Thursday, October 16, 2014

The World Is Their Oyster - Letting Our Babies Grow Boldly

We’ve all heard the stories about second, third (and fourth and fifth..) babies. These are the babies that learn quicker, grow faster and seemingly have no fear of anything or anyone whatsoever. They are the babies for whom we no longer pack large diaper bags, often throwing one or two extra diapers and a pack of wipes into the stroller basket or back seat of the car and saying a quick prayer for the best. They are the babies for whom we no longer consult the depths of parenting books, turning instead to our mother friends who have gone before us, our own tried and true wisdom of babies past, our proverbial Internet Friends on Twitter. These second, third (and fourth and fifth…) babies are the babies for whom we no longer worry as much about because we know how resilient babies can be.
 
 
However, no matter what number baby it is, one thing remains the same, and that is the incredible gift it is to witness that baby grow and explore the world around them. As the saying goes, “the world is an oyster” and it is especially true for the brand new.
 
Even though Collins is my third baby and I’m no spring chicken when it comes to the dance of motherhood, it still blows my mind, just as it did for the very first time four years ago, to witness the rate at which he is growing, learning and exploring the world around him. To see the wonderment in his eyes as he watches the leaves sway in the wind, the shock spread across his face the first time he rolls himself over, very much to his surprise, the contentment he must feel as that sly smile spreads across his face the first time he pushes up on all fours, mere weeks away from the world of mobility.
 
 
I can remember distinctly each of these moments as they happened with my first baby and then with my second. The newness of it all and the celebrations that ensued when milestones were reached. The highs of mothering are so very high and accordingly, the lows are so very low.
 
Along with the first roll, the first tripod seat, the first crawl came first shots, the first boo-boo and with two older brothers, inevitably the first cold. These are the faux milestones no mother wants to reach but they are the reality of motherhood, of allowing your babies the freedom to explore and to venture out into the world around them. As much as we mothers may wish to keep our babies in bubbles, shielding from the world around them, we know it’s silly and ultimately a disservice to their inquisitive minds.
 
 
While we as mothers equip our babies with the tools they need to explore, Babyganics helps make their world safer, healthier, and a place for them to grow boldly. They believe the adventure of a lifetime starts as early as birth and because of this belief, created a line of products to make that journey safer, healthier, and happier for both mom and baby.
 
 
As we creep, quite literally, into flu season, one Babyganics product I do not leave home without is their Alcohol-Free Foaming Hand Sanitizer (Mandarin Scent). One pump each is all we need to keep those germs away and I love that this particular hand sanitizer doesn’t dry out our hands or leave behind that eye-stinging, lingering alcohol scent. Before we even leave the walls of my oldest’s preschool, everyone gets a pump. It’s the perfect size to toss into a purse, diaper bag and glove compartment.
 
 
Another favorite Babyganics product that I rarely leave home without is the Face, Hand & Baby wipes. I consider these our “emergency wipes” because they can be used all over baby- from their face down to their bottom. These wipes have a permanent home in the back seat of our car and travel everywhere with us- from the park to the pool, to school and home again. Strong enough to handle the messiest of messes, I worry less about leaving the house with all three when I know these wipes are tow.
 
Understandably so, it's near impossible to keep both baby and his toys off of the floor. Using Babyganics Toy & Highchair spray, a non-toxic cleaning spray, allows me to rest easy knowing that baby has a safe surface to eat from and play on. Unlike soap, it's rinse-free -- I just spray it on, wipe it down and let dry. Collins can immediately place the toy sprayed with Toy & Highchair spray into his mouth. I love this spray so much that I’ve started bringing it with me to my monthly Mothers of Preschoolers meetings and using it on the communal toys. 
 
 
 
Similarly, their Foaming Dish & Bottle soap is another Babyganics product I love having on hand in the kitchen. With a crisp citrus scent that isn't overpowering, and a formula that rinses clean without leaving behind any residue, it's perfect for rinsing the kids' dishes and occasional baby bottle. 
 
As we wind down with bath time each night, the last Babyganics product in my arsenal is their Daily Moisturizing Lotion in Chamomile Verbena. Bath time is a favorite time in our house and I tend to look at it as washing away the day's exciting adventures and gearing up for another day full of exploring and fun. Whether Collins was rolling and creeping along the floor with his brothers or out and about running errands with me, bath time is a welcome necessity. Babyganics moisturizing lotion absorbs into baby's skin without leaving that behind greasy residue and its all-natural scent is both soothing and comforting without being overwhelming. It's gentle enough to be used even on eczema prone skin.
 
