Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Mommy Cocktail Indeed

Companies are apparently rabid in their attempts to attract the attention of women and mommybloggers in particular, plus the sponsor wranglers have mad skilz, so there were some pretty spectacular gifties in the BlogHer and Silicon Valley Moms Blog swag bags. A pretty sling and a canvas bag from Lands End, for starters.

I pulled out a plush elephant for Q-ster, thinking he’d like the zippers and buttons and general huggability, and he received it politely before gently placing it in Buster’s crib. “This is for the baby,” he informed me. There were many other small items he liked, but none so much as the granola bar he found in my purse. “Can we SHARE this?” he asked. Just a reminder to not worry about last minute airport gifts on future travels, because stuff from Safeway is still pretty exciting.

I’m fond on the new form that USB memory sticks have taken. They’re now USB memory bracelets, with the “cap” on the end of a flexible tube connecting to the memory itself. Simple freebies from PBS kids and iRobot, but very pleasing.

There’s one item that I didn’t pick up, since I’m not much of a drinker, but it’s so funny that I wish I had in retrospect. Check this out:

It’s a tester strip so that you can see if your breast milk has too much alcohol. Wow. Talk about specialized markets.

7 comments:

Magpie said...

that totally made me laugh. i'm rather past the nursing days, but even then i don't think i would have used it. the woman at the table said it was for the high strung moms...

appleseed said...

Just checked out the list of sponsors... Wow! Great swag!
Thought it was funny that Weight Watchers was just past the personalized cakes...
I buy the Brothers Fruit snacks at costco and Joey loves them. They melt in the mouth! Yum!

Don Mills Diva said...

I think that's a totally cool invention - I got one too!

Sorry we didn't meet at BlogHer.

Alex Elliot said...

What?! I didn't get a Lands End bag! Then again, I'm not with the Silicone Valley Mamas.

kittenpie said...

I need a photo of the memory bracelet... Man, I wish I had been there for the cool swag. I love cool swag.

And the sling! How awesome is that?! Wow. Now THAT's swag.

kittenpie said...

Oh! That's pretty cool. Thanks for the photo!

Christina said...

Some of the swag was pretty awesome. I saw the SV Moms got cool baby shoes as part of their swag. (jealous!) I loved the PBS USB bracelets, and I snagged some coupons for free tubs of cookie dough. (yum!)

I had a box of those breastmilk tester strips, but they accidentally didn't make it into my bag home. If I still had them, I would have sent them to you. :)