QuickGrab Fragranced Disposal Bags + Giveaway!

[Sponsored Review]  

Heading out with Bubba can be quite a logistical feat – making sure she has enough diapers to last the outing (checked), wet wipes (checked), a set of extra clothes (checked), bib (checked), water bottle (checked) – ok, shan’t bore you further. Despite prepping all of this, we have been faced in a situation where Bubba decides to take a huge dump and after changing her dirty diaper, we are left with nowhere to dump the dirty diaper. Eeew…

Thankfully, when that happened, my cousin whipped out this poo bag device that was meant for dogs and dispensed a plastic bag for me to place the dirty diaper. I was impressed with the device and subsequently got one on my own for those emergency situations.

So when Sue-Ann contacted me to ask if I would be keen to review the QuickGrab Fragranced Diaper Disposal Bags. I thought why not? I honestly found it a struggle to get nice ones in Singapore and relying on doggy poo bags wasn’t the long term solution. In fact, when we were in Perth, I found some fragranced nappy disposal bags and grabbed one back home.

IMG_9540One of the loveliest sponsored kits I’ve received! 🙂 These fun QuickGrab Fragranced Nappy Disposal Bags and Dog Litter Disposable Bags came with a sweet treat. It was a good perk-me-up for the crazy work week that I’ve been having.

IMG_9545Thanks Sue-Ann for these yummy cupcakes! It was indeed very thoughtful! 🙂

IMG_9681Now, lookie what we have.. a typical emergency situation where we had to change Bubba’s soiled diaper outside. Thank goodness for this nifty Diaper Changing station that house all our diapering essentials and we always have a spare diaper disposal bag that we tuck inside the zipper compartment. This one was an extra one that my cousin got from the mall. Yup, branded for the whole world to see!

IMG_9946I couldn’t wait to try out the QuickGrab Fragrance Nappy Disposable Bags that we have been gifted with so I took the pack out to examine the contents. Okay, a point to note – the packaging came with a perforated corner for quick access to the bags. But guess what this smart aleck decide to do? I went to cut the top of the bag instead. Argh! When I saw the perforated corner, I was like …. Oh well, nothing that a good tape couldn’t fix. So I sealed the top and used the packaging the proper way. Haha.. Thought I share this boo-boo in case you get too eager like moi and end up whipping your scissors to cut the packaging instead.

IMG_0224Ta-dah! Ms Fix-it with the fragranced nappy disposal bags that are now so much easier to retrieve.

IMG_9948IMG_9947Remember I shared that I managed to get another brand of fragranced disposal bags? Well, I decided to do a little comparison with the QuickGrab ones that I received. I most certainly prefer the QuickGrab ones for sure. Here’s why:

IMG_0158Firstly, the QuickGrab Fragranced Nappy Disposal Bag is large enough to hold soiled nappies, wet wipes and tissues. The easy-tie handles help to seal off the germs. Next, I love that the bags are scented with a light powder scent that helps to neutralise any unpleasant odours. Lastly, one most important aesthetic feature I really like about the product is that the black colour of the bag can cleverly disguise its contents.

IMG_0120See what I mean.. Sadly, this peach one can’t disguise the content of a soiled diaper. So, I’m leaving this for home use. Why is there a need to use them at home? Well, soiled diapers really do stink up the bin! So when Bubba takes a huge dump, we prefer to put her soiled diaper in these fragranced bags which seal up the unpleasant smells. That way, we don’t have to do a major change of our common household bin.

IMG_0435These are Bubba’s diapering essentials. Fragranced nappy bag is now a-must especially to contain Bubba’s soiled diaper!

IMG_0439I love the cute packaging of the QuickGrab Fragranced Nappy Disposal Bags and it’s actually pretty compact. But I don’t really want to bring along another item into my seemingly heavy diaper bag, so I usually take out a couple of pieces of these bags and stuffed them into my diaper changing station. Did I also share that despite the slightly thinner material of these diaper bags, they are naturally degradable making it an environment-friendly way of disposing your child’s soiled diapers. I now tuck a couple of these bags into my diaper-changing pack as well as the car for those emergency situations.

