Thursday, March 27, 2014

Lincoln Loves Treasures (plus a Giveaway & Nursery photos!)


 ** This post is sponsored by Nuffnang and Treasures Nappies - All opinions belong to me, and all adorable chubby thighs belong to Lincoln**

A couple of weeks back I was asked if I would try Treasures Nappies, a thirty year old, leading New Zealand brand that has just hit the shelves here in Australia. Honestly, my first reaction was to say 'thanks, but no thanks'. I tried out a few brands of nappies when Max was little, found the ones I liked and have stuck with them ever since. I didn't even bother trying anything new when Link came along, I just stayed with what I knew. Then I got to thinking, soon I will have two babies in nappies... Which means double the cost (and double the poo...). I figured now was probably as good a time as any to give it a shot.

As I heard a little more about the nappies I actually started to get excited about giving them a try. My sister told me that she used (and loved them) when she was living back home in good old NZ and I found out they come in at a lower price point than my current brand. A recommendation and the chance to save money, win win!

So here's what happened when Link and I took them for a test run.

First Up - The Acid Test
The nappies arrived just before Link's naptime, so I figured that was as good a time as any to get started. I changed Link's cute little butt into one and put him down for his nap. Two hours later I heard him calling out 'Mum, Mum, Mum, Poo Poo, Poo Poo (as he does!). By the way it kills me that he's dropped the 'Mumma' and switched to 'Mum' so young. I'm sure Max was still calling me 'Mumma' when he was three! Anyway I went in to pick him up and was hit with a wave of poo so I knew it was going to be a bad one. And it was! It was one of those explosive poos that go all the way up the back, and the front of the nappy. Not great, but a perfect chance to see what Treasures could handle. I was seriously surprised (and impressed) when there was no leakage at all. Not one tiny bit. The entire mess was completely contained in the nappy. We were off to a very good start!




Round Two - The Overnighter
Feeling confident that the nappies could handle such a big poo, I decided to put them to the overnight test. Link still isn't a great sleeper and often wakes up in the night wanting a bottle. When he does I don't change him because it gets him too alert, I just feed him and get him back into bed as quickly as possible. Good for my sanity, but it does mean a really wet nappy in the morning. The two things I was hoping for would be that the nappy wouldn't leak (obviously), but also that there wouldn't be a really strong smell. Some of the other brands I tried with Max were terrible for that. When I went in and picked Link up in the morning the Treasures passed both with flying colours, they easily contained everything and there was no nasty all night wee smell. I've used them every night since and am loving them!




Last Up - The Pants Test (aka my baby has a big butt)
Link is a little chunky, in the good way that some babies are. He has deliciously chubby thighs and a big butt to match. Once you add in a bulky nappy some pants can be a bit of a tight squeeze, especially since a lot of his clothes are hand-me-downs and Max always looked best in slim fit clothes. As soon as I put the first Treasures on him I knew they were going to be a perfect fit. I actually found them to be a lot less bulky than our usual ones and I had no problems getting his pants on to his squishy little behind. Three out of three!



So even though I started out quite skeptical and very loyal to another brand I have definitely been won over. Their quality is on-par with the more expensive brands, they're cheaper and I actually like the look and feel of them more than our previous ones. Totally convinced! Plus they're stocked at IGA stores, which is super convenient for me as we have one just down the road from us.

Click the photo to visit the Treasures Page and find out more

Now here's the extra exciting part! I have a Treasures Nappies prize pack to give away valued at over $75. All you have to do is leave a comment (and your email address) sharing a personal tip on how to keep children sleeping through the night with the hashtag #sleepingtreasures. The winner will be drawn after 5pm AEST on 9 April 2014, announced on this post and contacted by email. Don't forget to share your experience with Treasures on facebook, twitter, instagram etc using #sleepingtreasures. Let's get the word out about these great little nappies!

{Click here for the full terms and conditions of the competition.}





28 comments

  1. Children sleeping through the night?! That's possible ;). I think it's lucky dip as to if babies are good or bad sleepers, lucky babies melt our hearts :)
    #sleepingtreasures

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    1. Funny Nat, my comment was going to be very similar! Ha ha.

