Welcome to the ALL NEW "Monkey Baby ...going green" (Formerly known as the Monkey Baby Boutique blog). This site has been dormant for quite awhile as my life took a turn in a different direction. My children are growing up and I've been focusing on designing knitwear.
Recently I've done some thinking about continuing on with this site, and it has led me to a total makeover! I will continue to post tips on going green and creating a healthier you, healthier home and a healthier planet! But I will also be including information on sustainable knitwear created by myself and others. Please leave your comments and let me know what you think of the NEW look!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Potty Training Update...

Well it's been about 3 and a half weeks since we started Potty Training, and Caitlin took right to it! I think she had a couple of accidents during the first week, but after that it has been smooth sailing! She has pretty much stayed dry ever since she had an accident during our garage sale excursion the first weekend. I felt so bad, because I didn't have any extra clothes with us... We had just decided to walk the neighborhood.
I'm still putting a pull-up on her at night though (for sleeping) just incase... But she's even been staying dry through the night. So I think we're just about home free! I'll give it a bit longer before I remove those... Now, if only Brandon will train as easily! *keeping fingers crossed*

Friday, September 21, 2007

Kids not eating their fruits and vegetables?

I have a shameless promotion that I just wanted to share with you... It's a wonderful product that contains 17 different fruits, vegetables, and grains! My family and I have been taking this for nearly 2 years now! Getting my kids to eat their veggies has always been a struggle... But I found something that they do like and it's "the next best thing to fruits and vegetables!" I take the capsules myself, but they have these wonderful gummies for the kids and they love them!

Check out the website and let me know if you have any questions! You can even place an order online, directly through my site... It's such a simple, convenient, and inexpensive way to add more nutrition from fruits and vegetables to your child's diet, every day.

Hilarious Baby Shower Video

My sister just sent me this link through e-mail and it had me totally cracking up! You've got to check it out... This has got to be a new mother-to-be's worst Baby Shower nightmare! It's actually very funny... as long as it's not your shower!
Click Here to view!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Monkey Baby Boutique Update!

I finally got the eco-friendly Hemp Baby Slings listed in my shop! I'm really excited about finally finding some Organic product companies out there that are willing to work with me!
I also had another fabulous find a few days ago! As you all know, Robeez are all the rage these days! I even posted a pair of the Robeez Monkey Red Soft-Soled Leather Shoes in a previous post.
Well, by serendipity, I stumbled upon a young graphic designer in Portland, OR that is actually crafting and designing this style of shoes herself! The quality is comparable to Robeez, with unbeatable prices and unique, one-of-a-kind designs! So... of course I contacted her and she has agreed to let me carry her shoes in my shop! You've got to check them out! They are so adorable!
Just click the Bugaloo link on my page!

(update on Nov. 9,2007) The Bugaloo shoes are no longer available on my website... The designer is taking some time off from crafting these for a little while)

I'm also in the process of adding Soft Star Baby Shoes to my site. These are also amoung the most popular soft soled baby shoes these days. They're lightweight, flexible & breathable, and their designs are recommended by children’s podiatrists for simulating barefoot conditions.
There you have it! I have been a "busy bee" lately... Staying up until all hours of the night... researching products, contacting companies, and working on stocking my inventory! Nobody told me that this would be so time consuming! LOL But I'm loving every minute of it! And I can't wait to find the next "gotta have it" item!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Pretty Momma Slings

Well, as if you couldn't tell, I've been really focusing on Monkey Baby Boutique lately... I've been adding some finishing touches, and seeking out new merchandise to add... Nothing but the BEST for my little Monkeys! I will never sell anything that I myself don't really love!
Anyways, I found these awesome Organic Cotton Baby Slings, so I just had to add them to the Shoppe. I will also be adding eco-friendly Hemp Baby Slings soon.

These are Pure, natural and chemically-free grown cotton! How wonderful for the environment this cotton is, and great for your baby as well. Afford your baby the luxury of snuggling up in this chemical free grown cotton! Carry your baby in style with these delightful, eco-friendly baby slings, and forget about those awkward, mass-produced baby carriers. Pretty Momma Slings are designed with comfort and ease in mind, and are fashioned from certified 100% Organic Cotton to ensure the ultimate in coziness and durability.
These slings are fabricated with unique and powerful adjustable rings to ensure effortless use, and safety. Tested for strength and resilience, these slings can safely cradle a tender premature infant, up to a child weighing a hefty 35lbs.

Robeez Monkey Red Soft-Soled Leather Shoes Red

Robeez Monkey Red Soft-Soled Leather Shoes Red

I think these Shoes are Possibly the cutest shoes around, Robeez's distinctive line of footwear is as adorable as it is practical. Medical professionals and child experts agree that babies should wear soft-soled shoes during their formative years. Made from the softest leather imaginable and appliqued with mischievous monkeys, these fun little shoes promote healthy foot development. The ankle band is elasticized for a comfortable yet secure fit -- you can trust they won't come off until you take them off. Perfect for indoors or light outdoor use, the textured, skid-resistant suede sole offers protection but still allows your baby to feel the floor and gain balance when cruising around.
Just click on the image above for more info or to purchase these cute little shoesies! Or, visit my website: Monkey Baby Boutique for more choices!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Monkey Baby Halloween Costume!

Halloween will be here before we know it! I stumbled upon this adorable Baby Monkey Infant Halloween Costume. So I just had to share it with you!
This Baby Monkey Costume includes the headpiece and the Monkey Costume romper with inner leg snap closure and nonskid soles. 100% Polyester. Hand wash with cool water. Line dry. No bleach. Click on the image to purchase it!

Baby Monkey Costume - Baby Animal Costumes

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Let the Potty Training Begin!

I took Caitlin shopping for BIG GIRL panties yesterday! Then we went to the library and got a couple of children's books that dealt with Potty Training. (so we've been reading those) I also picked up FOUR books for myself on the subject. I figured I better get educated so I'll know how to deal with the frustrations and accidents that will happen along the way! They didn't have the book that I was really looking for. The one about Potty Training in less than a day. Maybe I can find it on eBay? Anyways, Caitlin was so excited when she woke up this morning, because she couldn't wait to wear her Princess panties! All in all, the day went pretty well, with only two accidents. We'll see how it goes tomorrow.
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