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Nurture Naturally with Seventh Generation Baby Care Products {Giveaway}

Many of you have probably heard of Seventh Generation products before – I know we’ve used their household cleaners before and I really liked that they were free of chemicals that so many other cleaners have. It only makes sense that I, as a mom, would then be even more excited to have natural products for use with our kids. Since we have our newborn, E, who’s just two months old, I’m even more interested in finding natural products to use on her sensitive skin.

Seventh Generation now has a variety of baby care products, so I can feel great about what I use with E!

Pictured above are their diaper cream, bubble bath, lotion, foaming shampoo/wash, sunscreen, and regular shampoo/wash. We haven’t started letting E have bubble baths yet, but I tried the bubble bath with our preschoolers and they loved it – the tub was filled with suds, and I felt great about knowing there weren’t any harmful chemicals behind the bubbles.

I attended an online presentation about chemicals in products and was shocked at how pervasive they are in our lives. It’s also unnerving the effects that the chemicals can have on us and, more importantly, on our children. Studies show that their endocrine systems can be greatly disrupted, causing all sorts of problems (even contributing to obesity). Researchers at John Hopkins Children’s Center found that children with high urinary levels of parabens were more sensitive to environmental allergens.

Here are some ingredients you should not use on your baby (none of which are included in Seventh Generation products):

  • Parabens (ethyl-, methyl-, propyl-)
  • Phthalates (DEHP, BBP, DBP, DMP, DEP)
  • Formaldehyde-releasing preservatives (Quaternium-15, DMDM hydantoin, imidazolidinyl urea, diasolidinyl urea, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, 2-bromo2-nitropropane-1, 3 diol (bronopol)
  • “Fragrance” or “preservatives” rather than listing actual ingredients
  • Triclosan
  • DEA (diethanolamine) and TEA (triethanolamine)
  • Tetrasodium and trisodium EDTA

After learning more about the potential effects of chemicals on our children, I became even more resolved to use natural products for them. At the online presentation I attended, I also learned some baby massage tips, so I decided to use some of those tips and the Seventh Generation Wee Gen baby lotion to give E a massage.

All-natural Seventh Generation Baby Lotion? Check. Adorable baby? Check. All set for baby massage! 

Here are some tips shared by Tina Allen with Liddle Kidz Foundation, so you can share the benefits of baby massage with your infant:

Choose the Best Time and Place

Creating the best environment for massage is an ideal way to give yourself, and baby time
to relax. Choose a familiar place that is warm, quiet and with few distractions. The best
time for massage is when baby is awake, healthy and happy. Some babies prefer the
morning, while others prefer the afternoon or before bedtime.

Be comfortable

Relax, enjoy and have fun! Position yourself so that you are comfortable. Be sure baby is
safe and placed on a soft area. Keep in mind, babies roll and become slippery when using
oil. Be sure your hands are warm and clean before you begin.

Choosing Massage Oil

While it is not required, using oil can help make massage more enjoyable for some babies
and parents. Olive oil and Grapeseed oil are some of the best choices for infant massage.
However if you choose to use lotions be sure to choose a non-toxic option, like Seventh
Generation baby lotion – which contains olive oil as a main ingredient.

Ask Permission

Infant massage can be a wonderful tool for increasing your communication. Massage is not
something that parents do to their baby, but rather with their little one. Listen to your
baby. She will give you the signals to let you know she is enjoying massage, or when she is
all done for now.

Know When Not to Massage

Never provide massage for your baby without permission (when sleeping, crying or fussy).
Avoid massage when he is ill, has a fever or infection. If he has broken skin, rash or
bruising. Wait at least 48 – 72 hours following immunizations. For tummy massage, wait
30 minutes after eating. If he has any special healthcare needs seek further guidance as to
what would be the safest approach.

For more information on Infant Massage visit: www.LiddleKidz.com.

I’ve even got a wonderful video on infant massage to share with you. Click here to check it out!

So, now you’ve got valuable information on choosing natural products for your baby, and you’ve learned some great tips for baby massage. How could this post get any better? A giveaway, of course! First, though, let me share info for the upcoming Twitter party (where you can have even more chances to win, and pick up great information too!):

SEVENTH GENERATION TWITTER PARTY

  • What: Join us for an informative party to discuss the importance of using truly pure and natural baby care products! We’ll tell you how to identify the safest product ingredients and those ingredients to watch out for.
  • When: The party will be on Monday, Nov. 5, at 1p ET.
  • Where: Use the #7GenBabyFest hashtag on Twitter to find us!
  • Hosts: Follow @theMotherhood, @SeventhGen, @CooperMunroe and @EmilyMcKhann
  • Prizes: We will give away five prize packs containing full sets of the Seventh Generation baby personal care line.
Now, on to my giveaway:

TWO winners will each win a prize pack of Wee Gen baby care products from Seventh Generation (pictured above). Each set is valued at $50!

