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GroVia Retailer Appreciation Event at The Natural Baby July 27 2016 2 Comments

GroVia Retailer Appreciation
August starts GroVia's Retailer Appreciation Month and here at The Natural Baby we will be kicking off the month with our in-store and online sale on all GroVia Cloth Diapers!

Here is what we have on deck for our sale starting at 12:01am on August 1st and end at 11:59pm and we have plenty of stock in GroVia All In Ones, GroVia O.N.E., GroVia Newborn All In Ones, Hybrid Shells, Soaker Pads, and Bio Soakers, as well as Magic Stick, Bio Liners, Swim Diapers and Wet Bags! 

We will be offering the following for all of our loyal GroVia families:
- 15% all GroVia products
- Raffle for Limited Edition Print Wet Bags
- Giveaways for purchases at

  • $50 : GroVia Mini Stick 
  • $100 : GroVia Wet Bag
  • $150 : GroVia One Size Hybrid Shell

USE CODE: GroViaRetailer at checkout for 15% to apply to your cart!

GroVia Limited Edition Wet BagGroVia Limited Edition Wet Bag

 


Georgia Tax Holiday 2016 July 27 2016

Hey there Georgia Parents,
The time of year has come again for back-to-school shopping and also the time for Sales Tax Holiday in Georgia!

If you are looking for a great deal on some reusable cloth diapers for your child now is a great chance to do just that.

Here is the full list of everything that might be included for your needs:
2016 Georgia Tax Holiday

Here are the specific categories you can stock up on this weekend at The Natural Baby:

- diapers (reusable and disposable including covers)
- swim gear
- nursing bras and tops
- baby receiving blankets
- baby clothes
- leg warmers
- shirts & clothing

We hope you can join us this weekend and as always please let me know how we can meet your needs best!

~The Natural Baby Team


GroVia Purrrrfect Road Trip May 20 2016

GroVia Purrrrfect Road Trip comes to Georgia and The Natural Baby in Athens, Georgia!
Join the fun as GroVia brings the Free Gift and The Natural Baby hosts the party! RSVP to let us know you are coming and get some sneak peeks...

Georgia Lactation Consultant Practice Act January 27 2016

Georgia law makers attempting to capitalize on lactation professionals? What is going on in the Georgia House?

Breastfeeding in Public : Alyssa Milano's Address January 08 2016

Wendy Williams Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano People MagazineBreastfeeding in public has been a hot topic lately and both arguing sides tend to feel very strongly. From stories of mothers shamed for feeding their babies at restaurant tables to mothers feeding their babies at a park while keeping an eye on a playing toddler.
Notably one of the biggest public figures (as of late) and advocates for breastfeeding is Alyssa Milano.

Actress and mother of two, Alyssa Milano has been no stranger to the topic and negativity surrounding her displays of breastfeeding her children on social media. When she appeared on the Wendy Williams show this week. Luckily Milano was confident in her actions, and handled opposing views with grace.

 

 

 

IAlyssa Milano Wonder Womanf you should find yourself stuck, and trying to figure out what is best for you.:
"Should I nurse my baby here or should I go someplace else? Should I use a cover or not?"
Here are some resources that you may find helpful. No matter which decision you choose to make, arm yourself with some facts and local ordinances/laws to ease your fears.  

Here is a very helpful article from La Leche Legue International explains in detail how the media plays a role in portrayal of breastfeeding and how to equip yourself for nourishing your child wherever is safe and convenient for you and your child. 

"Surveys have revealed that far too many women are uncomfortable at the thought of nursing their baby in public and that this discomfort is a common cause for disruption of the breastfeeding relationship" (Granju 1999)

 

Here is what Georgia Code says about a woman's right to breastfeed in public

Georgia Code – Health – Title 31, Section 31-1-9

The breast-feeding of a baby is an important and basic act of nurture which should be encouraged in the interests of maternal and child health. A mother may breast-feed her baby in any location where the mother and baby are otherwise authorized to be.

 

Search for your state regulations here.


See the full clip from Wendy Williams show where Alyssa Milano defends her public displays of breastfeeding and talks about breastfeeding and loosing postpartum "baby weight."

