Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Super Weekly Eco-Giveaway: gDiapers and gWipes!

We are so excited to introduce our Super Weekly gDiapers-gWipes Eco-Giveaway! It is our big thank you for being environmentally conscious.

Check out the Prizes:
- 12 weekly new gWipes kits.
- A monthly Big Prize*: gDiapers Sweet Bundle, a $99 kit that includes everyday g's 6-pack of little gPants PLUS your choice of a case of gRefills or 2 packs of gCloth inserts PLUS gWipes, for one lucky winner at the end of July! 

How to Participate (so easy!): 
Become fan (a.k.a. "Like") of EcoLogical Mom and gDiapers on Facebook starting July 1 through 31, 2010:
- Three (3) weekly winners of gWipes kits will be announced on July 10, 17, 24 and 31. A total of 12 winners!  Each kit includes 2 packages of 70ct gWipes.
- Invite 5 additional friends to become fans (a.k.a."Like") of both Facebook pages and be entered to win not only the weekly gWipes kits, but also the Big gDiapers-gWipes Prize*. You will be entered after e-mailing the names of your 5 friends to, and they become fans of both Facebook pages. The winner will be announced on August 4, 2010.

All participants and friends must be fans (a.k.a. "Like") of both Facebook pages until the end of the Eco-Giveaway.

Click here to become fan of Eco.Logical.Mom
Click here to become fan of gDiapers

gDiapers are breathable and combine the best features of cloth and disposable diapers. Plastic-free biodegradable gRefills keep babies dry and happy. And the new gWipes are hypo-allergenic and biodegradable: perfect for babies and Mother-Earth!  They are fragrance and alcohol-free, with a touch of aloe vera and vitamin E.  Ideal for messy mouths, sticky fingers and wet bottom!

Good luck!

Winners will be chosen at random.
 "Sweet Bundle and gWipes" are provided by gDiapers.

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Heat Stroke: Symptoms and How to Avoid it

Heat stroke can be fatal for both adults and children. We've found some good information from Dr. Greene on symptoms, and how to avoid it. It is important to recognize and treat heat exhaustion immediately.

Heat stroke is very serious. A person's temperature rises over 104 degrees and he or she has an altered mental status. 50 percent of those with heat stroke die from it. There are two types of heat stroke: exertional, with profuse sweating; and classic, in which the skin is hot and dry. Classic heat stroke builds up over days and is most common in infants and in the elderly. It is a true emergency.

The smaller the child, the less likely he is to be able to tolerate heat, especially if he is already a bit dehydrated or has a fever, and if there is poor air circulation.

Heat injuries can occur at any age. Sports and physical activity are generally beneficial and healthy for adolescents; nevertheless, heat injuries are among the leading causes of sports deaths.

Dr. Greene also points out that these populations are at a higher risk:
  • Small children and babies;
  • People who have a prior history of heat injury;
  • People who are taking medicines or drugs (including antihistamines, Ritalin, thyroid hormone, some colic medicines, bed-wetting medicines, diuretics, or laxatives);
  • Or people who have underlying illnesses (such as diabetes, cystic fibrosis, vomiting, diarrhea, bronchiolitis, or a variety of skin disorders)
How Can You Prevent Heat Injuries?
Hydration and air circulation. Two very simple steps parents should be extremely attentive to during the blazing days of summer. Here are some tips to keep in mind:
  • Drink plenty of water throughout the day during hot weather. If you wait until you feel thirsty, your body has already become dehydrated. Don’t wait, just drink. And, remind your kids to drink (sometimes my husband and I hover over our girls, saying “chug, chug, chug!” just to get them to take an honest, big drink).
  • If you’re exercising (think swimming, playing at the park, sports), drink plenty of water before you begin and every 20 minutes during. Dr. Greene says water is fine for exercise up to an hour, but electrolyte solutions are better for exercise that is more strenuous. Skip the Gatorade and opt for something pure and healthy – like coconut water.
  • When you’re on the go (or even just playing in the yard), keep cold, bottled water on hand.
  • Keep some coconut water in your pantry (or in the fridge, if you can spare the room). That way if your child ever starts showing symptoms of dehydration or heat injury, you can quickly and safely re-hydrate and replace electrolytes lost through sweat.
Sources:, shine

Grilled Veggies and Fruits: Brilliant Recipes!

