It’s here: The Etsy Giveaway!

Win all of this homemade baby gear from talented crafters!

We’re no strangers to the homemade delights for sale at Etsy. Back in 2008 we highlighted several Etsy shops specializing in eco-friendly baby goods. In The Eco-nomical Baby Guide, we point out that supporting crafters on Etsy is eco-friendlier than buying factory-made junk that’s logged miles all over the world. We love the Etsy vendors who are offering all these products that one lucky winner will win this week:

1 copy of our book, The Eco-nomical Baby Guide. Not only do you get some wonderful handcrafted gifts from Etsy, you get our book! What a deal!
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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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Another Great Green Giveaway–Enter to Win All This Eco-Baby Gear!

In celebration of our newly-published book, we’re showering one lucky reader with all the wonderful, eco-friendly baby gear below! Here’s what you could win this week:

  • 1 organic cotton romper from hessnatur. This company makes adorable organic garments for baby (and adults!) that are just as fashionable as they are functional. The romper has a gnome applique on the front.
    organic terrycloth romper from hessnatur
  • 1 Fuzzibunz one-size diaper. Fuzzibunz makes the popular pocket diapers with snap closures. You could win their one-size diaper, which adjusts to fit babies from 7 to 35 pounds. They’re sturdily made to withstand 3+ years of use. (Color may vary.)
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The Eco-nomical Baby Guide’s Upcoming Giveaways and Events!

eco-nomical-baby-guide-cover-293x300Today is the day. For three years, hundreds of days and thousands of hours, Rebecca and I have written, rewritten, and polished our manuscript for The Eco-nomical Baby Guide: Down to Earth for Parents to Save Money and the Planet. Today is its official birthday because it is now on bookstore shelves!

We packed our book full of earth-friendly, budget-friendly tips learned from our time in the trenches as new moms. It’s the perfect stand-alone guide to cloth diapering, buying green for baby, and enjoying baby’s arrival without extra economic stress.

In honor of its birth, we’re going to be giving away HUNDREDS of dollars of green baby gear in our weekly gift baskets this month. Please email friends and family, post on your Facebook page, and inform fellow bloggers that your readers won’t want to miss this month’s giveaway extravaganza.
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Zwaggle, Freecycle, and Freepeats: Finding Freebies by Recycling Online

Often when I’m headed off to buy a whatzit, it strikes me that someone nearby is probably dying to get rid of the exact thing I want.  And when I drop off a sack full of goodies at a thrift store, I wonder if they’ll make it past the cluttered shelves and into the hands of someone who needs them.

That’s where  the Internet comes in.   For the first time in human history it’s incredibly easy to unload unwanted stuff or search for a used item—all for free! 

Zwaggle is an online resource for parents who are looking to give and get items for their children.  People receive Zwaggle points called “zoints” for giving gently used items to others and then can use then to “purchase” things for their family.  Since it all happens online, you can get things from across the nation so it’s a bit like Ebay without the expense. 

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