Apr 30, 2010

The Mother Tucker will be featured today on the popular show, The Doctors

attention all new moms who have been asking if the Belly Bandit's Mother Tucker really works. Don't miss TV Show " The Doctors " today. They are having a segment on belly fat.

Here's a synopsis of the show's segment
   Belly Fat
" Amy, 29, gained 30 pounds during her pregnancy, and she hasn't been able to shed the weight in the 11 months since giving birth. She asks The Doctors for a quick and easy way to lose her post-pregnancy belly.

"That's a huge issue for women after pregnancy, losing the baby weight," OB/GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson says. "Basically, exercise and diet are the only real ways to get the fat off."

To help slim her figure, Amy tries the Mother Tucker compression tank top, which is designed to smooth and shape the midsection, allowing a new mother to maintain a sleek silhouette while carrying extra pounds.
The tank provides support in three zones: the upper, which supports the breasts; the center, which helps flatten the belly; and the anti-roll bottom, which helps smooth "muffin tops," or extra belly fat.

"This is great for a woman while she's trying to the lose weight, when she's trying to look good in her clothes," Dr. Lisa says. "This is just going to compress, it's not going to make you lose weight. When you take it off, everything's going to come back out."

Amy says that she is happy with the results. "I like that it smoothes the sides, and you can wear it under any kind of outfit, and while you are going to the gym, trying to lose the weight," she says. "


see more here: http://www.thedoctorstv.com


The show is airing today. Check out your local listings for show times
Watch it and let us know what you think.

Belly Bandit's Mother Tucker
retails for $69.95



Apr 28, 2010

May is National Meditation month - get Free Meditation Classes from Ayama Yoga in North Miami Beach

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In celebration of May as National Meditation Month Ayama Yoga Center is offering FREE meditation classes to all.
 
Classes will take place on Fridays (7, 14, 21, and 28) at 6 p.m.
Meditation : Man with arms extended 
toward heaven Stock Photo
don't miss this opportunity!
Namaste!
Ayama Yoga Center
2624 N.E. 188th St.
North Miami Beach, Florida 33180
305-932-7755

Apr 27, 2010

new product announcement - Shrinkx Hips: get back your pre-pregnancy hips in 8 weeks


Shrinks Hips is now available at BestBabyOrganics.com

Take away the worry of wider hips after baby. Shrinkx Hips is an easy way to achieve a lifelong change in the size of your hips. Shrinkx Hips provides constant, even pressure to gently guide hips back to their pre-pregnancy position

GET BACK YOUR PRE-PREGNANCY HIPS IN 8 WEEKS!

PROBLEM
Many women experience wider hips after pregnancy.

SOLUTION
The Shrinkx Hips belt works thanks to the hormone Relaxin, which loosens pelvic joints & ligaments for childbirth. Relaxin then stays in your system up to 8 weeks before joints and ligaments harden in place. Wearing the Shrinkx Hips belt during this time gives you the opportunity to permanently narrow your hips.

SHRINKX HIPS
* Provides constant, even pressure to gently guide your hips back to their pre-pregnancy position
* Must be worn in the first 8 weeks after delivery
* Easily worn under or over your clothing
* Comfortable and made of soft Nylon & Spandex materials
* Shrinkx Hips is exclusively designed with multiple levels of compression so you can control the amount of pressure on your hips & work towards the best possible results.
* Physician & mom recommended.

SIZING:
X-Small/Small: Pre-pregnant Pant Size: 0-8
Medium/Large: Pre-pregnant Pant Size: 10-1X

Apr 26, 2010

mother's day gift for pregnant women


Mother's day is May 9th
Make the mama-to-be happy with a gift that is sure to put a smile on her face: pamper her with healthy skin care products made from natural ingredients


This OG Mama Organic gift set makes a fabulous gift for pregnant women who want the most natural and healthy cleansers and moisturizers on their skin. Our featured OG Mama Mother's Day Gift Set includes:

- GENTLE SOAP
8oz BPA free Bottle
- MOISTURE OIL
8oz BPA free Bottle
- BELLY POLISH
16oz BPA free Jar
- BELLY BUTTER
8oz BPA free Jar








all OG Mama products are:
Handmade in the USA
Paraben Free
Phthalate Free
Petroleum Free
Nano-Particle Free
Propylene Glycol Free
Certified Organic
Certified Cruelty Free

We are having a mother's day special: Order before May 3rd and get free 1-3 Priority delivery.

Apr 23, 2010

Save the date! Go Green Go Dutch Go Bike with Miami Bike Days this Sunday, April 25th

Get ready for Bike Miami Days in Coconut Grove on Sunday, April 25, 2010 and come celebrate the Queen's birthday with Miami's Dutch Community!

