Nov 27, 2009

Our December Sale

Best Baby Organics Huge December Sale 

Shop online with us
and Get the deals without the crowds!

50% OFF Speesees
50% OFF Sckoon
50% OFF Lukeeno
15% OFF Teethers & Toys
25% OFF Isabooties
25% OFF Little Soles
10% OFF Moby Wrap
10% OFF Sleepy Wrap

Discounts will be taken at checkout!
Sale prices cannot be combined with any other offers
Discount cannot be applied to previous purchases
while supplies last only

Nov 26, 2009


We want to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving!
We feel so blessed and thankful for all your continued support.
On this very special day we want to thank God, our families and friends, our suppliers, trade partners, clients, blog readers, collaborating mom bloggers, and guest bloggers.

We are thankful!!!

The Best Baby Organics Team

Nov 20, 2009

Best Baby Organics Huge Black Friday Sale announcement

Shop online with us on November 27th-28th
and Get the deals without the crowds!

40% OFF Speesees
40% OFF Sckoon
40% OFF Lukeeno
40% OFF Under the Nile
40% OFF Kate Quinn Organics
20% OFF Japanese Monkey Pants
15% OFF Teethers & Toys
20% OFF Isabooties
20% OFF Soft Soles Baby Shoes
15% OFF Moby Wrap
15% OFF Sleepy Wrap
15% OFF Kokopax Classic Baby Carrier
15% OFF Belly Bandit Products
15% OFF Glamourmom Nursing Tops
20% OFF Ecotots furniture
15% OFF Bloom Baby Fresco, Fresco Loft & Nano High Chairs; Coco Bouncers, Otto Table Sets, and Alma Cribs 
10% OFF Naturepedic Organic Mattresses
10% OFF Naturepedic Organic Changing Pads 

Discounts will be taken at checkout!
Sale prices cannot be combined with any other offers
Discount cannot be applied to previous purchases
while supplies last only

Giveaway: Win a Free HOTSLINGS Organic Sling Carrier

This giveaway ended 12/29/09
Congrats Niecey!!!

Here's your chance to win one of these super hip Organic Hotslings  in the size of your choice~ it's Easy!

Simply visit Best Baby Organics and find three items you like most. Then leave a comment below listing those three items. Don't forget to list your email address, otherwise we can't contact you in case you win. The winner will be notified by email on December 30th, 2009

Giveaway Details:
  • Contest is open to US and Canadian residents only
  • The deadline to enter is December 29th, 2009 Midnight EST. Winner will be announced on December 30th, 2009
  • One winner will be randomly selected using
  • If we don't hear from you within 7 days to claim your giveaway another winner will be chosen.

How to get 3 extra entries:
1. Leave a comment below telling us how you heard about our giveaway

2. If you blog about this, you get an extra entry. Leave a comment below with a link to the post

3. If you twitter about it, you get an extra entry. Leave a comment below with a link to the post.

Good luck everyone!

Nov 19, 2009

Video of Kokopax Baby Carrier in use

BUY it now for $149.99 
and get FREE shipping
on all Kokopax Baby Carriers
We have all colors available

List of our current coupon codes

By popular demand here's a list of our current promotional codes for all your favorite baby and maternity products. We've put this list together so that you don't have to go searching all over the internet for our promo codes. 

$ 3.00 OFF Belly Bandit + FREE shipping on orders over $35
Use coupon code: bamboobb
expires 11/30/09
code not valid during our Black Friday/Cyber Monday Storewide Sale Events

10% OFF Baby Be Mine Maternity Gownies + FREE shipping on orders over $35
Use coupon code: gownie
expires 11/30/09
code not valid during our Black Friday/Cyber Monday Storewide Sale Events

10% OFF Moby Wrap + FREE shipping on orders over $35
Use coupon code: mobywrap
expires 11/30/09
code not valid during our Black Friday/Cyber Monday Storewide Sale Events

10% OFF Sleepy Wrap + FREE shipping on orders over $35
Use coupon code: sleepywrap
expires 11/30/09
code not valid during our Black Friday/Cyber Monday Storewide Sale Events

