Feb 24, 2010

what's more energy efficient? idling or turning off and restarting your car

If you ever wondered this, here's the answer:
(thanks SustainLane's Greenbusters!)

Idle Cars are the Devil's Playground

Myth: It takes more energy to restart a car than it does to leave it idling.

Conclusion: BUSTED.

Truth: For every two minutes a car idles, it uses the same amount of gasoline it takes to travel one mile, says the California Energy Commission (CEC). More than ten seconds of idling uses more fuel than restarting the engine.
Bottom line? Turn your car off.
More idling related tips from the CEC:
  • Idling is not an effective way to warm up your car. Driving the vehicle is the best way to do this.
  • Excessive idling can actually harm your car. Fuel residues build up on cylinder walls, damaging engine components and increasing fuel consumption.
  • Some people mistakenly believe that continually restarting their cars will lead to excessive wear on the battery and starter motor. Wear adds about $10 a year to the cost of driving, which is less than the extra cost of gas your car likely uses when idling.

Feb 22, 2010

Images from the Mom Day Miami Event

The Mom Day Miami event was presented by HappyandHealthyMom.com

Moms to be and new moms enjoyed a day of pampering
with massages, reiki or acupuncture sessions 
plus a yoga class and the chance to learn how to do their own facials

Best Baby Organics was there with a vendor table with
great products for pregnant women and new moms
We had lots of fun and met some wonderful Miami people

Heather (in pink) from HappyandHealthyMom.com

Heather again :-)
she's planning more fabulous events for South Florida moms
we'll keep everyone updated

Feb 17, 2010

Send us your pictures for the cutest baby wearing JAPANESE MONKEY PANTS photo contest

Don't forget to send us your images for a chance to win!

Japanese Monkey Pants Cutest Baby Photo Contest

JAPANESE MONKEY PANTS fanatics...get your cameras ready
it's that time again!

We will be selecting the cutest/funniest picture of Baby wearing Japanese Monkey Pants on May 31st, 2010.

The winning baby will receive TWO FREE MONKEY PANTS and a $50.00 Best Baby Organics GIFT CERTIFICATE

- Send us your images via email: MonkeyPantsGiveaway[@]bestbabyorganics[.]com
- Please also include your baby's first name and a short comment or title for the picture.

By sending us your images you grant us permission to permanently post your baby's picture on our blog/site. The contest will end on May 31st, 2010 at Midnight Eastern Standard Time. And we will announce the winner on our blog the week following. The winner will also be notified by email.

Feb 16, 2010

Sweet pain from a visit to Shark Valley in the Everglades National Park

yes I am in pain. My whole body hurts. My knees are weak and all my muscles are aching.

but it's such sweet pain

no, I'm not a masochist :-)
The pain is sweeeeet!! because of what I accomplished!
woohoo.....!!! I bicycled the 15 mile Shark Valley Loop in the Florida Everglades National Park.

We've been having the most gloriously sunny days in South Florida and the temperatures have been just perfect (sorry everyone else in the rest of the nation), so just couldn't resist and had to visit the great outdoors. Didn't plan on bicycling 15 miles. Was planning to do half really...but I finished the loop!! So proud of myself. And the pain, oh yes...my body is hurting right now, but I'm loving it :-)

The 15 mile paved path penetrates directly into the wilderness of the Everglades - a swamp land filled with alligators, egrets, hawks, turtles, and god knows what else.

Sure there were lots of gators along the bike path, but they were not bothering anyone. They much rather sunbathe and people watch.

Feb 12, 2010

Our weekend sale has started!

Let's celebrate Valentine's Day and President's Day with a SALE!!!

It's time to SAVE on all your favorite items:

30% OFF all Organic Baby Clothes, including: SPEESEES, SCKOON, KATE QUINN, LUKEENO, UNDER THE NILE, and more
use promo code: SALE 
20% OFF on all Japanese Monkey Pants
use promo code: MONPAN
10% OFF Belly Bandit Post Pregnancy Compression Wraps
10% OFF Livie & Luca Shoes
10% OFF Go Gaga Diaper Bags
10% OFF Kokopax Carriers
10% OFF Moby Wrap, Sleepy Wrap, and Hotslings
10% OFF all Bloom High Chairs, Bouncers, Cribs, and Furniture
10% OFF on Organic Skin Care
and much much more 
use promo code: weekend
get FREE Lukeeno Organic Bibs - 2 Pack
when you spend $50 or more
use promo code: FREEBIBS

all orders over $35 get FREE SHIPPING

Have a great weekend everybody!!

*some 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)

Feb 10, 2010

Bloom Alma Urban Crib now available in 5 colors

Bloom just released 3 new colors for its Alma Urban Crib. Vibrant Cappuccino, Frost Grey, and Harvest Orange colors now complement the Alma Line. Bloom's Alma Cribs have been getting great reviews as the best crib option for small spaces. The Alma is great for people who live in small apartments or who have second homes with its compact-fold construction for easy storage and transport. Folds to about 9" (25cm)

Retails for $399.99

Save 10% + Free Shipping when you buy a Bloom Alma Crib from bestbabyorganics.com
use code BLOOM

Feb 9, 2010

Livie & Luca Shoes now available at BestBabyOrganics.com

Livie and Luca Shoes are now available at BestBabyOrganics.com
we carry sizes 4 and 5

don't miss the Livie and Luca giveaway

Feb 8, 2010

Belly Bandit is in the National Spotlight once again

Life and Style magazine just had a 5 page spread on Kourtney Kardashian's post pregnancy weight loss strategy. The Belly Bandit

Read an excerpt:

"How I'm Gradually losing inches"
Instead of endangering her health and Mason's - with rigorous exercise and dieting. Kourtney's using the Belly Bandit to get back her killer abs. Jessica Alba and Halle Berry are also fas of the discreet wrap, which "helps tighten and shrink your belly after pregnancy." says Kourtney (here posing exclusively for Life & Style). "The Belly Bandit makes my clothes fit better, and nobody even knows I'm wearing it!" The reality star actually got to design her own. She's so in love with black-lace creation, Kourtney sometimes wears it over her clothes!

Feb 7, 2010

NEW GIVEAWAY: Win a FREE Belly Bandit

This giveaway has ended!

Congratulations Little Miss Emmy Lou!

Here's a new chance to 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 March 8th, 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  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 March 7th, 2010 Midnight EST. Winner will be announced on March 8th, 2010
  • 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.

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

Feb 4, 2010

Hospital Delivery Gownie - New Colors have arrived!

Woohoo!!! The Baby Be Mine Hospital Gownie new colors have arrived

Get ready for the big day and deliver in style!

you've waited 9 months for baby to arrive...now is your time to look radiant during labor, delivery and after. Take lots of pictures wearing your own gorgeous gownie. Those pictures will last a lifetime and will make for beautiful memories.

Color: Angelina Gownie NEW! retails for $34.99
Color: Helen Gownie NEW! retails for $34.99
Color: Zoe Gownie NEW! retails for $29.99

another valentine's day gift idea

Couldn't resist :-))
these hand-made stuffed kittens are too cute. Find them here

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