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Check out this grooooovy new water bottle from CamelBak®! This innovative new water bottle is actually a portable filtration system which provides freshly filtered drinking water – no matter where you are! The CamelBak® Groove™ features a filter inside that provides approximately 3 months of fresh water by filtering ordinary tap water as you sip, so you can stay hydrated while enjoying your hike, trail run, workout, or even commute.

BPA-Free, The CamelBak® Groove™ is an extremely durable, reusable, and spill-proof bottle! It is available in 4 bright colors to suit your personality – Blush (pictured), Cool Blue, Graphite, and Seafoam. A Stainless Steel Groove™ is also available, and replacement water filters & bite valves can be purchased for the Groove™ online at www.camelbak.com.

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Let’s face it – mealtimes can be tricky when little ones are involved! From keeping them from running around the table to food being thrown on the floor or being fed to the dog to waging a battle over veggies that have not been eaten, these are the adventures of any family dinner. Why not make mealtime fun and less stressful? The following items help turn mealtimes into a pleasant experience for all, and maybe even sneak in an extra vegetable under the radar, too!

Picky eaters who don’t like any food to touch will adore this Din Din Smart™ Stainless Bus Platter by InnoBaby! It may even inspire a round of “The Wheels on the Bus” to be sung by the entire family as your little one zooms and zips around the plate, enjoying the fruits of your labor, separately, of course! Plus, with five compartments, the Bus Platter encourages eating all five food groups, too. Extremely durable & dishwasher-safe, the Din Din Smart™ Stainless Bus Platter is non-toxic, BPA-free, Phthalate-free, Lead-free, and PVC-free. www.innobaby.com

Keep little hands busy and aspiring artists happy with these adorable (and reusable!) children’s placemats from Modern-twist! Bringing art to the table via collaborations with independent artists and designers, Modern-twist is a pioneer in the use of food- grade, hand-silk screened silicone. With a minimalist aesthetic, every silicone product offered by Modern-twist features a non-porous and germ-free surface, and is BPA-free, Lead-free, Latex-free, and Phthalate-free. The placemat can be personalized time and again using a ballpoint pen, which is great for entertaining tots during mealtime. www.modern-twist.com

It can be downright exhausting trying to get a kid to eat spinach. But not when you’re waving spinach leaves in the air and doing the hula while making Palm Tree Paradise, from the book Bean Appetit: Hip & Healthy Ways to Have Fun with Food (Andrews McMeel Publishing)! Mealtime fun at its’ absolute best – the authors behind this book have managed successfully to turn any meal into a creative, exciting experience for the whole family, from babies & toddlers to parents. www.beansproutscafe.com

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Glass is in! New from Lifefactory are these smartly designed glass beverage bottles that provide you with clean, non-metallic or funky smelling water while on-the-go. Made of BPA-free & Phthalate-free clear soda lime glass, the bottles are reusable and wrapped in a modern silicone sleeve for protection. Both the sleeve and the bottle are dishwasher-safe, as well!

The bottles fit snugly into most car cup holders, due to its’ sleek design, and feature a wide mouth, perfect for adding tea bags, citrus or fruit slices, ice cubes, or even protein powder with ease!

The bright, bold colors of the silicone sleeves will definitely turn heads, and it may be hard to choose just one color that suits your taste. You can choose from Raspberry, Spring Green, Turquoise, Pearl White, Graphite, and Royal Purple.

You can learn more about Lifefactory’s new 16oz. Glass Beverage Bottles by visiting www.lifefactory.com.

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

For the active gal or guy on your holiday gift list, the new GreenLaces Collection by Hydrasip, reusable, stainless steel drinking bottles, make an excellent stocking stuffer! This eco-fabulous new collection are 100% (304) food grade stainless steel, extremely durable, and oh-so easy to clean! Both BPA-free and non-leaching, the bottles can be used for both hot or cold beverages, making them an excellent choice throughout the season & beyond! What “Mom” loves about the Hydrasip bottles is that not only are they recyclable, but each bottle arrives with two different caps, for your desired preference! The GreenLaces bottles are available in Classic ($16.99) and Insulated double wall ($19.99) styles and can be purchased online at www.hydrasip.com.

Founded by Women’s Professional Soccer Player Natalie Spilger, GreenLaces aims to unify environmentally conscious individuals and leverage athletics to reduce their environmental impact. A percentage of all purchases made of the GreenLaces Collection will benefit GreenLaces.org

To learn more about Hydrasip’s GreenLaces Collection or to order, visit www.hydrasip.com.

