Wednesday, October 28, 2009

G Diapers

Okay, so we have given you a couple cloth diapering tutorials and gone over both the Bumgenius and Fuzzi Bunz super easy cloth diapering systems, but even though you want to be a green mama, you're still not sure that you can commit to cloth diapers? Well, then we have the perfect diaper for you. G diapers combine the best of cloth with the convenience of disposables...a hybrid diaper, if you will. G diapers (the "G" stands for green) consist of a machine washable soft cotton outer diaper ("little g pant") with a flushable, plastic free, biodegradable liner. When baby needs a change, just take out the liner and flush, compost or toss it. Place a new liner in baby's "little g pant" and you're good to go. Since the diapers are breathable and plastic free, your baby will be less likely to get diaper rash. The liners are 100% biodegradable, and will compost in 50-150 days. Check out this video to see just how easy G diapers are to use.

And if you're still not sure about cloth diapering, let us try one more time to tap into your yoga loving, canvas bag toting, organic eating, earth loving side with this video, courtesy of G diapers.

G diapers are in our store now. For more information you can check out the G diapers website, or come into the store for a personal one on one tutorial.

Recall Alert-Halloween Flashlights from Target

Halloween Flashlights Sold Exclusively at Target Recalled Due to Burn Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Halloween Flashlights

Units: About 610,000

Importer: Target, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Manufacturer: DGI LLC, of Warren, N.J. and Tien Hsing, of Wanchai, Hong Kong

Hazard: The flashlights can overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received eight reports of flashlights overheating and melting, including one report of burns to the hand.

Description: This recall involves two types of Halloween-themed flashlights: the mini flashlights and flashlights sold with stencils.

Mini Flashlights - The mini flashlights have a key ring extending from the bottom and were sold in a pack of three colors: orange, green and black. The orange and purple packaging has “Mini Flashlights (3 Pack)” printed on the front and “DGI”, “Made in China” and “DPCI# 234-02-1813” printed on the back.
Standard Size Flashlights - Also included in the recall are standard sized flashlights with a black handle and an orange top. The flashlights were sold with six stencils in various colors and images: a pumpkin, ghost, spider, cat, witch and skull & cross-bones. “Flashlight with Stencil” is printed on the front and “Tien Hsing,” “Made in China” and ”234 02 1838” is printed on the back of the packaging.
Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide from August 2009 through September 2009 for $1 for the mini flashlights and $2.50 for the flashlights with stencils.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumer should immediately stop using the flashlights and return the product to any Target store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at

Friday, October 23, 2009

Recall Alert-Cambridge Silversmiths Flatware

Flatware Recalled by Cambridge Silversmiths Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Fiesta Masquerade and Home Olympic Flatware

Units: About 13,000

Distributor: Cambridge Silversmiths Ltd. Inc., of Fairfield, N.J.

Hazard: The plastic decorative inserts on the flatware’s handles can detach during dishwashing, posing a choking hazard to children.

Incidents/Injuries: The company has received 28 reports of a plastic insert detaching from the flatware. One incident of injury reported, no specifics provided.

Description: This recall involves the Fiesta Masquerade and the Home Olympic 20- piece flatware sets. The Fiesta Masquerade flatware set is silver-colored and the handles have plastic decorative inserts in red, orange, yellow, green and three different shades of blue. The Home Olympic flatware sets are charcoal and the handles have decorative black inserts.

Sold exclusively at: Fiesta Masquerade at JC Penney, Federated Department Stores, Bealls and Homer Laughlin from November 2008 through May 2009 for about $70 per 20-piece set; Home Olympic at Target from August 2008 through August 2009 for about $30 per 20-piece set.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled flatware sets immediately and contact the company to return the product and obtain a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cambridge Silversmiths at (800) 890-3366 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the company’s Web site at or email

Thursday, October 22, 2009

bumgenius 3.0 cloth diapers

We are continuing our cloth diaper education series today with a lesson on bumgenius 3.0 cloth diapers. Bumgenius cloth diapers are designed to make cloth diapering easy. Dads and babysitters alike love the bumgenius 3.0's. The velcro stretch tabs make these cloth diapers go on and off as easy as disposables, even on the most wiggly little baby. The diapers are a one-size daiper, designed to fit your baby from birth to 35 pounds.

The bumgenius 3.0's are pocket diapers. An absorbent insert is stuffed inside the waterproof cover. The diapers come with a one size insert and a newborn insert, which can be used on newborns to keep the diapers from being too bulky, or can be used with your one size insert to give you extra absorbency at nap times or outings.

I scoured youtube for a good bumgenius tutorial and this is the best one that I could find. In this video she stuffs her diapers with a microfiber towel but bumgenius diapers come with inserts that are very absorbant, so don't worry, there is no need for you to run out and purchase a microfiber towel.

As always, if you have questions or want to learn more about cloth diapering, please leave a comment, visit our Facebook Fan Page and start a discussion, or come into the store for a tutorial.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Flu Vaccines

These days the talk around the water cooler, in the mommy and me class, and on every mommy blog, chatroom, etc is whether or not we should get the flu vaccine for ourselves and our children. There are a lot of myths out there, and a recent New York Times article has a done a great job debunking them.

Read this article if you have any questions about the safety of the flu vaccine. And maybe the next time you get into a vaccine discussion at playgroup, you will have some new facts to share.