New Baby New Breastpump

hygeia-enjoye-extIMG_0495Our new Baby Bodyguards’s baby was born on April 19th 9:40 pm. After spending the day at a children’s carnival with our son, I went to take a nap, and POP! my water broke. Off to the hospital we went, and 31 hours, 3 pushes later, out little girl was born.

I researched breastpumps before the birth, because I used the Medela Pump in Style, with our first baby, and although it worked just fine in the beginning, I felt it fizzled out after a while and after calling the hotline and replacing all the membranes, and tubing etc, still no luck. I was kind of dismayed to then realize it only had a 1 year warranty.

I wanted to try something new, and that is when I came across Enjoye by Hygeia. I contacted them and they sent me a pump to test out for this blog post.

The Enjoye is a hospital grade pump and  has some pretty cool and unique features such as:

  • Proven performance for working moms with long-term and frequent pumping needs. Plus, your satisfaction is guaranteed
  • Usually more affordable than other rental pumps
  • More portable and convenient than other rental pumps
  • Features the unique Hygeia CARE Button for Customized, Audio, Recording, Experience so you can record your baby or other sound to enhance your breastpumping experience
  • Offers single or double pumping flexibility
  • Electric or battery operation with the included internal battery pack. The rechargeable battery is ideal for battery-dependent pumpers
  • Green Breastpump, Can be shared by multiple mothers when each has her own personal accessory set
  • Recycle the EnJoye when you no longer need it. See recycling instructions.
  • Mimics your baby’s unique suckling patterns with customizable speed and pressure controls
  • Safe, because all parts that come into contact with breastmilk are
    BPA/DEHP Free

I was very pleased to learn about Hygeia’s 3 year warranty. That is one of the longest in the industry.

I have used the Enjoye twice so far, and so far so good. I am able to get just as much milk as with the Pump in Style in it’s glory days, but find the suction action to be a lot more comfortable and similar to my babies feeding pattern.

The Enjoye is also very reasonable priced, between $219 and $299, and very lightweight.

I have only used this pump twice, but it is off to an awesome start. I will be updating again to let you all know how this pans out.

Spring Cleaning/Nesting

Sun_Earth_OnlineSo I am 37 weeks pregnant and going insane with the to-do list in my head. Every time I wake up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night, I come up with another task to add to my list (actually, usually Fred’s list). When I was nesting before the birth of our first child, I had so….. much more time. I must have washed his layette three times before he actually wore anything.

This weekend’s to-do list consisted of washing all of our soon to be daughter’s newborn and 0-3 month clothing, along with getting the cradle and swing out of the basement and cleaning off all the dust and debris from the construction we had done earlier in the year. What made these tasks all the more fun, was that I was going to get to experiment with a new product line I had heard so much about Sun & Earth.

Sun and Earth makes safe, natural and non-toxic cleaning products.  All of their laundry products and cleaning products are free of petroleum based cleaners, chlorine, phosphates, dyes and perfumes that leave behind residue that could be harmful to your family, children and pet’s health.

I washed the layette using their Free and Clear Unscented Laundry Detergent. It did a great job. I happen to be one that loves scents, so then I did the rest of the family’s laundry using Sun & Earth 2x Concentrated Laundry Detergent. I am now obsessed with the stuff. It has the most delightful citrus scent derived from orange oil. The laundry came out with just a subtle hint of citris. It’s FANTASTIC!!!!! I then proceeded his to wash every linen in the house, just for more of this orange essence.

I then moved on to cleaning the dust and debris (When I say I , I mean Fred, I observed) off the cradle and swing using Sun & Earth All Purpose Spray Cleaner. It has the same wonderful orange scent and cleaned better than any major natural brands I have ever used minus the harsh chemicals. With a price tag of $4, how can you go wrong.

All of Sun & Earth’s products can be purchased on their website, and are less money than most national brands. Trust me, it is worth a try, you will become a Sun & Earth junkie like me, and save some money too.