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Apparel & Accessories Baby Products Eco-Friendly/Green Giveaway Made in the USA Review

Zoe b Organic Sleepy Hat & Natursutten Pacifier Review & Giveaway (CLOSED 12/29)

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I talked about Zoe b Organic last month when I reviewed their fantastic anti-plastic dishes. Zoe b is also the U.S. distributor for Natursutten pacifiers, and they sent me both a Natursutten pacifier and a Zoe b Organic Sleepy Hat.

Natursutten pacifiers are unique, natural rubber pacifiers. Interestingly enough, the protein that can provoke a latex allergy is eliminated during production.

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The pacifier’s box is made from FSC certified cardboard, printed with non-toxic soy ink colors and has a window made from corn starch. A small sticker made from rock closes each box. They’ve avoided extra plastic, cardboard and redundant double wrapping.

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natursutten pacifier

With a NATURSUTTEN pacifier, you avoid:
• Allergy causing substances
• Artificial color
• Cancer causing substances
• Hormone disturbing substances
• Chemical softeners
• Parabens, PVC and phthalates

NATURSUTTEN pacifiers are softer than silicone, and are very hygienic because they are molded in one piece without joints or cracks where dirt and bacteria can accumulate.

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Zoe B’s FAQs answers questions like “why is the shield so big” and “why should I pay more for rubber.” They say that yes, your baby should look like Maggie Simpson. This made me laugh out loud since my husband pointed out that our son totally looked (and sounded!) like her! Pacifiers retail for $7.95 each and are available in several sizes and styles.

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Zoe b’s Sleepy Hat is a totally unique hat with a flip-down mask that blocks out light and visual stimulation.

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Andrea Verity, the mom originally behind the Sleepy Hat, used to have a lot of trouble getting her son, Ethan, to take naps, especially when they were traveling or visiting family. Starting around 3 months of age, he was much more interested in being awake then going to sleep, no matter how tired he was. Then she used a baby hat to cover her son’s eyes. It instantly cut her exhausting and frustrating sleep-time routine from thirty minutes to five! It also prevented Ethan from waking prematurely. But, after using the regular hat to get Ethan to fall asleep for just a few days, she began to see the need for a better-designed product than a regular baby hat. First, the hat that they were using didn’t have a contour for the nose. Second, it had become stretched, leaving a gap at the eyes and allowing light to come in. Third, she didn’t like having to pull on the hat and shift its position on Ethan’s head, in order to cover his eyes. Finally, they would get funny expressions from people passing by who were wondering why Ethan’s eyes were covered. She wanted a product that would communicate that her baby was having a nap.

After searching for something that fit their needs and coming up empty-handed, Andrea decided to make it herself. Eventually she came up with a hat that looked great, functioned well, and was safe to use. She gave the hat a flip-down mask so that the hat stayed in one place whether the baby was awake or asleep. Finally, she added the graphic of closed eyelashes on the flip-down mask so that others would know that baby was asleep.

We know that some babies fall asleep on their own without fussing. But most do not. Andrea made the Sleepy Hat available to other parents so that they could get some downtime, too.

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The hat is designed for babies 3-9 months old, who are able to pull it off if it bothers them. The adjustable top knot and breathable fabric help ensure your baby’s safety, but this product is really designed to block out light & stimulation while you’re on the go and watching your baby.

Hats are made in the U.S.A. and retail for $16.99 each!

Giveaway: One reader will receive a Natursutten pacifier (ARV $7.95) and a Zoe b Organic Sleepy Hat (ARV $16.99.) Combined retail value is $24.94.

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PaigeLauren Baby Luxury Infant Clothing Review & Giveaway (CLOSED 10/26)

PaigeLauren Baby

Last month, I posted about the PaigeLauren Baby Fall/Winter collection, and I promised you a review/giveaway during the Virtual Baby shower. Well, here it is!!


I knew PaigeLauren Baby (PLb) products were a luxury line, but I was still surprised by how nice they really are. I received the PaigeLauren Baby classic longsleeve bodysuit in Ruby (red) from the fall/winter collection. The collection is also available in amethyst (purple), emerald (green), quartz (pink), sapphire (blue) and slate (gray).

I received a size 0-3 months, which fits 21-23.5 inches and 10-12 pounds. The collection is also available in newborn size up to size 18-24 months.


The bodysuit is made of 50% micro modal and 50% supima jersey. It is absolutely buttery soft, and definitely what I’d want next to my baby’s skin. Though it’s super soft, it’s also a substantial weight; it’s not paper thin like some baby clothing.


The bodysuit snaps with nickel and lead free colored snaps.

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It has lap sleeves for easy dressing, and contrast stitching at the arm, leg and neck openings. The bodysuit retails for $28. The matching footsie pants are $24. Prices for the fall/winter collection range from $13 for a classic cap to $46 for a footsie romper. Their products are amazing and would be a great splurge for a special event, holiday photos, or a very nice gift! Check their sale section regularly for some great steals while they last.

