Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Happy Mama Originals Review & Giveaway



Okay- first of all, hear me out, because I know this one will probably be pushing the envelope for a lot of you! Let me begin with my experience. After R-Man was born I had postpartum bleeding for 8 whole weeks! By the end of that time I was so raw and chafed I could hardly stand it! I couldn't wait to let my bits breathe a bit and no longer be wrapped in plastic!

It wasn't until 6 months later when I started doing research on cloth diapers, and made the switch for R-Man, that I began looking into my cloth options as well. This had always been a step that I hadn't thought I would ever make, but still being tainted by my postpartum experience I began to give it some consideration. After all, the same nasty chemicals from sposie diapers were in my feminine care products too, so why shouldn't I try to avoid them as well?!I made a few of my own pads that pretty much got me through until I got pregnant again, but they weren't great and shifted around a lot. I decided once I got pregnant again that I definitely wanted to get some good quality mama cloth for my postpartum recovery. Oh boy, do Happy Mama Originals mama cloth pads ever fit the bill!! Sabrina's pads are soooo luxurious and wonderful! Not to mention completely effective- I never had a single link and my feminine bits felt truly pampered in the days and weeks after I gave birth (quite the accomplishment if you ask me!)! She uses the highest quality fabrics- everything from adorable patterned cottons to the softest velour, and she also has a wide range of sizes to accomodate any flow. I can't recommend them enough!


Sabrina sent me one of each of the types of fabrics she offers and one of every size she makes (above pic)! My favorite were the velour and organic velour, but they were all wonderful! I was especially impressed by how trim they were- not bulky at all, and they washed so clean!


Sabrina has generously agreed to offer a velour pad sampler with a heavy pad, regular pad and panty liner! All you have to do to enter is visit Happy Mama Originals and tell me in a comment what your favorite thing is about her pads!

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The giveaway will end Monday, August 3, 2009 @ 9:00 PST. Winner will be posted and notified later that week. For full details and rules about the Sumer of Baby Love Blog Party, please visit this post.

30 comments:

Adam's Blankie said...

i love that they're natural - no chemicals!

Adam's Blankie said...

i'm a follower

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i subscribe.

GwennS said...

My favorite thing about Sabrina's pads is that they come in a variety of fabrics (and prints)!

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I'm a follower!

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momof3dolls said...

I like all the different patterns/designs you can choose.

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Dani V. said...

My favorite feature of these pads is the really wide wings. They look like they would do a great job at preventing leaks!

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Melissa Cummings said...

ooooh, I like the snap. that's pretty much awesome. and of course having cute patterns to choose from is a plus too. :)
I am curious... how many would you need a day? and therefore, how many would you need to have on hand for a monthly cycle?

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TwentySomethingMomma said...

Love that these pads can help with less cramping, lighter flow and shorter cycles.

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anathica said...

I love that they snap, and I can totally relate to the chafing thing. Even my regular cycle has me SO ready to ditch the pad because it drives me nuts with that. I have actually been wanting to try cloth pads for awhile now.

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