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gdiapers, the cutest thing for a baby’s toushie

Posted in baby products, being green, gdiapers, petunia with tags , on May 20, 2008 by erin

I mentioned before about gdiapers. When Petunia was little (like 4 weeks little) I tried them out but it seemed either poo or pee ended up on the outside so I decided to switch to disposable. During my disposable diaper phase I noticed how much artificial coloring was on each diaper and on several occasions that ink appeared on Petunia’s skin. Why does there need to be colorful cartoon characters made of artificial yucky-ness on every single diaper? I was done putting these on my kid. So I tried the gdiapers once again and am totally diggin’ them. They look so cute on her but that’s not the only reason I love these things. They are really easy to use and I love thinking there is no artificial colors and no plastic next to her skin.

For those of you not familiar with gdiapers, they are composed of a washable cotton little g outer pant (that come in adorable colors), a washable snap in liner (you get two per diaper because these can get soiled more frequently) and a plastic free flushable diaper re-fill. Like I said, this re-fill is flushable and it’s easy, so easy. If you don’t choose to flush you can compost or even toss in the trash. They will decompose in 90 days, so much better than the 500 years it takes disposable diapers to decompose. I’ve washed and re-washed the other little g pant and liners many times and they are still in perfect condition. And I just found you can purchase the refills on http://www.1800diapers.com/, you can also get a starter kit there which comes with everything you need to test these cute diapers out.

Even this pretty woman loves them: http://www.vanityfair.com/services/presscenter/pressrelease/julia_roberts200712

Here’s Julia (from the Vanity Fair Interview above):

Diapers:
“I use Seventh Generation [chlorine-free, nontoxic] diapers for Finn and Hazel, and then I was turned on to the [plastic-free, flushable] gDiapers. Henry’s got a gDiaper on.… I would recommend them overall. It is flushable, but you’ve got to stir that thing! If you don’t really break it all the way up, it doesn’t go all the way down.”

So if you are feeling guilty about filling our landfills or just want something more natural give these a try. Click here to read why gdiapers are good for our planet.

G fact: Last year alone, 18-23 billion diapers went into landfills across America. That works out to be approximately 38,000 every minute and adds up to about 3.5 million tons of waste! (from gdiapers website)

PS I sound like a commercial. I assure you I am not. I just love these things!

 

Dwell Baby

Posted in baby products, modern design, Target with tags , on January 26, 2008 by erin
Here’s a photo of the curtains I picked up at Target from Dwell Studio.
I didn’t see them on the website which is a bummer because I wanted to get a matching bed skirt without having to purchase the entire crib set.

I also had to pick up the matching night light for a whopping 3$.

Say it isn’t so!

Posted in baby products, modern design, Target with tags , on January 24, 2008 by erin

Dwell at Target? I was just at Target-er, I mean Targhetto, today (surprise, surprise) and found the cutest stuff from dwell studio. It’s chic, it’s modern but without the modern price tag. Why does modern mean spendy? Don’t “they” know us po‘ folks need cool things too? I like the modern look, not to the extreme like my husband who would build us a house out of steel, concrete and glass. I like a little warmth to my straight lines no-frills approach. And I think dwell studio is perfect mix of modern and trendy but with warmth and softness. I so wanted to get P a crib set from this collection but it was a liiitttle out of my price range soooo I went with a lesser model.
As I was perusing the aisles of Target and taking my sweet time (P was at home with Daddy, why should I hurry??) I thought I would check out the baby section because I’m sure Pear really needs more baby crap. But she does need curtains (we are currently using towels and trust me it doesn’t look as good as it sounds) so I jaunted over to baby-ville and found the perfect little curtains from dwell studio. Hooray! I hung them up tonight and they look so great in her room! Hurry to your local Target before it’s all gone. Trust me you’re gonna like it.

Schmorgas board

Posted in baby products, burley, famous people, lose ends on January 24, 2008 by erin

I feel the need to wrap up some lose ends on my blog. It’s the anal retentive person in me but I just can’t leave you hanging.

First up, the burley jogging stroller. Some have asked if it’s any good and I have to say it’s great! Rolls over snow, ice and slush and works very well as a jogger. As soon as the temp rises above freezing my tootsies off, I hope to resume my jogging. It also folds up nicely and fits in my car.
I am pumped to hook it to my cruiser this spring and cruise the ‘hood. (Oh, spring when will you come?) I didn’t get to ride the ole cruiser last spring/summer cuz I was pregnant so now I’m itchin’ to ride with little p.

Next up, my facial. So great! I feel so clean and refreshed. Probably going to be a ritual for me. Not the recommend 6-8 weeks though, no, more like 2X a year. (oh no! I’m turning into a girly-girl 🙂 She did a mini massage on my neck, jaw and shoulders which was wonderful and much needed. My skin wasn’t red and so far no breakouts, I guess the “stuff” they use now-a-days doesn’t cause as many breakouts.

It’s sad Heath Ledger died, isn’t it? Not because he was a famous actor but because he was young, seemed like a nice guy and has a little girl. That’s sad no matter who it is.

