Showerhug Giveaway

After my 6th baby was born I got to try a Showerhug and now it hangs on the shower rail, handy for me to use all the time.  So comfortable and such a relief particularly in the early days with a brand new baby and tender breasts.  I had the chance to ask Andria, one of the sisters behind Showerhug, some questions to go along with their giveaway for 3 lucky winners.

TLB:  What should TLB readers know about Shower Hug?
Andria:  The Shower Hug was created by two Mommy–veterans.  We have been there and done that in terms of the breastfeeding experience!  We have suffered through early stage breastfeeding, engorgement, cracked nipples, bleeding nipples, plugged ducts, mastitis and weaning.  We know that breastfeeding is SO WORTH IT, but it does come with its share of challenges and, at times, aches and pains for Mom.
The Shower Hug is a breastfeeding essential for any Mom suffering from sore breasts and nipples.  The Shower Hug does so much, and I’ll get into the details later, but my personal favorite aspect of the Shower Hug is how it creates the *most* perfect, *most* soothing warm compress for the breasts while Mom relaxes in the shower.  Mom gets a chance to be at peace in the solitude of her shower…a chance to restore her spirits…while The Shower Hug gently cradles and supports her breasts and soothes away breast and nipple pain as it absorbs warm shower water.
As I write this, I am literally craving a hot shower all wrapped up snug in my Shower Hug.  I am pregnant with my third baby and my breasts and nipples have been extremely tender during this pregnancy.  I use my Shower Hug daily, and it really works wonders!
TLB:  How did Shower Hug come to be?
Andria:  Alaina and I (Andria) are partners in Belmama & Cherub LLC and are the proud creators and distributors of the Shower Hug™.
My life and dreams changed forever when I learned I was pregnant with my first child. I once enthusiastically worked as a CPA, but quickly forgot about the world of numbers and analytics with one glance at my little one. Never was I so fulfilled or content than in my new role as “Mama.”  It was in my new role as stay-at-home Mom that I conceived the idea for the Shower Hug. It struck me when I was struggling to comfortably shower in the early days of motherhood and breastfeeding and dealing with VERY SORE BOOBS! No one told me that my breasts would be huge, hard and hot and that my nipples might crack and bleed!  I quickly learned that breastfeeding would take some getting used to…

I never would have imagined that showering would become so difficult and uncomfortable after the arrival of baby either!  Lingering in long, hot showers is a favorite retreat of mine, but the force of the shower spray hitting my tender breasts was too painful to tolerate.  Engorged, tender breasts and cracked, bleeding nipples needed protection from the shower streams!   I had looked forward to the solitude of a long, hot shower all day, but as soon as I stepped in, I was hurrying to get out.

My doctor advised holding a towel over my chest when showering, which was not practical and made tons of extra laundry.  I tried dodging the shower sprays by keeping my back to the streams, which did not allow me to easily shampoo, shave, etc.  And, I shopped and shopped and shopped, looking for a product that would help me.  My search revealed there was no such product to treat this problem.  As I became more involved in the “mommy” community, I learned that I was not alone in my struggle.  Many mothers quietly struggle through the pain and discomfort brought about by early stage breastfeeding, plugged milk ducts, mastitis, and eventually weaning… but I knew there was a better way.

As the saying goes “necessity breeds invention” and as a born problem solver, I was determined to create a solution by creating The Shower Hug™!  It’s a therapeutic breast wrap that Mom can wear either while showering or just around the house to provide lots of oh-so-soothing benefits to women suffering from breast and nipple pain.
TLB:  What was your favorite mother’s day present to receive or give?
Andria:  Being a Mom, my favorite Mother’s Day presents are any items made with love by my little ones’ own hands and hearts.  I proudly display all of my hand-crafted goodies…painted frames, chunky ceramic pieces, clay pots bedazzled with “gemstones” and glitter…  These are my priceless treasures.  The sparkly eyes, smiling lips and proud hearts the kids wear when they present their treasures to me is the cherry on top!
TLB:  How do you keep connected with your children and take care of yourself?
Andria:  Having a special “date” with each of my children.  My son and I will head out for a movie night at the “fancy” theater nearby, and my daughter and I will attend a “Princess Tea Party” hosted by Sleeping Beauty herself.  I love family time as one big group, but I also savor spending time my kids individually.  It’s a different dynamic when you have one-on-one time …and something we all periodically need.  For me a decaf Mocha and apple fritter from Starbucks …. That is my guilty indulgence.

