Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Perfect Nursery Product Pack from Q-Tip (Plus a gtiveaway)

One of the baby necessities that I have found to be essential is Q-tips. Q-Tips are great for so many things, not just for cleaning out the ears. I love the "Perfect Nursery" Product pack that I got to review. I think that this set makes a great shower gift for babies.
“Perfect Nursery” Product Pack is two baby pack Q-Tip filled boxes: one farm themed and one safari themed. I think these boxes are a great addition to a nursery with the fun designs and adorable looking storage for the much needed Q-Tips. I really like that the Q-Tips are easy to take out with the way the box slides out of the container. There are so many uses for the Q-Tips, and here is a list of ways to use them to care for your baby:
• Q-tips cotton swabs are great for cleaning and applying ointments to a baby’s delicate skin. Made with 100% cotton, Q-tips cotton swabs have the most soft cotton at the tip*, making
them gentle enough to use for baby care. Plus, Q-tips cotton swabs are disposable and biodegradable when composted, making them friendly on the environment, too.
• Dip a Q-tips cotton swab in rubbing alcohol to clean around your newborn’s umbilical cord. Q-tips cotton swabs are a must-have tool for baby care, especially around hard to reach
areas like the belly button, around the nose and outer ear.
• Moisten a Q-tips cotton swab with warm water to clean your baby’s outer ear, folds of the neck or between the toes.
• Always remember that Q-tips cotton swabs are not to be used for cleaning inside the baby’s ear canal (or yours!).
*From the end of the stick to the top of the swab

Wendy Bellissimo, celebrity nursery designer, has 10 great ideas for creating the perfect nursery:
1. Be Your Own Designer: Go through
magazines, catalogs and visit baby & furniture stores to see the looks available. Choose a style that feels most natural to you so the nursery can become an extension of your home. Then create your own book or board of clippings, fabric samples and photos for inspiration. Start the design process well before your due date so that you have time to relax before the baby’s arrival. 2. Save the Paint for Last: Select your nursery furniture and fabric before you paint. It is easy to find a paint shade to match your furniture/fabrics and not always the other way around. Keep in mind, furniture and fabrics do not all need to match – a great mix of textures that complement each other can add a truly custom, "designer" feel.
3. Don’t Sacrifice Style for Functionality: It is easy to create a beautiful, organized space in the nursery to care for your baby (without the piles of diapers and a mess of toiletries). Place a basket or fabric covered box (from an arts & crafts or paper store) on the changing table or shelf above and fill with diapers, Vaseline® petroleum jelly, diaper cream and rubbing alcohol. One nursery essential you won’t have to hide is the new Q-tips® Baby Pack! They are available in two adorable nursery animal designs and are functional (with a new sliding drawer that keeps Q-tips® cotton swabs protected for baby) so they can always be within arm’s reach.
4. Add a Personal Touch: Give your nursery a personal touch by adding framed covers of your favorite childhood books or classic black & white or sepia photos of you and your significant other when you were babies.
5. Create A Sleepy Time Sanctuary: We all need our beauty rest, so it is important to create an environment that’s peaceful for your baby to sleep. Create a calming atmosphere with soothing colors and softer tones rather than bright or harsh colors. Then, use accents to add pops of color without being too overwhelming. Be careful not to make the room too dark or too quiet at nap time. This way your child will be able to fall asleep in any environment, which is great when you are traveling or when new siblings arrive! You can also play soft, soothing music or lullabies to help the baby fall asleep.
6. Room to Grow: Choose design options that can grow with your child – consider color palette, furniture style, storage options and a play/reading area. Look for a dresser with drawers and cabinets, rather than a standard changing table and simply secure a changing pad on top. Once your child outgrows diapers, you will have a beautiful piece of furniture with drawers for clothing and cabinets for toys that are within reach for your child.
7. X vs. Y: Not finding out the sex of your baby? No worries! Design a gender-neutral nursery with yellow, green, white or cr̬me and simply add touches of blue or pink accessories when the baby arrives Рthese simple changes can be made to anything from the receiving blanket to the changing pad. These color options also give you the flexibility to use the bedding over again for a new sibling.
8. To Theme or Not to Theme: Nursery themes such as safari, princess or transportation are a great way to create a fun, lighthearted statement. A themed nursery can still be done tastefully if the items are selected in moderation. For example, if you are doing a safari-style mural, keep bedding and fabrics neutral so the room doesn’t look overdone.
9. Accessorize: A few must-have accessories for any nursery are books, books and more books! You can also add a silver piggy bank and a few irresistibly soft stuffed animals that will quickly become your child’s best friends! Even my celebrity clients still go for the traditional accessories – they bring us all back to that magical time of childhood.
10. The Essentials: When designing your nursery (large or small), you should always keep these essentials in mind – a crib, rocker, changing table/dresser, light dimmer switch and books within the little one’s reach. If you do not have enough space for a bookcase, a basket for the floor will do the trick perfectly. Your little one will be crawling around before you know it and handing you their favorite book at bedtime.


