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It’s Time To Choose A Better Baby Towel

There is something about bathing baby that is so special. It is a time of bonding and exploration, the older they get the more fun they have splashing playing and of course, getting clean. When baby comes out of the bath, you don’t want to wrap them in some scratchy towel or a towel made with fibers that contains chemicals from dyes. That is why I am so happy to share Luvdbaby’s Premium Hooded Bath Towel with you.

This 100% Un-Dyed Organic Cotton Muslin Towel is perfect for boys or girls and it is hypoallergenic for baby’s sensitive skin. The multi-layer gauze cotton is super absorbent and soft. Baby looks adorable in the hood with its sweet, little bear ears. Best of all this towel can be used for newborns right up to toddlers.

Luvdbaby is a small family business that wanted to manufacture products without the harmful chemicals that are so readily found in dyed baby products. This 34″ by 34″ towel is the natural color of cotton. It doubles as a bathrobe and swaddle for your baby. Best yet, it makes a wonderful item to buy ahead as a new baby gift or as part of your own newborn stash since the color is gender neutral. Towel comes packed in a cute cotton, drawstring bag that is great for travel or storage plus it comes with a free belt which allows you to use it as a bathrobe.

My readers can save 20% on this super soft towel by using the Promo Code FIFTHOFF when they check out on Amazon.

Let me know what you think.

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Discover A Safer Baby Wipe & Enter To Win 1 of 5 Babies “R” Us Gift Cards!!! #WaterWipesBRU

“This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.”

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Anyone that know me, knows that I try to live as naturally as possible. I do not use harmful pesticides in my yard or garden, do not use toxic cleaners or detergents in my home and try to find more natural ways to do most everything. I truly believe the amount of harmful chemicals in our everyday products are the reason cancer, infertility, autism, miscarriage and Alzheimer’s rates have risen so dramatically. As the mother of a cancer survivor getting rid of toxic products is of paramount importance to me.

I really have an issue with chemicals in baby and children’s products, so I have replaced the ones we use with non-toxic options. Baby wipes are something most parents use every day with little ones and did you know that most are filled with dangerous chemicals? They are, and so are hand and face wipes and towelettes.

As a mother of 5 and with my youngest child having a dirty face or hands about 100 times through the day, I know that baby wipes are useful way beyond the diaper stage. I keep baby wipes on me at all times. Seriously they are in my car, in my purse, in my tote bag, in the house and they come on vacation. I would never travel without them. They are so handy for so many little emergencies we parents face on a daily basis.

There is no questions that I need baby wipes, it is just the toxic chemicals in them that I don’t condone. Short of making my own, I was stuck. That is why I was so glad to find WaterWipes when shopping at my local Babies “R” Us recently. WaterWipes are a thick, durable wipe that is great for diaper changes, hands and faces. Best of all WaterWipes contain only two ingredients, 99.9% pure Irish water and 0.1% grapefruit seed extract.

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I picked up a couple of he 60-count resealable packs and have to say, I am very impressed. They work great and I just put them through the paces on our recent vacation. Since they are in soft resealable packs they are easy for me to pop in a tote, my purse, backpack or beach bag.


With eating in the car, hiking, going to the beach, hanging around the pool and in our hotel they got a workout and worked perfectly. They are gentle and effective, do the job I need them to and I don’t worry about spreading nasty chemicals all over my kids. WaterWipes are a safer, natural option and one we will be using from now on.

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Do WaterWipes sound like a better option to you? If so, check out where you can buy them. You can stay in the loop with WaterWipes on their website, Facebook and Twitter.

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Enter To Win a $100 Babies “R” Us Gift Card

I also have some other good news, you can enter to win a Babies “R” Us gift card below! Enter to win one of 5 $100 Babies “R” Us gift cards. Contest ends August 18, 2016 so enter now! Good Luck!!!

WaterWipes Babies”R”Us Giveaway

“I-C will randomly select winners from all program entries and will facilitate fulfillment of the winning prizes (5 winners).”


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SteamMachine Plus Is The Answer For Chemical Free Spring Cleaning & We’re Giving One Away!

