Oct 20, 2009

BestBabyOrganics.com will be closed from October 20th to October 30th. We'll use this time to do inventory and system maintenance in preparation for the Holiday Rush.

During this period or Customer Service and Shipping Departments will not operate.

- If you place an order during the October 20th-October 30th period, your order will ship on November 2nd.
If you can wait for your order to ship on November 2nd, you can save 15% OFF STOREWIDE !!! go ahead and use coupon code: SAVINGS at checkout

Oct 16, 2009

This Weekend Only: 20% OFF on all Japanese Monkey Pants












~~~~~~ JAPANESE MONKEY PANTS SALE ~~~~~~~

We have them on sale - this weekend only!
take 20% OFF on all styles - including sale items.


Use coupon code: "MONKEY" at checkout
buy them now

Oct 14, 2009

WIN HAPPY BABY ORGANIC BABY FOOD!! ended 10/19/09

 CONGRATULATIONS NAN!!

GIVEAWAY   GIVEAWAY   GIVEAWAY   GIVEAWAY   

Happy Baby is one of the three finalist companies in the American Express "Shine A Light" Contest. 
To Celebrate, Happy Baby is giving away Free Organic Baby Food.
 
Here's what you can win:
2 free trial coupons for each of our five product lines
2 free trial coupons for our marketing partner YoBaby Meals
1 FAQ on Probiotics & DHA
1 infant and toddler Nutrition Guide co-authored by Dr. Sears
1 HAPPYFAMILY Recipes
1 HAPPYFAMILY: The Organic Guide to Baby's First 24 Months co-authored by Dr. Sears


How do you win?
Simply visit the Shine A Light website and read Happy Baby's Story to learn why this company is so special. Then leave us a comment quoting anything you read in the story.

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

  • Giveaway is open to USA & Canada residents only
  • When leaving your comment, don't forget to list your email address as well, otherwise we can't contact you in case you win.
  • The deadline to enter is October 19th, 2009 Midnight EST. 
  • One winner will be randomly selected.
  • The winner will be notified by email on October 20th, 2009
  • If we don't hear from you within 7 days to claim your giveaway another winner will be chosen.
GOOD LUCK!!

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American Express, in partnership with NBC Universal, is sponsoring the "Shine A light" most inspiring small business award. The contest in now down to three finalists and the winner will be chosen by popular vote when online voting ends on October 16.

One of the three finalists, HAPPYBABY, is a company we identify with because they are small, woman owned, and green.
HappyBaby is an organic baby and toddler food company in Brooklyn, NY.

Let's help them win the $100,000 grant and marketing support from American Express.
Vote for them
you do have to fill out a quick registration form for your vote (I guess to make the vote legit) but helping out a fellow woman-owned-small-organic business is worth the effort. Remember that voting ends October 16, 2009.

Oct 13, 2009

Baby Finger Food Review: Happy Baby™ Organic Baby Foods

Our 2 and 3 year old food critics put Happy Baby™ Organic Foods to the test this past weekend.  These toddlers are picky eaters (as most toddlers are) and of course they love to snack on cookies and sweets, which doesn't make the parents happy. So, we went looking for a healthy and nutritious snack that would appeal to these toddlers' capricious palates. On the weekend we had them try the different Happy Baby™ organic food products and the Whole Grain Organic Puffs were the immediate favorites. The kiddies enjoyed holding the eco-friendly containers with their own hands and picking puffs with their little fingers. As parents we had peace of mind knowing that our kids were eating a naturally healthy organic snack that's been fortified with vitamins and minerals. These Happy Baby Organic Puffs are a keeper!

Eating Disorders, Fertility and Pregnancy

Women nowadays suffer from constant  exposure to "super thin beauty" and feel a lot of pressure to keep their bodies thin and toned. I mean...just open any magazine and what do you see?
ultra thin models, who are supposedly the ultimate standard of glamour and beauty - the ideal body type!
It's no wonder so many millions of people don't feel comfortable in their own skin and women specially may succumb to the pressure and develop eating disorders, like bulimia and anorexia.

So what happens when women with an eating disorder try to conceive a baby or are actually expecting a child?
