As I walked to the mailbox early yesterday afternoon I couldn't help but wonder if there would be anything interesting in there (you know, besides icky bills!). To my delight, I found a package from Lansinoh! Being the dork that I am, I was excited! Nothing like nursing supplies to brighten one's day ;) Anyway, I had emailed them asking if they offered sample products for new moms, and it turns out that they do! In my little goodie envelope I found a breastfeeding brochure, a tiny tube of Lanolin (perfect for the diaper bag, you never know when this stuff will come in handy), a sample of diaper rash ointment, a 2 pack sample of disposable nursing pads, some Clean & Condition Cloths and breastmilk storage bags!
Now, onto the fun part! First of all, I had the opportunity VERY soon after opening the package to test out of the cleansing cloths. They're super soft, lightly scented and did a pretty good job of cleaning up the mess. I was able to use the milk storage bags with my last pumping session and they do the job, in the freezer now and I will update later after we thaw it out to make sure the bag holds up (I've had issues with another brand leaking after thawing, no good!). The diaper rash cream I haven't had the opportunity to try as we've yet to have a diaper rash so I will update if and when we try that out too, to see that it goes on, comes off easily and to say whether it helps heal little bottoms.
Onto the lanolin! I LOVE this stuff, you would be amazed at all the things it can help heal quickly (besides the obvious, of course). My son has had a runny, icky nose and you know how that can turn red and irritated. We applied some lanolin to it and it's markedly improved! When he got his first cat scratch on his hand (apparently our 4 legged family members have decided he's big enough to gently 'get back at' for trying to carry them around) we applied some of the product and it healed overnight! He was amazed that he couldn't find his "cat owie" anymore. Do you have any other uses for this product? Please comment and share!
If you're a new mom (or soon to be) then I would recommend emailing this company inquiring about their samples. They send good size samples, enough that you can actually test the product out to ensure that it will work for your needs.