Baby Shower Faves Giveaway

We are excited to help announce the second annual Mommy Scene 2016 Spring Baby Shower Faves featuring a wide variety of baby shower gift ideas; mom-favorites, best sellers, and basic must-haves for families! Whether you are a seasoned mom or a brand new mom, these products can help make life easier, more Eco-friendly, and some of them are just plain adorable!

2016 Spring Baby Shower Faves - Mommy Scene and Green Scene Mom

Check out the Spring Baby Shower Faves full details here ». Many of the “Fave” brands are offering a prize in what’s possibly our biggest giveaway of the year! Enter to win one of the FIVE Gift Collections featured below!

Gift Collection 1 – Baby Shower Faves

Faves Gift Collection 1

Gift Collection 1 Prizes:

  • Mama Strut Maternity Support System
  • See Kai Run Smaller Steps
  • Refresh-a-Baby Bottle Top
  • Psi Bands Nausea Relief Band
  • Pello Luxe Floor Pillow
  • Baby Eco Squeak Wash (Soap Free)
  • timi & leslie Marcelle 7 Piece Designer Diaper Bag Set
  • Pacific Baby Natural Toddler Feeding Spoons
  • Baby Bump Ball
  • Poli Sippy Cup

Gift Collection 2 – Baby Shower Faves

Faves Gift Collection 2

Gift Collection 2 Prizes:

  • Matimati Baby Bamboo Washcloths
  • Smoothly Divine Tee-shirt Nursing Bra from Melinda G Nursing Bras
  • Momma’s Jewels Sterling Silver Teething Necklace
  • Withings Home Baby Monitor
  • Pacific Baby Natural Feeding Bowl & Cup
  • Covered Goods Nursing Cover
  • Milkies Milk-Saver
  • Stoh Lunch Tote by Milkdot
  • Handsocks Baby Mittens
  • Diaper 911 Diaper Changing Kit
  • Mindful Soap Shea and Avocado Body Cream

Gift Collection 3 – Baby Shower Faves

Faves Gift Collection 3

Gift Collection 3 Prizes:

  • Cezara Belly Support Panty
  • DadGear Backpack Diaper Bag
  • organicKidz Thermal Stainless Steel Food Container
  • Crane Bumblebee Cool Mist Humidifier
  • LullaBelay Car Seat Strap System
  • Goodnight Little Me Giftset
  • BabySpa Lullaby Pampering Cologne
  • Doodle Pants
  • Halo SleepSack Swaddle
  • MAM Bottle Brush
  • Portable Easy Seat
  • Matimati Baby Bandana Bibs
  • Ubbi World Fashion Diaper Pail

Gift Collection 4 – Baby Shower Faves

Faves Gift Collection 4

Gift Collection 4 Prizes:

  • Back Buddy Support Pillow
  • My Early Steps
  • Pearhead Baby Memory Book
  • Cozy Sun & Bug Cover
  • 5 Phases Hybrid Glass Baby Bottle
  • Revelae Kids Cozy Sleeper & Blanket Pouch
  • Yummy Mitt Teething Mitten – Glow in the Dark
  • Beachfront Baby Sling
  • Babee Talk Eco-Teether Crib Rail Cover
  • BabySpa Calming Eczema Relief Cream
  • Mama Strut Postpartum Care System

Gift Collection 5 – Baby Shower Faves

Faves Gift Collection 5

Gift Collection 5 Prizes:

  • Yummi Pouch Brights Reusable Food Pouches
  • UnderBib Baby bodysuit
  • The Baby Pallet
  • Blooming Baby Bath
  • BabySpa Soothing Face Cream
  • #BabyLove: My Social Life Book
  • Baby Elephant Ears
  • See Kai Run Smaller Crib Booties
  • Breganwood Pale Rose Koala Hooded Towel
  • Wristy Buddy teething wristband
  • NogginStik Developmental Rattle

Enter for the chance to win one of these FIVE Gift Collections!

This giveaway is sponsored by Mommy Scene and is open to US entries. FIVE winners (1 for each gift collection) will be chosen and displayed on the giveaway widget after the giveaway ends on May 31st, 2016. Mommy Scene and participating blogs are not responsible for fulfilling brand-sponsored prizes. Prizes will be shipped directly from each brand.

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Winter Green Scene Mom Award

Winter Awards Giveaway Mommy Scene

We are very excited to announce the 2016 Winter Green Scene Mom Awards, celebrating Eco-friendly product design and creative innovation. The Winter GSM Award Winners include many products designed to meet a unique need for families with kids and encourage sustainable lifestyles. Enter to win a collection of prizes sponsored by these awesome brands!

Prizes

1. b.box Diaper Caddy + Sippy Cup. Award Details

2. ciao! baby portable high chair. Award Details

3. PouchBuddy food pouch feeding attachment. Award Details

4. Darlyng & Co. Yummy Mitt. Award Details

5. Milkies Milk Trays + Softies Nursing Pads + Milkies Nipple Balm. Award Details

6. Genesis 950 Cleaner – 1 gallon. Award Details

7. Liliputi Buckle Carrier. Award Details

8. Little Dundi Recycled Paperboard Clothes Hangers – 2 sets. Award Details

9. Sudsy Dough Moldable Soap + Cozy Blanket Pouch + Ocean Discovery Box by Revelae Kids. Award Details

10. MAM Baby Brush Set + Cooler Teether. Award Details

11. Silkberry Baby Organic Footed Sleeper – Silver Cloud Owl. Award Details

12. Choice of 1 Zippy OneZ, Zipadee-Zip, Flying Squirrel, or Trendy Teether by Sleeping Baby Inc. Award Details

13. Zipzicle Ice Pop Sleeves – 2 sets of 4. Award Details

14. Wristy Buddy Octopus teething wristband. Award Details

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Enter to win these fabulous prizes!

