This post probably contains affiliate links, to items I am in love with, and I am confident you will too! For any health advice I give on nutrition and wieghtloss, make sure you check with your doctor, as I am not a health professional. I am just a mama with lots of health and fitness knowledge and experience.
Can I tell you how much I love baby items because they are so soft and cute? The problem for me is that I never want to put my baby in the beautiful items because I’m afraid of blowouts and spit ups. I was super excited when Lorena Canals Rugs offered to send me a complimentary rug to review, and add to our home.
I had never heard of these rugs before, but when I took a look at their site, to see if it was a product myself and you, as my readers would be interested in, here’s what I found:
These rugs are ALL MACHINE-WASHABLE…this is so awesome because I have two toddler boys and one baby. Enough said there. I also saw that these rugs were picked by Vogue as a top baby product for celebrity nurseries. We all want to be a little celebrity-like don’t we? But in reality, usually celebrities chose the best items. The rugs are made in India and designed in Spain. They use all natural dyes, are handmade, eco and contain no VOCs, which apparently most carpeting and rugs do. Martha Stewart explains what VOCs in rugs are better than I could.
The proceeds of the rugs go to the Sakula project, which provide schooling for children in India. Here’s what their site says on the project. I thought it was a great project to support!
Lorena Canals Sakûla project
In 2008 we built a Nursery in Haryana, the North of India, in order to attend children who are in the streets without protection and security, have a place to be, receive one meal a day and the education they need. For the moment we have in our nursery 104 kids and we hope to increase this number more and more every year!
And here’s the video on the project from their site too!
Not only is the company amazing, the rugs are wonderful! I chose the BABY one. I thought it was nuetral and cute, but you’ve got to see their new spring/tribal ones!
When the rug arrived is was neatly folded in a big box. It’s actually thick, and heavy. I wasn’t sure what to expect because its washable. I thought maybe it would be more blanket-like. But it is really a rug, and pretty big! I can lay the baby down and he can move all over!
Because David is the third baby, we don’t really have a nursery for him, and I co-sleep like I mention in this post with the DockATot, so a nursery isn’t that realistic for me. I set up a spot for the rug inside, where it’s David’s special place to lay and play.
Or sleep, if he wants to too!
If you visit the site, there are a lot of cute nursery set ups with these rugs that I just pine over, and check out this tropical rug set up in a home, so cute!
The rugs have my approval, and I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for quality pieces to put in their home that are baby-friendly!
I have a very specialized program for postpartum mamas looking to heal, nourish and regain their strength. I really struggled healing after my first child, and even went through pelvic floor physical therapy for weeks to manage scar tissue that developed from tearing. I have experience studying nutrition, physical therapy and I taught Pilates, so I’ve put together a program I wish I would’ve followed from the beginning.
A program that first heals your body through specialized movements and nourishing foods. Foods are so essential to your body finding the nutrients it needs to put itself back together again. Your postpartum body needs special care in the first 4-6 weeks where you focus on regaining strength and properly fueling your body for breastfeeding.
Here is what one mama emailed me on the program:
“I absolutely love the program! Just got finished with workout 4 and I’m dying I can only do these 2x thru and my second round is pretty funny to see I’m sure! I will work up to 3x:-) By the way, your little boy angel in the videos is too precious and makes me smile! My boys have been doing these with me as well🏼!
Here is what another mama posted in the Facebook Group:
“Feeling GREAT on this program!!! It’s unbelievable how eating clean makes such a difference. Let me rephrase that…it’s amazing the difference eating nutrient dense foods makes! My skin is glowing and I’m already shedding pounds! I also tried the first workout today and did well although I had to modify a bit and omit the backwards burpee (I had cesarean just over a month ago and don’t quite feel ready for that exercise just yet but I will get there). Loving this plan! Thank you SO MUCH for tour help! Currently eating pictures lunch while writing this ☺”
This program then moves you into gaining physical fitness back. I will never forget the first time I tried to go for a run around 12 weeks postpartum after my first baby. I didn’t do any strength work, so I was literally jelly. I had lost all my extra fat and my previous muscle. So depressing. I was barely able to start gaining it back before I got pregnant and sick again with my second. I’ve learned so much on maintaining muscle postpartum through a unique diet and Pilates routines. I walk you through all of this too!
Lastly, I take you into a workout program to combine with a meal plan to help you lose the baby weight, not your milk!! !
I created this program to be affordable and realistic for new mams!