By lelaknows | Category: Hot New Finds, Meet the mom inventor | Posted Wednesday, November 16, 2011
As you know, at Mom 4 Life we are all about helping moms find the best product out there to meet their needs. So when I was introduced to Fanny and Carla and the brand new company they have started, I knew you should meet them too. You see, their website is pretty stinking cool. I will let them tell you all about it and then I would encourage you to hop over and take it for a test drive!
Hello, we’re Fanny and Carla, co-founders of a new technology company called Lela. We started Lela because we felt that shopping for baby products can often be confusing and overwhelming. And it’s easy to make the wrong decision. Fanny went through several different stroller models, before she found the one that worked for her. She researched hundreds of strollers, and read all the reviews – but there just wasn’t an easy way to find the right stroller for her. And trial-and-error was an expensive way to find it!
With a new baby, you don’t even have time to sleep – let alone spend hours browsing through a gazillion options, wondering which stroller (or crib, or car seat, etc) is the right one, before you plunk down hundreds of dollars.
So, for the sake of all the moms out there who might feel the same way, we decided to do something about it.
By Heather Ledeboer | Category: Hot New Finds | Posted Monday, November 7, 2011
We’ve got some great products to keep everyone warm this winter!
From the stroller to the car to the colder floors, we have you covered!
By Heather Ledeboer | Category: Hot New Finds, Mom 4 Life Product Feedback, The Journey of Motherhood | Posted Monday, August 31, 2009
This last weekend Trent and I went to Seattle together for a weekend get-away to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. Hunter and Ashlyn stayed with grandparents so it was just us and Quinten. Man it seems easy to just have one child (why didn’t it seem the same way when we only had one?)! Both nights that we were away Quinten slept from around 10/11 at night until 8/8:30 in the morning! Amazing. I will mention that at 11 weeks of age, Q weights almost 15 pounds so he is by no means in “need” of eating during the night. However, this extra long stretch between feedings left me a little uncomfortable in terms of milk production since my body wasn’t used to waiting that long to nurse. I found myself with an ample supply of milk throughout the day. Then today I remembered the new product “The MilkSaver” that we recently added to our site. It occurred to me that I should be using this to catch the extra leaking milk while I nurse.
So tonight tried out The MilkSaver for the first time and I really like it. When I first took it out of the box it was larger overall than I expected but I found that it fit right inside my bra while I nursed and was easy to use. I was thrilled to see the 1 oz. of milk that was collected during one short feeding. The main drawaback that I could think of for this product is that I can’t use it when I nurse laying down (which I do at night) but for my daytime feedings I am going to start using this regularly and saving up those extra oz. of milk!
I have avoided pumping just because it can be a hassle to get out the pump and clean it out etc. but I want to have Quinten try using a bottle. I think The MilkSaver will be perfect because I can save my extra milk and use it to try him on a bottle without even having to pull out my pump! Overall, I am thrilled, I think The MilkSaver is a fantastic innovative product for the breastfeeding mom!
One month later (a follow-up):
I felt I needed to follow up with a design flaw that I discovered–they are too comfortable! Let me explain:
The other day I was nursing Quinten and collecting milk on the other side with my Milk-Saver. When I finished feeding him, because the Milk-Saver is so comfortable, I forgot that it was “in” my bra on the other side. My typical routine is to change Quinten’s diapers after I feed him so I leaned over to put him on the ground and “splash” all my saved milk split out onto him! At first it took me a second to figure out what caused the mess, I thought he somehow spit up really quick;)! Once I realized what had happened I thought, “Ok that was funny, now I know I won’t do that again:)!”
The next day I was sitting on the couch thinking about it and deciding that I should blog about it so you could share in my funny mistake and no less than 10 min later I did it ALL OVER AGAIN, talk about a short memory! . . .
I will finish up with a comment sent to me by Mom 4 Life, Heather J. about her Milk-Saver
“I just bought the Milk-Saver from you guys, MAN, I LOVE it! It’s so
wonderful! I love being able to save the milk for baby oatmeal, or when
in-laws keep the kids, etc! I will be telling my friends about it!” ~ Heather J.
By Heather Ledeboer | Category: Hot New Finds | Posted Wednesday, July 8, 2009
I always appreciate finding out about products that are safe for kids so I wanted to pass on the following:
Recently I found out about a product that is used to treat/eliminate lice & eggs that is pesticide free, non-toxic, free of dyes, perfumes and harsh chemicals. Now thankfully, I don't have a current need for lice treatment in our home:), however, should the need ever arise I plan to use LiceMD. I noticed they even have a downloadable coupon on their website and thankfully it is available at places like Wal-Mart, Rite-Aid, KMart, Walgreens, Safeway and more. This is good because if you have a need for such a product I woudn't imagine that you would want to have to order it online and wait for it to arrive in the mail:).
Now hopefully none of us ever need to use this info, but just in case;). . .
By Heather Ledeboer | Category: Hot New Finds | Posted Wednesday, July 1, 2009
A BIG thank you to all of you who sent in photos to help us honor our military wives and moms. Click here to view the video with your photos.
During the month of July enjoy an extra 4% discount off all USA made produts on our website. This is on top of our everyday free shipping! To find all applicable products search "USA" in the search box in the upper right hand corner and click on any product with this image displayed:
Being a mom is a rewarding but tough job! Being a mom in a military family carries with it added blessings and difficulties. We want to honor the MANY sacrifices being made by these behind the scenes heroes around the country and let you know that WE APPRICIATE YOU!
During the month of July any mom that is a military wife or is enlisted herself is encouraged to enter to win this amazing selection of USA made products valued at over $834.00 (shown below)!
The first 30 military wives/moms to enter will automatically win a pair of USA Flag BabyLegs!
Please help spread the word to these moms!
Click here for full details and info on how to enter.