The Great Green Baby Giveaway

To happily welcome our newly published book and reward those of you who are in the trenches of green parenting, we have yet another green giveaway this week.  One reader will win ALL of the quality eco-friendly baby gear listed below! Here’s what you could win this week:

  • An Eco Cradle from Green Lullaby.  A $69 value! This ingenious product can be assembled in minutes without tools, is completely fire retardant while remaining non-toxic, and is designed for a real human baby!
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Natural Wool Changing Pads and Baby Clothing from the Cozy Bunny (+ Giveaway!)

Ali Palmeri began making wool clothes and changing pads for her son when he was a little baby. “I’ve been opposed to having plastic be a regular part of his life, both for his own health and the health of the planet,” she says. Now she has her own company, the Cozy Bunny, offering handmade woolen changing pads, mattress protectors, and wool-cashmere baby pants and overalls made from recycled sweaters.

Palmeri loves the way wool keeps her baby warm, especially during the cold winter months ahead. “Another great aspect of wool is that is soaks up diaper accidents and is great for elimination communication,” she says. “Wool is absorbent and antimicrobial, so items only need to be laundered about once a month; otherwise, I just let them air dry.” She recommends washing her products on the gentle cycle and laying them flat to air dry.
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Comment to Win a Natural Pod Organic Onesie or Shirt of Your Choice!

Our last Natural Pod giveaway was so successful that we’re doing another one!  Last time we oohed and awed over the wooden play kitchen, gnome family kit, and wooden cups and plates–and our lucky reader won the natural stacking rings.

Natural Pod also sells organic clothing.  Here’s what they have to say about it:

Natural Pod has a great range of unique organic clothing for babies, toddlers and children up to 8 years. We have worked hard to find pieces that are comfortable, soft and hand-made. Our current selection includes pieces that have been plant-dyed, just using items from the garden.

Roscoe is now the proud owner of this yellow crew neck shirt, and Audrey has the orange kimono.  Neither Joy nor I have had much experience with new, organic clothing.  We even wrote a post in which we wondered if used clothing was “greener” than organic duds.  I always thought something like an organic onesie or baby shirt would cost an exorbitant amount, but all of Natural Pod’s clothes are just around $20.00–that’s just a few dollars more than new, conventional baby garments. 
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My Little Pakora Giveaway–Win an Organic Onesie and Hat!

We’re always on the hunt for green companies providing quality baby products—and were excited to stumble on My Little Pakora.  The company’s eco-friendly values and South Asian roots were especially appealing to us.  Read our interview with the company’s founder, Sonia Gupta, to find out more!

GBG: What inspired you to start Little Pakora and what is your company’s mission?

Sonia: My daughter inspired me..after her birth in 2006 I realized that there was not a good forum for clothing inspired by South Asian culture. Also, I wanted a place where I could gain knowledge on how to integrate South Asian culture with Organic living which is the concept behind My Little Pakora. Our mission is to educate parents and create a fun clothing line that parents and kids alike will adore.

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