Still on the preparations for the official grilling weekend, here are brilliant ideas for grilled veggies and fruits. You will love them! All from top chef Mark Bittman:

- Best grilled artichokes: Cut artichokes in half, scoop out the choke, parboil until tender. Grill, cut-side down, until lightly browned; grill a couple of halved lemons, too. Combine the juice from the grilled lemons with melted butter and spoon over the artichokes. Finish with parsley.
- Tahini tofu steaks. Thin tahini with lots of lemon juice and some minced garlic. Cut a brick of firm tofu into four slabs and brush with sesame oil. Grill over a moderate fire, turning a few times, until marked and crisp outside and custardy inside. On the last turn, baste with the tahini sauce. Serve on thick tomato slices with a drizzle of soy sauce and chopped basil, Thai if possible.
- Spice-rubbed carrots: Roll peeled carrots in cumin, salt, pepper and brown sugar. Char, then move them away from direct heat and cover the grill until carrots are tender.
- Brush slices of beet with olive oil and grill slowly until tender and lightly browned. Top each slice with a little goat cheese and salad greens.
- For perfectly ripe tomatoes only: Grill tomatoes, any size, until hot and lightly charred but not bursting. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and serve with fresh mozzarella (or, even better, burrata) and grilled bread.
- Halve and grill radicchio (or Belgian endives); drizzle cut sides with honey or plain vinaigrette, pesto or parsley pesto. Or just brush with oil and finish with a little grilled prosciutto.
- Grill corn. Serve with mayo with minced garlic, pimentón and parsley.
- Rub thick zucchini slices with a mixture of fresh or dried dill, yogurt, olive oil and lemon. (Or use pesto or parsley pesto.) Grill slowly.
- Halve Belgian endives. Brush with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and grill over moderate-to-low heat, turning once or twice, until soft and browned. Finish cut-side up and sprinkle with grated Parmesan; close the grill to melt cheese.
- Lightly char whole or halved heads of baby bok choy; drizzle with soy sauce and top with chopped scallions.
- Waldorf salad revisited, sort of: Grill cut apples until browned but not mushy; grill chunks of Napa or savoy cabbage, also left crisp; grill halved red onion. Chop or shred all together with blue cheese, walnuts and a little yogurt.
- Cut a slit in as many ripe figs as you like; stuff with herbed goat cheese (or cream cheese mixed with chopped nuts) and grill slowly. Appetizer or dessert? Your call. - Grill red, orange and/or yellow peppers; toss with olives, capers, balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
 - Quick grilled pickle: Rapidly char thick slices of cucumber; toss with salt, vinegar and sugar; let sit for 15 minutes, then drain.
- Charred salsa verde. Toss whole husked tomatillos, scallions and jalapeños in olive oil and grill until charred. Remove the blackened skin from the chilies and chop or blend everything with diced avocado, lime juice and cilantro. Eat with chips or top grilled chicken with it.

Source: NYTimes

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Cute Embroidered Set for Lil' Princesses

Absolutely adorable embroidered jumper with body suit. Made with super-soft cotton.
And you can add a jacket to complete the set. Check out this beautiful padded jacket with ribbed cuffs.
Available sizes 0-9 months

All made by Nature's Purest

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Cereal Box Marble Run: Brilliant!

Cereal Box Marble Run...what a great idea from Made by Joel. Awesome creative exercise for kids. All you need is a cereal box and marbles!

So simple to make. Brilliant!

Source: Made by Joel

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Healthy Grilling, Fun Holiday!

The official barbecue holiday in the US starts this weekend! Grilled meats and vegetables are so tasty, and the whole party is a lot of fun!
We found a few tips for some seriously healthy grilling, for both vegetarians and carnivores. Enjoy!

