product reviews

Mamasonbedrest: Healthy Happy Pregnancy Cookbook

February 14th, 2017

In this video blog, Darline Turner shares the Healthy Happy Pregnancy Cookbook. Written by Registered Dieticians Stephanie Clarke and Willow Jarosh, the book contains 125 recipes that are not only tasty, but also address many of the common ailments of pregnancy. Today, Darline tries the Blueberry Banana Oat smoothie, designed to give pregnant mamas, most especially mamas on bedrest relief from leg cramps.

Mamas on Bedrest: “Easing” Into Intimacy Post Partum

May 30th, 2014

Hello Mamas,

image003After being on bed rest for several weeks, I imagine that most of you are looking forward to resuming “intimate times” with your partner. However, low estrogen levels following delivery and during breastfeeding results in uncomfortable vaginal dryness. “Ease” back into intimacy with SYLK.

Sylk is a natural, water-based personal lubricant. The “active” ingredient is bio-sustainable New Zealand Kiwi vine extract.  The product contains no chemicals, silicones or petroleum products. Because it is made from natural ingredients, it is safe to use with condoms. It will not degrade condoms, causing tears and/or an untimely pregnancy. The product is also safe for nursing mothers, is not absorbed through the skin, and in no way causes harm to the baby.

We asked one of our “Former” Mamas on Bedrest to try SYLK and share her thoughts. This is what she had to say:

“The lubricant did work well and was not sticky nor did it have an awkward smell like some lubricants have. However, because its water based, it was really messy and it did get all over the place.  That was really the only downfall. The lubricant definitely felt more natural than other lubricants I’ve used, especially store brand ones which become sticky after a couple moments of use.”

So according to our Former Mama on Bedrest, SYLK is recommended, with the kaveat of being prepared for a  bit of a mess with use. Sylk is available via the company website and retails for $17.99

Mamas on Bedrest: Baby Trend Carseat Review

March 5th, 2014

It’s Video Wednesday, Mamas!

Today I am reviewing the Baby Trend Carseat with the Inertia Controlled Motion Base. This Seat has some really great safety and convenience features! It is a far cry from the seat that I used for my daughter back in 2002-03. It easily latches into most cars, has a unique neck support feature for added support of your infant’s neck and is aesthetically lovely with its broad sun shade and quilted foot cover. If I were in the market for a carseat, this would be it! I feel it’s a bargain at $179.99 retail. But this week, some lucky mama is going to win this carseat! You all have until Friday, March 7th at 11:59 pm CST to submit a comment in the comments section below. I’ll put all the names in a bowl and draw one out. That mama will be our lucky winner. Good Luck Mamas!