Monday, March 2, 2009

Time to Shop! - Parenting By Nature

Finding the right babycarrier or cloth diaper can be very overwhelming and borderline stressful when you lack the proper resources. With so many choices - how can you be sure you are getting the best product that will fit you and your new baby's needs? As a parent, we want nothing else to be than to give our child the best of the best that our budget can provide.

Parenting By Nature is an amazing Canadian online store that focuses on supporting moms and parents during this special time by providing a variety of services; backed up by real life experience knowledge.

Ok, You've decided that you want to wear your baby. Excellent choice! Parenting By Nature can help you figure our if you are a pouch kinda girl or a sling mama. They only stock the best carriers - that they have personally tried and believe in.

I got to choose a babycarrier to review, and we decided upon the UpMama Hybrid Baby Sling. I love it for many reasons, but mostly because it's beautifully crafted, easy to use, and has a large pocket on the not-so-long tail.

One of my favorite features of the Parenting By Nature site is that they have these handy "how-to" guides, appropriately named Cloth Diapers 101 and Babywearing 101. If you have questions, they have answers for you. In Cloth Diapers 101, they will show you how to KISS (Keep It Simple, Sweetie) which here at Simple Reviews we think is brilliant!

Family owned and operated, they are committed to educating and supporting new parents through natural and eco-friendly products.

Win it! We are hands-down fans of Parenting By Nature and think you should check them out too. We want to give one lucky Simple reader an UpMama Hybrid Sling (in the size/color of their choice, a $75 value) compliments of Parenting By Nature.

To be entered, go to their site, take a look around, and leave a comment in this post telling us what you like best about the Parenting By Nature website.

Contest runs through March 10th and winner will be chosen at random.

149 comments:

  1. Wraps make me want to get to baby making more than anything else. They have some lovely ones, I love that they have so many with multiple photos for all of them. Nice.
    Can I get one with a baby?
    Heh.

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  2. What I like about Parenting by Nature is that they are Canadian, like me, and that they offer organic cotton products. The pocket on that sling looks very handy!

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  3. The Mei Tai one would be great for me to walk the track with my son on my back like the picture showed (EllaRoo Organic Cotton Mei Tai.

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  4. what a fun site! Nice and bright and wow is that scootababy carrier cool!

    dealectiblemommies (at) gmail (dot) com

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  5. I love the wraps and the organic cotton products! Awesome site!

    Kelly
    kmoon584@gmail.com

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  6. I like the fact that Parenting by Nature offers organic products.

    cutepea1@yahoo.com

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  7. I have honestly been eyeing the Upmama slings for AGES, so that is definitely my pick :)

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  8. I just bought my first *official* baby sling (official = not from big box baby store, but one that is meant to work for long term use) & I am HOOKED!

    The upmama is definetly the prettiest one I've seen.

    I like the layout of the site, ease of use is always a plus. The biggest thing that struck me is their tone of writing ~ their heart for Moms & Babies comes across very clearly. They hit the caring note without getting cheesy (if that makes any sense! LOL)

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  9. I love all the different kinds of slings they offer. It makes me want one of every kind!

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  10. I love the soft look of their site..great colors and easy to use.

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  11. I love that they offer great advice and guides to assist new moms. Babywearing is one of the best ways to nurture a child and I'm so glad that companies are coming out with so many great ones to choose from! And they are made from organic cotton, something that is very important to me. Thank you for posting information about their site.

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  12. I love all the natural and organic baby options, what a great site! I am due in August with my second baby, and am in the market for a ring sling, this would be perfect!! :)

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  13. Great site! I love all the wraps. With a new lil one due June 23rd this would be perfect. Please count me in for the contest! Baby wearing is so wonderful and so great to see Canadian companies!

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  14. I love the sounds of their EllaRoo Woven Baby Wrap Carrier!! And I also love the fact that they're Canadian (yay!) and that they carry cloth diaper AND babywearing stuff.

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  16. I like the baby wearing 101 guide. I thought baby wearing would just be intuitive. Turns out its not! The 101 is a great idea.

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  17. I like how organized the site is and that they offer guides for the most confusing of their products to beginners!

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  18. I like that they take paypal, sometimes I can't find my credit card when I want to order online, so this is a big plus and although they are based in Canada, they ship to US residents.

    Thanks for the giveaway. mrscook73(at)gmail.com

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  19. I like that they are canadian and proud! love the canada!

    jennifer.lleras@gmail.com

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  20. What Iike about Parenting By Nature is that they have a wide variety of products for mom (from pregnancy to post) and baby. I especially like that there is a registry.

    thao(dot)powell(at) gmail.com

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  21. its nice to see something from Canada. I love all the different products that they provide and they all looks well made.

