Monday, January 10, 2011

****CLOSED**** All About Baby Boutique Review and Giveaway!


Recently, I was given the opportunity by Priscilla at All About Baby Boutique to review a few products for her and do a giveaway!  As this is my first time reviewing products other than cloth diapers, I was a little hesitant but also very excited!  I couldn't have been happier when I received Punkin Butt products and saw how fabulous they are!!  A HUGE thank you to All About Baby Boutique for sponsoring this fabulous review and giving one lucky reader the chance to win these amazing products!!

Punkin Butt Organic Wipes Solution Concentrate Review


Price:  ★★★★☆  You can purchase 0.5 oz of this wipes solution for $9.95 on the All About Baby Boutique Website.  This solution also comes in a 1 oz bottle for $17.49.  One 0.5 oz bottle makes over 3 gallons (12 liters) of solution.  So, if there are 16 cups in a gallon, each 0.5 oz bottle would make 48 cups.  So the cost per cup would be only 21 cents.  This means that for me to make a batch of wipes, I have two packs of Thirsties Fab wipes ($10.75 for 6 wipes x2) and then 42 cents (since I double the amount) to make each batch of wipes and solution!  I know that is a lot of math to think about, but this is AMAZING when you think about the cost of disposable wipes!!  This could save A TON of money from birth to potty training!!!

Ease of Use:  ★★★★☆ This wipes solution concentrate is very simple to use.  As it is a concentrate and there is some prep work involved, I cannot give it a 5.  However the steps are quite simple!  All you have to do is add 10 drops of the solution to 1 cup of either boiled or distilled water and then pour it over your wipes or put into your spray bottle, whichever system you use!  The only thing that could make this solution better is if it came prepped, but that is the choice of the consumer when deciding what brand they want to use and if they want to prep.  However, this is SIMPLE to prepare!

Smell:  ★★★★☆   This solution is made from oils and has a nice clean and fresh scent that is very nice and even calming.  This solution is designed to moisturize, heal, and protect baby’s skin from any bacteria, fungus, or yeast.  This solution does not contain any alcohol, color, or synthetic fragrance.  The oils that Punkin Butt has chosen go together well and have a nice soothing effect on baby’s skin and is pleasant for the diaper changer’s nose.

On Baby:  ★★★★★   This wipes solution works beautifully!  The solution does a better job than just water of cleaning up messes.  Plus, with all of those wonderful oils, it also helps to protect baby’s bottom.  It is a 2 for 1 deal and makes less steps for mom!  Even better, my daughter has VERY sensitive skin (like her Mama) and we have trouble finding products that don’t irritate her very fair and very sensitive skin.  Not once did we have an issue with this product!  Organic and natural and wonderful for my baby’s bum!!

Overall:  ★★★★★   I love this product!  Very simple to use and excellent for baby’s skin!  I have loved this product from the moment I used my first wipe with it on.  It is fresh and clean smelling, gentle on my baby’s bum, cleans her skin easily, protects her skin, and is Organic!  Love it!

Total Stars: 22/25

My personal note on Cloth Wipes and Solution: I use only Thirsties Fab Wipes (that is all I have and I love them).  I have just enough cloth wipes to fold and place in a Huggies Disposable Wipes container, then I double the recipe for the concentrate (20 drops to 2 cups of water), and then I pour the solution over the wipes in the box.  Presto!  Plus, I love that the wipes will pop up in the container just like disposable wipes.  To see how I do this, check out this video!  The only difference is that I don't use the spray bottle, I make my wipes wet in the container so they are 100% ready to go!

Punkin Butt Bottom Balm Review


Cost:  ★★★★★   You can purchase a jar of this balm for $8.95 on the All About Baby Boutique Website.  The jar is only 1 oz; small but mighty!  This product gets rid of rash fast so you don’t need a ton of it.  For comparison, most diaper rash creams come in either a 1-2 oz jar or a 2-3 oz tube, so this really isn’t a “small” amount.

Ease of Use:  ★★★★☆   This balm is very soft in the jar.  When I first opened it, I expected it to be more like solid or wax and that I would need to use a little force to get enough for her bum.  (It smells similar to a GroVia Magic stick, so I expected the same consistency) I ended up sticking my finger the whole way to the bottom of the jar!  Whoops!  Actually, it is very soft, light, and creamy.  It goes on very easily and smoothly.  Yes, you have to use your finger, so you do have to wash, but it is not sticky/goopy/icky like other creams and washes off quite  easily (plus it leaves your hand silky smooth! Bonus!).

Smell:  ★★★★☆ As with the Wipes solution, the Bottom Balm is made from Organic Ingredients and has a nice fresh and clean smell.  It smells very nice and calming going on baby’s bottom, you feel as though you are putting something high end on…it just smells and feels nice and soothing.

Effectiveness:  ★★★★★   This product does a great job of soothing skin and clearing up rash.  When we first started using this product, my daughter was getting over the stomach flu and had a small amount of rash on her bum from constant diarrhea.  This balm cleared that up immediately and has kept her rash-free ever since.  You do have to be careful to allow skin to dry prior to putting this on as it can trap moisture on the skin, this is especially true when using cloth wipes as they may be wetter than disposable wipes.

Overall:  ★★★★★   I love this bottom balm!  It cleared my daughter’s rash up in no time and has kept her rash-free ever since!  It is clean smelling and goes on her skin nice and smooth!  Love this product!  This just goes to show that you can find AMAZING cloth diaper safe diaper rash options!

Total Stars:  23/25

Where to Buy?  You may visit the All About Baby Boutique Website to make purchases!



Giveaway!!!

How to win?  One lucky reader will win both the Punkin Butt Organic Wipes Solution and the Punkin Butt Bottom Balm from All About Baby Boutique!  Giveaway will end on Sunday January 23rd, 2011 at 11:59 PM EST and winner will be announced on Monday January 24th, 2011 on the blog as well as by email.


Mandatory Entry:  Go to All About Baby Boutique and tell me what your favorite product is that they carry!  Be sure to include your email address!

Extra Entries: Please be sure to include your email address with every entry!  All entries will be verified.

*Follow the All About Baby Boutique Blog through Google Friend Connect. Leave a comment telling me this and your email address.
*Follow The Mommy Goods Blog through Google Friend Connect.  Leave a comment telling me this and your email address.
*Like All About Baby Boutique on Facebook. (Please thank her for sponsoring this giveaway!)  Leave a comment telling me this as well as your Facebook ID and email address.
*Like The Mommy Goods on Facebook.  Leave a comment telling me this as well as your Facebook ID and email address.
*Blog about this giveaway.  Leave a comment with a verifiable link to where you blogged and your email address.
*Add The Mommy Goods button to your blog.  Leave a comment with a verifiable link to where you placed the button and your email address.
*Subscribe to the All About Baby Boutique Newsletter.  Email Priscilla with the Subject heading of "Subscribe" at priscilla@allaboutbabyboutique.com to get her newsletter.  Then, leave me a comment telling me you did this and your email.


That is a total of EIGHT chances to win!  Good Luck!!




Rules:  This giveaway will end January 23rd 2011 at 11:59 PM EST.  Any entries submitted after that time will not be entered.  Mandatory entry must be completed in order for other entries to count.  Entries will be verified.  Any entries without the proper information or entries that cannot be verified will be deleted.  The winner will be chosen by entry number on random.org and notified by email as well as announced on my blog on January 24th 2011.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.  Please remember to include your email with all entries as this is the only way to contact you if you win.

51 comments:

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