1. Keep a watchful eye to prevent BBQ flare-ups and the resulting charring of your food.

2. Use lower to medium cooking temperatures. When foods like meat are heated over high temperatures or come in contact with flames, certain compounds can form and become carcinogens.
3. Marinate meat in olive oil and fresh lemon juice-based marinades. Research shows that these two items can reduce the formation of the cancer-causing compounds by up to 99 percent while cooking. Not to mention that they tenderize the meat, add great flavor, and help keep it moist during cooking.
4. Choose foods that are low in fat like vegetables, lean cuts of meat, poultry or fish. Carcinogens are primarily formed when fats are heated to high temperatures or fall into the flames and create smoke.
By choosing lean cuts of meat and vegetables which are naturally low in fat, you reduce the chance of these compounds forming at all.
5. Trim excess fat from meat prior to cooking it (for the same reason as number 3).
6. Choose specific herbs for your marinades. These herbs include: basil, mint, rosemary, thyme, oregano, and sage. Scientists at the Food Safety Consortium project at Kansas State University have discovered that these herbs drastically reduce the formation of some carcinogens.
Simply use one or more of these herbs, preferably fresh, in a marinade prior to and during cooking. Plus, they add tremendous flavor.
7. Avoid overcooking vegetables. The longer they cook the more certain vitamins like vitamin C and B-complex vitamins break down. So don't overcook them.
8. Add more vegetables to the grill. One of the easiest ways to make your BBQ healthier is to add more veggies. Making kebabs is a great way to do this. By alternating lean meat and vegetables, the veggies will keep the meat moist and add fiber, flavor, and nutrients.
9. Clean your grill prior to every use. Not only is it more appetizing to eat food that's been cooked on a clean grill, but you'll be lessening the amount of char that you'll be eating. The charred parts of food can cause free radical formation in your body and since free radicals are linked with premature aging, disease, and tissue damage, it's best to reduce your exposure as much as possible.

Source:  Care2 and Yahoo

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Blueberry Tart with Walnut Crust

 Blueberry is a powerful anti-oxidant, and goes incredibly well with tarts! This recipe is very healthy and so easy to make. Seriously, it takes less than 30 minutes!

Blueberry Tart with Walnut Crust
Servings: 12 portions


- 1/2 cup walnuts, lightly toasted
- 1 cup whole wheat graham cracker crumbs
- 1 large egg white
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon peanut or canola oil
- Pinch of salt


- 8 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened
- 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, preferably grade B, divided
- 2 cups fresh organic blueberries

To prepare crust: Preheat oven to 325°F.
Coarsely chop walnuts in a food processor. Add graham cracker crumbs and process until the mixture looks like fine crumbs.
Whisk egg white in a medium bowl until frothy. Add the crumb mixture, butter, oil and salt; toss to combine. Press the mixture into the bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of a 9-inch removable-bottom tart pan. Set the pan on a baking sheet. Bake until dry and slightly darker around the edges, about 8 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
To prepare filling: Beat cream cheese, sour cream and 1/4 cup maple syrup in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until smooth. When the crust is cool, spread the filling evenly into it, being careful not to break up the delicate crust. Arrange blueberries on the filling, pressing lightly so they set in. Drizzle the remaining 2 tablespoons maple syrup over the berries. Chill for at least 1 hour to firm up.

Note: To avoid trans fats, look for graham crackers without partially hydrogenated vegetable oil. To make crumbs, pulse graham crackers in a food processor or place in a large sealable plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin. (You'll need about 14 whole-wheat graham cracker squares to make 1 cup of crumbs.)

Per serving: 177 calories; 11 g fat (4 g sat, 3 g mono); 18 mg cholesterol; 17 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 1 g fiber; 138 mg sodium; 103 mg potassium.

Source: Eating Well

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Bassinet and Rocker in One Piece

Koo is a bassinet that turns into a rocker and back again, a genius maneuver that not only eases baby’s transition from feeding to sleeping, but also minimizes both the product’s carbon footprint!
Did we mention it is beautiful?

Made by Lunar 
Source: Inhabitots

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Bus Tray, Fun Mealtime!

Check out this "bus food tray" for picky eaters, or simply to make lunch a fun time! It includes five separate compartments, preventing food from sliding and mixing.
Made with food grade type 304 stainless steel material, stain resistant, non-toxic, dishwasher safe, and most important, BPA, Phthalate, PVC and Lead free.