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  22. I LOVE all of the information they provide on their website! I am pregnant with my second and am going to be doing cloth diapers.

    We are going to be doing potty training with my first and I'd love to try the Happy Heiny's Cloth Training Pants too! THANKS!

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  23. I love the selection that they have con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. love the selection and that they are organic

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  25. they have a great selection, a little for everyone's taste.

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  26. I like that they carry a lot of different brands of cloth diapers so I don't feel like they are biased towards one. This way you can see all your options when choosing which will work for you. And maybe buy one or two of each kind to try!
    teacherkrista at gmail dot com

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  27. like the vast and colorful product line

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  28. I love the cloth diapering 101 section. Lots of useful info for me since we just started cloth diapering!
    bs.webster(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  29. I love that they carry a lot of different items. The descriptions are great! And the page loads relatively fast!!

    pdandeh at gmail dot com

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  30. I love the hand knit fair trade animals.

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  31. Great selection.I am a subscriber.

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  32. I love all the information they provide on their diaper pages. I know very little about cloth and would love to learn more. Very helpful when you are trying to figure out all the different kinds of dipes.

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  33. I love that everything on their site has an explanation for why to use them!!

    republicanfish4christ@gmail.com

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  34. I love all the organic products. I also like the Earth Mama Angel Baby, Breastfeeding Support Kit. Every new mama needs one of those! Thanks! :)

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  35. What a beautiful carrier! The website has an easy-to-browse layout, and you can tell the company is dedicated to organic and natural materials. Dedication is good. ;-)

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  36. Great site, very user friendly and easy to navigate. I could find anything I was looking for w/o hunting. A+
    mcginnisfamily5(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. I like the gift center - erfect for helping me pick baby gifts for friends

    addeviant006 at gmail dot com

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  38. I have spent a lot of time on their web-site researching cloth diapering. It is the first site that has really helped me understand what cloth diapering actually involves and what goes with what. It has been extremely helpful and has helped us make our decision.

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  39. THey have all kinds of stuff! The prices are not horrible either! I really like the Luxury Organic Baby Blanket! Thanks for the chance!

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  40. I love the fact that they offer organic products! The site is very easy to navigate! And great pricing!

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  41. I love that they have such a great selection of baby carriers and cloth diapers!

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  42. I love the great selection of carriers that their site offers. The site itself is laid out well.
    gkstratos@yahoo.com

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  43. I like that the site is easy to navigate and has a lot of helpful information.
    Monica
    monicaalbers@yahoo.com

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  44. I like their site, lots of products and easy to find what you're looking for. I love the organic cotton they use, especially the baby blankets.

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  45. The pink pokodote Babylegs Baby Legwarmers was adorable.

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  46. I love the Upmama in chocolate. Being as that I'm about to have 3 kids four and under, I think I'm going to have to start investing in the baby-wearing business!

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  47. I like the Tummy Tub Bathtub and because they are a family owned and operated business.

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  48. I just found out I am expecting my fourth child!! I need free hands that the Karma Baby Fleece Baby Sling can give me!!
    Beautiful and functional and a life saver!!

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  49. The wraps looks easy to use and the colors that are offered are truly unique

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  50. Not only do they have a nice selection of products but they offer advice for new moms. They care about their customers!

    mdhohn(at)msn(dot)com

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  51. colors are great and material seems great also.

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  52. I like that their products have the country of origin. It's really important to me to know where products are being made. I love all the cloth diapers and baby carriers they have as well.

    pinkveganmiso(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  53. I love the organic baby blankets on the front page!

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  54. I like that they help new moms understand why baby wearing is so important, not just sell the product!

    autumn398 (at) yahoo.com

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  55. I like that they are a family business and that their products are natural.

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  56. My baby will end up at my shower. I don't want people too close and this lets them see the baby without getting too c;ose.

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  57. i love the info on cloth diapering! i have so many questions!

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  58. I love the line of Scootababy carriers, especially the floral design!

    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  59. zena lawrence
    201-60 westridge drive
    williams lake b.c.
    v2g4l6

    zlawrence@live.ca

    I would love to win! I could carry my grandchild in this

    Thank you

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  60. I love all the carriers, but I also liked the "safe feeding" items, especially the glass bottles!

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  61. I like the Natural Buckwheat filled Nursing Pillow. yyeres(at)gmail(dot)com

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  62. I like that they are family owned and that they sell organic products.

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  63. I like that they have organic cotton options and they have such variety in their products.

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  64. I thought both their Cloth Diapering and Baby Wearing information sections were great: informative and upbeat! And they addressed a lot of common concerns! Good stuff!

