Kiss My Face Kids SunblockWith kids spending more time playing outside or practicing cannonballs into the pool now that summer is upon us, it’s time to protect little ones from the harmful effects of the sun – naturally, of course! Kiss My Face Kids Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 is one of “Mom’s” top picks this summer – this natural mineral sunscreen glides on evenly, offers SPF 30 protection and does not contain nanoparticles, phthalates, fragrances, artificial colors or any other animal ingredients. It’s an excellent choice for parents who are concerned about their children as well as the planet!

With a little one who could swim for hours in the pool if it was up to her, “Mom” tested the new Kiss My Face Kids Sun Collection and was very pleased! It did not wear off quickly, and provided her sun-kissed child with optimal protection, no matter how many times she dove into the pool!

To learn more about the Kiss My Face Kids Sun Collection, or to order, please visit Whole Foods and KissMyFace.com.

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BabyGanics Mineral SunscreenHeading outside with little ones in tow this summer means proper sun protection is top priority! “Mom” is loving the new Baby Pure Mineral Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion 30+SPF from BabyGanics – a super smooth formula that is safe for your children as well as the environment! Simply toss this lotion in your beach bag and let the fun in the sun begin! At “Mom’s” house, that means swinging on the swings in the backyard and spending many hours poolside.

The newest offering from BabyGanics, Baby Pure Mineral Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion 30+SPF not only protects your children against the harsh broad spectrum UVA/UVB rays of summertime but also moisturizes their tender skin. Pediatrician and Dermatologist tested and approved, this mineral based lotion retains its waterproof and SPF qualities for up to 80 minutes – even after all the fun outdoors in the backyard, at the beach or poolside! Plus, the new lotion does not contain PABA, Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, Nano-Particles or Fragrances.

Super simple to apply, this lotion is the best in targeting all of the key areas of protection. Baby Pure Mineral Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion 30+SPF is available in a 4oz. tube can be purchased at Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby, Babiesrus.com and Diapers.com.

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Mighty Oats GroupIf you have a tiny tot at home, then “Mom” hopes you have heard of the nutritious, organic snack & cereal line with the mission to provide kids with good food for a healthy lifestyle! “Mom’s” baby girl is a BIG fan of their Tiny Fruits, a full line of no-sugar added, bite-sized snacks made from 100 percent organic fruit using a slow drying process to preserve the essential nutrients and phytochemicals found in fruit. In baby language, that’s “num-num-num” and a whole lot of yelling when the bag is empty!

Mighty Oats Blueberry Cinnamon

In April, Little Duck Organics launched Mighty Oats, a certified organic instant cereal for little ones that comes in first-of-its-kind plantable and compostable packaging. Yes, you read that correctly! Adding a fun upcycling component, the plantable, biodegradable cardboard outer casing of the packaging is embedded with vegetable seeds – tomatoes, lettuce and carrots – giving kiddos the ability to grow their own vegetable gardens. What a perfect summertime activity!

This delicious, eco-friendly, no sugar added, Non-GMO Project-verified breakfast cereal is made with a blend of good-for-your-baby ancient grains (Quinoa, Amaranth, Chia, Buckwheat, Millet and Oats) and comes in three tasty flavors – Strawberry & Vanilla, Blueberry & Cinnamon and Coconut & Banana. “Mom’s” little one likes the Blueberry & Cinnamon! (num-num-num!)

Mighty Oats is ideal for children over four months of age. Each container takes just 60 seconds to make and is truly all-natural with no added salts, sugars, colors or preservatives.

Tiny Fruits - Blueberry Apple

Mom” is loving that Zak Normandin, the 29-year-old father-of-three founder and CEO (who created Little Duck after not being able to find no-sugar-added, organic snacks for his little ones), wanted Little Duck Organics’ take on baby cereal to be a product consumers can feel good about giving their kids. With function and convenience top of mind, Little Duck packaged the cereal in a compostable bowl that breaks down in less than six months for an eco-friendly, on-the-go meal. How’s that for feeling a little less guilty when hitting the road this summer with the kids in tow!?

At Tiny Green Mom, we love the fact that all of Little Duck Organics products are certified organic, gluten-free and Kosher, all-natural (no added salts, sugars, colors or preservatives) and Non‐GMO Project verified. As a Certified B Corporation, Little Duck Organics meets rigorous social and environmental standards, sourcing directly from certified organic U.S. farms. You can learn more at www.littleduckorganics.com.

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Kneekers with BabyYes – these are like little cushions for baby’s knees as they cruise around crawling on all fours! “Mom” loves these adorable tiny knee pads designed for baby’s knees as your little one learn to crawl and walk. Ah Goo Baby’s Kneekers are the perfect anytime accessory for babies on the go – their soft, cushioned padding and protective outer shell cradles your baby’s precious knees to shield them from carpet burns, rough surfaces, and abrupt falls. With “Mom’s” baby now on the move, army-crawl style, these cute little knee pads have definitely come in handy – providing her baby with a sense of comfort and security.