 

What do you think? Why do you think people are offended when they see a nipple in a way that isn't sexually oriented? Have you been publicly reprimanded for nursing in public?


How to Make an Awful Day a Better in 4 Simple Steps November 03 2015

These may be simple steps but they may not be EASY. Sometimes being a parent is the toughest, especially if you feel alone. Moving past a difficult time of parenting requires a bit of patience and even humility.

Tula Baby Carriers Come to Georgia: Now Available at The Natural Baby! September 11 2015

Tula Carriers in Georgia: Atlanta, Athens and Online!

Help Us Welcome our Newest Babywearing Brand:

TULA Baby!


We have been waiting quite some time to offer this selection and we couldn't be happier that Tula has arrived in Georgia! 

We have had our first stocking and will be adding to our inventory but we would love to know you favorites and DISO! (dire in search of's)!

Whether you are looking for a great Standard Tula for your littlest squish, or a Toddle Soft Structured Carrier for your larger/older baby/toddler we've got you covered. 

But did you know that Tula also has wonderful woven selections in all cotton and cotton/Tencel blends?!

- Wovens

- Ring Slings 

- Wrap Conversion Soft Structured Carriers

    These latest print releases we hope to catch soon in Standard and Toddler Soft Structured Carriers


              Fawn & Puppy Love

    Tula FawnTula Puppy Love       

    and  Tula Wovens in  Migaloo: Happy (Tencel/Cotton Blend) and Splendor : Blush (100% cotton)

    Migaloo HappySplendor Blush 

    Which are your favorites??? We are just tickled pink about this new addition & we would love to heat what you think!


    Comment below which styles and prints you love or have been searching for and we will draw one winner to receive a FREE pair of TULA "Droolas".

    Contest Ends September 18th at 10pm Eastern Time.


    Butterbean Sunscreen is BACK & better than ever! May 10 2015

    NEW Butterbean Sunscreen

    Butterbean is my favorite natural sun block to use for our family.I never have had to worry about harmful ingredients and have been able to rest at ease knowing that not only the owner of Butterbean, but also that the EWG (Environmental Working Group) have researched and tested the sunscreen!

    And this year's batch has some awesome improvements: 

  • Water Resistant 80 minutes
  • Non-whitening formula
  • SPF 30

  • Here is a direct link to the EWG Skin Deep Database where you can see all of their published findings about a wide selection of skin care and specifically sun protection products.

     

    Why I chose Butterbean Sunscreen:

    1. "0" rating on the Environmental Working Group

    When it comes to EWG ratings, 0 is a good as it gets! I am a minimalist kind of gal anyway and need not fret over ingredients I cant pronounce. Give me sun protection with no chemicals. Butterbean delivers!

    Mineral sunscreens like Butterbean sit on top of the skin to block & scatter UV rays where chemical sunscreens absorb into the skin and there in lies my beef with readily available sunscreens on the market.

    excerpt from Butterbean's website:

    Chemical sunscreens absorb into the skin to impart protection. This is the reason that chemical sunscreens must be soaked in for 15 minutes before swimming. There are often multiple chemicals included in order to provide a full spectrum protection. One active ingredient in many chemical sunscreens is oxybenzone. The US Center for Disease Control found that 97% of Americans have this chemical in their blood. This ingredient has been proven to disrupt normal hormone functions and should not be used on babies or children as it may disrupt their developing systems. Additional chemicals in sunscreens break down into free radicals or carcinogens.

    2. Ingredients I Can Identify

    Simplicity can go along way and when it comes to ingredients I love that I can not only pronounce but identify the ingredients in the product I want to use. I find this true for myself but even more so for my children. 