Made by Innobaby Din Din

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Spanish Alphabet

One of the best things we can do to our kids is to introduce them to a second language, as early as possible. They will pick it up a lot faster! We've found a fun way to encourage that. Check out this 11x14 poster with Spanish words, made with 100% recycled paper and soy ink.
The gender neutral, nature themed images are perfect for any child's room.Very neat!
They also offer Spanish number wall cards.

Made by Art and Philanthropy, and Etsy store

Counting + Math = Great Toy!

The Counting Ball Manual Numbers Discovery Set is a great toy to encourage kids to learn subtraction and addition through the use of five colored balls, a knob and a lever. Turn the knob to subtract; hit the lever to add.
Made with environmentally-friendly materials such as rubber-wood that is from a replenishable source, and water-based non-toxic paints and lacquers.
Made by Wonderworld

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Blueberry Cake Squares...Yummy!!

Not only blueberry is a great (if not the best) anti-oxidant, it is also delicious, and available all year, either fresh or frozen!
We came across this recipe, and couldn't resist. Can you?

Blueberry Cake Squares
Servings: 9 portions
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 cups whole wheat all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 8-ounce carton plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1/3 cup cooking oil
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh blueberries or frozen unsweetened blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon melted margarine
  • Fresh blueberries (optional)
  • Fresh mint (optional)
Spray a 9x9x2-inch baking pan with nonstick spray; set pan aside.
In a large mixing bowl combine the 2 cups flour, granulated sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, wheat germ, baking powder, orange peel, cinnamon, baking soda, and nutmeg. In another bowl combine the milk, egg, egg whites, yogurt, and oil. Beat until smooth. Add liquid ingredients to flour mixture, stirring just until combined. Combine 1-1/2 cups blueberries and 1 tablespoon flour; stir into batter. Pour batter into prepared pan.

For the Crumb Topping, in a small bowl combine walnuts, 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup packed brown sugar, and melted margarine. Mix until crumbly. Sprinkle over batter.
Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Serve warm or cool in pan on a wire rack. Garnish with additional fresh blueberries and mint, if desired.

Source: Shine, Better Homes and Gardens

Lead in a Variety of Children's Juices and Foods

A recent report by the Environmental Law Foundation, a California non-profit, indicated that there is lead in a variety of popular children's juices, canned fruits, and baby foods, even the organic varieties.
The ELF sampled a variety of the foods and found levels of lead that exceeded allowances under California's Proposition 65, a law that requires notice to consumers by means of warning labels when foods are tainted. The levels for lead stipulated in Proposition 65 are considerably lower than the federal standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The complete list includes 125 products—apple juice, grape juice, packaged peaches, pears, and fruit cocktail—from brands such as Del Monte, Gerber, Welch’s, Trader Joe’s, and more (click here for complete list).

Here are a few things you can do to reduce kids exposure to lead consumptions, according to Dr David Katz, MD:
1) Consider a reduction in kids' juice, and more water.
2)  Choose organic foods whenever possible. 
3) Be familiar with, and vigilant about the signs and symptoms of lead poisoning in a child.
4) As a matter of routine, ask your pediatrician if lead testing is warranted. 
5) Don't stop feeding your child fruit, because the net benefits of eating produce certainly outweigh, as a rule, any very tiny potential harm.

Sources: Prevention, Shine, ELF

Recall: Over 2 Million Cribs

Over 2 million cribs have been recalled in June, primarily drop-side versions. Here is a summary of brands:

- 750,000 Jenny Lind drop-side cribs distributed by Evenflo Inc.
- 747,000 Delta drop-side cribs. Delta is also urging parents to check all fixed and drop-side cribs that use wooden stabilizer bars to support the mattress. The company says the bars can be installed upside down, causing the mattress platform to collapse.
- 306,000 Bonavita, Babi Italia and ISSI drop-side cribs manufactured by LaJobi Inc.
- 130,000 Jardine drop-side cribs imported by Toys R Us.
- 156,000 Million Dollar Baby drop-side cribs.
- 50,000 Simmons drop-side cribs.
- 40,000 to 50,000 Child Craft brand stationary-side cribs and an unknown number of Child Craft brand drop-sides. Child Craft ceased operations last summer and sold its name to Foundations Worldwide Inc., which did not manufacture or sell any of the recalled cribs but will offer rebates for some of them.

