This Modern Cloth Diaper By Thirsties Is A Treasure

By |March 29, 2011 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, Diapering, MACT Award Winners, Product Reviews|

Thirsties Modern Cloth Duo Diapers wins the MACT Excellence Award for being a safer alternative to disposable diapers and for bringing a unique design feature to cloth diapering. One of our mama testers raved about this unique design stating, “One of my favorite things was the open sleeve at both ends, most pocket diapers offer just one end open, but this Thirsties Duo has the back and the front open making stuffing much easier.” Stuffing the diaper was not the only advantage to this unique design, find out more reasons why MACT Awards and conscious mamas are lovin’ this treasured cloth diaper! […]

A Natural Way To Soothe A Fussy, Cranky, or Sleepy Baby

By |March 15, 2011 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Baby Accessories, MACT Award Winners, Natural Remedies, Product Reviews, Toys & Activities|

Now, thanks to HABA, parents have a safe and natural plush toy that soothes a fussy, cranky, or sleepy baby and child! The HABA Spelt Cushion Cotti is" a life-saver" [...]

HABA’s Pulling Toy Cotti Puts A Smile On These Kid’s Faces

By |March 14, 2011 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, MACT Award Winners, Product Reviews, Toys & Activities|

Today, the Pulling Toy Cotti wins one of the most prestigious Awards available for children's products today!  The MACT Excellence Award is not easily won, so we are happy to [...]

Rockin Green Soap For Your Cleanest Cloth Diapers

By |March 8, 2011 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Household, MACT Award Winners, Product Reviews|

You may have heard of Rockin’™ Green, “one of the only clean-rinsing detergents that is specifically formulated for cloth diapers, but rocks the wash with all your family’s clothing.”  All 3 of our mama testers that put this product to the test had said, “I have heard of this product and have been wanting to try it.”  Each and every one of them also fell in love with the product and the mamas mentioned they were so stoked they will now make the switch to this detergent permanently! Rockin Green Cloth Diaper & Laundry Detergent was loved by moms because it stripped the nasty smell out cloth diapers that they thought were doomed to stink forever.  The reviews from these mamas truly are something else, and they said they were happy to rave to all of their friends about it too.  (How often do you rave about a laundry soap to your friends?  This stuff must Rock, we thought!) One testing mama offers, “My first thought of this detergent was ‘powder, I’m not so sure’, but the more I used it I noticed that its so much different than any other laundry soap out there. It rinses so well and my diapers have never smelt more fresh and looked so clean. Not only does this soap work wonders on diapers but it can also be used on regular laundry which is wonderful for my household. We don’t have time to keep track of two different soaps for laundry so this made things more easier for us.” […]

Bumboosa Bamboo Baby Wipes Stir Up Quite A Buzz

By |March 3, 2011 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, Diapering, MACT Award Winners, Product Reviews|

There was an incredible amount of buzz coming in to the MACT Awards program from mom’s who have tried Bumboosa Bamboo Baby Wipes.  No wonder our testing panel of  mamas loved these safe alternative baby wipes too!  Not only are they non-toxic and free of harmful ingredients that hide in other baby wipes, but these wipes are made from a renewable resource (bamboo, not cotton/pulp/plastic) and they smell amazing!  This lead to their MACT Excellence Award win! Bumboosa improves on the conventional baby wipes because these wipes are free of:  hormone disrupting parabens, artificial fragrances, and chlorine.  One mama shared her concerns when she learned that her current wipes were filled with nasty chemicals, “The really startling information I learned is that most wipes contain parabens, which are hormone disrupting as they mimic estrogen; the last thing I want for my baby boy is to put a hormone disruptor on his sensitive skin. Baby’s skin is very permeable, meaning when you put something on their skin it enters their bloodstream; so it’s very important what we put on our babies. Bumboosa wipes contains no harsh chemicals, parabens or mineral oils.” […]

Plum Organics First Food For Babies

By |February 22, 2011 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, Food & Supplements, MACT Award Winners, Product Reviews|

