Mar 2, 2010

Warm Buddy Giveaway

Everybody needs a warm buddy...

Warm Buddy is a Canadian company (YAY) specializing in rejuvenating heat therapy products since 1995. Created by a registered nurse, Warm Buddy products are top of the line in quality and boast extended heat holding ability (up to one hour).

First of all, I am a lavender addict. I've used lavender oil in everything from candles to baths for years now and I find it so relaxing. Secondly, since about month 3 of my pregnancy my back, neck and shoulders have been in a constant state of "knot". I used to go for monthly massages which was great, except that as my pregnancy progressed they got less relaxing and calming as the masseuse had to spend 90% of my time kneading the crap out of my back and shoulders... to the point of being sore the next day. Since Jane's arrival, the lower back pain has calmed but now my neck and shoulders are tight and sore from carrying around an extra 20 lbs all the time, not to mentioned the neck tension caused by breastfeeding.


When the
Warm Buddy Body Wrap arrived for me to try out, I was ecstatic. First of all, it's lavender scented. Ahhhhh (envision me - eyes closed, cucumbers and all, cushy bath robe, warm buddy body wrap around shoulders). That pretty much sold me right there. Secondly, it's a lot bigger than the typical heating "bags" - wider and longer. What's so nice about that? It covers your entire back, belly and chest and so on so you don't have to move it around to hit all the key spots. It's covered in a super soft, washable (essential) cover that's more comfortable than the typical hard cotton/canvas covers that I'm used to. You can choose from a variety of fabrics as well, which is nice for the girls - we always like selection! I've been using my body wrap before bed around my neck and shoulders and I'm in love with it. I'm only wishing I had known about them when I was pregnant as it would have saved me a lot of boring time soaking in a hot tub, ruining my hair and drying my skin out! It's actually around my neck right now and it's not even heated (like I said, the lavender scent gets me every time). I'm definitely using this as my replacement for the water bottle I have used to warm up Jane's crib sheets before bed. It stressed me out having such hot water any where near Jane because of risk of scalding so this is the perfect solution. My only problem with the body wrap? You can also use it for cold therapy. Why is this a problem? My hubby uses cold therapy on his knees and I know soon as he reads this post, he's going to try to turn my comfy, cozy, relaxing, calming body wrap into a post-frisbee knee therapy which won't make me happy! :p

Warm Buddy also makes great
products for babies. I was sent the Warm Wooly Sheep for Janers and it's so cute! Super soft, I immediately put the heating pack (removable sack inside the bear) into the microwave and gave the Warm Wooly to Jane for her nap. First of all, Jane doesn't have any toys in her crib. It works for some but, for me, I just think that toys in the crib is comparable to a tv in the bedroom - keeps you awake longer. But because of the calming, soothing nature of the Warm Wooly, I have no problem throwing him in there with her. I didn't know how she'd react but when she passed out face to face with her "Sheepy" (as I'm calling him), I wasn't too concerned. :p You can also add a few drops of essential oils to the heating pack for aromatherapy - so, of course, I immediately added lavender! I'm hoping the Warm Wooly becomes her "security object" because he's so cute, and has the added benefit of calming heat therapy and lavender. The Warm Buddies also come in other cute designs like Froggie Frog, Baby Bear, and Hot Chick (tee hee hee). Like the body wrap, the Warm Buddies can be used for cold therapy as well. Not surprisingly, the Warm Buddies have received the PTPA stamp of approval!

As usual, I wouldn't have given you all this interesting information on such a great product without saying "hey, ya want one too?"... here are the details:


The Everybody Needs a Warm Buddy Giveaway:


One lucky MB follower will receive a Warm Buddy Body Wrap (heaven) and a sweet Warm Buddy Bear for their little 'un. Honestly ladies, these products are exactly what every Mom-to-be and new Mom needs in her keep-me-sane arsenal! Not pregnant or a Mom? Use it as a unique (and by unique, I mean, not baby clothes :p) shower gift or new baby gift for a friend.

Top Mommy Blogs - Mom Blog DirectoryAs usual, it's not too tough to enter, here's how:
(1) Visit Warm Buddy and choose another product you'd like to try out, comment about it on this post.
(2) Vote for MOmMy bRaIn on TopMommyBlogs.com by clicking the button to the left (that's all you have to do is click!)

For extra entries:

Tweet or blog about this giveaway (one entry per tweet, only one blog post extra entry)


Your welcome ladies :p ha ha ha. I'm just assuming you'll thank me. If not you, your hubby - who's now off the hook for shoulder massages for a while! :p
As always, this giveaway closes a week from today - next Tuesday, March 9th.

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45 comments:

Sara said...

