Picky Eater Blues Possible Solution

Melissa, July 26, 2010

I have had so many people ask me about picky eaters!!  Toddlers tend to hit this stage and the time length of the fussy stage normally depends on how we handle it. I had an incredibly picky eater and here is how I handled it.  Every Sunday night we sit down and plan our weekly menu. We vote on our favorites and I only let them pick the same meal once a month.  We check off all the food groups and I get the groceries.  Every night we unite in the kitchen to tackle the task of making supper.  Even the one year old weaner is involved.  She stands on a chair and licks all the spoons that we give her 🙂 There are still the occasional nights when the weaners don’t like what was cooked up.  I have at least 3 left over meals stored in the freezer and they can pick something from there.  But really, sometimes they just aren’t hungry!! I have also stumbled into Today I Ate a Rainbow’s advice on picky eating lately that I think is much more valuable than this post:) Good luck, hope I helped get your kids to eat.  I know I didn’t help the madness in your kitchen at supper time!

Feelin’ the Love!!

Melissa, July 13, 2010

Wow! As we get started and enter the market I am so astounded by the love and support we have received! This post places us beside some of the most fabulous green baby gifts on the market.  Check it out here: http://shopbabybot.blogspot.com/2010/07/green-gift-guide.html Thanks so much Babybot! You guys rock!

Flavor of the Week-Chapter One Organics Rompers

Melissa, July 13, 2010

Chapter One Organics ‘Groovy’ Rompers are, well…GROOVY! This is one of those products that has to be seen and felt in person!  If you are not looking for a  really ‘groovy’ design they also offer some mellow, ‘earthluxe’ designs.  These fabulous rompers (and baby clothes) are made with 100% organic cotton, low impact dyes and are made in the U.S with fair labour and wages.  They utilize a local program that trains women with significant barriers. I got my romper at www.babybot.com! They are on sale now if you are in the market!! Have a product that you think would be a great Flavor of the Week, contact me, melissa@weangreen.com!

Recipe of the Week-Broccoli Bites (10+ Months)

Melissa, July 12, 2010

Broccoli Bites 2 cups broccoli florets 1 cup bread crumbs (see recipe) 1 cup grated cheddar cheese 4 egg yolks Pinch of basil Pinch of oregano 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Add enough water to just barely touch the bottom of the basket. 3. Place florets in your steamer basket and cover. 4. Steam for about 3-5 minutes until your florets are very soft. 5. Lightly cover baking sheet with olive oil. 6. Combine cooked broccoli, bread crumbs, cheese, egg yolks, basil and oregano stirring well. 7. Drop by teaspoons full onto baking sheet 8. Bake for 10 and flip over. Bake an additional 10 minutes. 9. Dice into small pieces. 10. Scoop into Wean Cubes. Remember to check the temperature before serving. Store the leftovers in the fridge for 3 days or the freezer for 3 months. Yields approximately: 2 ½ dozen bites

Recipe of the Week-Pumpkin & Carrot Orange Mush (6+ Months)

Melissa, July 6, 2010

1 pumpkin 10 carrots 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees farenheit. 2. Cut the pumpkin lengthwise. Scoop out all the seeds and guts. 3. Cut off the ends of the carrots and cut them in half. 4. Put the pumpkin in your baking pan so that the skin is facing up. Add the carrots and 1/4 cup water. 5. Bake for 45 minutes. 6. Scoop out the pumpkin from the skin. 7. Puree pumpkin and carrots together in a food processor or blender adding breast milk or water as needed. Pour into Wean Cubes. Remember to check the temperature before serving. Store the leftovers in the fridge for 3 days or the freezer for 6 months.

Flavor of the Week- LifeFactory Glass Beverage Bottle

Melissa, July 6, 2010

Just when you thought it couldn’t get better! No more plastic water bottles for the parents, Hooray!!  Plastic beverage bottles can now be totally eliminated from my home!  I have heard many people say that these are too heavy to take anywhere but I just think of it as a little added workout weight.  People are willing to buy those shoes that shape your bum so really, why not buy the water bottle that adds muscle tone?  I had mine for a great hike on father’s day and didn’t notice the extra pound at all (maybe due to my super mama powers, not sure).  I don’t often rave about big people products but this one deserved the recognition.  My favorite thing about it? Ummm…THE GLASS!  Great job on another fantastic product LifeFactory, can’t wait to see what comes next! Have a product that you think would be a great Flavor of the Week, contact me, melissa@weangreen.com!

