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B Nature Organic Review

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B Nature is a  100% organic clothing company geared toward babies and toddlers.   This company is looking out for the well-being of  our children in making sure all of their attire is safe, durable, and 100% chemical free. All attire also is sewn under fair labor conditions incorporating living wages, employee housing, meal plans, and health care.

B Nature offers all types of comfortable clothing and accessories, from bodysuits, rompers, gowns and more. They also offer gift sets which would be ideal for baby showers and birthdays.  I am quite fond of the B nature’s Organic Bodysuit w/Skirt and can only imagine how darling my daughter would look in it.

Check at B Nature at: http://store.bnatureorganic.com/

Special code: Use the code C2CJune at check out for 10% off entire order, good through June, 2009.

Thanks to  Chic Execs a company which was created to promote small business campaigns, I’m was able to let you know about this product.

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Otter Blotters AI2 Diaper Review

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I am a Mom whom cloth diapers my baby using All-In-Ones. The current diapers I’ve been using seem to mostly do the job. Although, I’ve had more problems with them than I necessarily would like.  First they leak  not just at night time but during the day, second they sometimes chafe my daughters legs, third my daughter can easily get them off leaving her to run around butt stark naked, and number 4 they take near as forever to dry! Yes they are cute and fashionable but I’m looking for a diaper that can relieve the chaffing, not leak, make it near impossible for my tike to get off, and one that doesn’t take forever to dry…looking cute would just be an added bonus.

I was given the opportunity to review just recently an “All In Two” diaper from the company Otter Blotters. This diaper has exceeded all expectations that I had and because of this I’m a huge fan.

Orgins: (a little history)

Otter Blotter was created and founded by a mom just like you and me! She was fed up with the cloth diapers that were out there that would scratch her daughters belly and thighs.  Her daughter like mine enjoyed being naked too, so a solution was in order. Being a big fan of hook and loop diapers, she got her sewing machine out and got to work. Thus Otter Blotters was created.

My thoughts:

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You can see from the SMILE on my daughter's face that she loves her Otter Blotter AI2 cloth diaper!

Like I mentioned before, Debby sent me a “All In Two” diaper to review.  I can not say enough about this diaper.  These diapers are cute as the come in a variety of different colors and patterns! Minky Fabric was used also in making each diaper feel incredibly soft! I love how this diaper closes! I no longer have a streaker in my household! How it works is that a velcro closure actually stays hidden inside a patent pending lock-it pocket! Once the Velcro tabs are hooked the pocket then closes over the tabs keeping my little one from getting places where she shouldn’t be poking around at or exposing to anyone else. No leaks! The 10 layer soaker pad is awesome! It snaps in and out which makes cleaning and washing so much easier and because it snaps in and out, the cover will last longer…not to mention that the cover can used with fitteds and prefolds instead of the inserts. These diapers are completely economical!

The Pros:
*Patent-pending Lock-it PocketTM ensures a snug hook and loop fit with no tummy or leg chafing and prevents babies from taking off their own diapers
*No exposed hook tape to snag in the wash
*Patent-pending leak-resistant seams mean dry clothes and bedding, even when the diaper is soaked
*Ultrasuede pull tabs are as easy as disposables to fasten leg gussets keep messes in polyurethane laminated (PUL) fabric means messes don’t stick to the diaper
*Lightweight, trim, and comfortable fit
*Soft, beautiful minky “otter fur” that comes in bright colors and prints
*10-layer soaker pad with 4 layers microfiber terry, 2 layers birdseye cotton and 2 layers of ZorbTM in wet zone, backed with Killington flannel and lined with soft, no-pill, stay-dry microfleece or silky, non-synthetic bamboo velour
*Unique pad design promotes thorough cleaning and fast drying
*All-in-One (sewn-in pad) or All-in-Two (snap-in pad) design–so no folding, stuffing or removing inserts

Check it out!

To learn more about Otter Blotters , visit  http://www.otterblotters.com/

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Ringley Natural Teething Toy Review

100_8382leftAs a mommy, I’m always on the look out for products that are all natural and made without harmful chemicals and dyes. I found a new one wanted to shed some light on it.

