Saturday, March 31, 2012

Fill your Eco-Easter Baskets with goodies from Luvaboos!

Eater baskets don't have to be filled with plastic toys, candy and plastic grass, they can be filled with whatever you like!

Here at Luvaboos we have a great selection of natural and eco-friendly goodies that your little one will love!
  • Sophie the Giraffe
  • Piggy Paint
  • Green Toys
  • Melissa & Doug Toys and Puzzles
  • Books 
  • and more!
Stop by our Rochester store and shop in person or shop online at!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Winner of our Knickernappies Sprayer Giveaway is...Alycia!

Thank you all for entering our Knickernappies Diaper Sprayer Giveaway!  We're excited that so many of you are interested in owning a sprayer, they sure do come in handy!

According to Rafflecopter, the random winner of the sprayer is Alycia McHale!  Congratulations Alycia, please check your email to claim your prize!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Healthy Preganancy Classes are coming to Luvaboos in Rochester!

Learn how to have a positive birth experience and prevent problems before they start!

So what is a Healthy Pregnancy Class?

About Healthy Pregnancy Classes-
(How to stay Healthy and Low risk During Pregnancy, Labor and Birth)
A research based, once a month, 2 ½ hour class that helps women and their partners learn how to stay healthy and low risk during pregnancy, labor and birth, so that they can have a healthy baby, healthy mom, and a healthy birth. 

The choices you make during pregnancy should be as individual as you are! Learn to be proactive in your health and that of your baby! Find out what you need to know to have a positive birth experience, & avoid problems.  Topics include Nutrition, exercise, education, avoidance of harmful substances, choosing birth place and birth attendants wisely, Doulas, birth plans, & Breastfeeding.

Classes are taught by Certified Childbirth Educator Amy V. Haas, BCCE,

For more information on Healthy Pregnancy Classes at Luvaboos in Rochester, please contact us or call us at 585-319-4981.

Our first Healthy Pregnancy Class starts on April 7th!

$30 per family, Partners welcome!
(Limit 10 couples)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Enter to win a Knickernappies Diaper Sprayer from Luvaboos! Ends 03-23-12

It's your lucky day!  We're giving you a chance to win a Knickernappies Cloth Diaper Sprayer, a cloth diapering accessory that is very much a necessity.  Once you try one you'll discover exactly why!

The Knickernappies Diaper Sprayer is perfect for rinsing out soiled diapers quickly and conveniently; no dunking! It is especially helpful for babies eating solid foods. Complete pre-assembled kit fits in minutes with the smallest spray profile and multiple flow settings for minimum over-spray. Reinforced fittings for years of leak-free trouble free use. Great also for washing out toddler potties and potty training rings.

Instructions for rinsing out diapers: The diapers do not need to be soaking wet or sprayed completely clean. Hold the diaper with one hand and let it dangle in the toilet. It does not need to touch the toilet water. With the other hand, gently aim the spray at the diaper and let the water rinse the diaper until it's mostly clean. Let it drip for just a moment and then it can go into the diaper pail. Once you get the routine down, you can do this in just a few seconds and without getting your hands (or your bathroom!) wet.

The Knickernappies Diaper Sprayer is a complete kit fully assembled for your convenience. The complete package includes trigger operated sprayer, flow control valve, compression connectors, wall bracket (which hooks to side of toilet easily), screws, and anchors. Backed by Knickernappies 1 year warranty!

Would you like to win this awesome diaper sprayer?  Enter to win via the Rafflecopter form below, it's super easy and there are many ways to enter, many of which you already qualify for!

This giveaway is sponsored by Knickernappies.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Humidifiers, Can some of them do more harm than good?

I live in Minnesota and if one thing’s true about Minnesota other than our cold winters it’s that the air in my home will be dry. To combat this we use a humidifier at night in our kids’ rooms as a way of getting some moisture in their air. We had an older humidifier model that required the use of a filter which was a major pain b/c we rarely changed the filter. Within the past year we made the switch to a newer model that was filter-less and cool. Both my husband and I were pleased with the results and we liked that we didn’t have to use a filter. There was something thought that we didn’t like about the humidifier – this white, chalky dust began appearing everywhere in the room that the humidifier was in.

We didn’t think anything of this dust. It was just an annoyance b/c it would cause the CD player in my son’s room to skip which meant we were constantly cleaning both the player and the CD. It wasn’t until my mom started experiencing breathing problems and sought help from her allergist that she and I started to put two and two together. We realized that we both had this white dust in our homes wherever the humidifier was placed. We decided to stop using the humidifiers. Overnight, my mom felt better and I decided that I couldn’t let whatever this junk was near my kids’ lungs. The other scary thing that she noticed was that since November the flame on her gas burning stove was yellow – not blue. The gas company came out as well as the appliance company came out. There was nothing wrong with the stove or the gas line so it was determined that the yellow flame was because of the air quality in my parents’ home. Well, after ridding the house of the white dust and the humidifiers the flame on the stove is blue again. The air is clean.

So what is it? The white dust contains minerals and microorganisms from the unfiltered water in your home. The particles are so small that they do enter your airways and then get into your lungs. The data is limited as these kinds of humidifiers are new to the market; however, as you can see from the way my mom responded, a build up of this dust can be detrimental to your breathing and the air quality in your home.

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that the best way to use these humidifiers is by putting distilled or de-mineralized water into the machine. You should not use plain tap water as the mineral content is higher. Also purified water does not rid the water of minerals as well as the de-mineralizing process. Bottled water that’s called spring, artesian, or mineral still contain minerals in them. The EPA also suggests cleaning your humidifier every three days to make certain that scale, a build up in the humidifier, stays at bay. Scale can produce fungi and/or bacteria.

The other thing you can do is purchase a humidifier that has a filter in it or look into your humidifier’s filtering options. You never know, there might be a filter out there for your product that’ll help keep the yuckies away!

Elizabeth (aka Bert) Anderson married her college sweetheart in 2005, and started her journey into motherhood in 2008 with the birth of her son.  She started blogging in 2009 as a way to keep track of her thoughts on being a first time mom, especially her struggle with postpartum depression, and as a way of reaching out to other moms who are struggling with the same things.  This June, Bert had another first in her motherhood travels - a little girl!  Even though she's newly a mother of two, Bert maintains that no matter how many children you have you will always be a "first time mom" because there's a first time for everything!  Visit her blog, at FTM. Bert is a contributor for She Thinks Media.