Plum™ Organics JUST Fruits is an organic fruit puree, packaged in a BPA-free pouch that “Smells as if you have the actual fruit in hand,” on mama raved. These nutritious first time foods for babies, or snacks for small children, were recently put to the test by conscious moms and young picky eaters. The fruit purees passed the test with such flying colors that they have recently been awarded the MACT Excellence Award. This is a prestigious and respectable award that defines Plum Organics JUST Fruits capable of passing very stringent standards. Plum™ Organics JUST Fruits improves on the conventional baby food readily available in big box stores by bringing organic, quality fruit, packaged in BPA-free containers. These JUST Fruits pouches were loved by babies 6 months – 2 years old. One mama commented, “The first time we used Just baby, my daughter was 6 months.  She is now 17 months and we are still using the fruit pouches.  Most mornings we eat oatmeal and one of our favorite things to add is the Just Prunes made by Plum.” […]

Organic Fruit In BPA-free Pouches

By |February 21, 2011 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Food & Supplements, MACT Award Winners, Product Reviews|

Revolution Foods Organic Fruit Mashups is an all natural and organic fruit snack for babies and children packaged in BPA free pouches. Revolution Foods Mashups™ was loved by moms because it is a convenient snack, easy to travel with, and made of all natural and healthy, organic fruits.  One mama remarked, “”It doesn’t get better than this!”  And yet another mama, with a very fussy eater says, “Upon opening the cap all I smelt was ripe fresh fruits and my daughter lunged for it within seconds.” This packaged yet healthy snack was loved by each and every mom tester for a multitude of reasons which lead to their MACT Excellence Award! This is a prestigious and respectable Award that is not easily deserved. The Organic Mashups by Rev Foods is free of:  pesticides, artificial preservatives, added sugar and trans fats. These fruit pouches are additionally packaged in non-toxic pouches that can be sealed back shut and also upcycled.  Upcycling is a revolutionary way of making trash into very valuable products and is talked about in more detail in the full MACT Awards review! […]

On Organic Way To Wear Your Infant Or Baby Comfortably

By |February 17, 2011 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, Gear, MACT Award Winners, Product Reviews|

The Organic Sleepy Wrap™ is a proven way to calm and relax your new baby when they show signs of distress. Additionally, the Organic Sleepy Wrap made carrying their babies and nursing easier and allowed for longer bonding. This non toxic wrap was loved by each and every mom tester for a multitude of reasons which lead to their prestigious MACT Excellence Award!  This is a respectable Award that is not easily deserved. The Organic Sleepy Wrap™ improves on the conventional baby wrap because it is non-toxic and very comfortable. This wrap was loved by moms because it comforted fussy babies, made chores possible while wearing the baby because both hands were always free, and because there are no snaps, velcro or clips the wrap is comfortable for both mom and baby. Mom’s with twins also loved the convenience of wearing 2 babies as infants at the same time, and when bigger could wear one and hold the other. One mama commented, “I had used 2 other carriers before and I hated them both! Both of them pulled on my neck and shoulders and were so cumbersome that I couldn’t really do anything while wearing the baby. However, the Sleepy Wrap is different!” And yet another mama, “I will be traveling by airplane this summer and I know my Sleepy Wrap is going to save me as I fly all night with my baby boy. Wearing the Wrap is so comfortable that I can easily picture myself wearing him all night long with ease. My other carriers are nowhere near comfortable enough to wear all night long.” […]

Boba: A Modern And Eco-Friendly Baby Carrier That Is Truly Unique!

By |February 10, 2011 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Baby Accessories, Gear, MACT Award Winners, Product Reviews|

Boba Organic 2G Carriers are a modern and eco-friendly, soft structured way to comfortably wear any child 15-45 lbs. This innovative carrier was loved by each and every mom tester from MACT Awards for a multitude of reasons which lead to their awards of both the Excellence Award and the Green Award!  Both of these Awards are prestigious and respectable because they not easily deserved, so have fun reading all about what makes this product so fantastic. The Boba Organic 2G Carrier improves on the conventional baby carriers by bringing some very unique and patent pending features to their certified organic cotton baby wearing pack. This carrier was loved by moms, dad and children alike because of some features that are unique to Boba 2G alone. The Boba 2G Carrier comforted fussy toddlers, making running errands in town much more convenient.  Families also enjoyed hiking and walking in nature with their child more often because it is comfortable for both parent and child.  The removable, patent-pending foot straps rock.  One mama says, “These straps put knees at hip level for proper leg support for children around 2+ years. I found these helped my daughter for a more comfortable ride on longer outings.”  And another mama loved the hood, “”I felt very much at ease and covered breast feeding my little girl on the beach using the hoody.” In a world full of baby wearing devices, the Boba 2G is unique! […]

Earth Mama Angel Baby Lotion Is All Natural And Wins Prestigious MACT Awards

By |January 24, 2011 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Bath & Body Care, MACT Award Winners, Product Reviews|