So, have you heard about the RiNGLEY? It’s  natural organic teething toy that combines untreated Canadian Maple and 100% organic cotton terrycloth.

There are two different types, the straight, which is the one I was sent and the knotted which has 2 large knots in the cloth.  The difference between the two is really personal preference.  I would keep in mind also that younger babies may have trouble fitting the two large knots into their mouth from the two choices.

I was graciously  given one to review for my 11 month old daughter.  Currently, my daughter has three teeth coming in. Yes, it’s been a bit of nightmare with her putting everything in her mouth. I’m going to admit that the TV remote looked more appealing to her than the Ringley at first. I had an idea and dampened the Ringley. I put it in the freezer for  a few hours,  and then the TV remote was a thing of the past. Take note that I typically freeze damp wash cloths for her to chew on to relieve the pain associated with teething. Eventually she would figure out how to rip strings out of them and tear the cloths up but with the Ringley, I’ve not had that happen.

I really have enjoyed reviewing this product and will be recommending it to everyone I know!

To learn more about this organic and natural toy for babies to chew and teethe on, go to http://www.ringleynaturalteethingtoys.com/

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Faith, Hope & Lullabies

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Faith, Hope & Lullabies
by the Lullaby Ensemble

Old classics and new favorites Faith, Hope & Lullabies and Faith, Hope & Lullabies: Songs of Worship are cd’s that were created to help calm our sweet babies. Includes lullabye renditions of “Baby Baby,” “His Eyes,” “Cry Out to Jesus,” and others. I quite enjoyed listening to the tracks on their site and am encouraged to buy this a gift for parents new and old alike.

You can listen to a few of the tracks below!

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Neutrogena® Pure & Free™ Baby Sunblock SPF 60+

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As a member of  BzzAgent, I was invited to review Neutrogena® Pure & Free™ Baby Sunblock SPF 60+. The timing I received this opportunity was truly impeccable as here in Oregon, the rainy season  just ended!

My bzz kit included:

  • 1 full size Neutrogena® Pure & Free™ Baby Sunblock SPF 60+ Lotion
  • 1 sample Neutrogena® Pure & Free™ Baby Sunblock SPF 60+ Lotion
  • Several sunblock coupons to pass along to my family and friends
  • Bzz Guide on all the information about this sunscreen

A day at the park in full on sun was in order to properly test this product out. Before heading out, I applied an even coating of this lotion to every exposed area of skin on my eleven month old daughter.  I found to my liking that this lotion went on very easily!  It wasn’t overly thick and spread on very nicely. No oily or greasy residue was left compared to other sunscreen lotions I’ve used in the past.

This works wonderfully as my daughter was in and out of full sun for around 3-4 hours and there was not one sign of burning on her incredibly soft and sensitive baby skin. I actually learned that a baby’s skin is 10 times more sensitive to the environment around them. So as a mom I want make sure I’m protecting my daughter in any way that I can.

After trying the 3 oz sunscreen lotion, I’m quite eager to try the .47 0z stick form, which I hear is great to apply to faces and ears. I have an infant and  know how much a challenge putting anything on or wiping things off can be! This is also the perfect size to just throw in my purse or smaller sized diaper bag because I never know when I just might need it!

Some other great facts about this product is that:

* Contains zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, naturally sourced sunscreen ingredients
* Provides broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection
* Hypoallergenic
* Fragrance free
* PABA free
* Waterproof and sweatproof

The Scoop

“As a pediatric dermatologist I educate my patients that sun damage can occur at any age and babies may be even more susceptible to sun damage. That’s why I recommend a variety of sunprotective measures: clothing and hats, shade seeking, awareness of the peak times of the day that cause sun damage, as well proper application of a physical sunblock, such as Neutrogena® Pure & Free™ Baby.”
Dr. Lawrence F. Eichenfield Professor of Pediatrics and Dermatology, University of California, San Diego

Where do I find it?

While you’ll sometimes find it in the baby care section, check the sunscreen aisle first. I can personally get it $9.99- 11.99 at my local target store.

Overall Results:

I’m at ease knowing there’s a sunblock protector from a company I know and trust.

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