"It is a growing and disturbing fact that more and more pregnant women are suffering eating disorders for fear of gaining too much of weight during pregnancy. By restricting calories and over exercising during pregnancy, you are consequently putting your own health and your baby’s health at risk."

If you are trying to conceive and have an eating disorder, your chances to conceive can be greatly reduced. If you are already pregnant and suffer from bulimia or anorexia, you should think of your baby first and recognize that you have a problem that can be fatal for your little one.

"Do not silently struggle with your eating disorder alone. Seeking professional help or confiding in family and friends, by no means will make you a bad mother in their eyes. The earlier you have the help of your support group and medical treatment, the better are your chances of successfully dealing with it. "

Click here to go the gurgle.com site and read more information on Eating Disorders affecting fertility and pregnancy

 

Oct 12, 2009

New Deal of the Week!
Starts 10/12
$8.99 Organic Cotton Yoga Baby Shirt


This Deal Starts 10/12 - Ends 10/18 (while supplies last)

ORGANIC COTTON YOGA BABY SHIRT
Sizes available: 18 months and 24 months

A must have for all yoga loving mamas!!
Infant tee dyed using an earth friendly clay dyeing process and an adorable print of baby in downward facing dog position.
MADE IN THE USA

About the Clay dyeing process:
Coloring fabrics with soil dates back to the earliest cultures of the world. This ancient dying process combines clays of different colors with organically grown cotton.

BUY IT now



Oct 9, 2009

Creative Friday


It's Friday...I got creative :-)

I have a stack of felted wool fabric and have been wondering
what to do with it.

So, I finally picked a few contrasting colors and made this cute little bird.
(if you would like to copy the pattern I made, let me know and
I'll email it to you)

Then, I felt like embellishing a Lukeeno Organic Tee and chose the green one.
Nice and colorful!


This one is just for fun, but hey...maybe our next Lukeeno collection
will feature hand sewn appliques...keep watching :)

By the way, I grow my own orchids
 

Oct 7, 2009

Hooked on Piggy Paint

I used to love painting my nails when I was a little. Just didn't know how toxic nail polish could be! And now that I have my own little girl, I was thrilled to discover that Piggy Paint was a safer alternative to the common nail polish. Piggy Paint is a non-toxic water based nail polish made with natural ingredients and specially formulated for kids.

The polish is free of formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, biphenyl A, ethyl acetate and acetone; has no offensive smells and comes in 14 colorful shades. There is also a Piggy Paint Nail Polish remover that's safe, odorless, and  hypoallergenic.

I got a little sample in the mail and as soon as I had it in my hands had to do my nails...ahhh....it's been months since I painted my nails. I loved the piggy paint on myself (yes I'm not a little girl anymore but I loved it!). There were no stinky fumes, it was a breeze to apply, and it dried in record time.
Then it was Pietje's turn. She found it very funny to have her little toenails painted to match mommy's fingernails. She was feeling very girly and I truly enjoyed that special bonding moment with my daughter. We are now hooked on Piggy Paint!

What I also like about Piggy Paint is that it's made in the USA and that the company was started by a mompreneur who wanted to make safer products for children.


Pietje and mommy wearing Piggy Paint in "Forever Fancy" shade

SAVE SOME MONEY WHEN YOU BUY IT!!

Piggy Paint has offered our readers an exclusive coupon code for 15% off on anything on their
website including sale items.
The code is: BEST15L
expires  November 30, 2009



Oct 5, 2009

Giveaway - Get a Free Organic Toddler Snapsuit by Baby Star ENDED 10/19/09

CONGRATULATIONS DINOHRA!!       
WIN IT!!! 

Win this adorable Baby Star snapsuit for your toddler 
Made from 100% soy organic cotton and printed with baby star's exclusive designs

Size 18-24 months
Valued at $36.00
             




Winning is easy!
We have a list of BABY STAR facts below.

Simply pick the 2 facts that you believe are most special about the company and leave us a comment below with your 2 chosen facts.