10% OFF Glamourmom Nursing tops + FREE shipping on orders over $35
Use coupon code: glamourmom
expires 11/30/09
code not valid during our Black Friday/Cyber Monday Storewide Sale Events

10% OFF Hotslings + FREE shipping on orders over $35
Use coupon code: hotslings
expires 11/30/09
code not valid during our Black Friday/Cyber Monday Storewide Sale Events

10% OFF Bloom Baby High Chairs and furniture: Fresco, Fresco Loft, Nano, Otto Table, Coco Bouncers, Alma Crib + FREE shipping on orders over $35
Use coupon code: bloom
expires 11/30/09
code not valid during our Black Friday/Cyber Monday Storewide Sale Events


Nov 18, 2009

New Product announcement: Go GaGa Diaper Bags now available at Best Baby Organics

We tested and loved these Go GaGa diaper bags!!
They are now available for sale in our store
check them out 
All three styles come in six fashionable colors:
- Sea Blue ( 72% recycled fabric content)
- Eggplant ( 72% recycled fabric content)
- Black
- Copper
- Olive
- Cayenne

Style 1: Go GaGa Gondola Bag
Our Price: $97.99

Style 2:  Go GaGa Messenger Bag
Our Price: $117.99

Style 3: Go GaGa Slide Bag
Our Price: $117.99

We tested and loved these Go GaGa diaper bags!!
Now we have them available for sale in our store

And here's a video of Jill Cartwrigth, founder of Go GaGa, as she demonstrates the main features of her Patented Ergonomic Bags

Japanese Monkey Pants now available in 2 piece outfit sets

Just in time for the Holidays!

Monkey Pants are now available in Sets. Many people had asked us for tops to go with our Monkey Pants. We listened!

You can now buy your favorite Monkey Pant styles in combination with our super soft Lukeeno Organic Tops.

They will make a fabulous Christmas gifts for the little ones :-)

Check them out!

Nov 17, 2009

Our Monkey Pants just got featured on the site is part of and we were just featured on the "baby shower gift" and the "cute baby shower gift" categories:

Japanese Monkey Pants For Baby

Baby Shower Gifts Japanese Monkey Pants for Baby
Japanese Monkey Pants for Baby
- Cute smiley face on the bum
- Extra room on the back gives better support for the diaper
- Easy ON Easy OFF makes changing time a breeze
- Better for baby's sensitive skin because the stretchy and comfortable conventional cotton fabric is free of formaldehyde
- Will make you smile every time!!

Material: 100% Formaldehyde Free Conventional Cotton
Made in Japan under Fair Labor Standards
Buy Japanese Monkey Pants for Baby Now

CrockPot Recipies

just found a cool blog with a growing list of mom submitted Crockpot recipies!