This giveaway is a Shower Hug to 3 lucky winners.  The Shower Hug’s retail price is $29.95.
The Shower Hug™ is Mama’s breastfeeding essential that brings welcome relief to sore breasts and nipples.  The Shower Hug is a therapeutic breast wrap designed to be worn by pregnant and breastfeeding mothers while showering and when outside of the shower too!
For many Moms, their only “me-time” in a day is their time spent showering. We believe that showers are a time to cleanse the body and renew the spirit. They are about rituals.  They are about relaxation.  They are a mini “time-out” from the demands of our lives, and sore boobs should not get in the way of Mom’s precious alone time! Worn while showering, The Shower Hug returns the serenity and renewal of the shower to pregnant and breastfeeding moms who suffer breast tenderness and nipple pain.  The Shower Hug provides ~
•    gentle bust line support for heavy & engorged breasts (particularly important when breast milk first comes in and when weaning!!)
•    a soft barrier between the pelting/stinging shower sprays and Mom’s delicate breast tissue and sensitive nipples
•    protection of cracked and bleeding nipples from harsh/irritating ingredients in toiletries
•    a soothing warm compress effect to ease engorgement, plugged milk ducts and pain associated with mastitis.
Mom may also wear her Shower Hug outside of the shower to hold therapeutic warm or cool packs with hands free convenience, and it is the perfect breast support to sleep in! It is nonrestrictive, super soft, absorbent for those pesky milk leakages and easy to nurse baby while wearing.
Other incredible uses for the Shower Hug shared with us by happy customers include:
•    perfect for wear during water birthing
•    comforts, protects & supports C-section tummies
•    eases cyclical breast pain & mastalgia
•    soothes breast pain related to breast cancer treatment & breast surgery recovery
The Shower Hug is made of an incredibly soft, double-sided knit terry velour. It is stretchy, absorbent and lightweight. It is the perfect fabric for wear in the shower, and it won’t get heavy or sag when wet. The Shower Hug stays in place without the use of shoulder straps, which means that there is no weight pulling on Mom’s shoulders or uncomfortable “digging in” of straps. We also provided an ample 4” Velcro closure to provide for size adjustability and to allow Mom to obtain her ideal fit and level of support over the course of pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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Good luck to everyone!  Please use the widget below to be entered and enjoy browsing showerhug.com.  The giveaway is open from July 27, 2012 to August 3, 2012.  A big thanks to Showerhug for their ongoing support of TLB and all breastfeeding women, and be sure to visit their Facebook page or follow them on twitter and thank them for their support of TLB and this giveaway opportunity.

This giveaway is open to international entries.

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  1. grace burnham says:

    this looks like it would be comfoting for sure

  2. this is GENIUS!

  3. Cool, never heard of this but it sounds great!

  4. amber foister says:

    This is so awesome. I would love to have one!

  5. Jessalynn says:

    I so wanted to get one of these with my last baby especially when my milk came in. Now I am pregnant again, I know that I would really like to have on this time! Thank you for offering us this chance!

  6. This looks like such a wonderful product!

  7. I really hope I win!! I’ve been suffering from vasospasms for about a month now and this would really help!!

  8. I already wrote it on your fb picture b/c i just loved the idea so much!! You are genius! 🙂

  9. Neat Idea. I am 6 months pp but I still get engorged sometimes.

  10. I am pregnant with my second baby right now and I would love to win this! I remember with my first how much a shower hurt my breasts…I would keep the spray on my back even though it was really inconvenient. I will have to purchase one of these if I don’t end up winning one! Thanks for having a giveaway! 🙂

  11. Heidi Daily says:

    As a new mother I could definitely use this

  12. This is such a great idea!

  13. How have I never heard of these before! What a brilliant invention! I could definitely use one of these.

  14. I have to admit, I’m curious to see one of these….

  15. Lori Gaston says:

    This sounds wonderful! I’m now pregnant with #2 and would love to have one of these in the coming year!

