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Giveaway from Not Finding Out: A Unique Baby Boutique!!!

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This Has Nothing To Do With Today’s Post, But . . .

Have you ever been to a party where the hostess disappears into the kitchen and never returns? And your thinking “Why am I here? And where’s the food???

If you’ve been feeling that way around here, maybe it will help to know it’s temporary. I’m whipping up something in the back and it’s taking most of the time that I normally have to write, so my contributions have been on the lean side lately. No worries, I’ll be back to the party soon. And no, it’s not babypotamus 3.0, but that’s all you’re getting out of me. :)

Moving On!

Speaking of surprises, I LOVE them. Specifically, I love the kind where you puke and sweat and push with all your might and then someone shouts “It’s a boy!” or “It’s a girl!Hopefully not both unless you have twins, though.

I haven’t always loved surprises. There was that time I came home from the gym and peeled off my sweaty shirt only to have about 30 people  jump out and yell  SURPRISE!!! Uh, yeah, happy birthday to me. (I did have a sports bra on!) And there was that other time that, oh wait, I don’t think I have the courage to go on with that one.

Needless to say, the virtues of planning are not lost on me, so I always thought that when I got pregnant we’d find out the gender. Then I ran across some scary studies about ultrasounds and we changed our minds.

I’m so glad we did, because not finding out reintroduced me to the fun of surprises. Apparently a lot of other people feel that way, too, because these days lots of parents are opting out of the standard 20 week unveiling.

Being surprised at birth is no biggie for a mom like me (we co-sleep so there’s no nursery to decorate). There is this one problem, though . . . most gender neutral stuff is awful. Not all of it, but unless you’re okay with 10,000 yellow ducks parading around your house on jammies, blankets, and all the other stuff that comes with babies you are going to need some gender specific stuff. If you decide to be surprised collecting that stuff after baby arrives is a HUGE hassle. I should know.

When Katie was just one day old I send Daddypotamus out for something pink. He came back with bow and an unidentifiable piece of clothing covered in taggies. Long story short, Katie went naked for the first few weeks of her life until I could get out of the house and shop properly for her.

What, You Want Your Baby To Wear CLOTHES???

Then I suggest you register at Not Finding Out!!  This online boutique is THE place to register if you’re letting gender be a surprise . . . or even if you’re not cause they have super cute stuff. But back to the original scenario: Let’s say you want a cute cuddly hat for your newborn (I know more hats! I need an intervention!!). Should you go with the butterfly or the dog? That’s rhetorical, of course, because you don’t know. No problem, just select the NFO (not finding out) option. Once baby arrives all you have to do is call their hotline with the news and they will OVERNIGHT baby’s hat along with all your other goodies!

As an eco-conscious, crunchy mom I rarely find items I consider worth purchasing at places like Babies R Us, so when Calley from Not Finding Out contacted me I was over the moon excited by their selection of truly useful gifts: moby wraps, diapees and wipees for you cloth diapering mamas, BPA-free Klean Kanteen sippy cups, Earth Mama Angel Baby body care, even Sophie the Giraffe.

Want to try some of these items out? Good, because Not Finding Out is giving away an incredibly generous gift package of fun products for a girl or a boy (your choice)!! Clockwise from left we have a boppy slipcover in pink or blue ($20), Aiden + Anais Towel and Washcloth Set ($30), Organic Moby Wrap in coconut ($60), Maison Chic Giraffe or Brown Monkey ($20), Babylegs in Touchdown or Flower Mill($14) and a Grobag Swaddling Wrap in pink or blue polka dots($22). If you are doing the math in your head yes that is over $165 in products!!

If you are pregnant or may become pregnant (does this sound like a prescription drug commercial or what?), please enter!! If you just KNOW someone who is pregnant you should enter, too! Even if none of these apply the very fact that you are reading a mommy blog means that SOMEONE you know is or will be pregnant soon, so enter for them. Or you could win and give it to me. :)

How to Enter the Contest…

Whether you’re entering for yourself or a friend, how about we make this contest useful for first time moms?

Leave a comment below recommending one MUST HAVE product all first moms should have but probably don’t know about. Maybe you figured it out by baby #3 and wish you’d known with #1. Now’s your chance to pay it forward.

If you’re a first time mom you can enter by just letting us know. No advice needed!

Want a second entry into the contest? Go to the Mommypotamus Facebook page and click the “Share” link to share today’s contest with all your friends. Leave a second comment and tell me you’ve shared this post on Facebook.

Entries will be accepted until Thursday January 27th at 10pm. Winner will be selected via Random.org and announced on Friday the 28th.

Thank you Not Finding Out for sponsoring this awesome giveaway!

*** This giveaway is now closed***

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137 Responses to Giveaway from Not Finding Out: A Unique Baby Boutique!!!

  1. Augusta Arwood says:

    Shared on my Facebook page.