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This giveaway is hosted by Mommy Scene and the sponsoring brands and is open to US entries. One winner will be chosen and displayed on the giveaway widget after the giveaway ends on April 29th, 2016. Mommy Scene and participating blogs are not responsible for fulfilling brand-sponsored prizes. Prizes will be shipped directly from each brand.

Other 2016 Winter Green Scene Mom Award Winners

Buttons Cloth Diapers – Award Details

Coco & Kiwi Sydney Diaper Bag & Training Pants – Award Details

Crane smartDROP Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier & Travel Humidifier – Award Details

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Enchanted Slumber All-In-One Organic Sleeper – Award Details

Wicks Beauty Baby Butter – Award Details

Woolino 4 Season Sleep Sack – Award Details

Woombie Air-Wrap & Organic Swaddle – Award Details

Eco Home Giveaway

Eco-Home Giveaway - Mommy Scene

We’re celebrating the coming of spring with our Eco-Home Giveaway, sponsored by Mommy Scene and featuring products that help make life more Eco-friendly! All of the sponsoring brands offer products designed with families in mind, to encourage greener lifestyles. Check out these awesome brands and enter to win an amazing prize set below!

Eco-Home Giveaway - Thinkbaby and Thinksport

Thinkbaby | Thinksport

Prize: Thinkbaby GO2 Container + GO4TH 350ml + Stainless Steel Baby Bottle OR Sippy Cup OR Thinkster – winners choice + Thinkbaby Safe Sunscreen, 6 ounces

Thinkbaby and Thinksport’s founder, Kevin Brodwick, brought his interest in health and preventative medicine and his background in biotechnology together to form a company whose sole purpose is to create alternative products for babies to athletes alike. With a team of physicians and scientists focused on the latest biological and chemical sciences, Thinkbaby and Thinksport continue to lead in the usage of safe, non-toxic materials for consumer goods. Thinkbaby and Thinksport’s efforts are further energized by working with both leading child and health advocacy partners and like-minded individuals. Learn more at gothinkbaby.com.

Eco-Home Giveaway - Crane Grey Droplet Humidifier

Crane

Prize: Crane Grey Droplet Humidifier

Crane’s Droplet Humidifiers are a half gallon cool mist humidifier that runs for up to 15 hours. They are whisper quiet during operation, do not require a filter and they are energy efficient requiring less energy than a standard household lightbulb to run. All Crane cool mist humidifiers use an anti-microbial material to help fight bacteria buildup. Crane USA was founded with the continuing goal to “Design for Better Living.” For everything from natural cold and flu remedies to relieving croup in infants, Crane’s cool mist humidifiers are the perfect addition to any child or adult’s room. Learn more at crane-usa.com.

Eco-Home Giveaway - Fresh Wave natural products

Fresh Wave

Prize: Full Size Set of Fresh Wave products

Fresh Wave natural odor-removing products use simple, pure and natural ingredients to actually remove odors from your life. No harsh chemicals. No harmful ingredients. No masking fragrances. Fresh Wave products remove the odor at its source – on the molecular level. With Fresh Wave, odors go away. Happiness stays. Products are available at Target, Bed Bath & Beyond and Ace Hardware. Learn more at freshwaveworks.com.

Eco-Home Giveaway - Little Dundi Eco-friendly hangers

Little Dundi

Prize: 2 sets of Eco-friendly Hangers – choose from 6 designs

Little Dundi brings to life products inspired by baby. Our innovative line of Eco-friendly clothes hangers started with a cloud shaped infant sized model has grown to include hangers sized for toddlers & kids clothing. These hangers come in 6 attractive prints and are made of thick and sturdy recycled paperboard with an aqueous coating for a more polished look. All glues used are vegetable starch based and the inks are water based. Our hangers are our way of being friendly to the Earth. Learn more at littledundi.com.

Eco-Home Giveaway - Recycled Beachfront Baby Wrap

Beachfront Baby

Prize: Recycled Beachfront Baby Wrap

Beachfront Baby makes fashionable water baby carriers! Each Beachfront Baby Wrap made with 100% Repreve PC polyester contains approximately 15 plastic water bottles! Each Recycled Wrap comes with its own matching drawstring carry bag, which is also made with Repreve, and our packaging for this wrap is printed on 100% recycled paper. Made in the USA, all our carriers are sewn with care by work-at-home-moms in the San Antonio, Texas area. Learn more at beachfrontbabywraps.com.

Eco-Home Giveaway - Wicks Beauty

Wicks Beauty

Prize: Gift set of top sellers: Neem Skin Salve, Bentonite Clay Mask, Sea Salt Face Scrub, and Lavender Goat Milk Soap

Wicks Beauty is offering a gift set of a few of our top sellers: Neem skin salve, bentonite clay mask, sea salt face scrub, and lavender goat milk soap – a $36 value! Wicks features a family-focused array of products made with all-natural oils and butters that detox and heal skin while protecting its natural moisture. Our products help soothe and prevent eczema, psoriasis, and acne. Breathe new life into tired skin the natural way. Check out our line for babies and pets! Learn more at wicksbeauty.com.

