Eepples MilkCharm Review and Giveaway

Did you know breast milk is only good for so long? Freshly pumped breast milk is good at room temperature for 4-6 hours, in the refrigerator for 3-8 days, and in the freezer for 6-12 months. Thawed breast milk needs to be used within 24 hours. When you are a new, sleep deprived, trying your hardest to do best for your baby parent, it is hard to remember all this information! 

If you have ever pumped breast milk, you know how frustrating it can be to try to remember exactly WHEN you pumped the breast milk, and if it is still okay to give to your baby. Some have tried post it notes, scotch tape, notes on the fridge, and more! There are even some breast milk lids that let you say what day you pumped the milk, but not what time! Every breastfeeding and pumping mom dreads throwing out milk. When you are pumping, you most definitely cry over spilled milk! The worst thing you can do is throw it away! Eepples MilkCharm is the perfect solution!




MilkCharm is a reusable dial system which allows you to quickly and easily set and read the day and time when your breast milk was pumped. No more guessing! The ease of use is great for those early morning and late night pumping sessions. Milkcharms are BPA and phthalate free AND dishwasher safe! MilkCharm is a super cute double sided dial in the shape of a flower. On one side features the day of the week. In between the days is am or pm. The other side features the time of day, 12 am to 12 pm. This makes it so much easier to know how old the milk is and how much longer it is good for. 


Eepples MilkCharm comes in a mixture of three different colors; orange, green and blue. MilkCharms have a nice stretchy band that allows you to use them with virtually any bottle. MilkCharms are made from food grade polypropylene and silicone. They are 100% recyclable. Even better, MilkCharms are made in the USA, in the San Francisco bay area. 


MilkCharms are not just for breast milk. MilkCharms works great with formula and homemade baby food! Formula is good for 1 hour after it has been prepared. Sometimes it is difficult to remember when you last made that bottle! Home made baby food should only stay in the refrigerator for 72 hours. MilkCharm is a great way to label your baby food!

great for home made baby food!
Great for home made applesauce 🙂


Enter here to win your very own MilkCharm!
Rules to enter

  • “like” All About Baby’s World Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/allaboutbabysworld?ref=tn_tnmn
  • “like” Eepples Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/eepples?fref=ts
  • Fill out the Form
Entries must be received by June 6, 2014 at 11:59 PM PST.
Winner will be announced on Jun 7, 2014 on Facebook.
 

You can leave a blog comment once a day for an extra entry every day!

Do you need to buy some now?!? 

MilkCharms come in a pack of three and can be purchased for $14.99 here.


No more tape and pen, no more sticky notes that smear and fall off, no more grease pencils.  Just dial in the day (and time if you want to be exact), hang the MilkCharm on the bottle, put it in the fridge, and go take a nap!  The time side also works great for storing milk at room temperature, formula in the fridge, or for bottles that baby didn’t finish drinking.  Plus, the MilkCharm can be used for tracking the freshness of tons of other food items long after you’re done breastfeeding.”




Disclaimer: I received these items to review. My opinions are my own and are in no way influenced by the product owner. 

Milkies Milk Saver Review And Giveaway

When I was pregnant with Bunny I saw Milkies Milk Saver in the store. I thought it looked weird and uncomfortable and I did not think it really had a valuable purpose. Because, really, nobody could possibly leak THAT much! Oh what little I knew!

Once Bunny was born and we started nursing, one side per feeding, I realized how wrong I had been! I ordered Milkies Milk Saver immediately! They couldn’t get to me fast enough! When my Milkies Milk Saver arrived, I still thought it looked big and uncomfortable. I was pleasantly surprised when I used it! Milkies Milk Saver is VERY comfortable! I thought for sure having something pushing on my engorged breast would feel very uncomfortable, but Milkies Milk Saver does not push on your breast. It sits gently in your bra, against your breast. If you wear a tighter bra, it will definitely push more against your breast, but in the very beginning, I was only wearing sleep bras.

I used Milkies Milk Saver when I would nurse Bunny, and when I would pump. In the very beginning I had a single pump that only pumped one side at a time. If I did not use the Milkies Milk Saver, I would soak through my nursing pads. I could collect about an ounce or so of milk from the side that was not being used! If you have supply issues or are having a hard time keeping up with your baby’s intake, an ounce is a massive amount to waste in your nursing pad!


Using Milkies Milk Saver is very easy. You simply set Milkies Milk Saver in your bra with your nipple in the hole and nurse or pump on the other side! Milkies Milk Saver can comfortably hold 2 ounces of breast milk before you need to empty it. It is easy to switch from one side to the other side without spilling any milk. The only time I ever spilled any milk is when I forgot I had the Milkies Milk Saver on (it is that comfortable!) and I bent over. Out spilled all the milk! Oops! I have heard some women say they wear it all day long when they are out and about, but due to the spilling issue, I do not see that working very well.

2 ounces of milk
2 ounces of milk



Milkies Milk Saver is very easy to clean. You can hand wash it with warm water and soap. It air dries fairly quickly, or you can use a towel to dry it off.


Milkies comes in a protective case that is great for storing your Milkies in when not in use. The case is a hard material to keep Milkies protected. The case also doubles as a stand. You can set Milkies in the case upright with milk inside. This is very helpful when you have a squirmy baby in your arms, when you need to put yourself back together after nursing, or when you need to grab a container to pour the milk into. 


Milkies in the case

 

Milkies in the case



















I absolutely LOVE this product! I used it multiple times a day for about a year. I am finally at the point where I do not leak every time I nurse. For those early days when I was leaking up a storm, this was a wonderful way to collect breast milk, and keep me from making a mess. 







Milkies can sit in the case while you rearrange yourself, without spilling!


Want to win your very own Milkies Milk Saver?!



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The winner will be announced on May 26, 2014 on All About Baby’s World’s Facebook Page.


Can’t wait to win? You can purchase Milkies Milk Saver here.

Disclaimer: I did not receive any free product to test. I simple love this product and want to share it with all the nursing Moms out there!