Nourishing Crockpot Recipes

1. Homemade Yogurt in the Crockpot
2. Fresh Stock in the Crockpot (Nourishing Days)
3. Crockpot Ragout (a simple easy meal for a busy day!)
4. Crockpot Chicken or Beef Enchiladas (this is a family favorite at our house!)
5. Crockpot Sloppy Lentils (a frugal meatless dinner)
6. Crockpot Chili (did you know you can throw pretty much any soup into the crockpot for the day?)
7. Spicy Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew (Staci @ International Mama)
8. Slow Cooker Recipes (Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship)
9. Crock Pot Steel Cut Oats (Sonja @ Granola Girl at Heart)
10. Cheesy Potato Soup (Jodi @ One Blessed Mama of Boys)
11. Index of Crockpot Recipes (Kelly @ Kelly the Kitchen Kop)
12. Multi-Grain Cereal w/Applesauce (The Monkey’s Mama)
13. Rotisserie Chicken in the Crockpot (Amy @ New Nostalgia)
14. Coconut Curry (Hannah @ Mulberry Spot)
15. Crockpot Ideas -Roast with Applesauce (Emily @ Life in Cincinnati)
16. Crockpot BBQ (Danielle @ Naturally Knocked Up)
17. Spiced Apple Cider (Sarah @ Sarah’s Musings)
18. Double Chocolate Cake w/Hot Fudge Sauce (Sarah @ Sarah’s Musings)
19. Boeuf Bourguignon (Sarah @ Sarah’s Musings)
20. Carmalized Onion Marmalade (Sarah @ Sarah’s Musings)
21. Savory Bean & Spinach Soup (Shaina @ ShainaChristine)
22. Southern Bacon & Beans, Potato Soup (Randi @ TheraFoodics)
23. Tuscan White Bean Soup (Joy @ Graceful Words)
24. Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes (At Home Momma)
25. Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken (Katie @ Mexican Wild Flower)
26. Taco Soup Recipe (A Virtuous Woman)
27. Crockpot Recipes & Tips (Stephanie @ Keeper of the Home)
28. Cream Cheese Crockpot Chicken (Amanda @ The Rural Bohemian)
29. Amish Pot Roast (Amy @ River Rock Cottage)
30. Refried Black Bean & Pinto Dip (Hallie the Homemaker)
31. Chicken and White Bean Stew (Kari @ Eating Simply)
32. Roast Mushroom Sauce (Jennifer @ MrsBic)
33. Slow Cooker Pinto Beans (Shannon @ Nourishing Days)
34. Chicken Crockpot Pie (Tawnya @ This Great Life)
35. Swiss Steak (Julie)
36.Chicken Cacciatore (Meghan @ Unintended Housewife)
37. Split Pea Soup (Tammy @ Simply Healthy Tasty)
38. Yummy Chicken and Rice Soup (Marsha @ Taste and See)
39. Crockpot Recipes (SnoWhite @Joy in My Kitchen)
40. Corn Chowder & Squash Soup (Allison @Hospitality Haven)
41. Pot Roast & Enchiladas (Shelley @ Make A Home Mom)
42. Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce (Kimi @ The Nourishing Gourmet)
43. Braised Beef Short Ribs (Alexis @ Happy 2 Be Homekeeper)
44. Moroccan Red Lentil Soup (Sherrin)
45. White Chicken Chili (Amy)
46. Pork Roast & Sauerkraut (Jacqualine)
47. Pot Roast (Sheena & Sheanna)
48. 6 Favorites: Granola to Chili (Kari @ Home with Purpose)
49. BBQ Chicken in the Crockpot (Felicia)
50. Chili Con Carne w/Cornbread topping (Chaya @ Comfy Cook)
51. Grilled Thai Beef Salad (Chaya @ Comfy Cook)
52. Crockpot Spinach Sausage Soup (Chaya @ Comfy Cook)
53. Chicken Cacciatore (Chaya @ Sweet & Savory)
54. Chulet – Jewish Recipes (Chaya @ Sweet & Savory)
55. Crockpot Pepper Steak (Chaya @ Sweet & Savory)
56. Chicken Tortilla Soup (Amy)
57. Crockpot Pork Chops (Denise @ Mommy Musings)
58. Spicy White Chicken Chili (Jessica @ Kohler Created)
I'm loving this list
let's see how many more recipes get posted!

Nov 16, 2009

New Deal of the Week: 50% OFF Organic Cotton Sets from Sckoon, Under the Nile, Lukeeno

Use coupon code: SETS
at check out and you'll receive 50% OFF of all the Organic Cotton Sets featured on our Deal of the Week Page.

* We only have a limited quantity available at this super low price, so hurry!

* Cannot be combined with any other offer

* Deal runs from Nov 16th to Nov 22th (while supplies last)

Guest Blogger: "Birth As We Know It" Film Creator and Natural Birth Advocate - Elena Tonetti-Vladimirova

Elena's amazing work as a natural birth advocate has inspired and empowered thousands of women around the world. If you have a chance to watch the "Birth As We Know It" video, you'll be amazed at how powerful and wise a woman's body can be during labor and during natural child birth. Every pregnant woman should have a chance to see this video.

Elena and her staff have graciously accepted our guest blogger invitation and today we are happy to host them on our blog. The article below was submitted by Sue (Birth into Being Staff) on behalf of Elena:

"The full feature is 75 min; plus on the DVD there is almost three more hours of bonus features, making the total running time of almost 4 hours. The most potent bonus feature is the 'director's commentary' that we highly recommend. It runs the entire film again, but with the completely different text, completing an overview of the topic of conscious birth. If you are interested, you can order the DVD on
The film 'Birth As We Know It' was made in 2006 and within 3 years, without any marketing or advertising, it is already in 56 countries, translated by volunteers into 12 languages.

