Practically Green Anniversary Bash! Day 1 – Green Your Baby

Practically Green cover Whoa Nellie!  It’s been a year since my book lots of generous reviews.  Special thanks to all my blogging friends who reviewed the book – you know who you are!! In celebration of this nice little milestone, I’ve got a bunch of eco-friendly goodies to give away!! It looks like it will take me 5 days to get through them all – so come back each day next week to see what’s on the docket and try your hand at winning.  Each giveaway will run for 1 week and I’ll use a random number generator to pick the winners at the end of the contest period. Today’s prizes are all about baby.  If you have kids then you know how it hits you the minute you become pregnant….that you would do anything and everything to keep your baby safe…plus the world they live in.  So if you are expecting or know someone who is, this one’s for you! Swaddle designs Green Baby Package #1
  •  An organic cotton receiving blanket (pink mod circles) from Swaddle Designs.  Bundle up your baby in this 42 inch square blanket complete with swaddling instructions.  Made from GOTS certified organic cotton.
  • A set of two 5-oz baby bottles from thinkbaby.  Thinkbaby products are free of BPA, phthalates and PVC and are recommended by Healthy Child Healthy World as a safe and healthy choice for baby.
  • Rhoost A copy of the book Rhoost.  Who would have thought corner protectors could be stylish?  These plum-colored protectors are BPA, lead and phthalate-free and don’t look ridiculous on your table!
  Green Baby Package #2
  • Zoe b organic hat A sleepy hat and a Natursutten pacifier from Zoe b Organic The dual-purpose hat blocks light while baby is asleep and is made from 100% organic cotton.  The classic, BPA-free pacifier is made from 100% natural, sustainable rubber.
  • A copy of Itsabelly Baby Planners and Jennifer Lo Prete, this book has over 300 product reviews and tons of good advice for living green with baby.
  • Organically raised cookbook A 9-oz baby bottle and a 9-oz trainer cup from thinkbaby.  The trainer cup has easy to grip handles and an extra soft spout for an easy transition to “big kid” drinking.
  •  A copy of Organically Raised – Conscious Cooking for Babies and Toddlers by Anni Daulter. (I’m passing along my review copy of this book and believe me there are some good looking recipes in this book!)
Enter to win by leaving a comment on this post sharing a practically green tip for pregnancy or raising baby.  Extra entries for subscribing to Mindful Momma (either by RSS feed or email) or following me on Twitter.  (please leave a separate comment for each thing you do – 3 entries max per person).  I will be picking 2 winners – one for each of the two packages.  The giveaway will be open through midnight, Central time on Sunday, October 31st.  (US mailing addresses only) Good luck! (Disclosure:  there are Amazon affiliate links in this post.) The contest is now closed.  Sara S-V and Steph C were the winners of Green Baby packages #1 and #2 respectively.     


  1. The best green baby tip is to breastfeed! All natural and no waste.

  2. I follow you via Google Reader! Thank you for your blog!

  3. My tip is to breastfeed, for those that can. And, to make your own babyfood.

  4. Cloth diaper, It’s really not,that hard and it saves a tone of waste and money. Can’t get better than that.

  5. I follow you on Twitter!

  6. Molly Darsow says:

    I follow you on Twitter.

    My tip is to make your own baby food with fresh, local, organic ingredients. Make a lot in the summer and freeze for winter!


  7. Amanda Glick says:

    I am a follower via RSS feed on Google reader. <3 your very helpful blog!

  8. Amanda Glick says:

    My tip is to get creative with entertainment – to think about the products that you give to your child and register for or ask for from friends and family – express your desire to be concious and request they consider the environment when purchasing products as gifts. A cardboard box makes a great castle and can offer hours of entertainment when turning it from box to magical fortress! =)

  9. wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas says:

    My tip is to choose toys carefully, and cut back on makeup, lotions, etc because baby will have his/her mouth all over you!

    Oops, that’s two tips!

    wendykate99 at yahoo dot com

  10. wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas says:

    I follow you on Twitter!


    wendykate99 at yahoo dot com

  11. wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas says:

    I subscribe via email!

    wendykate99 at yahoo dot com

  12. I find a pretty good thing to do is use cloth diaper wipes as well as diapers, my mom made a bunch of these for me when I had my first baby, and now with my third they are saving me a bunch of money, plus, no funny stuff in the sollutions, just wet them with water and maybe a little baby oil!

  13. The tip I would give is to breastfeed . It gives a strong connection between you and your baby and also its healthy for both.

  14. I follow you on twitter.

  15. hit the secondhand shops for baby clothes and toys-you’ll save money and eliminate waste in the environment

  16. My tip: Don’t get caught up with all the baby paraphernalia. You don’t need much to ensure your baby is well love and comfortable. And less stuff means less resources used…one more way to help care for our planet.