Earth Mama Angel Baby carries an entire line of baby skin care that soothes and nurtures, naturally, from head to toe. Today we are going ga-ga over their safe and non-toxic Angel Baby Lotion. Earth Mama Angel Baby holds such stringent standards when in comes to production, packaging and their products. Therefore, Earth Mama Angel Baby’s Angel Lotion receives the prestigious Excellence Award and Green Award from MACT Awards for going above in beyond in all realms of delivery. […]

Patemm Changing Pad Wins Prestigious Award

By |January 20, 2011 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, Baby Accessories, Diapering, Gear, MACT Award Winners, Product Reviews|

The Patemm Laminated Cotton Changing Pad is a revolutionary, chemical free changing pad. Free of: PVC, BPA, formaldehyde, phthaltes, and latex, this round changing pad will blow your mind! Honestly, our panel of mommy testers had no idea what an amazing product this would be until they got their babies onto it for the first time. Now, any other changing pad they ever thought of using seems juvenile.  One mama even said, “I didn’t realize how ridiculously small and awkward my original small rectangle changing pad is until I used the Patemm pad.”  The Patemm Laminated Cotton Round Changing Pad offers something to diaper changes that no other changing pad can mess with. Lets find out more about why Patemm Laminated Cotton Changing Pad is a safer alternative! And then we also are super excited to share why all the mamas who got their hands on this product love it! […]

Earth Mama Angel Baby’s Natural Bottom Balm Wins Prestigious Awards

By |January 13, 2011 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Bath & Body Care, Diapering, MACT Award Winners, Product Reviews|

If you are looking for a butt balm which is free of phthalates, parabens, fragrances and other potential toxins…..look no further. Earth Mama Angel Baby Bottom Balm (and First Aid Salve) is truly amazing, and a safe alternative to petroleum based salves too! This product will consistently be on hand in our homes because of it’s magical powers on our baby’s bums AND because it is an overall healing balm for the entire family. We love this stuff! Earth Mama Angel Baby holds such stringent standards when in comes to production, packaging and their products. Therefore, Earth Mama Angel Baby’s Angel Bottom Balm just received MACT Awards Excellence Award and the Green Award for going above in beyond in all means of delivery. […]

GroVia Organic Cloth Diapers Are Revolutionary

By |December 20, 2010 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, Diapering, MACT Award Winners, Product Reviews|

We’ve recently put to the test a number of cloth diapers and GroVia™ All-In-One is currently our favorite All-In-One (AIO) One-Size cloth diaper!  Honestly, these diapers are as revolutionary to the diapering world as color TV was to the B&W. My husband wasn’t overly excited about going cloth, but he converted willingly after he tried GroVia’s AIO only once. He’s usually picking GroVia’s AIO’s from the stack of cloth diapers, whenever he has to change our son.  Our babysitter never tried AIO’s as well, so she was a bit hesitant at first, but now she’s actually telling all the other moms about ‘the perfect’ diaper. GroVia™ AIO’s have a super absorbent, certified organic cotton inner with a soft layer of water resistant TPU outer. It comes with a snap in soaker for older babies or heavy wetters. Read below why GroVia Chose TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) over PUL (Polyurethane Laminate). Furthermore, the 100% organic cotton inner is peroxide bleached to ensure the cotton fibers retain their full absorbency. […]

This Rumparooz One Size Cloth Diaper Rocks

By |December 20, 2010 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, Diapering, MACT Award Winners, Product Reviews|

Rumparooz One Size Pocket Diapers came highly recommended to us from some of our readers here.  (We love receiving your recommendations, we find out about some true safe alternative products that way!) As soon as we tested them we knew why the recommendations were coming in for these cloths. Rumparooz One Size Diapers have a patented design that gives them a unique feature that no other cloth diaper on the market has, the “poop scoop!” I wish I had the Rumparooz diapers around when I cloth diapered my daughter 4 years ago. She had plenty of blowouts when she was around 9 months old and all I would have wished for was a “poop scoop”. Because of those many blow out messes I gave up cloth diapering and I truly believe I wouldn’t have if I would have used these magical diapers. Rumparooz recently added some new adorable designs to their One Size Pocket Diaper collection. I love cloth diapers that offer many different colors and prints, it’s fun to put them on and match with t-shirts and leg warmers. I can’t wait to use these this summer! He won’t be needing any pants and it will be super easy to get him changed. Rumparooz One Size Cloth Diaper adjusts by the rise snaps on the front of the diaper to offer 4 different sizes in just one diaper. Continue to read to see how versatile these diapers truly are: […]

