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PVC and School Supplies

Posted in Bumkins, Press, Resources on July 1st, 2010 by johanna – 1 Comment

Before purchasing back-to-school supplies for their children, parents can check tPVCFreeBannerhe Back-to-School Guide to PVC-Free School Supplies on the The Center for Health, Environment and Justice website. The guide lists safer PVC-free school products such as backpacks, lunchboxes, and binders. Our Bumkins waterproof art smock is listed on page 7. All our Bumkins waterproof products are PVC, phthalate, and BPA free.

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Slow Food

Posted in Bumkins, Nutrition Nook on October 2nd, 2009 by johanna – Comments Off

The Slow Food organization was founded in 1989 to promote a renewed interest in the source of food, in the preparalogo_testatation of food, in the taste of food, and in the worldwide effect of our food choices. Visit the Slow Food website for information about upcoming events and the latest news about the organization.

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Cloth Diaper Myth Number Two

Posted in Bumkins, Cloth Diapering on July 27th, 2009 by johanna – Comments Off

Cloth diapering is more expensive (after factoring the cost of detergent, water and electricity)

“Cloth diapers are less expensive than disposables, especially if you do the laundering yourself.”
-Consumer Reports.org
Cloth diapering is not more expensive than using disposables; in fact it cost less over the full 2 to 3 year period of diapering. This fact rings especially true when you factor in their reusability for multiple children within a family. The start-up cost of purchasing cloth diapers is expensive, but once this initial hurdle is overcome their use over an extended time period is a very frugal move and parents will find that the added cost associated with laundering, such as increased detergent, water and electricity use is nominal. But if the initial cost of cloth diapering proves to be challenging for parents, we recommend incrementally adding a few cloth diapers to your disposable diapering routine until you have accumulated enough to go fully cloth. Even using a few cloth diapers is beneficial to your baby, the environment and your wallet.  Also, when calculating the cost of disposable diapers most people often forget added cost factors such as gasoline and trash bags.

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Cloth Diapers Are In The News

Posted in Bumkins, Cloth Diapering, Green Scene on May 8th, 2009 by johanna – 7 Comments

Cloth diapers are news again! With the increased awareness of environmental issues and the downturn in the economy, parents are looking for ways to save money and also protect the environment. If you are sitting on the fence about using cloth diapers, if you want more information, or if you are already a cloth diapering advocate and just love to read about it, newspapers articles today are providing information on the cost of cloth diapering and its environmental benefits. Listed below are links to numerous cloth diapering articles.

Tell us your opinion of these articles.

Recession has some frugal moms using cloth diapers to save money

Cloth diapers finding new converts for bottoms

Eau Claire mom discovers benefits of cloth diapers

A better BUM?

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Bumkins Earth Day Contest

Posted in Bumkins, Green Scene on April 22nd, 2009 by admin – 109 Comments

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Bumkins is celebrating Earth Day with a one day only contest! Everyone that comments on this post will be entered to win $100 of free Bumkins Organic Products. The winner will be picked tomorrow (4-23-09). Register, Comment, Win!

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