Sunday, February 20, 2011

Daddy Scrubs - Review and Giveaway!

This giveaway is closed
Winner: Crafty

It seems sometimes like pregnant mums and babies get all the attention and dads can get left out in the cold. It is so nice to include dads in the preparations for new babies - they're important, too!

I was so thrilled for my husband to try out a great product for expectant dads - Daddy Scrubs! These are practical scrubs that allow the new dad to not only be comfortable in the long hours spent at the hospital (or home for home-birth families!) but also define his role as the Daddy. To differentiate dad from the hospital staff, and to show his pride, they are printed with "I'm the Daddy". A dad came up with this great idea when he found himself expecting his fifth child - an idea born of experience!

My husband and I spent many hours in the birthing room during my prolonged labour. Being as comfortable as he could be enabled him to sustain me during the most difficult parts. And he has some funny stories about his Daddy Scrubs as well!

At lunchtime on the Saturday, he dashed out to the hospital cafeteria to grab a sandwich. To get to the caf, he headed through the main lobby where some labouring mums who were not yet in active labour were waiting with their husbands. As he walked through in his Daddy Scrubs, he overheard one excited dad-to-be whisper to his wife, "I didn't know they gave us scrubs!" The poor guy must have been so disappointed when he realized that not every dad gets these special scrubs to wear!

The real test came during the delivery. Two and a half hours of pushing and my husband was my coach and support. He even caught our baby when she finally arrived! We had a midwife, and a midwife-in-training as well. The trainee clamped the cord, then added the second clamp so that my husband could cut it. But, she forgot an important step - to milk the blood out of the section to be cut! So the cord between the clamps was full of pressurized blood and when my husband cut it, it squirted far and wide, hitting my husband, the trainee midwife, even the ceiling of the birthing room! It was so dramatic, and super funny - a moment of comedy after an exhausting labour. The point of telling this story is that the Daddy Scrubs saved his regular clothes from this - and (this is the amazing part) the blood ALL came out of them in the wash. I'm not sure if that is due to the nature of scrubs or the laundry detergent I used, but... wow.

Overall I loved seeing him in his Daddy Scrubs and I think he felt pretty cool and comfy in them as well. They looked great on him, were perfect for the delivery, and are comfortable enough to wear as lounge wear or pyjamas now - after all, he is still 100% the Daddy! He got to try the scrubs in khaki; they also come in green and navy, with different font options as well.

If scrubs are not the expectant dad in your life's thing, they also have "I'm the Daddy" t-shirts and hoodies, ball caps, and mugs. What an awesome gift any of these would make for an expecting father.

And guess what? DaddyScrubs has offered a set of scrubs to one of my readers!!!

The giveaway:
One winner will receive their own Daddy Scrubs!

How to enter:
This is the mandatory entry - do this first to qualify for bonus entries!
Visit the Daddy Scrubs website and tell me your favourite product there or something interesting that you learned.
Make sure I've got a way to contact you if you're the winner!

Bonus 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!):
  • "Like" the DaddyScrubs Facebook page (leave your first name and initial in your comment)
  • Follow me on Twitter (leave your Twitter name)
  • Tweet about this giveaway and leave me the link to your tweet for ONE entry (this is not a daily entry)! You can use this tweet if you like:
    #Win a set of Daddy Scrubs for expectant dads at Emily's Latest! Comfort & style for dad! http://bit.ly/eeGc0H @emilyisland US/CAN (3/7)
  • Follow my blog (publicly) – 2 entries, leave 2 comments
  • Add my blog button to your blog– 2 entries, leave 2 comments (please leave a link to your blog)
  • Tell me who you would love to win these for!
I will be verifying comments so please actually do the things you say you do ☺

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 March 7th at 11:59 EST. A winner will be drawn within the next day or two, announced here, in a separate post and emailed!

47 comments:

  1. The scrubs are great! I also like the Hoodie in Pacific Blue that says "Daddy."
    cbeargie at yahoo dot com

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  2. Following you on twitter as sunnymum.

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  3. Tweeted! http://twitter.com/sunnymum/status/39536934313267200

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  4. 2. Following on GFC as sunnymum.

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  5. I'd love to win these for my husband to surprise him. We're due in April!

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  6. I checked out daddy scrubs page and if i were to choose i'd choose the - Hoodie Pacific Blue
    It looks warm and since were still in winter and right now i'm freezing lol It looks cozy.

    kevin.linkie@hotmail.com

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  7. facebook like daddyscrubs kevin.linkie


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  8. I am following you on twitter kevandjose

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  9. tweet on facebook - http://twitter.com/#!/kevandjose/status/39862904618618880

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  10. I am following you on GFC - kevin.linkie
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  11. following you on GFC - kevin linkie

    Entry # 2

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  12. I would love to win these for???? drumroll please lol ME of course.

    kevin.linkie@hotmail.com

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  13. the tee blue edgy is super cute too!
    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  14. My comment isn't an entry since my DH is 6'8" and would probably not fit them anyway. I just wanted to say how adorable your husband is and that I think daddy scrubs are a really neat idea!!!!

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  15. I also like the Pacific Blue Hoodie. My son would love that.

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  16. http://www.facebook.com/MyCraftingWorld/posts/10150112527048673
    I liked their FB page and left a comment

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  17. I follow you on twitter
    @mycraftingworld

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  18. http://twitter.com/#!/mycraftingworld/status/40198953974767616

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  19. I follow you via GFC
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    your button

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    your button #2

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  22. I would love to win this for my son who is expecting this third child in August.

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  23. I am following your blog entry # 2

    kevin linkie

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  24. i also really love the DADDY HOODIE it looks really comfy
    staceyx at telus dot net

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  25. i Like" the DaddyScrubs Facebook page stacey dempsey
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  26. i follow you on twitter @roswello
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  27. i tweeted
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  28. i follow you #1
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  29. i follow you #2
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  30. i would love this for a friend of mine who is expecting their second baby in a few months, he likes to wear scrub type clothes at home already so would love these
    staceyx at telus dot net

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  31. I really like their hoodies!


    poochieralphy at hotmail dot com

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  32. I like the Shirts.
    reedlady@gmail.com

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  33. I liked DaddyScrubs on FB. Rachael R
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  34. I follow you on Twitter @ rnrfam.
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  35. I tweeted about this on twitter @ rnrfam.
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  36. I follow through GFC.
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  37. I follow through GFC.
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  38. I would get these for my husband to wear to Med. School :)
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  39. fave: daddy swag gift box
    deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
    xoxoxo

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  40. follow you on twitter @ dlw447
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    xoxoxo

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  41. GFC #1
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    xoxoxo

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  42. GFC #2
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    xoxoxo

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  43. would love to win this for my pal Jenny's man. They are expecting baby #1
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    xoxoxo

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  44. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/dlw447/status/42696158807724032
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    xoxoxo

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  45. I like the Navy Seal Blue Edgy scrubs the best.

    tonymooresmom @ yahoo dot com

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