  16. Im pregnant with my 5th. This sounds so nice!

  17. The shower hug is genious and sounds like it feels so amazing! I love that you can also use it outside of the shower for hands free relief because like the article says, my shower time is my only alone time, if I’m lucky! I would love to be able to add this to my slowly but surely growing natural treatment collection! Thanks for the opportunity!

  18. Jennifer Longstreet says:

    This is an amazing idea! Could really have used something like this with my first child. Now expecting my second this is going on my Mommy must have list!

  19. Tara Schmahl says:

    I would just love one of these. I am pregnant with my second, first never latched but EP’d for 13 months. Seems like a great addition for the shower.

  20. This is an amazing idea. Every woman should have one!

  21. Sandee Hill says:

    I’m 36 weeks, and already have pretty sore breasts….I’d love to win one of these!

  22. Ayrielle says:

    This looks so amazing…definitely would get some use right now.

  23. Sarah Kerr says:

    This would be great to have when my new babe arrives in September!

  24. Bethany K says:

    I would love to have this with my newest one due in March. I am still nursing my 11 month old and my nipples are already super sensitive.

  25. I am pregnant with my second and had totally forgotten about shower misery. I need a Shower Hug and I would especially love to win one! 😉

  26. Jennifer Lavallee-Chesley says:

    This looks to be an amazing product, I hope to win one!

  27. I wish I’d know about this for my water birth – it’s such a great idea!

  28. I am pregnant with my 3rd (4th pregnancy), and this sounds fantastic, I would LOVE it!!!

  29. I wish I had known about these when my first was born!

  30. Marianne says:

    What a smart creation! Hope I win one!

  31. I would LOVE this. My baby is almost 4 months old and I’m currently on my third bout of plugged ducts. The shower hug sounds heavenly.

  32. Deidre C says:

    Awesome! I would love one!

  33. What a great idea!

  34. Natasha Sandoval says:

    I would so love to win this!!

  35. Very interesting! Im curious how it feels to wear one, you make it sound so heavenly!

  36. Number two is due any day now – just heard about this product from a friend and would love to use it! Whether I win it or not…would love to promote it on our blog too!

  37. This sounds incredibly wonderful! Wish I had one 2 months ago!!!

  38. Every new mother should have this.

  39. linda trinklein says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! Great

  40. I wish i would have known about this with my first. Hopefully I will have another soon to try this out! TTC!

  41. I need one! I’m having to wear a nipple shield right now to feed my boy, because I have nipple trauma. I feel like this would be a lifesaver for a first timer like me.

  42. Stefanie says:

    I need this in my life!!!

  43. Stacy Morgan P. says:

    I have always been curious about the showerhug. I would love to try one out, and from this post it sounds wonderful.

  44. It seems like such an innovative and useful product!

  45. I so wish I knew about these when I was pregnant and in the early weeks of breastfeeding my daughter!! Would LOVE to have one for my next pregnancy, especially since it looks like I’ll still be nursing!

  46. Lori Phillips says:

    I want one!!! I need one . I have a 2 month old and this would be so awesome.

  47. Wow this looks so awesome!!!

  48. Danielle P says:

    My boobs would love this!!

  49. Looks interesting, I’d love to try one

  50. This looks like and amazing product for new moms

  51. Anne Perry says:

    Would love this for my water birth

  52. Leann L says:

    What a great idea! Wish I had known about this when I was pregnant with my first baby.

  53. lexigurl Alexandra O says:

    I am due in 3 weeks and have been having a lot of pain when I bathe. Would love this!

  54. Heather says:

    This looks awesome!