Eco-Home Giveaway - Silikids

Silikids

Prize: $50 gift set including newly released silicone cups, straws & universal fit straw and sippy tops

Siliskin Silicone Cups are made with 100% food grade silicone with an embedded stainless steel ring so they won’t collapse when gripped. Dishwasher safe and great for indoor and outdoor use.
Siliskin Universal Silicone Sippy Tops fit over any size cup. The silicone top grips the cup top while air suction keeps it in place. The spout is free of intricate valves allowing for easy use and cleaning. Also dishwasher safe and perfect for on-the-go and indoor and outdoor use.
Siliskin Universal Straw Tops stretch over and grip the top of glasses of multiple sizes, while also kept in place with air suction. Use with a Siliskin silicone cup or a glass of your choice for an instant, no-spill straw top cup.

Silikids products are safe, modern & practical, easy to clean, and made from 100% food grade silicone. A great alternative to plastic! Learn more at silikids.com.

Eco-Home Giveaway - Sudsy Dough

Sudsy Dough Moldable Soap

Prize: 12 oz. tub of Sudsy Dough with surprise toy inside! Fragrance of choice

Sudsy Dough is an interactive bath toy that doubles as a moldable scented dough and a cleansing soap. Kids can squeeze and squish Sudsy Dough in the bath, rub it on as body wash, or take it outside the tub and make custom-shaped soaps that will dry when left out in open air. Sudsy Dough is scented and infused with moisturizing ingredients such as Shea Butter and beeswax. Each ball also has a surprise bath toy hidden inside! Available fragrances include Merry Mango, Sassy Strawberry, Awesome Apple, and Bubbly Blueberry. Learn more at revelae.com.

Eco-Home Giveaway - Yummi Pouch Snack Bags

Yummi Pouch

Prize: Set of 3 cloth snack or sandwich bags, style of choice

Take snacks on the go with Yummi Pouch cloth snack and sandwich bags. Our cloth bags are lined with a moisture resistant interior and decorated with colorful prints, choose from 16 cute patterns! Perfect for crackers, sandwiches, and dry snacks, or small items like bottle parts, teethers, and hair accessories! They open with a silent zipper that’s simple enough for a child to use. Reduce the trash during lunchtime or organize your purse with our modern cloth bags. Learn more at revelae.com.

Eco-Home Giveaway - Back Buddy Support Pillow

Back Buddy

Prize: Back Buddy Support Pillow

Back Buddy is an award-winning maternity and feeding support pillow, designed by a Chiropractor and nursing mother. It alleviates common back pain during and after pregnancy, and provides comfort and support for mom while holding or feeding baby. Made in the USA from high-quality structural foam that is certified to be made WITHOUT harmful PBDE flame retardants, phthalates, CFC’s, formaldehyde, mercury, lead, and other heavy metals, and is tested for performance, durability, and emissions.
Learn more at back-buddy.com.

Eco-Home Giveaway - hipNgo

hipNgo

Prize: hipNgo – brand new, black on black design or color of choice

The hipNgo provides the ideal child carrying solution for the family with an active lifestyle and a busy toddler. The patented saddle seat centers the child against the adult hip and provides proper weight distribution, relieving strain on the arms, shoulder and hands. The simplistic shape, size and weight offer families on the go, a handy solution to the challenges of traveling with a toddler. The hipNgo can be adjustable for male or female versatility, left or right handed dexterity, as well as large and small build body types. Say goodbye to the bulky stroller and say hello to the 5-ounce hipNgo with its own storage bag. Available in several colors as well as classic black. Learn more at hipngo.com.

Enter to win these great prizes!

Eco-Home Giveaway - Mommy Scene

This giveaway is sponsored by Mommy Scene and is open to US entries. One winner will be chosen and displayed on the giveaway widget after the giveaway ends on March 28th, 2016. Mommy Scene and the participating blogs are not responsible for fulfilling brand-sponsored prizes. Prizes will be shipped directly from each brand.
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Eco-Baby Giveaway

Our green-themed Eco-Baby Giveaway features everything a baby could need for diapering, feeding, naps, clothing, sensory play, and travel! It’s sponsored by Mommy Scene and features prizes from 16 sponsoring brands, each offering unique products to help make life a little simpler and more Eco-friendly for families with little ones. Check out all the innovative products below and enter to win the entire gift set!

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Eco-Baby Giveaway Gift Set

Eco Baby Giveaway - Coco and Kiwi - Mommy Scene

Coco & Kiwi

Prize: Coco & Kiwi $50 Gift Certificate

Our mission is to provide smart products with easy cleanup. Your time is important, so spend it on what really matters and let us do the rest. Messy Baby, Happy Mom. Learn more at cocoandkiwi.com.

Eco Baby Giveaway - FunBites - Mommy Scene

FunBites

Prize: FunBites Red Heart Food Cutter

As seen on Shark Tank, award-winning FunBites creates fun shaped bites that kids can’t resist! It’s great for picky eaters & creative moms and makes healthy food fun! FunBites is also made in USA, dishwasher safe, and BPA free. Learn more at funbites.com.