It is about conscious procreation. It’s about what it really takes to achieve the state of being which makes natural birth possible and why it is necessary for us, as a species, to recover our capacity to give birth with ease and grace, the way our bodies were meant to procreate.

There is a huge body of research now, accumulated in the last 25 years in the field of pre-natal psychology that proves beyond doubt the correlation between the quality of our early formative period and the quality of life. It is no coincidence that the top 5 countries with the highest standards of living and the lowest rates of crime and poverty in the world are the same 5 countries with the best birthing practices that are gentle on infants. They have up to 75% of babies delivered naturally, by midwives. The US is 23rd place out of the 24 industrial countries in the quality of maternal/infant care.

The way we procreate defines our ability to thrive. It's a matter of utmost urgency - every day babies are being born into unnecessary suffering, with easily avoidable, harmful complications, which limbically imprint their nervous system with suffering as the 'norm' and diminishes their capacity for intimacy and kindness.  In the US, 95% of all births are considered traumatic, according to one of the pioneers in the field of prenatal psychology, Dr. William Emerson.  In his 1995 study he rates 45% as “severe trauma” and 50 % as ‘moderate’.

"Birth As We Know It" shows an alternative: it shows women who approached the art of people-making consciously and with dignity.  It is called by the midwifery community 'the most comprehensive guide to natural birth". It has recently been included as mandatory curriculum in all medical schools and Universities in the country of Iran, and has won multiple awards. The film received a lengthy standing ovation at the Human Rights Conference in Seattle, WA in August 2006.  It has also been featured in many magazines, talked about on many radio shows and even shown at a Hawaii State Senate hearing, dedicated to prevention of domestic violence.

Film creator Elena Tonetti-Vladimirova was one of the pioneers of 'Conscious Birth Movement' in Russia since 1982. She now travels extensively, teaching her 'Birth Into Being' workshops and presenting at conferences all over the world. Dr. Christiane Northrup is wholeheartedly endorsing Elena’s work and after attending Elena’s workshop with both of her daughters, she dedicated most of her March of '08 newsletter to praising it.
Says Elena:
"We can positively influence our future by giving birth to our babies without harming them,  we can have a prosperous, non-violent humankind in just one generation if we dramatically reduce the limbic imprint of pain and suffering and start creating new people consciously, in love".

"It's time for us to recognize the mechanism of 'limbic imprinting' that a new baby experiences at birth. It is the same mechanism as basic settings in our TVs, computers... Imagine a TV that is set on “maximum blue”, then, no matter what movie is being shown, on the screen everything will be  blue; or if brightness is on ‘dim’ – no matter how bright is the image, the screen will show a very dark picture!

It is this same mechanism that has been used by people for thousands of years to train animals: elephants, camels, horses. A baby elephant is chained  to a small stick. It rages for a few days and then stops. When he grows big and has enough strength to pull this stick right out, - it doesn’t happen. He never, never  tries again… That exact mechanism is at work with us, humans.

The result of damage done by highly stressful 'people-making' practices was, and still is, perceived as unavoidable. Thus, humankind is in the constant 'survival' mode - 'fight or flight' is ruling this world. That is exactly why we have 250 wars  going on right now on our beautiful little planet.  Peaceful gestation and conscious birth is, still, a rare privilege. Introducing pain and suffering to the newborn was long ago upgraded to the status of 'norm'. But it is not. Every cat knows how to give birth without traumatizing her kittens. Nature provided us with the necessary adjustments to a female body, the ability to produce enough dopamine to open wide and let the baby out gently.

Of course, in a modern society, there is some percentage of women that have specific medical conditions that require a professional medical delivery. In Dr. Emerson's estimation it's about an average of 10%. In Ina May Gaskin's estimation, it's about 1,5-2%.

