Saturday, June 25, 2016

Baby car seat cover and drool bibs

This set includes a car seat cover that can be used as a nursing cover or shopping cart cover, and comes with a drawstring carry bag plus three gender neutral bandanna drool bibs. 

It has stretchy fabric that should fit all car seats, shopping carts, high chairs, etc. The car seat cover helps protect baby from the elements.  And it matches the diaper bag perfectly!!

Since I got this for my sister to use, she has this to say about it:
I love the design and how thin this is. It is so helpful when nursing in the summertime and is a great car seat cover for summer babies! Even comes with a drawstring carrying bag. 
Comes with three bibs with adorable designs! I like that the bibs have two layers and come with two snap sizes. 
The quality of both of these is pretty good. The only drawback i have is that the snaps on the bibs are plastic, so I wonder how long they would last. Still, much better than velcro! Overall, I would recommend this product.

Here is my cute nephew, the little chunker!! He is 5 weeks old in this picture:

The cost is super affordable -- only $18.99 at the time of posting this. The company offers a money back guarantee if you are not happy with it.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Nutri Maqui Liquid Antioxidant Supplement

I had the opportunity to try out this Nutri Maqui Antioxidant Supplement. I am always looking for something that tastes good enough so my husband will eat or drink it! He doesn't swallow pills and it is hard getting vegetables into him, so I know he needs better nutrition.

I finally found some gummy vitamins that he will take (Thank you, Costco!) but I know that is not enough. So I got this liquid supplement to try.

This supplement is made out of different fruits: the dark purple maqui berry, acai berry, pomegranate, elderberry, blackberry and raspberry. All of these berries and fruits are high in antioxidants. The Maqui berry is indigenous to Chile and has been consumed for centuries by the Mapuche Indians to help support energy and immune health.

The color is a dark purplish, and the taste to me is like a straight cherry juice (not fake cherry flavor). It is ok, something that my husband will take when I remind him, but it is not something he will seek out on his own. (unfortunately).

I do not see taking this long term. I cannot find information about how high of an ORAC value it has, and I think I would rather focus on the fruits from my own yard -- we grow elderberries, raspberries, and blackberries, and also have goji berries among other fruits. And a large garden filled with green vegetables.

Once opened, you have to refrigerate and consume within 30 days of opening. There are 32 servings in it. Which means if you are the only person consuming it, 30 days will have passed before the 32 servings are up. That is confusing to me as well.

I am just a bit wary about products that don't have a ton of information about them, or cause some confusion -- like the 30 days refrigeration but there are 32 servings in it.

They do have the obligatory recommendations:

-- Consult a physician if you are pregnant, nursing or taking prescription medication
-- Shake well before use
-- Refrigerate after opening
-- Serve chilled
-- Do not use if safety seal is broken or missing

I do think this might be a good product, however I think they need to re-label or re-package into maybe 8-oz size bottles, or single serving packets, etc. 

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