ENTER TO WIN!!
Mom Select and Q-tips has offered to sponsor a giveaway to my readers! What you have the opportunity to win is the NEW Q-tips Baby Packs in two designs (safari & farm animals) and an adorable silver elephant bank to display in baby's room - another nursery design essential!

This contest is open to bloggers and non-bloggers of the United States, and the contest is open until midnight March 4th, 2010. To enter, comment about what you consider nursery essentials or "must haves" for the perfect nursery.

**For extra chances you can: blog this contest, add my button to your site, subscribe to my blog, twitter and/or become a fan on facebook, and/or visit everyday and add another friendly comment about something you think is a baby necessity. Lots of chances to win! Don't forget to put the extra comments for the "extra" work. Good luck!**

This review was provided from Mom Select and Q-tips. They have provided me with the perfect nursery pack and elephant bank to review and information to share with my readers. I am sponsored to offer a giveaway for my readers through this review. I was given the product for my personal opinion and option to share with my readers. I was not compensated for my time or written review.

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mverno said...

window dressing, changing table,bassinet, toys, activity mat, and music
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Amber said...

I think a cute mobile is a must for a nursery!
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cstironkat said...

A rocker, changing table, diaper Jeannie and a crib.

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Leen said...

My must have for the perfect nursery is subtle hues and a gorgeous crib set, everything will fall into place once you get this picked out!

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Karen said...

I think a rocking chair is an absolute must.

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Aileen said...

I think bookshelves are a must have for a baby nursery.
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Aileen said...

In the winter time I think a cool mist humidifier is a baby necessity. Daily entry 2/23.
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Aileen said...

I think pictures or colorful wall decorations are a must have to give baby something to look at.
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Aileen said...

If you can fit it in the room, I think a rocking chair is a nursery essential.
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Sarah Lynne said...

I think having a night light is a huge must have. When you walk in to take care of the baby when he/she wakes up, you want the baby to go right back to sleep. Turning on bright lights is really bad!!!!

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Hannah said...

Well I think that nice matching bedding is an essential for any nursery, where the colors used for the bedding are expanded into the rest of the room!

JamericanSpice said...

I only had essentials in my nursery. A crib, Storage for toys, nightlamp, I didn't have a bookshelf so I used a box for books.

While I didn't have a rocking chair either, I think it's great to have one because walking around rocking the baby in your arms can be really tiring.

Katrina said...

black out curtains...a must for nap time

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Anonymous said...

I think a sound machine is a great thing to have in the baby's room. jen2418@hotmail.com

justicecw said...

My nursery must have is a proper changing table that is comfortable for the baby and convienient for everyone. thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

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Aileen said...

This probably goes with saying, but I think working smoke detectors are a necessity for keeping baby and family safe. arobimom at gmail dot com

Linda said...

Must haves would be the crib, a little dresser and I must have a rocker!
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Aileen said...

I think a bouncy seat is a baby necessity so you have some place to put the baby down.
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Candie L said...

I think having a great changing area is mandatory. THank you

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wagold2 said...

Must have a changing table with some kind of organizer for your diapers, wipes and Q-tips!

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Andromeda Edison said...

