Keep little ghosts and ghouls hydrated while trick-or-treating this Halloween with SIGG’s new Fall collection, showcasing a favorite iconic character, Hello Kitty, dressed up for the occasion, too! On each reusable water bottle, Hello Kitty wears a different animal costume, including Elephant, Tiger, Leopard and Monkey.

Heralding the Halloween spirit, SIGG makes it fun for little ones to keep thirst at bay while running up and down the neighborhood! These cute character bottles are up to the mighty task on Hallow’s Eve. You can find them online at MYSIGG.com.

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UsananimalsAs the kids start back-to-school, a nutritious breakfast is a wonderful start to the school day, and to make sure they are receiving all of the proper nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, choosing a high-quality vitamin is essential. “Mom” was recently introduced to Usanimals by USANA, which has a wild berry flavor that her little one enjoys! No struggles to ger her to take her vitamin every morning – it is delicious and easy to chew! Science-based and free of artificial flavors and sweeteners, Usanimals daily multivitamin helps support development for children ages 2 to 12.

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Why Choose USANA Usanimals?

Provides excellent nutritional support for growing children*
Supports healthy immune function with vitamins A, C, E, and zinc*
Includes vitamins B6, B12, folate, and choline for healthy brain function*
Includes calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D for strong bones and teeth*
Includes iron, thiamin, and B12 for energy*
Easy-to-eat chewables stamped with fun animal shapes

To learn more about USANA Usanimals, or the other various supplements and products offered by USANA, visit USANA.com.*

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Komplete_ThreeFlavors_TogetherPacking a lunchbox is always a challenge! As the kiddos head back-to-school, “Mom” has selected three delicious and nutritious options for packing a healthier lunchbox! In addition to fresh fruit, veggies, lean protein and whole grains, the products below are excellent choices for inclusion, as well!

3 Nutritious Lunchbox Snacks for the School Year

Fruit Bliss Medley

Fruit Bliss®
Seeking a sweet, healthy treat to pack in your child’s lunchbox or tuck in their backpack for an after school snack? Fruit Bliss offers a selection of all-natural, unsulfured fruit that is just as sweet and juicy as fresh fruit! We are loving the dried plums and apricots here at Tiny Green Mom – we devoured a little snack bag of each within minutes!

Made using high-quality whole fruit sourced from Turkey, France and Tunisia, Fruit Bliss’ sun-sweetened whole apricots, plums, dates and figs are infused with moisture to deliver a deliciously juicy fruit every time. Packed with fiber and essential vitamins, Fruit Bliss snacks are Non-GMO Project Verified, Vegan and OU Kosher certified and available in five varieties, including Soft Dried Apricots Sourced from Turkey, Soft Dried Figs Sourced from Turkey, Soft Dried d’Agen Plums Sourced from France, Soft Dried Dates Sourced from Tunisia and Soft Fruit Medley – Apricots, Figs and Plums. Fruit Bliss snacks are available in 1.75 oz. and 6 oz. re-sealable pouches. You can locate a retailer near you or order online at FruitBliss.com.

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Komplete Ultimate Shakes
Some mornings, there just isn’t enough time for a nutritious breakfast! If this is a common problem among your kids, try Kate Farms’ Komplete Ultimate Shakes – a line of dairy-free, gluten-free, and soy-free ready to drink meal replacement shakes.

Made with certified organic ingredients and blended with antioxidants and 21 superfoods (including acai, mangosteen, raspberries, and green tea extract), this creamy creation of all-natural ingredients will ensure that your little ones are receiving the proper nutrition to stay healthy throughout the school year. We also like creating a morning smoothie that includes Komplete Vanilla Bliss, 1 banana, a dash of cinnamon, and ice for quick morning pick-me-up! You can visit www.KateFarms.com for more information or to order online.

KIND Blue

KIND Minis
Little ones can snack big with these mighty little KIND Bars. These perfectly portioned KIND Bars are an optimal after school snack before sports or a healthy dessert option packed in a lunchbox (think Almond & Coconut!). The Mini Variety Pack has four popular KIND Bar flavors packaged together, including Almond & Coconut, Nut Delight, Fruit & Nut Delight, and Cranberry Almond + Antioxidants. At just approximately 100 calories, and boasting a combo of fiber, protein and heart healthy fats, KIND Bars are a delightful and nutritious snack! Check out Kind Snacks to see all their yummy offerings!

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Just Hatched TrioLook what has recently made its’ debut! A new, all-natural and hypoallergenic baby care line that has all mama hens chirping! Just Hatched is a baby care line by Garcoa Labs that is free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, and artificial coloring – we are chirping about that, too!