Eco Baby Giveaway - Zipadee-Zip - Mommy Scene

Zipadee-Zip

Prize: Zipadee-Zip Swaddle Transition sleep sack

The Zipadee-Zip wearable blanket is loved by sleep experts, pediatricians and parents everywhere! It provides a womb-like environment but full range of movement to roll over and wiggle around safely and freely. The slight resistance in the arm-span helps soothe the startle reflex and will often work to ensure sounder sleep. Even with the full enclosure the Zipadee-Zip provides, babies can pick up and put in their pacifier or play with a toy while wearing it! It keeps those little hands warm all night and prevents scratching! It’s also perfect for keeping germs at bay on airplanes, in doctor’s offices and in grocery stores. Learn more at sleepingbaby.com.

Eco Baby Giveaway - Buttons Diapers - Mommy Scene

Buttons Diapers

Prize: One trial pack of cloth diapers: 1 cloth diaper cover + three daytime inserts

Buttons Diapers are an affordable, easy-to-use, all-in-two cloth diaper system. Buttons Diapers AI2 system features soft waterproof diaper covers available in dozens of colors and prints, snap-in absorbent diaper inserts, and diapering accessories as well. Learn more at buttonsdiapers.com.

Eco Baby Giveaway - ChubChub baby - Mommy Scene

PouchBuddy by ChubChub

Prize: PouchBuddy feeding attachment

PouchBuddy is an innovative pouch feeding tool that promotes mess-free self-feeding. The mom-approved one piece design is easy to clean, convenient, and travel friendly. BPA, Phthalate, & PVC free. ChubChub is committed to creating real solutions for real parents. Our product development team is constantly seeking and testing new ways to make parenting easier and more efficient with safety as a priority. And together, we help families spend less time on the challenges of parenthood and more time enjoying childhood. Learn more at chubchubbaby.com.

Valentine's Day Giveaway - Sudsy Dough Moldable Soap - Mommy Scene

Sudsy Dough Moldable Soap

Prize: 1 tub of Sudsy Dough Moldable Soap - 12 oz.

Sudsy Dough makes bath time fun and encourages sensory play. Kids can rub it on as a cleansing body wash and make soapy bubbles with this scented soap-based play dough. It’s moisturizing thanks to Shea butter and beeswax and comes in 4 great fragrances; Merry Mango, Sassy Strawberry, Bubbly Blueberry, and Awesome Apple! Learn more at sudsydough.com

Eco Baby Giveaway - Thinkbaby Thinksport - Mommy Scene

Thinkbaby | Thinksport

Prize: Thinkbaby Starter Set + Complete Feeding Set + Thinkbaby Safe Sunscreen, 6 ounces

Thinkbaby and Thinksport’s founder, Kevin Brodwick, brought his interest in health and preventive medicine and his background in biotechnology together to form a company whose sole purpose is to create alternative products for babies to athletes alike. With a team of physicians and scientists focused on the latest biological and chemical sciences, Thinkbaby and Thinksport continue to lead in the usage of safe, non-toxic materials for consumer goods. Thinkbaby and Thinksport’s efforts are further energized by working with both leading child and health advocacy partners and like-minded individuals. Learn more at gothinkbaby.com.

Eco Baby Giveaway - LullaBelay - Mommy Scene

Fiddle Diddles

Prize: LullaBelay car seat adjustable strap system

LullaBelay is the first & only adjustable strap system that safely secures an infant carrier to a shopping cart. LullaBelay provides you with a safe, worry-free & hands-free shopping experience. No more placing your infant carrier precariously on top of a toddler seat, or in the basket of the cart taking up all your room. With LullaBelay you can easily shop with a toddler and a baby, all while enjoying full use of your cart basket. Fully safety tested and meets all CPSIA safety requirements for children’s products. Learn more at fiddlediddles.com.

Eco Baby Giveaway - Silkberry Baby - Mommy Scene

Silkberry Baby

Prize: 1 organic cotton long sleeve romper – choose from silver cloud stripe with owl, blush stripe with bunny, or arctic blue stripe with bear

Silkberry Baby long sleeve rompers are soft and comfy and made from certified organic cotton fabric. The roll up cuff can be flipped over to cover hands to prevent baby scratching and two front snaps open the neck wide for easy dressing. Snaps at the inside of legs make for easy diaper changing. Available in sizes nb-3m, 3-6m and 6-12m. Silkberry Baby offers cute, trendy and comfortable baby gear made of eco-friendly and sustainable fabric for baby and toddler. All our natural theme-inspired clothing and accessories are designed by Vancouver moms in Canada. Learn more at silkberrybaby.com.

Eco Baby Giveaway - Revelae Kids Cozy Blanket Pouch - Mommy Scene

Revelae Kids

Prize: Cozy Blanket Pouch – style of choice + Yummi Pouch Brights reusable food pouches

Cozy Blanket Pouches are a unique way to keep your little one warm during playtime and slumber. The soft fuzzy material keeps baby cozy from the waist down, secured by an elastic waistband to fully surround baby’s legs and keep the blanket in place. Cozy blanket pouches leave room to wiggle and don’t restrict leg movement — an ideal extra layer to use when a baby is playing, sitting, or lounging during the day. Available in sizes small & large and four colors. Yummi Pouch reusable food pouches make it easy to take baby food and healthy snacks on the go, save money, and reduce household trash. Learn more at revelae.com.

Eco Baby Giveaway - Bambo Nature - Mommy Scene

Bambo Nature

Prize: Case of diapers, winner’s choice in size

For over three decades, Bambo Nature has taken every measure to bring you a premium baby diaper that’s gentle, soft, and made of a high percentage of sustainable materials. Bambo Nature has earned more credentials, awards, and eco-labels than any other diaper on the market. While other brands are busy making claims, they’re busy substantiating their diaper’s premium quality with concrete proof. The diapers are guaranteed skin-friendly with no dangerous chemicals and/or allergens, Eco-friendly and made using sustainable resources and less waste, and sleep-friendly with maximum absorbency, ultra-soft and flexible textures. Learn more at bambonatureusa.com.

Eco Baby Giveaway - organicKidz Baby Grows Up - Mommy Scene

organicKidz

Prize: Baby Grows Up Thermal Gift Set

organicKidz Baby Grows Up stainless steel bottle kit grows with your child! Baby Bottle converts to Sippy Cup and then to lunch box ready Water Bottle by simply attaching the accessories included in the kit as your baby grows up. Bottle keeps liquids hot or cold for 6+ hours making it perfect for parents on the go, play dates, travelling, daycare or just about anywhere else. Unlike glass and plastic bottles, organicKidz Stainless Steel is naturally bacteria resistant, unbreakable and light weight. Kit includes 9oz Thermal Baby Bottle, 3 flows of vented silicone nipples, silicone sippy spout, handles, stainless steel lid, and leak proof bottle cap. organicKidz Baby Grows Up kit makes a great gift from newborn to toddler to preschool and beyond! Learn more at organicKidz.ca.

Eco Baby Giveaway - Wee Can Too - Mommy Scene

Wee Can Too

Prize: Veggie Dough and Veggie Crayon set

Wee Can Too was founded with a mission to bring art supplies to babies and toddlers by offering the highest quality products made from fruit and vegetable powders, plus plant-based ingredients. Our products are all natural, and made from the safest ingredients without chemicals, preservatives, color additives, and are made from food based ingredients. Our colors come from nature! Learn more at weecantooart.com.

Eco Baby Giveaway - Pure Hazelwood baby necklaces - Mommy Scene

Pure Hazelwood Baby Necklaces

Prize: Two (2) Pure Hazelwood baby necklaces

World leader on the market for more than 18 years, Pure Hazelwood products are inspired by a First Nations tradition, handcrafted with 100 % natural hazel wood and meant for the whole family. Rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory molecules, hazel wood helps relieve several symptoms related to inflammation such as: teething pain, colic, skin problems, digestive disorders, joint pain, and more! Learn more at purehazelwood.com/en/teething-pain.

Eco Baby Giveaway - Poncho Baby Organic Roly Blanket - Mommy Scene

Poncho Baby

Prize: Poncho Baby Organic Roly Blanket

Award-winning Organic Baby Blanket is perfect for outings, this breathable organic cotton blanket unfolds quickly to create a soft, clean place for babies to play and relax. Made in the USA with 100% organic cotton muslin Imported. When you’re done, the blanket rolls back up, closing up to be no bigger than a petite clutch purse. Learn more at ponchobaby.com.

Eco Baby Giveaway - Liliputi Stretchy Wrap - Mommy Scene

Liliputi

Prize: Liliputi Stretchy Wrap – color of choice

The Liliputi stretchy wrap is a beautiful, comfy and versatile carrier for newborns and young babies. It holds a baby softly and safely, distributing the baby’s weight equally along the back, shoulders, and hips, allowing you to comfortably wear your baby for long periods of time. The Liliputi stretchy wrap is made of Certified OekoTex 100 fabrics and is also suitable for front and hip carry and perfectly fits any body type. Liliputi solutions help parents ensure the safety of their young children, strengthening contact and supporting physical and mental health in all kinds of situations. Liliputi carriers, coats, bags and accessories are designed in-house with the help of talented Hungarian designers. Every Liliputi product supports baby-carrying and upbringing based on close human contact, inspiring a healthier and more harmonious world in every aspect. Learn more at liliputibabycarriers.com.

Eco Baby Giveaway - Loopy Gear 2-Pack - Mommy Scene

Loopy Gear

Prize: Loopy 2-Pack

Loopys are a baby rattle holder designed to attach baby’s favorite toy to their wrist. Great for shopping, on a walk or even around the house because babies inevitably throw and drop the things they play with most. With a number of colors and styles to suit anyone’s taste, Loopys are a fun gift idea that new moms will come to love because the five second rule doesn’t apply to babies. So versatile, they can be also used on car seats, strollers, baby carriers, highchairs, and shopping carts. Loopys are handmade in USA, machine washable, and meet CPSIA standards. Learn more at loopygear.com.

Enter to win these great prizes, and good luck!

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shipped directly from each brand.

“Be Mine” Valentine’s Day Giveaway

We are very excited to share with you a wonderful “Be Mine” Valentine’s Day Giveaway, sponsored by Mommy Scene, and filled with lots of amazing natural products and fun stuff for families.

This giveaway includes decadent body creams, from Willy B Mum’s very own wellness-line-in-the-making, Wythe and Berry. We make all products from hand, with only the finest organic, non-GMO and wild-harvested ingredients. We even grow some of the plants we use, upstate NY in the warmer weather, and that is really cool.

One of our other favorite Australian brands, Jack n Jill, is also donating to this giveaway. If you are not brushing your children’s teeth with their toothpaste, read our review HERE and you soon will be, guaranteed. There is no healthier children’s toothpaste, and the Environmental Working Group agrees.

