New Kellogg’s 25 Point Rewards Code (Get High-Value & Exclusive Coupons)

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We’ve got a brand new Kellogg’s Family Rewards Code! Simply login or sign up here and add the following code to your account:

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If you haven’t signed up yet, you can do so for free. You collect points, which you can redeem for coupons and other great offers (I love the coupons!!!).

Visit Kellogg’s Family Rewards to sign up and add your points!!!

New Pampers 20 Point Code!

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If you collect Pampers Gifts to Grow Codes, here’s a new code for you! Go HERE and enter code C4M8T4YFRDM2015 for 20 points total :) If you’re not a member, just click this link to sign up for free! And, you will get 100 points just for creating your account!

What is Pampers Gifts to Grow?

As a member, you earn points that can be redeemed for amazing rewards for you, your little one or the entire family. To earn points, just enter the on-pack codes from the diapers and wipes you buy. You can also earn points for reviewing products, taking advantage of special Facebook offers and sometimes we’ll even give you bonus points just because we like you.

Even if you don’t have a child in diapers, you can collect these points and redeem them for free offers — like Shutterfly Photo Books!! Head HERE to get signed up and start collecting!!

 

FREE Redbox Game Rental!

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Celebrate today with a FREE GAME rental from Redbox!  Just text FREEPLAY to 727-272 and you will get a free code sent back to you.   Your code is unique and can be used only one time through 4/19!

HUGGIES® Clutch ‘n’ Clean Wipes — Vote And Enter To Win A Year’s Supply of Wipes!

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HUGGIES® is looking to bring some personality to it’s Clutch ‘n’ Clean Wipes!  You can actually get a say in the design before it is released exclusively at Sam’s Club.  You can click on over to HUGGIES®Clutch ‘n’ Clean and vote on your favorite design.  The one you select may actually be the winner!!

Not only can you get a say in the final design, but every time you vote, you get a chance to win.   Yep – one lucky person will win a year’s supply ofHUGGIES® Natural Care Wipes!  I remember paying for wipes and if I could have gotten them for free…well, let’s just say my wallet would have been very happy!!

I actually think all four designs are adorable – and so much more stylish than the plain white boxes!  As mentioned above, the winning style will be in Sam’s Club stores soon.  These boxes are not only stylish, but refillable with your favorite HUGGIES® wipes!  Buy it one time and then save by picking up HUGGIES® Natural Care® Wipes refills!

To vote and enter to win, just visit Sam’s Club.  Select your favorite style and then follow the prompts!  Good Luck!  Oh – but you need to hurry as the contest is only open through May 4, 2015!!!

This post was sponsored by Huggies and I was compensated to write it.  All opinions are my own and were not influenced by any parties. 

Get $105 in FREE Android Apps!

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Now through April 18th, Amazon is offering $105 in FREE apps for your Android Device!  No strings attached  – these apps are truly free!  They include:

Head HERE to get the full list of apps and grab those you want – while you can download them for free!

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Free Pretzel from Auntie Anne’s!

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Make sure you are signed up for the Pretzel Perks program by April 23rd!!  The reason is that you will score a FREE pretzel from Auntie Anne’s!  The offer is an member exclusive. Your coupon will be sent to you via email and will be valid from April 24 – 26 at your participating location.

Thanks Free Stuff Finder and Amber!

 

Sign up for SampleSource (Get Ready for Samples Coming Soon)

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I love getting free samples!  They are a great way to try some of those products – or to have on hand to use if I happen to run out of something. They also often work well for my travel bag too – which saves me from having to find the right size bottle to be TSA compliant!

SampleSource is a great way to get free samples as they are released.  In fact, you will want to sign up right now as the next round of offers is getting ready to be released!  You simply sign up and answer some questions.  When the samples are available, they will email you.  You can select from the list of products available and they will send it to you – completely free! You must be quick as the offers are limited to the first 125,000 who request them!

Some of the past samples have included:  Gevalia Coffee, Nature’s Path cereal, Seventh Generation Wipes, Tums Refreshers….and more!

Go ahead and get registered, so you are ready for the next set of samples! Visit SampleSource and get signed up!

Nutritional Value of Infant Formula — Plus A $50 Visa Giftcard Giveaway!!

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Infant Formula Nutrition

Breastfeeding vs. Formula Feeding

There is a continuing battle going on pitting moms against moms. It really makes me sad to see controversies over different parenting styles, whether it be over co-sleeping, baby wearing, discipline, etc. Aren’t we all just doing what we need to for our family? We are all different, and this fact results in different parenting techniques and styles. This especially holds true when it comes to breastfeeding vs. formula feeding.