Please click on the link for the Consumer Product Safety Commission for full details and model numbers.


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tarte Tatin

Tarte Tatin is one of my favorites. For the ones unfamiliar with the dish, tarte tatin is made upside down in a skillet. Start by cooking the fruit, then top it with the dough. When it's ready, invert the whole tart onto a plate. It comes out looking beautiful. Loaded with fruits, it can also be very nutritious!

Pear, Apple and Cranberry Tarte Tatin (be creative, use your favorite fruits instead!)
Servings: 8 portions


  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons ice water


  • 2 ripe but firm pears, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 large apple, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
To prepare crust: Place flour, oats, granulated sugar and salt in a food processor; process until the oats are finely ground. Add butter one piece at a time, pulsing once or twice after each addition, until incorporated. Add oil and water and pulse just until the dough starts to come together. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it a few times until it holds together. Form the dough into a 5-inch disk, wrap in plastic or wax paper and refrigerate while you prepare the filling.
Preheat oven to 375°F.
To prepare filling: Toss pears and apple with lemon juice in a large bowl.
Place brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and ginger in a 10-inch ovenproof skillet; cook over medium-low heat, stirring, until the butter and sugar are melted and the mixture starts to bubble. Remove from the heat. Starting at the center of the pan, arrange the pear and apple slices in concentric circles, overlapping the slices and adding another layer until all the slices are in the pan. Scatter cranberries on top.
Return the pan to medium-low heat and bring the liquid to a simmer. (It might be hard to see the simmering"take a peek under the fruit or listen for the bubbling.) Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Uncover and cook, gently swirling the pan occasionally, until the sauce becomes a thick, caramel-like glaze, 7 to 10 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Roll the dough out between sheets of parchment or wax paper into a 12-inch circle. Peel off the top sheet and invert the dough over the fruit. Peel off the remaining paper. Quickly tuck the edges of the crust down into the sides of the pan. Prick the top with a fork.
Transfer the pan to the oven. Bake until the crust is just beginning to brown around the edges, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of the pan to release the crust. Place a serving plate larger than the pan on top of it and invert the tart onto the plate (it may take a light shaking to release the tart from the pan). Serve warm.
 Per serving: 274 calories; 12 g fat (6 g sat, 2 g mono); 23 mg cholesterol; 41 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 5 g fiber; 146 mg sodium; 135 mg potassium.

Source: Eating Well

Walking Around with 2 Kids

Walking around with 2 kids can be a bit of a challenge! Check out these simple, fun ways for kids to walk next to a stroller. They will feel independent, but are still close enough.

- TagALong

Attaching the tag*a*long requires no tools and will fit on most strollers. Works on shopping cars too. Meets the new CPSC's CPSIA standards. 

-Stroller Strap

For younger toddlers that tend to run away, or city walks in busy streets, the Stroller Strap is an adjustable padded wrist loop (up to 20" long!). It keeps child within reach. You can attach to strollers, shopping carts or even a belt loop.

Natural Color Blends Combined with Organic Extracts

We've just come across Glob Natural Color Blends. Perfect timing! So many Summer projects for kids require painting. 
Glob Blends are botanically crafted colors made from fruits, vegetables, flowers and spices. They are water-soluble pigments, kids just have to add water. Gluten and soy free, vegan, and obviously non-toxic. Eco-friendly biodegradable packaging, printed on recycled paper.

Colors available are: lemon verbena, tangerine, pomegranate, plum purple, berry blue and basil green.


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Winner, Patemm Pad Eco-Giveaway!

Congratulations Dannie Wit. You are the winner of our Patemm Pad Eco-Giveaway! Please contact us at EcoLogicalMom(at) to redeem your prize. You will love it!

Worst Kids' Food and Beverage in America

The Children's Health published a list of the worst food and beverage options for kids in America. Take a look at a few items, simply unbelievable!