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One winner will win this Valentine’s Day Be Mine Gift Set, which includes;

    • Bun Maternity Classic Black Cozy Nursing Hoodie + Cozy Nursing Tee
    • Wythe and Berry Organic Botanical Creams – Lavender & Chamomile + Lemon & Eucalyptus
    • La Magie Nail Polish – 1 peel off pink polish + 2 pink wash offs + 1 color lock top coat
    • Sudsy Dough Moldable Soap – 12 oz. fragrance of choice
    • Pure Hazelwood necklaces, 1 adult size and 1 child size
    • Jack N’ Jill Bunny Gift Kit
    • Baby Bump Bundle – Lollacup Straw Sippy Cup
    • GroVia Hybrid Trial Kit – 1 Hybrid Shell with Hook & Loop Closure + 1 No-Prep Cloth Soaker Pad + 3 Disposable BioSoakers
    • Revelae Kids Discovery Box style of choice

Enter on the entry form below, and good luck!
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One winner will be chosen and displayed on the giveaway widget after 
the giveaway ends on Feb. 14th, 2016. Mommy Scene and participating 
blogs are not responsible for fulfilling brand-sponsored prizes. 
Prizes will be shipped directly from each brand.

Meditation for the Modern Family

Every minute of the day counts when you’re juggling soccer practice, gymnastics, tutoring, piano lessons, work, real estate, finances and holiday planning. A high demand life requires us to consistently perform at the top of our game. How do we thrive and succeed without getting tense, depleted and stressed out?

Vedic Meditation is considered to be one of the most effective stress relieving techniques in the world. Effortless yet powerful in design, this practice can deliver the energy, clarity and focus required to elegantly balance the demands of balancing modern living as a Parent.

Not all meditation is difficult or requires hours of your day to experience results. With the right technique and instruction you can actually look forward to meditating every day. Daily meditation can help you become a better parent, a better partner and live a richer, fuller life.

Today, Hunter Cressman, shares 5 ways the modern family can benefit from meditation.

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1. More Natural Energy

If anyone can use more energy it’s parents. During meditation the body rests measurably 5 times deeper than sleep. This rest naturally energizes the mind, so that you’re ready to keep up with the kids and their activities all day. Daily practice can also increase your quality of sleep and reduce the amount of sleep needed over time.

2. Higher Quality Time

Children grow up fast. One moment they are saying their first word and before you know it they’re getting dressed for prom night. It’s easy to miss out on the full experience of parenthood when the mind is so easily distracted by last week’s mishaps and tomorrow’s to-do list. Meditation spontaneously melts away irrelevant thoughts from the past and future so that you can experience higher quality family time right here and now. 

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Many parents report that after learning to meditate not only do they feel calmer and happier, but their childrens’ behavior improves too. Children are sensitive to the energy of their parents and respond according to your moods. Most people learn to meditate for their own benefit, but a wonderful side effect of meditation is that it positively impacts the other people in our lives too.

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4. Blissful Babies

Women who meditate while pregnant are, in effect, meditating for two. These babies have an early head start to a blissful life.

Additionally, the restfulness from meditation helps a Mother prepare for childbirth, and also adapt to the new routines of early parenthood.

 

5. Better Sex & Romance

Meditation can do a number of things for your life in the bedroom. It reduces stress, which directly affects libido and fertility. It can refine the five senses, which heights pleasure and romantic connection. It also increases energy, providing the drive needed to meet your partners desires when they arise.

Thanks for stopping by Willy B Mum.

Hunter CressmanHunter Cressman is a qualified independent teacher of Vedic Meditation based in New York City. He is a skilled expert trained in the Himalayas of India under pre-eminent master-teachers. Hunter has taught hundreds of parents and children this effective stress relieving technique worldwide. You can learn more about Vedic Meditation and connect with Hunter at www.themodernmind.com

The Good Dinosaur, and some clothing too

Little boys and dinosaurs seem to go hand in hand. My Son is obsessed with dinosaurs at the moment, he has dinosaur clothing, dinosaur books, and dinosaur toys. When I told him that we had been invited to a special screening of the movie – The Good Dinosaur – it was just the icing on the cake. What 5-year-old, doesn’t like a good Dino flick?

The Good Dinosaur

Spot and Arlo

The Good Dinosaur, is a new PG movie which is showing in theaters now. It was produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney. The movie runs for 93 minutes, and is also available in 3D.

Last week, we attended a special screening of the movie here in New York City, hosted by The Moms – JCPenney MAMARAZZI®.

On arrival to the event, my Son picked out Good Dinosaur clothing from Okie Dokie, to wear throughout the movie, you know so he could really be in the Dino spirit! He enjoyed taking his time to look through the clothes, choosing pants to match a top, and then having a few photos taken.

JC Penney, has a whole range of Good Dinosaur clothing, and toys, which you can see HERE.

The Good Dinosaur

The animation, in true Pixar style, is visually breath-taking. While the story, is heart-warming and emotional. It is a tale of friendship, finding strength, facing fear, learning to forgive and moving on.

Arlo, is the runt of the dinosaur litter, who is scared of nearly everything, including the chickens he has to feed daily as one of his family chores. He is teased by his brother and sister because of this, and his Father trying to push him to be more confident, ends up dying tragically in an accident which young Arlo is witness too.

Some days later, Arlo falls into the river near his home, and ends up lost and confused many many miles from home. Scared he is befriended by an unlikey little sprite, named Spot. The 2 of them protect and help each other, resulting on an adventurous journey meeting fascinating creatures, to eventually make it back to their homes.

