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BABYLEGS REVIEW

Posted on | July 9, 2012 | No Comments

AsSalaamAlaiKum and Welcome,

Today I am going to review a company that provides possibly the cutest range of baby socks and legwarmers called as BabyLegs. was started by a mom.  They were created when her child had a diaper rash that needed air, but she also wanted to keep her warm.  She merely cut the feet off of a pair of socks and BabyLegs were born!

I received 3 sets of one-size legwarmers for Baby Siam. One set is from the Backyard Ballet collection (the Ballerina print legwarmers) and one set is from the Favorites collection (the Flower factory print legwarmers), and the third set is from the Baby Cool collection (the Poolside print) which has a breathable material to keep children cool and contains UPF 50+ protection to protect their skin. I have to say these are the cutest little leggings I have for my baby girl in my stash.

They are wonderful for quick diaper changes since you don’t have pants to contend with. The legwarmers nicely fit Baby Siam from her ankle up to the thigh. I ADORE them all.

I was also sent 2 pairs of socks in Heartfelt print. They have grippies on the bottom to keep babies and toddlers from slipping.

I love BabyLegs and would recommend them to any parent that is looking for a fashionable accessory for their little ones!

BUY IT:

You can purchase BabyLegs (legwarmers and socks!) in an assortment of colors, designs, and sizes from $10-$12 here.

Enjoy!

Baba+Boo Reusable Nappy Review and Giveaway (closed)

Posted on | June 8, 2012 | 56 Comments

AsSalaamAlaiKum and Welcome!

Today I am going to review Baba+Boo Reusable Nappies. Baba+Boo was started in 2009 by Eve, a mother of two. Apart from nappies and accessories, they also sell many different items like baby bibs, baby shoes, baby socks, bags, clothing, hats, etc.

I was sent a reusable nappy in a cute ‘Bee’ print for review. The nappy came along with two inserts. The diaper came with simple, easy to follow sizing instructions on the back of the package. I loved the very helpful chart that help on deciding how to configure the diaper to get the right fit.

It is one of the cutest diapers I have in my stash! The is very trim, not bulky at all and the print is so adorable! It is a one size diaper which means it grows with your baby and will fit from 10 pounds all the way up to 37 pounds so you only have to buy ONE set of diapers which you save you a lot of money. It fit my baby perfectly. The diaper has sturdy snap closures (my favorite) with 3 rows of rise snaps and 3 hip snaps. The outer fabric is made of PUL, and it comes with two inserts that can be made smaller as they have snaps as well. There is elastic at the legs and across the back top of the diapers. It fits great, and most importantly works amazing. I loved the diaper.

BUY IT:
Visit Baba+Boo to buy cloth nappies and much more!

WIN IT:
One very lucky reader will win a Cloth nappy in their choice of color from Baba+Boo.
{Worldwide !!}
Two Mandatory Entries:
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  • Like my blog on facebook
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Contest Ends June 22nd 2012 @ 11:59pm.

Winner will be selected via Random.org. I will contact the winner via email and will have 48 hours to claim their prize.

GOOD LUCK!

Update: And the winner is - Christena!! Congrats!!!

Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product free of cost in exchange for this review. No monetary compensation was received by me. These are my completely honest opinions according to my experience with the product and may differ from yours. Baba+Boo is responsible for shipping the prize to the winner.

Allahafiz and take care.

Friday Wisdom

Posted on | May 11, 2012 | 1 Comment

AsSalaamAlaiKum and Welcome!

Today’s Friday Wisdom features a beautiful verse from Quran:

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“Surely salaah prevents evil speech and evil deeds”(Soorah al-‘Ankaboot (29):45)

Allahafiz and take care,
Ummi

Bum Genius 4.0 One Size Cloth Diaper Review and Giveaway (closed)

Posted on | May 7, 2012 | 178 Comments

AsSalaamAlaikum and Welcome!

A while back EcoBaby Canada graciously sent me a new & improved BumGenius 4.0 One-Size Stay-Dry Cloth Diaper in Lovelace print for review. Following are my thoughts about the product:

My first impression of the diaper: Very Impressive!

The diaper came with simple, easy to follow sizing instructions on the back of the package. I loved the two very helpful charts that help on deciding how to configure your BG 4.0 to get the right fit.

It is one of the cutest diapers I have in my stash! The is very trim, not bulky at all and the print is so adorable! It is a one size diaper which means it grows with your baby and will fit from 7 pounds all the way up to 35+ pounds so you only have to buy ONE set of diapers which you save you a lot of money. It fit my baby perfectly. The diaper has sturdy snap closures (my favorite) with 3 rows of rise snaps. The outer layer of all the diapers are made from completely waterproof, yet breathable PUL material, and the inner layer is made of soft suede cloth fabric which gently wicks moisture away from baby’s skin. The diaper comes along with a small light weight insert for newborns and a larger one-size insert for your growing baby. When your baby outgrows the newborn insert, it works as an overnight booster or as extra absorbency for heavy wetters. There is elastic at the legs and across the back top of the diapers. The diaper also features a waterproof insert stopper that prevents leaking at the tummy. The wide slot opening makes it easy to stuff and remove insert. The pocket opening cover protects baby from wetness or inserts sticking out.

