Wednesday, December 8, 2010
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Monday, December 6, 2010
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Saturday, April 24, 2010
About Organically Grown:
Driven by our positive spirit, and heartfelt commitment to a healthy planet, we founded the Organically Grown Group. We were raised to believe that we could make a difference, and affect real change in the world. As a young and innovative company, we believe in your right to affordable, safe, stylish, high-quality organic products from apparel and home décor, to personal care items. Organically Grown has begun to play an active role in the organic revolution. Our apparel is made from organic cotton, which is grown by safe, pesticide-free methods from plants that are not genetically modified. We support the organic farming community and organizations worldwide that are committed to a green, sustainable environment.
As the awareness of the effect that pesticides and toxins have on the environment and individual health grows, more and more families are realizing the importance of choosing organic products. Making this choice is not only good for our earth; it is good for all of us. With your help, organic textile production will increase, becoming more of a standard in the clothing industry.
If you haven’t already, now is the time to choose organic fabrics for you and your family. Organic cotton has all the high quality, soft and cuddly texture with none of the harsh chemicals to irritate your child’s delicate skin. Our products are not only breathable and cuddly; they are also recyclable, renewable, and biodegradable. With products by Organically Grown, there is no need to compromise between your budget and your conscience.
Why Organic Cotton?
There is a direct connection between what we wear and the effect it has on the earth. According to the Organic Exchange, an estimated 170 million pounds of pesticides, and 25% of the world's insecticides are used in the production of conventional, non-organic cotton. 7 out of 10 of these pesticides are on the EPA's "known" list of "likely" or "probable" carcinogens. These chemicals result in work-force illnesses, water contamination, and the devastation of farmland. All of the problems are eliminated though organic farming practices. Organically Grown is proud to be a part of the solution.
Organically Grown's Collection:
Organically Grown carries a wide variety of adorable clothing for infants, and now includes a brand new toddler line. The collection is comprised of adorable two-piece outfits for boys and girls in sizes 12-24 months, and 2T-4T.
The infant collection contains some of the company's best sellers including three-piece sets with baby gowns, body suits, jackets, pants, blankets and hats, all on padded hangers and priced between $12-38.
Organically Grown also carries a variety of mens' and women's shirts, as well as home decor pieces. They truly have something for everyone. And the prices are very reasonable.
Organically Grown is giving one Family of the Cloth reader a chance to win something from their new spring collection. To enter, simply leave a comment telling me "Why is organic important to you?"
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Thursday, April 8, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
24 Unbleached Indian Prefolds - Infant
12 Unbleached Indian Prefolds - Toddler (we're moving up in size.)
2 Bummis Covers
3 Imse Vimse Covers
1 GAD Cover
1 Kissaluvs Cover
4 Mommy's Touch AIO
1 WAHM Pocket Diaper
1 Kissaluvs Pocket Diaper
1 WAHM Swim Diaper
We wash our diapers every other day. Before bed my husband runs a cold water rinse/soak cycle with an oxy cleaner. In the morning I run a hot water regular wash cycle with Charlie's Soap. Then dryer to fluff and finish on the drying rack.
Very supportive. Many of my friends have started using cloth and often ask me about diapering options or tips. My husband is very supportive and a great diaper changer. Our families have learned our system too.
There are a lot of options. Try a few things before you buy a lot. Don't be freaked out about buying used. Borrow diapers from friends if possible. (if only to find you system)
My favorite scripture is: Proverbs 3:3-4
3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Date: Earth Day – Thursday, April 22nd, 2010
Time: 9:00-10:00 pm EST
Hosted by: The Real Diaper Association, Bamboo Bums Diapers, Diaper Daisy Modern Cloth Diapers, and The Eco Chic
Follow our hosts on Twitter: @RealDiapers@RDAHeatherMc @BambooBums @DiaperDaisy @TheEcoChic@EcoMomMedia
Sponsors: Diaper Shops, Snooty Booty Diapers, Sugar Dipes, Rockin’ Green Soap, Cutey Baby, SoftBums Diapers, Sweet Camo Babytique, Diaper Lab, Eden’s Baby, Goo Goo Gaia, Global Enfant, and many more to be announced.
Follow our sponsors on Twitter: @DiaperShops, @SnootybDiapers, @SugarDipes, @RockinGreenSoap,@CuteyBaby, @SoftBumsMama, @SweetCamoBaby, and more to be announced.
Event Topic: You are invited to attend a special Twitter Party all about diapers. In honor of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day the Real Diaper Association, Bamboo Bums Diapers, Diaper Daisy Modern Cloth Diapers and The Eco Chic would like to explain how cloth diapers are making a comeback.
Actually cloth diapers have been used since the beginning of time and are still very popular. Today’s cloth diapers can be as simple as the pre-fold diapers your grandmother used or modern with Velcro closures and stylish patterns. Cloth diapers can fit any budget from frugal to the extreme; all of which can save you thousands of dollars throughout your child’s diapering years. Cloth diapers are healthieron your baby and do not contain toxins like disposable diapers. Cloth diapers are reusable and the perfect commitment for parents who wish to reduce their child’s environmental butt-print.
Registration: We are so excited to be able to open registration EARLY! Go enter by filling out our Survey Monkey form. Click here to take register.
I recently decided, however, that I needed to clean some of my son's toys. He puts everything into his mouth, and toys get dirty after a while. I gathered up everything I wanted to clean (all of the little stuff), and headed to the kitchen. I rinsed everything off, dunked them in soapy water, and rinsed. Surely that is effective, but I wanted to disinfect everything. I hit the internet looking for a "green" solution, and almost all the results I found said to dunk the toys in a solution of water and bleach. As I mentioned above, I don't do bleach, and especially not when my son is going to put it into his mouth. I eventually did find a "recipe" for disinfecting toys with vinegar and water. So here's what I did:
Friday, March 19, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Rockin’ Green is:
- Dye free
- Comes in several yummy scents (& an unscented version for sensitive skin)
- No fillers
- No enzymes or optical brighteners
- 100% Phosphate free
- Great for sensitive skin
- Easy rinsing formula
- Approved for military use
- Works wonders on microfiber stink!
- Perfect for cloth diapers
- HE compatible
- Reusable packaging
- Great for all water types
- Economical at .13 cents a load!
- Fresh Linen- Blend of Lily and Jasmine. Comparable to Bath & Body Works Fresh Linen.
- Baby Powder- smells like freshly powdered baby.
- Cherry Almond- yummy cherries mixed with almonds. (Best Seller!)
- Vanilla Lavender- a soft fragrance of yummy vanilla and lavender.
- Monkey Snacks- A tropical blend of Banana, Coconut, Lime, Orange, Grapefruit, Bergamot, and Clove. Smells like Banana Laffy Taffy! (Best Seller!)
- Cherry Lemonade- Blend of Cherry, Lemon, and Berry. Reminds me of a Cherry Limeade from Sonic!
- Vanilla Buttercream- it’s like a cupcake without the calorie guilt! (Best Seller!)
- Mango Sorbet
- Grape Soda- reminds me of summers as a kid
- Peppermint cocoa – it’s a peppermint hot chocolate on a cold winter day