I am expecting baby number 2 any day and have been having a great time setting up my nursery again.

Essential - a good diaper disposal system (love my diaper champ).

Aileen said...

My kids always liked crib mobiles, so while they aren't a necessity for everyone, they are a necessity for me. arobimom at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

changing table with a strap on it.

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Aileen said...

I think a wipe warmer is a nursery necessity. I live in the North East and it sure is cold for 3/4 of the year. My daughter used to cry like mad when we used ice cold wipes.
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Kimberly said...

I think a diaper genie is pretty essential. A smelly nursery is not a happy nursery. :)
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MannaB said...

I think that a nursery essential would be colors...without colors you wont want to be in their and that will reflect on the baby

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Kimberly said...

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Jessica said...

I think calming colors and a rocking chair are nursery essentials.

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Aileen said...

I think a port a crib is a baby necessity.
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Kimberly said...

Another nursery essential for us is a good floor mat. We have hardwood floors, so having a cushioned play area is important. I like the foamy, puzzle looking ones that you can snap together in whatever shape you need and add more to.
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karen said...

A changing table is a nursery must have. Thanks.

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Anonymous said...

Aside from the obvios ones: place for baby to sleep, place for baby to get diaper changed, place for mom to sit with baby... I think an overlooked nursery essential is to have excellent lighting. You need to have the ability to adjust brightness and have enough light so that you can see well. We overlooked this initially and regretted it until recently. Thanks for the contest, that bank is super cute and q-tips are always useful!
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Jack said...

must have a diaper geenie for those stinky diapers!

Anonymous said...

I think the perfect item that all nurseries should have is a baby!! :o)
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Janette said...

Definitely a changing table and plenty of storage for baby supplies.
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Benita said...

Beautifully decorated walls, a crib, a changing table are all necessities.

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

A baby monitor, crib, diaper pail, and layette are some nursery essentials :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

My must-have in our nursery was a good chair to BF in. I could not live without it! Other than a crib for our daughter to sleep/nap, nothing else seemed important. (Not that you'd ever know that by my registry, LOL)

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mail4rosey said...

Furniture that grows with baby, board books, special books, a nice photo frame with baby's picture, and some really great learning toys. Oh, and the mobile...baby's love a mobile, so a really cool one for the crib is a must.

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Pamela S said...

I used a cradle when my children were first born and then a crib later. Bedding for whatever the newborn will be sleeping in, and a rocking chair are the most important things the first few months. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Egare1 said...

My nursery *essentials* are simply a crib and some drawers to store baby clothes and stuff in. Of course, we've added a changing table, a full sized bed for mommy (just in case) and a mobile to that!

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I think a rocking chair is a nursery essential.

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erma said...

I think a bed, rocking chair, changing table and a dresser are nessery for a nursery.
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Kimberly said...

I think another important thing is to have a baby sized dresser. The smaller drawers make it easier to find itty bitty clothes than in a adult sized dresser.
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Anonymous said...

a small lamp to put on the dresser, use a low watt bulb. Makes a great light for late night feedings!

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kathy pease said...

bright and cheery walls with clowns or jungle animals with matching crib bedding would be my perfect nursery :)

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giggling kids said...

Q-Tips,Wipes, diapers, crib, changing table.
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Gianna said...

Crib and crib sheets are essential..

Anonymous said...

The essentials are a rocker, changing station, crib and mobile that can play soft music!

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Miranda said...

The essential I needed was Baby Monitor, Glider Rocker, and A Bear with heartbeat sounds

Anonymous said...

Nursery essentials include a crib, changing table, rocker, a room monitor, and humidifier! :) Thank you!!

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Jackee Ann said...

Crib and changing table :)
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all the baby furniture necessary, the diapers, wipes lotion and heath care needs, qtips, pins, pacifiers, bathinette and diaper pail and dont forget the rocking chair.

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prizehound7 said...

What I consider nursery essentials or "must haves" for the perfect nursery are: baby toiletries,diapers, and blankets.

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Crib, rocking chair, changing table, diapers, wipes, mobile.
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My must haves for the perfect nursery are a crib, a blanket, toys, and a dresser.

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