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It’s a beach blanket! It’s a pool! Yes, this multi-functional Beach Blanket Pool by EverEarth can be used either as a blanket while lounging on the sand or grass… or flip it over and it becomes an instant kiddie pool! Your little ones can stay cool, refreshed and nearby while playing at the beach. Simply dig a shallow hole, place the blanket over the top, fill with water, and the blanket has been magically transformed into a tiny private oasis. Yes, you will be tempted to join your little ones in it on a hot summer day… and it is much bigger than it appears in the pictures!

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The Blanket comes in an adorable bucket-shaped bag that also acts as a waterproof bucket to carry the water to fill the pool. The well-thought out design of the Beach Blanket Pool makes this a must-have for any beach outings this summer…and since we live in FL, there will be plenty as the weather is already over 90 F this week!

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But what makes the Beach Blanket Pool a winner to the Tiny Green Mom team are the eco-friendly aspects! By using TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) instead of PVC, which is in most kiddie pools, EverEarth uses a material that is phthalate-free, biodegradable, recyclable, and has helped reduce carbon dioxide output by 20% based on similar PVC outputs. It also features recycled packaging! You can learn more here.

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Would you like to win this awesome Beach Blanket Pool for your summer adventures with your family? From May 20th – May 31st, you can enter to win daily on Tiny Green Mom!

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The EverEarth Beach Blanket Pool Giveaway ends on May 31st, 2017 and is open to the US only. Please make sure to leave a separate comment for every each and every entry that you make so that they will count for you!

Thank you! “Mom” at Tiny Green Mom can’t wait to announce the winner of this eco-fabulous giveaway!

*Company generously provided samples and images for this piece. All thoughts expressed herein are my own.*

Mama & Little Logo

At Tiny Green Mom, we love finding new + innovative companies that really ‘get’ what modern mommas need and desire! For “Mom,” who has a teething 7 month old, this means finding baby safe jewelry that her little one can drool and chew on without worry, and that looks fashionable, too! With geometric shapes and beautiful color combinations that come together like a gorgeous piece of art you can actually wear, the stunning Mama & Little collection will have you dreaming up outfits you can rock with baby in tow!

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Mom” adores the delicate Teresa Silicone Teething Necklace in “Mermaid” above – isn’t it pretty?! Featuring a breakaway safety clasp and made from 100% silicone beads, this gorgeous necklace can be easily cleaned with soap and water after your sweet baby plays it with and chomps on it. It will keep little fingers occupied without compromising your style, and we love that it is non-toxic, as well as BPA, PVC, phthalate, latex, lead, and cadmium free!

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When you order a teething bracelet or necklace from Mama & Little, your jewelry arrives packaged beautifully in a cotton drawstring bag. Whether as a gift for yourself (it’s ok – treat yourself! You deserve it, moms!) or for someone who is expecting, Mama & Little will be a treasured gift!

To learn more about Mama & Little and the entire collection of teething jewelry, visit the Mama & Little website.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this article.*

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.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this piece.*

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.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this piece.*

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.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this piece.*

Chemicals in Baby Products and How to Avoid Them

It’s a concerning fact that baby products out there still contain BPA, phthalates, and lead; that’s why it’s very important to make informed decisions when buying any product for our children. You might ask: why is it important to buy non-toxic baby products? Take for example, research done by the Environmental Working Group that found that newborn’s umbilical cord blood has an average of 287 different chemicals, in which: 
- 180 cause cancer in humans or animals
- 217 are toxic to the brain and nervous system
- 208 cause birth defects or abnormal development in animal tests. A few years ago when fire retardant chemicals where being added to pajamas, we had to go and prove that it caused more harm than good. Now we must prove that many other toxic chemicals should also stay away from our furniture, linens, paint and any other products that we come in contact with daily.

Some things to look for are BPA, phthalates, and lead; stainless steel dinnerware is a great way to ensure that you are keeping your child’s food free from these leaching toxins that could be present in plastic dinnerware. Ecobold believes that if consumers take a stance against harmful and toxic products and demand safe alternatives with their buying power, these products can become the norm. So, thank goodness we have companies who share the same concerns and are able to produce better products!

There are some great companies that make it very easy to be a parent; these companies are committed to providing parents with safe, worry-free solutions to real-life challenges. When you buy these non-toxic products you are not only declaring your consideration for your children’s environment, you are also saving them from future health problems. Even if you’re not a parent, when you’re invited to a baby shower, make sure to introduce the mom to be to safe products.

