Monday, December 29, 2008

Handmade Toys and Natural Baby Goods

Very Important-You Can Help

Small business's that handcraft children goods will be put out of business with the Consumer Protections Safety Initiative Act. This was passed in August 2008 in response to China's production of lead ladden toys for children.

The act requires testing and labeling of all children's goods to be lead free. Indeed this is very important and should of been imposed on China years ago. However, the limited number of childrens' business in the states that make handmade goods of products that inheriently do not contain lead-such as wool, raw wood, organic cottons etc.. should not have to label and certify their products. This is similar to saying you must certify and label an apple to prove it has no plastic in it. If you are providing all natural goods who's core materials are already certified organic or all natural then this legislation imposes undue burden. The testing is financially prohibitive for small goods producers.

Please act today! We only have till January 30th to ammend the CPSIA legislation. Otherwise current lathe makers, organic baby toy producers and the like will be dramatically affected by this.

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How it Affects Montana Small Business

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Winter BabyWearing

Winter Adventures and Wrapping Go Hand in Hand! What better way to keep your baby warm than by carrying them next to you. I find sharing body warmth is more effective in these Montana Winters. I can easily monitor if my baby's feet or hands feel cold or if he's hungry. Being diaper free-carrying him is the ideal way to cue in to his needs. I always offer him the potty before and after placing him in the wrap. He always holds it when I carry him. He loves watching the snow fall from the safe,warm comfort of his wrap.

Our winter fleece cover will sure to please. We our currently working out modifications for a comfortable fit. It is worn directly over the wrap so your baby does not loose mobility with an excess of layers to stay warm on outings. Stay tuned for the release in January!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Love Letters to Earth

We've added our latest Love Letters to Earth

Thoughtful and endearing notes by pony express or hand delivered. Each set is unique and hand crafted. Our Montana series includes a glimmer of some local birds and themes. The NW Heritage includes the Elusive Mountain Lion, lesser none Craters of the Moon National Park (Idado), Wild Horses, Wind Farms and Bonner Dam (deconstructed and freeflowing this year!)

Go to our website to find these special editions

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Make Your Own Baby Wipes

Here's a quick and thrifty recipe for natural baby wipes


1/4 cup Aloe Vera Gel

400 IU of Vitamin E

3/4 cup Hot Water

2 Drops Tea Tree Essential Oil

1Tblsp Organic Olive or Grapeseed Oil

Mix together

Keep in Sterile Sour Cream Container or Glass Jar

Allow to Cool Before Use

Monday, December 8, 2008

Yoga Poses for Baby Wraps

We call this Warrioress Lunge

Hold pose for 20 seconds

--breathe in for a count of 10

--breathe out for a count of 10

Switch Legs

Repeat breathing

Try 3 times daily

Friday, November 28, 2008

Reinventing Your Baby Wrap

What to do with 5 yards of material? Only your imagination limits the possibilities. We've thought of a few pratical purposes for your wrap after the little one is 35lbs.

  • Winter Scarves for the Whole Family

A yard per scarf is sufficient-So you'll have 5!

  • Canopy Cover over Toddler Bed

Tack to ceiling for interest above your toddlers bed

  • Dining Table Runner-Placemats-Napkins

Lay over the center of table or cut for placemats and napkins. A simple seem will do

  • Wall Hanging

Hang vertically or even horizontally. Use a piece of drift wood or cured branch to hang from

  • Soft Toys

Cut into stars, suns, turtles, moons, soft blocks and abstract animals. Send us a pic of your favorite creation
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