Rockin' Baby to launch kids clothing line with a mission to donate clothes to kids who have lost parents to Ebola

by 05/26/15   filed under: green family, green gifts, humanitarian design, kids clothing

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Rockin’ Baby slings are a favorite among moms (celebrity and civilian) around the world, and we especially love their one-for-one model: for every sling purchased, they donate another (as well as provide information and resources about babywearing) to moms in Kenya or Haiti. With their new line of children’s clothing, to be launched sometime this summer, Rockin’ Baby is looking forward to a similar giving model by donating the same item that was purchased to another child in need. Touting themselves as the first children’s clothing line to create such an ambitious program, Rockin’ Baby promises a repertoire full of wearable, washable basics for newborns all the way up until the age of 10 that will include rompers, onesies, and tees. Rockin’ Baby is partnering with Child Fund International to distribute the clothing to children living in West Africa whose parents have died from Ebola. Stay tuned for full product line details…

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Female scientists spark #GirlsWithToys campaign to highlight STEM careers & combat gender stereotypes

by 05/26/15   filed under: green kids, news

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EWG's 2015 sunscreen guide lists the safest and worst sunscreens

by 05/26/15   filed under: green family, green kids, health & body

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ro.sham.bo. Baby makes stylish sunglasses for green families

by 05/25/15   filed under: eco toddler, green family, green kids, health & body, kids health

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10 essential items you need to create a natural medicine cabinet & how to use them

by 05/25/15   filed under: green baby, green family, green kids, health & body

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Set sail for a summer of fun with nautical alphabet blocks

by 05/25/15   filed under: eco play, eco toddler, green gifts, green kids, green toys, kids entertainment

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Uncle Goose‘s new set of nautical blocks are made from sustainable U.S. beechwood with child-friendly, non-toxic inks — and the kid in us is excited to get our hands on them. The set includes 26 letters of the alphabet, and the learning continues on all the other block sides with brightly colored geometric maritime signal flags, the alphabet in Morse code, and NATO phonetic alphabet words (think delta for “d”, tango for “t”). There are also real flag semaphore signals for conveying information at a distance, and each block contains a handy dandy depiction for tying a specific kind of knot. We often say that blocks will keep kids busy for hours, and that’s never been truer with this set: little ones will still love stacking and sorting, but older family members will get a kick out of practicing some of the flag hand signals or learning a new knot. The set comes with a canvas carrying bag, so feel free to bring the blocks when you go out boating (or just out to dinner).

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California’s mandatory vaccination bill SB277 violates parental rights and freedom of choice

by 05/24/15   filed under: education, green baby, green education, green family, green kids, kids health, news, parenting

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We reported last month on a proposed bill in California that would make child vaccinations a requirement for attendance in public and private schools. Following the news that the Senate passed the bill on May 14 in a 25-10 vote, the heated debate surrounding the issue has greatly intensified. Many people are arguing about the potential health risks associated with un- or under-vaccinated children matriculating in schools, but at the heart of this controversy is something wholly separate from epidemiology. It is, in fact, a question of which (if any) decisions the government should be able to remove from parents when it comes to how children are raised. It will be up to the California Assembly to determine what happens next.

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Florida judge forces mother to consent to the circumcision of her 4 year-old son against her will

by 05/23/15   filed under: green family, green kids, kids health, news, parenting

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In Florida yesterday, (May 22), a judge sentenced a four year-old boy named Chase to a circumcision. Heather Hironimus, the boy’s mother, lost a months-long court battle and was ultimately unable to protect her son from a needless and potentially dangerous medical procedure, all because the boy’s father wants it done. Hironimus, 31, has been jailed since May 14 after nearly three months of hiding with her son in a domestic violence shelter, in a desperate attempt to keep him intact. A week later, May 22, she was forced to consent to a procedure she did not agree to in order to regain her freedom and custody of her son. Reportedly, she will be released from jail and reunited with her son soon.

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GUIDE: 22 BPA-free popsicle molds for making all kinds of delicious homemade popsicles

GUIDE: 22 BPA-free popsicle molds for making all kinds of delicious homemade popsicles

*RECOMMENDED: Tovolo Popsicle Molds Tovolo Groovy Ice Pop Molds, Star Pop Molds and Rocket Pop Molds are three of the best molds on the market in my opinion. Not only do popsicles…

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Antibiotic use in infants linked to a variety of health issues in later life

Antibiotic use in infants linked to a variety of health issues in later life

When our little ones are feeling ill, our main priority is to get them better and back to their normal, cartwheeling, bouncing, running around selves. Many parents (and…

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8 dangerous excuses parents make for not using enough sunscreen

8 dangerous excuses parents make for not using enough sunscreen

Photo by Shutterstock Sunscreen is More Dangerous than the Sun In recent years, sunscreen has received increasingly bad press, including claims that sunscreen chemicals cause more…

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Kutikai fashions playful, modern furniture for kids

Kutikai fashions playful, modern furniture for kids

Kutikai Origins Friends Mary and Dorothy met “a long time ago while studying architecture in Krakow.” They then became interested in children’s…

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TOMS partners with World Wildlife Fund to support endangered rhinos

TOMS partners with World Wildlife Fund to support endangered rhinos

Philanthropic business TOMS has donated shoes to those in need, helped provide sight-saving surgeries, glasses, and medicine, supported safe water systems in developing countries, and…

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Six largest school districts in the U.S. are ditching polystyrene trays for eco-friendly, compostable plates

Six largest school districts in the U.S. are ditching polystyrene trays for eco-friendly, compostable plates

Today, the nation’s six largest school districts made a stunning step forward for eco-friendly student dining. The Urban School Food Alliance—a coalition of school districts in…

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HOW TO: Make nut-free sesame & cauliflower crackers

HOW TO: Make nut-free sesame & cauliflower crackers

1. Gather the ingredients 1/2 medium cauliflower 3 tbsp of buckwheat groats 5 tbsp of flax 3 tbsp of olive oil 1 tbsp of lemon juice a pinch of lemon zest 1 tsp of sea salt 1/4…

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British toy company debuts 'Dolls with Disabilities' so differently-abled kids can 3D print customized dolls in their likeness

British toy company debuts 'Dolls with Disabilities' so differently-abled kids can 3D print customized dolls in their likeness

British toy company Makies is changing the way dolls are sold, with their new Toy Like Me campaign that allows children with disabilities to custom-create dolls that look like them.…

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'The Garden Ape' is a magical short film created to inspire people to grow wilder gardens

'The Garden Ape' is a magical short film created to inspire people to grow wilder gardens

Gardens are not only the birthplace of physical nourishment and sustenance, they are also the backdrop for relaxation, inspiration, adventure and meditation. For these reasons,…

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Exercise during pregnancy lowers risk of C-section & high birth weight for baby

Exercise during pregnancy lowers risk of C-section & high birth weight for baby

Most moms-to-be have likely heard about the benefits of exercising during pregnancy in terms of keeping their own weight in check and avoiding birth complications, but now a new study…

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