  55. What perfect timing for me to learn about this amazing idea! I just had our fourth baby three days ago and just yesterday started avoiding the shower spray on the front of my body because of very sore nipples being reintroduced to active duty! Ouch! I would really LOVE to win this shower wrap, so I can enjoy some showering rather than as you mentioned keeping my back to the spray and hopping out as soon as possible 🙂

  56. This looks like a must-have even 6 months pp and definitely for the next baby!

  57. Desiree T says:

    This sounds awesome. Definitely would help.

  58. Sara L. says:

    I would LOVE this. I’m expecting baby #3 and still breastfeeding baby #2. My boobies are super sore already, but I plan on tandem breastfeeding, and this would be amazing for those showers especially in the beginning!

  59. Kati Anderson says:

    NEED!! Tired of covering up every time I face the shower head! Didn’t know such a thing existed!

  60. marli F. says:

    So excited to randomly have come accross this, I am on my fourth pregnancy and am dreading the beginning of breastfeeding, which I dont think anyone should ever have to feel considering the pain is the main reason most people dont stick with it. The towel in the shower I always enjoyed but like in the interview is such a pain and when you have a new little one hangin around we all know how theres not much time to just relax for long periods of times. Needless to say o cant wait to get my hands on the shower hug and I will deff. Be wrighting a review 🙂

  61. Alison C says:

    I’ve always wanted to try one of these!

  62. Great idea and great gift for moms to be!

  63. Lourdes says:

    Genius! This is a great gift idea for new moms!

  64. This looks amazing! Such a good idea!

  65. I would love to win this.

  66. Julie G says:

    I am pregnant and so tired of dodging the shower spray or turning the shower so low it wont rinse the shampoo. I would love this!

  67. Lindsey F says:

    Wow! What a great idea! I would love to win one.

  68. This is such a smart idea. I dread taking a shower because of the pain it causes.

  69. What a neat idea! I wish this had been around when my babies were younger! I had to improvise with hand towels, etc. Bravo!

  70. This would definitely come in handy with the next baby. I dreaded showers with my first.

  71. I would love to be able to share this with my postpartum clients!

  72. gonna be breastfeeding again soon (due in 2 weeks).. it would be nice to have this.

  73. Diana C says:

    I remember the days of dreading a shower. I would love to win this as I am preparing for number two and with everything I learned from the first baby, I feel I will be better prepared and breastfeed longer.

  74. hollie s. says:

    This would be so awesome to have since ill be nursing our son in about 8 weeks!

  75. That’s a brilliant idea!

  76. Melissa says:

    What a great idea! Now I really want one 🙂

  77. With a new baby due any day now, this would be fantastic to have on hand! What a smart product.

  78. Brigette Yerke says:

    Such a cool idea..i need one if these

  79. I would love this for the next one!

  80. Michelle Frias-Rodriguez says:

    I know in my first months of breastfeeding I could not tolerate the water hitting my breasts directly and always wore a cami into the shower so that I would be able to be comfortable washing my hair. This is so much better! Great idea!!!

  81. I wish I had this with my first two. Definitely need one of these

  82. Never heard of these, what an awesome product! I thought I was the only one that can’t stand the shower hitting the ladies because of pain/sensitivity.

  83. Brittany C says:

    Sounds like heaven. Expecting my first child in October and have heard the good and bad of breastfeeding. Seems the Shower Hug would provide the ultimate in comfort 🙂

  84. Christine says:

    Would love to try!

  85. I wish I had this when I was pregnant! However I could use this so much right now!! I have large breasts and this seems perfect!

  86. What a brilliant product!! This is perfect for any nursing mama! I could definitely use this!

  87. Kathy Ingalsbe says:

    Brilliant!!

  88. Chani-Claire says:

    I really wanted one of these when I had my baby. I will definietly get one the next time around. Which is soon hopefully!

  89. I had such a difficult time breastfeeding my son, but now I am pregnant again and I am really hoping that I will be able to this time.

  90. So glad to hear about this product! I need this!

  91. nicole coopeer says:

    Looks like an awesome product! I would love to have one to help my sore and tender breasts

  92. Jessica s says:

    Sounds relaxing!

  93. Veronica says:

    How innovative! I need one.