    Butterbean's active barrier is zinc oxide which is a physical barrier that is "photo stable" (not wearing off an hour after application in light/sun) 

    Butterbean Sunscreen Original Ingredient Listing:

    Active Sunscreen Ingredient:
    Non-nano Uncoated Zinc Oxide 22%

    Inactive Ingredients:
    * Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil , *Butyrospermum Parkii (Fair Trade Shea) Butter, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), *Olea europaea (Olive Fruit) Oil, * Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

     *Certified Organic Ingredients  

     

    3. Common Sense Advice

    Butterbean being an all natural sunscreen also states to use common sense in combination with their product, for example: When out during mid-day use other methods of sun protection in conjunction with Butterbean or any other mineral based sunscreen. Smart and Simple. No claims that they can't stand behind. Quality ingredients and a quality product that I can stand behind!

    Butterbean Sunscreen+My Swim Baby UV ShirtMy Swim Baby UV Hat= LOVE

    I also like that Butterbean is local (to me) and that I how I got to know the brand so well. Now I love sharing the love of Butterbean far and wide!

    Butterbean also has an entire line of products including a more spreadable sunscreen called Simple, Good Sun: An SPF Sport Stick, SPF Lip Balm, and Natural Bug Repellant!
    Check them out and let us know if you have used Butterbean products what you think!


    Meet Patch! Newest Limited Edition Print from Cotton Babies! May 07 2015

    Meet Patch!

    Take Flight with Patch : The latest release from Cotton Babies!

    Just like a butterfly, the newest Genius Series print, Patch, is intricate and ethereal. With a monochromatic color scheme, filled with different shades of Dazzle, Patch resembles a monarch's wings through a kaleidoscopic design. Influenced by the work of American Entomologist, Edith Patch, this graceful, captivating motif will take your little one to new heights. 

    When she was a child, Edith Patch won a contest for an essay on monarch butterflies. Passionate about bugs and ecology, Patch tried to get a job in entomology, but was repeatedly rejected because she was a woman. Through persistence and dedication, she was later hired by Charles Woods of the University of Maine, where she earned her master's degree, later completing her Ph.D. at Cornell University. In 1930, Patch was elected the first woman president of the Entomological Society of America, a time when few women were in the field. Throughout her long, devoted career, she never lost focus of her love for science and the natural world, which now lands her a spot in our Hall of Genius. 

     


    Smart Bottoms Now Available at The Natural Baby & Giveaway! April 30 2015 37 Comments

    Smart Bottoms are flying off the shelves everywhere! We love getting all the latest from our new favorite brand! They have an amazing lineup of cloth diapers and ingenious accessories to compliment your natural parenting lifestyle. Smart, Adorable, Functional!

    Introducing Smart Bottoms at The Natural Baby! March 23 2015



    A dear friend and customer of The Natural Baby had suggested I check into Smart Bottoms as her love for the brand has continued to grow as she got into a groove of which diapers she truly enjoyed for her littles!

    So I am excited to announce that beginning Saturday March 28th, at MommyCon Atlanta, The Natural Baby will begin carrying Smart Bottoms!

    http://the-natural-baby.myshopify.com/collections/sm...

    MommyCon Atlanta: Getting Ready! March 13 2015

    So the time has come... MommyCon, the natural parenting convention dedicated to bringing modern parents together to discuss, connect and build community, is coming to Atlanta this year!

    Naturally, on March 28th The Natural Baby will be showcasing at the Holiday Inn Perimeter and will be loading up all that we can fit! We also will be having a nice show special if there is anything you would like to...

    Coming Soon to The Natural Baby! December 15 2014


    As we approach the end of another great year I felt it important to let all of our followers know what has been going on and what is on the horizon for The Natural Baby coming for 2015 and beyond!

    First, let me start by thanking all of those families who have welcomed us and helped us grow, especially in the past 2.5 years. We are beyond thankful to call you our dear friends and are always happy to...

    Cloth Diaper Deals for Black Friday through Cyber Monday 2014 November 28 2014

    So the time has come! Let us all give thanks for these modern cloth diapers that we are about to receive and all the diaper changes & precious babies that will come with them. ;)

    Here is the lineup for our 2014 After Thanksgiving BLOWOUT Salefor Black Friday, Small Business Saturday through Cyber Monday! We are so excited and hope everyone will find something that suits their needs for this holiday...

