Jul 31, 2009

Our Twitter Deal of the Day has just ended!

Our twitter followers got exclusive access to this super deal:

Hand-knit by Artisans in Peru 
Free Shipment

This Deal was announced on Twitter and lasted for one hour.
Congratulations to all twitter followers who bought these cute little puppets for only $5.00

Want more amazing deals?
follow us on twitter and wait for the announcement twitts

Jul 30, 2009

Follow us on twitter and catch some amazing deals

Want to get some amazing deals from Best Baby Organics?
follow us on twitter! http://twitter.com/bestbabyorganic
we'll be twitting away some unbeatable bargains
so join our blog and twitter community and keep watching or you'll miss out on fabulous savings.

Win a FREE Bamboo Belly Bandit GIVEAWAY!

This contest has ended on August 31st, 2009!!
Congratulations to Stephanie Bannon

Best Baby Organics has a new giveaway for the month of August:

Here's your chance to win the ever popular and eco-friendly Bamboo Belly Bandit, the post-pregnancy compression garment that will help you shrink back to your pre-pregnancy shape

Win one of these amazing belly shrinking compression bands ~ it's Easy!

Simply visit our
Best Baby Organics web-store and find three maternity, post-pregnancy, or baby products you like the most and then leave us a comment listing the three items. Don't forget to list your email address as well, otherwise we can't contact you in case you win. The winner will be notified by email on September 1st, 2009

Giveaway Details:

  1. To enter the Bamboo Belly Bandit Giveaway leave a comment on this post listing the three products from our web-store you liked most
  2. If you blog about this, you get an extra entry. Email us at giveaways@bestbabyorganics.com to let us know you've posted about it, with a link to the post.
  3. If you twitter about it, you will receive an additional entry. Again, email us to get an extra entry.
  4. If you announce the giveaway to your facebook friends, let us know. That means you can get THREE extra entries for this giveaway!
  5. Anonymous comments will be ignored.
  6. One winner will be randomly selected.
  7. The deadline to enter is August 31st, 2009 Midnight EST. Winner will be announced on September 1st, 2009
  8. The winner will be able to choose size and color of the Belly Bandit Band. If we don't hear from you within 7 days to claim your giveaway another winner will be chosen.
  9. Good luck!

Jul 29, 2009

Pregnant Women first in line for Swine Flu Vaccine

The BBC reported today that the latest Swine Flu research conducted by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention has determined pregnant women to be the group with the highest health risks.
According to these studies, pregnant women are four times more likely to get hospitalized with swine flu (H1N1 virus) symptoms when compared to the general population. Pregnant women are also more likely to develop complications if not treated fast enough.

Based on these latest studies, US health officials are making high-risk groups the top priority for vaccination campaign plans. The US Swine Flu (H1N1 Virus) Vaccination Campaign is aiming to get at least half the US population vaccinated - 160 million people. But, with the vaccine in short supply high priority/high risk members of the population will be first in line.

Points to remember:
- The vaccination campaign will not begin until mid October and the vaccines will reportedly be in short supply
- The vaccination campaign will involve two doses of vaccine per person
- The highest risk group also includes people who care for babies, health workers and children between the age of six months and four years
- contrary to what you may believe, old people are not so sensitive to swine flu because they have developed "natural immunity " over the years, health workers are reportedly saying.
- scientist expect to see swine flu cases increase during the coming fall and winter months, as the flu season and the cold weather begin
- If you are pregnant and/or have children between the age of six months and four years, talk to your doctor and get informed

Jul 18, 2009

Posh Pads Fashionable Organic Bamboo Nursing Pads

We just started carrying the Posh Pads Organic Bamboo Nursing Pads product line.
They are organic, eco-friendly, and super cute! No more disposables.
We bundle them in sets of four, so that you never run out of a fresh pair.
And so cool, they come packaged in a reusable delicates drawstring carry bag, so you can place your POSH Pads conveniently in the bag while not in use or as an extra pair tucked into the diaper bag. The drawstring baggy can also be used to wash the POSH Pads.

The Original POSH PADS have top quality designer cotton fabric with inner layers of natural anti-bacterial bamboo and organic cotton and a bottom layer of 100% organic cotton flannel.

Here are just a few reasons to choose POSH Pads....

Super Absorbent
Fun and Fashionable
Made in the USA

The Mother Nature Posh Pads collection uses Organic Fabrics designed by Harmony Susalla and Plover Organics. These nursing pads are organic from top to bottom!