Bike Miami Days is a fun family event from 10 am to 2 pm in the Grove during which streets will be closed for traffic, so everyone can safely bike, walk, run and skate.

There will be activities for young and old with an Orange Bike Parade, street performers,music from an authentic Dutch street organ, free bike rental and participation of Jungle Island, the Miami Science Museum and the Dutch Club among others.


Quench your thirst with a free Dutch Heineken beer at GreenStreet (while supplies last!).

Enjoy delicious food at local restaurants and come check out what the Dutch Caribbean islands of CuraƧao and Aruba, and Dutch bicycle maker Gazelle have to offer. There will be a best decorated bicycle contest.

See you there ! ! !

Apr 21, 2010

10% off Storewide Earth Day Celebration


Earth Day 2010 is tomorrow!

We are celebrating with a 10% off promotion

From now until Sunday type promo code:
earth
and take 10% off your entire order*

*few product exclusions apply, while supplies last, coupon codes cannot be combined, discounts not applicable to previous purchases. Free shipping good for USA and Canada orders over $35.00 (except heavy shipments to Canada)

Apr 20, 2010

DiY - Homemade Finger Paint

Here's a great and non-toxic recipe for all our munchkin artists:

HOMEMADE FINGER PAINT

- 2 cups water
- 1/3 cup cornstarch
- Food coloring

Bring 1 1/2 cups water to boil. Dissolve the cornstarch in the remaining 1/2 cup of water. Gradually add the cornstarch paste to the boiling water, stirring well, and cook 30 seconds. Remove from heat and when cool, add food coloring of your choice. (The mixture thickens even more as it cools.)

Makes 2 cups

Apr 14, 2010

your furniture can make you sick

If you are one of our long time blog readers, you know that we go on and on about the dangers of formaldehyde, a volatile organic compound found in a great number of everyday things ranging from furniture to clothing to cosmetics. Formaldehyde is classified as a carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization.

Here's a bit of good news relating to furniture (we must still fight the battle to get formaldehyde regulations for the garment and cosmetic industries):  a bill signed late last year would reduce indoor emissions of formaldehyde, as used in adhesives found in domestic and imported composite wood products. The standard for formaldehyde proposed in the bill would apply to particleboard, plywood and medium-density fiberboard, all commonly used materials in household furniture. Formaldehyde-based adhesives have been a component of composite wood products for decades and are considered cost-effective by manufacturers.

The Wall Street Journal reported on its Kicking Formaldehyde Out of Bed article that formaldehyde vaporizes and turns into gas at room temperature. Pressed-wood products made with formaldehyde can off-gas, or release gas into the air. Off-gassing has become more of a concern because some energy-efficient homes may provide less ventilation. In homes with less ventilation, consumers could be breathing in more concentrated amounts of toxic substances.

"Currently, there is no federal standard for formaldehyde emissions in most homes. The Department of Housing and Urban Development has set limits on formaldehyde in plywood and particleboard, but they apply specifically to materials used to build prefabricated and mobile homes. Under the proposed legislation, composite wood products sold in the U.S. would have to meet formaldehyde-emission standards of about 0.09 parts per million by January 2012, matching standards recently adopted by California."

Furniture manufacturers are already expecting furniture prices to go up due to the proposed bill. Manufacturers will be forced to use more expensive adhesives (free of the dangerous chemicals) in the making of their goods . So let's all expect to pay more for our furniture. I'll gladly pay more, as long as I know that my furniture is not hurting my health.

The Kicking Formaldehyde Out of Bed article featured Ecotots:
FURNITURE 
The manufacturer of Ecotots beds (like the one above) says they are made without formaldehyde.

Apr 13, 2010

warmer weather means lower prices on new moms must have items

Time to put those heavy winter clothes away and take baby out for a walk!

We want all of you to enjoy the outdoors, so just in time for spring and summer, we announce new price reductions on two of our bestselling new mom must have items:

Glamourmom Nursing Bra Long Tanks
Before $39.50
Now $35.50
















Before $48.00
Now $43.20

Apr 12, 2010

New Product Announcement - Balboa Baby Shopping Cart & High Chair Covers

Go ahead and take baby along when you go shopping! now you can shop in style and keep baby germ free at the same time. These fabulous shopping cart covers are simple and fashionable!
The soft, quilted Balboa Baby® Shopping Cart Cover provides a clean and secure environment for babies.