Kneekers are made from BPA and Phthalate-Free soft materials, and available in a variety of colors and patterns for your stylish tot. At Tiny Green Mom, we are loving the Hoppy Frog and Monster designs! Plus, Kneekers are machine washable and available in two sizes for extra comfort: Lean Leg or Chunkalicious! 

You can learn more about Kneekers or order online at ahgoobaby.com.

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Peaceable Kingdom Great Cheese with game open_HREarth Day may be over, but taking care of our planet is important the whole year through! Peaceable Kingdom turns ordinary moments into teaching moments through cooperative play. Peaceable Kingdom’s cooperative games (many of which are 100% green) have players work together as a team against the game, not against each other. To “Mom,” this means more fun and less aquabbles! For little ones who are exceptionally strong-willed and like to win, this provides an opportunity to learn the value of teamwork. Players win as a team or they lose as a team: it’s that simple. As players work together, they help each other, and learn the valuable lesson of what can happen when everyone comes together to address a problem – all while having fun, of course!
 
Green games, such as The Great Cheese Chase, can help open up a dialogue with your children about living a sustainable lifestyle. Peaceable Kingdom’s cooperative games are just the thing for starting this conversation! All of the games listed below are made with soy-based inks on FSC paper and include game parts made with corn-based plastic and FSC wood. 

Cooperative games from Peaceable Kingdom include:

•The Great Cheese Chase
•Hoot Owl Hoot
•Count Your Chickens
•Stone Soup
•Lost Puppies
•Mermaid Island
•Race to the Treasure
•Seeds for the Birds
 
Mom” absolutely loves the concept of a cooperative game where children learn to work together to solve a problem – all under the guise of play. The Great Cheese Chase is entertaining, easy to learn, and fun for the entire family. “Mom’s” little one loves to play this game where all of the mice must get to the cheese in the attic before Tiger the Cat!

To learn more about Peaceable Kingdom, their many cooperative games, or to locate a retailer near you, please visit peaceablekingdom.com.

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Mommy's Bliss_SS productsCreate a peaceful, relaxing nighttime routine for your little ones with the new Sweet Slumber line of products from Mommy’s Bliss! You may have heard of Mommy’s Bliss before, as the company makes a fantastic natural colic remedy for babies. To help to soothe fussy babies even more, the Sweet Slumber line includes a 3-in-1 Baby Wash, a nightly Massage Cream and a calming bedroom Mist. All three of these new products contain essential oils that are historically associated with relaxation and sleep such as English Lavender Oil, German Chamomile Extract and Ylang Ylang Flower Oil, among other natural, soothing botanical ingredients.

Gentle enough for daily use, Sweet Slumber products are all hypoallergenic and contain no artificial fragrances, gluten, soy, alcohol, sulfates, phthalates or parabens.

Mom” loves how creamy and nourishing the Sweet Slumber Massage Cream is when massaging into baby’s skin – it leaves both Mama and wee one feeling relaxed! The Slumber Mist is so light and smells wonderful – you will want to spray it on your linens or in your bedroom, as well!

Mommy’s Bliss Sweet Slumber Baby Wash

The troubles of bath time for mommy can sometimes become a daunting task, especially if their little one is cranky or fussy. The Sweet Slumber Baby Wash combines the benefits of a body wash, shampoo and bubble bath in one convenient bottle, allowing for an easy and soothing bath time before bed. This tear free formula contains no drying agents and won’t irritate sensitive skin.

Mommy’s Bliss Sweet Slumber Massage Cream

A fussy baby before bedtime can be a mommy’s worst nightmare. The Sweet Slumber Massage Cream is a gentle, moisturizing cream used to relax your child while nourishing their delicate skin. This non-greasy cream absorbs quickly into your baby’s sensitive skin without irritation. 

Mommy’s Bliss Sweet Slumber Mist

A peaceful and soothing bedroom is sometimes just what your little one needs to fall asleep smoothly. The Sweet Slumber Mist creates a calm and familiar bedroom environment that prepares your child for a relaxing and easy sleep. This gentle, calming bedroom mist is ideal for your baby’s blanky, pajamas and bed; all without containing any alcohol or artificial fragrances.

Mommy’s Bliss Sweet Slumber products can be purchased at Walgreens, Diapers.com and DrugStore.com. You can learn more about this new line at MommysBliss.com.

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All About Baby Stage 2 HI RESSpring cleaning for wee ones! Getting your babies and children squeaky clean, (naturally, of course!) is the new BabySpa line of products! We like that this intuitive line caters to a growing child’s skin physiology through its stage program, with Stage 1 being for newborns and crawler and Stage 2 for walkers and toddlers. The science behind the product line is unique in that their formulations take into account that during your infant’s first months of life, his or her hair & skin are more sensitive to irritants and changes in temperature.