The Cloth Diaper We Love That Is Made In The USA

By |December 20, 2010 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, Diapering, MACT Award Winners, Product Reviews|

Happy Heinys pocket diaper’s adorable colors and prints immediately stick out. These diapers make me wish my little boy could walk around without pants all day to show off his cute cloths (no chance of competition from the ugly disposable diapers). I actually put on some leg warmer instead of pants a few times when we had visitors, to show off the little Happy Heinys bear prints. All of our friends and family agreed they deserved an award just because they were so visually outstanding! Happy Heinys made a few tweaks to their existing one size pocket diapers and we tested their new and improved version. This new version takes out the bulk and leaves the ideal fit and superb absorbency!  Oh yes, and they make these diapers right here in the USA! We tested 2 of Happy Heinys One Size Hook & Loop Pocket Diapers: the Organic version that has a PUL outer layer with organic cotton and hemp fleece inner lining AND the regular version is made of custom-milled fleece and an outer layer of PUL. Here’s the scoop on them both: […]

Delicious and Healthy: Happy Tot Stage 4 Organic Baby Food Made With Salba

By |December 3, 2010 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, Food & Supplements, MACT Award Winners, Product Reviews|

(An updated post with questions answered regarding Salba) We have put HappyBaby™ puffs and baby food pouches to the test by numerous mom/baby testers in the past and the results were always the same:  Love to the last mouthful!  So, when we were asked to put Happy Tot, Stage 4 baby food pouches through our high-standard testing we agreed to give them a try. These HappyTot pouches were a success with my 16 month old daughter. She is a picky eater but had no trouble getting her to eat these, she actually would pick them out over a cupboard full of other snacks. Each variety smelled great and I knew she was eating well. These worked great as a snack on the go and something quick to grab before dinner. I loved seeing grain mixed through these pouches, and being able to see what the grain offers on  the package itself is a huge plus. This “grain” is Salba®.  Salba®, THE Super Grain, is nature’s most nutritious grain.  It is the best whole food source of Omega 3’s and fiber. Salba is high in protein, fiber and antioxidants. A great source of vitamins and minerals, it is also certified Non-GMO, Vegan, Kosher, and Gluten-Free.  There are 6 different varieties of Salba pouches in HappyBaby’s Level 4 BPA-free pouches.  The recommended age for these pouches is  6+ months although the bigger quantity is for older kids.  We are going to give you insight on those 6 pouches here today as we additionally rave about the nutritional values of Salba®. And as you may have guessed from the perfect track record of happy mom and baby testers giving us feedback on HappyBaby Pouches, Happy Tot BPA-free pouches is the newest winner of our MACT (Mom Approved- Child Tested) Excellence Award! […] Is The Newest Baby From The SAFbaby Mommas!

By |November 23, 2010 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Announcements, Chemicals in Products, MACT Award Winners|

We are happy to announce that we just launched our new MACT awards and website We have given our ‘Mom Approved – Child Tested’ seals to products since 2007 but our NEW IMPROVED SEAL and SITE will make it easier for parents to spot truly safe, exceptional and eco-friendly products, in retail stores and online. It is no wonder that bloggers and other non-toxic companies have begun to imitate our Award Seals.  But imitation is one way of showing flattery, and the MACT Awards are original and unique!  Find out how, as a parent, this seal is here to help you… […]

Our Search for the Best AIO Cloth Diapers

By |September 3, 2010 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, Diapering, MACT Award Winners, Product Reviews|

We know what is on your minds because you tell us and we listen. The questions  "Which AIO diaper do you recommend most?" and "Is the AIO diaper truly the most convenient [...]

The Holistic Baby Guide: Alternative Treatments Instead of Conventional Medicine

By |August 25, 2010 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, Books, Natural Remedies, Product Reviews, Well-being|

By SafBaby Founders Sandra Blum and Samantha Fox Olson I was searching for a book that offers a holistic approach with zero side effects to most common health problems and [...]

4 Eco-Friendly/Organic Baby Carriers Put to the Test

By |July 22, 2010 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, Gear, Product Reviews|

By SafBaby Co-Founder Sandra Blum I love carrying my baby boy around in a baby carrier.  I've tested several baby carriers for this post and wanted to share my opinion [...]