Thursday, August 26, 2010

BumbleWee Nursing Wear - Review and Giveaway!


By now, you should have heard of BumbleWee Nursing Wear - whether by reputation as one of Canada's premiere maternity and nursing wear online boutiques, or maybe because of the awesome contest they are running - they're giving away a nursing top every day until September 15th, and an awesome coupon for every entrant (Read more details here)!

BumbleWee stocks gorgeous and high quality nursing and maternity clothes (many pieces are transitional, which the practical side of me loves!) from brands such as Japanese Weekend, Mamajamas, and 1 in the Oven. Brands that are known for bringing style to maternity and nursing wear - no more giant tents for pregnant ladies! And the nursing wear is functional as well as modest. What I really like about BumbleWee is the way each top or dress describes the nursing feature, whether it be pull aside, pull up or pull down. That way if you have a preference you will know exactly what you are getting into: whatever's most comfortable for you.

Besides tops and dresses, they also stock comfy nursing bras (at truly reasonable prices), pajamas, gifts and nursing accessories like covers and pumping bras. This company is dedicated to making maternity and nursing a time to be stylish, comfortable, practical and as discreet as we want it to be. I love that they have informative and supportive articles about breastfeeding in public, and tips on how to prepare for baby's meals out!

The other thing to love about BumbleWee is the free shipping to the continental US and Canada! I've been doing some online browsing lately, and have noticed that often the shipping charges are higher than the cost of the items I'm considering buying, which drives me nuts and means I generally end up abandoning my online shopping cart. Right in the middle of the virtual aisle! I just click away! But there are a few online retailers catching on to the notion that customers don't want a great deal to be negated by an outrageous shipping fee (and if you US readers think you have it bad, shipping to Canada is usually b-r-u-t-a-l!). Of course, with a Canadian company it's not as bad, but you really can't beat free.

For my review, I was sent the Mamajamas Uganda top, in a gorgeous shade of teal. I love the asymmetrical neckline and the ruching makes it forgiving for before and after bellies! The fabric is super, super soft and that makes this top SO comfortable. The nursing function is a pull up style with an underlayer which I find very discreet. I know this will be a wardrobe staple for me throughout the coming fall, winter and spring. And I think my belly looks super cute in it! Which is why you need to see two pictures - a front and a side view! :)

I have to mention that the shipping was really fast, too. I placed my order on an afternoon, and the fifth business day later, I received it in the morning. You can't always count on the postal service to get things there, but I would expect that if you placed an order on a Monday afternoon, you'd have it by Friday morning - or early the next week! Compared to some two-week or longer waits that I have had for products ordered online, I found this impressive.

You can also get the latest news from BumbleWee by liking the BumbleWee Facebook page! They announce sales, contests, and new stock there (even asking for fans' input!) so definitely worth a 'like'!

Now, the part you've been waiting for - BumbleWee has generously offered one of my readers a choice of top from the Sweepstakes category!

The giveaway:
A maternity/nursing top of your choosing from BumbleWee's Sweepstakes category!


How to enter: Head over to BumbleWee Nursing Wear and let me know which of their products (from any category) catches your fancy, OR let me know something you have learned from their informative articles! Make sure I've got a way to contact you if you're the winner!

Extra entries (please leave an extra comment for each. If you already do any of these things, leave the comment - you do get the entry for it!):
  • Subscribe via email to the BumbleWee Newsletter (the bottom right of their site)
  • Tell me something you learned from the BumbleWee blog
  • Follow @BumbleWee on Twitter (leave your Twitter name!)
  • Follow me on Twitter (leave your Twitter name!)
  • Tweet about this giveaway for ONE entry, this is not a daily! You can use this if you like:
    Win your choice of gorgeous nursing/maternity tops from @BumbleWee at Emily's Latest @emilyisland http://bit.ly/9z61Hf US/CAN 9/13 #bfing
  • Follow my blog (publicly) – 2 entries, leave 2 comments
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  • Blog about this giveaway, linking back to this post and to BumbleWee Nursing Wear AND mentioning their awesome contest as well – 3 entries, leave 3 comments (please include a link to your blog post)
I will be verifying comments so please actually do the things you say you do ☺ If you already do any of these things, it still counts for entries!

Please be sure to include your email address if it’s not public in your blogger profile! Anonymous comments without a way to contact you will be rejected. Canadian or US mailing addresses only, please. Giveaway ends September 13th at 11:59 EST. A winner will be drawn the next day, announced here, in a separate post and emailed!

Prize will be shipped by sponsor. Note for US entrants: BumbleWee Nursing Wear is not responsible for customs, taxes or duties that the US may charge if you decide to participate in this sponsored blog giveaway.

92 comments:

  1. Oh, love the top you're wearing. It makes your bump look really cute and it really is a great shade!

    I like the Dahlia but that isn't in the right category so I suppose the peach would be my next choice. Wish the pictures on their website zoomed in a little more!

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  2. I love how that top looks on you. I like Japanese Weekend Nursing Button Top in Royal. I think it's great how their clothes work for both pregnancy and nursing.

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  76. So many nice tops and I'm not sure any of them would actually fit me. :( Hoping I'm wrong. I really like a few of them, including the Japanese Weekend D&A Bubble Top, Gypsum top & Blissful Babes Kimono top

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  81. I learned from their blog that if you want a more modest top then go with a higher cut scoop neck or square neck top such as the Nursing Bubble Top or the Soft Pleat Tunic.
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  84. I love the Japanese Weekend Nursing Button Top!
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  85. I really like the Japanese Weekend Nursing Button Top and the nursing bras. I have a months old and just can not find cute nursing tops!

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  89. I learned about thrush and am actually curious about it. My son has been acting the exact same way, so I think I need to check his tongue when he wakes up.

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