This contest is open to all U.S. residents aged 18+. Entries will be accepted until the end of the day (midnight Central) Monday, November 19. By entering this giveaway you agree to the Official Rules.

Note: I am participating in the Seventh Generation program with The Motherhood. I have been compensated for my time.  All thoughts and opinions are honest and are my own.

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Comments

  1. the baby shampoo & wash!

  2. I would love to try the shampoo and wash for my little girl.

  3. I’m interested in the baby lotion. I’m hesitant to try lotions that I have received because I’m not sure if I trust the ingredients. I’d be more comfortable with this.

  4. Living in California, we’re out in the sun year round, so I’m most excited about the baby sunscreen!

  5. Facial Cloths like to keep my face clean

  6. Nicole-Lynn says:

    I’m excited about the baby lotion! I bet it’s smells great and makes the baby’s skin feel so soft!

    Seasidesmitten@aol.com

  7. Bubble bath

  8. Amanda Hoffman says:

    baby lotion because my son has very dry skin

  9. I really want to try the bubble bath! I love using bubbles in the tub for my toddler but most commercial big brands have bad things in them, I like the 7th Gen products and would trust it for my toddler.

  10. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I’m most excited about the Baby Shampoo & Wash because it’s hard for me to find a good natural shampoo for my little girl that I really like! Also the Baby Lotion, love that it has extra virgin olive oil in it!

  11. I’d love to try the bubble bath, I think my son would have a lot of fun with that!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

  12. D Schmidt says:

    I am most excited to try the diaper cream because I have been looking for something natural

  13. Bridget Heiple Reich says:

    I’m excited about trying out Free & Clear Natural 2X Concentrated Baby Laundry Liquid

  14. Bridget Heiple Reich says:

    I forgot to say I want to try it because it’s natural.

  15. baby shampoo and wash

  16. Colleen Maurina says:

    I’m most excited to try their Baby Shampoo & Wash because it is so handy having the two products combined.

  17. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Shampoo and Wash because my sons get dry skin and would like to see how good this is

  18. Virginia Rowell says:

    I’m excited about the lotion. It is a definitely daily use around here!

  19. Natalie Finch says:

    I really want to try the “Baby Foaming Shampoo & Wash” because I’ve heard it rinses really easily from babies hair and that was always a problem with my son. I also want to try the diaper rash cream.

  20. Baby Foaming Shampoo & Wash because it serves dual purposes

  21. Luz Herrera says:

    I like to try Bubble bath

  22. Natalie S says:

    Would love to try the free and clear baby diapers for my 7 week old b/c they are eco friendly!

  23. GILDA CAMPOS says:

    I would love to try baby lotion!

  24. I would love to try the Baby Foaming Shampoo & Wash because it sounds like it would be really gentle on my baby’s sensitive skin

  25. Julie Ghrist says:

    The bubble bath b/c my son has been wanting to take bubble baths lately!

  26. baby lotion because my lo has sensitive and dry skin

  27. Love that its natural with safe and lovely ingredients! My baby girl would put it to good use ;)

  28. Baby shampoo & wash because itd be easier to have both in one when giving baths to my baby boy :)

  29. kelly tillotson says:

    the shampoo and bodywash! thanks
    *kelly
    kelly-tillotson@hotmail.com

  30. domestic diva says:

    shampoo and body wash.

  31. Priscilla Benavides says:

    Baby Shampoo and wash because I am hoping to try it on my baby!
    priscillavbenavides@yahoo.com

  32. Baby Foaming Shampoo & Wash because it sounds perfect for baby.

  33. Melissa Belle says:

    I’m really excited about all the products because they don’t have any of the harmful chemicals. Mostly about the Shampoo and Wash, just because I think it’s something I would probably use the most.

    sweetmelbelle31 at yahoo dot com

  34. jackie reza says:

    facial cloths I think they’re good to clean make up

  35. Lilyana Cruz says:

    Bubble bath!!!

  36. I want to try the Baby Shampoo & Wash. My daughter has a very sensitive scalp, and I have only found one shampoo that I can use on her and it is ridiculously expensive.

  37. I’d like to try the lotion : )

  38. Christian Alejandro N. says:

    I would like to try the Hand Wash

  39. Lisa Ellis says:

    I would like the foaming shampoo & wash to try!

  40. Brittany S. says:

    The diaper cream and bubble bath!

  41. Meghan Finley says:

    I’m excited about the baby lotion. We go through lots here

  42. faby francisco says:

    i would like to try Baby locion, Shampoo & Wash :–) i need this for my baby

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