Compare this with world-wide rates of medical intervention at this point - in Brazil and South Africa, for example, where c-section rates reached 90 - 95%. The only explanation to this is ignorance of severe emotional and psychological side-effects of such practice for a new baby. There are volumes of research in this area, but very little, if any of it, is included in the curriculum of medical schools, for some reason.
I teach 'Birth Into Being' workshops. The emphasis of my work is the personal alignment with the 'Birthing Field', which allows an individual to navigate one's energy within the intensity of one's experience, whatever the source of that intensity be, including giving birth or being in the delivery team, or even in creation of projects unrelated to childbirth.

To align means, first of all, to heal our own birth trauma, neutralizing the damage done to us during our own formative period, from the moment of conception through the first year of life; re-programming our own original 'basic settings'. This allows the 'birthing field' to be free from suffering, anxiety and fear. Birth cannot be taken out of the context of life, that is where the major pitfall of modern delivery approach lies. The 'Birthing Field' reflects everything and multiplies it hundredfold, first of all, the fears and stress level of everyone present.

The good news, it is possible to heal, to flip on the switch of a powerful flow of life force - and let it flow through a new pathway. The shift into healing can be fast and easy. It's like having a huge old splinter in one's foot that is infected and very painful, but it's been there for so long that the nervous system is used to it and learned to cope with it and the walking pattern reflects favoring of the foot. And one goes to the doctor to look at that splinter, to talk about it, to apply medication and such. While what needs to happen is for that splinter to be removed from the foot, then the healing can rapidly happen by itself.

The pain that most of us carry deep inside from our own formative period is, sort of, like that old splinter. It's a tiny bundle of highly compressed huge volume of energy,  frozen in the very core of our being, like a needle stuck in the heart. It can be removed in minutes.
Our behavioral patterns and personalities do not start with the development of our cognitive skills, as it used to be believed. By the time a child is born, the baby has already an established basic sense about the nearest environment - what kind of world he or she is arriving into. If it’s a safe, nurturing, welcoming world or it’s a fear-based, harsh world of scarcity.

Previously, it was thought that a baby is a blank page, incapable of feeling or experiencing pain. We are paying for this mistake a very high price of malfunctioning society. Due to the mechanism of limbic imprint our pre-cognitive feelings and sensations become our “basic settings”, our “comfort zone”. When a baby is conceived and gestated in Love and born naturally, has an immediate contact with the mother; is breastfed and held in loving arms - the baby’s nervous system is 'wired' for blissful and  comfortable relationships with the world. On the other hand, if the baby was not wanted, was exposed to a flood of stress hormone in the mother's blood stream, when suffering and numbness are experienced at birth, it imprints that child with insecurities of all sorts, anxieties, low self-esteem and a host of physical and behavioral symptoms. Of course, the full picture is much more complex, and is unique to every baby and set of parents. For example, even if the birth was very difficult, but the baby goes home to loving parents, who understand that the baby is a feeling, sensing being, their respectful care would quickly neutralize the hurt. And visa versa, even with the most wonderful easy birth, if the baby's needs are not met afterwards, this child will find it very challenging to live in harmony.

Still, having said that, we should not underestimate the effect of the quality of the actual delivery and immediate postpartum care has on the emotional landscape of the new person for the rest of his or her life. Sensory overload in the birthing room is extremely harmful for the newborn (bright lights, loud noises, separation from the mother, needles, surgical knives, harsh touch, and so on - are causing the nervous system of the newborn to go into shock, that is not visible, not being measured, not acknowledged, nevertheless it doesn't make it any less real and harmful). Babies are, on average, about 150 times more sensitive then adults, with their brand new sensory apparatus that has not been dulled by the life's challenges yet.

In most 3d world countries the c-section rates are up to 95% now! The problem is, that these baby girls who were not born naturally, are missing the activation of 'birthing' information in their nervous systems, so they would have to have c-sections when it's their time to give birth. Which means, if something happens with our infrastructure due to severe climate changes, or global warming, or massive earth quakes, etc... if we go off the grid, we are one generation away from extinction, because most women don't know how to give birth. It's not a moment too soon to start learning now how to neutralize the damage...

Very few people seem to be paying attention to this huge problem of women loosing their ability to procreate without major abdominal surgery, when baby's body is being mechanically extracted out of their mother's body...

