Wednesday, January 18, 2012

NPN giveaway ends TODAY: Until the Light of Morning CD and Panel $52 ARV {1.18; US/Can}

Essie Jain is offering Natural Parents Network readers a giveaway of Until the Light of Morning CD and Art Panel, a value of $52.

The giveaway ends today, January 18, and is open to the U.S. and Canada.

This record is made for every parent and every baby (and anyone else) who needs to rest and head off into the land of sleep. A perfect panel for a nursery wall, the artwork is a dreamlike creation by Iker Spozio.

From our reviewer, Laura at WaldenMommy: Life Behind the Red Front Door:

As a parent, I know how hard it can be to find calm, soothing music that both parents and babies love. …

I wish I had had Essie Jain’s lullaby album, “Until the Light of Morning.” Her CD is a collection of eight original, soothing tracks, meant to be played at night, or anytime baby needs to relax and sleep. Inspired by friends who, like me, needed something new to listen to, her music “is designed to unwind itself as it goes along, as the music becomes softer and more relaxed, eventually becoming as instrumental as the heart beat.”

Read more and enter to win at the giveaway post TODAY!

Giveaway ends TODAY: $100 Tea Collection Children's Clothing GC {1.18; US}

baby and boy at Christmas tree in Diego striped shirts — Tea Collection giveawayTea Collection is offering my readers a giveaway of a $100 Gift Certificate.

The giveaway ends today, January 18, and is open to the U.S. only.

Tea Collection offers high-quality, modern children's clothes that are internationally inspired, wearable, and unique.

I'm a little bit drooly when it comes to Tea Collection children's clothing. I admired them from afar for a couple years before finally getting my greedy paws on some pieces. I entered giveaways like this (but didn't win, sigh). I was nearly giddy when Tea offered to let me do a review and giveaway of their precious boys' clothing. (Clothes for girls, women, and babies are also available.)

My first impression of the stripe and polo jersey shirts was "Oh! Sooo soft." I kept reaching out to rub Mikko's tummy and hug Alrik tight as they were wearing their shirts!

The material felt substantial and comfortable, just the way quality children's clothes should feel.

Read more and enter to win at the giveaway post TODAY!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Giveaway: Planet Wise Hanging Wet/Dry Bag $30 ARV {2.14; Cont. US/Can} CLOSED

This is a joint giveaway with Hobo Mama and Natural Parents Network. I'm also cross-posting it here at Hobo Mama Reviews. You may enter at one site only. Please find the section marked "Win it!" for the mandatory main entry and optional bonus entries.

Planet Wise Hanging Wet/Dry Bag giveawayPlanet Wise is offering our readers a giveaway of a Hanging Wet/Dry Bag.

The Hanging Wet/Dry Bag is the perfect portable solution for a selection of both dry and wet cloth diapers, clothes, towels, or swimsuits. One side is a zippered waterproof bag for wet or dirty items, and the other is a dry zippered pouch. It can hold 20-24 cloth diapers, and the handles make it portable and easy to hang over a doorknob or hook.


I was so excited to get to review the Planet Wise Hanging Wet/Dry Bag. I'd seen their products before — they have an assortment of wet bags in different sizes and configurations, and in lots of attractive fabric choices. But the hanging style that was for both wet and dry items? So appealing.

We mostly use a diaper service, and we have a service-rented pail for our prefolds to go in. However, every week we have some undersupply and need to wash some of our own diapers. I wanted something that could hold a few days' worth of cloth diapers and conveniently hang from our bathroom doorknob.


I've been very pleased with the Planet Wise bag. The first thing you notice is the vibrant print in a quality cotton. Mine is Daisy Dream. I love all the prints they offer — you're sure to find one that fits your style and decor.

The Hanging Wet/Dry Bag is divided into two zippered sections. The "wet" section is completely waterproofed with a PVC-free, hidden-seam, sealed liner.

waterproof interior of Planet Wise Hanging Wet/Dry Bag giveaway
The waterproof "wet" side of the bag, for dirty or wet cloth diapers, clothing, towels, swimsuits, etc. The lining color coordinates with the print and is PVC-free.

water in the bottom of the Planet Wise Hanging Wet/Dry Bag giveaway
I realize this is kind of a pointless picture, but I wanted to show that I tested out the wet section thoroughly by just pouring some water in there straight. After all, if I'm going to be hanging this bag over my bedroom carpet with a whole load of sopping diapers inside, I want to make sure it doesn't leak! I swished the water around and even squeezed the bag for good measure: Not a drop came out. The dry side stayed completely dry.

The "dry" section is just a normal, zippered pouch in the featured fabric. At first I was thinking it looked sort of insubstantial, but now that I've used it to store dry items, I've found it's quite capacious and sturdy. The zippers, by the way, are lead-free and coordinate with the bags, and they lock tight when zipped so they won't open by themselves (but are easy for you to open).

dry side of Planet Wise Hanging Wet/Dry Bag giveaway
The dry side is ideal for storing fresh and unused cloth diapers, clothing, towels, and so forth. They will be kept completely separate and dry from the wet items.

Use and Care

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Giveaway ends TOMORROW: EasyLunchboxes Bento Lunch Box Set $22 ARV {1.11; US/Can}

EasyLunchboxes in coolerEasyLunchboxes is offering our readers a giveaway of a Bento Lunch Box System: a container set and one cooler lunch bag (winner chooses color), a value of $21.90.

This system is a sustainable and eco-friendly way to carry meals and snacks on the go! EasyLunchboxes are the perfect solution for packing lunches and snacks for school, preschool, daycare, work, playdates, family outings, or any time you need to bring your own healthy meal — without a lot of waste.

Get a jump on your New Year's resolution to stop brown bagging it or paying too much for lunch out, and enter to win one of these fun and environmentally conscious bento lunch box sets!

No matter what you put in them, you'll know you're giving your family the benefit of your healthy, homemade meals — and saving money to boot! You're also creating less waste by opting for a reusable lunch container over plastic baggies, and portioning out your own family-size foods and leftovers over store-bought single-serve items.

Read more and enter to win at the giveaway post TODAY!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Huge sale at Tea Collection for kids' clothes: Take an extra 25% off!

What better way to ring in the New Year than with a great sale? It's Tea Collection's Semi-Annual Sale, offering stylish, modern kids' clothes at 50% off or more.

Plus, till January 8 only, Tea Collection is offering an EXTRA 25% off already marked-down clothes with promo code 25OFFSALE. This extra savings is good while supplies last.

Promo Code: 25OFFSALE
Offer: 25% Off Sale Items
Expires: 1/8/12 at 11:59 p.m. PST

Remember, I'm hosting a Tea Collection giveaway right now worth $100, so enter that too while you're at it, and read my raves for Tea Collection's fabulous, kid-friendly clothes. They have options for babies, boys, girls, and women, too!

baby and boy at Christmas tree in Diego striped shirts — Tea Collection giveaway

Here are some of my favorites that are on sale: