A few weeks ago, I saw a tweet from @mamaacademy asking for pregnant bloggers to review a new product they were releasing. I don’t usually do this sort of thing, as I can’t always commit my time what with work, but I thought I’d give it a go just incase it was something useful.
The product they were releasing were their “Wellbeing Wallets”. The wallets are a bit bigger than say an A4 piece of paper and made of plastic, and made for carrying maternity notes around with you. I was over the moon as I had just spoken to S about getting a new wallet for my notes as my Bounty envelope was getting a bit worn and bent at the opening.
So a few days after agreeing, my wallet arrived in the post and I have to say that I was really impressed.
The wallet is made of a really strong plastic that looks extremely waterproof and there’s even a zip at the top. I’ve been caught out a few times in the rain now and its really held up – the ink hasn’t run and my notes are perfectly dry. I’ve also spilt drinks on it a few times (I’m currently a clumsy fool) and again, it’s held up so much that it didn’t even stain when I spilt coffee on it.
On one side of the wallet there are boxes with useful hints and tips to having a healthy pregnancy such as; foods to avoid during pregnancy, how to look after yourself and ways to keep active during pregnancy.
On the other side, there were more serious notes in relation to your baby such as; when to call your midwife, what to ask your midwife during appointments, as well as a reminder to monitor baby’s movements. There were also links to their website for further help and advice.
What I think I liked most about the way the available space was used on the wallets was that there was even a space to write your relevant contacts, such as midwife or the hospital, so that you don’t have to get your maternity notes out of the wallet. Personally, mine are in my phone but if you’re out of signal or battery you still have access to your midwife’s number – perfect.
The pictures used to advertise the wallets really do not do them justice as they look really thin and flimsy – very similar to a bounty envelope – but they’re not at all. The only thing that may hold some ladies back is the sheer size of them if you don’t have a handbag or rucksack – but then the notes are hardly small so there’s no excuse.
I would highly recommend getting one – they’re really comfortable to carry (no sharp edges) and really colourful. There’s plenty of room in the wallet, even when you have your maternity notes in them, to put extra bits in them such as spare pee pots or even a pen. I really do like these wallets.
*We were sent our wellbeing wallet for the purpose of this review. All opinions on our wallet are our own.