opt organic? and a my natural baby boutique giveaway!



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I want Carter to turn out - I dunno - perfect?

A huge part of being a new mom is choosing which advice you're going take and to weave into your priorities. Put them to sleep on their backs. Have a ceiling fan on over the crib. Sanitize surfaces. Read books. Avoid TV. Try not to give them medications. Buy organic products.

Lovely advice, but nobody ever offers the second half of their sentence. You know, that because part. Please, people of harping, tell me what happens if I faux pas it up?

At risk of sounding completely naive - honestly, the organic thing didn't have me sold. I don't eat/wear/live organic, and look at me, I'm doing just fine. Won't Carter be just as fine?

But it's organic! Yes, nature-person, it is. Please pass the cheap cheerios.

There was a lot I didn't know.

From the second they're conceived until age three, babies' brains and bodies grow super fast. Obviously. Since they're so small, they absorb more pesticides per pound of body weight than adults do. The toxins stay in their systems longer and have an impact on their growth.

Toxins can play into so many different products - plastic bottles, toys, soaps, food, milk and clothes.

I get the food and bottles part, we slop them to our mouths and practically inject toxins into our bloodstreams. (If you're Carter, you're also into avid soap consumption.) But clothes? Paranoid much? How could non-organic clothes really hurt anyone?

Our bodies actually absorb what touches our skin, and guess what? A baby's skin is a lot thinner than ours.

Cotton crops are a crazy toxin offender; they're heavily ridden with insecticides that cause cancer. To put it more simply scarily: A study found that children whose parents used pesticides in their personal gardens were seven times more likely to have leukemia than other children.

Let's finish that blank-slated sentence. Opt organic because Carter will be at a lower risk for cancer, disease and his flawless growth won't be stunted. --- Well ok then.

Now that I'm feeling a little less blonde and fairly freaked out, I give. I'll opt for some safe, scratchy, earthy, organic clothing. But I couldn't believe my fingers when Carter got his first two organic T-shirts the other day from My Natural Baby Boutique. The organic cotton is surprisingly so much softer and thicker than any shirt I've ever come across.

Holding Carter felt like grabbing a brand new, snuggly teddy bear right off a toy store shelf. And it figures. Organic cotton is treated less, so the fibers aren't weak and broken down.

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My Natural Baby Boutique is excited to offer one lucky Bumble reader $20 toward your baby's much-deserved organic collection!

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There are two ways you can enter (leave a comment for each):
♥ Go to My Natural Baby Boutique's page, come back & leave a comment telling me what you'd get if you won. (My favs are the As We Grow T-shirts!)
♥ Go to My Natural Baby Boutique's Facebook page, like it, comment saying Bringing up Bumble sent you. Come back here and tell me you did it.

You can enter once a day, just say Enter me again.

The winner will be picked on Saturday, April 23.

Good luck!



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78 comments:

  1. YAY! This is so fantastic! I love organic. The minute I found out that I was pregnant I ate only organic, cut coffee out, and ate as healthy as I could. Its only natural that I continue now that my little man is four months old right?! So far Max eats only organic too... he is a breast man! I never really thought of clothing him in organic, but HELLO that makes total sense!!!
    So I went to My Natural Baby fb page and "liked". I also went to their website and umm lets just say I cant pick just one item that I would love to see my Maxwell wearing!

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  2. Hey girl - I'd love to have some sources for that information you shared! Those would be great studies and articles for me to share with my attending physicians and/or parents of pedi patients who were interested.

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  3. @Danielle hey danielle! here's where i got my info:

    http://www.ask.com/wiki/Organic_baby_products

    http://www.mynaturalbabyboutique.com/pages/WhyOrganic.htm

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  4. Wow...I try and buy local veggies and if I cant get local I buy organic but clothing? I'd never given it a second thought..until now!and it totally makes sense!Crazy!
    I think I would have to get one of those T-Shirts because well..the whole clothing thing..or maybe I'd get a toy..but does he need more toys?hehe..I think it would be a toss up between the shirt or a Wetbag for cloth diapers. I looooooove my cloth diapers..and having a organic fancy wetbag would just make me the talk of my girlfriends...and then they would HAVE to get one too.. :) but maybe i could just get both..humm

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  5. I also *liked* My Natural baby on FB... :)

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  6. Now that I'm frantic at the very thought of cancer. I need some organic items for my kiddo! I love the idea of organic teethers since they go directly in the mouth. The hand one is super cute. I also really like the "Let it Bee" shirt. Great giveaway!

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  7. I also liked My Natural Baby Boutique on FB!

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  8. I like this post. I always vote for organic products.

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  9. Ahhh Meghann I am torn! Would I love to give my son the best start in life by giving him organic food and clothes? Hell yeah, i'd love to. The idea that doing anything else could be damaging to his health strikes fear into my very core!
    Thing is, it's all about the money for us as much as I hate to admit it. We're not poor by any means, but on one wage and watching our spending....well, to keep a roof over his head I suppose! Organic stuff in the UK is very expensive so it's on the list of wants rather than needs.
    Whilst I fully appreciate your thoughts and findings,(thank you for posting btw) I think I am going to have to continue with the (risky) business of dressing my son in non-organic fibres.
    I do take a little comfort, however, in the fact that I'm doing my bit to help preserve the world my son will grow up in. I do this by dressing him in clothes handed down from my 3 yr old nephew, rather than going out and buying new!