PRODUCT FEATURES:

- ultra soft quilted cotton material
- creates a comfortable “nest” for baby with a 360 degree germ free zone.
- has four elastic corners that secure the Cover to the cart while providing easy one-hand installation.
- toy loops allow you to attach baby‘s favorite playthings
- suggested for ages: 6 months and up
- extra wide safety strap comfortably keeps baby secure while attaching Cover to shopping cart or high chair.
- folds up so small that it can fit into your diaper bag so you will always have it with you.
- doubles as a highchair cover when dining at your favorite restaurants
- machine wash

$45.99 Retail
Balboa Baby Shopping Cart covers are now available at BestBabyOrganics.com

Apr 8, 2010

New Giveaway: Free Original Belly Bandit - Ended May 9th, 2010

Ended 5/9/2010
Congrats to Katie!

Best Baby Organics is giving away a Belly Bandit every month. Here's another chance to try your luck!

Win a Free Original Belly Bandit - the post-pregnancy compression garment that helps you shrink back to your pre-pregnancy shape




Win one of these amazing belly shrinking compression bands ~ 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 May 9th, 2010

To enter the Belly Bandit Giveaway leave a comment on this post listing the three products from our store you liked most


How to get extra entries:

1. If you blog about this, you get an extra entry. Leave a comment with the link to the post.
2. If you twitter about it, you will receive an additional entry. Just leave us a comment below. AND you can twitter every day for extra daily entries.
3. Follow us on twitter for an extra entry and leave a comment below
4. Become a fan on facebook for an extra entry and leave a comment below
5. Follow our blog and leave a comment below for a new entry
6. Subscribe to our store newsletter (left bottom side of screen) for an extra entry and leave a comment below
7. Write a comment below telling us how you heard about this giveaway - this will get you an extra entry


Giveaway Details:

* One winner will be randomly selected.

* The deadline to enter is May 9th, 2010 Midnight EST. Winner will be announced on May 10th, 2010

* The winner will be able to choose size and color of the Original Belly Bandit. If we don't hear from you within 7 days to claim your giveaway another winner will be chosen.


Good luck!

Can't wait until the contest ends?
Pick your favorite Belly Bandit and Use Coupon Code: belly bandit
during checkout to get $3.00 OFF the purchase price and FREE SHIPPING

Kourtney Kardashian Shows off Belly Bandit Results

Celeb new mom Kourtney Kardashian was just at the W South Beach in Miami to debut and sign her limited edition Belly Bandit ($65.95). Kourney looked fantastic and she credits the belly wrap with helping her quickly get back into bikini shape.

"My doctor told me not to workout at all until 6 weeks after giving birth so the belly bandit definitely gave me a jump-start on my weight loss. I wore it [belly bandit] consistently for 45 days. I brought it with me to the hospital and put it on right away. It even helps me with my posture. It is truly the miracle accessory I cannot live without!" - Kourtney Kardashian

    



Apr 7, 2010

Let's join Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution

Britain's famous chef, Jamie Oliver has made a new series for American TV about food – how families eat, what kids get at school and why, like the UK, the diet of processed food and snacks is causing so many health and obesity problems. The series was filmed in Huntington, West Virginia.
Jamie's challenge was to see if he can get a whole community cooking again. He worked with the school lunch ladies and local families to get everyone back in the kitchen and making tasty meals with fresh ingredients – no packets, no cheating. He's started a Food Revolution: to get people all over America to reconnect with their food and change the way they eat.

Message from Jamie

I believe that every child in America has the right to fresh, nutritious school meals, and that every family deserves real, honest, wholesome food. Too many people are being affected by what they eat. It's time for a national revolution. America needs to stand up for better food!

You live in an amazing country full of inspirational people and you have the power to change things. With your help, we can get better food into homes, schools and communities all over America and give your kids a better future. Sign the petition to save America's cooking skills and improve school food. It could be the most important thing you ever do for your family. America's health needs you now!

The American Food Revolution needs to start now! If you care about your country and the health of its children please help us make a difference. We need your support to get people back in touch with food and keep cooking skills alive before it's too late. We want to make sure every kid gets good, fresh food at school. It's proven that real food promotes more effective learning. If you want better health for your kids the junk food must go. I need to be able to show The President and industry how many of you out there really care about this issue so please don't wait, sign up today. It will only take 30 seconds.

America's health needs you!

Thank you. Please forward this to your friends, family, classmates, teachers, colleagues and anyone else who you think cares as time is short.
 

    







Apr 6, 2010

save-the-date: FAMILY DAY in the Miami Design District this April 10th

Save-the-Date Saturday April 10th from 12 - 4pm
FAMILY DAY in the Miami Design District, Miami

    



Apr 5, 2010

Japanese Monkey Pants Review & Giveaway - Hosted by Today's Giveaway

"So take a look at the cutest pants for babies and toddlers ever...Japanese Monkey Pants! Seriously, aren't these the cutest things ever?!"
Today's Giveaway is doing a Japanese Monkey Pants review and hosting a giveaway for us:
You can enter the giveaway until Tuesday, April 13th 11:59pm (MST)


Good Luck everyone!
    



