Going once, going twice, Sold!

There’s been many posts on our Facebook page about all of the wonderful items in our auction. This is a comprehensive list so you can see all of them in one place. This is an excellent opportunity to score some baby and mom items at much lower than face value. 100% of the proceeds go to AZ Breastfeeding Bag Project, allowing us to get more bags to more moms in Arizona. The auction will start later on today (Thursday March 26th) and run through Monday March 30th at 7pm. Bids are placed in the comments in the photo album on our Facebook page. Bids will be accepted anytime up to and including at 7:00pm on Monday. At that time winners will be announced and Pay Pal invoices will be sent out. If an item needs to be shipped it is an extra charge or pick up from Mesa can be arranged. Thanks for looking! Hope to see you over on our Facebook page.

Donated By Medela. This is the Pump in Style Advanced On the Go with tote bag. Discreet, double electric, comes with everything you need. This is the closest thing to a hospital grade pump. Over $300 value.

 

 

 

Babymoon Inn is offering a 3 class series. Childbirth prep, breastfeeding and post partum care. Learn from the experts! A $250.00 value

 

 

Kristen Carter photography has donated a  newborn or family photo session and a $50 print credit. Total value $200.00

 

 

 

Doula Carly of East Valley Birth Services has given a certificate for birth, postpartum or placenta. Pregnant? This one is for you.

$125 value

 

 

 

 

Just Between Us Maternity Greeting Cards. We have 3 packs of 12 assorted beautiful cards.

Value $36 each pack

 

 

 

 

Date night! A voucher for 2 night stay w comp breakfast at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort.

Value $375

 

Nemetz Homes has put together this “pamper yourself gift basket”. It includes body lotion, body wash, sugar scrub, foot kit + nail polish, candle and body pouf all in the cute basket.

Value $75

 

 

 

 

Baby Boot Camp of South Chandler and Gilbert has donated a free month of classes plus the little extras in the picture.

Value $60

 

A one hour massage from Massage Envy in Gilbert!

Value $49.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inspired by Finn has donated this beautiful healing adult size amber necklace.

Value $40.95

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bright Eyed Beauty makes all natural, hand made face and body products.

Value $25

 

Sew Simple Dimple of Mesa, embroiders custom shirts, bibs and stuffed animals.

Value $25

 

 

 

 

Boobkies has donated 2 dozen lactation cookies- you choose the flavor, baked fresh for you!

 

Value $20.59

 

 

 

 

 

Oh Purple Panda has donated this “drool worthy” nursing necklace. It gives baby something to play with and hold on and saves them from pinching you.

Value $18

 

 

 

This cute and funny boobie hat by Kimberlee! I have a few different sizes and colors to choose from, Kimberlee will also make a custom hat for you if none of these work.

 

Value $10

 

 

 

Thank you so much to everyone who donated to our fundraiser!!

 

 

 

 

The Breastfeeding Accessory All Moms Need- guest post

 

The  Breastfeeding Accessory All Moms Need-

 a guest post written by Grace Druecke, the owner of Oh Purple Panda

When my daughter was born I quickly realized the strength of grabby baby hands. She would quickly tug anything I had around my neck and, of  course, she pulled it straight into her mouth. I was worried she would hurt her hand, or worse, be exposed to a potential choking hazard. In order to protect her I gave up wearing jewelry, but I wasn’t happy.

So, I went to work creating soft and safe necklaces I could wear around her. With 100% cotton fabric and non-toxic wooden beads I made fabric necklaces that were safe for her to grab. I created the necklaces for the simple purpose of having something pretty to wear, but what I didn’t realize at the time is how useful they were during feedings.

Breastfeeding is tough. Even if the basics come easy, it’s the nuances that make it uncomfortable. The hair pulling. The face scratching. The de-latching from baby becoming distracted. The world around them becomes much more interesting than eating at times.  I struggled with all of these breastfeeding problems until I realized that simply wearing my new fabric necklace gave her something to hold onto, thus saving me from her grabby fingers.

Nursing necklaces have been helping tons of moms alleviate some of the discomforts of breast feeding. If you are struggling with a grabby baby it’s time to try one! It’s the easiest thing ever. All you do it wear it! And babies love them. They offer extra comfort anytime your baby is in your arms. Plus they are a lightweight statement necklace you can wear anytime.

I love sharing my necklaces with others. If you’re ready to try one, you can
find my perfected necklaces in my shop Oh Purple Panda.

And follow the blog here Fabric Nursing Necklaces for helpful tips and for the newest product updates you can follow  @shopohpurplepanda.

Also, since you’re an awesome supporter of AZ Breastfeeding Bags Project use code AZBFBP in the Etsy shop for 25% off any order. Happy Breastfeeding!

Grace Druecke

Owner of Oh Purple Panda, a company dedicated to making fabric nursing necklaces for moms.