Birthday Present Idea for the Weaner that has EVERYTHING!

Melissa, March 12, 2010

We were at a great birthday party on the weekend!  Lovely family, their kids have everything!  Last year I bought them a frog for their weaner’s second birthday.  Ha ha!  This year I thought a puppy would be a good idea but decided against it considering the frog never did make it to the third birthday party. Here is what I did for the weaner that no one can buy for: Bought the Built Lefty lunch bag from www.babybot.com Filled a pack of Wean Cubes up with candy: Need I say more?  After he opened the present and found the candy inside he decided he was good and didn’t need to open the other 10 presents waiting for him.  He loved it! And yes his mother is still my friend.

Flavor of the Week-Quinny Zapp Stroller

Melissa, March 8, 2010

This one was love at first site for me!  I have a running stroller that is the weaner’s main mode of transportation around our house and outside but when you live in a climate where it snows 11 ½ months out of the year (a bit of exaggeration but right now that is how it feels) you need something smaller for the mall or the airport. The Quinny Zapp is perfect for folding up and throwing in your truck to use at where ever your destination!  It folds up to a nice little 12” X 27” package and is super lite!  It has a great seat for the weaner’s to stay comfy on their stroll through the park.  What really got me was not how great the product actually works (which don’t get me wrong it is superior) it was the color!  They have named the color “Capri” and it is a beautiful kind of tealy color.  I just love it! Anyway, enough about what I love, if you are looking for some stroller love you can purchase these at www.babybot.com

Helpful List of Commercial Baby Food Jars that Do & Do Not Contain BPA in the Lid

Melissa, March 8, 2010

We all know that making our own baby food is the healthiest option there is.  That doesn’t mean that if you are in a bind you can not substitute with a commercial baby food.  Before you do this, check out this survey that was done by Health Canada to determine BPA amounts in the lids of commercially packaged baby food.  They have a table that outlines some popular choices and indicates the BPA levels in them.  Super fantastic! Survey of Bisphenol A in Baby Food Products Prepackaged in Glass Jars with Metal Lids

SEM-The Next BPA?

Melissa, March 6, 2010

We all know that BPA is not the only chemical that we must worry about contaminating our weaner’s foods.  Reports are saying that there are up to 40 chemicals that are leaching into our foods from packaging that may have harmful effects on our health.  Here is an example of just one more.  Semicarbazide aka SEM is yet another cancer causing chemical that can be found sneaking its way into baby food.  Check out this article from BBC to find out more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3194284.stm

Flavor of the Week-Safe Sippy

Melissa, February 22, 2010

This week Safe Sippy is taking center stage! And for all of you who already have one I am sure you know why!  As we read about the plastic water bottles taking over our landfills (and oceansL) and the BPA found in plastics I have to question why there are not more Safe Sippy’s out there! Here is a stainless steel sippy cup designed with our weaners health in mind!  Get more information and find out where to buy on Kid-Basix website: http://www.kid-basix.com/

KISS Your Kids!

Melissa, February 17, 2010

I was doing some research on the benefits of snuggling our weaners when I stumbled across this.  They provide you with a downloadable kit to store your weaners pictures and information so that if you ever need to get their information to the authorities and media you don’t have to waste valuable time searching for recent photos and racking your panicked brain trying to remember little identifiers your weaner has, like a scar above their right eye. I have already downloaded mine and created the files for both my weaners. I have their fingertips on file as well but this system is instantaneous when you would need it the most! My heart breaks for anyone who has ever been in this situation. To read more go to KISS Kids Identification Safety Software!

Flavor of the Week- G Diapers

Melissa, February 15, 2010

G-Diapers- You knew this one was coming didn’t you?  What a great idea.  I am not a laundering mama, therefore the thought of using cloth diapers really scares me!  The G-Diapers take away this fear while still providing me with a better alternative than disposable diapers. These diapers have a disposable liner BUT WAIT! The liner can also be flushed or composted, Hooray!  You can also get cloth liners. I did take these on as well and don’t worry there is nothing to fear here! The outer layer “little G pants” are adorable!  There are tons of cool colors and designs to choose from. I am not a scientist but I can tell you from experience that when my weaner is wearing these she does not get a diaper rash!  When she wore the regular disposable diapers she was very prone to diaper rash.  Hmmmmmmm… Check them out for yourselves at: http://www.gdiapers.com/

Apples, Moses, and Goop

Melissa, February 3, 2010

As I research women’s health I often wonder how many people get lost in the worlds of dieting, cleansing and fad exercise programs.  There is so much out there.  I have always told anyone that was willing to listen that my goals are to eat well and not beat myself up over treats, sleep well when the weaners are not screaming through the night, and exercise regularly.  Plain and simple.  For this reason I share this link http://www.goop.com/newsletter/6/en/. They speak of the simpleness of taking care of ourselves and offer some great tips for everyone!  Sign up for their newsletter while you are there, I promise it is good reading!!

Commercial Baby Food Containers Can Contain BPA too!

Melissa, January 27, 2010

As I read about all the baby products and food items that contain BPA I am just more reassured that making my own baby food is the best way to go! It turns out even the glass commercial baby food jars can contain BPA (normally in the lids). The Globe and Mail article: The Soft Landing Blog

Reducing BPA Exposure: The FDA Finally Concerned | Dr Greene.com

Melissa, January 21, 2010

We know that it is nearly impossible to ensure our weaners are not exposed to any BPA but we can reduce their exposure! Check out Dr. Greene’s article via Reducing BPA Exposure: The FDA Finally Concerned | Dr Greene.com.

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