Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Free card at

cardstore.comToday (3/29) only is giving away a free card in honor of Leap day! Just enter code CCC2029 Hurry this offer is limited to the first 29,000 cards ordered.

This code is valid for 1 Free Card, including Free Shipping, and is only valid today Wednesday, February 29th. This offer is limited to 29,000 Free Cards. Valid in the US and Canada only.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Free Kids Books for the Kindle

The following are available for free Kindle download:

The BIG Book of Riddles for Kids: An Interactive Joke Book That is as Much Fun to Play With as it is to Read (The BIG Book Series)

Hamster Habitat a fun game the kids may like.

Is It Nice? Manners For Kids

The Ugly Duckling (Illustrated)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Huggies Deals on Brand LogoNow on you can get $5 off for each case of diapers you order plus $10 credit for creating a new account and ordering more than $49. Simply enter the code "GR8DEALA" or "BESTDIAPERDEAL". There is free shipping on orders over $49.

Huggies 168 count of Size 1 little snugglers are $48 with the $2 coupon currently available. In addition you get an additional $10 credit for future use on when you buy $50 or more of Huggies products. Enter code: "HUGLOVE"

In the end it is like getting diapers for .113. If you select a larger hugies size the cost is slightly higher per diaper because there is less in a pack but it is still overall a good deal. Good fillers to reach the $50 are Huggies wipes.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Kohl's Codes

Kohls has a free ship code: SWEETSHIP as well as a 30% off code: HEART30 that can be used on the same order and apply to everything including clearance. This rarely happens. So go ahead and order anything you need, event he smallest item, because you don't have to worry about getting enough in your cart to qualify for free shipping. You do need a Kohl's card. There are quite a few cute children's items on clearance. It's a good time to stock up for next winter.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

$5 off $25 at

Using this link you can get $5 off an $25 purchase of mom and baby items and If you have a shoprunner membership shipping is free! I am getting Butt Paste to treat and prevent diaper rash because I need some, and it is on sale for a god price. Diapers come out to 20 cents a diaper for the jumbo case of the cheapest brand, not a great deal.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Lysol Wipes

Today only (2/13/12) a tub of 35 Lysol sanitizing wipes will be $1.99 at STples. Shipping is free. This deal will become available at 10 pm/ The usefulness of this deal depends on your usual wipe buying habits. At Amazon these wipes are typically 7 cents a wipe. However at Costco they are often cheaper than 7 5 cents per wipe (if you have a Costco membership) and sell in larger containers. The small size is ideal if you don't use them that often, so that they won't dry out, and if you keep them in places like the car. If you have the time to head out to a brick and mortar store you are better off at Walgreens. This week they have the 35 count tub buy one get one free. That makes it $3.59 for two tubs.

Profit From Your Used Books!

Free today at the Kindle shop is The Home-Based Bookstore: Start Your Own Business Selling Used Books on Amazon, eBay or Your Own Web Site. Admittedly, I have not yet read the book. But it's free. So it can't hurt to download it now before the price goes up again. I have blogged before about how I made a decent profit and kept graduate school costs down by reselling the books I needed to buy (often for the same price or slightly more than I paid for them). If this book can streamline that process and help me get rid of the last set of books I have festering on the shelf, then more power to it. Also by this author (and free right now but it has been fluctuating all day) are: Barcode Booty: How I found and sold $2 million of 'junk' on eBay and Amazon, And you can, too, using your phoneePublish: Self-Publish Fast and Profitably for Kindle, iPhone, CreateSpace and Print on DemandeBay 101: Selling on eBay For Part-time or Full-time Income, Beginner to PowerSeller in 90 DaysEtsy 101: Sell Your Crafts on Etsy, the DIY Marketplace for Handmade, Vintage and Crafting Supplies. It seems he is a real pro at online selling, or writing about it anyway ;)

Other free books of note:

Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know
Innocent Deceptions
Candy Cookbook
Revenge (A Travis Mays Novel)
Sleeping with Paris

75% Off Disney Kids Clothes on Amazon

Amazon has Disney clothes for %50 off. For a limited time entering the code DIS25OFF at checkout gains you an extra 25% off. All items qualify for Free Super Saver Shipping or Prime.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Boppy Pillow - $20.99 at Amazon

The Boppy Bare Naked Pillow is beloved by many breastfeeding moms as a way to make nursing easier. The pillow wraps around the waist and supports baby. Moms who have had c-sections also find the pillow eases pressure on the abdominal wound during nursing by supporting the baby. Even the hospital lactation consultant was discussing the boppy and its uses during her classes. Personally, I actually like the boppy for tummy time and don't use it for nursing. Amazon has it for a good price right now and since it's a baby item it qualifies for free returns for a year. If you will use it for nursing go for it. if you won't (like me) it's not worth it. Mine was a hand me down from my sister. Otherwise I would have forgone it since I am one of the few moms on the planet who doesn't use it for nursing.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Parenting Resources

There are a million advice books, gadgets and the like on the market for new moms. With only a very small apartment, there's not much we can fit here, yet alone afford. I also don't have much use for a lot of new age advice on "baby nurturing". Here's what I have found actually useful over the past few weeks.

On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep This book is full of practical, useful advice. It soothes a lot of the fears of first time parents and makes everything so much more manageable. My little girl sleeps like an angel thanks to the solid principles from this book. They really mesh with my parenting style.

Ameda Purely Yours Ultra Breast Pump Formula is ridiculously expensive, and not as nutritious or beneficial to the baby as breast milk. I therefore decided to make every best effort to give my baby exclusively breast milk for the first year if I could and avoid formula altogether. To facilitate this, and to still get some sleep I started pumping the excess milk after feedings so my husband could give the baby a morning bottle and I could sleep a little more. I am also going to need to go back to work and pump milk while there for the nanny to give the baby. Lansinoh 20435 Breastmilk Storage Bags  are great for storage, lie flat very well and are cost efficient. The price of the double electric pump is a tiny fraction of what formula would have cost me. This pump is also a closed system so it won't get moldy between baby 1 and the next siblings birth one day or require excess sterilization. Plus you can adjust both speed and suction. 

Philips Avent Soothie Pacifier, 0-6 Months, Pink/purple To get nursing off to a good start, I did not give the pacifier for a week and a half. Then we chose this one because it closely resembles the breast. It really helps when baby just wants to suck. Plus the American Academy of Pediatrics says that using the pacifier when baby goes to sleep helps ward off SIDS. We do not give the pacifier at all times and we allow the baby to fuss sometimes so that she doesn't become dependent.

HALO SleepSack Micro-Fleece Swaddle, Cream, Small Babies love swaddling. This contraption ensures they can't break free. It also signals to my baby that it is time for nighttime sleep (we only use it at night). She sleeps longer and sounder. Plus I don't have to worry about her being cold or needing any blankets in the bassinet (another SIDS danger).

Everything else (besides for diapers and a place for her to sleep) is kind of nice but not necessary or completely useless. We're happy leaving a lot of it on the store shelves and not in our crowded living space!