I love the 4 different colored snaps this diaper features. The diaper lacks hip snaps, but I never noticed a leak even once! It fits great, and most importantly works amazing. I loved the diaper most for this sole reason. Never before have I experienced good results with a cloth diaper that lacks hip snaps.

Here is a little more information about the shop ‘EcoBaby Canada’ (taken from their Facebook page):
EcoBaby Canada is your Canadian/Lethbridge source for cloth diapers, baby slings, maternity items, natural baby care and much more! We have the largest selection of cloth diapers, baby carriers, and natural family items in southern Alberta! Owned by a mother and run by moms, we are dedicated to spreading the natural family love :)

BUY IT:
Visit EcoBaby Canada to buy cloth diapers, baby slings, maternity items, natural baby care and much more!

WIN IT:
One very lucky reader will win Bum Genius Cloth diaper in Ribbit color with applix closure.
{U.S./Canada}
Two Mandatory Entries:
(Only one comment per person. Anyone who leaves more than one comment will not be counted and their comments will be deleted.)

Contest Ends May 24th 2012 @ 11:59pm.
Winner will be selected via Random.org. I will contact the winner via email and will have 48 hours to claim their prize.

GOOD LUCK!

Update: And the lucky winner is Amanda Robertson! Congratulations!!

Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product free of cost in exchange for this review. No monetary compensation was received by me. These are my completely honest opinions according to my experience with the product and may differ from yours. EcoBaby Canada is responsible for shipping the prize to the winner.

Allahafiz and take care.

Baby Gourmet Review and Giveaway (closed)

Posted on | April 25, 2012 | 12 Comments

AsSalaamAlaiKum and Welcome!

Today I am going to review a baby food company named as the Baby Gourmet.

Created by a moms Jen and Jill in their own kitchen, Baby Gourmet is healthy baby food perfect for the parents who only want the best for their baby. Baby Gourmet is organic with no added fillers or thickeners. Baby Gourmet comes in three different stages, for ages six months and up. Stage 1 is simple purees, Stage 2 is Yummy Combos, and Stage 3 brings out the Tasty Treats. All flavors are kosher, with no added salt or sugar. I was sent samplers of all three stages for review.

Each of the containers I was sent to review are also Gluten Free, as well as Nut Free, and contain no dairy, egg, or lactose. Baby Gourmet is very convenient. They come in soft pouches with a spout, making eating on the go easy and is great for the diaper bag or eating in the car or any other location that you might be limited in, and you don’t have to worry about glass jars breaking. There is very little or no mess thus.

I really enjoy feeding my daughter something I know is good for her and nothing but good veggies and fruits. I was skeptical of the plastic packaging but relieved to find that it is BPA free. Baby Siam is not yet able to hold the pouch properly all by herself and feed, so I squeeze the food out into a container and feed her. She sometimes loves the flavors. As a mamma, I loved the product. I loved the slim pouch because it fits nicely in the diaper bag, handbag, or even in the refrigerator. This is a great product for any baby and I HIGHLY recommend it to any mom.

One suggestion I would like to make to Baby Gourmet is to make their products Halal, that is add Halal non-vegetarian products and thus cater to Muslim families as well.  I missed being able to feed halal non-vegetarian Baby Gourmet flavors to my child. There are very few Halal baby food companies in the market. I wish Baby Gourmet listens to this momma!

BUY IT:
Find a store near you in Canada and enjoy this awesome product.

WIN IT:
One very lucky reader will win a nine pack sampler of Baby Gourmet fruit/veggie combo flavors.
{U.S./Canada}
One Mandatory Entry:
(Only one comment per person. Anyone who leaves more than one comment will not be counted and their comments will be deleted.)
Like my blog on facebook
Contest Ends May 10th 2012 @ 11:59pm.
Winner will be selected via Random.org. I will contact the winner via email and will have 48 hours to claim their prize.
GOOD LUCK!

Update: And the lucky winner is debbie m! Congratulations!!

Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product free of cost in exchange for this review. No monetary compensation was received by me. These are my completely honest opinions according to my experience with the product and may differ from yours. Baby Gourmet is responsible for shipping the prize to the winner.

Allahafiz and take care.

Friday Wisdom

Posted on | April 20, 2012 | 2 Comments

AsSalaamAlaiKum and Welcome!

Today’s Friday Wisdom features a hadith:

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An-Nawwaas ibn Sam‘aan reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Righteousness is good character and sin is whatever brothers you and you do not want people to know about.” (Collected by Muslim)

Allahafiz and take care,
Ummi

Little Green Bean Diaper Review and Giveaway (closed)

Posted on | April 18, 2012 | 17 Comments

AsSalaamAlaiKum and Welcome!

A few days back I received an AIO diaper to review from Aimee at Little Green Bean. She offers All-in-one (AIO) diapers that are all handmade and run between $15-19. Her shipping fees are also quite low at $1.95. She even ships internationally for $4.95. Her diapers come in sizes and they are: Newborn : 6-10 lbs; Small: 10-20 lbs; Medium: 20-30 lbs; Large: 30-45 lbs.