I believe that we do have the intelligence to correct our mistakes and change the existing attitude. The pay off is so worth it! Babies that were not traumatized during their arrival into our world, are capable of living in peace and harmony, they posses amazing qualities and kind, compassionate personalities. They are free from aggression and have no need to inflict pain onto the other. It's time to help the new generation of humans to experience that freedom. We have tried everything else already, - we know where it got us. It is time to try something new. We have the power to improve the quality of our species just in one generation. Let's do it!"

Nov 13, 2009

Black Friday Preview Sale this weekend only!

Don't miss Best Baby Organic's Black Friday Preview Sale!

Shop online - Get the deals without the crowds!

50% OFF Speesees Organic Baby Clothing
40% OFF Lukeeno Organic Baby Clothing
15% OFF Japanese Monkey Pants
10% OFF Teethers & Toys
10% OFF all Bloom Baby High Chairs, Bouncers & Furniture
10% OFF all Baby Slings/Carriers/Wraps
10% OFF all Belly Bandit Products

Discounts taken at checkout!

Sale prices cannot be combined with any other offers
Discount cannot be applied to previous purchases
while supplies last

Nov 11, 2009

Life & Style Magazine - Kourtney Kardashian: How I'll get my Body Back After Baby

Pick your favorite Belly Bandit Product and Use Coupon Code: BAMBOOBB
during checkout to get $3.00 OFF the purchase price and FREE SHIPPING


Kourtney Kardashian's Limited Edition Belly Bandit was featured on Life & Style Magazine, which hit the magazine racks today!!

 Kourtney Kardashian gets ready to say
Bye Bye Baby Bump, hello Bikini Body
with her Limited Edition Belly Bandit®

While Kourtney Kardashian prepares for the ultimate gift this holiday season, her baby boy, she is also making big plans to get back to her rocking, pre-baby shape. How does she plan to do this? One way is by using what has been dubbed "genius", "a miracle worker" and the "must-have accessory" for moms post birth. Kourtney plans to use her very own Limited Edition Belly Bandit®, a belly wrap that has new moms, from celebrities to second-timers, returning to their original forms quicker than ever before.

Kourtney was first introduced to the Belly Bandit® by friends who swore by the product after giving birth. Kourtney saw the amazing results first hand and in true Kardashian fashion she wanted one that was uniquely her own style. She requested to design one that would make her feel sexy and feminine post birth and that is how the Limited Edition Belly Bandit® by Kourtney Kardashian was born. Kourtney’s Limited Edition bandit sets itself apart from the other Belly Bandit's in that it is a bit edgier and sexier than the other styles. With its beautiful faux lace design printed on the outside, and silky tan inside; this Belly Bandit® looks and feels silky against your skin. Our very first model that can actually be worn over clothing!

"My friends who have had babies swear by the Belly Bandit®. Honestly, I did not even know they had it on it until they told me, that is how well it wears under clothing. This is one fashion accessory I will be wearing everyday after my baby arrives." Says Kourtney.


Nov 10, 2009

Our giveaway on Mkokopelli's Blog: a set of Veggie & Fruit Organic Teethers

Make sure to visit Mkokopelli's Blog for a chance to win our Organic Veggie & Fruit Teethers

You have until 11:59 p.m. EST November 24, 2009 to enter this giveaway

Help with Belly Bandit® Sizing - Video courtesy of Belly Bandit®

Instructions on how to wear a belly bandit and how to determine correct sizing.
Hope this video helps!

Ready to buy it?
Pick your favorite Belly Bandit Product and Use Coupon Code: BAMBOOBB
during checkout to get $3.00 OFF the purchase price and FREE SHIPPING


New Product announcement: the DreamSwaddle™ Baby Swaddler

Every parent’s dream...a great night’s sleep, for their baby and for themselves!

The Dreamswaddle™ is a unique new concept in swaddling your baby to ensure that your little one is kept safely swaddled and ready for a warm, comfortable night’s sleep.

Made from 100% cotton, this totally fitted and adjustable baby swaddle is so easy to use – making the dreamswaddle™ a must-have for parents everywhere.

dreamswaddle™ sleeping made easy!

Bonus features:

No other swaddle offers you and your baby this unique combination of features.