You'll also get extra entries if you 1) twitter about this, 2) blog about this, or 3) share this with your FB friends - That's 3 extra entries! Just email us at giveaways[@]bestbabyorganics.com with the links

Here we go:

FACTS

  • Baby Star is a family owned - Oregon based company. 
  • Baby Star has been making products that are safe for baby and safe for our planet since 2004.
  • Baby Star makes baby apparel, blankets, bibs, burp cloths, hooded towels, the Cariboo bassinets and accessories, crib bedding, diaper bags, and the super practical quick change diaper pouch.
  • All Baby Star products are formaldehyde-free, AZO-free, BPA free, and Phathlates free - making them safe for baby and the environment
  • Baby Star and its products have appeared in leading baby magazines, such as: Baby Talk and Pregancy & Newborn
NOW SCROLL DOWN AND LEAVE YOUR COMMENT
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GIVEAWAY DETAILS:
  • Giveaway is open to USA & Canada residents only
  • When leaving your comment, don't forget to list your email address as well, otherwise we can't contact you in case you win.
  • The deadline to enter is October 19th, 2009 Midnight EST. 
  • One winner will be randomly selected.
  • The winner will be notified by email on October 20th, 2009
  • If we don't hear from you within 7 days to claim your giveaway another winner will be chosen.
GOOD LUCK!!

Oct 4, 2009

Oct 2, 2009

A Mary Jane Fan

She loves her Non-toxic leather Mary Janes from Little Soles

SHINE A LIGHT on "HAPPYBABY socially responsible organic baby foods"

American Express, in partnership with NBC Universal, is sponsoring the "Shine A light" most inspiring small business award. The contest in now down to three finalists and the winner will be chosen by popular vote when online voting ends on October 16.

One of the three finalists, HAPPYBABY, is a company we identify with because they are small, woman owned, and green.
HappyBaby is an organic baby and toddler food company in Brooklyn, NY.

Let's help them win the $100,000 grant and marketing support from American Express.
Vote for them
you do have to fill out a quick registration form for your vote (I guess to make the vote legit) but helping out a fellow woman-owned-small-organic business is worth the effort. Remember that voting ends October 16, 2009.

New Concerns Raised About Chemical in Leading Baby Shampoo


If you've been following our posts about the toxic substances contained in many popular skin and hair care products, then you also know about the efforts made by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics to create public awareness and to push for stricter laws and regulations in the cosmetics industry. Their latest update is on a peer-reviewed article in the Journal of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association. The article raised concerns that a chemical preservative used in America’s leading baby shampoo may be causing increased rates of allergic contact dermatitis and mild to open sore skin irritations.

Here's more from the CFSC latest update:

"The paper states that quaternium 15, a chemical preservative that kills bacteria by releasing formaldehyde, “is the most sensitizing formaldehyde-releasing preservative and has been repeatedly shown to be a strong allergen that can cause contact dermatitis.” Quaternium 15 -- found in many baby products including Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, Mr. Bubble Bath and Huggies Baby Wash -- is considered by the North American Contact Dermatitis Group to be among the most clinically significant contact allergens in children.

“Quaternium 15 is present in an alarmingly high number of baby products, making exposure and sensitization at an early age increasingly common,” said Sharon Jacob, M.D., co-author of the paper and physician at the Department of Medicine and Pediatrics at Rady Children’s Hospital. “This is a concern because repeated exposures to sensitizing chemicals, especially in early life, can cause a person to develop allergic reactions over time. Therefore, we advise parents to choose products without quaternium 15 and other formaldehyde-releasing preservatives whenever possible.”

According to Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep database of cosmetic safety (www.cosmeticsdatabase.com), more than 600 products contain quaternium 15, many of them baby products labeled “extra gentle” and “for extra sensitive skin.” Johnson & Johnson and Cover Girl make the highest number of products in the database containing the chemical.

An estimated 72.9 million adults in the United States suffer from allergic contact dermatitis, and most are never properly diagnosed, according to the cover article in the July 2009 Skin & Aging magazine, co-authored by Dr. Jacob. The authors conclude that proper diagnosis and avoidance of sensitizing chemicals could help patients avoid a lifetime of contact dermatitis.