Apr 4, 2010

Rising Dove's Artist, Miriam Kilmer, puts her Earth Friendly Stamp on Organic Baby Clothes

We were so honored when Artist Miriam A. Kilmer started using Lukeeno Organic Baby Clothes for her earth friendly wearable art creations. As many of you already know, Lukeeno is our house brand made from 100% certified organic cotton.

Miriam is an accomplished American Artist (you can read a short bio below) and just recently she created the Rising Dove Earth Friendly Garments line. Miriam uses water-based inks to print her original designs on organic cotton clothing.

Now babies and toddlers can not only wear eco-friendly clothes, but also wear original art at the same time!

Here's a sample of what Miriam can do:

Miriam's original art work and designs
(please do not copy these images without Artist's permission)


Beautifully printed on Organic Cotton Baby Clothing using water-based inks


the result: 
Wearable Art for Babies and Toddlers!
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Virginia Artist Miriam A. Kilmer
        Miriam Kilmer has been surrounded by the arts since early childhood. Her parents founded Green Hedges Elementary School (still flourishing in Vienna, VA) in order to give their ten children a superior education with emphasis on the arts. Her ancestors include poets Joyce and Aline Kilmer and American Impressionist Frederick C. Frieseke. (Miriam's experience in the challenges of preserving Frieseke's works on paper has encouraged her to use archival materials in her own artwork.) Enriched by this background, Miriam and all of her siblings have continued to develop their artistic talents throughout their lives.

      Miriam earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking at UNC-G, and her Masters in Theology rom De Sales School of Theology. She has led art workshops with children and adults, worked as a portrait studio photographer, and operated her own fine arts business since 1979.

      Over the years Miriam has developed a variety of distinctive styles, influenced by the medium, subject matter, and purpose of the artwork, as well as her widening outlook and diverse environments. She now specializes in pastel, photography, computer graphics, and web design. Her unifying theme is love for the Source of creation and all that flows from that Source, as evidenced by her focus on nature, portraits, and spiritual subjects.

      Miriam has exhibited her works in numerous juried and solo shows. Her photographs have been published in magazines, newsletters, and books, most notably the Shapenotes issue of Smithsonian in The Classroom. Her artwork is included in private collections in Canada and France as well as the United States.

      The Shenandoah Valley is a familiar place to Miriam. From early childhood, the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley were among her favorite places to visit. Since the early eighties, she has made numerous visits to the area, including her yearly week on Bryce Mountain, taking thousands of photographs of local wildlife and farm animals.
      - by Lisa Kadel




Artist's Statement

      I am inspired primarily by my reverence for nature. My pictures come from many places, such as my native Virginia and other states I have visited, notably the southwest landscapes of Arizona and New Mexico. I love the challenge of photographing animals: birds - especially baby birds and their nests - butterflies, cats, deer, and so on. I am fascinated by the power of the camera to freeze moments which pass so quickly they are easily missed. These include not only living things such as flowers and trees blowing in the wind, but also rocks, cliffs, clouds, and landscapes as they are changed by wind, storms, and shadows in shifting sunlight from sunrises to sunsets and twilight.

      Although nature photography is my first love, I also enjoy taking portraits, and happily take commissions for special photographic or graphic projects. When choosing which of my thousands of images to offer as limited edition giclee prints, I look for a spiritual quality, dramatic composition and sumptuous color. Whether you choose to order prints or are simply here to browse, I hope you enjoy the pictures I exhibit.

For more information on Rising Dove Earth Friendly Garments

Contact the Artist, Miriam A. Kilmer

Contact Lukeeno Wholesale for organic baby clothing blanks    



Apr 2, 2010

Happy Keester Everyone!


Spring is a time for renewal and new beginnings. Let's all take some time to reflect upon positive changes that we can bring into our lives, take action and start anew.

Best Baby Organics wishes everyone a Happy Easter Weekend!

Let's celebrate with all those who matter most in our lives.

Apr 1, 2010

The Office: Pam delivers in style wearing a Gownie

On tonight's episode of The Office, Pam finally delivered her baby girl. Pam looked fabulous wearing a Delivery Gownie by Baby Be Mine Maternity

    



Free Japanese Monkey Pants Giveaway - Hosted by the Hurried Homemaker


Best Baby Organics Monkey Pants Giveaway

Visit the Hurried Homemaker Blog for a chance to enter our giveaway and find a 10% promo code exclusively issued for Hurried Homemaker's Blog readers! the code is good for pretty much anything in our store


Giveaway ends April 12, 2010 at 10:00 pm (EST). Winner will be chosen by random.org. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. Good luck!

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