    New Product Releases: Thirsties, bumGenius, GroVia, ErgoBaby & More! November 05 2014

    It's the most wonderful time of the year... No. It's not your favorite holiday yet, it is post-ABCkids Expo. The time of the year when all of your favorite cloth diaper and baby brands debut their latest designs and product releases! (it might just make your head spin!)

    Here is our TOP 10 LIST of products we CANNOT WAIT to stock our shelves with for our eager families! :)



    1. Planet Wise New Prints:
    ...

    Welcome to our New Platform! September 14 2014

    We are so excited to launch our new website and blogging platform! 
    There are many new and exciting things always in the works at The Natural Baby but be sure to interact with our posts so that we know you saw it! 

    Thanks for staying tuned! 


    Cloth Diapering with Multiples September 07 2014 1 Comment


    MEET KIM & HOW SHE GOT STARTED WITH CLOTH DIAPERS


    With a two year old boy showing no signs of interest in the potty and two babies on the way, I was determined to figure out this cloth diaper thing. I went to the one shop in Louisville (at the time) that sold cloth diapers, bought a few, and tried them on the no-where-near-potty-trained 35 pound, 26 month old. Problem was, he was already too big...

    Spence and Marie Limited Edition Prints from Cotton Babies! August 21 2014


    Meet Spence and Marie: The latest Limited Edition releases from Cotton Babies!

    These adorable new prints are only available for a limited time at TheNatural Baby!


    Say ahoy to Spence!


    Inspired by underwater archaeologist, Dr. E. Lee Spence, this print truly embodies a deep sea adventure. Decked with treasure maps, ships, parrots and pirates, Spence features...

    Meet Kim: Cloth Diapering with Multiples! August 08 2014

    Meet Kim! Consultant for The Natural Baby located in the Louisville, Kentucky Metro Area who is mom to three!
    Get to know Kim and her journey to cloth diapers in her 2 part introduction!





    MEET KIM! AN INTRODUCTION

    Hello cyber world! My name is Kim. I'm a mid-thirties mama of 3 little ones. I'm a music teacher and business owner in the real world and a wanna-be hippie/green mom at home.

    I grew up in a...

    The Bedtime Ritual July 21 2014

    It is now, as I sit at my laptop at 11:08pm that I find myself with a laptop in one hand and a wired toddler, awake in the other: playing a game and totally fighting sleep.

    I wonder if the urge to fight sleep and going to bed stems across all children, especially during those spurts of growth and activity where their tiny brains cant fight with that little bit of sleepy dopamine trying to help them...

    Limited Edition Prints from GroVia! June 27 2014

    GroVia just announced their two new adorbale, limited edition prints! Have you seen?
    http://www.thenaturalbaby.com/shop/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=3639&idcategory=398

    We at The Natural Baby have fine tuned our senses and are ready to pounce for these adorable patterns from GroVia Cloth Diapers!

    Meet Wild Animals and Up & Away which are only here for a limited time! Catch them while you can at The Natural Baby.



    Which is your favorite GroVia pattern? 

    Update on Baby-Led Weaning @ 21 months June 01 2014


    I am so happy to say, we finally have a good eater on our hands! She is much happier now that she is finally totally independent in her eating! HOORAY!

    Her most shining moment happened just this week. One morning, 21 month old Carolina woke
    The "Lounging" :)
    up, pottied, and then immediately led me to the kitchen wanting an "app". Not even sure if we had any apples, I find one in the back of the...

    Leading by Example: 5 Lessons in Parenting by Example May 02 2014


    I find myself a normal, everyday woman and mother, trying to make do. But what does mean it to be a woman these days, anyway?

    I try to juggle life as it comes, try to make plans, and try to make the best life possible for our family and for my children, our future. I have studied and seen first hand how early childhood is so critical in a child's development into a positive brimming,...

    The Anatomy and Breakdown of the Pocket Diaper April 29 2014


    An Overview of Pocket Diapers
    Pocket Diapers are a great addition to any cloth diapering routine and they definitely have features that make them a definite win for growing babies and ever changing families! (pun intended!)
    One-Size Pockets have made a HUGE impact in the cloth diapering community for their flexibility from young to old and day to night.
    While some often are perplexed by the...