Thursday, March 10, 2011

Notfindingout.com: Find baby gifts for those not finding out the sex (plus Boon GIVEAWAY!)


It's been a few years since I had my last child.  When my nephew announced that they were having a baby this summer, I confess... I started strolling down those long neglected baby aisles at the stores.  What I found there surprised me.  Back when we started our family, you either bought pink, blue or yellow and green.  At least you had the option for gender neutrality.  Since I wasn't sure what they were having, I couldn't buy them anything other than sterile white onesies! I was surrounded by pink and blue with not a gender neutral clothing item in sight.  I wondered, what did people who weren't finding out do for a baby layette?   If you're in the same boat, it's time to check out notfindingout.com. They are a unique baby registry that caters to those who aren't finding out. So when you're 'expecting the unexpected', this is the site to visit to browse for baby items.

How it works:

Moms can create a unique baby registry at the notfindingout.com site and select NFO (not finding out) items for their registry.  These items aren't delivered until the baby is born and the sex of the baby is verified.  That means, for instance, you can pick out a cute baby hat that is an NFO item (identified in product description) and when the baby arrives, you would receive that hat in blue for a boy or pink for a girl.

After you register, you receive a packet in the mail, which includes a special card that you take with you to your health care provider.  Your provider fills in the sex of of your baby, and then you mail the card back to NFO. The sex is verified after birth and it is then that your NFO items are shipped to you in pink or blue. Save time on returns and encourage your friends to use NFO if you are expecting the unexpected!  For more on how this process works, please check out their 'What is NFO?' page.

Notfindingout.com graciously provided me with several items to review and one of my lucky readers will win a Boon gift basket with the same items that I received.  This gift basket is valued at approximately $38. I can't guarantee what color you will receive and they may not be able to honor a requests.  The items that I received were a mix of pink and orange.  I've hot linked the items below so that you can view them in closer detail at notfindingout.com. These items were all Bp-A, phthalate, and PVC free!

Fluid Cup  Boon's fluid cup is meant for older babies, but all parents love to have things before they need them.  I liked the way it could be gripped easily and the top snapped on super tight.

Modware Utensils These plastic Modware utensils were chunky at the handles, which makes them great for kids when they are first learning how to eat with a fork and spoon.  I liked that the fork was more of a spork!  

Odd Duck (Jane, Bob)  I received Bob, and he's orange and white.  I gave Bob a big squeeze and what I love about this bath toy is that he didn't squeak or leak air.  He'll just float!  I'll be honest, I hated rubber ducks for my kids.  The water never all came out and they got icky inside.  I'll take a duck that just floats along anyday!  He's got orange stripes, so he's also visually appealing to a baby or young child.

Saucer Plate The Boon saucer plate is really cool.  The compartments on the top are kind of shallow, but there's plenty of room for a full baby meal. The contoured sides should make using the Modware utensils easy for scooping baby food out of the compartment.  I'm picturing chicken noodle with green beans and tutti fruitti for dessert - all on one convenient plate.  I think it will also work great for restaurants because the saucer plate will grip onto your table.  I put it down on mine and had to push really hard to get it to move.  

Snack Ball  The snack ball was cool too.  It is a perfect sphere, save a small dimple on the top which you use to open it.  I can hear it snap shut and it is a tight fit.  Little hands might not fit really well to reach inside for a snack, but you can tip it to get a better grip on those Cheerios!  

Squirt Spoon The Boon Squirt Spoon holds up to 3 ounces of baby food.  The spoon section of this three piece unit (there's a cover for the spoon) screws on, so you'll have no trouble washing it after baby's meal.  I see this product as something great for on the go. 

Looking for great baby bargains and another contest to enter?  

Check out notfindingout.com's Deal of the Week. Each week, one item is listed for 30%.  It changes weekly, so be sure to stop by often.  Did you know that they are having a contest?  Win a welcome wagon and a notfindingout.com gift certificate by predicting which city they will be debuting in next.  Find out more information on how you can enter to win here.

Stay up-to-date with promotions by keeping up with notfindingout via Facebook and/or Twitter.


Giveaway!

One lucky duck will win the lucky duck and the other Boon baby items listed above, courtesy of notfindingout.com!  This giveaway will run through 3/21/2011 at 11:59 PM with the winner being drawn via random.org on or about 3/22/2011.  You must be a U.S. resident 18 or older to enter.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond to an email from me to claim their prize or I will have to choose a different winner.  

Here's what you need to do to enter:

1.  Mandatory entry:  You must visit notfindingout.com and browse around... what item did you like most there?  Leave the product name (and link if you can) in your comment to complete this mandatory entry.  You must complete this mandatory entry or the extra entries below won't count. Leave your email in this comment or let me know that your Blogger profile contains your email.  I need to reach you if you happen to win!

2.  Extra entries - each action is worth one entry.  You must leave a separate comment for each action.
  • Share this giveaway with your Facebook friends by sharing it on your wall.  Please leave a link to your post or tell me if your page is private.
  • Tweet this giveaway out.  You can use: Win a Boon baby gift basket from @NotFindingOut  - a Unique gift registry for those not finding out baby's sex #giveaway http://ow.ly/4cbud
  • Check out the NFO video at YouTube (below) and come back and tell me something you learned or saw that was uber cute!


That's it!  Good luck to all and be sure to share this contest with your friends and family who are expecting.

Disclosure:  This blog post is uncompensated. The Boon items listed above were provided at no cost to me by notfindingout.com for the purposes of this review.  I relied on product packaging for some information, but the opinions stated herein are 100% my own.  My thanks to NFO for allowing me to review these items and for providing a lucky reader with these same items as a giveaway item.


Post a Comment