Tuesday, October 19, 2010
The Blueberry Project combats the toils of raising kids so parents can focus on the joys of parenting
Salt Lake City, UT ( October 1, 2010)-‐-‐Parents who are all too familiar with the displeasure of changing odorous diapers, or have struggled through painful breastfeeding or weaning can find
relief with all-‐natural products launched by The Blueberry Project: Little Stinker Baby Butt Spray, Little Stinker Natural Nursing Balm and Little Stinker Cooling Breast Cream.
Created by parenting trio, Kathy Dalton, Brick Despain and Travis Mackay, The Blueberry Project was founded in 2009 to create products that make child-‐rearing a better experience. “Let’s face it, raising kids is hard,” shared Brick Despain. “We want to create products that allow
parents to focus on how cool their kids are, rather than the pains and smells of parenthood!”
Little Stinker Butt Spray provides parents with sensory relief during smelly diaper changes while offering a natural, organic product that benefits baby’s skin. Parents can spray the air before changing a diaper to keep odors at bay. The spray may also be used on baby’s bottom after a diaper change to moisturize and protect delicate skin. “There is nothing worse than the
smell after a diaper change. This is a product parents can appreciate,” stated co-‐founder, Travis
Little Stinker Natural Nursing Balm is formulated from Shea, cocoa and mango, with olive
and rice bran oils to keep nipples soft, healthy and supple during breastfeeding. Balm may be applied liberally after each feeding and does not have to be washed off before nursing. "Breastfeeding is so important to many moms and the ideal way to feed your baby, but nobody really talks about how painful it can be.” Kathy Dalton shared. “With Little Stinker Natural Nursing Balm, we help soothe and calm those sensitive areas with all natural botanicals.”
Little Stinker Cooling Breast Cream helps ease the pain and discomfort of breast engorgement by quickly soothing and cooling breast tissue. Cabbage and spearmint extracts cool
skin on contact. The Blueberry Project encourages use during the initial postpartum period, during weaning or anytime breasts become engorged. Little Stinker products are made in the USA or natural and certified organic ingredients. The company strives for earth, and baby, friendly practices.
The Little Stinker line may be viewed online at http://www.littlestinkerusa.com.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Little Stinker™ Launches New Product at ABC Kids Expo Show in Las Vegas
The Utah-Based Company Introduces Cooling Cream for Nursing Mothers
Salt Lake City, UT (October 7, 2010) – Little Stinker™ (www.littlestinkerusa.com), a Utah-based company known for its Baby Butt Spray and Natural Nursing Balm, announces the addition of the Cooling Breast Cream to the company’s list of products. The Cooling Breast Cream will be launched at the ABC Kids Expo Show in Las Vegas on October 10, 2010.
The Cooling Breast Cream is made from natural ingredients, and can be used during initial postpartum or as an adjunct for weaning and suppression. The product is formulated with spearmint oil and cabbage to cool skin on contact and provide relief for engorged breasts.
“We developed the Cooling Breast Cream because we know how important nursing is to mothers, but we also know how painful it can be,” said Kathy Dalton, Chief Marketing Officer of Little Stinker™. “Our mission at Little Stinker™ is, and always will be, to take the ‘un’ out of ‘un-pleasant’ when it comes to parenting.”
The founders of Little Stinker™ will be representing their baby and nursing products at the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas October 10-13. The ABC Kids Expo is the premier juvenile products specialty trade show in the nation that focuses on promoting the children’s products industry by providing a place for retailers to create partnerships with children’s product manufacturers.
All Littler Stinker™ products can be purchased from the company website. www.littlestinkerusa.com
About Little Stinker http://www.littlestinkerusa.com/about.html
About ABC Kids Expo Trade Show http://www.theabcshow.com/about.asp
What causes breast engorgement and how can it be managed?
Breast engorgement commonly occurs during the first few days after birth, when milk first comes into the breast. When this happens, more blood and fluid flows to the breast and surrounding area causing them to swell. Most women will experience a mild to moderate feeling of breast warmth and heaviness during this process, which is completely normal. However, some women experience true engorgement and find that their breasts have grown rather large, hard, warm, painful, and even lumpy to the touch.
Fortunately, a few days after your milk comes in, your milk supply should naturally adjust to fit your baby’s needs. You can expect relief from the first “normal” engorgement within 24 hours (or a few days if you are not breastfeeding). If these symptoms do not disappear within a few days, or if your breasts do not soften after feeding – home treatment should be initiated.
If you should find that home treatment is necessary – keep in mind that engorgement is very normal and is actually a positive sign. Engorgement simply means that your breasts are realizing their intended purpose and are producing milk to feed your child. And once you get through the initial engorgement, you’ll be able to fully enjoy the unique bond that can be shared between you and your baby. Below are a few tips to help along the way:
- Nurse frequently (every two to three hours) – even if you must wake your baby. This is important because unrelieved breast engorgement can cause a permanent reduction in milk production. Try to get one side as soft as possible. If your baby is satisfied after the first breast, you can offer the other at the next feeding.
- Wear a supportive nursing bra, even at night. However, make sure it isn’t too tight.
- Avoid pumping milk except when you must soften the areola (the dark area around your nipple) or when your baby is unable to latch. Excessive pumping of milk will lead to an overproduction of milk and continual issues with engorgement.
- Avoid having your baby latch when the areola is very hard or firm. To reduce the potential for nipple damage, and to help your baby latch – manually express or pump milk until the areola becomes soft. It might be easier to manually express milk in the shower as the warm water may cause enough leakage to soften the areola.
- To reduce pain and swelling, take ibuprofen or acetaminophen, in accordance with your healthcare provider’s advice.
- If your breasts are still uncomfortable after feeding, apply a cool compress for a short period of time. When used in conjunction with a cool compress, refrigerated Little Stinker™ Cooling Breast Cream will provide additional cooling benefits.
- If you are not breast-feeding, avoid stimulating the nipples and do not apply heat to the breasts – unless it is only to help soften the areola. Heating of the breast may make the condition worse.
- The application of fresh cabbage leaves to the breast has been used traditionally to help relieve discomfort associated with breast engorgement. To do this, strip the main vein from two large, outer leaves and cut a hole in each one for your nipple. Rinse and dry them before placing them on your breasts or into the cups of your bra. As an alternative, the Little Stinker Cooling Breast Cream has been formulated with a high concentration of cabbage leaf extract, which can be gently massaged into each breast.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
The moment is here that we have prepared for over a year and a half for. Little Stinker will exhibit at the ABC Kids Expo 10-10-10 to 10 -13-10.
This is the 8th annual ABC Kids Show. The trade show is one of the biggest in the industry and is well respected. There are thousands of exhibitors and is a buyer only show.
We will be at booth #4927 exhibit Little Stinker and are excite to announce a new product launch tomorrow, so stay tuned!