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A blog for cloth diapering Mammas. Doing our best for our babies and our Mother Earth.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Grandma El's


We just placed an order for Grandma El's products. This is a wonderful line for all families. We will be setting up holiday gift sets this weekend. If you haven't tried Grandma El's you need. You and baby will LOVE it!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Saturday 10/24/09

I will be working at The Loft at Henpeck Market in Franklin from 8:30 - 4:30 today. Stop by to ask any cloth diapering questions, place an order, and see our products. We have lovely hibiscus print Happy Heinys in, beautiful red Knicker Nappies(perfect for Christmas), and we have great bubble bath, and body wash for the whole family.

I'd be happy to meet you and discuss the benefits of cloth diapers.

Have a great day,

Marie

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Share Holiday gift ideas for a chance to win

From now through November 30th I'd like you to share your holiday gift ideas for a chance to win a free diaper.

With the economy these days many families are on a tight budget and the holidays can cause added stress to already stretched budgets. I'd like you to share your creative gift ideas with us. Tell us about gifts we can make, bake, buy, & give for $20 or less. I will pick the best gift idea on 11/30/09 and the winner will get a free diaper of their choice.

You can't win if you don't enter. So let the suggestions begin! What will you be giving this holiday season?

Lunch at Henpeck Market This Friday 10/23

A few friends from my Mommy & me group and I are meeting for lunch at Henpeck Market in Franklin for lunch and yummy desert on Friday. Would you like to join us and meet other "Green" minded Mommies? We will enjoy lunch and then go upstairs to The Loft for a tour of the shops and to see the Green Pixie Baby retail space. We will meet at Henpeck Market at 11:30 and will have a table near the back of the restaurant.

Come by to say hello, and see our new cloth diaper stash at The Loft at Henpeck Market in Franklin.

Have a great day,

Marie
www.greenpixiebaby.com

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Olive Oil Soap


Do you get dry itchy skin during the cold winter months? I used to, until I started using Olive Oil Soap. We sell the best Olive Oil Soap. It is very moisturizing for your skin. Are you pregnant? This is also great for the itchy tummy!

This is the traditional french soap, Savon Marseille. It contains 72% olive oil and is the best soap for your skin and your wool products, as well. Comes in a 300 gram block. Use the block for washing your wool products in the sink, or carefully microwave the block and slice into convenient bars for bathing baby or yourself. I heat the block for 15 seconds each side than slice into bars. I use it for a face wash at night, and as a bath soap for baby and I.

This is the season to try this soap. Put this soap to the winter months test. At only $7.65 what do you have to lose other than dry skin! Depending on the size of the bars you slice you can get six hotel sized bars out of one block. What a great deal!

We carry this soap at both of our locations: Kids Trading Co. - Murfreesboro, TN and at The Loft at Henpeck Market - Franklin, TN. While supplies last.

I hope you enjoy this Olive Oil Soap as much as my family and I do.

Marie Sawyer
www.greenpixiebaby.com

First bi-monthly cloth diaper workshop

The Kids Trading CO. in Murfreesboro is hosting a Grand Opening celebration this Saturday 10/17/09 from 1 pm -4 pm. They will have activities for the children and door prizes!

We (Green Pixie Baby) will be doing an introduction to cloth diapering mini workshop. I will go over the differant cloth diaper options, and the use and care of each diaper type.

We will also be bringing in more products and taking orders for specific colors that day as well. So if there is something specific you are wanting this Saturday is the perfect time to come by and place your order.

Mark your calendars Saturday October 17th at 1:00. Kids Trading Co. 490 St. Andrews Drive #103 Murfreesboro, TN 37128. Just off of hwy 96 in Murfreesboro, past the Kohls shopping center on the right in the St. Adrews shopping Centers.

I look forward to meeting you and answering any of your cloth diaper questions.

Marie
www.greenpixiebaby.com

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Facts about disposable diapers

While pregnant with our Pixie Baby I did lots of research before deciding to cloth diaper and as our journey continues I become more and more concerned about all those babies out there in disposable diapers. My first three children sadly were disposable diaper babies and I feel sad and guilty for it. It's one of those "I wish I knew then what I know now" situations. All I can do now is help other parents make informed decisions.

Here are some basic facts about disposable diapers:

* Sodium polyacrylate is the chemical that makes disposables super-absorbent - it can absorb up to 100 times its weight in water. It can stick to baby’s genitals, cause allergic reactions, and when injected into rats caused hemorrhage, cardiovascular failure and death! In the US, this chemical was removed from tampons in 1985 when it was linked to toxic shock syndrome.

* Dioxin is a by-product of the paper-bleaching process used in manufacturing disposable diapers and is the most toxic of all cancer-linked chemicals. It causes effects like birth defects and liver disease in laboratory animals.

