Sunday, January 27, 2008

Under the Nile

Under the category of Companies We Love is Under the Nile.

All products are made from 100% organic cotton, without the use of pesticides or chemicals. Their dyeing process uses metal-free or vegetable dyes. Accessories such as buttons and zippers are made from organically friendly elements such as wood, shell or nickel-free metals.

My local Whole Foods carries their products which means I don’t have to make a special trip to pick up their super sweet offerings. But you can also order online. They are also more reasonably priced than most organic baby apparel and toys: $13 for a babybody, $6 for a teething veggie.

Here are some of our favorites for baby:

Stripy Babybody

Cute as can be Teething Veggies

Play Mat

Thursday, January 24, 2008

"A Simple, Un-padded Tube-Style Sling"

Both my girls spent a lot of time in the now ubiquitous New Native Baby Carrier. They both seemed to find comfort in its snuggness, and it didn't give me the mastitis side-effect that I suffered when wearing a front carrier.

I noticed lately quite a few slings being made by crafty moms, and was led to this pattern on the web by Fanja's beautiful interpretation.


You can check out Fanja's other creations, and find a link to purchasing her work by visting her blog Le Train Fantome.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Bottled Up

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With all the concern over plastics I love the idea of a return to glass baby bottles. Melissa over at all buttoned up had these ready for her little one's arrival. So good! {Would be a great shower gift too...}

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Green Baby Goes Mainstream

Hello neglected blog and readers. The second half of December flew by in a chaotic and merry blur, as I'm sure it did for all of you. As for January, there were lots of birthdays to celebrate in our family, 4 in all, and for me - another birth day to prepare for - a girl due mid February.

Everyone tells me you never prepare as much for the second one and that's certainly true for us. We saved a lot of the gear from the last one and it's satisfying to think we can reuse it. But last time, five years ago, I wasn't as aware as I am now of some of the green issues around babies and kids and the products certainly weren't available. As I shop online this time, I'm amazed at how many of the larger chains have organic products for baby.

Here are some of the bigger stores I came across with green sections for the new people in your life:

Babies "R" Us


Pottery Barn Kids


So for the next few weeks, Tracy and I will be blogging all things green baby. I hope you will be able to stop by and even share some of your resources too.