Category: Diapering

Big brands doing cool things – Huggies diapers go greener with Pure & Natural

I’ve put my babies in everything from cloth diapers to paper towels (desperation, people), and while for now we’ve settled on disposable diapers, I still sometimes feel a bit guilty about it. I’ve tried a few of the “natural” disposables, but I’ll be honest; while they may be better for the environment, some of them are pretty bulky and worse, leaky. Which is also why you rarely see them recommended here. So I was definitely intrigued when Huggies came out with their new Pure and Natural diapers, which is of course banking on the fact that I’m not the...

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Biodegradable baby wipes that don’t suck. Really.

While I’m greening up my act in many ways, I’m still pretty picky where it comes to baby wipes — it’s not totally unreasonable that I don’t want to cut corners with the one thing that’s keeping me from getting poop all over my hands. So in one of those cosmic coincidences, directly after I’d refilled the wipe container with a package of Elements Naturals biodegradable baby wipes, my son felt moved to present them — and me — with a major test. Color me shocked, but these wipes do what I never believed the eco-friendlier wipes could do....

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Cloth diapering goes eco-chic-er

I’m amazed at the advances that have hit the cloth diapering world, even in the short year that’s passed since I stopped using cloth with my son. Case in point: Blueberry Diapers. While cloth diapering is economical by most accounts, their one-size cloth diapers do double-duty on the financial front, since they adjust take your newborn right through to potty training (provided he’s under 35 pounds at the time). The microfleece and a hemp/terry insert inside keep the cute bum dry, and the amazingly soft laminated minky outside almost seems too nice for poop. Ditto with the all-in-one Diapers (shown)...

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Biodegradable disposable diapers? It can be done.

Let’s face it, greener isn’t always easier. I think we all want to be the best eco-moms we can, but for me there was no way I was venturing into the world of cloth diapering. My guilt has just been assuaged however with a fantastic find: Nature Babycare Diapers, spotted at the wonderful online eco-boutique, Cooler Choices. After trying them out on both my baby and my toddler I can give an honest assessment. Pros: They’re breathable, compostable, and free of oil-based plastics, latex, chlorine and fragrance. Most importantly, they do what they’re supposed to do, all without having...

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Oh Boy, a Boy!

If you’re wondering why things are moving a bit slower around there these past couple of days, it’s because our right hand woman and senior editor Julie Marsh had baby #3, a boy, yesterday afternoon — 12:46pm to be exact. We’re soooo pleased to announce that Oliver Sebastian has finally arrived, weighing in at 7lbs 9oz and measuring 20 inches long. Not even a day old and he’s being spoiled by his two big and very loving sisters. We’re sending all our and your Cool Mom Picks love their direction. And lots of sleep too — at least what we can...

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The Last Giveaway of 2007…

We would like nothing more than to give you (yes, you) a $250 gift certificate to The Silly Wagon that you can spend all sorts of wonderful toys, chic baby and kids clothes, artwork and gifts for mama. All you have to do is sign up for our newsletter before midnight Monday, when we’ll draw one winner at random and help ease that New Year’s day hangover. Not only will you love (99.6% guaranteed) getting exclusive picks and discounts that can’t be found on our website in your in-box once a month, you’ll also be privy to special offers,...

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Like You Needed Another Reason to Shop

As if your credit card doesn’t get enough of a workout with daily visits to Cool Mom Picks, we’ve got more great excuses to pull out the plastic – thanks to some extra fabulous and CMP exclusive sales. If your kids are in need of new boots or shoes for now or next year, stock up now at Vincent, one of our favorite shoe purveyors. Use code "CMP-35-OFF" at checkout  (not in the gift certificate area) starting today at 10am through Sunday for a whopping 35% off non-sale items, even styles that have never ever been discounted. Then treat yourself to 25% off...

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Giveaway: $250 Gift Certificate from the Silly Wagon

Boy, did you pick a great month to start subscribing to the free, and yet oh so valuable CMP monthly newsletter. (Since, you know, you were totally about to do just that.)  At the end of December, we’re going to draw one new subscriber to win a $250 gift certificate to one of our bestest most favoritest shops, The Silly Wagon. That way the holidays never quite end and you can keep buying chic kids clothes, toys (the safe kinds), gifts, and maybe some baubles for mama all the way into January. Sign up, stat. One person will love...

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More Picks! More Picks!

So how much great stuff is out there for the holidays these days? SO much great stuff. And how much time do you have to spend on the web looking for it? Um, not so much time. Well, beautiful readers, that’s what Cool Mom Picks is for. So through the holidays, we’re going to do our best to start posting three picks on most days, instead of our regular two. See how much we love you? Happy shopping. [photo – and great wrap – courtesy olive...

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