Giveaway: One winner will receive one PaigeLauren Baby item of his/her choice (ARV up to $46) Entries go in the Rafflecopter form.

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Carole’s Cozy Comforts Newborn Hats (Keep Me off Etsy Please!)

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It may sound silly, but since all three of my kids have been/will be “surprise” genders, it’s really fun to put them in their first pink or blue outfit. My first two were born in the hospital, so they received a cute little pink or blue hat to wear, which I saved in their memory boxes. This baby will be born at home, but I still really wanted a cute pink or blue hat! Oh and uhh…have I mentioned how much I love Etsy?

After sifting through 8 jillion baby hats (which OMG, be still my wallet, you could spend a fortune on hats alone!) I found Carole’s Cozy Comforts. Oh dear, you have to look at some of her baby hats. Acorn hats, pumpkin hats, apples, tomatoes and blueberries? So cute!!

A few days after my hat hunt, I had a dream that a friend and I were at the craft store trying to learn how to knit baby hats, ha ha!!

As cute as all the pom pom hats and elf hats and everything else are, I just wanted a basic, plain old hat in pink and blue. I found it in the Basic Baby Hat in Light Blue and the Basic Baby Hat in Light Pink. You can get a hat in pretty much any size you want, I of course chose the newborn!

They are machine washable and dryable, though it’s recommended that you hand wash them and lay them flat to dry. They are made from 100% acrylic yarn and are stretchy to fit nicely and comfortably. They were $10 each, which I think is fair considering how well made they are!

It’s a little big for my model, but hopefully it will fit a baby better, tee-hee!

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FTC compliance: Products were purchased by me, at normal retail prices. I was not compensated for this post and all opinions are my own.

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Aden & Anais Slumber Muslin Sleeping Bag Review & Giveaway (CLOSED 10/19)


October is SIDS awareness month, and Aden & Anais (you may know them for their popular muslin swaddling blankets!) are proud sponsors of the CJ foundation for SIDS. They have a great PDF flyer with 10 safety tips and one of those tips is to remove loose bedding, and consider a wearable blanket instead.

I received an Aden & Anais slumber, classic muslin sleeping bag. It is a light weight, single layer of muslin, and is available in 8 prints/colors. I received the Jungle Jam elephant print! The sleeping bags are also available in a cozy version, which is 4 layers of muslin.


I chose the size small, which fits up to 6 months, 23-28″ and 10-18 lbs. I love that they are available in sizes up to XL, which fits 18-24 months, 35-40″ and 26-36 lbs. So you can keep your baby safe and cuddly warm, no matter what his age or size.


Muslin’s light, open weave allows your baby’s body to regulate it’s temperature, without getting overheated. They’re breathable and soft, and get softer with every wash.


There’s an extra strip of muslin over the zipper, so you don’t have to worry about it scratching your little one!


The sleeping bags are designed to be worn over pajamas, and zip from the bottom to make diaper changes easier!

My son caught me trying to take some pictures and insisted that his bear model for you (he is used to me snatching his Manni for newborn diaper photos!)


I can’t wait to have a new baby to put in this sleeping bag, and the elephant print will be adorable whether it’s a boy or a girl!!

Giveaway: One winner will receive an Aden & Anais classic sleeping bag in his/her choice of size and print (ARV $32.00) Entries go in the Rafflecopter form.

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PaigeLauren Baby Fall/Winter Collection Comes Out Today

PaigeLauren baby fall/winter collection

You will have the chance to win a PaigeLauren baby (PLb) product during the Virtual Baby Shower event here in October. I’ll be posting more info on the event within the next week or two, along with a complete list of sponsors. However, I wanted to share PaigeLauren baby with you now, since the fall/winter collection comes out today!

You’ll find ultra-soft micro modal and supima jersey fabrics, decorative contrast stitching, sweet stripes and pretty polka dots in “The Rodeo” PLb line. This line of line of signature kimonos, rompers, tees, hoodies and pants will be available in rich jewel tones, including Quartz, Amethyst, Emerald, Sapphire, Ruby, and Slate.

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PaigeLauren baby fall/winter collection sapphire tee

I’m excited to get to do a review/giveaway for PLb since their simple, unadorned (but classic and beautiful!) style is right up my alley. They also won an iParenting Media Award in 2009!

PaigeLauren baby fall/winter collection

Watch for the PLb review/giveaway during the “Virtual Baby Shower” on the blog in October, and “like” PaigeLauren baby on Facebook and follow PaigeLauren baby on Twitter to stay on top of product news!

FTC compliance: Though PaigeLauren baby will be sponsoring a review/giveaway next month, I was not compensated for this post and all opinions are my own.

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