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On top of serving the purpose of disposing soiled nappies, we also found it useful to whip them out in restaurants where Bubba goes through a whole pile of wet wipes just for a meal. Instead of just leaving a trail of wipes and mess for the restaurant staff to clear, we found the bags useful to store her trash neatly. IMG_0662

QuickGrab Fragranced Nappy Disposable Bags are currently retailing at S$4.50 over at Vaby and Kulily. For a bag of 125 pieces, I think it’s pretty value-for-money for something that you will most certainly use when out with your baby.

IMG_9933Along with the QuickGrab Fragranced Nappy Disposable Bags, Sue-Ann also added a pack of QuickGrab Fragranced Dog Litter Bags for Sparky. How lucky is the fur-kid?!

Sparky goes for his walks twice a day and every time, we walk him, we make sure that we bring at least 2-3 bags to pick up his poo. Well, we ever brought one bag only and have been faced in a situation where he suddenly decides to take another dump minutes after he finished his first. One of us had to scramble home to get another bag to clean his poo. So now, we take more bags along for his walk. Side-note: dog-owners, please be responsible and clean up after your dog takes a dump.

Doggy bags are not new on the market, but I think the QuickGrab doggy bags are. I love that the bags are scented to neutralise unpleasant smells and you know how smelly doggy poo can be. I simply use the bag like a glove to pick up Sparky’s poo and then tie the handles together tightly to seal off any germs. The dark colour conceal its yucky contents and keeps the litter out of sight until I get to the bin to dispose of the item. I really think that they are the most convenient, hygienic and economical way of disposing dog litter outside. 

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We get complimentary doggy poo bags over at Pet Lovers but they don’t do the job as well as these QuickGrab doggy bags because the handles on these bags really do serve a functional purpose. So if you wanna grab your QuickGrab Fragrance Dog Litter Disposable Bags, you can find out more where they are going to be stocked over here.

Give-away!

IMG_0224The kind folks at QuickGrab team will be giving away a complimentary pack of QuickGrab Fragranced Nappy Disposal Bags which will be delivered to the homes of three lucky readers. I’m going to try out Rafflecopter for the first time, so hopefully it works!

To enter the contest, please leave a comment on this blog-post. To increase your chances of winning, simply follow Bubba’s new Instagram account (which this crazy Mama has set up for her to spam share her pics) and like the QuickGrab post. Her Instagram ID is Sophie_LittleWorld. Here are a couple of terms and conditions: since Bubba’s birthday is just round the corner, I’m going to let the contest run till 16 June 2015. Also, this contest is only open to readers residing in Singapore. Good luck!! Contest is now closed!

You need to click here – a Rafflecopter giveaway – and follow the steps to enter in order for your entry to count.

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[Update as at 23 June 2015] Winners for the QuickGrab contest are Eileen, QS and Jamie.

For more information on QuickGrab Fragranced Nappy Disposable Bags, you can check out their homepage or their Facebook page.

Disclaimer : lady J’s musings received the QuickGrab Fragranced Nappy Disposable Diaper Bag and QuickGrab Dog Litter Disposable Bag from QuickGrab to test and review.  No monetary rewards were given.  All views expressed are purely of my own and written according to my experience in using this product. Any queries on the product  should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

Nursing covers from Mummy’s Love X Give-away!

[Sponsored review]

When I first started out breast-feeding, nursing in public was of course something that I was quite shy about. There are of course nursing rooms that are pretty nice but I’ve also come across some nursing rooms in a horrible state. Plus not all of the malls come equipped with nursing rooms so it can get pretty stressful dealing with a screaming and hungry baby while trying to locate a nursing room.

I’ve since learned how to nurse in public with the help of a nursing cover. I’ve a total of 3 covers before this cover which Mummy’s Love recently sent to me. My first cover was a free gift-with-purchase: a black jersey poncho-styled cover that I had received from Dote at their sale. With no clue how nursing in public was going to be, I just chucked the cover on our first few outings with Bubba. It was a nightmare then for I was still learning about nursing and Bubba took a while to latch on successfully. The material was heavy and hot which resulted in a squirming Bubba under the cover. When she had enough and eventually came up for air, the poor gal was drenched in perspiration. Needless to say, that cover never saw the light again.

My second cover was from a Mummy fair. Decided this time round to go with a beige colour but the material was pretty see-through and I had problems trying to see what Bubba was doing underneath the cover. Frustrated and upon friends’ recommendation, I eventually bit the bullet and purchased the Bebe Au Lait nursing cover which suited my needs fine until now. Why? Because Bubba is starting to be a lot more aware of her surroundings and she ends up pulling the neckline wide open. I’m not going to risk showing my itty-bits to the whole world. So I was in the market for another new nursing cover. This time round, I ain’t a noob no more. I knew what I wanted from (hopefully) my last nursing cover that I will get.