Aimee sent me a diaper in flowers print in the size range 20-30 lbs . The inner lining of the diaper is made of microfleece which is super soft. Two soakers have been sewn in the center of the lining. Each soaker is made of 2 layers of baby soft flannel and 2 layers of all-natural bamboo batting. The diaper features a pocket which allows you to turn the diaper inside out for faster drying and overnight stuffing.

I have been using the diaper on baby Siam for the past ….. days, and I quite liked the diaper. I however missed the hip snap which I really feel is most important for all cloth diapers for a great fit. Somehow whenever a diaper lacks hip snaps and I use it on baby Siam, the diaper leaks. But I really loved that the soakers in this diapers were sewn to the cover and I didnt have to stuff the diaper everytime after the washing and drying process. As I use cloth diapers on baby Siam only for the daytime, I never had to stuff the diaper with extra soakers and the diaper lasted for a good 2-3 hours before I had to change her into a new diaper.

One suggestion I would like to make to Aimee is that she should stich two channels instead of just one in the center to attach the soakers. The soakers usually bunch up in the center after wash, and I have to straighten them up.

Overall, I quite liked the diaper. It is a well made and works wonderful.

WIN IT:
One very lucky reader will win a diaper of their choice from Aimee’s shop.
{Open Worldwide!}
Two Mandatory Entries:
(Only one comment per person. Anyone who leaves more than one comment will not be counted and their comments will be deleted.)
Like my blog on facebook
Like Aimee’s shop on facebook
Contest Ends May 2nd 2012 @ 11:59pm.
Winner will be selected via Random.org. I will contact the winner via email and will have 48 hours to claim their prize.
GOOD LUCK!

Update: And the lucky winner is Christina C! Congratulations!!

Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product free of cost in exchange for this review. No monetary compensation was received by me. These are my completely honest opinions according to my experience with the product and may differ from yours. Aimee is responsible for shipping the prize to the winner.

Allahafiz and take care.

Eco-Sprout Detergent Review

Posted on | April 11, 2012 | 1 Comment

AsSalaamAlaiKum and Welcome!

Today I am going to review an another natural, eco-friendly detergent that is meant for cloth diapers and can also be used for your regular household laundry called as Eco-Sprout detergent. Following are my thoughts regarding the product.

Eco-Sprout is founded and developed by a work-at-home-dad-Jared Edwards. He wanted to use a laundry detergent (both for cloth diapers and family laundry) that was non-toxic, natural, eco-friendly, and gentle for sensitive skin, yet able to get rid of the strong ammonia smell from cloth diapers. He researched and experimented for months until he perfected the recipe, and that’s where Eco Sprout began. Eco Sprout products are mae in the USA, and available in a variety of wonderful scents. Eco Sprout detergent is free from dyes, brighteners, enzymes, phosphates, and SLS. Plus, it’s 100% biodegradable. And, it helps tobreak down the ammonia that builds up in cloth diapers so that they smell fresh, even when wet or left in the diaper pail.

I received a 24 oz. bag of Eco Sprout Detergent in “In The Buff” (unscented) to try out. It came in a minimalist unbleached cotton sack with a drawstring closure (the detergent is contained inside with a plastic bag with zip-top). I love all the information and instructions regarding the product was included, so I didn’t have to hunt them down. So on the cloth diaper laundry day, I opened the box from Eco Sprout, I threw the diapers in the wash with two tablespoons of the detergent and went about my regular cloth diaper laundry routine. I have to say, the results were even better than I had hoped! This detergent is GREAT. The diapers came out sparkling clean, no stains, and without even a hint of scent on them. I was impressed.

BUY IT:
24 oz. Eco Sprout Detergent (24-48 loads): $7.98

Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product free of cost in exchange for this review. No monetary compensation was received by me. These are my completely honest opinions according to my experience with the product and may differ from yours.

Allahafiz and take care.

Friday Wisdom

Posted on | April 6, 2012 | No Comments

AsSalaamAlaiKum and Welcome!

Today’s Friday Wisdom features a hadith:

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Allah’s Messenger (SAS) said: Not a single dawn breaks out without it calling out: “o, Son of Adam! I am a new day, and I witness your actions. So make the best of me, for never shall I return until the Day of Judgement” (Al-Ma’thur)

Allahafiz and take care.

Friday Wisdom

Posted on | March 29, 2012 | No Comments

AsSalaamAlaiKum and Welcome!

Today’s Friday Wisdom features a very beautiful quote:

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Abdullah Ibn ‘Umar saw a Yemeni man performing Tawāf (circumambulating the Ka’bah) while carrying his mother on his back. This man said to Abdullah Ibn ‘Umar, “I am like a tame camel for her! I have carried her more than she carried me. Do you think I have paid her back, O Ibn ‘Umar?” Abdullah Ibn ‘Umar replied, “No, not even one contraction!” [Al-Adab al-Mufrad Bukhārī 1/62]

Allahafiz and take care.

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