You can find many non-toxic and stylish baby products that customers are raving about at Ecobold.com. Find tableware “must haves” for children, that are of excellent quality and that will not contain any toxic chemicals that can harm your child. One to love is the stainless steel Kid Kanteen baby bottle by Klean Kanteen, the contoured hourglass shape of this bottle is designed to be easy to hold by little hands and the nipple shape promotes proper oral development and healthy teeth. Furthermore, this stainless steel bottle is reusable and 100% recyclable, but most importantly it is non-toxic, which means you won’t expose your child to BPA, phthalate, or lead.

The ECOlunchtray also comes highly recommended! A stainless steel plate divided in three sections, this tray makes it easy to feed toddlers a snack, lunch, or dinner. This plastic-free, lead-free, BPA-free, and phthalate-free tray is a non-toxic alternative that is completely safe for your little one. This tray is recyclable, unbreakable, and dishwasher safe. And what to use for flatware? The Spoons & Forks for infants is a safe option that is BPA-free, phthalate-free and PVC-free that is made from recycled materials and completely recyclable.

It may be nearing the end of cold and flu season, but parents know that colds and upper respiratory infections can strike at any time of the year! To ease symptoms naturally without the use of medication, Ear, Nose and Throat specialists from the University Hospital MAS in Malmo, Sweden, invented an ingenious little device called the NoseFrida! BPA-free and Phthalate-free, this unique nasal aspirator is an effective way for parents to help ease their baby’s congestion. The NoseFrida enables parents to relieve congestion by using their own suction to drain their child’s nose with the help of filters to prevent any transfer of mucus. Don’t worry! No mucus is transferred, and baby’s relief is almost instantaneous. Plus, the NoseFrida is much more sanitary than the bulb syringe that is typically used to relieve congestion, and is not placed inside the nose to use.

Why do doctors and parents prefer NoseFrida to the bulb aspirator?

NoseFrida is non-invasive: The tip of the aspirator is designed to be placed against the outside of the baby’s nostril, creating a seal (not inside like the bulb).

NoseFrida is more effective: Parents use their mouth to vacuum the contents of the nostril. This variable parent-powered suction is much more effective than the static suction of the bulb. The parents are able to control the amount of suction and a disposable filter prevents any bacterial transfer.

NoseFrida is more sanitary: Unlike the bulb, NoseFrida can be taken apart and cleaned with soap and water, and reused until the child is old enough to blow his/her nose.

Smart and sanitary, the NoseFrida is a must-have in any nautural medicine chest for parents of infants and toddlers! For more information, or to locate a store near you, visit www.fridababy.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this piece.*

Styling your little one’s curls and tresses has never been safer for your child or more environmentally-friendly as it is with Hot Tot! This new eco-friendly, organic haircare line for children is all the rage – boasting absolutely NO parabens, sulfates, phthalates, 1, 4-Dioxane, Formaldehyde, Propylene Glycol, DEA, Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, or Synthetic Colors! “Mom” loves the fact that she can wash and style her toddler’s hair without worrying what is in the formulation being placed on her tender scalp!

Made with organic and naturally sourced ingredients, the whole line is simply eco-fabulous! What is “Mom’s” favorite? The Conditioning Detangler! With a light, clean scent, it keeps her child’s hair tangle-free and smooth without feeling greasy! Bed-head, begone!

Another great product from this couture line is the Spotless Tot! This tear-free, gentle hair and body cleanser also smells refreshing and clean, and a little goes a long way! It is made with no harsh ingredients, and is exra gentle for the most tender of skin.

For parents seeking only the best and safest products to use on their children, Hot Tot is an excellent choice! From the packaging made from recycled materials to the organic & natural ingredients, everything is made following sustainable business practices!

To learn more about Hot Tot, to locate a retailer near you, or to order online, visit www.hottot.com.

*Company geneorously provided samples and images for this review.*

Dish up healthy servings of hope with the HopeFULL Gift Pack! Originally created by two sisters who wanted to provide a dear friend with nutritious and delicious options that would not turn her stomach while undergoing chemotherapy for cancer, the HopeFULL Gift Pack is truly special. Designed to be sent or brought to a loved one, the contents of the gift pack includes 20 easy-to-make recipes, BPA, PVC, and Phthalate-free HOPEfull Silicone Mold, 100 Birch-wood spoon-sticks, and 1 insulated neoprene cooler tote. The recipes are simple enough for any caregiver to make and freeze, and the frozen meal pops offer cooling relief as well as tasty nutrition!

Not just for those undergoing treatment for cancer or other illnesses, the frozen meal pops make a wonderful summertime activity and healthy treat for the kiddos, as well! Little ones will love to help Mom or Dad in the kitchen as they measure the ingredients, add them to the blender, and once blended, pour them into the silicone mold to freeze. What “Mom” loves is that these pops do not contain any added sugar or artificial ingredients, just delightful flavors and sound nutrition! With 20 unique flavors to make, you can choose from Greenie Pineapple Pops to Cocobanana Bean, and introduce your child to flavors around the world, as well, with the Taste of Thailand or Tropic Treat. Yum!