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  65. I really like the celery sling baby carrier because it is a wrap too.

    letessha@yahoo.com

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  66. I love the honesty on their site. I'm terrified but entering the world of cloth diapers and they answered every question I had. I was able to decide on a type thanks to their advice. Also, their variety in slings is great. I'd never heard of a hybrid sling but it really does sound like the best of both worlds. I'd love to try it out.

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  67. Sorry, I forgot to leave my email address. christinamariasteed@hotmail.com
    THANKS

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  68. Great looking website. Easy to navigate. Love the selection of carriers and cloth diapers! idgyeaw at gmail dot com

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  69. Wow beautiful stuff!
    chefflizz@yahoo.com

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  70. Wow. There is so much information there. I was just flipping through pages on carriers and slings and I learned a lot. I don't think I've seen another retail site that was that comprehensive.

    pabav at aol dot com

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  71. I love the wide variety they offer! I also am all about the organic cotton products!
    mandalyn927@yahoo.com

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  72. I love that they offer organic products. I like the Pretend Wool Play Food.

    mccataquet@comcast.net

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  73. I like that it introduces me to some products that I would not have known about otherwise.
    crystalc0526@gmail.com

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  74. I love (and am spooked by) their ongoing counter of disposable diapers tossed this year in the top right corner. Yikes!

    I can't seem to get the hang of the pouch sling I bought, so I'd love to test-drive a different style. I'd love to be wearing baby! beezerly at yahoo dot com

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  75. I love that this is a family owned business! Thanks for the chance.

    mogrill@comcast.net

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  76. I love most of all that they are organic.

    And I love the selection.

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  77. I love that their plush toys are 100% organic so I don't have to be concerned with my child putting it in her mouth!

    jessicabcote@gmail.com

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  78. The Mei Tai is my pick.

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  79. I like best on their site is the disposable diaper counter. Really gives one the impact of the disposables in numbers. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  80. My favorite part of the site is that it talks about the products I've suggested to new parents to be for what to put on their registries.

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  81. I love that they take paypal and carry Kissaluvs Organic Cloth diapers... I've been wanting to buy these.

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  82. I'm loving the site - first time I've seen it - I love the idea of using cloth diapers (although I haven't been able to convince my husband to let me do it), and I love the selection available on the site. I also like the assortment of slings they have available - another love of mine!

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  83. It's a beautiful site and I'm glad I found it! I love all the natural products and the gorgeous packing. It's great to be able to find everything in one site! Love it.

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  84. I like that they accept Paypal.

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  85. "organic" is what would bring me back to their site to shop for baby shower each time!

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  86. I like the fact that there is baby wearing 101 guide and they have beautiful designs.

    stephanie_adkins@yahoo.com

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  87. I really like the Gift Center! It gives great ideas what products are popular for new moms!

    jnkrim@qwestoffice.net

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  88. what i lik is that they offer organic cotton products

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  89. The information about cloth diapering!

    thanks! Brittney toomuchrock@comcast.net

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  90. I would love the chance to win, thanks.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  91. i like that they offer organic cotton products and that they have multiple photos per item

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  92. I love these slings. This site has so much information and I like the fact that they have organic cotton products.

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  93. Patricia MartorellaMarch 9, 2009 at 11:58 AM

    oh I went to the site and it stands out that's what I like about it, the pretty pastel pink for the homepage and the organization is a plus.
    ffbbcourtney(at)hotmail.com

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  94. I love the wraps and the organic cotton products......thanks for the great giveaway!

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  95. I love the website. It seems very earth friendly with all of the organic material and the cloth diapers. I like how it has a section for not only babies but also mothers. We are important too.

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  96. Their site is so easy to navigate!
    And they offer organic products!

    Hope Im lucky!

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  97. I love that it is a family owned business, and the Pretend Wool Play Food are too cute!

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  98. i love that they are family owned, and that they offer organic products.

    purehrt555(at)Yahoo(dot)com

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  99. I like the simplicity of setting up a gift registry. They carry such a nice variety of items that it would make a nice one-stop registry, especially for moms who want to cloth diaper!

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  100. I love all the organic cotton products.

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  101. What a great site! I love all the great cloth diaper covers and accessories that they carry. In addition I love the Cloth Diapers 101 information that they include on their site.

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  102. um, can i say that love EVERYTHING? The baby legs are adorable, and the slings are awesome. What is best is that everythign is organic! the prints are great too!

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  103. What struck me most was how professional it looks and simple navigation. Also love the registrys

    ardy22 at earthlink. dot net

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  104. I like that they have a registry :)

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  105. I like the Organic Cotton Teething Toy, Cat..It makes me feel great that my child can chew on this without me worrying on what they could get into their mouths and body.