Good morning Jen!
I voted!

Sara said...

Also, I love those baby bears... I'd get a matching throw blanket!

mrs.messi said...

I voted :)

mrs.messi said...

The shoulder wraps look amazing! I would love to try one!

Kathy Ann said...

jenn, i voted! the wooly the sheep throw is so cute, i think that would be fun fun fun!

Mom vs. the boys said...

um...love those spa robes! but everything looks warm and cozy!
rileykins@hotmail.com

Mom vs. the boys said...

I voted!
rileykins@hotmail.com

Amy Brown said...

I love the Baby Wooly the Sheep!
And of course I voted.
Thank you!
Amy
amym_brown@hotmail.com

Amy Brown said...

I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/avayasmom/status/9881217749
thanks again
amym_brown@hotmail.com

Shannon said...

The "Anti-Stress Shoulder Wrap" looks like it was designed for the nursing mom :)
I voted too.

Alena said...

The Spa Warming Wrap looks amazing

suzie said...

would like the warm booties

suzie said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/suzquiz/status/9886173097

suzie said...

voted for you

Coleen said...

voted, and MUST HAVE spud, the tv buddy! too effing cute!!!

Coleen said...

i should probably mention that i started reading your blog when i was about six months pregs (boy born in august), and have been stalking (lurking?) ever since...;-)

My Life As Mom said...

Oh! I want the warm buddy Froggy Frog! He's C.U.T.E!

voted for you, too!

My Life As Mom said...

Twittered the Giveaway!

.:Heather:. said...

great giveaway! what a cool site! I really like the warming booties too!

Michelle said...

Wow, since I am cold ALL THE TIME (and I live in the DESERT!!!), EVERYTHING looks wonderful!! I would love to try out the warming mitts or the warming booties, I can't decide which one I want more!!

Jen Peddle said...

Sounds like an awesome product. I think that the warming booties would be awesome for my cold feet!

Sarah said...

I NEED that baby warm wooly sheep! I have been cosleeping with my son, and everytime I move away from him, he wakes up. I think he misses the warmth, maybe a warm wooly would solve this sleep problem and free me up!
Plus the body wrap would be great after a long day!

voted!

Miriam said...

Like the wooly sheep or cozy throw. great for the cool winter nights!

Lindsay E said...

I'm all about the heated shoulder wrap ... love those things!
Of course, I also voted for you!!

S Jay said...

Hi - I put my vote in and now I'm making my first comment on this site...though I've been following your blogs for a while :)

I am interested in the 'Chocolate Swirl Lavender Scented Warming Blanket". Sounds like the perfect way for a new mommy to relax and get revived! I can just imagine little baby laying on top to get some of that warmth and lavender relaxation as well!

Dani N' Steph Bates said...

I really like the warming booties!! clever idea!

Dani N' Steph Bates said...

voted!!

Allie said...

Definitely the warming booties - I love having warm feet!

Voting :)

Mimi said...

I love Baby Beary the Bear. Anything that will help my babe sleep is great and it looks so cute and cuddly too!

Spamgirl said...

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Another product I'd like to try is the Aromatherapy Eye Pillow!

Thank you!

Spamgirl said...

realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

Voted: #460 :)

Thank you!

Spamgirl said...

realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/antispamgirl/statuses/9989598301 . Thank you!

Spamgirl said...

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I blogged your contest: http://cancontests.blogspot.com/2010/03/contests-from-elsewhere-win-warm-buddy.html . Thank you!

willowsprite said...

I so know what you mean about pregnancy back pain! I would looooove one of these wraps. The Ultra Shoulder Wrap looks great, too!

willowsprite said...

I voted for you. Good luck!

willowsprite said...

Tweeted! http://twitter.com/willowsprite/status/9990493580
Thanks for the chance.

Tasha said...

The Froggy Frog is my favorite thing from warm buddy! My little Jackson would just love it!

Leen said...

Oooh warming booties, awesome! I would love to try these out, my feet are always cold!

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Beauty Vibes said...

The Spa Warming Wrap is my favourite!

Email: SweetFantasyStar@hotmail.com

Beauty Vibes said...

I also voted :)

Email: SweetFantasyStar@hotmail.com

Misty said...

I would love a pair of shaggy slippers.
mommy2skie at yahoo dot com

Tori said...

I think the warming booties look cozy
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Tori said...

I voted
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Ashley said...

The Warming Booties! I'm on my feet a lot of the day and do a lot of walking. I'm sure these would feel amazing. They'd also be nice for pedicures.

Ashley said...

http://concreteandnailpolish.blogspot.com/2010/03/weekly-giveaway-roundup_08.html
i blogged about it, under things for the house