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Are Emma’s Diary Free Packs Useful?

Good Morning Ladies and Gents!

Well, today’s talk: Pregnancy!

If you are pregnant or have been pregnant –sorry guys not you-, you know about this: Emma’s diary. We all remember our first 12 weeks appointment with the midwife and the Bounty Pregnancy Information folder that she, obviously, generously gave to us , along with our Beloved Green Notes {will explain this later}. [Note to myself: notes are not green anymore: NHS finally understood that a bit of confidentiality is Great!]

Bounty Pregnancy Folder pack and NHS Pregnancy note

Well in this pack, along with a LOOOOOOOT of vouchers {you will get used to them even if annoying}, you receive your Emma’s Diary Pregnancy Guide.

emma's diary pregnancy guideThis Guide has been my little comforter for my first pregnancy. I really loved it as it was giving me what I did not find in my NHS care, through my midwife: Advices, tips, and explanations. I found It was clever to describe pregnancy symptoms through Emma’s pregnancy {She gets pregnant very often, though! just joking}. Through her own journey, I was finding that my own was normal and had nothing to worry about. I was not strange! It was for me the most useful thing in this pack. I will talk about the vouchers later.

Unfortunately, at each pregnancy you get a new edition of this guide and it is not really different, so at my second pregnancy,  I started to get bored {normal after reading  100 times at least the first one!} but I was still using it for comfort as it is still quite reassuring.

Third pregnancy round, two babas at home, I have no idea where this guide has gone! I do remember having it on my hand but do also remember  little Baba2 playing with it {Not great I know}. I have searched everywhere for it but I am afraid It will have fallen into the bin by inadvertance. But no worries, if like me, you have “lost” it, you can still read it online.


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This is the question. You might think that this is useless, and clearly I understand. The First time, I signed in robotically without thinking. But, I have been really annoyed by all these useless vouchers. They were useless for us at this time and some are still today, for example: Ocado. I would love to shop with Ocado and get benefits of the voucher but Ocado does not deliver in Devon! So no point, no point at all and I receive at least 2 vouchers in every Emma’s Diary and Bounty pack , so really annoying and for eco-conscious woman , get’s crossed for this waste of paper.

Second annoyance: third parties mails and phone calls!

Therefore for my second pregnancy, I was not so sure to sign in again. I have little use of the samples I have received the first time so was not sure the annoyances were worse it. But did it as I am quite a loyal birdie if we can say this.

This time, I made sure to tick only the boxes I wanted and I really enjoyed my free samples and no more third parties mails and phone calls. I think being a mum for the second time made me more practical!

I have used cloth nappies from birth and reusable breast pads, meanwhile I used the disposables Lansinoh samples when I was out and about, same thing for the pampers. The Fairy samples have been great for our holidays: so easy and handy to pack in our travel bags!

My real surprise was to receive an email from Emma’s Diary, a week before my due date about Bambino Mio and their reusable nappies! I ticked the box “reusable nappies” for choice of changes. They were offering me a free Bambino Mio Nappy, I just had to pay for postage! I was sooo happy as I had no nappies from this brand and wanted to try.

thanks bambinomio emmas diary

I am now a good user of Bambino Mio Miosolos AIO nappies so I think it was a great marketing campaign! {Review of Miosolos coming soon}. They are part of my Toddler stash as you can see below.

Bambino mio stash

So guess what? Third time, I did not ask myself. I signed in and I love Emma’s diary community ! You can find a lot of advices and tips on their website. It is just like chatting with a lot of women in a virtual platform {exactly the kind of things I enjoy!}

emmas_freepack

I would like to present you the content of the free packs you get when you sign in.


Emma’s Diary Free Packs content



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What do you get ?

Emma's diary free packs content

  • 2 lights Tena Pads
  • 4 Lansinoh disposable Breast pads
  • 4 Newborn disposable Pampers nappies
  • 1 stretch mark massage oil
  • 1 Lansinoh breastmilk storage bag
  • 2 baby creams samples
  • 1 Petits Filous spoon
  • 1 pack Pampers Baby wipes
  • 1 size 3 disposable Pampers nappy
  • 2 Fairy non bio Washing powder samples
  • 2 Fairy Softeners Samples
  • Gap Baby socks!

What did I enjoy this time and surprised me?

Surely the Tena Pads! Oh My! I laughed  not because it is funny but because it is the true I am afraid: We need them even if it is absolutely not glamourous and people tend not to talk about pregnant woman incontinence. So thanks Emma’s diary again 🙂

The other surprise was the Gap socks: this kind of gifts are always enjoyable, and it makes things more real, like a first Baby gift.

As an eco Mummy, even if these samples are useful {mostly when you are out and about}, I would love Emma’s Diary to get more reusable products from eco-conscious brands!

I’d rather have only :

  • 1 reusable breastpad
  • 1 reusable cloth nappy
  • few washable wipes
  • 1 coconut oil sample
  • 1 Cloth Sanitary Pad {CSP}

Just guess the impact nationwide of such a content! That will surely make CLOTH mainstream! Oh I am dreaming! Unfortunately, I do not think that the actual brands can afford this kind of campains but I would like to thank Bambino Mio and Emma’s Diary for having teamed up in 2014! I’d love to see much of this happen in the next future. For the moment I will continue enjoying my free samples.

tested and approved by oummanna

And you, what do you think? useful or not? Are you a cloth-bum mum?

 

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