I checked out the nursing covers from Mummy’s Love and was thrilled when Sharon sent me one to test and review. 🙂 I got to choose from the many colours and designs that she has available. Some of the patterned designs are so pretty and I was tempted to get them but I decided that since my previous nursing cover had a floral pattern, I should probably go with a neutral one this time round so I went with the premium light grey nursing cover.

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Here’s how it looks. This pic doesn’t do the item justice but I must say, I’m truly impressed with how light the cover is. It feels super soft to the touch as well and the jersey material seems breathable. Now to put the cover to the test with my mini model – Bubba!

IMG_1009Bubba’s a lot bigger now and nursing her is much easier compared to when she was tiny. I whipped out the cover and placed the entire cover over her head. She looked a little confused initially as she’s used to having me check in on her occasionally with the previous cover. But with this new poncho-styled cover, her head is covered and I like it as she gets to nurse with minimal distractions. If I need to check on how she’s doing, I simply need to open up the neckline and peer in.

IMG_1010Love the premium light grey colour as well for it can match with a lot of my clothes and I don’t have to worry about clashing prints ever again.

IMG_1012Not my most flattering angle (the Man took it), but the nursing cover is also great to shield Bubba from the light when I need her to take her nap. Yup, that’s her trying to fall asleep and me trying to create a lights-out dark effect that will hopefully lull her to sleep.

IMG_1014As you can see, even though the material is soft and light, Bubba can still manage to pull open the neckline if she decides to. Told you that she’s so much more aware of her surroundings so sometimes when she nurse, she tends to play around with whatever she can get her hands on. Having said that, with this cover, I don’t have to worry about her pulling the neckline too far down. Yes, I can protect my modesty. Oh, can I just add that it also can double-up as a ‘shawl’ to keep me warm. Yay to dual-functionality!

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Last but not least, the cover is great as a stroller cover cum blanket. Sometimes to minimise the crazy number of things we put in our diaper bag, I forget to pack in an extra swaddle for Bubba to use as a blanket. So this lightweight nursing cover from Mummy’s Love is great to keep Bubba covered in air-conditioned places. Washing this cover is also superbly easy, all I need to do is to pop it in to the machine and viola, it dries quickly and I don’t even need to have it ironed. Simply wash, hang, dry and go!

I really enjoyed using this nursing cover from Mummy’s Love and to summarise, here are all the great features that a nursing cover should have for me now which this cover ticked all the boxes:

  • One size fits all
  • 3-in-1, serves as nursing cover, stroller cover and blanket
  • Provides full coverage, there is no need for nursing wear and you do not have worry about exposing your body
  • Poncho design slips over the mummy’s head without straps, clips or fasteners and you can slip if off easily with one hand
  • Roomy neckline for easy visibility of baby
  • Made of thin, lightweight & breathable material
  • Machine washable and do not require ironing 
  • Also allows mums to pump discreetly

The nursing cover is pretty affordable as well. You’re looking at S$28 for solid colours and S$30 for printed designs. Trust me, this is one nursing cover that you should totally get your hands on without hesitation. 🙂

Give-away! [Contest is now closed!]
Mummy’s Love is kindly giving away a nursing cover of your choice to one lucky reader of mine! Here’s what you will need to do:

  1. Like Mummy’s Love Facebook Page and Lady J’s Musings Facebook Page.

  2. Leave a comment on the Facebook post on Lady J’s Musings Facebook Page with the word Liked!”.

Terms & Conditions:
– Contest will close on 24 December 2014, 9pm.
– Contest is only opened for readers residing in Singapore only.
– The winner will be chosen via random.org and upon verification, results will be announced on blog.

Special offer for readers of Lady J’s Musings
Mummy’s Love is also offering a special promo for my readers! Simply quote “ladyj” and enjoy a 10% discount off your purchase. The code is valid till 31 December 2014. I think they make great gifts for new mummy friends or treat yourself with a new cover this festive season!

Happy shopping!

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Disclaimer : lady J’s musings received a nursing cover from Mummy’s Love to test and review.  No monetary rewards were given.  All views expressed are purely of my own and written according to my experience in using this product. Any queries on the product  should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.