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, March 19, 2009

What's going on???

Baby shampoo should be safe, but it might contain unlabeled, cancer-causing chemicals, according to product tests from the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. It's just another example of how the cosmetics industry and the FDA are letting us down.

To learn which products were tested, understand what it means for your family's health, and write a letter to your elected officials asking for truly safe cosmetics for kids and grownups, visit http://www.safecosmetics.org/toxictub.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

GET INVOLVED and Show us YOUR Cutie!

I would love to post a few photos and stories about YOU (my readers!)!
Contact me and let me know about the funniest things your kids say or do! If you submit photos of your child along with your e-mail, you'll almost certainly receive a post! I'd love to hear from you!
Show me your adorable tots (small file sizes please) and share your funniest photos!
Or share some of the funniest things that your child has said... I'd love to post some really funny stories here! Let's make this a more interactive place! Don't be a stranger! I'm looking forward to hearing from you!!!

Dapple and Skip Hop Announce Exciting New Promotion!

I recently received an e-mail from Jesson Burnam, writing to me on behalf of Dapple (www.dapplebaby.com) – makers of baby-safe, baby-specific green cleaning products – to let us know about an exciting new promotion with Skip Hop (www.skiphop.com) – makers of innovative parenting products. Throughout the month of March, anyone who visits the Skip Hop website and purchases an item from their Feeding Product Line (Splash bottle drying rack, Mate stay-put mat & plate, Palette plate feeding set, Chow baby food organizer, Table fun feeding set, Single bottle bag, triple bottle lunch bag) will receive a free travel size Dapple baby bottle & dish liquid!

Dapple Baby Bottle & Dish Liquid uses natural ingredients to zero in on the milk residue and odor left behind on baby bottles and cups, and get all your grown-up dishes clean, too! It features green technology to target milk residue, and natural baking soda to combat odor. Dapple Dish Liquid is 100% free of phthalates, parabens, SLES, preservatives, and synthetic dyes and fragrances. It’s also biodegradable and preservative-free. Their 3 oz. travel size is airline carry-on-friendly, and great for trips! And that's a wonderful thing with summer and vacation time coming up soon!
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