The collection features an eco-fabulous array of baby care products for your tiny green tot, including Bright Baby Shampoo, Happy Baby Body Wash, Precious Baby Dusting Powder, Love My Baby Body Oil, Butter My Bottom Tushy Cream, Cuddle My Baby Cream Talc and Soft Baby Lotion.

Just Hatched Creamy Baby Talc

Mom” is absolutely loving the new Cuddle My Baby Cream Talc – what a novel idea! It rubs onto baby’s skin like a lotion, but dries to a soft, powdery finish. In addition, the Happy Baby Body Wash will have your little chickadees smelling delightful after their bath. Don’t forget to put a bit of Love My Baby Body Oil on afterwards!

Just Hatched Tushy Cream

What “Mom” loves about this new line is that the products are the handiwork of mommy-professionals who are dedicated to creating quality products for little ones at an affordable price. You can learn more at www.justhatched4babies.com.

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New for little green babies – BabyGanics’ Rear Gear Ultra Absorbent Diapers! “Mom” has two little ones in diapers, and is constantly in the lookout for eco-friendly, disposable options that do not leak and are comfortable on the sensitive skin of both her little ones. Were we in for a surprise when a large package of the new BabyGanics’ Rear Gear Ultra Absorbent Diapers showed up! This new offering has “Mom” cheering – the diapers are environmentally-friendly, provide excellent protection from leaks, are comfortable on baby’s skin, and are affordable – it doesn’t get any better than that! We love that they are chlorine-free, too!

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BabyGanics’ Rear Gear Ultra Absorbent Diapers are made with an exclusive blend of superior seed oils known as the NeoNourish ComplexTM, to nourish and moisturize babies’ skin. In addition, the diapers are made from bio-based materials, and contain no harsh chemicals, chlorine, latex, petroleum-based lotions or fragrance!

Mom” tried both size 3 and size 5 diapers on her little ones, and both provided awesome protection and held up to lots of running, playing, and squirming to get the diapers on the children! They are not scratchy on sensitive skin, and are very absorbent.

Rear Gear Ultra Absorbent Diapers are available exclusively at all Babies R Us locations, with prices starting at $11.99.

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Organic Pharmacy Baby WashMom” is loving this new organic product line designed for wee ones and their mothers! The Organic Pharmacy makes it easy to care for your new arrival in the best way possible by using The Organic Pharmacy’s mother & baby natural, toxin-free products designed especially with delicate skin in mind. The Organic Pharmacy line is gentle on baby’s skin, while the range of prenatal and postnatal care products is ideal for mom’s health and beauty needs.

Mom” adores the Apricot & Chamomile scent of the lotion, wash, shampoo and conditioner! It is light and fresh, leaving baby smelling sweet and oh-so cuddly! The line includes eight essential baby and mommy care products, including Mother & Baby Massage Oil, Lavender & Chamomile Milk Bath, Miracle Nipple Cream, Stretch Mark Oil, Apricot & Chamomile Conditioner, Apricot & Chamomile Shampoo, Apricot & Chamomile Wash, and Apricot & Chamomile Lotion. All of the products make an excellent baby shower gift to pamper the new mommy and her baby!

Organic Pharmacy Baby Wash

Some of our favorites from the Organic Pharmacy include:

Apricot & Chamomile Lotion (made with Aloe, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Apricot Oil, Chamomile, Honey, Jojoba, and Sesame Seed Oil)

Apricot & Chamomile Wash (made with Aloe, Rose, Rose Geranium, Rose Hip, St Johns Wort, Apricot Oil, Chamomile, and Marigold)

Apricot & Chamomile Shampoo (made with Algin, Aloe, St Johns Wort, Chamomile, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Hydrolysed Wheat Protein, Lemon, and Marigold)

These luxe new items from the Organic Pharmacy will definitely be loved by little ones and their mommies alike! You can learn more at The Organic Pharmacy website.

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Orgain healthy kidsCan you believe it is almost time to send the kiddos back-to-school? This Fall, pack a healthier lunchbox with the addition of Orgain Healthy Kids! To add nutritional support to your child’s diet, especially for little who are extremely picky (we have all been there!), these organic nutritional shakes are the perfect addition. Available in 3 flavors, Vanilla, Chocolate or Strawberry, Orgain Healthy Kids provides 8 grams of organic protein, organic complex carbohydrates, organic fiber, a complete vitamin and mineral blend, and a blend of 10 different certified organic fruits and vegetables. It is gluten-free, and free of soy, preservatives, artificial sweeteners and corn syrup. Yes – it is truly a powerhouse!

We tested all three flavors in “Mom’s” kitchen, and loved the Chocolate flavor the best. Another great way to enjoy the shake is to add the Vanilla or Strawberry flavors to a fruit smoothie for a quick breakfast on-the-go or for an after school snack! We also created this little gem of a recipe!

