Monday, March 30, 2009

Sunny Side Up.

Just a little note of gratitude to the universe. This company was created out of a need for products that were pure to use on my infant daughter who has multiple food allergies. For the last 6 years, we've been through it all, but over the last month I suddenly had an intuition to test egg with her. We live on a highly restricted diet and don't take any chances, but in spite of her allergist telling me not to try egg, I felt like it was time. I tested minute amounts over the last month and waited weeks in between.

For Sunday breakfast, instead of pancakes, I pulled out our eggs (biodynamic from the farm, of course). The request was for Sunny Side Up. I arranged our favorite flowery plates with loads of organic berries and my daughter held her breath.

I was all tears when her little hands went into prayer position as she asked God to help her eat this egg. This is a terrifying experience for a kid with allergies to suddenly try something forbidden for so long. This could have made her very sick.

She had no reaction and was able to eat an entire egg!

It may sound mundane to you, but it's a sunnier world for us.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

1, 4-dioxane and formaldehyde in baby shampoo and wash

To find out what's in the products currently in your bathroom, go to They recently sent 48 mainstream baby washes and shampoos to be tested and found formaldehyde and 1, 4-dioxane in 82% of them in brands such as Huggies, Johnson & Johnson and Sesame Street.

This is the REASON behind BABYBEARSHOP. Years ago, when we first learned of Johnson & Johnson and how they used to put a numbing agent in their NO TEARS baby shampoo, a lightbulb went off and a flurry of research began. We are only concerned with making products we would use on our own babies. We haven't made a baby wash yet because there hasn't been the availability of ingredients that are pure enough to meet our standards. Late summer we will finally be releasing one!

Our products are made in USDA certified organic laboratories which require complete segregation from chemicals such as these. They are made in separate buildings and there is no risk for contamination of ingredients.

Our labels claim 100% plant-based ingredients and that's all there is.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Labor Doll

Whenever I'm really stressed out, I take a detour from what I should be doing. At the moment it should be packing for my NYC trip in the wee morning hours. Instead, my friend Emily sent me this doll you can purchase on Etsy after making fun of my pregnant barbie purchase when we were out last night. Check this out. You get a new doll for each trimester! You even get the placenta, umbilical cord and the baby. Hilarious. It's the perfect gift for your friend that has everything. She doesn't have THIS.

Thursday, March 05, 2009


Let me just preface this post by saying that I'm quite innately very anti- barbie. Even as a child, I had not one barbie. I envied the girls with the little closets full of outfits on little tiny plastic hangers, the little stilettos, the dreamy boy in the pink corvette... all of it.

I wasn't a deprived child, my parents just didn't believe in what barbie stands for. I made it through my whole life without ever having one. My mother was the really cool kind that put 'please no presents' on my birthday party invitations. Let me tell you, in the mid-seventies, this was not cool.

Today, I get it. My girls have not one plastic toy. We obviously don't support barbie in her less than realistic display of humanness. I only accept the invitations to parties that let us bring towels for the local animal shelter as gifts. Yes, we 'get' it. All of it.

I'm minding my own business when cnn pops up to say that barbie now has tattoos and some moms are really upset. However, what I absorb from the article is that there was also a controversial PREGNANT barbie. A barbie whose tummy pops open to reveal a fetus. A FETUS?!! Where have I been? I love this! We can play home birth!

So, I looked it up on ebay kinda thinking that this strange phenomenon is just one of those things I must own- like the Madonna book. You know which one.

My birthday's coming up, so I BOUGHT IT. Don't tell my husband. It was only 7x what a barbie should cost and I already said I've been anti-barbie since birth.

The other thing I really want is an original SPIROGRAPH.

ps. Couldn't resist posting this other barbie that was for sale on ebay.... hello! would you like YOUR hips on backwards?! I mean, obviously, someone else's mom put 'please no presents' when they were little. Clueless. ; )

pss. I'm looking at this again and I can't decide if the legs are on backwards?