Anyone that knows me, knows I don’t use products with toxic chemicals. They also know I am a germophobe.  You may be wondering how I clean.  Well, I use a great line of cleaning products that are made with powerful plant based solvents and non-toxic ingredients but I also rely heavily on something else.  Steam, the power of STEAM!

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I love my full size HomeRight SteamMachine and so when I had the chance to try out the SteamMachine Plus from HomeRight, I was super excited.  It’s so perfect because it has a portable steam cleaner built right into the mop.  So you have everything you need to clean and sanitize your home in a very portable package.

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So let me tell you about this powerhouse of steam cleaning greatness.  This Steam Mop is my  go to for daily cleaning jobs of all kinds and lets me see sparkling results in less time.  The detachable hand-held steamer is what really sets this mop apart from other steam mops.  Literally at your fingertips you have everything you need to clean from floor to ceiling.  Homerite Steam Pro Mop Pic

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6 useful attachments are included and you can use the portable steamer to clean and disinfect stoves, ovens, grills, counters, bathroom surfaces and so much more.  The steam is 205 degrees as it leaves the nozzle and kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria including e-coli, salmonella and staph germs.

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The convenient fold down handle makes it easy to store the mop in the closet or pantry.  The mop comes with 2 pads that attach to the triangular-shaped, swivel mop head.  The shape of the mop head along with the swivel make it easy to get into even tight spaces.

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The steam trigger on the handle lets you get extra steam on demand for tough jobs.  You can use the mop on tile, laminate, hardwood and vinyl flooring and the carpet glider allows you to steam clean rugs.

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This mop heats up fast, just 30 seconds and you are good to go and can clean about 20 minutes on one tank of water.  The 16 foot cord lets you have enough mobility to clean a good size area without having to find another outlet or use an extension cord.

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Included in Box:

  • Detachable Steamer
  • Steamer Frame
  • Mop Head
  • Carpet Glider
  • (2) Microfiber Mop Pads
  • Squeegee/Fabric Steamer
  • Cotton Bonnet for Squeegee/Fabric Steamer
  • Small Nylon Brush
  • Large Nylon Brush
  • Angled Jet Nozzle
  • Grout Brush
  • Scraper
  • Straight Adaptor
  • Measuring Cup



  • 205 degree F steam
  • 20 Minute Run Time
  • Heats Up in 30 Seconds
  • 12 Ounce Water Tank
  • 1500 Watts
  • 120 Volts
  • 16 Foot Cord
  • UL Safety Listed
HomeRight is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!  One lucky blog reader will win their own HomeRight SteamMachine Plus Mop!  Thank you to HomeRight for the review product and for sponsoring this steaming giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents.

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iGOZEN Organic Food Wash Review & Giveaway!!! #igozen


If you love fruits and vegetables but worry when you buy them at the store that they may have bacteria, toxins, pesticides and waste on them, there is good news.  iGOZEn is a patented organic food was powder that is made from seashells!  Can you believe you can clean your fruit with seashells?


The powder is sold with an empty mixing and spray bottle.  Consumers just mix the powder with water to make this great chemical free, odorless wash that leaves no after taste.  It penetrates deep due to its microfine particles and will remove all the nasty things and leave you with clean, tasty fruit and veggies!  The bottle has a great look and feel and is comfortable to use.


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Would you like to win your own iGOZEN Fruit and Vegetable Wash?  If so just enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter widget below.  Open to US residents.  Good Luck!!!

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Sunny Sleevez – End the SunScreen battles

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

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After a long, cold winter, the sun is finally beginning to shine again.  Time to start thinking about protecting our skin from the sun’s damaging rays.  This is an issue that is very important to me especially where my kids are concerned.  So many sunscreens contain cancer causing toxins, even those marketed as baby and children’s sunscreen.

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I do have a sunscreen that we use and love that does not contain  hazardous chemicals but I am excited to share another option.  Sunny Sleevez are remarkable UV sun gloves that are perfect for babies, kids, tweens and beyond.  They come in great colors and designs and all kids need to do is slide them on.