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    2. Haha Nat, they are definitely lucky they are so cute. It's much easier to forgive an adorable face for waking up up 4 times a night :)

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  2. My golden rules for sleeping babies are to put them down with a full belly, dry nappy and just before they are due to get tired - oh and my girls case with their favourite cheesy (muslin wrap) #sleepingtreasures

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    1. Lincoln loves his blanket too, will not sleep with out it :)

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  3. A calm evening before settling for the night. A clean, dry little one. Well fed.

    (Don't forget the magic pixie dust - I wish.)


    #sleepingtreasures

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. If you do get some of that pixie dust can you send some my way? ;)

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  4. Try different things until you find what works for you and your baby. For my sweet girl it's routine, if we even try to deviate from it we have a shocker. #sleepingtreasures
    @emercer83@gmail.com

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    1. Link loves his routine too, even to the point that if Sean works late Link won't want to sleep until hes had kisses from his Daddy :)

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  5. I think a big part of it depends on your child. My first slept through from about 9 weeks. We could have a party in her room and she wouldn't wake. My second wakes up if you sneeze three rooms away.

    My biggest tip would be that you have to teach your kids how to self settle. Don't go running into their room at the first sound of them awake. #sleepingtreasures

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    1. Mine are exactly the same Em! When Max was a baby I used to go in and tidy his room once he was asleep. With Link I can't even run the washing machine without waking him up. 'Shhhh the baby is sleeping' is heard all to often around here!

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  6. I found a solid bedtime routine has helped both my babies be excellent sleepers! Bath, feed, quiet time, wearing their special PJs and taking a favourite toy to bed means a good night's sleep for all in this household :)
    staceyshailer@yahoo.com.au

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  7. It sounds horrible, but when my son woke up at night, I soon learnt not to make it fun for him, I figured that if he could learn that light-time means fun and dark-time means boring then it would have to help!!

    Kim
    galwayst@hotmail.com

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  8. At the moment I can't sleep through the night myself, so I have no idea how I'm going to get my baby (due in June) to do it!

    Jessrfrost@gmail.com
    #sleepingtreasures

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  9. a warm bath with a drop of lavender, then a massage before wrapping them up tightly and warm and giving them a warm drink of milk #sleepingtreasures
    narellerock@yahoo.com.au

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  10. Swaddle like a burrito! Works every time for my lovely little three month old boy. #sleepingtreasures

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  11. Swaddle like a burrito! Works every time for my lovely little three month old boy. #sleepingtreasures

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  12. #sleepingtreasures toddlers who eat a full dinner will sleep better and longer as they don't wake up hungry

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    1. Oh my email is andieharrie@hotmail.com

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  13. #sleepingtreasures-I found a bottle before bed and a good quality disposable nappy did the trick!!
    hynson@bigpond.com

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  14. A clean, dimly lit room with a full belly/dry nappy... and off to Dreamland my babies zoom :)

    helva698@gmail.com

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  15. After a week of no sleep, a gentle (but somewhat intimidating) suggestion that, 'it is VERY important that Mummy gets to sleep tonight honey,' goes down a treat! Bubs sometimes just HAS to know that Mummy MEANS business!

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  16. With my baby it is definitely love and comfort! If he falls asleep knowing I'm nearby he will self settle and sleep the whole night! I've learnt to leave my cardigan near his cot so he smells and can assure himself I'm nearby :) that's all babies really need - lots of love and cuddles :)

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  17. A good quality mattress and the right duvet / pillow / clothes

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  18. A familiar daily routine ending with bath, dinner, last nappy change, kisses and bed. The light goes off and the door is closed. If bub won't settle or wakes during the night, attend to needs in silence and dimmed lighting. Don't be too quick to respond unless bub is really awake and crying. Again, attend to needs in silence and dimmed lighting. Repeat as required and keep calm. I know it sounds easy... but bub will eventually learn it's not worth the effort of waking-up during the night.

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  19. My trick is too sentimental for its own good, but I find my gorgeous second son seems to sleep much better when wearing his older brother's hand-me-down monkey fleece onesie from Target. He's so cuddly and warm and it seems to give him a lot of comfort during the nighttime #sleepingtreasures - katielrizzo@gmail.com

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