  2. Meghan says:

    I loved having a Moby wrap with my second child. It made going on walks so much better – he would sleep against my chest and there is so much more back support than there was to my traditional front pack carrier that I used with my first child. Also, a stainless steel insulated sippy is amazing for older babies/toddlers.

  3. Meghan says:

    I “liked” the page on facebook and made my status about the giveaway :)

  4. Autumn says:

    We woul not have survived if not for my son’s bouncy seat! But, that was 5 years ago and I hardly remember anything about newborns! We are due to have our second in July, and there are so many new “must have” products out there, I don’t know where to start!

  5. Cindy Haggerton says:

    I have a whole list of must haves, but I think one of my favs is of course my Moby wrap. If I’m in a hurry, I’ll settle for my Karma sling. How do people get anything done w/ out wearing their babies?!

  6. Cindy Haggerton says:

    Shared it on my FB too!

  7. Alison says:

    I wish I had known about a co-sleeper with my firstborn. Though you don’t use it forever, it’s nice knowing you baby is sleeping next to you without the risk of rolling over on top of them. MUCH better than a regular pack n’ play or bassinet! Sharing on FB too!

  8. Ann-Marie says:

    The thing I couldn’t live without and still am using with my almost one year old is my Gypsy Mama wrap!!!

  9. Lauren says:

    Every new mom should have some sort of baby carrier…a wrap or sling. It is the only way I could grocery shop with all three of my kids with me! Baby loved it.

  10. Stefanie says:

    I just had my first baby in December and in the first couple of days of breastfeeding I could not have gone with out Lanolin for my soar nipples until I got the hang of breast feeding.

  11. Krista Grant says:

    Definitely couldn’t have made it without our wrap! We went with a Sleepy Wrap because I liked the stretch of it more, but a wrap in general is essential!! Would love to win all these goodies for baby #2 on the way!

  12. Lauren Williams says:

    I am not a mother yet but as someone who is around babies/new moms a lot…I’d say wraps are a must. But as they’ve been said so often…I’d suggest a Johnny Jump Up. Little kiddos love them and it is a safe way to play while you cook dinner, etc.

  13. Stefanie says:

    I just posted your giveaway on Facebook!!!

  14. marina says:

    three way tie: muslin swaddle blankets, the happiest baby on the block-book and a good carrier. L

  15. marina says:

    shared on FB

  16. shannon says:

    shared on facebook as well. :)

  17. Nissa says:

    This is an awesome giveaway!! The one thing I could not live without when I had my babies were recieving blankets. I used them for everything!!

  18. Nissa says:

    Just shared the link on facebook :)

  19. Harmony says:

    I’m a new Mamma so I’m still learning what the must haves are 😉

  20. Harmony says:

    I also shared on FB.

  21. Rena says:

    Heather! There are so many comments I haven’t even read them all so this may be a duplicate! But Thank God for lactation specialists. I would say my best new-mommy advice besides the LC would be a nipple shield. Medela makes the one my LC gave me with my oldest. You can now get them even at Target. They really do make it so much easier for a new mommy to make it thru the first week or so of breastfeeding.

  22. Jennifer says:

    I’d say a sling. I’m from the East Coast and used to see so many fellow mommas carrying their babies in slings there. But here in DFW I rarely see it.

  23. BrownThumbMama says:

    I can tell you there’s SO much you don’t need! Jackjack came early and we didn’t have any baby clothes or blankets washed. We swaddled him in a bath towel and he did just fine. Now that our next baby is on the way, I’ll be better prepared!

    A sling is a definite must-have. And I need a hat intervention too…their stuff is so cute!

  24. Melanie Van Vleet says:

    I couldn’t live without medela breast pump. What a life saver!

  25. Kristi says:

    My baby boy is 9 months old and my absolute most favorite thing I’ve used with him is a video monitor! Even when he was sleeping in our room I still used it…otherwise I probably would have been and would still be getting up every few minutes to check on him while he was sleeping! I love it and recommend it to anyone…it is on the pricey side but so worth it…especially for my sanity!!! My other favorite things are the boppy and my nursing cover (I can’t leave the house without it!)

  26. Kristi says:

    I shared the link on FB too!

  27. Leah says:

    Cloth diaper wipes! And make them yourself – so easy and so inexpensive.

    • Jaime Weis says:

      What fabric do you make the wipes out of? My mom tried to make me some out of a terry cloth but I’m afraid it might be too harsh on a soft bottom…

  28. Rachel M. says:

    I’m a first time mom come August 7th this year. Growing up in a large family I know my mom loved using cloth diapers for burp rags!

  29. Rachel M. says:

    I shared on Facebook! (McChef.de.Cuisine)

  30. Jaime Weis says:

    I would LOVE to win this…we’re planning on going as natural as possible, and being pretty broke, we could use the help! I don’t have any useful advice–this baby is my first. I’m going to read through all these comments though. Babies are CONFUSING. Sharing on Facebook!

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