STORK Organic Baby Boutique Delivers Wean Cubes!

Melissa, July 4, 2010

I am so happy to announce that STORK Organic Baby Boutique will soon be delivering Wean Cubes to New Hampshire and friends! We are so proud to team up with a company that “has been selected by the editors of New Hampshire Magazine as “Best of NH 2010” for Natural Baby Supplies”. Check out their website to see pictures of this award winning family run business or even better stop in the store and say hi! If you are interested in joining Wean Green’s infamous list of retailers please contact us for more information!

All Green Things Now Includes Wean Cubes!

Melissa, July 3, 2010

This store is really ALL GREEN THINGS! They have everything green from bamboo compost pails to stainless steel drinking straws! I am always on the lookout for products to green my home, business and family. All Green Things is a one stop shop for all of this!  I am so proud to have Wean Cubes moving to their shelves! I normally don’t comment on websites or store designs because I have fashion blinders but I do have to say that when I hit a website with an intro I almost always skip it until I saw the intro for All Green Things! It is such a fantastic intro! I actually watched it a couple of times:)  So cool…Check out their intro and site and send them over a great big Wean Green welcome!! If you are interested in joining Wean Green’s infamous list of retailers please contact us for more information!

Wean Cubes go to Hollywood!

Melissa, July 1, 2010

Yep, you heard right! The Red Carpet is going GREEN! We are thrilled to have been invited to attend the pre-Golden Globes Boom Boom Room in January 2011!  Check out the press release: WEAN CUBES GO TO HOLLYWOOD WEAN GREEN TAKES CENTER STAGE AS HOLLYWOOD’S BEST AND BRIGHTEST GATHER AT THE 2011 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS. Calgary (June 2010) – Tinseltown’s smallest “weaners” will soon get up close and personal with Wean Green’s must-have baby food storage product, the Wean Cube . Wean Green Inc. has been invited to participate in the exclusive Baby and Big Kids Boom Boom Room in January 2011. This annual pre-Golden Globe Awards gifting suite is a gathering place for Hollywood A-listers and their offspring, as well as top editors, stylists, and boutique owners, all eager to discover the hottest childrens’ products available on the market. Celebrity parents who have dropped by The Boom Boom Room in the past include Tori Spelling, Anne Heche, Tim Allen, former Access Hollywood host Nancy O’Dell and Sex and the City’s “Mr. Big” Chris Noth. The Boom Boom Room has been featured in such magazines as People, Us Weekly, Parents, Fit Pregnancy, Pregnancy, OK Mag, and has been featured on shows including Entertainment Tonight, Extra, and CNN. Wean Green’s glass baby food containers are designed to store, freeze, re-heat and serve homemade baby food. A BPA-free, eco-friendly alternative to other food storage containers, the cubes are made from 100% recyclable tempered glass and feature measuring lines on the side so parents can easily monitor how much food their little one is taking in. Wean Cubes will make their international debut at the ABC Kid’s Expo in October 2010. A package of 4 Wean Cubes retails for $28 CDN and is available at a growing number of retailers in North America and online at www.weangreen.com MEDIA CONTACT: Kathryn Bechthold                                                                                                                                                                                                            kathryn@alchemycommunications.ca Alchemy Communications Inc. 403-819-2547 www.weangreen.com

Serenity Birth Studio Welcomes Wean Cubes!

Melissa, June 30, 2010

Serenity Birth Studio offers a variety of classes to help expecting moms and new moms find serenity throughout the pregnancy and new mom stages! They even have a class on HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN BABYFOOD! Really could they be a better match for Wean Green?  I am sooo super thrilled to begin working with Serenity Birth Studio and helping all those mama’s that are in the kitchen making their baby’s food! I have to admit that I have never seen such a large collection of products to ease the pain of a new mama’s breasts! Check out their babyshop for a great variety of creative and useful products for pregnant mamas, post natal mamas and babies. If you ever find yourself in the store or on their website make sure you send them a hello from all of us at Wean Green! If you are interested in joining Wean Green’s infamous list of retailers please contact us for more information!

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