7.16.2010

{the mommy cover by joia} review and giveaway!

{{edit: and the winner via random.org is #21 - melanie! you will receive an email from me shortly! thanks to all for participating!}}



being a new mommy has many challenges. one of them is figuring out the art of breastfeeding in public. enter the mommy cover by joia.

joia products was founded in 2007 by mommy of 2, charlie. she sought to combine the two sides of being a momma - "The Mommy - who simply wants something that works well, is easy to use, and is equally easy to maintain; and The Fashionista - who still craves some sense of individuality, confidence, and style."

i was introduced to the mommy cover by my sister who received the cover as a gift when she was pregnant. i loved its chic look. the satin strap up top, the bold pattern print and its reversibility. it looked too good to be true! when i became pregnant, i received a mommy cover of my own and i was so excited to have the baby so i could use it!

MY REVIEW ::

now that baby sophia is 2.5 months old, i've had many chances to use the mommy cover. the mommy cover is beautifully made. there are many wonderful fabric combinations to choose from! i love all the attempts at making this cover functional and easy to use - their innovative reel feature which keeps the cover closed helping to avoid any accidental flashing and the semi-rigid band across the top so i can see baby while she's nursing. their website is extremely helpful, with FAQ's, their story, and even a how-to on using the reel. a gallery shows the mommy cover in use.



i had some challenges with the reel as it pulls the fabric tight across the back and therefore affects the ability to see baby while nursing. i've found it easier to use the cover without closing the reel. additionally, the semi-rigid band at times will break its hold so i have to readjust to maintain eye contact with baby. i like how the cover is wide horizontally. this helps keep me covered when baby is struggling or flailing her arms during a challenging nursing session. i'm still getting the hang of using a cover in public so i think as time passes, it will all go more smoothly. my suggestion would be to have a more rigid band up top as that aids in keeping the cover off baby and would allow for easier use.

this company's customer service is unmatched. when the reel on my mommy cover broke, charlie kindly sent me a new cover. i greatly appreciated the individual attention and care!

THE GIVEAWAY ::
charlie at joia products is generously offering a gift certificate to be used towards one of her lovely mommy covers. thanks charlie! :)

TO ENTER :: {one entry for each. leave a separate comment per entry. make sure to leave your email address so i can reach you if you're the winner!}
1. head over to their website and comment on which mommy cover you want.
2. head over to my etsy shop and tell me what you'd like to see more of.
3. 'like' their FB page.
4. 'like' my FB page.
5. become a follower of my blog.
6. blog about this giveaway on your blog! leave the link in your comment.

the lucky winner will be chosen via random.org on 7/23/10 at 12.00pm.
ready? set? GO!

24 comments:

Shauna said...

Oh, I love how they are reversible! Great idea! My fave is the one they show on the first page of the website with the orange and white polka dots, but it's not in the shop, so for what's in the shop, I love the brown and teal polka dots with paisley on the back - beautiful!!

Thanks for a great giveaway!
Shauna

lemondropstudio@gmail.com

Shauna said...

I am proudly following your blog!!

Shauna

lemondropstudio@gmail.com

Shauna said...

I LOVE YOUR SHOP!! I'd love to see more bracelets, since right now I can't wear necklaces --- too tempting for the baby to grab!

Your work is always so beautiful!!

Thanks,
Shauna

lemondropstudio@gmail.com

Shauna said...

I am a fan of yours on facebook!

Shauna

lemondropstudio@gmail.com

Shauna said...

I'm now following Joia Products, The Mommy Cover on facebook!

Thanks,
Shauna

Lemondropstudio@gmail.com

Tj and Amy said...

I love the hot dot celery. amypugmire@live.com

Tj and Amy said...

would love to c some more bracelets and pink earings. amypugmire@live.com

Tj and Amy said...

I like their fb page. amy bolda pugmire. amypugmire@live.com

Tj and Amy said...

I like your fb page. amy bolda pugmire. amypugmire@live.com

Homemaker Honey said...

I like the Hot Dot Celery

http://www.joiaproducts.com/m8_view_item.html?m8:item=H20707A

Deborah
homemakerhoney@ gmail .com

Kiki said...

Oh great product!! I found your blog via Etsy It Up :) Saw you posted a giveaway so I'll give it a try ;)

I'd chose the Hot Dot Teal/Brown reverse print

kikisescapades(At)gmail(dot)com

Kiki said...

I love your shop!! Wow you make great jewelry :) I love earrings & my favorite are lariat necklaces... have you thought about them?

kikisescapades(At)gmail(dot)com

Kiki said...

New follower of your blog!! :)

kikisescapades(At)gmail(dot)com

Claude said...

These are great!
I would love the Salsa Stripe cover!

claudecampeau at videotron dot ca
Thanks for the chance to win!

Claude said...

Wow you make beautiful jewelry!
I'd love to see more bracelets! I have an heirloom necklace that I wear all the time, so bracelets is what I go nuts over!

claudecampeau at videotron dot ca
Thanks for the chance to win!

Claude said...

I like Joia on FB

claudecampeau at videotron dot ca
Thanks for the chance to win!

Claude said...

I like your FB page as Claude Campeau

claudecampeau at videotron dot ca
Thanks for the chance to win!

Claude said...

I am a follower via GFC

claudecampeau at videotron dot ca
Thanks for the chance to win!

melanie said...

I love the hot dot brown/ teal.
melaniecalcut@gmail.com

melanie said...

On you etsy shop i would like to see more earings like the fire-and-ice . earrings, but with navy blue beads.
melaniecalcut@gmail.com

melanie said...

Melanie Calcut is a facebook fan of Joia Products, The Mommy Cover.
melaniecalcut@gmail.com

melanie said...

Melanie Calcut is now your facebook fan.
melaniecalcut@gmail.com

melanie said...

Melanie Calcut follows your blog via GFC.
melaniecalcut@gmail.com

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