- Worst beverage: SunnyD Smooth Style (16oz) = 260 calories and 60 grams of sugars.
- Worst cereal: Cap'n Crunch (1 cup) = 146 calories, 2 grams of fat, 16 grams of sugar and only 1 gram of fiber.
- Worst restaurant dessert: Uno Chicago Grill Sundae = 860 calories, 38 grams of fat, 94 grams of sugar.
- Worst shake: Baskin-Robbins Small Snickers Shake = 1,040 calories, 50 grams of fat, 112 grams of sugar (yes, this is the small size!!).
- Worst fast food burger: Burger King Kids' Double Cheeseburger with Small Fries and Coke = 1,100 calories, 52 grams of fat, and 1,870 mgrams of sodium.

Sources: Children's Health and msnbc

Numeric Soup for Simple Math

Speaking of Felt Toys, take a look at these stuffed numbers and signs! Made of 100% felt, they are beautiful and very engaging. Toddlers will learn and have loads of fun with numbers and signs for simple math. It includes: 20 Numbers (0-9 in two sets), and the signs "+", "-", "=" and "____". Comes in a bag (green, blue or hot pink)

Made with high quality eco-friendly felt, from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.

Created and sold by Evgie's, and Etsy store

Felt Food Items

Most, if not all, kids enjoy playing with food. We've found a great set of very realistic felt food items. You can pick and choose the items, including donuts, cookies, tea bags, sugar cubes, eggs, sliced bacon, pancakes, strawberry, pepperoni, onion, mushroom, pepper, chicken leg, green beans, carrots, bread, tomato, lettuce, beef and cheese. Yumm, we are definitely hungry now!

All felt foods are made with Eco-Felt and polyfill. Eco-Felt is made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic, making it an environmentally friendly choice.All products used for these items are CSPIA approved.

Made by It's the Small Things, an Etsy store.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Heirloom Alphabet, Number and Puzzle

Very cool heirloom alphabet, number and puzzle blocks set! It comes with 12 alphabet blocks, featuring a full picture puzzle on one side, all 26 letters of the alphabet, and numbers 1-10. Handmade with a vintage appeal, these brightly colored blocks can be used decoratively in babies room or as a learning tool with older children. Made with all certified nontoxic and child friendly materials.
Each block measures 1.5 inches square hand cut poplar. They are decorated with a mix of papers on all side and then they are sealed with several coats of a satin finish, AP non-toxic, water-proof, water-based hard coat sealer. Includes coordinating drawstring bag.

Made by Maternal Nest, and Etsy store

Swedish Pieces of Art for Kids

We recently stumbled across Swedish toy maker Playsam, and completely fell in love with their solid wood car and airplane collections. They are pieces of art, perfect for a birthday or a newborn gift! And they last forever.
Collections include several items, take a look at the Convertible XtremeLiner and the Jetliner (images). Absolutely gorgeous!

Made by Playsam

Friday, June 18, 2010

Last Weekend to Participate! Organic Patemm Pad Eco-Giveaway

LAST WEEKEND to be entered to win a Kinaban Patemm Pad, a US$78 retail priced changing pad! It is made of 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, and machine washable!
The Kinaban Pad is round and measures 24 inches, plenty of space to accommodate squirmy infants and toddlers. I also serves as a sleek, all-in-one carrier  for diapers, wipes, and even a change of clothes.

It is so easy to participate!

Become Fan of Eco.Logical.Mom (a.k.a."Like")  and Patemm Pad on Facebook  by Sunday, June 20,   2010 and you are entered to win this fantastic prize! 

All Facebook fans of both pages are automatically  entered. The winner will be announced on June 22, 2010. 

Good Luck!

Click here to become fan of Eco.Logical.Mom  

Click  here to become fan of Patemm Pad  

In the meantime, take advantage of the discount that Patemm Pad set up for visitors. Click here to receive 10% off. Use coupon code ecomom. Offer ends June 30, 2010.

Patemm Pad products are provided by PatemmPad.
Winner will   be chosen at random.

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Eco-Rocket: No Batteries!

As we mentioned yesterday, we love toys that don't require batteries. The Eco Rocket is powered by children, using a hand crank to charge it up! It stands 26 centimeters high and has flashing lights and cool sounds. It includes a removable cockpit hatch. Fantastic!

Another fun toy from Ecotronics.