Tuesday, August 17, 2010

HappyBaby Book: Giveaway

We've partnered with the folks at HappyBaby to bring you our first-ever giveaway!

I have fed C the HappyBaby line of food products for awhile. We have been big fans of the yogurt melts and the puffs in our time, and I feel like they are guilt-free foods for mom. So when the folks came out with the "HAPPYBABY : The Organic Guide to Baby’s First 24 Months" book, I was excited to try it out.

This book is an all-encompassing resource to living green and organically with baby and toddler. If you are anything like me, that seems impossible given all the diapers, wipes, and food requirements. But HappyBaby makes it possible and within your grasp.

There is a lot of information in here. There are the expected chapters about how to clean organically, setting up an organic baby registry, and how to feed baby organically. But there are also some nice surprises (such as how to keep mom healthy & happy).

One note of caution is that this book is an extreme proponent of breast-feeding. Breast-feeding is, afterall, the most organic way to feed your baby. But we know that breast-feeding is not always right nor does it always work for every mother out there. MiCHill keeps an open mind about all sorts of ways to provide for your baby and create a healthy environment. Breast-feeding is preferred, of course, but not the only way to be a good mother. So bear in mind that if you take this book in hand, you need to understand that Dr. Sears and the authors are going to spend a good amount of time extolling the benefits of breast-feeding.

Between the breast-feeding bent and the incredible information about toxins in foods, paint, furniture, clothing, cleaners and more, this book could become a huge guilt-trip. Yet the authors are careful to approach this as a guide, not doctrine. Within the chapters, they provide how to be "pale green," "a little greener," and "deepest green."

What I really appreciated was the menus, lists, websites, and details. Maybe that is just my organized self.

No one can be the perfect parent. And no one can keep their child safe from all the elements out there in the wicked world. However, isn't it great to have the knowledge and know-how to give your child a cutting edge?

So win your copy!!!

Here's what's at stake for 1 lucky MiCHill reader:
  • Book
  • Coupons for products
  • HappyBaby Recipes
  • HappyBaby Nutrition Guide
  • HappyBaby FAQ
Comment here or on Facebook to enter. Tell us if your best tip for feeding your child (of any age!).

Make sure not to leave any comments as an Anonymous user.
Be sure to either leave a valid email address along with your comment or check back on Wednesday, August 25th when the winner is announced to email it to us then.

To gain additional entries:

1- Go to Happy Baby's Facebook page and become a Fan. (make sure to note that you did this when you comment)

2- Sign up for Happy Baby's Tweets. (make sure to note that you did this when you comment)

4- Sign up for the Happy Baby newsletter. (make sure to note that you did this when you comment)

5- If you aren't already, become our Fan on Facebook. (we will add the additional entry)

6- Follow us through Google Friend Connect. (we will add the additional entry)

7- Follow us on Twitter. (we will add the additional entry)

Giveaway is open to all US residents 18 years or older. Ends Tuesday, August 24th at 5:00pm EST and winner will be announced Wednesday, August 25th. Winner will be picked by Random.org. Winner will be contacted by email address.

Note: HappyBaby Food products were received to try for review; however, all opinions expressed are strictly my own.



At August 17, 2010 at 8:23 AM , Blogger Alyssa said...

I try to feed my 15-month old son according to the "rainbow"--I try to hit all sorts of colors of fruits and vegetables each day.

(I became a fan of HappyBaby on Facebook!)

At August 17, 2010 at 9:41 AM , Blogger LauraC said...

My best tip for feeding kids of any age is to read the Ellyn Satter books How to Get Your Kid to Eat and Child of Mine. These books are THE REASON we have not stressed about feeding twins! And yes, we have a picky one!

The books assert over and over the parent is responsible for providing healthy choices and the child is responsible for choosing what and how much to eat. It got us through the crazy toddler years and through the 3 year old "I only want to eat mac & cheese" phase. I can not say enough great things about these books.

At August 17, 2010 at 1:59 PM , Blogger Katherine said...

Pick me! Pick me!

At August 19, 2010 at 3:41 PM , Blogger blessedbeyondmeasure said...

I would love this book! I try to feed my son as naturally as possible, but there are so many products out there that are pushed on parents and portrayed as 'safe' its hard to know what is best! It would be great to have a helpful guide!

At August 19, 2010 at 4:10 PM , Blogger Kathy said...

I like Happy Family on Facebook.

At August 19, 2010 at 4:11 PM , Blogger Kathy said...

I make sure my 8 month old son has some finger foods on his tray so he can feed himself while I'm spoon feeding him.

At August 19, 2010 at 4:28 PM , Blogger The Coops said...

please pick me. i am a fan of happy baby on fb. i am just starting to feed my son solids and would love this book!

At August 19, 2010 at 5:07 PM , Anonymous Amie Raible said...

I am a fan on facebook. I try to feed my son all organic and make sure he gets different variety of fruits and vegs. He just loves happy baby cereal.

At August 19, 2010 at 7:34 PM , Blogger Amorette said...

i try to get my son to eat well by giving him a lot of variety early and making just plain veggies, fruit, and whole grain cereal for him- i figure more variety early, better chance to eat it later!

At August 19, 2010 at 7:35 PM , Blogger Amorette said...

like happy family on FB

At August 19, 2010 at 7:36 PM , Blogger Amorette said...

signed up for happy baby newsletter

At August 21, 2010 at 3:22 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My kid is only 9 months, so I'm sure we have a lot to learn, but when he first started eating solids and hated it, the only food he liked was apples. So we mixed apples into everything to get him to eat other foods :)

At August 21, 2010 at 3:24 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like on Facebook!

At August 21, 2010 at 3:24 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Follow on twitter

At August 21, 2010 at 3:25 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

signed up for newsletter

At August 21, 2010 at 3:27 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I liked you on facebook :)

At August 21, 2010 at 3:29 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

following you on twitter

At August 23, 2010 at 12:43 PM , Blogger mrsarainey said...

I try to feed my son something new everyday, that way he will eat a variety of things and is never picky.


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