You might assume that a company called Tees for Change isn’t promoting 35-cent garments, but some kind of social progress. And indeed you’d be right. This company, run by mom Andreea Ayers aiming to get more positive messages out in the world with their organic onesies and tees for both kids and adults. (Well, the tees are for both. The onesies are just for the kids.) Andrea is definitely living her values through her company–for every tee you buy, a tree is planted via Trees for the Future. It’s the baby collection we’re liking best on the site, featuring...Read More
Month: September 2008
Ever since coming across something called an “eco doll” that was made of pvc and served up in plastic packaging, I’ve been pretty skeptical of the eco label on toys. Sometimes it fits and sometimes…well, at least the intent is good. But Sue Lappan of EcoLeeko achieves both with her colorful plush dolls and baby rattles. The outsides are all certified organic cotton corduroy and squishy soft bamboo fleece, the stuffing is natural stuff like kapok and walnut shells, and even the thread is organic. Not that your kid will understand any of this. They’ll just love that critter,...Read More
My kids love to admire the aisles of Halloween-themed kids’ clothing almost as much as I love to admire the aisles of Halloween-themed candy. But I can’t bring myself to buy any those jack-o-lantern shirts and “happy halloween” bibs because hello, the kids can wear them twice, max. My money’s better spent on Reese’s cups and a personal trainer. But longtime CMP fave, Playdate NYC, has a great way for your little goblin to get his fill of creepy-crawlies at Halloween and well beyond. With bats and spiders hand-appliqued in felt on thermal cotton tees, these shirts won’t look...Read More
If you find manilla, vanilla, add International Arrivals to your bookmarks and check out their modern assortment of file folders, journals, photo albums, and organizational accessories that make a walk through the aisles of Staples seem like a trip back in time. I especially love the Filex folders which actually make me dread searching through my piles of c-r-a-p a little less. And the colorful CLIPIT paper clips shaped like flowers, animals or airplanes or would certainly keep any little student happy to be back to school, even as the homework starts piling up. Okay so that’s stretching it....Read More
BornFree is already the go-to source for plenty of moms looking for products safe enough to go into baby’s mouth. They’ve got glass baby bottles, bottles made of BPA-free plastic, and cups free of harmful chemicals — and yesterday they’ve just unveiled their Day and Night Pacifier Duo. These orthodontic suckers are guaranteed to be 100% free of Bisphenol-A, Phthalates and PVC. They come in pretty colors, too. Just in case, you know, the whole “safest for baby” thing isn’t enough to win you over....Read More
For the most part, I don’t spontaneously exclaim awwwww and get all teary when I get a new baby toy for review, but that’s totally what happened when I peeled open the sweet little canvas bag to reveal the plush baby doll from Bumblebird. Designer Heather Renz makes soft, fleecey, huggable, loveable little creatures with the most adorable hand-embroidered faces. They’re the toys you kind of hope your baby will fall in love with so that the doll ends up in every photo. As opposed to, you know, Elmo. –LizCongratulations to Brooke E, winner of that adorable plush baby...Read More
If you weren’t aware, Kristen Chase, CMP super editor, co-founder, and neverending source of energy, hilarity and abject good taste, is about to churn out baby #3. So to hide our complete panic at being without her for 24 hours (seriously Kristen, you don’t think you’re actually taking a maternity leave from Cool Mom Picks do you?) we’ve put our efforts into throwing her a little online baby shower. And we’d love to see you there. No gifts necessary, just offer up some happy reminiscence of your own new baby days–or that of a friend or relative. Post it...Read More
I always admire parents who aren’t afraid to go a little dark with their nursery decor. And by dark I don’t mean Gashlycrumb Tinies prints up on the wall, but something besides the pastel pinks and blues and yellows that the entire industry seems determined to infiltrate your house with. The Tiny Friend gocco print from Seattle-based KidsHaus adds such richness to a room, I think it’s absolutely striking, even in its small 5″ square size. The chocolate brown elepant and mouse are offset by a gold blanket made of handprinted gold paper. Great touch. In fact, I might...Read More
Last year, I was instantly smitten with the bright, super cool graphic organic shirts from mom-owned Fierce Hugs, so when I found out they added a new line from Dutch artist Dagmar Meinders, I was willing to bet money on their awesomeness. Too bad I’m not a gambler because I would be rich right now. From her Cryptia Dragon tee (pictured) with its Tim Burton vibe, to the adorable Pirate Snail, I’m loving the combination of unique kid-centric artwork on super soft organic cotton. Just goes to show that when it comes to going green, there’s definitely something for everyone. Fiery horned beasts included. D&D fans: take note. -Kristen Congratulations...Read More
I’ve never equated cleaning my house with achieving zen, but while using Posies Cleaning Products, I can at least take some deep calming breaths while I mutter and scrub. Posies were created by self-proclaimed clean freak and lover of aromatherapy, Timara Freeman-Young of Seattle, who mixed great smelling essential oils with all-natural cleaners that work like heck. Grab a bottle of Happy House All-Purpose Cleaner when faced with the toilet used by your not quite potty-trained son, and get the job done without gagging. If you’ve ever held your breath while scouring you’ll appreciate Scruffy Silk toilet and...Read More
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