#5. Live Clean Baby Products - We came across the Live Clean collection last year and have been using it ever since. These products are made in Canada and center around the ethos - 'Good for You, Good for the Earth'. We also very much appreciate the fact that none of the products are tested on animals or use any animal ingredients. You can buy these products at Shoppers Drug Mart and Walmart and there is not a huge price difference compared to other baby wash products out there. Of course not having a need to try out this part of the Live Clean line I am eager to test them out.
With two dogs in the house I knew we needed a stroller we could take to the beach, on the boardwalk, into a dog park etc. In other words we needed an all-terrain baby pushing machine! I was so excited to hear about the changes made to the UPPAbaby Vista for 2012 and crossed my fingers that we would get ours in time for Baby P.'s arrival, which we did. I love the new black frame and the changes made to the wheels sound great as well as the new bassinet features. I am very impressed with UPPAbaby's Green Minded focus for not only this stroller but the company as a whole. Along with the 2012 Vista, I am also super pumped about the new cup holder and parent organizer. I am very much looking forward to our first family walk with the dogs in tow. A big thank you to Gran for this fabulous necessity!
Petunia Picklebottom - Earl Grey Boxy Backpack is simply so pretty and I find myself just dropping in on the nursery to look at it. I also do have to say from a practical standpoint the attached diaper pad seems like a great idea which I am eager to try out on route.
nuts when they realize I am planning on using cloth diapers and let me be honest, I don't exactly advertise it but it seems to creep up in conversations. I have learned pretty quickly how defensive other moms can get when it comes to parenting choices and for some reason cloth diapers is right up there with having an epidural - touchy subject for many. Nevertheless here are my reasons as to why I hope we can cloth diaper and are willing to give it a try. This is not to say it is any better then any other said choice of diaper, it just feels right for me.
a. I would like to save money and I'll be honest this is basically my top reason.
b. In beginning to do research into cloth diapering I learned a lot about what goes into a regular diaper so even if we don't end up using cloth diapers I think we would for sure use biodegradable diapers.
c. I really like the idea that cloth/biodegradable diapers will lessen our environmental footprint which is important to me.
d. I also just like the idea of being more natural/organic and rolling with this when it comes to parenting in general.
So - I am most excited to see how our first choice in cloth diapering after so much research works out for us. I can't help but already love the gDiapers we have purchased, they are adorable and seem to be really easy to use so fingers crossed all systems are a go and expect a full review to come. It is a bit scary but hey what's new as a first time mom!