Unique Features:

* Double wrap system ensures that your baby is kept secure all night long
* Double-ended zip at the front for easy diaper change
* Convenient safely belt slot for use in a child car seat

Size: 3.17 - 6.35 kgs



Maclaren recalls entire line of Umbrella Strollers

by Kids Today

SOUTH NORWALK, Conn. – Gear manufacturer, Maclaren USA, is voluntarily recalling its entire line of umbrella strollers sold in the United States, after receiving 15 reports of children placing their finger in the stroller’s hinge mechanism, resulting in 12 reports of fingertip amputations.

This recall involves all Maclaren single and double umbrella strollers. The word “Maclaren” is printed on the stroller. The affected models included Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, TechnoXLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno and Easy Traveller.

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Maclaren is providing, free of charge to all affected consumers and retailers, a kit to cover the elbow joint on the umbrella stroller’s side hinge mechanism which can pose a potential finger hazard to a child when the operator is opening or closing the umbrella stroller.

The strollers were sold at Babies“R”Us, Target and other juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide from 1999 through November 2009 for between $100 and $360.

“Safety is Maclaren’s first priority and through this voluntary effort we urge consumers to contact us immediately to obtain the kit which consists of hinge covers designed specifically to fit all Maclaren umbrella strollers,” states a press release distributed this morning. “These easy to fit hinge covers will insure proper precautions are taken by the operator to avoid injury when opening or closing the umbrella stroller.”

This voluntary recall does not relate to U.S. standards not being met. Maclaren umbrella strollers meet all U.S. ASTM and JPMA compliance standards. These certifications guarantee Maclaren umbrella strollers meet the required maximum safety standards.

“Maclaren umbrella strollers have served as the benchmark for quality for umbrella strollers and have maintained outstanding records for safety along with durability for over 40 years,” states the release.

To obtain the hinge covers consumers can visit or call 877-688-2326.

To see the CPSC’s recall notice, including images of some of the recalled strollers, click here.

Maclaren USA stresses all stroller operators read the instruction manual prior to use which contains valuable safety tips and service recommendations.

“Since 1967, Maclaren has engineered its strollers to specifically exceed global standards for safety, reliability and durability,” states the release. “Nothing carries the Maclaren name until it is researched, tried and tested. Maclaren’s formal compulsory Zero Tolerance policy of safety issues is built upon the provenance when you buy something for your baby excellence is the least you expect.”

Maclaren offers the following safety tips:

  • Always read the operating instructions before use—don’t force the mechanisms—stop and check the instructions.
  • Keep children clear of the stroller during opening and folding.
  • Never leave your child unattended in a stroller – even with the harness fastened.
  • Always use the safety harness.
  • Don’t overload the stroller. Heavy items hanging from the handles can cause the stroller to topple over.

Nov 9, 2009

Post Partum Body Shaper - Belly Bandit Mother Tucker - a must have for your muffin top!

Look at what was just called a "must-have" for your muffin top!
The Mother Tucker was recognized in Pregnancy Magazine's November 2009 issue as a compression tank with unique features, while being completely comfortable to wear too!

"They put some real thougth into this compression tank's 'muffinology' and anti-roll bottom. Plus the name is genius"

Nov 6, 2009

Product Review: Go GaGa Gondola Diaper Bag goes to Ecuador

Right before my long awaited trip to Latin America I was asked to bring along a Go GaGa Diaper Bag instead of my regular diaper bag. Working for Best Baby Organics I get to test many fabulous products and this bag was no doubt a great item for my trip. The first two things I liked about my new Go GaGa bag were that these bags are manufactured by a FAIR TRADE Certified Company in Vietnam and also my bag was made from 72% post consumer recycled fabric.

I got the Gondola in Eggplant color. The bag has two insulated bottle pockets on the sides, which work great for me and my two thirsty toddlers. The interior of the bag is roomy enough to put 4-5 diapers in each of the two pockets, a pack of baby wipes, two changes of baby clothes + two baby sweaters, sunscreen, sunglasses, and more. There is also one large outside pocket on each side, which I used to put story books for the kids and magazines for the adults. But the one feature that makes this bag one of a kind is the strap, which can be worn cinched up with the comfy shoulder pad or spread out over your shoulder and upper arm.

