All Blog Posts from April 2012

04.27.12 BPA-Free Dishware Sets for Kids

Based on popular sellers and MightyNest customer requests, we've put together a few different pre-made BPA-free dishware sets for kids. Most of these sets are only available here at MightyNest, as we've assembled the sets from larger bulk orders. They're all made with safe non-leaching materials (glass and high quality (304) stainless steel) for healthy eating.  

Individual sets are a great way to test out different options before committing to a set of 6 glasses. Also, it's nice to have different materials for different purposes.  We tend to mainly use glass at the table, and use the stainless steel dishes for outdoor dining, or if we have some young rowdy diners visiting! 

Duralex glass dishware is safe, extremely durable and made with tempered glass, which is 2.5 times stronger than ordinary glass.  Microwave, Freezer and Dishwasher Safe. Conveniently designed to stack for space saving storage. Available in 2 sets: Kid and Toddler. Read more...

04.25.12 Trillium Organics for Your Skin

Trillium Organics doesn't make ordinary skin products. They go up and beyond the norm when making their extraordinary skincare line. Founder Karen Ciesar began Trillium Organics in 1994."I had an urge to do something personally to make things better, not just tell others how they should do it, but try to do things greener, cleaner, better, myself". Since then, she has created an amazing collection of high quality products ranging from body scrubs to infant skincare. As Trillium says, "WHAT GOES ON, GOES IN!"
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04.23.12 Kinderville: Makers of Innovative Kids Dishware

Kinderville was born out of frustration. As parents of young children, the founders of Kinderville were amazed that it was so difficult to find safe, non-toxic products for their kids to use while eating. They were equally amazed at the abundance of plastic choices. So, they set out with a very ambitious goal: create high quality and completely non-toxic and safe products for kids to use. And luckily, for all of us, they achieved this goal. 

Kinderville makes food-grade silicone dishware, cups, storage jars, popsicle molds and freezer trays. The cups and storage jars are available in 2 sizes: Little Bites and Bigger Bites for growing kids. Most importantly, these silicone products are free of BPA (found in many plastic products),PVC, phthalates and other toxic chemicals that are harmful to the health of children. All of the silicone products are also safe for the dishwasher and microwave. Read more...

04.18.12 Natural Feminine Care

Ok ladies. If you've been thinking or even wondering about doing away with your conventional feminine care (ok... period) products, you may want to take a closer look at why this is a very good idea. For starters, not all feminine care products are created equal. 

Let's start with conventional feminine products. Most common sanitary pads sold today, contain a blend of chlorine-bleached pulp, polypropylene, polyacrylates and plastic. Tampons are manufactured from rayon fibers, viscose and the "leftover" stuff from cotton (stems, leaves and other fibers) called gin trash. Gin trash has concentrated levels of pesticides (cotton is typically sprayed with highly toxic pesticides), making the gin trash illegal to feed to cattle, so....it's used to make tampons!  Read more...

04.17.12 A Well-Stocked Wooden Art Caddy

Sometimes all it takes is a nicely organized group of art supplies.....the eye candy to motivate a child towards exploring what they see and imagine. And then transferring it to paper or into a sculpted form. Frankly, who doesn't enjoy an array of beautiful colors in different shapes and forms?

The wooden caddy conveniently and efficiently houses each of the various art materials separately. Of course, spotting freshly sharpened colored pencils will most certainly exact a jolt of artistic energy as well. The added beauty to this aesthetic art supply collection is the peace of mind behind what's actually in it. EVERYTHING is made from natural, safe and quality materials. Natural plant extracts provide gorgeous tints and beeswax allows for smooth flowing marks, not sticky-crumbly-oily ones made from petroleum! Read more...

04.10.12 Natural Toys for Your Little Explorer

With summer rapidly approaching, we are reminded of the wonderful and imaginative Plan Toys selection we have at MightyNest. These natural wooden tools are terrific for kids who enjoy examining the world around us. All of the tools are made with natural materials including wood, fabric, non-toxic water-based dyes and E-Zero glue, in place of traditional toxic wood glue. They make for great toys to throw in a beach or park bag, perfect for the opportunity to "fix" something or look at a bug magnified. The leaf magnifier is ideal for a day out exploring nature. The lens is clear and really works well, unlike many other kid magnifiers which tend to be cloudy and just for play. Using tools is the beginning of learning to think creatively, solving problems and ultimately recognizing a sense of achievement. Read more...

04.02.12 Non-Plastic Utensils for Kids

I would imagine that most parents can remember a time when you've resorted to occupying your child with a spoon, while waiting for your food in a restaurant. The options though, were not usually the safest. Of course, plastic is the most readily available and then there's adult-sized low-grade stainless steel. Ouch! Could be painful for little gums.

A relevant blow to plastic cutlery was the addition of styrene to the US Health Dept. List of Carcinogens. Styrene is a chemical in polystyrene plastics and often used to make plastic forks, spoons and knives and is prone to leach into hot foods and those with a high fat content. In addition to being an endocrine disruptor, prolonged exposure to styrene has been found to be toxic to the brain and nervous system. Read more...

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