September 2010


Lavender Gift Basket from Feel at Home

Check out our latest launch celebration giveaway! A wonderful treat for mum and baby sponsored by the lovely Leanne of Feel at Home. Included in this gorgeous gift basket are:

* Hand knitted shoe style booties

* Gorgeous handmade Classic Lavender Soap. This Soap is made with the highest quality ingredients and is made right here in New Zealand. It has a smooth velvety lather.

* Lavender Bath Tonic – relaxing in the bath is a great stress reliever for new mums, or ANY mum for that matter, and the therapeutic quality pure essential oil of Lavender is just the things to calm even the most frazzled.

* The Moisturising Body Bar has so many great applications too. It can be used during pregnancy on the tummy to help reduce stretch marks and just to relieve the itching that stretching skin can cause. It can also be added to the bath, or used directly on baby’s skin too. Baby Massage is a wonderful bonding time for parents and their baby, and skin to skin contact is important for their well being. The lavender is very soothing. Feel at Home Moisturising Body Bar is made with only Cocoa Butter and Shea Butter, and infused with therapeutic quality pure essential oil of Lavender.

To enter the draw to win this wonderful gift basket, visit the Feel at Home website to view their available range. Then leave a comment to this post to share which product in their range you most like the look of!

For extra entries you can do any or all of the following:

* Visit the My Natural Baby facebook page and ‘like’ our page. Leave a comment here to say you ‘like’ our biz page.

* Visit the Feel at Home facebook page, ‘like’ their page and let them know Helen from My Natural Baby sent you.

* Follow us at Twitter – @MyNaturalBabyNZ and tweet about this giveaway using the following text:

WIN a gorgeous lavender gift set for Mum and baby with @MyNaturalBabyNZ and Feel at Home! http://www.mynaturalbabyblog.wordpress.com

Entries close at 7pm NZT on Saturday 2nd October and the winners will be announced here on our blog at 8pm NZT on Saturday 2nd October.

Good luck to all who enter!

Helen
My Natural Baby

Beautiful gift basket from Yours Naturally

Thank you to everyone who entered the draw to win the gorgeous gift basket pictured above, which has been generously donated for this launch celebration giveaway by Yours Naturally. I’ve been using the Yours Naturally baby cold rub and vapour stick on my 3yo who has a head cold and it has definitely helped his breathing at night!

Thanks to random.org we have our winner:

Tabatha Monks

Congratulations Tabatha! You will love all the gorgeous natural products in this gift basket! Please email me your address details via the Contact Us page on the My Natural Baby Ltd website and I’ll organise for your gift basket to be sent to you.

Thanks again to everyone who entered and helped to spread the word about it. Look out for a new launch celebration giveaway on Monday :0). Enjoy your weekend!

Helen
My Natural Baby

Beautiful gift basket from Yours Naturally

Check out our latest launch celebration giveaway! This gorgeous gift basket full of beautiful natural products for your baby has been kindly sponsored by Fran and Franda of Yours, Naturally – natural baby care products. Yours, Naturally is the place to go for all your natural Baby Care products! Their products don’t use any preservatives, and their fragrances are those you will find in nature. There are no weird ingredients that you don’t understand! At Yours, Naturally, they believe in keeping it green and simple.

Included in this gift basket are:

* Baby Oil, 100ml
* Baby Balm, 65ml
* Baby Butter, 30ml
* Baby Cold Rub, 30ml
* Baby Vapour Stick
* Low Allergy Baby Soap
* Set of three muslin wash cloths
* and for the whole family, a Lip Balm

To enter the draw to win this wonderful gift basket, visit the Yours, Naturally website to view their available range. Then leave a comment to this post to share which product in their range you most like the look of!

For extra entries you can do any or all of the following:

* Visit the My Natural Baby facebook page and ‘like’ our page. Leave a comment here to say you ‘like’ our biz page.

* Visit the Yours, Naturally facebook page, ‘like’ their page and let them know Helen from My Natural Baby sent you.

* Follow us at Twitter – @MyNaturalBabyNZ and tweet about this giveaway using the following text:

WIN a gorgeous natural baby care gift set with @MyNaturalBabyNZ and Yours, Naturally! http://www.mynaturalbabyblog.wordpress.com

Entries close at 7pm NZT on Friday 24th September and the winners will be announced here on our blog at 8pm NZT on Friday 24th September.

Good luck to all who enter!

Helen
My Natural Baby

itti bitti luxury wetbag - purple

Thank you to everyone who entered the draw to win one of two itti bitti luxury wetbags donated by Karyn of itti bitti New Zealand. My favourite colour is turquoise, but read on to see what colour our winners have chosen! And if you have missed out on the giveaway, you can always purchase your fav colour from My Natural Baby ;0)

Thanks to random.org we have our winners:

1. Madeleine

2. Tracy

Congratulations! And as coincidence would have it, both Madeleine and Tracy like purple the best! So a purple itti bitti luxury wetbag each it is. Please email me your address details via the Contact Us page on the My Natural Baby Ltd website and I’ll organise for your wetbags to be sent to you.

Thanks again to everyone who entered and helped to spread the word about it. Look out for a new launch celebration giveaway tomorrow night!

Helen
My Natural Baby

Kiwi Totters Baby Shoes, 9-12mth size

Thank you to everyone who entered the draw to win the very cute Kiwi Totters baby shoes and matching bib sponsored by Exquisite Baby. These are in Ooga Booga print on cotton, paired with scrummy bamboo and will fit little feet on someone aged 9 – 12 months.

