Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Earth Day Love

Stop in at My Posh Baby & Kids and Purchase Your Reusable Tote for $5 Not only is it eco friendly but you will get 10% off your entire purchase everytime you use it in the store!

Sweet Surprise! Organic Gummy Treats Your Kids Will Love

We all need a fix once in a while — like Mommy’s no-foam skim latte with one squirt of vanilla, please. But for kids, a fast sugar rush isn’t really in their (or our) best interest. That’s why we’re loving YummyEarth’s organic gummy bears.

Sweetened with real fruit extracts (pomegranate, strawberry, sour apple) and nothing artificial, they’re so good your kids won’t know the difference. And they’re not the company’s only yummy candy. Depending on your sweet tooth, they have everything from lollipops to hard candy drops ($3.50 — $35) in delicious flavors like Cheeky Lemon, Root Beer, Wild Peppermint, Googly Grape and more.

Do your little ones have allergies or other dietary restrictions? No problem! Everything’s free of gluten, soy, dairy, fat, nuts, GMOs and MSG, so you’re more than covered.

Check out all of the company’s treats at YummyEarth.com.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Gewn Stefani & Zuma

Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale hitched a relaxing ride on mom Gwen Stefani’s hip Saturday, as the duo — plus Gavin Rossdale and elder son Kingston — headed to Long Beach, Calif. to visit friends for the day.

While Zuma, 19 months, kicked back with a bottle, 3½-year-old Kingston munched on an apple while hanging out with dad.

Splitting the parenting duties with Rossdale makes life easier, the No Doubt frontwoman, 40, admits.

“I always thought he’d be a good dad,” she said, quoting her hit “Simple Kind of Life.” “And he has basically lived up to that and beyond, beyond.”

10 Tips for Raising Your Baby Green!

1. Eat healthy. Opt for organic whenever possible and avoid the most contaminated conventionally grown produce: peaches, apples, sweet bell peppers, celery, nectarines, strawberries, cherries, kale, lettuce, imported grapes, carrots, and pears. Children can learn to love fruits and vegetables early but make sure they’re safe choices.

2. Drink plenty of pure water. Plastic bottled water is totally passé. It’s over-priced, over packaged, and not necessarily cleaner than tap. Invest in a water filter and reusable stainless steel water bottles for when you’re out and about with thirsty kids.

3. Take care without chemicals. Personal care products like bubble bath and lotions are filled with questionable chemicals. Eliminate or reduce as many products as you can — especially those with strong fragrances or perfume. You can also reduce your exposure by using natural ingredients: either purchase organic body care products or make your own (plain olive oil makes a great skin moisturizer). Babies skin is particularly sensitve so choose wisely.

4. Keep your nest the greenest clean. Look for natural cleaners (read labels to make sure) or save a few bucks by making your own. Baking soda is great for scouring. Vinegar diluted with water cleans windows and countertops (killing bacteria and odors, as well). These small and inexpensive changes will keep your kids safer at home.

5. Breathe clean air. In the winter children are in the house more so make sure your air is fresh. According to the US EPA, indoor air is typically 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air. In addition, to using safer products, open your windows for a few minutes every day to let in some fresh air. Vacuum regularly with a HEPA filtered vacuum. Growing plants can also help clean your air.

6. Take playtime back to the basics. Simplicity is better for your child’s imagination, intellect, and health — and, yes, much better for the planet. Stick to toys made from natural materials like solid wood and organic textiles. Use items you already own as play things — cookware drums, sock puppets, and homemade play dough.

7. Ban bugs and whack weeds using common sense instead of chemicals. Find safer alternatives like keeping your house clean to prevent indoor bug and rodent problems. Too late for prevention? Visit BeyondPesticides.org for safer methods to address almost any pest issue. Floors and lawns are natural habitats for kids so make sure they’re chemical free.

8. Buy less stuff. If you buy less stuff you are reducing your exposure to chemicals that off-gas from most new products. Consider buying the things you need from second hand sources. Give something old a new look with organic textiles or no-VOC paint. Just be sure that you don’t buy things that may have lead paint or may be molding (give it a good whiff). Also, for children’s items, look into the latest safety standards and recalls at CPSC.gov.

9. Don’t eat your dust. Take off your shoes before entering your home. Dust and wet mop regularly. And, wash hands regularly (no need for antibacterials, soap and water work just fine). Think about all the time that toddlers and infants spend on your floors.

10. Be happy. Emotional health is just as important as physical health, so remember to laugh and smile – a lot. Don’t get neurotic because it will only weaken your system and make it less capable of fighting off the toxic assault of modern living. Do your best and at the end of the day (or anytime you feel like it) to cuddle, play, tickle, laugh, love, and breathe with your kids. They’ll be healthier and happier if you are too.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Spotted: Kelly Rutherford and Her Mr. Fix It

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Kelly Rutherford and her son/utility worker, Hermés Gustaf Daniel, 3, make their way home after lunching at Le Pain Quotidien on Tuesday in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The Gossip Girl star, 41, is also mom to daughter Helena Grace, 10 months, with ex-husband Daniel Giersch.

Get Your Little one their own Constructions Worker Role Play Costume Here!

Lucky Jade Debuts New Eco-Friendly Baby Line — Baby Chai!

Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, Mason Disick and Suri Cruise have all been spotted wearing Lucky Jade’s luxe, eco-friendly clothing. Now, the company’s branching out with a brand new accessories collection — Baby Chai ($25 – $65) — for the under two set.

The super cute line started out as only high-end diapers, but once Lucky Jade designer Leslie Pitts saw the beautiful nature-themed prints (owls, trees, elephants, monkeys) in soft hues of green, pink and blue, she was inspired to include much more, including stroller blankets, hooded towels and hat & mitten sets.

After taking a peek at the line, we’re more than happy she did. Most of the pieces are made of lush, natural cotton and bamboo that’s soft enough for new baby skin. Plus, all items are beautifully packaged making them the perfect baby shower gift.

For more information on where to buy, go to

Spotted: Olive Baron Cohen Gives Us a Grin!

Olive Baron Cohen, 2½, gets set to channel her inner ballerina Thursday with actress mom Isla Fisher in Los Angeles, Calif.