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Check out what our doctors and healthcare experts are saying about the parenting issues you care about most.

  • Your Vote Matters

    The last six months have been difficult, sometimes nearly impossible to navigate. From pregnancy through the school years, parents have been forced into major changes that as recent as the new year we would have never deemed possible. Read More »

  • Want FREE Samples? Join Bundoo Bundles Today!

    Posted By Bundoo
    May 21, 2020

    Everybody likes free product samples! Whether it’s a new diaper cream or a BBQ chip brand you’ve never heard of before, getting a free sample is always so exciting. That’s why Bundoo has partnered with Sampler, which allows us to match you with product samples you’ll love for FREE!

    And it’s easy! By joining the Bundoo Bundles program, you will have the opportunity to match with product samples that fit your taste and preferences.

    Wondering how it works?

    1. Head to the Bundoo Bundles Program.
    2. Press sign up to create your sampling profile.
    3. Answer a few quick questions so we can match you with samples you’ll love. You’ll be asked for your phone number but that’s just to verify you’re using a unique profile. We will never use your phone number for marketing purposes.
    4. If you match with samples, you’ll be able to choose your favorite samples instantly and wait for your personalized box to arrive. If you don’t match, not to worry—your account settings will stay active to try again next month.
    5. In fact, every month you’ll receive an invitation to answer the questions of the month in order to increase your chances to match with samples you’ll love!
    6. We’ll follow up and ask you how you felt about the product. This will help us continue to personalize your sampling experience.

    Since we started the Bundoo Bundles program, we’ve delivered over 50,000 free samples to Bundoo users. Having said that, it’s important to be patient—we can’t guarantee you’ll be receiving samples every time you try as we only have limited supplies, but the more you tell us about yourself, the more likely you are to match with samples!

    Still curious? Check out this quick video on how Sampler works.

  • Coronavirus in the United States: Should parents worry?

    An outbreak of a new strain of Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), first identified in the Hubei Province of China, is causing fears across the globe as people worry about a pandemic of respiratory illness. Read More »

  • Mindfulness for Moms

    I want to talk about mindfulness. You’ve probably heard of mindfulness before, but I want to talk about it in the context of desire.  Read More »

  • Sleep and Sex After Baby

    I want to take this opportunity to talk about the relationship between sleep and sex.

    Most women don’t get enough sleep. It’s recommended that we get between seven to nine hours every night. This is really important because when we don’t get enough sleep, our levels of cortisol in the body rise, and cortisol is unhealthy.

    Elevated cortisol decreases our desire for sex, increases our appetite, and really changes the chemistry in our blood to make us more unhealthy. So it’s really important to find strategies to increase our quality sleep at night.

    I’ve got three strategies to discuss with you. The first is that I want you to find the pockets in your day that are wasted. This might include sitting in carpool line, doing nothing, just waiting and listening to the radio. Or maybe you’re scrolling mindlessly on social media. Or maybe you’re watching an hour or two of TV at night.

    These are all pockets of time that could be used to be productive or to sleep. If you really need to unwind at the end of your busy day, you would be better served by going inward and maybe reading a book or journaling, and then getting to bed earlier.

    The second way to really help your sleep is to uncouple sleep and sex. A lot of times, as busy women, our days and our brains are structured like this: busy, busy, busy, busy, busy, sex, sleep, just like that. Because the sex is so close to the sleep, we get angry or annoyed about the sex because we actually just want to get to sleep, we’re tired. Or it might actually be taking away the time you’re sleeping and you’re annoyed about that too. Uncouple the two so there’s not a negative reaction to it so close to bedtime.

    The last approach is to really set yourself up for success by making a sleep ritual every night. This would include turning off all electronics an hour before bedtime. Electronics, including our TVs, computers, and phones, all emit blue light, which keeps our brains activated. What we really need is red light, like from a candle or a fire. That tells our brain, “Okay, it’s time for bed,” and it starts to make melatonin, which helps us to drift into a natural sleep. So turn off the electronics and institute rituals like taking a bath or some aroma therapy.

    Just like we would do for a baby, these extra cues help us know that, hey, the next thing that comes is sleep. That way, we can turn our brains off and go into deep, natural sleep.

    I hope you can take some of these things we’ve talked about today and institute them in your life so that, not only can you have a healthier overall life, but also a healthier sex life.

  • How pregnancy affects your sex drive

    I want to talk about pregnancy and libido. Unfortunately, pregnancy seems a lot more glamorous than it actually is—and the same is true for our sexual function. There’s this myth out there that, for some reason in pregnancy, libido goes wild, and you’ll want sex and it will be fabulous. Read More »

  • “Dear moms of little kids” (how to maintain intimacy)

    In this video, I want to talk to all my mommas of little kids. I am a momma of little kids, ages three, five, and eight. I have been there, and I know exactly what you’re going through. I’m going through it now too. Read More »

  • Birth control and libido

    In this video, we’re going to talk about birth control and how it might be affecting your desire. I love birth control. I think the fact that women get to choose when and when not to have a baby is so exciting, and it makes such a difference in our lives and in the lives of women everywhere, so I definitely don’t want to be seen as bashing birth control. Read More »

  • How to deal with your baby’s first illness

    Your baby’s first cold can be unsettling, but there are steps you can take to hold this first brush with infection off as long as possible.

    First, if at all possible, keep your young infant away from sick people (especially their mucus!). Inevitably, daycares tend to be harbors for illness. Read More »

  • Dr. Google is not your friend

    Dr. Google is not your friend.

    Now, before you send me hate mail about how doctors just want to deprive you of information in order to make more money, let me clarify. Google has a place in all of our lives. Not a day goes by that I don’t Google something or other. All I’m saying is that Dr. Google does not always serve us well. Read More »

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