Comfort and beauty for breastfeeding moms. Earth friendly nursing pads made in the USA with renewable organic materials.

Get them at Best Baby Organics

Jul 10, 2009

Reports show Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo can contain cancer causing substances

Reports and most content by The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

Who could have suspected that claims of "gentle" and "pure" products for babies were deceiving?
Millions of us grew up using J&J baby shampoo and now we even use it for our own children, but recent studies conducted by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics have shown alarming results on a March 2009 report: "dozens of top-selling children’s bath products are contaminated with the cancer-causing chemicals formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane"

What the study found:

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics commissioned an independent laboratory to test 48 products for 1,4-dioxane; 28 of those products were also tested for formaldehyde. The lab found that:
  • 17 out of 28 products tested – 61 percent – contained both formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane.
  • 23 out of 28 products – 82 percent – contained formaldehyde at levels ranging from 54 to 610 parts per million (ppm).
  • 32 out of 48 products – 67 percent – contained 1,4-dioxane at levels ranging from 0.27 to 35 ppm.

Why we should be concerned:

"While a single product might not be cause for concern, the reality is that babies may be exposed to several products at bath time, several times a week, in addition to other chemical exposures in the home and environment. Those small exposures add up and may contribute to later-life disease.

Formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane are known carcinogens; formaldehyde can also trigger skin rashes in some children. Unlike many other countries, the U.S. government does not limit formaldehyde, 1,4-dioxane, or most other hazardous substances in personal care products."

Even though formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane are not added during the manufacturing of toiletry products and are not listed as ingredients on the product labels, these two cancer causing substances can emerge over time as other ingredients age and start breaking down.These chemicals "are not disclosed on product labels because they're contaminants, not ingredients, and therefore are exempt from labeling laws."

"Formaldehyde contaminates personal care products when common preservatives release formaldehyde over time in the container. Common ingredients likely to contaminate products with formaldehyde include quaternium-15, DMDM hydantoin, imidazolidinyl urea and diazolidinyl urea.
1,4-dioxane is a byproduct of a chemical processing technique called ethoxylation, in which cosmetic ingredients are processed with ethylene oxide. Manufacturers can easily remove the toxic byproduct, but are not required by law to do so. Common ingredients likely to be contaminated with 1,4-dioxane include PEG-100 stearate, sodium laureth sulfate, polyethylene and ceteareth-20."

Japan is one country that has prohibited the use of chemicals that can breakdown with time and produce formaldehyde in products.

What You Can Do

Contrary to industry statements, there are no regulatory standards that limit formaldehyde, 1,4-dioxane or most other toxic chemicals in personal care products sold in the United States. There are signs the U.S. is gearing to catch up, but for now it's up to consumers to consider carefully before they buy. Here's some suggestions for safeguarding your family's health:

Status Update
Led by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, 44 organizations representing 1.7 million moms, nurses, doctors and other people concerned about our environment and our health signed on to a May letter to J&J, in which we asked the company to make safe products and meet with us. Read the letter and list of signers.
On April 29, 2009, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) introduced the Safe Baby Products Act, which directs the Food and Drug Administration to investigate and regulate hazardous contaminants in personal care products marketed to or used by children. She introduced the bill in response to the "Toxic Tub" report.

Though the U.S. FDA has yet to respond to our test results, retailers and governments in Asia have taken action. Immediately following our report release, a major supermarket in China pulled Johnson & Johnson products from the shelves amid concerns that the products are contaminated with carcinogens. Both the Vietnamese Drug Administration and the Chinese government responded by testing products immediately. Though China later declared J&J products safe, it tested products made in China, not those for the U.S. market. Manufacturers can use different ingredients for different markets, which may be the case here. Because we don't have the full report from China, we have no way of knowing which products the Chinese government tested or what they found.

Here in the United States, tests found two carcinogenic contaminants in Johnson's Baby Shampoo. Other companies are making products without 1,4-dioxane or formaldehyde, and we ask that J&J remove these unnecessary toxins, too.