Read the ingredients on the packaging! Here are a few to look for:


Chlorine is a carcinogenic chemical,2 a skin irritant, and toxic to humans, wildlife and the environment.3

Sodium Polyacrylate (also known as SAP or absorbent gel) is under scrutiny. The Real Diaper Association suggests that it can cause skin irritation and severe allergic reactions. 2 It was also removed from tampons in 1985 when it was linked to toxic shock syndrome.

TBT “A toxic pollutant known to cause hormonal problems in humans and animals.” 2 It “can be absorbed through the skin and lead to immune system damage and disrupted hormone function.” Thilon Maack, Greenpeace toxics expert has said that “TBT is one of the most toxic substances ever made and it is being spread throughout the environment. It can be absorbed through the skin and contaminates the environment as well as people... it is absolutely irresponsible to expose babies to these extremely toxic substances”.

Plastic does not breath against the baby’s skin.

Latex can cause allergies when inhaled or contact dermatitis when in contact with skin.

Fragrance is typically another term for phthalates.

Wipes

Baby wipes should leave our babies clean, not leave them with traces of harmful chemicals that can be absorbed through their skin. As author Sloan Barnett says in her book Green Goes with Everything, diaper wipes might as well be called chemical wipes. Chose wipes with fewer potential health concerns and avoid wipes with added “fragrance” or preservatives. Wipes commonly contain formaldehyde, propylene glycol, bronopol, DMDM hydantoin and phthalate-fixed fragrances.

What is wrong with these chemicals?

DMDM hydantioin - An allergen and irritant that forms cancer-causing chemicals
Bronopol - Preservative and allergen that can form cancer-causing chemicals such as nitrosamine
Formaldehyde - Preservative that in high concentrations may trigger an attack in people with asthma and has shown to cause cancer in animals
Proplene glycol - If ingested can cause damage to vital organs and nervous system

We are proud to use cloth diapers and wipes. It is easy, affordable, better for our environment, and most importantly better for babies.

Please make informed decisions about your children, and if you decide to use cloth products we would be happy to answer any of your questions whether you purchase from us or elsewhere.

Have a happy healthy day,

Marie
www.greenpixiebaby.com

Resources
Barnett, Sloan, Green Goes with Everything, pg. 132
http://www.realdiaperassociation.org/diaperfacts.php
http://www.ewg.org
Lynda, Fassa, Green Babies, Sage Moms, pg.119
http://www.thegreenguide.com
http://archive.greenpeace.org/pressreleases/toxics/2000may152.html
Fields, K. et al (2006), “Contact Dermatitis Caused by Baby Wipes,” Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 54(5):230-232
Barnett, Sloan, Green Goes with Everything, pg. 35
http://cir-safety.org/staff_files/safewithqualifications.pdf

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

New products coming soon...


We are happy to announce that we will be adding Thirsties and Clover diapers to our product line. Thirsties carries excellent covers and pocket diapers while the Clover line carries organic USA grown and sewn prefold and fitted diapers. We hope that both products will be well received by our customers. Our hope is to continue to search for the best USA produced products on the market.

Don't forget to stop by our two new locations and let us know what you think. Your opinions are always appreciated!

See our products at Kids Trading Co. in Murfreesboro, or at The Loft at Henpeck Market in Franklin. Feel free to contact me for directions or to request specific products or colors.

My little Pixie and I wish you a happy Fall!

Marie Sawyer
www.greenpixiebaby.com

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Host a diaper party and earn money toward your purchase!

Host a cloth diaper / organic baby care party and earn money toward your purchase.

Here is how it works: Book a diaper party, invite your crunchy Mommy friends, Green Pixie Baby brings our products, and light appetizers. I will go over the care and use of each product. The products I have on hand can be purchased or orders can be taken for specific colors and delivered in 14 days. The host / hostess will receive 10% of the sales to use towards his/her purchase through Green Pixie Baby. Book now and also receive a FREE Cloth Diaper Advocacy Shirt (while supplies last).

Parties can be held in Williamson and surrounding counties.

Call me to schedule your event. This is perfect for the upcoming holidays!

I look forward to seeing you soon,

Marie Sawyer (615) 542-4338
www.greenpixiebaby.com

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Franklin, TN, United States
Hello my name is Marie. I have four healthy, beautiful children. When our latest blessing joined our lives in November 2008 we decided to do the best thing for her and our planet. We went the cloth diapering route. During our search for cloth diapers we found limited availability in our area. We knew that we were not the only family facing this dilemma. Together we decided that we were going to help bring the green trend of cloth diapering to Franklin, TN. So here we are! We specialize in American made cloth diapers and baby products. Spreading the love of cloth diaper fluff and American made stuff one baby at a time. www.greenpixiebaby.com won’t you join us in saving our planet and parenting green?

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