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The Flap Happy Hat

Doesn’t Fergus look sweet in his sun hat? Flap Happy makes them in a variety of prints and fabrics, including organic cotton. The hats are rated UPF 50+ without the use of chemicals. The sun protection is achieved by using a double layer of 100% cotton poplin. Such a practical, effective and cute way to […]

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ZukaBaby and Fergus’ New Shoes

The first time I visited ZukaBaby, a little shop on Magazine Street in New Orleans, I felt a mix of joy and frustration. So many wonderful, safe baby products! And so many hours of research I could have saved if I had found ZukaBaby sooner! ZukaBaby carries our favorite clothing (Under the Nile), toys (Maple […]

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Our Healthy Play Mat

I gave up trying to find an acceptable foam play mat for Fergus and Sweet William. Many mats are made from EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate), which is safer than PVC, but doesn’t guarantee that they are free of endocrine-disrupting phthalates. Some manufacturers will not say that their mats are PVC-free. Some mats are treated with […]

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Sckoon’s Earth Day Sale

The days are warming and Fergus has outgrown another round of baby clothes. Two good reasons for a little shopping. Sckoon has an Earth Day sale on its 100% organic clothing. Use coupon code sckoon439 to save 20%. Sckoon’s products are certified organic by Demeter or SKAL. The fabric, dyes, threads, and storage techniques meet […]

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Fresh Air

It’s been warm in New York and we’ve had the windows open the last two nights. Soon I’ll have to dress the boys in the short sleeved versions of our favorite Hanna Andersson pajamas, which happen to be on sale now. I love the stripes and the soft, Oeko-Tex certified organic cotton. […]

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50% off at NatureShop

NatureShop has a 50% off sale on organic clothing for babies. Most items ship from the UK, but shipping is free. Fergus has several of their organic onesies in both cotton and merino wool. They’re very pretty. If I had a girl, I’d order this darling pink kimono dress (for $14.98).  

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Our Vacation in the Sun

We’re headed home from Miami. Thanks to some good sunblock and protective clothing, we’re as pale as we were the day we left New York!  (I wonder if Sweet William will one day have my freckles.)     Before heading out to swim or play, we slathered Sweet William’s legs, arms, and face with Badger […]

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Dry Cleaning Chemical Declared a Likely Carcinogen

This news merits a quick post before we board our train for Miami later this morning (our first vacation as a family of four!). The EPA has declared PERC (tetrachloroethylene) a likely human carcinogen. It’s the chemical used by many dry cleaners. Read about it here. If you don’t have access to nontoxic CO2 cleaners, […]

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