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

Friday, March 5, 2010

American Made

We are proud to carry American made cloth diapers and baby products. There are so many choices new parents face. There are just as many if not more worries new parents face in regards to product safety. We've all heard of various toys, bottles, and even formula being recalled. Most not all, were from imported products. Recently it was discovered that metal coming in from China contained high levels of radiation. That metal is being used on our household products. There is currently no one that inspects the imported metal. Inspection and correction of the "issues" would be too costly. So for now it is left for the companies purchasing the metal to decide if they want to take on the expense of testing the metal. Hmm.. I'm guessing they won't. We are surrounded by imported products. Check your closets, and dishware. More importantly check your baby's nursery.

We don't profess that all American made products are superior. We do say though that if we all made an effort to buy local, and shop American made, our part of the world would be better off. On the green side purchasing from a company in the USA requires less fuel to transport it to you. On the humanitarian side the companies we purchase our products from have good working conditions where there employees are treated and paid fairly. Most are run by families and their workers are treated like family! One of our diaper manufactures notes "The one thing I can say though is that many CD companies have had issues with diapers made overseas ranging from bad quality fabrics to inconsistent sizing- they have often donated huge lots of these diapers or have replaced them for customers who complained. I have also noticed that many of the diapers made overseas do not have CPSIA tags on them which is quite amazing!" and was right on with this comment "Diapers made in the US of course support local families, keep money here and also help the struggling fabric manufacturing industry in the US". Buying American made soaps and lotions for your baby also means quality assurance! When speaking with one of our baby shampoo and bodywash manufactures he stated that the USDA stops in regularly to inspect them and to ensure that they have the exact percentage of ingredients as listed on the label. No short cuts to save on cost EVER! Products made overseas do not get inspected by the USDA.

While our primary focus is on cloth diapers we are excited to add Kepner Scott shoes to our product inventory. These are great infant, toddler, and children's shoes. They have been in business in PA since 1888 and are still family run! Their shoes are all made in the USA and are top quality. While searching for shoes for our daughter I was quite disappointed in the quality of shoes I came across. In my search for American made children shoes I found Kepner Scott. http://kepnerscott.com/aboutus.html We are thrilled to have them as an American made partner and look forward to introducing our customers to their great shoes.

We hope that our stance on American made products helps us stand apart from the competition. Anyone can sell baby products, we choose to sell American made baby products.

Thank you and have a wonderfully "Green" day!

Marie Moore Sawyer
www.greenpixiebaby.com
Franklin, TN

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

SuperUndies!


Potty training just got easier! We now carry the SuperUndies pull ons, and Pocket Trainers. These undies really are Super! The pull ons have a waterproof outer, and are sleek fitting. The inside of these are buttery soft, with three layers of absorbent microterry. These diapers will allow your child to feel when they have wet, but will protect their clothing when accidents happen.

The Pocket Trainers have the waterproof outer, and soft inside has pockets to add step up inserts. These trainers are perfect for the little ones just starting out. The inserts allow Mom to control the absorbency, and the back release snaps are handy for those Uh oh! moments. These are easy to use, and still have the appearance of big boy or big girl undies.

To clean simply turn them inside out, or unsnap the trainers, and toss in the washing machine and dryer. If your Super Undies do get "dirty", shake the waste off into the toilet and pre-rinse them by themselves prior to laundering.

As with all cloth diapers never use bleach.

Potty training is a whole new adventure. It takes time and dedication from Mommy and Daddy. Make potty time a special event. Pick up some books about potty training that your little one can flip through while sitting on the potty. Give your child praise for being such a good boy or girl. Be sure to take them to the potty every hour to "try" to go potty. Be consistent with praise and potty trips. Potty training truly is a learning experience for parents and children. Every child is different and will react to different methods. Try several methods to see which works best for your family. The key is PATIENCE! It will happen, and then your baby will be all grown up before you know it!

Happy potty training!

Marie
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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