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Sunny Sleevez are a patent pending, chemical-free option that is not greasy, never needs to be reapplied and will not get rubbed in kid’s eyes.  A wonderful choice for kids that don’t like the feel of sunscreens.  The lightweight, breathable fabric wicks away moisture to keep kid’s skin cool.  Sunny Sleevez work from the minute they are on, don’t wash off and offer  50+UPF UVA/UVB protection, keeps SPF even when wet.  Easy care machine washable and line dry.  Sunny Sleevez are sold in pairs and have a SRP of $14.99.  

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My son loves them and he flipped over the cool flame design.  He loves wearing them and I can go all day without having to reapply sunscreen.



I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


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ReusaWool Dryer Balls From The Willow Store, Review & Giveaway!!!

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. willowstore_logo

I do not like to use chemicals in my home and so I’m happy to do a review for ReusaWool Dryer Balls.  I do use a dryer sheet that is not filled with toxic chemicals but I know many people still use those nasty, toxic dryer sheets.  If you are, please stop!  There is no need to expose your family to that toxic brew anymore and there are alternatives that don’t use those chemicals.

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One of the options are ReusaWool Dryer Balls.  The natural wool felted balls actually reduce drying time while they soften your laundry naturally and without chemicals.  Reusa balls are mad in the USA by hand and they can be used with all types of laundry, just toss 2-3 balls in with your wet clothes and dry.  After that load just leave them in the dryer and reuse for each load.



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ReusaWool Dryer Balls will not harm your clothes and the colors are natural and safe for any color clothing.  The dye used on the balls is fiber reactive and will not bleed or run onto your laundry.  The balls last for years and can save you money since you would use them in place of dryer sheets.  I would say if you do large loads like I do you might want to up the dryer balls to 5-6 and I have read you can add a few drops of an essential oil like lavender if you like that smell or any other to scent your clothes naturally.

Would you like a chance to win some ReusaWool Dryer Balls?  If so enter our giveaway below using the Rafflecopter widget.  Good Luck!!!  Open to US residents.

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Vicky Lansky’s Baking Soda and Vinegar Books Review & Give-Away!!! {Give-Away Ended}

I think now more than ever we are trying to stay away from harsh chemicals and cleaners in our homes.  In Vicky Lansky’s book, “Vinegar: Over 400 Various, Versatile, and Very Good Uses You’ve Probably Never Thought Of”  you will find an abundance of ways to use vinegar as a natural and safe alternative to many chemicals and cleaners.  She tells you how to make a “green” drain cleaner, stain remover, hair rinses and much more.  Vicky also give a lot of background history about vinegar that you probably did not know and is very interesting.

Vinegar is a health remedy, a neutralizer, a cleaner, a condiment, and a preservative. It can kill bacteria, mold, and germs, yet it is environmentally safe. This comprehensive guide covers all types and uses of vinegar, including how to make flavored varieties and using it as the basis for kids’ science projects. A full index and whimsical illustrations make the book informative and fun.
This book seems to go hand in hand with her book about using baking soda for many household tasks and avoiding the toxins present in so many commercial cleaning products.  Vicky’s book, “Baking Soda: Over 500 Fabulous, Fun and Frugal Uses You’ve Probably Never Thought Of” lets you in on so many different ways to use baking soda.  She also gives the reader a thorough history of baking soda that is interesting and informative.
Learn how you can make your own dishwasher soap, use it as a fabric softener, grease cleaners, make kids play-dough and craft dough and so much more.
I learned so many neat tips and tricks through these great books and I cannot wait to use them.  I now see a need for the supersize box of baking soda sold at Sams.  I also think I will be buying vinegar by the barrel.  With kids and animals around I really like these alternative cleaning, cooking, and home solutions that are healthy and work.
Vicky is so generous to sponsor a give-away on Mommy Ramblings for these great books.  One lucky Mommy Rambling’s Blog reader will win a new copy of each book.  Want to enter to win?  Then follow the rules below, open to residents of the US.
Vicky Lansky’s Uses For Baking Soda and Vinegar 2 Book Give-Away on Mommy Ramblings Rules:

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