Mom” chose to make the Summer Fruit Pops with her daughter, pictured above, and they turned out marvelously! Measuring, blending, and pouring was easy, and the pops were ready in a little over an hour – just enough time to play outside!

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Ingredients

1/4 cup vanilla soy milk (“Mom” used Vanilla Almond Milk)

1/2 cup silken tofu

1/2 cup fresh raspberries (“Mom” used 1/4 cup fresh raspberries and 1/4 cup fresh blueberries)

1/2 cup fresh strawberries de-stemmed and halved

1/2 cup vanilla whole milk yogurt (“Mom” used Organic Fat-Free Greek Yogurt)

Preparation

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until completely smooth, scraping down the sides if necessary. Pour into HopeFULL tray, add wooden spoon-sticks and freeze.

The pops tasted smooth and creamy, like a creamsicle, and are perfect after a long day spent playing! They can also be taken out of the freezer, left to melt just a bit in a bowl, and then eaten with the wooden spoon-stick.

Whether you are enjoying the pops as a treat, or sending cheerful goodness to a loved one or friend, the HopeFULL Gift Pack is sure to make someone smile! To learn more about the HopeFULL Company, the inspiration behind their business, or to order, visit www.thehopefullcompany.com.

*Company generously provided samples, recipes, and images for this review.*

It’s time to get down and dirty this Spring as you feather, spruce and clean your nest with the best planet-friendly cleaners available! Take a peek at the latest in planet-friendly cleaners, laundry & dishwasher detergents, soaps, and more to help you fight grime – naturally, of course!

Whole Foods Market All Purpose Citrus-Scented Spray Cleaner

Wipe away the dirt and grime on any surface with this eco-conscious cleaner new to Whole Foods Market! Lightly scented with revitalizing citrus essential oils, this will lift your spirits as you clean! Phthalate-free, phosphate-free, and chlorine-free, even the packaging is fully recyclable. Locate a Whole Foods Market near you by going to www.wholefoodsmarket.com.

Whole Foods Market All Purpose Concentrated Cleaner

Another newbie to the Whole Foods Market line-up of eco-fabulous cleaning products is this concentrated cleaner that makes mopping floors a (pine-scented) breeze! Dust bunnies will run for cover when you bring out the mop and bucket of warm water graced with this cleaner that is phosphate-free, chlorine-free, and phthalate-free, and has just a hint of all-natural pine essential oil! Learn more at www.wholefoodsmarket.com.

JAWS (Just Add Water System)

Reduce, reuse and recycle is the mantra behind the JAWS cleaning system! One bottle can be used multiple times – simply insert a new cleaning cartridge into the fully recyclable bottle, and add water. Each JAWS bottle arrives with two extra cartridges for use, and after the initial purchase, the cartridges are sold separately at a fraction of the price. (Read: 2 full bottles for less than $2 each!) Four JAWS cleaners are now available, including JAWS Glass & Hard Surface Cleaner, JAWS Multi-Purpose Cleaner/Degreaser, JAWS Bathroom Cleaner/Deodorizer and JAWS Disinfectant Cleaner Degreaser. For more information about this effective, eco-friendly new cleaning system that encourages you to reduce waste, visit www.jawsclean.com.

Earth Friendly Product’s ECOS Magnolia and Lily Detergent

Freshen up the laundry room with the scent of Magnolia & Lily! For planet-friendly cleaning of all of your bedding, clothing, blankets, throw rugs, and more, Earth Friendly Product’s ECOS Magnolia and Lily Detergent is non-toxic and suitable for all types of fabrics! It is 100% biodegradable, chlorine-free, enzyme-free, and petroleum-free. Plus, it is also available in a fragrance-free version, for extreme sensitivities. Check out www.ecos.com.

Produce Magic by Vermont Soap

It’s magic! This one little spray can do it all – naturally washing away the residue from pesticides, fertilizer, dirt, road grit, mold, fungi, the wax coating on fruits, and more! Produce Magic is an eco-friendly alternative for avoiding contaminated produce and food-borne illnesses that strike 48 million Americans each year. Plus, this planet-friendly, organic fruit and vegetable wash is biodegradable and free of artificial colors, fragrances, preservatives, animal products or gluten. A spray or two goes a long way in keeping the fruits and veggies in your home fresh and contaminant-free! Produce Magic can be purchased throughout the country (and beyond) at health food, gourmet and specialty stores and online at www.vermontsoap.com.

*Companies generously provided images, information, and samples for this article.*