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Greener Diapering

nature_babycare_diapers.JPGWhat: Nature Babycare disposable diapers

Features: Earth friendly, award winning, high performance disposable diapers.

Green Factor: Nature Babycare diapers are made from chlorine-free absorbent materials and they contain no plastic, latex, fragrance or TBT (tributyl tin). They feature a 100% natural, biodegradable back sheet and come packaged in 100% compostable consumer packaging. The top seller on the ‘green diaper’ market, they’re competitively priced with conventional diapers.

Bonus: ecomom offers free shipping on orders of $75 and more within the US. Check their web site for details

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Ecotronic is Eco-Fun

z1-eco-radiobg.jpgRemember when people listened to music on portable radios? Chances are that at some point in the future our kids will probably be googling “boom box” to figure out what the heck we’re talking about, and they’ll be shocked to see how big our radios were “way back then.” But regardless of how dorky we may seem to our kids in the future, we’ve got a great little boom box for them to play with today. The EcoRadio by Ecotronics is fun little toy radio for ages 12 months and up, which is powered without batteries. Each button produces a different sound or song and is impressively loud considering that it is powered without batteries (did I say that already?). As you can probably tell, I’m pretty excited about that last part…almost as excited as my kids are about their new toy. Speaking of which, my three-year-old just snatched it out of his baby brother’s hands and exclaimed, “This is neat!” I guess he can already appreciate the inherent coolness of eco-conscious retro toys. Or maybe he just thinks it’s really fun to play with. Either way, we’re happy happy all around.

Find It Here: Cooler Choices

Deal! Receive 20% off at Cooler Choices using coupon code “GMF” at checkout. Excludes Nature Babycare diapers. Expires 1/31/08.

This Takes The Cake

pc001.jpgLooking for an original AND green gift with some flair for your next baby shower? Check out these diaper cakes from GrowInStyle. We know you’re rolling your eyes but trust us, these are NOT your typical diaper cakes. For starters, they’re made with eco-friendly disposable diapers! They’re also handmade-to-order in the U.S. and come in an array of sizes and styles. My personal fave is the Dragon Fly Pound Cake, which comes with a natural rubber teething toy and 20 size 1 Nature BabyCare diapers. If you need something a little bigger, you might like the Trusty Tractor Diaper Cake for boys with 80 diapers or the Pink Rose Bouquet Pound Cake with 40 diapers, an organic cotton receiving blanket, baby blanket, socks and more.  For those on a diet (read: budget), they even have the cutest little cupcakes. If you still can’t decide, just customize your own! Diaper cakes come with either Nature BabyCare (which we’ve covered on Green Mom Finds before) or Seventh Generation. And for all you die hard greenies, cloth diaper cakes may become available in the future so keep checking back!

Find It Here: GrowInStyle

Win It! We’re giving away a Dragon Fly Pound Cake from GrowInStyle! Click here to fill out our simple entry form. Just enter “GIS63” as the giveaway name and provide the answer to this question: What is your favorite diaper cake from GrowInStyle? U.S. residents eligible. Enter by 9/22/08. Contest closed. Congrats, Danielle W.

Baby Diapers + Eco-Mom = No Problem!

z1-size2.jpgAhhh, the joys of becoming a new mom. You had heard of “mommy guilt” but didn’t realize it would hit quite so hard on your first sleep-deprived trip to the store when faced with which diapers to buy…regrettably knowing in your head all about those diapers on the shelf and the ugly nature of their plastickyness. But then you spot them, your beacon box of hope on the third shelf — Nature BabyCare Diapers! YES! The 1st award winning biodegradable* disposable diaper! Manufactured in Sweden, they are breathable, chlorine-free, gentle to wear and made of natural materials (no oil-based plastics) that may cause irritation OR diaper rash. The best part, and we think this bears repeating, is that these disposable diapers are almost 100% biodegradable. Nice! You toss them in your cart, now guilt free. The endorphins have kicked in, thus allowing you to reach for dark chocolate, trendy magazines and the like so you will be fully stocked for the inevitable 3 am wake up call. What a rush!

*The tabs and leg/waist elastic of these diapers are not biodegradable – but everything else is – even the package they come in. The wipes are also 100% compostable.

Find It Here: Cooler Choices

Congrats to Donna Y., winner of a package of diapers and a pack of biodegradable wipes! 

A big shout out to the moms at Cool Mom Picks for finding these first and tipping us off to their eco-fabulousness.