Tag: organic

Endorsed by Little Rabbit Foo Foo

Not every kid needs a fancy Easter outfit. In fact, those scary pint-size bow ties and the dresses with frills upon frills upon crinolines might just make too much of a statement for some little bunnies. If you’re of the less is more camp, you will adore this Organic Bunny Jumper found at Organic Style. The cotton is totally organic (as you might have guessed), and the hand embroidery details a sweet little rabbit in a garden, perfect for little Easter dudes or dudettes through 18 months. Order now and make sure you score one before Sunday. Although the...

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Sleep Well, Baby. Very Very Verrrrry Well.

So what good is it feeding our babies organic milk out of BPA-free bottles, dressing them in organic onesies and letting them gnaw on non-toxic crayons if we’re going to let them spend 14 hours a day sleeping on a big pile of chemicals? Thus, the appeal of organic mattresses. You know how when you open up the crib mattress it smells like a science lab? Well when we opened our Natural Mat crib mattress last week, my toddler said, “Mommy it smells like lemons!” Which blew me away because sure enough, the lambswool inside our Coco Mat organic...

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One Sling Fits All

With all the love that I have professed for the pouch sling, it definitely has one downside: It’s made to fit you and only you, which isn’t so great when it’s your spouse’s turn to take the sleepy baby off your hands. So I was definitely intrigued by the Baby Bee sling from Honeywear which is truly one size fits all. Made locally from sustainable materials and an organic cotton lining, the Baby Bee actually grows with your baby. A simple pull of the adjustable shoulder strap and you can raise or lower it in a snap, and sling newbies with baby...

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Hungarian Beauty: Beyond Zsa Zsa

As moms, we all know that personal hygiene isn’t what it used to be in our pre-baby days. Needless to say, regular pedicures and bi-monthly facials are a thing of the past for me. But hey, a mama needs her pampering. Darn it. And I’ve been taking matters into my own hands with Eminence Organics. Introduced to me by aestetician to the stars, Claudia Colombo of Fabula (okay, so I admit getting a little thrill that the hands that have touched Julia Roberts and Jennifer Aniston and Ashley Judd’s skin have also touched mine), this stuff is just awesome....

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Mom-Approved Mistletoe

I’m all for celebrating the holidays with a bit of seasonal wear, but I haven’t quite figured out why, in order for something to be considered festive, it has to be drenched in snowmen and candy canes. Baby Legs’ stylish new seasonal collection is calling to me. Any pair will be perfect for my daughter (although I’m particularly digging Mistletoe) who insists on wearing dresses no matter how cold it is. And even my crawling son relies on them to protect his hardworking knees. Plus you can’t beat that their entire new line is organic. That’s something you’ll never ever be able...

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Baby’s First Way Cool Christmas Clothes

I have never understood what people need with a "Baby’s First Christmas" onesie spelled out in red and green bling anyway. Do you think that without it, the parents will look back at photos of their five month old surrounded by gift wrap and say, "Hm, I wonder whether that was his first Christmas or not…" A delightful alternative (if I do say so myself) is the soft organic Harvest Moon Onesie from CMP fave, Chocolate Cake Club. The hand appliquéd, textured pine tree against the backdrop of a big red moon is so subtle you can get use...

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Better Living Through No Chemicals

After my daughter’s first bath irritated her skin from head to toe, I have been on the lookout for great baby bath products that are made from ingredients I feel I can trust. And pronounce. You know, more honey and oatmeal, less DMDM Hydantoin. Am I glad to have found the line of baby care products from Earthwise Beauty. Not only are these products are all natural, biodegradable, and organic, they are also lovingly produced, artfully crafted and beautifully packaged using earth-friendly, recyclable materials. After trying the talc-free, Very Special Baby Powder I can tell you that it fully...

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The Chosen People

This month is National Adoption Month and we’ve been keeping our eyes out for cool things to honor the little people who had to make two tough journeys early in life – the one through the birth canal, and then the one to their meant-to-be-parents. We absolutely love the beautifully illustrated Chosen tee from our favorite source for progressive kids clothes, Tiny Revolutionary. The wonderful message is brought to life with an assortment of multicolored babies–even blue. Making it suitable for every kind of chosen baby. Smurfs too. Sizes 3 months to 4T.-Liz CMP readers: Use code CHOSEN for...

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Spreading Joy

We’re among friends, mamas. Let’s admit that while we’re always touched by the thoughtfulness of friends and family towards our babies, there’s an entire category of  ohmygod you shouldn’t have but SO glad you did gifts. Among them,  the brand new line of baby wear, Joy Child, from one of CMP’s favorite designers, Mel Lim. She’s gone from stationery to nursery art, and now, logically, to a stunning line of totally organic baby basics featuring Asian-inspired motifs like koi fish, dragonflies, plus perennial faves, geese and giraffes. There are five different items in the line, but you’re not greedy....

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Picky Eaters? It’s Natural.

That stage between baby food and fully independent dining (you know, with utensils and napkins and food that’s actually ingested) can be pretty awkward as I’ve now learned twice. Not only are toddlers not yet adept at transporting the food from plate to mouth, they tend to be annoyingly picky. With the toughest mini critics in mind, mom Jill Litwin created a company named, cleverly, Peas of Mind featuring a prepared food called Puffets – microwaveable little single-serve casseroles made with organic, kid-friendly ingredients like carrot risotto and black bean polenta. Whether kids use their fingers or practice with...

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Saving The Earth One Empire-Wasted Toddler Dress At A Time

This cozy lounge dress is simply adorable and stylish, no doubt about it. So would you be surprised if I told you that the vivid blue you see is 100% organic cotton from genius kids label Kate Quinn Organics? The puffed sleeves, asymmetrical neck and empire waist makes it look like one of the many fantastic Fall kids dresses out there — except, you know — without the chemicals. Who would have thought the cuteness actually helps make for a kinder and greener planet. Available for wee babes up through size 8, I love it with karate pants, over...

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Organic? Yes Way.

While I want to reduce the number of chemicals in and around my kids these days, I still want to get them dressed in the morning and think "Cute!" before I think "Organic!" Which is why Scout is a label worth knowing about. Mom Mimi Leinbach’s vibrant baby tees, bodysuits and pants feature unique appliqués and hand embroidery from Peruvian artisans, with her designs inspired by images like Tibetan clouds or the origami peace crane. Okay, so the concepts might be a bit esoteric for all but fans of Whale Rider, but the results are not – well-styled kids...

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Baby Food That’s Yummy Enough for Mummy Too

Now that my son is a full-fledged food eater, I’m on the prowl for something other than that jarred food that I swear all tastes exactly the same — gross. And while I know many savvy mamas out there choose to whip up their own meals, that’s not one of my skills. So I’m relying on my new favorite find Yummy Spoonfuls, an Atlanta based mom-owned business. They create 100% organic baby food that’s free of everything bad and full of everything good, including taste. They offer three texture levels — creamy, mushy, and chunky — all of which...

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Calling All Earth Lovers

While we like to promote eco-conscious clothes and gear whenever we can, it’s tough finding green-wear that’s up to our standards. There’s something about a "My parents recycle" toddler tee that just rubs me the wrong way. Or maybe it’s the idea of a sanctimonious 2 year-old? But this Save Some for Me tee from Circles and Squares? Love it. It feels sweet and earnest, like the best kind of public service ads on TV–you know, the ones that totally guilt you into doing something good without you ever realizing it’s guilt you’re feeling. It was created the mom...

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Looking Smart

I admit to being a bit skeptical when it comes to all these baby products that promote early learning. Is it really necessary to label a baby spoon and bowl with words and pictures?

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