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Little ones will dig in with delight while using these adorable melamine dinnerware sets from Zoocchini! Both BPA-free and Phthalate-free, the sets are just too, too cute! Choose from the Barnyard Set, Ocean Set, or Safari Set – each one is brightly-colored in red, blue, yellow and green, with cheerful characters adorning the plate and bowl. “Mom’s” little one could not wait to eat off of her Barnyard Set & fill up her new sippy cup – her favorite song is Old MacDonald, so Casey the Cow and Doinkie the Pig really made her smile!

Each dinnerware set includes a bowl, plate, sippy cup with lid, fork and spoon. The set arrives packaged in a convenient carry case for easy gifting this season! The dinnerware pieces can only be placed on the top rack of the dishwasher for cleaning, or may be handwashed.

Zocchini’s Melamine Dinnerware Sets can be ordered online at www.zoocchini.com. Today is the last day to take advantage of 25% perfect off your purchase, as well!

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Now through December 17th, visit Zoocchini.com to pick up some last-minute presents and goodies, and you can save 25% on everything! “Mom’s” favorite? Their adorable BPA-free & Phthalate-free melamine dinnerware sets! Simply use the code holiday25 at checkout. Happy shopping!

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Lunch-a-porter is the one stop shop for eco-friendly, design savvy lunch gear. The site is easy to navigate and features unique lunch solutions for the entire family. From Japanese bento inspired lunch boxes to imaginative utensil combinations, Lunchaporter.com has lunch time covered!

Some top travel-ready options include:

GEL-COOL Munich Series lunch boxes

Simple and modern in design, the Munich Series lunch boxes are easy to pack and come in multiple sizes. The non-toxic lids can be frozen and will keep food cool for up to 4 hours. BPA and lead free, the lunch boxes are a smart choice for kids who need a mid-day snack.

Colore Eco Mug

For hot or warm liquids on the go, Colore Eco Mugs are travel-sized, easily fitting into car cup holders and small bags. The mugs keep liquids and soups hot for over 6 hours. Perfect for kid’s lunches, the mugs are small enough for little hands to grasp.

Excusive discount for Tiny Green Mom readers! Enter Tinygreenmom20 at checkout on Lunchaporter.com and receive a 20% discount. Offer expires February 9, 2011.

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This review was written by Kirstin Robison, who has a passion for everything beauty and travel related. Often found scouring articles and store shelves for the latest must-haves, Kirstin prefers to stay on top of trends. Nothing inspires her more than to find extraordinary products that really work and make life easier. Having traveled to many exotic locations, Kirstin understands the value of products that offer practical benefits. Writing for “Tiny Green Mom” gives her the opportunity to discover new products that make a difference for the user and the planet.

Silikids is offering 20% off all online orders the entire weekend (11/26 – 11/28)! Check out their entire collection of silicone must-haves – with everything from bibs to bottles to glasses – on their website.

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Seeking a planet-friendly option for holiday entertaining this season by opting not to use plastic or styrofoam cups? Check out this fantastic new line from Silikids! Their new Siliskin Drinking Glass sets, offered in 3 sizes, are a stylish alternative that are both reusable and recyclable. Festive and fun, the drinking glasses are wrapped in a Siliskin sleeve, protecting the glass and providing a safe, easy-to-grip surface. Little hands can grip the glasses with ease, and Mom does not have to worry about the glass shattering and breaking if accidently dropped!

Plus, the glasses are perfect for those seeking to relax pool or deckside while sipping a cocktail (or mocktail!) without fear of dropping the glass. The silicone sleeves are BPA-free, made from 100% food-grade silicone, and are hypo-allergenic. In addition, the sleeves are removable and dishwasher-safe or can be boiled for sterilization.

Siliskin’s Drinking Glass Sets are available in the following sizes:

To order a set or two before your next holiday gathering, visit www.silikids.com.

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

For those who want fresh, 100% natural tomatoes packaged in BPA-free cartons this winter when a trip to the farmer’s market for locally grown tomatoes in season is not possible, Pomi Tomatoes offers delicious options, straight from Italy! With a long shelf life, these vine-ripened tomatoes are bursting with flavor. “Mom’s” favorite dish to make with Pomi Tomatoes? Tomato and Basil Soup!

Why choose Pomi for all of your culinary needs this winter?

• Pomi is 100% all-natural and their tomatoes are grown without pesticides or herbicides
• Straight off the vine, fresh taste that has a long shelf life
• Pomi’s tomatoes are grown without the use of genetically modified seeds
• Pomi contains absolutely no preservatives, water added, artificial flavor, additives, or citric acid
• Low in sodium [10 mg. vs 250 – 400 mg sodium for Del Monte and Hunts]
• Non-Toxic, BPA-free and eco-friendly (www.pomi.us.com)
• Flavorful addition to chili, stews and soups!

Pomi can be found at supermarkets nationwide. To learn more about Pomi Tomatoes, please visit www.pomi.us.com.

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