Jul 8, 2009

Organic Baby Clothes 40% OFF SALE: Speesees, Sckoon, Kate Quinn, Under the Nile, Lukeeno, and more

Best Baby Organics is having a huge

during check out and receive 40% OFF on all organic baby clothes
all your favorite organic baby clothing brands on sale!!
speesees, sckoon, under the nile, lukeeno, kate quinn organics, and more
expires July 31th ,2009

Jul 7, 2009

What makes Kokopax Baby Carriers so special

Kokopax made its debut at retailers nationwide in late May with a range of fashionable and lightweight classic baby carriers, coordinating totes, sun hats and organic accessories.

The Kokopax Classic carrier collection is made of 100% cotton canvas and is available in six fresh and fun custom fabric designs including bubbles, buds, sailor, espresso, garden and licorice. The anodized aluminum frame and the comfortable shoulder straps adjust to fit the individual user. Other features include padded waist support, a pocket for extras, kickstand for easy loading, a 5-point safety harness, and ties to secure the pax protector (sold separately). The carrier weighs approximately 2.7 pounds and is suitable for children ages 6 months to 2 years, or up to 35 pounds.
The carrier has passed all voluntary testing required under the ASTM F2549-08 Frame Child Carrier standard. Kokopax is a member of the JPMA Frame Child Carrier Certification Program and is also CPSIA compliant.

We love the fact that baby is carried on a person's back. This feature gives so much more freedom of movement and ability to do more things around the house or going out with baby resting on the back. Also the kickstand feature is fabulous. Easy loading, easy unloading!! Another great thing is the pocket, which can be used to put a diaper and some wipes for emergencies.

Click here to see video of the KOKOPAX as featured on the NBC affiliate program, Wake Up With The Wagners. Watch the founder and mom tester, Teala Varga with daughter Katherine, demonstrate the ease and functionality of the carrier

Best Baby Organics is offering FREE SHIPPING on all Kokopax Classic Baby Carriers

Jul 2, 2009

Eco-friendly bags to carry wet clothes & dirty diapers by Planet Wise

Planet Wise has introduced an eco-friendly alternative to using disposable bags to carry wet/dirty items. We love Planet Wise Wet Bags for many reasons:

* Made in the USA
* made from high quality designer fabrics with an inner waterproof material and a locking zipper
* they are reusable and machine washable & dryable
* stain and odor resistant (smells stay in) eeew....dirty diapers
* comes in many 3 different sizes and styles
* endless uses from carrying wet clothing to dirty diapers to messy food containers

Planet Wise Reusable Wet Bags

Voted Best all around baby carrier - KOKOPAX®

Pregnancy Magazine March 2009 issue named the Kokopax Classic baby carrier as the Best all around Baby Carrier.

These modern and ultra practical baby carriers have finally arrived at Best Baby Organics!
Our buyers can now buy them directly from our site and get them delivered for free right at their doorstep.


Jul 1, 2009

We are having a 4th OF JULY Celebration Sale!

Come celebrate Independence Day with us!!
From now until July 5th
take 10% OFF your entire purchase
simply use coupon code: JULY4
during check out and save on all your favorite maternity and baby products:
Kokopax, Belly Bandit, Glamourmom, Moby Wrap, Ingrid & Isabel Bella Bands,Bloom Baby High Chairs, Hotslings, Speesees, Sckoon,
Under the Nile, Lukeeno, Kate Quinn Organics, Isabooties, and much much more...

Win a FREE Organic Moby Wrap Giveaway! - ENDED 6/30/2009


July has just started and it's time for a new giveaway:

Win the award winning Moby Wrap in 100% Organic Cotton ~ it's Easy!
Simply visit Best Baby Organics
and find three maternity, post-pregnancy, or baby products you like the most and then leave us a comment listing the three items. Don't forget to list your email address as well, otherwise we can't contact you in case you win. The winner will be notified by email on July 31th, 2009

Giveaway Details:
  1. To enter the Organic Moby Wrap Giveaway leave a comment on this post listing the three products from our web-store you liked most
  2. If you blog about this, you get an extra entry. Email us at service@bestbabyorganics.com to let us know you've posted about it, with a link to the post.
  3. If you twitter about it, you will receive an additional entry. Again, email us. This means you can get TWO extra entries for this giveaway!
  4. Anonymous comments will be ignored.
  5. One winner will be randomly selected.
  6. The deadline to enter is July 30th, 2009 Midnight EST.
  7. Winner will be notified on July 31st, 2009. If we don't hear from you within 7 days to claim your giveaway another winner will be chosen.
  8. Good luck!
Can't wait until the contest ends?

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