WEESPRING GIVEAWAY: One $125 Gift Basket from Munchkin and One $100 Amazon Gift Card
It's almost midnight and instead of being finished with my post and drifting off to sleep, I have just spent the past two hours combing through every item on the new baby product comparison site WeeSpring, rating my favorites, bemoaning my regrets and adding to my wish list.
WeeSpring is like a modern day consumer reports, if consumer reports were only about baby products and all written by your real life friends. Melissa Post, the founder of WeeSpring, says she created the site after reading 27 conflicting carseat reviews from complete strangers on Amazon, when all she wanted to know was which carseat her friends used and recommended.
FYI- I'm very happy with my Britax.
This reminds me of the time I walked into a Buy Buy Baby at 5 months pregnant with my first, saw the fifty foot wall full of different bottle options, started having heart palpitations and had to leave before I passed out. Who was I to know which bottle was best when I'd never had a baby?
FYI- I have two babies now. We used the Medella bottles that come with the Pump 'n Style and moved on to Advent Naturals when they required something larger.
More important than rating your favorite and least favorite baby products, you can see what your friends liked and disliked, or which baby carrier has the most likes overall (Ergo) or the most regrets (Baby Bjorn).
FYI- Personally, I'm a big fan of the Lillebaby Organic.
I also found myself fascinated with what products got the most passionate responses. For instance, Sophie (with more loves, regrets and comments than any other baby toy) is, as always, a very controversial figure.
FYI- Mazzy would have thrown her Sophie in the river if it meant more time with the Whoozit. While Harlow could suck on that rubber giraffe ALL DAY LONG. She's also a fan of the easy-to-grab Oball.
Some products seem universally loved by WeeSpring parents with tons of likes and little to no regrets, like Aden & Anais swaddle blankets, the Nosefrida, and Aquaphor.
FYI- Use them, love it like a hobby and keep a tub in every bathroom in my house.
It's also interesting to see the regrets start to amass under products I had problems with as well.
FYI- The Crane Humidifier is incredibly cute but not the greatest when it comes to humidifying. After a year, we switched to a very uncute, very grown-up Air-O-Swiss.
If you've been following my blog for 2+ years and already know what I recommend and would like to get someone else's perspective for once, check out Anna's profile from My Life and Kids who is naming her favorite toddler toys today.
The two of us have gotten together to do a big WeeSpring giveaway with two big prizes.
One lucky reader will win a $125 baby gift basket full of everything you could ever possibly want from Munchkin.
FYI- We use Munchkin Sippy Cups, the Munchkin Snack Catcher and the Munchkin Bottle Brush.
And one other reader will win a not-too-shabby $100 Amazon gift card to buy whatever baby products (or any products) they damn please.
FYI- I'd put my $100 towards the Hushamok Organic Hammock and check to see if it came in an adult-size too.
Anna convinced me to use Rafflecopter for this giveaway. She uses it and loves it and I'm friends with Anna, so I'm giving it a shot. If you also love Rafflecopter or regret that I was ever introduced to Rafflecopter or feel totally indifferent about it, in the spirit of WeeSpring (and the power of grey skull!), please let me know in the comments.
Also in the comments, tell me your biggest baby product regret. Besides the humidifer, mine's a really expensive bassinet we used for three months with Mazzy, put in storage at my dad's place for the next child and then got thrown out by accident when he moved. (FYI, only total idiots store a disassembled bassinet in a garbage bag.)
Giveaway will end Sunday June 9th. You can come back each day to retweet for extra entries. Check back here to see the winner.
UPDATE: Congratulations to Katrina Lucas (winner of the Munchkin gift basket) and Tina Lacausi (winner of the Amazon gift card!
This post was sponsored by WeeSpring but they had no input on what products I chose to feature.