Thursday, September 3, 2009

Keep Organized after Baby-Baby's First Journal Review and Giveaway!

I was 21 years old when I had my son. He was ten pounds, five ounces, and 22 1/2 inches long. Three days later, when we were discharged, he measured 23 1/4 inches! He was a big boy- and still is- and keeping rack of his feeding schedule was rather difficult. I tried breastfeeding, but was very unsuccessful. I joked that he "came out looking for a steak." After the first few weeks of mostly formula, it was very apparent that he was not tolerating something. Whether it was the milk, or the milk protein, I had no idea.. but the pediatrician asked me to keep track of his feeding times, how often he spit up, how often he threw up, and for how long he cried. As a new, young mom, I found that it was extremely difficult, and I felt like he was feeding constantly. I tried using a spread sheet, I ended up with post-it's everywhere.. Nothing seemed to work.


I recently had the opportunity to review "Baby's First Journal" from GLOW BABY. This high quality, very well organized journal is the perfect book to help any new or first time mom keep track of all of the important details after the baby is born. From feeding time- on the breast or on the bottle- to how much sleep, or what type of diaper they had, Baby's First Journal allows mom to jot down the info she needs, while keeping it neat and organized. It's small enough (and flexible enough!) to put in a purse or a diaper bag for the mom on the go, or in a drawer on your changing table or nightstand. The note section allows you to add snippets of your day, thoughts and concerns, as well as milestones you don't want to forget to add to your baby book. It contains 3 months of logging pages, so you don't need to worry about running out of room, which makes it a helpful tool to bring with you to your pediatrician appointments.

Baby's First Journal was created by an amazing Canadian Mompreneur. The green and brown light-weight organizer came delicately wrapped in white and a blue-ish teal tissue paper, with the Glow Baby Logo right in the middle. The presentation makes gift giving that much easier! As an experienced mom, I recognized how incredibly useful this tool could have been with my first... and during the lack of "time" I had after my daughter was born three years later. Communication between my husband and I was very rare, as I was so sleep deprived from waking through the night with my daughter, and then super early in the morning with my son who needed constant attention- it was almost unbareable. A journal like this would have been great on those nights where my husband shook me out of the only deep sleep I was getting to see if she had already pooped because he thought she might be constipated because the last several diapers he changed were only pee-pee. OH, how I could have used this journal then!

Baby's First Journal
is available in three colors, pink, blue, and green, which makes this journal a perfect gift for a new or first time mom. If you are expecting, or know someone who is, this would be a wonderfully unique gift- and something that the new mom would actually put to great use!

Want it?
Visit the GLOW BABY website to place your order now for Baby's First Journal (ISBN 978-0-9812572-2-8). They are only $14.99 CAD, ($13.59 in USD!) Be sure to let them know that you heard about Baby's First Journal here on 4BabyAndMom!

WIN IT!
Our friends at Glow Baby have offered one lucky reader their chance to win their own Baby's First Journal!

Here's How:
Visit Glow Baby online and check out the adorable, functional Baby's First Journal. Tell me WHO you want to win this Journal for, and WHY you think this would make the perfect gift/addition to your baby's routine!

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This giveaway is open to residents of US & Canada and will end on September 16th, at 11:59pm EST. One winner will be chosen at random using Random.org. Special thanks to Lindsay from Glow Baby for sponsoring this review and giveaway, and for knowing that being a mom isn't always as easy as it looks!

35 comments:

Emily @ Baby Dickey September 03, 2009  

I would love this for myself! Because I'm going to be a mom for the first time in December and think I could use the organizational help! :)
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Honestly, if I won, I would save it for myself! I plan on trying to get pregnant next year. With my first, I know this would have been so helpful!! If I don't win, I will definitely be buying one!

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Anonymous,  September 04, 2009  

This would go to my grand daughter who will be giving us our 1st great grandchild soon. Any help she can get with a log of feeding and sleeping for our new one would be such a great help.
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darlanpaulsmamma September 04, 2009  

i would love to win this for my friend who is having a baby in a couple months - i think she would really appreciate this to help her with her baby's routine
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Keitha September 04, 2009  

I would love to have this for me because I'm having a baby boy in December(my 1st) and I have to be organized or it drives me nuts. I think this would be perfect for me

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Emily September 07, 2009  

What a neat idea. It's so much nicer than the crappy notebook paper version I made up when my son was born. I have a friend who's due soon, and I think she would love this.

james September 08, 2009  

Really great ideas. I like every example. Just might have to try these... So cute! Thank you!
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Keitha September 11, 2009  

I would love to win this for myself. I will be having my first baby in december and I love to be organized. I have difficulty with this at times, especially when the ADD kicks in! Thanks

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Angela R. September 14, 2009  

I'm currently trying to get pregnant so I would save this for me!

angela September 14, 2009  

I would give this to my friend who will be trying to get pregnant soon. She could use some organizational help and think especially when a baby comes she will need this

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Karmah September 15, 2009  

I want it for my friend and I think it would be perfect to keep their baby lives straight. They are both going to school, working and live in a house with a baby 6 months older. Talk about hectic!

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Carolsue September 17, 2009  

Our baby is due any day now. This would be very helpful with all the new "baby stuff" I'll be involved with.
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