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Two things that I appreciated, is that there is a subtle reference noting the little realized fact that most of these great dinosaurs were vegans, and followed a plant-based diet. My Son also picked up on this, during the part of the movie where Spot brought Arlo animals to eat and was confused when Arlo would not eat them. Where did they get their protein, from plants of course!

Additionally, the movie also touches on the realization that you cannot predict or control Mother Nature, that you have to roll with the punches and be prepared for the unexpected, especially when spending time in the Great Outdoors.

These are both topics, which are discussed in my home often as a family – how to respect all beings and co-exist with our planet in harmony – and it is nice to have these examples for future discussions.

Follow the river, and you will find your way home

Follow the river, and you will find your way home

Although not an overly happy movie, my 5-year-old still very much enjoyed it. Being so young I feel that he was not able to grasp the severity of some of the situations, which is okay with me, as the beauty of the film and the fact that it was all about dinosaurs, kept him, glued to the screen.

I know that we are going to be watching it again and again.

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Natural Immunity Builders, from food with love

Hippocrates, considered the father of Western medicine, is often quoted as saying, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Most of us know that a poor diet can contribute to poor health, but there are also certain foods that can support your immune system and increase your body’s resilience. As flu season peaks, here are a few foods that can help you boost your immunity through your diet.

A to Z CoverSophia Ruan Gushée is contributing to this article for Willy B Mum today. She is a New York City Mother of three who, upon leaving a career in investment management to spend more time with her children, began a journey to build the healthiest and safest environment possible for her family. I am sure many of you can relate to wanting that, I know that I can.

Her mission to become a truly conscious consumer led her into 5 years of research on the many toxins we are exposed to on a day-to-day basis, as well as the possible effects these substances can have on our lives – now that is dedication!

What manifested from all of this is Sophie’s first book A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures. The book includes outdoor environments, your home, body, and diet.

Here, Sophia shares 5 commonly available foods that can help boost your immunity, are readily available and are easy enough to incorporate into your diet. By doing this, you can help ward off bugs, which are more prevalent moving into the colder months.

Foods to boost your immunity

  • Teas

Starting the day with teaStarting your morning with tea can actually help keep you healthy. Teas can be rich in antioxidants and polyphenols including flavonoids, which can help ward off illness.

Green, white, and black teas are great choices, as they have higher concentrations of antioxidants than other varieties. For the best herbal teas, choose ginger, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, hibiscus, jasmine, rosehip, mint, rooibos (red tea), chamomile, and echinacea. Stick to varieties that are organic to reduce exposures to pesticides.

  • Orange Foods

Everyone has heard that vitamin C is key in warding off illnesses, and citrus fruits are known for their high concentration of the vitamin. Other orange-colored foods are also beneficial for immune support, containing antioxidants and nutrients like lycopene and beta-carotene. Try adding squash, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, mangoes and papayas to your recipes.

  • Cruciferous Vegetables

Cabbages
Cruciferous vegetables, such as cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, kale, arugula, bok choy, brussels sprouts, and broccoli, offer a rich supply of vitamins – including vitamin K, vitamin E and vitamin C – that may help prevent and fight inflammation and illnesses, including cancer.

 

  • Mushrooms

While the cultivated white or “button” mushrooms commonly found in grocery stores actually include natural carcinogens, certain varieties contain valuable immune-boosters. Shiitake, Enoki, Maitake, and Reishi mushrooms have a long history of medicinal use, and are known to help prevent cardiovascular diseases and stimulate the immune system.

  • Garlic

Often called a “superfood,” garlic has been used to fight illness for centuries, and is known to combat high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease. The active chemical, allicin, is not only responsible for garlic’s immunity-boosting power, but also its powerful smell. You can reap the benefits from eating cooked garlic: peel a few cloves, chop them, and then let them sit for 20 minutes before cooking. By letting the garlic rest, you will activate the immunity boosting nutrients, and allow the garlic to develop to its fullest potential.

We hope you enjoyed this article, thanks for stopping by Willy B Mum.

Sophia Ruan Gushee
Sophia Ruan Gushée earned a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University and a Master in Business Administration from Columbia University. She is also a certified yoga teacher, living in New York City with her family.  A to Z of D-Toxing, is her first book and available on Amazon. For more information visit: www.nontoxicliving.tips

 

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Vegan, Sugar Free, Gluten Free, No Cook – Pink Passion Pie

With Thanksgiving only a few days away here in the United States, we are excited to share another vegan, sugar & gluten free desert recipe following Cara’s fruit-topped cheesecake, to be sitting pretty at your table this year.

This recipe is also from the book – Love On A Plate – which is filled with plant-based recipes which do not require cooking, also know as raw food. For raw food enthusiasts, this is a book which will nicely complement others in your library. Or, if you appreciate the benefits of uncooked food from time-to-time and need some inspiration, then Love on A Plate is a good place to start.

Raw Food Way of Life

The idea behind this lifestyle, is that if meals are heated above a certain temperature (approx. 118 degrees) enzymes in the food are destroyed, thus compromising the life enhancing nutrition which is provided otherwise – basically, you want to get all the good you can from the food that you eat and keep it as pure as possible. A diet such as this, is made up of grains, seeds, nuts, beans, fruits and vegetables, with the aim of eating the majority, if not all food uncooked.