  17. My tip is to make sure to take your shoes off when entering your house. That will help keep tons of yucky stuff from being tracked in and help keep your floors clean longer. 🙂

  18. I don’t really have any green tips as I’m new to pregnancy! However I do believe that living with no toxic cleaners and eating clean food has helped ease morning sickness for me.

  19. Making your own organic baby food is so easy and cost effective – batch cookand freeze!

  20. I follow you on email – a great green tip for pregnancy and having babies is to get rid of your toxic cleaners. Buy natural or make your own (the book Green Clean has great recipes) – it’s easier than you think!

  21. The other thing I have done for my own baby (now a toddler) is to choose safe toys – wood, safe (and minimal) plastic, no electronics. Everything goes in the mouth and I don’t want my daughter sucking on petrochemicals.

  22. Make your own baby food. You will be amazed at how easy it is and how much money you will save! Not to mention you know exactly what is going in it! The FDA has found 16 pesticides in 8 industry leading baby foods, including 3 carcinogens.

  23. My tip is to breastfeed as long as you can if you are able and to make your own babyfood. It’s less expensive, you know exactly what is going into their food, and you can involve older children if you have them!

  24. I subscribe via email.

  25. My tip is to consume organic apple cider vinegar for good digestion, regularity, and nausea during pregnancy (about 1 teaspoon acv in glass of water). Sour, yet refreshing (or am I the only one who loves it?) lol
    You can also put it in apple juice to make it unnoticeable.

    sswpss at yahoo dot com

  26. The best tip is to do less and buy less – there’s nothing more attainable than that!

  27. definitely to make your own baby food. No wasting jars or excess food.

  28. breastfeed, paint with low voc paint and open windows!

  29. Lindsay Rebhan says:

    Love your tweets and these baby packages! I like to remind moms when they get the urge to redecorate for baby, don’t sand old lead paint and use Zero VOC paint to protect you and your family.

  30. Breastfeeding and cloth diapering are my two favorite ways to raise baby green. 🙂

  31. Make your own babyfood from organic ingredients. Really, all you need is the veggies and a hand/stick blender. :0)

  32. Email subscriber.

  33. Twitter follower @getalonghome

  34. Subscribe via email

  35. Follow on Twitter @thankfulmum

  36. Tip:reuseable pantyliners during pregnancy

  37. wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas says:

    My favorite green baby tip is using cloth diapers! I was so intimidated by them at first, but they’re so easy. The best part? Making each yucky diaper change into an opportunity to feel great about my choice! I mean, you have to do it anyway, so you might as well feel good about it!

  38. wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas says:

    Oops. I left a tip comment twice. Please don’t count this one!

  39. We store everything in glass and make our own fruit/veggie wash. We will make our own baby food too…DD is only 7 weeks. Try to buy as much local food as possible and line dry our clothes…we live in AZ!

  40. Felicia K. says:

    Cloth diapering is an excellent way to stay green with a baby.

  41. Aimee Eldon says:

    My green tip is finding good used furniture on Craigslist; where else can you find a Pottery Barn changing table for $80?

  42. I have 15 1/2 month twins – we cloth diaper, we nurse, make our own baby food from organic/local produce, use only Natursutten pacifiers, use ThinkBaby & Kleen Kanteen sippys, I make my own wipes & bum spray, and make all my baby blankets. They wear BabyLegs a lot w/ organic T’s. As for my older two kids (8 & 5) they help me in the kitchen making everything from scratch, from fresh ingredients. Nothing in my house is processed, pre-packaged, or canned (unless Eden Organic, b/c it’s bpa free can). So the best way for me to raise a green babby, lets me raise green kiddos as well, so they learn and understand why we do what we do, and raise their own green families 🙂 I’d LOVE to win a one of the packages, to pass on the item s I love so much to one of my pregnant friends (With TWINS as well 🙂 to help her in a green endeavor 🙂

  43. I am subscribed to email updates 🙂

  44. I follow on Facebook, but do not have a twitter account 🙁

  45. tina reynolds says:

    We use cloth diapers, and get clothes from resale shops we buy cloth diaper inserts and make are own burp cloths thanks for the chance

  46. tina reynolds says:

    I subscribe by email,

  47. tina reynolds says:

    follow on twitter @mrstinareynolds

  48. Cloth diaper! Not only is it greener it is easier! No worries about running out of diapers! I would love package 2!

  49. one tip is to make your own baby food and breastfeed. Y

  50. plan to use cloth diaper to go green

  51. twitter follower

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