Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Modern Glider
Finally, a beautifully designed glider with simple lines and exceptional comfort.  The Monte Design Luca glider,  is built with an  ergonomic arm height for feeding your baby, high back for proper head rest, and removable lumbar pillow for extra support.  The Luca glider's soft durable upholstery,  deep brown stained maple wood base, and smooth gliding mechanism make the the ultimate nursery chair.  The luca glider will fit the decor of any room in your house.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Organic Clothing for Your Children

When I was a child my mother would make me wear polyester for Easter.   It was ritual.  Wake up  Easter morning, receive a fantastic basket filled with great chocolate and treats,  hunt for Easter eggs, put on new polyester Easter outfit and go to church to sweat and fidget.

I think clothing has come a long way since I was a child.  We are trying harder to fill Real Baby with quality organic clothing that is produced in a humane manor.  It's not as easy as it sounds.  After reading the following article I thought that my old Easter polyester might not be that bad.  

Cotton crops alone account for $2.6 billion in pesticides used each year and is the definition of a chemically dependent agriculture. Even though cotton only uses 2.4% of all cultivated land, 25% of the world’s pesticides and 10% of the world’s insecticides are used on it yearly. In other words, for every one pair of jeans and t-shirt produced, 1 pound of pesticides and chemical fertilizers are used.
 The problems with clothing production do not stop in the field. During the conversion of conventional cotton into clothing, numerous toxic chemicals are added at each stage - harsh petroleum scours, softeners, brighteners, heavy metals, flame and soil retardants, ammonia and formaldehyde - to name just a few.

Just something to think about.