Thanks to random.org we have a winner:

“tartankiwi”

Congratulations! Please email me your address details via the Contact Us page on the My Natural Baby Ltd website so I can send you your Kiwi Totters and matching bib!

Thanks again to everyone who entered and helped to spread the word about it. If you haven’t already, check out our other current giveaway – two itti bitti luxury wetbags are up for grabs courtesy of itti bitti New Zealand!

Helen
My Natural Baby

We are very pleased to bring you our first stockist feature. We’ll be featuring our fabulous stockists regularly here and we hope you enjoy learning more about them and their businesses.

Our first feature stockist is Jungle Mama. I first became aware of this natural parenting business back in 2007 when I participated in the Cloth Nappy Hunt in August of that year. I was very lucky to win one of the grand prizes, and included in the prize pack was one of the cooperative games that Jungle Mama stocks. Jungle Mama carries a great range of products in support of natural parenting including the Manduca soft-structured baby carrier.

Read on as Liz Neill shares about her business:

Please share a bit about you and your family.

My partner and I have 4 children, aged 21, 16, 10 and 7. We lived in Auckland until moving to Lower Hutt in 1998 to be closer to my partner’s extended family, unfortunately taking us away from my parents, but we see them often. Our children have spent their preschool years at Playcentre and attend the local Steiner school. I am still involved with Playcentre myself as a session supervisor, workshop tutor and SPACE facilitator.

When did you start Jungle Mama and why?

Jungle Mama was started just on 5 years ago now. A friend was pregnant with her first child and I was sending her links to wonderful items from all around the world. I emailed several companies and asked whether they had NZ distributors so she could get items locally. Two of the companies came back to me and said ‘We’d love you to be a NZ distributor!’ Not quite what I was expecting, but we discussed it at home, the timing was right and Jungle Mama was born. We were the first in New Zealand to carry the ERGO Baby Carrier range as well as the DivaCup and Infant Potties. That precious friend of ours has just had her third child, and all those lucky babies have been worn in baby carriers and pottied from birth etc. It is wonderful to have been a part of that journey with them.

What do you like best about running your own business?

I love the flexibility of running a business around my other commitments and the needs of a busy family, but my favourite thing about running Jungle Mama is enabling parents and babies to make strong connections with each other. Supplying environmentally friendly products for babywearing, infant pottying and more, as well as sharing information and support is the integral part of the empowerment I love to see in families.

What is your favourite product that you stock?

One of the most interesting products we stock is the DivaCup, a reusable menstrual solution. I like to mention that one, as it’s the product people are least likely to ask about perhaps. The DivaCup is worn internally (and can’t be felt when positioned correctly) and works by catching the menstrual flow. The cup is then removed, emptied, rinsed and reused over the course of each cycle and for many years.

Diva Cup available from Jungle Mama

For the growing family we carry a selection of the Family Pastimes Cooperative Board games. These games are great for fostering teamwork and problem solving, as all players work together against the game itself.

Co-operative game 'Kakapo Rescue'

We also have copies of the UK publication, The Mother Magazine.

But my favourite are the little potties for Elimination Communication. So cute for tiny bottoms, and so simple to use as they are held between the adults thighs to potty a tiny baby in arms, can be used from newborn through to toddler, when the infant is nursing, or sitting upright with their back against your belly. It’s great to have two, one at home, and one in the car or to take out with you.

What is your best selling product?

The sales patterns of the different product goes in phases which I find fascinating. For the first half of 2010, with them being so new to the NZ market the Manduca carrier has been my best seller, but before that it was more likely to be clusters of the infant potties or DivaCup.

Thank you Liz for sharing about your business. We are pleased to have you in the My Natural Baby family!

Helen
My Natural Baby

itti bitti Luxury Wetbags

Woohoo – our second giveaway for this week! This time Karyn from itti bitti New Zealand has sponsored two itti bitti luxury wetbags – so we will have two winners! Thanks Karyn!

itti bitti luxury minkee wetbags are designed for storing wet nappies when out and about.

* made from waterproof laminated minkee
* zippered to hold in smells
* perfect size for a day out
* holds around four nappies

Simply chuck in the washing machine with your nappies after use. These wetbags are also great for storing wet togs after a day at the beach or pools.

itti bitti Luxury Wetbag in Lime

To enter the draw, first visit the My Natural Baby website to view the available colours. Then leave a comment to this post to let me know which colour is your favourite – then you’ll have a chance to win your favourite coloured itti bitti luxury wetbag!

For extra entries you can do any or all of the following:

* Visit the My Natural Baby facebook page and ‘like’ our page. Leave a comment here to say you ‘like’ our biz page.

* Visit the itti bitti New Zealand facebook page, ‘like’ their page and let them know Helen from My Natural Baby sent you.

* Follow us at Twitter – @MyNaturalBabyNZ and tweet about this giveaway using the following text:

WIN one of two itti bitti luxury wetbags with @MyNaturalBabyNZ and @ittibittinz! http://www.mynaturalbabyblog.wordpress.com

Entries close at 7pm NZT on Sunday 19th September and the winners will be announced here on our blog at 8pm NZT on Sunday 19th September.

Good luck to all who enter!

Helen
My Natural Baby

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