Labor Creations Labor Kit Review & Giveaway
“Creating items to pamper moms as they labor in birthing God’s new creations”
I’m always excited to see a new business get off the ground, and especially when the opportunity allows the owner to work at home and provide a product that people actually need and want. Labor Creations is one of these businesses, thought of and developed by Jamie, a friendly and caring work-at-home-mother of two young children. You can read about her inspiration to start Labor Creations here, a business that provides Labor Kits for expecting mamas.
Each Labor Kit cost $35.00 + $10.70 US shipping and is comprised of almost entirely hand made items. When I received mine in the mail for review, I was impressed by the artistry put into the kit through the hand painted bag and hand sketched laboring/birthing positions chart. They are both kept simple in the illustrations and colors, allowing the viewer to easily understand and appreciate them. Though not laminated like the positions’ chart, Jamie has also included a sheet of birthing affirmations which you know I’m a big fan of. The bag itself is larger than I’d expected and has given me a LOT of room to add things to it that I will need in the hospital. In fact, I’ve been keeping it on my closet’s door knob so I can pop things into it as I think of them and also so I won’t have any trouble finding it if I end up giving birth sooner than I expect to. 🙂
I have really been enjoying the lavender scented heat pack. It’s just the right size to drape over my shoulder when I’m having back pain and my husband won’t give me a massage (that
will be the day!). The essential oils are really a good blend and intensity to induce relaxation, so I know this will be the bag I pull out of my cupboard when I’m in early labor! Along with this, the slipper socks are soft and cute with bright colors. I don’t think the pair that’s in the kit right now are of any better quality than hospital socks, but I do know that Jamie is working on other types of socks or something else to offer in the kit to replace these. Until that change is made, though, you’ll definitely have the most fashionable pair of feet on the birthing wing. 🙂
I love the goat’s milk soap, lotion, and lip balm included in the Labor Kit! Everything smells sooooo delicious while remaining lightly scented so as to not bother a newborn’s nose. The textures are creamy and smooth, and I’ve had a hard time not using everything all up so I can save it for when I’m in the hospital. It will be so nice to have hand made, moisturizing toiletries with me this time instead of using the commercial stuff that the hospital provides! I don’t know why I didn’t think about this last time I gave birth as these are definitely going in my bag for this time. Though I wish that all of these items are bigger just so I could use them longer, the “trial” size of the soap and lotion actually provide more than enough for two days and take up less room in your bag thanks to their smaller size.
Each Labor Kit contains the following items:
*Large, hand painted, poly tote bag to keep all of your kit items and more in!
*Labor Creations’ 8×10″ hand made heat pack with washable case
*Laminated Labor Creations Laboring/Birthing Positions Chart
*Hand painted slipper socks
*Hand made Goats milk soap
*Hande made Lotion and Lip balm by Scarborough Lane
There are many bag designs, heat pack prints, and scents to choose from for the kit’s contents. Coming soon will be “a la carte” items that you can add to your kit to personalize them even more!
Buy It! Visit http://www.laborcreations.com/ to view the whole selection and purchase a bag.
Win It! Labor Creations will be giving one kit to a lucky reader of mine. To enter, you need to visit http://www.laborcreations.com/ and choose which bag design/kit you’d like. Choose carefully since that’s what you’ll be receiving if you win! Be sure to leave a separate email address AND comment for each entry. Contest will end on or after May 7, 2010 at noon, EST.
- Visit Labor Creations on Facebook and leave message on their wall that Life More Simply sent you
- Sign Labor Creations’ guestbook or Facebook wall, telling her what “a la carte” item(s) you’d enjoy seeing her add (one entry total)
- Leave a message on Life More Simply’s Facebook wall telling me your list of “labor/birthing bag” items you can’t live without, then come back here and let me know you did.
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- Follow me on Blogger, Google Friend Connect, Facebook, Twitter, etc. – one entry for each way!
- Blog about this contest or other wise spread the word with a link (2 entries per way; leave me the address)
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Note: Labor Creations provided me with the bag for this review. No other compensation was received and the opinions are all mine.