Thursday, November 26, 2009

Ecological Babies' Black Friday Special

Here at Ecological Babies, we wanted to get festive and participate in the Black Friday least as best as we are able!  After much consideration, we've decided to offer 20% off EVERYTHING that we have in stock (only excluding our new Thirsties Duo Diapers).  This extremely unique sale will not be occurring any time soon (if ever), so now's the time to take advantage.

There are, however, a couple requirements:

1. Sale starts Midnight TONIGHT through the Sunday at 11:59pm.
2. This is only for what's currently in stock (and excludes our duo diaper).
3. This is first come, first serve and only for our Facebook Fans (yes, we will check)
4. To place an order, you must make your purchase through our website.
5. The 20% discount will be in the form of a partial refund after you've placed your order through our website.  (Note: It may take until late Sunday to see that refund notification.)
6.  If there is something out of stock on your order, you'll be notified this weekend.  You'll then have the option of choosing an alternative color or be issued a refund of that amount.
7.  If you're local, choose local pickup so you won't be charged for shipping.  We'll then contact you this weekend to arrange a time for pick up this upcoming week.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Argument for Purchasing an Organic Crib Mattress

I just received a coupon for free shipping for an organic crib mattress from Naturepedic and I was reminded that it had been about a year since we purchased our organic crib mattress for our daughter for Christmas. Please note: I am not being compensated by Naturepedic or receiving any benefits from writing this.    

When I first learned about organic crib mattresses, I honestly thought it was a luxury item for the elite.  Extremely expensive and seemingly indulgent, I brushed the thought away.  Then I started learning more about conventional cribs and their harmful toxins.  I'm not going to go through the list of all the harmful chemicals right now but here's one of many articles to read in order to get you started:

The first few years of your baby's life, they spend most of their time sleeping.  Their brain significantly matures, especially while sleeping.  Why would I want to have toxins all around while all this important growth is happening? 

We opted for Christmas to give Rita Clare an organic mattress.  I should have purchased it when I was still pregnant with her.  But last year, I decided that Christmas was a great time, since she was going to be getting a lot of presents from family over the holidays, she was too young to want anything specifically, and Naturepedic was doing a holiday promotion like this year.  After I started looking at organic mattresses, I found them to be more reasonably priced than anticipated (around $200).  That would be about what we'd spend in holiday gifts for Rita Clare anyhow! 

So here's the link to Naturepedic's promotion that I'm sharing with you, in case you want to make the plunge.  If you're co-sleeping, perhaps you can give your family bed a break from the chemicals and invest in an organic mattress in your room.  You're health is important too!

Now the hard part is deciding which green crib mattress to purchase...

Monday, November 2, 2009

Preview: New Diaper Coming SOON!

If you're into saving money while adding convenience to your cloth diapers, here's the perfect diaper for you. Thirsties is launching a new diaper, similar to their all-in-ones and new due wraps but MORE absorbent!

Here are the features:

· A two-piece diapering system combining an absorbent insert & a waterproof sleeve diaper
· An adjustable rise for extended use to suit your growing baby
· Two sizes will fit from birth-to-potty
· Leg gussets provide superior protection against leaks
· Pliable and breathable in 8 fun colors!
· Sleeve design for easy stuffing & easy cleaning
· Microfiber terry & hemp combo insert for optimal absorption; 7 layers in all!
· Use from birth-to-potty and save $1400 over disposables!

Retail Price: $18.50

This will be coming after Thanksgiving, so consider budgeting one or two in to try out.