Cowmooflage

Posted in baby products, pear with tags on January 14, 2008 by erin

Everyone seems to agree the Britax Marathon Car Seat is da bomb. Fine, I’ll get this one! At least it’s one stressor no more. I’m getting this color, cuz it’s so dang cute.

Yippie!

Posted in baby products, burley with tags on December 23, 2007 by erin

My hubby gave me this for my birthday!
He said he felt like he was giving me a blender
but I love it. Now I can go anywhere do anything
no more “over-ending” my child!
Thanks, hun. Love Ya!

"F" stands for:

Posted in baby products, bugaboo with tags , on December 17, 2007 by erin

Fun
Frolic
Fabulous
Funny
In my case it stands for Functional. I won’t buy anything if it isn’t functional. This is good and bad I suppose. I won’t buy shoes just because they are cute, they have to have a functional purpose. Cute and they go with a lot of stuff. Or cute and I can wear them for hiking. Or cute and…..
A good example: my car: oh, it looks super cool but it’s also(you guessed it) functional. I can get around in any kind of weather in my car. Actually, it’s pretty bad ass in the snow and I love driving it through drifts. But back to functionality. My usual propensity to purchase functional products fell by the way side when I saw this:

I knew I had to have this when I saw it for the first time. It was just after SJP had James Wilkie and I saw a photo of her pushing him in her red bugaboo. I normally don’t buy things because a celebrity has one or endorses something-don’t get me wrong I like SJP. In fact she has a line of clothes out now called Bitten and everything is under $20. I haven’t seen the line but I imagine with SJP’s fashion sense it’s pretty great.

Anyway, back to the stroller. I thought it was the best looking stroller out there and my sweet husband bought it for me a year and half before we were even pregnant. Nice guy. Now, we are not fancy people. We live in Colorado for goodness sake. I don’t think you can be fancy and live in CO-unless you live in Aspen maybe. It’s the west-not fancy. We are 20 minutes from Buffalo Bill Cody’s grave-not fancy. So I don’t know why we needed to drop a grand on a fancy stroller. But at the time functionality was out the window and the bugaboo stroller was sitting in my living room!

I shouldn’t be so hard on those bugaboo folks. They actually did quite a nice job on their strollers and it’s functional for three seasons of the year. It folds nicely in the car, can turn on a dime so it works great for shopping trips and with all the accessories has about anything you could possibly want in a stroller. The problem for us is again, we live in Colorado and it started snowing and it snowed and snowed and snowed and since then I have discovered why this stroller is NOT functional. After basically “over-ending”* my child on numerous occasions I realized we need another stroller. We should have bought one of those BOBs or Burleys now there is a functional stroller. You can blaze through anything in one of those.

So if you see me this winter stuck in a snowdrift with my cute bugaboo will you just give me a shove? Thanks 🙂

*over-ending is when a cyclist falls over the handelbars and lands on their head or shoulder area and usually breaks their colar bone* Okay, I may have made that last part up but it’s something like that.

These are a few of my favorite things….

Posted in baby products with tags , on December 12, 2007 by erin

“When the dog bites, when the bees stings, when I’m feeling sad. I simply remember my favorite things and then I don’t feel so baaaaaad.” Okay, I’ll stop singing, I’m sure your ears are bleeding.

I haven’t been a mom for long but I have already found some great baby things I couldn’t live without.

First, are Smartwool socks for kids (they have sizes 0-3 months and up) Why these socks you ask? They are the only socks I have found to stay on Pear’s feet and the only socks that actually keep her feet warm in the cold Colorado winter (well, technically it’s still fall). They make cute warm hats too. Love the smartwool.

Second, are bibs made by Mimi the Sardine. These bibs are so awesome! I was tired of Pear’s shirt getting completely soaked by the time we finished a meal. She’s a really messy eater as I imagine most new eaters are. These bibs are made in San Francisco, are water and soil resistant (but you can machine wash them), the fabrics are produced in accordance with strict environmental laws and are Oeko-Tex certified, plus they are super cute, fit around Pear’s (slightly chubby) neck and keep her entire shirt clean. They are a little pricey for bibs (about $15/bib) but will last forever! They have other products too like aprons and lunch bags. Love the mimi.

Third, the the Tripp Trap High Chair made by Stokke. I like the concept behind the design of this chair. It made so much sense to me. Plus, it actually looks nice in your house and Pear will be able to use it throughout her childhood and I am envisioning her using it as a desk chair when she is in school.

Lastly, are these breathable bumpers from Breathable Baby. I found them at Target. Pear stuffs her face against the side of the crib when she sleeps and being the paranoid mother I am (well, at least about sleeping/SIDS) I was so afraid she would suffocate. So found these and have not worried since.

One more, this is for the mommies. I have to give a shout out to the exercise class I attend a few times a week. This class has helped me keep my sanity while being a stay at home mom. The lady who started the class used to train movie stars in LA and NY. She created an exercise class that meets in the local park and you bring your stroller (and the kid(s). What a great concept. You get a wonderful workout (it kicks my a** every time) and your kid gets to spend time outside. It does the both of you good.

Well, like I said I’m a new mom so this is the list for now. I’ll probably add more as Pear grows and I find more great “must haves”