Bubble Bath HI RES

We especially loved BabySpa’s Bubble Bath Milk (Stage 2) which provided the right amount of bubbles to the bath and smelled fantastic, too! The all-natural ingredients include evening primrose, lavender and pomegranate to nourish and condition your little one’s skin. Did we mention how lovely this smelled?!

The Stage 1 line includes 3 in 1 Shampoo, Shea Butter Diaper Cream, Tearless Baby Shampoo, Calming Massage Oil, Moisturizing Body Lotion, Soapless Body Wash, and Soothing Face Cream. It features a Baby Fresh Scent to make your tiny tot smell delicous and snuggable!

The Stage 2 line includes 3 in 1 Shampoo, Bubble Bath Milk, Tearless Baby Shampoo, Nourishing Massage Oil, Moisturizing Body Lotion, Soapless Body Wash, and Soothing Face Cream. This line has a Citrus Fresh Scent.

For more information on this new line of all-natural bath and body care products for little ones, please visit www.babyspausa.com. Gift sets for new and expecting mamas are also available.

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non-spill cup orangeWith a toddler and a small baby, “Mom” is busy – working, creating meals, giving baths, changing diapers, potty training, and yes, cleaning up after the inevitable mess! Well, now there is one less mess to tend to, thanks to the ingenious and yes, super duper awesome, Spill-Proof Cup and Straw Cup from mOmma®! These award-winning, BPA and Phthalate-free cups make it fun to encourage your wee ones to drink from a cup with ease. “Mom” placed the mOmma® Straw Cup With Dual Handles in front of her baby, who reached for it immediately with both hands. It rocks and rolls a bit, due to the round shape, but does not spill, and within one minute, the baby was sucking from the straw and extremely pleased with herself! Yes, she even waved her little arm in the air with satisfaction – too cute!

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Why are we loving these new cups from mOmma®?

mOmma® Spill-Proof Cup With Dual Handles — A Parent Tested Parent Approved 2013 winner, this cup’s round, ergonomic shape is easy for baby to grasp, and the soft, 100 percent silicone spout is gentle on developing teeth and gums. New spill-proof technology prevents leaks, and since it is valve-free it eliminates the hassle of cleaning multiple parts. The Spill-Proof Cup is also available without dual handles.    

mOmma® Straw Cup With Dual Handles — This cup was voted Product of the Year 2012 in toddler mealtime by more than 50,180 consumers in a survey by TNS for Product Innovation. With the innovative In &  Out™ straw system that stores the straw within the lid, mOmma’s Straw Cup prevents leaks and ensures maximum hygiene when on the go. The Straw Cup is also available without dual handles.    
 
All mOmma® products can now be found at Target, as well as online. Visit www.mommarocks.com.

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BabyGanics Fine and Handy Hand and Face WipesWe are lovin’ the new non-toxic, biodegradable Fine & Handy Hand and Face Wipes from BabyGanics’! For eco-conscious moms with little ones with sensitive skin, the wipes offer a fragrance-free formula that not only cleans your baby’s delicate skin, but moisturizes and hydrates with special skin conditioners!

The new non-toxic wipes have been formulated with natural plant-based ingredients and are made without chlorine, bleach, parabens, sulfates, or phthalates. Ideal for moms on-the-go with tiny tots, Fine & Handy Wipes contains 30 wipes and can easily be tossed in your purse, diaper bag, stroller or car and thrown away after use without guilt due to its biodegradable properties! We know how fast a parent can go through wipes, from cleaning sticky fingers to bottoms, so the fact that the wipes are biodegradable is fantastic!

To learn more about the BabyGanics’ line of products, visit BabyGanics.com.

BabyGanics’ Fine & Handy Hand and Face Wipes retail for $4.99 and can be purchased at Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby, Amazon.com, Diapers.com and Vine.com.

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NogginStik 1What’s the hottest new educational toy for the youngest learners? The NogginStik™! It has a quirky name but will help your little one master major developmental milestones in an engaging and interactive way! “Mom’s” little one has been playing with the NogginStik™ for 2 months now, and it still entertains, amuses and teaches her new skills!

The NogginStik™ promotes healthy brain development and bonding with your child. With interesting textures to delight the sense of touch, the NogginStik™’s handle is easy to grip for tiny fingers, and helps your child master grasping. The head lights up in three different colors – red, blue and green – to help stimulate your baby’s eyes and encourage visual tracking. In addition, the base of the  NogginStik™ makes a soft rattle sound to help develop listening skills, and features a mirror on the underside, as well.

Our littlest green member of the family just giggled and giggled the first time the NogginStik™ was introduced! Now, she can grasp it with ease and loves to shake it like a maraca to music!

Created by an early intervention therapist, the NogginStik™ is the recipient of the 2012 Top Toy Award by Creative Child Magazine. To learn more about the developmental benefits of the NogginStik™, please visit smartnoggintoys.com.

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