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Tiny Green Mom’s Monkeyin’ Around Shake

Ingredients

1 container Chocolate Orgain Healthy Kids drink
1 banana
1 6 oz. container Redwood Hill Farm Organic Goat Milk Yogurt – Vanilla (you can use plain for less sugar)
8-12 ice cubes

Preparation

Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Serve and enjoy!

The story behind the brand is one after “Mom’s” own heart! After years of trial, Andrew Abraham, M.D., a practicing physician, father of two, and cancer survivor created an organic nutritional shake called Orgain Healthy Kids (www.orgain.com).

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Yellow Label Kids - Finger PuppetsLooking for creative, imaginative and inspired play this summer with your little ones? Look no further than Yellow Label Kids, a fantastic company offering fair-trade, earth-friendly and hand-crafted toys, puppets and animals that don’t need all the bells and whistles to engage little ones! It’s time to turn off the TV, iPads, iPods, computers, and more, and let your children perform an impromptu puppet show with these oh-so cute hand puppets! The finger puppets are lovingly stitched and have sparked the imaginations of “Mom’s” little ones countless times since they arrived to play. The tiny details of the finger puppets are absolutely darling, and what we love is how easy to they are to pack due to their size! The little puppets can be placed in a pocket, purse, diaper bag and more for fun on-the-go – perfect for a backseat comedy routine!

Yellow Label Kids - Lion Friends Rattles

Founded by entrepreneur Hillary Sciarillo, Yellow Label Kids is fast becoming one of “Mom’s” favorite earth-friendly toy companies! The knit toys are all made with bamboo yarn, and are extremely soft for little hands. The rattles make an excellent baby shower gift for the eco-minded parent!

In addition to the finger puppets and rattles, beautiful handmade dolls, toys, hats, and more are available. To see the entire collection of clothing and toys available at Yellow Label Kids, please visit YellowLabelKids.com.

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Morable Blanket BambooAs a mother to two little ones, “Mom” swaddled both babies from birth to 12 months in a Miracle Blanket®. They slept better, more comfortably and secure, and eased our worries that a blanket would cover their tiny nose or mouth. Now that her youngest is one year old, swaddling has now been replaced with footed sleepers, just as an eco-friendly swaddling blanket has made its debut! (why does that always happen!?) Regardless – the Miracle Blanket® makes it a breeze for anyone (new moms and dads, grandparents, visiting aunts and uncles…) to swaddle your little one properly and with ease.

Miracle Industries, LLC, the inventors of the award-winning Miracle Blanket®, have designed the Cool Bamboo Miracle Blanket®, the first eco-friendly swaddling blanket to join the company’s line of best-selling swaddling blankets.

Cool Bamboo Miracle Blankets® are made from a super-soft bamboo-cotton blend (70% bamboo and 30% cotton). “Mom” is a big fan of anything that is made of bamboo! It is extremely soft and just lovely next to the skin. The silky smooth fabric is stretchy, odor and stain-resistant, breathable, and lightweight, making it perfect for swaddling during the warm weather months and year-round according to Michael Gatten, CEO and founder of the dad-invented Miracle Blanket®.

“We know many families are conscientious about the environment and rightfully so. That’s why we have been working hard to give these families an eco-friendly swaddling solution – and not just any solution – but a solution that also happens to be the #1 pediatrician recommended swaddling blanket on the market today,” says Gatten. “While the fabric is different, the one thing that remains unchanged is our guarantee that Miracle Blanket® will give your baby (and mom and dad) a good night’s sleep.”

The new Cool Bamboo Miracle Blanket® is available for $32.95 on www.MiracleBlanket.com and at authorized Miracle Blanket® retailers worldwide. Please visit www.MiracleBlanket.com for more information.

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Aveeno Baby WashIf you have little ones with sensitive skin, like “Mom,” AVEENO® Baby is an allergen and paraben-free choice for bath time! The newest formulation, AVEENO® Baby Wash & Shampoo, helps to nourish, soothe and protect baby’s delicate skin. Specially formulated with ACTIVE NATURALS® ingredients like Oat Extract and Colloidal Oatmeal, “Mom” is loving the light, sweet scent left on her tiny ones’ skin! Plus, it can be used in the bath for some bubbles, as well!

Why choose AVEENO® Baby Wash & Shampoo for your little ones?

· Formulated with ACTIVE NATURALS® Natural Oat Extract (carefully extracted from the oat kernel) is known for its soothing properties

· Blends into a rich, lathering cleanser that cleans without drying

· Gentle enough for everyday use on infants and babies’ sensitive skin

· Lightly scented

· Allergy-tested, soap-free, tear free, and paraben free

· AVEENO® Brand is Pediatrician recommended

Available at food, drug and mass merchandisers nationwide, AVEENO® Baby Wash & Shampoo can also be found online at Aveeno.com.