Saturday, September 18, 2010

Raising Green Kids- Green Shopping Tips - closed!

Here are a couple of ways to be greener on your next trip to the market:

Buy fresh produce without the packaging.
  • reuse the plastic produce bags
  • buy reusable mesh bags
  • or simply put produce directly into your cart
Avoid individually packaged items.
  • instead of buying juice boxes, put juice in a reusable thermos, or stainless steel bottle for lunches
  • pack your snacks and sandwiches in Kanga Sacs reusable bags
Opt for glass, stainless steel or paper products instead of plastic. Glass, stainless steel and paper products are more easily recycled, making them greener products. Paper bags can be reused, recycled or even composted.

Use reusable canvas shopping bags instead plastic. The average person uses roughly 300 plastic bags each year. Many of those plastic bags will end up in a landfill, taking hundreds of years to decompose. Worse yet, they could blow around creating a hazard to wildlife.

Want to win a Kanga Sac from Moms and Bums?

How to enter: Become a follower of this blog (mandatory to win) then visit Baby's Bottom Line, Natural Parenting Shop or Moms and Bums and tell me what one other item you would purchase and why. (you can tell us one item from each site for 3 separate entries).
Entrance Guidelines

-Please, be sure to leave us a way to contact you. You can be logged into your email account when you post your comment for us to be able to contact you if you win (that is with the option called OpenID). If you have a blog, be sure to be logged into the account linked to your blog for an easier way to contact you.

You can also add your email to your comments (ie. info(at)momsandbums(dot)com).
-This contest runs until Friday September 24th, 2010 @ 11:59pm EST.
-Winners are chosen using, and notified on Saturday September 25th, winners name will also be posted on Blog and Facebook
-Winners have 7 days from contest end to claim their prize.
-Participation is open to cloth diaper users in CANADA and US ONLY!
-How to earn extra entries:
* LIKE Cloth Diaper Retailer Cooperative On Facebook
* LIKE Natural Parenting Shop on Facebook
* LIKE Moms and Bums on Facebook
* LIKE Baby's Bottom Line on Facebook
* Follow @momsandbums on Twitter
* Follow @ParentingShop on Twitter
* Follow @babysbottomline on Twitter
* Place the CDRC Button on your site or Blog
* Tweet About the Giveaway. Using @ParentingShop, @momsandbums or @babysbottomline in the tweet and link to this Giveaway (You may tweet 2x per day/@ for 1 bonus entry each)
* Advertise our Giveaway in your blog, facebook, forums or website (post with your comment the direct link where you posted about it for 1 bonus entry per posting).

Congrats to lucky #13!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tired Thursday & A Knickernappies Giveaway!

Sorry, all it's been one of those weeks! I just don't have much to say! So here are some adorable pics of my 2 year old sporting a Knickernappies diaper in Baby Blue (and sunglasses and a hat!)

I love the Knickernappies diapers. This is a sized (not one-size) as I prefer sized diapers in general as they fit better. Knickernappies makes a super, high quality side snapping diaper. Side snapping works better for a lot of kids - those with chunky bellies and thighs, plus they work for potty training as they pull up and down easier than the front-closures.

Knickernappies is also a great company to work with - supporting their retailers and customers. They are sponsoring this giveaway for a sized diaper in your choice of size and color!

To enter:
1. Follow Soft and Cozy Baby on Facebook
2. Follow Knickernappies on Facebook
3. Visit Knickernappies Blog
4. Visit Knickernappies website and choose your preferred color and size

Winner will be picked randomly after October 1.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Good Sunday Morning!

Hello everyone from Melissa at The Green Baby Store. Today is a special day for me, my Birthday! And we are celebrating with a coupon code for all our Facebook Fans that is valid for TODAY ONLY! In addition we have lowered our flat rate shipping to just $2.50 this week. Please check out our Facebook page for more details on that.

Think of all the posibilities for that discount code. Here are just a couple items you could get at a discount today.

One of my current favorites are the new Happy Heiny Prints. We have the Tie Dye and Squares in stock today, and the next shipment of the Ooga Booga Print and Groovy Circles are coming in early next week. And we will have some of the Oogas in snaps too!

Another favorite of mine is on sale until September 25th, and you can use that extra discount code today as well on them: Tiny Tush Elite. These are a nice larger size one-size diaper and they come in 14 bright and vibrant colors. The Tiny Tush Elite diapers are reliable pocket diapers that are made right here in my home state of Wisconsin.

Finally, I am really loving the Tweedlebugs pockets these days. They are a bargin at $12.95 every day, and they work really well. We have not had any leaks or other issues with ours. The Tweedlebugs is a slightly smaller fitting one-size diaper and only available in snaps.
One final birthday suprise from me! Guess how old I am turning today and you could win one of those great Tweedlebugs Pockets Diapers in white! Here are the rules, be a fan of The Green Baby Store and The Cloth Diaper Retails Blog, then comment here on how old you think I am today. I will take all the correct guesses and enter them in a drawing. One person will win a Tweedlebugs diaper. Contest ends at 6AM central time on 9/13/2010.

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