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Shrinkx Your Hips

Ever think of a product that you wish you had know about earlier?

Mine is Shrinkx Hips.  Upspring Baby just posted some testimonials here. And if you’re needing to secure your Shrinkx Hips before the big delivery date, be sure to check them out at

They come in two sizes: XS/S (Pre-pregnancy pant size 0-8) and M/L (Pre-pregnancy pant size 10-1x)

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Stroller Strides at the ZOO!

The sun is shining, I can feel it, Spring is almost hear!! It’s time to get outside and enjoy all of the beautiful flowers and trees that are beginning to bloom.

Your Workout, Your Kid's Playgroup!

Stroller Strides is a group of moms who want to get outside, spend time with their children, socialize with other great moms and children…and get in great shape!

The next session for Stroller Strides Alamo Heights will be meeting at the San Antonio Zoo! How cool is that. This won’t even feel like a workout. Stroller Strides classes at the Zoo will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:30am. Certified in pre- and postnatal fitness, Tristin Burell will lead you in a fun workout while everyone can interact with their children in their strollers at the ZOO! Work on cardio and muscle tone and work every major muscle group in each class.

Your first class is FREE (so bring a friend!) and the workout is perfect for ANY level of fitness. Jogger strollers not required but if you need one I know where you can get one!

For more details please visit the Stroller Strides Alamo Heights website, email Tristin Burell or giver her a call at 210-535-5710.

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Lilypadz: fantastic alternative to breast pads

lilypadz-2Before I had my first baby I created a breast feeding arsenal and filled it with every imaginable tool I’d ever need including tubes of Lansinoh, nursing bras, a nursing bracelet to keep track of feedings, and boxes of traditional, bulky nursing pads. Just days before my daughter was born I heard about a product called Lilypadz. Hedging my bets and wanting to make my intro into breast feeding as painless as possible (Ha! AS IF!) I bought a pair and threw them into my handy box of nursing supplies too.

madonna-cone-braIt’s a good thing I did. My breast feeding experience would have been a whole lot less pleasant without Lilypadz. I did try traditional nursing pads because I had some on hand but I hated the bulky, scratchy pads because they leaked, chafed and make me look like Madonna during her unfortunate cone-bra experiment.

But once I used Lilypadz, I never went back to traditional nursing pads. Why would I? Lilypadz are comfortable, reusable and, most importantly, effective. And as any nursing mom who’s had an embarrassing breastmilk leak in public knows, effectiveness in a breast pad is worth its weight in gold.

Lilypadz adhere, gently, to your skin and halt the flow of breastmilk. They keep your breasts from leaking and, because your nipples aren’t sitting in soaking wet cotton for hours on end, there’s no chafing either.

lilypadz-1Lilypadz are reusable so, at $25 per pair, you end up saving money in the long run because you don’t have to keep buying disposable nursing pads. I got at least 4-5 months of wear out of each pair I purchased. Lilypadz are also easy to clean: just wash them in hot, soapy water and dry them thoroughly after each use and be sure to boil them for a few minutes every few days. You’ll be amazed that their adhesive stays effective and holds up over several months of use.

Now, whenever my friends get pregnant, Lilypadz is my go-to baby shower gift!

Lilypadz are available in our store and online at Bloom Maternity.

Madonna image courtesy of OC Register. 

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