Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A Better Way to Change

 Anyone who has changed a squirmy baby knows that you must do whatever you can to entertain them for that quick second just to keep them on the changing station.  I keep a basket of toys handy on my changing station to keep Harlan distracted and from wanting to roll off.  I have even gone as far as ditching the changing station all together and change her on the bed or on the floor.

Recently, while attending a Big City Moms holiday event, I was introduced to Grace Welch, founder of patemm® pad. These revolutionary changing pads are designed for the squirmiest of babies.  The patemm® pad has a round design so that it will allow you to lay your baby down in any direction.

Grace designed patemm® pads based on her own experiences of the difficulty of changing a squirmy baby on the traditional rectangular shaped changing pads.  Her design solved her problem and she knew it would solve the problems of many other moms.

All patemm® pads are 30 inches and have four handles that allow you to fold an unfold with one hand.  This was one of the things that I loved about this changing pad.  Many times I am holding Harlan in one hand and everything else in the other hand.  I was easily able to unfold this and put Harlan down.

Another great feature is that the inside of the pad is lined with tons of pockets for diapers, wipes, cream, and anything you need during a diaper change.


I was very surprised how much Harlan enjoyed getting her diaper changed while on this pad.  I am always having to find things to entertain her while changing her diaper, but not on this pad.  She actually enjoyed it {as much as a baby can enjoy getting their diaper changed.}  I think it was the size of the pad that helped with this.  She had plenty of room to move around on it and did not feel cramped like she does on the traditional rectangular ones.  



The patemm® pad we received is CPSIA-certified laminated cotton and is waterproof.  They are PVC, LEAD, PHTHALATE, LATEX, BPA, AND FORMALDEHYDE-FREE. The laminated pad made it super easy to wipe clean and they are even machine washable for that really big messes.






Once you are finished changing you can easily fold the pad back up {one handed} and it turns into a compact carrier.  Perfect for those short trips that don't require a full diaper bag.

This changing pad is definitely one that I will have on hand for a long time and is one that I will recommend to all of my mommy friends.  The durability and design make it a must have for any mom.  

Patemm® has generously given me an extra patemm® pad to give away to one of my readers.  One reader will receive one of their limited edition prints: East Coast Momma in Black, Chartreuse or Amazon.  

They have also generously offered a 20% discount exclusively for A Mommy in the City readers.  Just use coupon code "MOMMY" at check out.  The offer will expire on January 15, 2011.


TO WIN (Open to US Residents only):

Mandatory Entry:  Email customerservice@patemm.com and tell them which changing pad you would like to win.  Then come back here and leave a comment telling me you did.  

FOR EXTRA ENTRIES:

"Like"  patemm® pad on Facebook and leave a comment here on the blog that you did. (1 entry)

"Like" A Mommy in the City on Facebook and leave a comment here on the blog that you did.  (1 entry)

Follow patemm® pad on Twitter and leave a comment here on the blog that you did.  (1 entry)

Follow A Mommy in the City on Twitter and leave a comment here on the blog that you did. (1 entry)

You can tweet about the contest using the following phrase and leave a comment here on the blog that you did.  You can tweet the phrase once per day.  "I've entered to win the a patemm® pad from @amommyinthecity.  http://bit.ly/ef7HEV Ends 1/12 #Giveaway"

Subscribe to my RSS Feed and leave a comment here on the blog that you did (1 entry)

Become a friend on Google Friend connect (on the right on the page) and leave a comment here on the blog that you did.  (1 entry)

Giveaway ends on 1/11 and I will choose the winner via Random.org. 

Good luck!

Disclaimer: A Mommy in the City was not compensated in any way for this post.  I received the product for review.  All opinions expressed are my own.

48 comments:

  1. Subscribed to your RSS feed. :)

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  2. Friended u on Google COnnect!

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  3. Like A Mommy in the City on FB ;)

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  4. Friended you on Google Connect! ;)

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  5. I emailed them about the giveaway and would love to win the black one for my squirmy 10-month old boy!

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  6. I like A Mommy in the City on Facebook!

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  7. I follow A Mommy in the City on Twitter. You're one of my faves!

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  8. I emailed customer service and would love the amazon pad!

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  9. I like Mommy in the City on FB. (Melisa Smithwick)

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  10. I follow patemm pad on Twitter (@mommythisnthat)

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  11. I follow a mommy in the city on Twitter (@mommythisnthat)

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  12. I tweeted about this giveaway:

    http://twitter.com/mommythisnthat/status/21785207883440128

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  13. I follow via Google Friend Connect.

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  14. i've been wanting one of these! i just emailed patemm and liked them on facebook

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  15. Tweeted again about the giveaway

    http://twitter.com/mommythisnthat/status/23125494677372928

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  16. I follow Patemm Pad on Twitter
    @Mallaidh

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  17. I like A Mom in the City on Facebook (Molly Garavito)

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  18. I follow A Mommy in the City on Twitter
    @Mallaidh

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  19. I "liked" Patemm Pad on The Face (Molly Garavito)

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  20. emailed patemm pad, "like" patemm pad and a mommy in the city on FB. =)

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  21. Tweeted about this again today:

    http://twitter.com/mommythisnthat/status/24831645311836163


    Hope random.org loves me! ;-)

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  22. i became a google friend and already follow on facebook

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  23. Followed on facebook! (Clarissa Lynch)

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  24. Follow on twitter (mommy2sweetpeas)

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  25. Follow and like patemm pad on twitter and facebook too!

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  26. Emailed Customer Service!

    thecanadyfamily@gmail.com

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  27. FB fan of Patemm Pad!
    thecanadyfamily@gmail.com

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  28. FB fan of A Mommy in the City!

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  29. Follow Patemm Pad on twitter~ polkadotteacher

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  30. I follow you on twitter~ polkadotteacher

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  32. I follow you with RSS Feed! thecanadyfamily@gmail.com

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  33. I "like" patemm pad on fb and emailed them as well.

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  34. And I am now following you as a google friend!

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  35. I tweeted about the giveaway tonight! @being_katie

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