Today we’re chatting with Alison Manes (former birth doula and mother of 6) and Melissa Morgan (IBCLC, RLC, CLE and mother of 3) behind LolliDoo Diapers about those early days with a new baby. Everything from breastfeeding a newborn to how often they poop, we’re talking about common questions and concerns during that first 3 months. One thing’s for sure, besides a leaky boob every new baby needs something to catch what comes out the other end. LollieDoo has got you and your baby’s bum covered with their Grey Overnight eco-pocket™ with organic cotton liner and hemp Innies™ and they’re giving one away today! Read on to find out how you can be entered to win and the quick interview I got to have with Alison last night.
TLB: What would you like TLB readers to know about LolliDoo?
Alison: How much time do we have? We are a small family run business and it’s our mission to create sustainable and socially conscious re-usable products that improve the health and well being of our children, our environment and our economy. We strive to support families and our seamstresses all work mostly from home – coming in to the shop once a week or so; oftentimes with nurslings. We are doing our best to be the change that we want to see in the world.
TLB: What was the hardest part of the early days of having a baby?
Alison: Sleep deprivation and engorgement
TLB: When did breastfeeding start to feel easier?
Alison: Usually within a couple of weeks – a week or two adjustment period and then vast improvement after the initial post partum period ends.
TLB: What’s your favorite newborn/postpartum tip for new moms?
Alison: Sleep whenever you can and accept offers of help that don’t include the baby – like have someone do your dishes or prepare your meals so that you can take care of your baby. Take a BabyMoon. So sleep often and take a BabyMoon.
This Giveaway is now closed, thank you to everyone that entered and to Lollidoo for their sponsorship of TLB and this wonderful opportunity.
In addition to sponsoring our Thirsty Thursday Thinkables Live Facebook Chat today, LolliDoo is sending one Grey Overnight eco-pocket™ with organic cotton liner and hemp Innies™, a $40 value, to a lucky TLB winner. The Grey Overnight eco-pocket™ is an overnight pocket diaper with 3 Absorbency Innies™ and does not require a diaper cover. The inside is organic cotton liner and recycled 300-weight fleece outer provide wetness protection. One-size.
All you have to do to be entered is to comment on this post and if you feel like it, share your favorite early days survival tip. For a second entry, go like LolliDoo on Facebook, let them know TLB sent you and come back and leave a second comment letting me know you did so.
That’s it! Two easy ways to be entered. This giveaway is open just for today’s chat and is open to entries outside of the USA if the winners are willing to pay shipping. Winners within the USA do not have to pay shipping.
Ali and Melissa have also generously offered an ordering code for 20% off all orders TODAY ONLY and just for Leakies. Use the code: LeakyB@@b.
The winner of the Lollido giveaway is Lori:
“Went to LolliDoo, liked it and left a post saying you sent me!”
Congratulations Lori! Thanks Melissa and Alison for this fun opportunity.