The papers come on the heels of a March 2009 report by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, No More Toxic Tub: Getting Contaminants Out of Children's Bath & Personal Care Products, which revealed that dozens of top-selling children’s bath products, including Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, were contaminated with the carcinogens formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane.

In the wake of the March report, thousands of stores in China pulled Johnson’s baby products off shelves and several class-action lawsuits were filed against the company. New York Senator Kristen Gillibrand introduced a bill in Congress that would require FDA to limit contaminants in baby bath products.

In August, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and the American Nurses Association met with top executives from Johnson & Johnson (JNJ: NYSE) to ask the company to remove hazardous chemicals from its popular children’s products.

“The meeting was a positive step, and we’re optimistic that a productive dialogue will continue,” said Lisa Archer, national coordinator of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics from the Breast Cancer Fund. “We urge Johnson & Johnson to show its leadership by reformulating its baby products to remove quaternium 15 and other chemicals of concern. Many companies are already making products without these hazardous ingredients.”
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Founding members of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics include Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow, Breast Cancer Fund, Clean Water Fund, Commonweal, Environmental Working Group, Friends of the Earth, Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition, National Black Environmental Justice Network, National Environmental Trust and Women's Voices for the Earth. www.SafeCosmetics.org"
 

Oct 1, 2009

More Belly Bandit Reviews


Post-partum abdominal binding has been around for centuries. And in case you didn't know, Post pregnancy stomach wrapping is quite common in many parts of the world. Many women in Asia, Europe, and Latin America do it.

The Belly Bandit is a USA Made abdominal compression band specially designed by moms for post pregnancy moms.

We love this product and have blogged a lot about the benefits of wearing the Belly Bandit after baby arrives. But, we realize that we are biased of course, because we sell the Belly Bandit in our store. So we wanted to compile a totally unbiased source of reviews and to make it easily available to all of those wondering if the Belly Bandit will really deliver the promised results.

We have scoured the internet looking for independent, real, and actual post-pregnancy mom reviews. Here's a list of links to websites containing unbiased Belly Bandit reviews:

Belly Bandit Review (after one week of use)
http://community.babycenter.com/post/a11956485/belly_bandit_review_after_one_week_of_use


1 Week PP - Belly Bandit - Picture
http://community.babycenter.com/post/a13330015/1_week_pp-_belly_bandit_-_picture

To those wondering about the Belly bandit: Review w/pics
http://community.babycenter.com/post/a11280445/to_those_wondering_about_the_belly_bandit...

Belly Bandit Post-Partum Update (with pictures)
http://community.babycenter.com/post/a9280035/belly_bandit_post-partum_update

any of you using the belly bandit??
http://community.babycenter.com/post/a15849755/any_of_you_using_the_belly_bandit

Mama-to-be Must Haves: Belly Bandit
http://imnosupermomblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/mama-to-be-must-haves-belly-bandit.html

Belly Wraps: Post-Pregnancy Hit or Hype?
http://www.webmd.com/baby/features/belly-wraps-post-pregnancy-hit-or-hype

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Review and Celebrity Fans of the Belly Bandit

We found this Belly Bandit review on The Insider website. The review was posted by "Babyscoop" from celebritybabyscoop.com

"The Belly Bandit is designed to help women’s mid-sections bounce back quicker after giving birth. Essentially, the Belly Bandit is an abdominal compression wrap designed to help reduce the swelling of the uterus, decrease bloating caused by water retention, support the legs and back and provide additional support for breast feeding moms. The Belly Bandit can be worn snuggly around the waist as soon as the day after delivery. Wearing it after a c-section may actually decrease the post-op recovery time by minimizing associated incision pain, which allows greater mobility post-surgery. To reach maximum benefits, it should be worn for 6-8 weeks post delivery. I can’t wait to try out my very own Belly Bandit when my second baby arrives this October. I really could have used this after my first baby was born via c-section. It seems like it took forever to lose my SWUB (Saggy White Under Belly) - the Belly Bandit would have been the perfect ‘accessory’ post baby.
Celebrity fans of the Belly Bandit include Diane Farr, Tori Spelling, Halle Berry, Jessica Alba & Gwen Stefani."

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