I tested the strap during my long walks in airports while carrying a backpack on my back and the Go GaGa Bag diagonally across my torso, pulling a carry-on by the handle, and holding my child's hand (uff...I know!! ); and I must say that I really felt the difference when the strap was spread out over my shoulder. The shoulder pad is really comfy, but when you carry heavy loads you'll ultimately end up with that cutting pain that weighs down on your shoulder and neck no matter what. However, when the strap was spread out over my shoulder, the pain got dissipated. The load still felt heavy, but the pain was gone.

Also, because of its compact and modern feel, I can see already that long after our diaper days are gone, we'll still be using our Go GaGa to go places.

Words that describe my Go GaGa Gondola Bag:

So, I just got back from my family adventure trip to Vilcabamba, a peaceful tiny village in the southern part of Ecuador. Vilcabamba, "The Valley of the Ancients", is known worldwide for the longevity of its inhabitants, as many of them live past 100 years of age. Many scientists and theorists have visited the area in hopes of finding the secret to Vilcabamba's people's longevity. Some have said the nutrient rich soil or the region's water sources are the reason; while others have dismissed the claims as pure myths.

Regardless of the truth, we had heard so many great things about this place and wanted to visit for a long time. We finally got the chance to go this past October. I must confess that I was a bit apprehensive to go with our two toddlers (all of you with small children know how stressful traveling with kids can be, specially on longer trips). But we were really enchanted by Vilcabamba's peaceful paradise. What a magical place! If you want to really escape the world, be at peace with yourself and your surroundings, be as adventurous or as relaxed as you want, and explore nature at your own pace this is the place to go! --M.

New Product announcement: The Mother Tucker from the creators of Belly Bandit Post Pregnancy Compression Wraps

We now carry the fabulous Mother Tucker™Compression Tanks!

From the creators of the Belly Bandit™, the Mother Tucker™ is the ultimate compression tank! You'll be WOWed with how it smoothes and shapes your middle!

Mother Tucker™ uses a soft tubular knit, designed with three zones of varying compression. The center section - with the most compression - flattens your tummy, promoting a slimmer silhouette. The 3" anti-roll bottom applies muffinology™ technology to help smooth your "muffin top", while the upper section provides the perfect amount of support; helping to eliminate that squeezed feeling.

* Unique muffinology™ - the science of slimming one's "muffin top"
* Anti-roll bottom for day-long comfort
* No vertical seams
* Contours without creasing
* Easily stretches to conform to your curves, but won't lose it's shape
* Tagless
* Specially woven breathable material - stay cool longer
* Tuckable length
* Wear it alone, or as an undergarment
* Undetectable under clothing
* Perfect companion to your Belly Bandit® and beyond

Show off your shape, not your bulge!

Tank Size: Fits Size:

SM 2 - 6
MD 8 - 10
LG 12 - 14

Nov 5, 2009

Our Fair Trade 2-in1 Hat Scarves just got noticed on Kiwi Magazine's Blog

Our 100% Natural Alpaca Wool Children's Hat Scarfs just got mentioned on Kiwi Magazine's "KiwiLog" Blog.

These Adorable 2 in 1 Hat Scarves for children are made by hand using 100% Alpaca wool.
One size: fits children from 1 to 5 years of age
They are hand-knit in Ecuador by artisan women who earn a fair pay for their work.

Scarf Picks for the Whole Family

November 4th, 2009
"One thing I love about November is the urge to cozy up. And while most people probably equate coziness with sitting by the fireplace while staying wrapped in a thick blanket, I’m here to tell you that you can feel cozy outside, too. All you need is the perfect scarf! Here are some we guarantee you and your family will never want to take off:
  • Best Baby Organic’s Hat-Scarf ($24.50) is a two-for-one deal, since it doubles as a hat. What’s more, it’s made from 100% natural wool by Ecuadorian artisans"
click here to read the entire blog post

Nov 4, 2009

New Deal of the Week - 50% OFF on Speesees Organic Baby Clothes

Deal runs from November 4th to Nov 15th (while supplies last)

We only have a limited quantity available at this super low price, so hurry!

Cannot be combined with any other offer

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