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  106. like that items are organic, I am really looking for that these days

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  107. Rachel RobertsonMarch 9, 2009 at 9:50 PM

    I love that the site is so mom friendly and you get the feeling that they not only look at customers as customers but as moms. It really is a site with a heart and that really hits home. I also love that it is organic and is such a perfect site for a new mom like myself who has a two month old she simply adores.
    Rachel Robertson
    irisheyez@usa.net

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  108. I like how they have everything for the baby and the mom and they've taken great care in picking the products sold on their site. They say that if they don't use it, they don't recommend it.

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  109. I love that you can create a baby registry on their site

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  110. I love that they have so many natural options available.

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  111. They have so much to offer in slings, it is great

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  112. I love the site, they offer so many different kinds of slings. It is very bright and friendly.

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  113. I love the guides to teach you cloth diapering and baby wearing!

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  114. Organic is the way to go anymore. Wish I could afford all of this for my newborn baby girl. I was very pleased with the layout of the website. Very attractive and inviting. Especially felt really comfortable with the 5 star ratings "Parenting by Nature" has received. They have my vote.

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  115. I really like that they offer green options and organic options and they offer such lovely slings and baby items

    melanieinaz2003 at yahoo.com

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  116. Adorable carriers and slings , organics, cloth diapers . . . such great products.

    artist4christ -@- cyberhaus -.- us

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  117. They are organic and safe for teething
    digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

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  118. The site is very well organized.

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  119. I like the organic products, thanks

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  120. I like the sling for kids to wear their dolls. My daughter would love it!! Oh.. I love the organic toys

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  121. I'm pregnant with my first little one, and when I decided I wanted to try cloth diapers with him I was overwhelmed with all the info and choices. I found their site and it was such a big help! I love the info they share on their site - it's so great to have all those articles in one place! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    myshadow28(at)aol(dot)com

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  122. It sounds like this site would make cloth diapering easy, since they carry the best brands and products. It certainly makes me feel confident that I could do it, too. Thanks!

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  123. I love the Upmama Baby Slings Chocolate - it's beautiful and I can use it with future babies - gender neutral!

    Tarah
    tarah716[at]ymail.com

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  124. I love that they have organic cotton products!
    That is really important with the Plush teething toys.........because it comes in contact with childrens mouths.

    zestywonderland@gmail.com

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  125. i like their colors and design - vibrant yet gentle

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  126. This would be great, I just found out my daughter is pregnant

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  127. I absolutely love the Maya Wrap Baby Ring slings, they are very trendy! winitmama@gmail.com

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  128. I love their cotton products :)

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  129. I love the look, the colors of the site--so pretty! The site is organized really well and its easy to navigate. Also, I like that for each product the descriptions are very detailed and helpful!

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  130. I love the amount of information available at Parenting By Nature. Whether you're looking to find out about cloth diapers, babywearing, or organic products, they have it all!

    Thanks!
    xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

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  131. I like how they have "babywearing 101" and "cloth diapering 101". Good information section. I love the UpMama Sky sling.

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  132. I love the fact that you offer organic items

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  133. I love the organic teething products

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  134. I like the hip carrier and how its one size fits all, plus has the padding on your hip.

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  135. I like the way the parenting by nature wraps information along with their products. I like the fact that I can go and read about parenting topics, diapering, etc. Once I get comfortable with the site and information, I will be confident in purchasing their products.

    Tanesh
    tanesh.b (at) gmail (dot) com

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  136. I really like the black/Robert Kaufman Hybrid sling. The fact that they have used a designer fabric that is organic is fabulous! And you the pocket is great for carrying all those little baby goodies.

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  137. I like the detailed descriptions of the products so you are well aware of what you are getting when ordering. I also like the baby wearing 101 section..very information. Awesome products!

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  138. Parenting by Nature is truly an eco~friendly company! You can just see how much they care about MAMAS, BEBES and MOTHER NATURE at large! : )))

    And, I soooo love the Mocca Rouge/Black Pikkolo Baby Carrier! Beautiful and perfect for this BWing MAMA (that's me)! : )))

    Thanks so much for this fabulous give~away! : )))

    leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

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  139. I like their collection of cloth diapers esp. the Fuzzi Bunz Pocket Cloth Diapers.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  140. I like their website because it is easy to navigate. It makes it simple to find what you need


    yzgirl4 at verizon dot net

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  141. I really like the EllaRoo Mei Hip
    Helinski

    jasonncaryn at yahoo dot com

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  142. I love all the natural and organic baby options

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  143. I love the Hibiscus with Shea Butter Organic Soap Bar!

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  144. I love that they believe in what they sell. I love their cloth diaper questions and answers and the selection they carry.

    christinamariasteed@hotmail.com

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