I received these items for review as part of the MPM Holiday Gift Guide. All opinions are my own.
Let me start by saying as a first time parent—it is truly shocking the amount of laundry a small human can create. In my opinion, the dense four-pack of felted wool dryer balls is great way to make a significant dent in both the cost and time of household laundry. Though they were a little noisy to begin with, the Heart Felt Dryer Balls cut my drying time on large loads by about 15 minutes and close to 30 on tiny loads. They completely replace the need for dryer sheets and even remove static from micro-fleece without any fragrances or chemicals, which seem to bother both my fair-haired munchkin and me. My favorite feature—the balls work great to release pet hair from clothes without clinging to the balls. Almost no hair stuck to the dryer balls but was collected in the lint trap—handy for a house with two dogs and two cats!
I'm a big fan of baby wearing and a huge fan of this Heart Felt Baby Wrap! Tucked neatly in a tiny 8″ by 5″ drawstring pouch, this wrap measures 176″ by 18″ unfolded. Very pleased with this wash and wear cotton in flattering solids that are cut large enough to be comfortable for me and my little one! As a size 14, I frequently feel constricted by many of the current carriers on the market but this was comfortable and could easily be worn by women a few sizes larger. The cotton knit is a great choice. It's durable and has enough stretch to be comfortable without feeling like my little one isn't secure. The fabric edges are neatly finished and the ends are rounded which makes it easier to handle when tying. The only difficulty I found is that the center of the wrap isn't marked. For shorter women, having to even out the length of fabric to find the center might be more difficult or time consuming. This is a great wrap carrier with an excellent price tag, much better than some of the competitors, and comes with detailed wrapping instructions!
SquishDelish Reusable Food Pouches
Reusable food pouches are a must-have product for moms who make & take their own culinary creations for their tiny people. The design on the SquishDelish is flawless. The nylon material is thick and flexible without the ‘cracking feel' of some of the department store brands and is free of high profile chemicals like phthalates, PVCs and BPAs. The top-load design is ridiculously easy to use and even easier to clean, these little guys are top-shelf dishwasher safe. I tried it! Even on the sani-rinse these held up and there's nothing better than a product that performs! The side spout is easy for my little one to use of his own which gives me an extra hand to feed myself when we're out somewhere. My favorite two features: the zipper is crazy strong and it holds 8 ounces of food! I feel completely comfortable tossing a full one in my purse and I know if I accidentally push on it, it's not going to fill my handbag full of half-puréed macaroni & cheese. With food prep ideas included in your purchase, SquishDelish pouches are a great gift for both new moms and moms with younger children.
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