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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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.

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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Juice Beauty green-apple-peelBusy moms (like “Mom” at Tiny Green Mom!) can now bring the spa home with the new Green Apple Peel from Juice Beauty! It’s easy to exfoliate, refine and lighten areas of hyperpigmentation in the comfort of your own home with this bestselling affordable peel! Depending on your skin type, Juice Beauty offers three unique formulations, including Full Strength, Sensitive and Blemish Clearing. It’s simple to use, too – just apply a generous layer on cleansed face, neck and decollette up to twice weekly. Then, leave on for 10 minutes and rinse well. You may feel a slight tingling sensation, but this is completely normal.

The Green Apple Peel exfoliates and refines to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, lightens hyperpigmentation and improves skin tone and texture. When using this product, take care to protect the skin from the sun when out and about this summer, due to the hydroxy-acids found naturally in the product.

Mom” loved how easy it was to achieve that glowing, fresh look after a facial right at home with the Green Apple Peel! There was only a mild tingling sensation experienced, nothing uncomfortable, and it rinsed off easily. “Mom” also loved that the peel is made with certified organic ingredients, such as Organic Apple Juice, Organic Lemon Juice, Organic White Grape and Organic Aloe Leaf Juice. You can learn more about the Green Apple Peel and other organic products from Juice Beauty at www.juicebeauty.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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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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WaxeleneFinally – an eco-friendly alternative to petroleum jelly! For those consumers (like “Mom“) who have chosen not to use products on their skin that contain petroleum, Waxelene is an excellent choice! It has the same protective, waterproofing, moisturizing and soothing properties that people have come to expect from petroleum jelly, but contains no petroleum or hydrogenated oils.

Instead, Waxelene’s all-natural ingredients include vitamin E oil, beeswax, organic rosemary oil, and organic soy oil. These are delicately balanced to synergistically care for your skin. It is delicate enough to be used on babies and children, too!

Waxelene’s patent-pending aeration process gives it a silky smooth texture that won’t clog pores. Committed to the environment and healthy living, the makers of Waxelene endeavor to become more sustainable every day. From using natural and organic ingredients, to packaging in recyclable glass jars (no plastic!), to implementing energy-efficient practices, Waxelene is striving to do its part to prepare for a petroleum-free future.

Waxelene can be purchased online, as well at select Whole Foods, Bed Bath & Beyond, Natural Grocers, Pharmaca, and CVS/pharmacy stores.

You can learn more or locate a store near you at www.waxelene.com.

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Vitazorb Purple BottleThe company’s motto is “You Are What You Absorb” and it is so, so true – when nutrients, vitamins and minerals can be properly absorbed from your food, and waste products broken down properly, it means a healthier (and happier!) you! “Mom” recently had the opportunity to try a new chewable probiotic supplement called Vidazorb®, which offers several chewable varieties of probiotics to aid in gastrointestinal health. For those unfamiliar with the overall health benefits of probiotics, you may wish to visit the Vidazorb website to learn more!

Vidazorb® is available in 5 distinct formulations for both children and adults, including:
 
Plus – Vanilla Flavor
 
+OPC – Pomegranate Flavor
 
Super C – Orange Pineapple Flavor

The Super C, +OPC and Plus varieties all tasted great – easy to chew and swallow, and “Mom” loves that this particular brand of probiotics does not require refrigeration, which is wonderful for traveling. For those who travel to other countries frequently, taking a probiotic supplement daily is a must to help with traveler’s diarrhea!

Vitazorb Orange Bottle

If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of probiotics, or to locate a store near you, visit Vidazorb.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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