorite. There is nothing more adorable than the pink and chocolate brown together!! BEAUTIFUL!
jessicalaurenh@juno.com

The Queen Of Free September 5, 2010 at 8:42 PM  

I love the Burp Cloth with the Brown Paisley pattern! What a great price!!

jennifercausby at hotmail dot com

muffintopdesigns September 6, 2010 at 11:37 AM  

is it wrong to love butterflies as much as i do?

http://www.etsy.com/listing/55350902/babychildrens-blanket-double-sided

i couldn't live without my nursing pillow! too bad it's full of puke stains now...

xoxoox me
muffintopdesigns@hotmail.com

irene September 6, 2010 at 8:14 PM  

I love the Chocholate Brown with Pink Yellow and Blue flowers! So Cute!

tina.irene@gmail.com

stephanie September 8, 2010 at 6:06 AM  

One...Your. Baby. Is. ADORABLE!!!
:)


And...My favorite item is anything with that dinosaur print! I guess I would have to say the burp cloth is my favorite. It's really nifty.

Brokenbabiie1@gmail.com

Daae' September 9, 2010 at 12:41 AM  

I think her covers are so cute! My favorite one is her dinosaur one and I love the fact that it's double sided flannel!
I hope I win this one, it's super cute!!!

Daae' September 9, 2010 at 12:43 AM  

dang, I forgot my email. Sadness. Well here it is anyway:
janaepalmer@gmail.com

Desiree Fawn September 9, 2010 at 11:41 AM  

Wow, what a fabulous shop! I'll definitely be passing this on to my doula clients!

I think my fav is this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/55571055/baby-toddler-nursing-pillow-cover

And if I win this cover, it'll be going right to my good friend who is due in November! :)

email: desireefawn at gmail dot com

Desiree Fawn September 9, 2010 at 11:44 AM  

I also tweeted right here: http://twitter.com/sofawned/statuses/24025757792 AND here: https://twitter.com/celeb_babyscoop/status/24025767629

email: desireefawn at gmail dot com

Desiree Fawn September 9, 2010 at 11:45 AM  

I also did a FB update ^_^

desireefawn at gmail dot com

Heather Cooper September 20, 2010 at 2:32 PM  

heathermariecooper@gmail.com

I love the White with Black Scrolls Floral!

I'm having boy #2 - 5 year gap between the two! Due in 2 weeks!!!!
His name is Slade!

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