People who follow a raw food diet report less disease, more energy, feeling younger, (like a turning back of the clock, rather than aging feeling), and an overall sense of heightened wellness.

Sounds wonderful.

However, if you are not quite there yet, and are curious as to what a raw food diet offers, you can reap some of the benefits by cooking foods on a lower temperature for a longer time, which will avoid carcinogens that are produced at high temperatures. Or, you can try substituting meals you would usually cook, with ones you do not need to cook, like a salad or this recipe right here, the Pink Passion Pie.

Raw, Vegan & Gluten-Free - Pink Passon Pie

Raw, Vegan & Gluten-Free – Pink Passion Pie

Pink Passion Pie
Serves 6

Crust Recipe

  • 3 cup Brazil nuts
  • 3 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoon maple syrup

What to do

  • Put brazil nuts into a food processor and pulse chop for 4 seconds, 3 times. You want the nuts to be in very small pieces, but not powdered. Pull out any large pieces of nut that have barely touched the blade and chop into tiny pieces
  • Pour into a bowl with maple syrup and stir, mixing very well
  • Brush a spring form pie pan with coconut oil and press the brazil nuts into the pan forming a very thin crust. So thin, it is one more push away from cracking. It’s optional if you want to go up the side of the pan
  • Set Aside

Filling

  • 1.5 cups coconut meat
  • 1.5 cups coconut oil
  • 1.5 cups unsoaked cashews
  • 1.5 – 2.75 cups maple syrup (depending on your preference)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 6 cups of pomegranate seeds (or any fruit)
  • 3 tablespoon chopped purple beetroot (for color)

What To Do

  • Place all filling ingredients in blender and blend on high for 7 seconds or until creamy
  • Place a medium size colander over a large bowl and pour filling through the colander to remove the hard seed bits from the pomegranate. Discard the seeds
  • Pour filling into pie crust
  • Put into freezer for 25 minutes to set, and then refrigerate
  • When ready to serve, release pie from the pan, place on a plate, garnish (see below) and slice to serve

Serving Suggestions
Raspberry Sauce 
Place one bag of thawed frozen raspberries in blender and blend on high for 6 seconds, pour into a squeeze bottle, and drizzle over pie

Toppings
Garnish with orange zest, candied almonds, or pomegranate seeds

Thanks for stopping by Willy B Mum, we hope you enjoy this decadent, and plant-based dessert.

Love on a Plate

 

Reprinted with permission of Rothkranz Publishing from LOVE ON A PLATE: The Gourmet UnCookbook by Cara Brotman and Markus Rothkranz; $29.97

 

Vegan, gluten free cheesecake, you can do it!

Okay, so Thanksgiving is just around the corner and with Thanksgiving comes the tradition of eating copious amounts of food. Thanksgiving is a bitter-sweet holiday for me, I am always so completely devastated by the by the estimate that close to 45 million turkeys are inhumanely killed in the United States for this day, each year. It is definitely not a thanksgiving for the turkey.

However, one thing that I am finding solace in, is introducing people to vegan and cruelty free foods, that are delicious and way healthier for you. This year is especially important to me that there are plenty of vegan and gluten-free desserts on the table because a few weeks ago my Son was diagnosed with a ton of allergies. Previous to this he was following a vegetarian/pescetarian diet. Not anymore though, his diet is now looking more like a vegan way of life, with fish included. He cannot eat gluten, eggs, or dairy products. On top of that peanuts are a concern, as well as corn, and a few other things.

I am sure, parents who are in the same position can relate to the feeling of not wanting your child to miss out on things like deserts at thanksgiving. I just want to see my Son happy, and know that even if there are certain foods he cannot eat, there are options, like this recipe I am sharing today.

The following vegan and gluten free cheesecake comes from the book, Love on A Plate, which is full of healthy recipes that do not require any cooking, yes you read that correctly!

Caras Vegan Cheesecake

Cara’s Fruit-Topped Cheesecake
Serves 6
Crust Recipe

  • 3 cup Brazil nuts
  • 3 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoon maple syrup

What to do

  • Put brazil nuts into a food processor and pulse chop for 4 seconds, 3 times. You want the nuts to be in very small pieces, but not powdered. Pull out any large pieces of nut that have barely touched the blade and chop into tiny pieces.
  • Pour into a bowl with maple syrup and stir, mixing very well.
  • Brush a spring form pie pan with coconut oil and press the brazil nuts into the pan forming a very thin crust. So thin, it is one more push away from cracking. It’s optional if you want to go up the side of the pan.
  • Set Aside

Filling Recipe

  • 3 cup coconut meat
  • 2.5 cup unsoaked cashews
  • 9 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1.5 cup coconut water
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla

What to do

  • Put all the filling ingredients in blender and blend on high until creamy and smooth.
  • Pour into pie pan.
  • Put in freezer to set for 25 minutes, and then let chill in the refrigerator for 4 hours before serving.

Serving Suggestions
Raspberry Sauce 
Place one bag of thawed frozen raspberries in blender and blend on high for six seconds, pour into a squeeze bottle, and drizzle over pie.

Toppings
Scatter dried pineapple, strawberries, shredded coconut, cacao nibs, grated orange rind or mint leaves on top.

Thanks for stopping by Willy B Mum, we hope you enjoy this decadent plant-based alternative to a cheesecake.

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Reprinted with permission of Rothkranz Publishing from LOVE ON A PLATE: The Gourmet UnCookbook by Cara Brotman and Markus Rothkranz; $29.97.