    Love the post. Keep up the good work!! xxx

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  10. I would love to get the Organic Mommy + Me BFF Toddler Tee if I won :)
    mum.n.wife.to.jdt@gmail.com

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  11. I like My Natural Baby Boutique on FB!

    mum.n.wife.to.jdt@gmail.com

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  12. Great post! I love the Organic Cotton Apple Applique Playsuit!

    martha@howellphotostudio.com

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  13. vote- check
    enter me again....check? :)

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  14. I love the grow with me t shirts soo cute! and I would definatly get them!

    I liked them on facebook!!!! so excited :)

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  15. I've always wondered about going all organic or not. My husband is a little too cheap to go au'natural just yet! I want to try to do more of it though this time around. With bottles/food/diapers. So thanks for posting this so I can understand a little better why its so important :) I liked and post on your FB, and if I were to win your give-away I would like to get my little one:

    BPA Free thinkbaby Starter Set
    ~or~
    The swaddle blankies--probably the espresso one :) so it can go either way! (we are keeping the sex a secret 'till birth)

    Thanks!
    Bekah

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  16. the clothes are cute, but living in florida... i would love the sunscreen! it's a part of our daily life down here! i also love the binky bungee because braedon is forever dropping his pacifier.

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  17. I love the Give Peas a Chance shirt -- my little guy LOVES peas!!

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  18. Liked them on facebook too!

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  19. If I won I would like to get the Bamboo Baby Cable Knit Blanket.

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  20. I "liked" my natural baby boutique on FB :)

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  21. Enter me again please :-)

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  22. I would love the WInd Farm shirt for my little man!

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  23. I liked My Natural Baby Boutique on Facebook :-)

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  24. I love your blog. I have a little boy around the same age as your son. You've been an inspiration to me! I love your knowledge and the down to earth way you pass it out. I love reading between the lines and seeing how much love you have for that beautiful little boy. I love reading about the life of a new mother like myself, and knowing that through the good and the not so... I am not alone in this amazing adventure. Thank you for your posts.

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  25. I'd love to enter! I'd definitely have to order the little tshirt that says 'Free Range' because my little Ryker is definitely a free range baby! LOL Thank you!

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  26. luv ANYTHING organic hope I win :)

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  27. I would get the "Stop the Wailing" t-shirt! It just caught my eye and I fell in love!

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  28. Enter me again please :-)

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  29. Cute! I love the "noob" onesie, lol!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  30. Enter me again for 04/18/11 please

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  31. I would like Rock On Toddler Tee for my little man! :)

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  32. I liked My Natural Baby Boutique on Facebook too =)

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  33. If I won, I would get Organic Cotton Girl's Top

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  34. I love organic, but I must admitt I'm only really good at buying organic food and not so much clothing. I went to their website and I really like the Organic Rock On Toddler Tee
    and teh Bamboo Two PIece Hoodie Set. I'm not sure, but I think I would get both if I won. Thank you.

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  35. I love organic, but I must admitt I'm only really good at buying organic food and not so much clothing. I went to their website and I really like the Organic Rock On Toddler Tee
    and teh Bamboo Two PIece Hoodie Set. I'm not sure, but I think I would get both if I won. Thank you. Oh I'm not sure how to get my name to show up, so it's hringland82

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  36. Enter me again please :-)

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  37. Oopsie.. I put both entries on my first post, So here is my second post for the entry :-)

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  38. please enter me again :) Hope your having a good day :)

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  39. Oh my these are so cute!!! I love the play suits! So cute :) Enter me please :)

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  40. Enter me again for 04/19/11 please

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  41. I also liked My Natural Baby Boutique on FB!

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  42. Meghan, just wanted to let you know that every time I view your videos and read your blogs, it always gives me a good happy feeling :) I also have a little boy, he is 16 months old now and since I had him, every day is a celebration. Thank you for inspiring me to become a great mom. You are beautiful inside out :)

    P.S
    I love the As We Grow T-shirts especially the Organic Cotton I Recycle My Tantrums T-Shirt.lol

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  43. Just liked "My Natural Baby Boutique"

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  44. I love the vibrant green of the Organic Cotton Giraffe Zip Sweatshirt. The quirky and unexpected feature of the giraffe print is so funky and interesting. My son would be the cutest wee guy in kindergarten! Love your blogs Meghan. You and Carter are just the cutest :0)

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  45. Enter me again please! :-)

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  46. Enter me again please :-)

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  47. definitely agree that organic is important - my little man's wardrobe is made up of over 50% organic cotton clothing, all of his blankets/linens are organic cotton and even his mattress is usda certified organic! We also opted out of any plastic which drove everyone nuts around the time of our baby shower!

    I would love to win the giveaway. I think the tees are super cute but I'd also be interested in one of the slings they have on the site!

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  48. The organic econuts laundry soap looks great. Their slings are gorgeous. The clothes are adorable. -- a very tough choice.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  49. Please enter me for 04/21/11.

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  50. Enter me again please :-)

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  51. pleaseeeeeeeeee enter me again ...and now off to vote :)

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  52. Please enter me again for 04/22/11. Thanks!

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  53. Love the velour bath towel and the as we grow shirts. Great store!

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  54. "Liked" on FB and left a comment that Bringing Up Bumble sent me. Have a great day!

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  55. Enter me again please. :-)

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  56. Enter me again for 04/23/11 please.

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  57. Enter me again please :-)

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