I had a great opportunity to visit with Dr. Lisa Thornton, pediatrician (and mom) about infant formula. She shared some great information both from mom and doctor points of view.

Why are people so anti-formula?
This argument actually swings both ways. In the 1960s, those breastfeeding babies were certainly in the minority. Since then, the pendulum has swung back in the other direction.

No one can argue with the nutritional benefits of breastfeeding. The reason it is so highly recommended is because of the beneficial nutrients passed through breastmilk (some not yet discovered) to the infant. The biggest one that we know of is immunity. Without being able to vaccinate newborns and infants, this is a way to protect them, which can result in fewer infections.

With that being said, Moms have to do what works for them. NO GUILT!! We have enough to feel guilty about, so drop the formula battle and do what is best for you and your family. In fact, if you are stressed about breastfeeding for any reason, your baby knows it and you can actually decrease your ability to make breast milk (which can add even more stress). If breastfeeding does not work, baby formula is wonderful, adequate and the only alternative recommended by pediatricians for a mom who cannot (or chooses not) to breastfeed. Switching to formula in these instances can lead to much less emotional tension for some moms.

 

Is one formula better than another (i.e. store brand vs. name brand)?

The most important thing to look for when choosing baby formula is the type – milk-based formula, partially hydrolyzed gentle formula, soy formula, etc. That is what matters.

The FDA holds all formula companies to the same standards. All infant formulas sold in the United States must meet these same standards. You just pay more for fancy packaging and brand names. If you review the labels and compare ingredients and levels of nutrients, there is no difference (nutritionally) between store brand infant formulas and nationally advertised brands.

Some babies may still have issues with one brand vs. another, so you should always speak with your pediatrician when it comes to infant feeding decisions.

One important fact that you should know about is that store brand formulas are manufactured in the United States in a facility based in northern Vermont. Like the more expensive advertised brands, store brand formulas are manufactured in FDA-inspected facilities. Store brand formulas have to meet the same nutritional, packaging, and safety standards.

Do you have to stick with the same brand of formula?

There have been studies done to see if switching formula brands affected children negatively and the results showed that switching formula is safe and well tolerated by infants. You can change from name brand to store brand to a different store brand – allowing you to buy the least expensive brand if you want to.

Honestly, moms have enough stress. Formula should not be an issue. You don’t have to sweat it. You can read more at
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Is there anything parents should know about mixing formula?

Formula needs to be properly mixed according to the package instructions on the label. Don’t dilute it! It is dangerous for your baby if you don’t mix it properly. For example, don’t use 2 scoops to make 24 ounces of formula; this will dilute the formula with fewer nutrients. If you dilute powdered formula your baby will get too much water, potentially causing water intoxication, which can be deadly. It is imperative to follow the package directions exactly. It is also important not to use hot water so you do not burn the baby’s throat. Be sure to use lukewarm or room temperature water when mixing.

Can you leave formula out for several hours and then feed it to your baby?

Check the labels to know for sure. You can prepare formula in advance and keep it in your fridge for up to a day. The reason you should not to let it sit out for too long is that it can spoil and develop bacteria. Compare it to a glass of milk left out overnight: While it may not necessarily be bad for you, it may not taste very good.

Should parents put cereal in milk to help babies sleep?

It is not recommended to feed babies cereal until around 6 months. As far as placing cereal in the bottle, I do not really recommend it, but you should talk to your doctor.

Do you need to sterilize bottles?

No, there is no need for that. Just make sure that they are clean before using. Wash them in hot water after each use and allow them to dry before using and you should be fine.
I really loved what Dr. Lisa had to say at the end of our interview:

“It is not one thing that makes kids one way or another! So many factors make a good parent. We just need to lighten up and just do our best to parent our kids.”

 

THE GIVEAWAY:

One reader will receive a $50 Visa Gift Card

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This contest will be open until April 23, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. EST. The winner will be chosen at random and contacted via email. The prize will be mailed to the address provided on the entry form.

Penny Pinchin’ Mom received compensation for this post. By entering this giveaway/sweepstakes, you are attesting that you have read and can comply with the Giveaway Terms & Conditions.

Free Redbox DVD Rental Code!

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Celebrate today with a FREE DVD rental from Redbox!  Just text SHOPS to 727-272 and you will get a free code sent back to you.  You can use this to get a free DVD or just save $1.50 off of any other rental.   Your code is unique and can be used only one time.

*NEW* Redbox Code For a Free DVD Rental!

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Here’s another way to score a FREE movie or game rental from Redbox!  Just text SHOPS to 727-272 and they will send you back a unique code, valid towards a one night rental at Redbox.com or on the Redbox Mobile app!

You will have until 4/26/15 to use the code – so keep that mind mind so you don’t lose it!