 
As mothers, there is very little we don’t worry about, even if it is our third baby. We practically live in a constant state of worry, in turmoil over everything from, “Are they sleeping enough?” and “Are they eating enough?” to “Is that a red rash?” “Is it getting bigger?” and “Did he just make a funny noise?”
 
With Babyganics, we as mothers have one less thing to worry about, allowing us to shift our focus and enjoy the moments. Even if just for a handful of minutes each day, we can put our worried minds at ease and rest assured that we're equipping our babies with the love and attention they need to grow boldly. After all, the world is their oyster.  
 
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115 comments :

  1. I don't use hand sanitizer because of the alcohol, I don't want my kids hands to dry out. Plus with thumb suckers, I don't want the sanitizer getting into their mouths. I definitely need this product.

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  2. Just started using the foaming bottle soap and absolutely love it! I am definitely going to try their other products:)

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  3. Babyganics eases my worries because I know that I am not putting harsh chemicals on my daughter and the products are well respected and popular.

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  4. tweet https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/522833524785942528

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  5. It will give me peace of mind that these products do not have chemicals and harmful ingredients

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  6. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/522925108591988736

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  7. They have a fantastic bubble bath that I totally trust for my girls' baths!

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  8. The face, hand and baby wipes ease my worries because I can quickly wipe germs away.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  9. tweet:

    https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/523081910222745601

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  10. less liking to get sick by using the wipes

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  11. Babyganics would ease my motherhood worries by allowing me to clean my kid's toys and hands without having to worry about toxins.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  12. tweet
    https://twitter.com/Kellydpa/status/523110330075840513

    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  13. Keeping your kids from getting sick whenever possible is always good!

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  14. Babyganics eases my motherhood worries since they don't use toxic or harmful ingredients in there products.

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  15. I tweeted - https://twitter.com/lil_lady_dz/status/523242347492933632

    Nicole.ddziedzic at gmail dot com

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  16. Well, with the natural products, I guess that a major less worry! No harmful ingredients for my kid! ~ momstriedandtested (@) yahoo (dot) com

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  17. https://twitter.com/momstriedtested/status/523267706015846401

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  18. We could definitely use the toy cleaner around here! It would ease my mind with all the winter germs that usually surface sooner or later.

    chambanachik(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. https://twitter.com/raggammuffin/status/523462492828495872

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  20. It eases my worries by allowing me to use clean, safe products around the house and around my children that are not dangerous to our health and well being..

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  21. my 2nd entry tweet https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/523517173029806080

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  22. I am forever worrying about my children's exposure to chemicals so these would alleviate part of the concerns

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  23. tweeted https://twitter.com/mummytotwoboys1/status/523600219703738368
    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  24. I like that they don't use harmful or toxic ingredients.

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  25. Of course it is great to know that things that go in their mouths have been cleaned with something non-toxic!

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  26. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/rubylorikeet/status/523949556006797312

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  27. I'd love to try the Babyganics moisturizing lotion because it absorbs into baby's skin without leaving that behind greasy residue and its all-natural scent is both soothing and comforting without being overwhelming.

    s2s2 at Comcast dot net

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  28. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/523985841312374784

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  29. I have not tried any Babyganics products yet but would like to.
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

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  30. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/cshell202/status/524056486754807808
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

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  31. It helps not to worry about my children's sensitive skin!

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  32. https://twitter.com/channynn/status/524184036818702338

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  33. Tweet: https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/525003857932582912
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  34. My son has picked up three colds in a month and a half of preschool. I would love babyganics to help me keep the germs at bay!

    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  35. The baby safe world mission of Babyganics and their products can help to ease my motherhood worries of products safety nowadays.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  36. -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/525116905267265536

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  37. I tweeted https://twitter.com/dapryz5/status/525386363768561664 pryfamily5@gmail.com

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  38. I have relaxed about a lot of things since J has gotten older but germs are not one of them. I need to try the Babyganics hand sanitizer for sure!

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  39. Helps me keep things safe and clean.

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  40. I also love the hand sanitizer. The products are so easy to use and great for my kids too!

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  41. I love how it is "barefoot safe!" I can clean with it and no there is no toxic residue left.

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  42. I like the Babyganics 3x laundry detergent because I feel like it's safe and won't cause an allergic reaction.
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

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  43. Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/526143859516903424
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

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  44. because they don’t use toxic or harmful ingredients. i feel safe to use them.

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  45. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/526198017242574848

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  46. I have never tried these products but would love to try them out. They would give me peace of mind.
    stoopidgerlart @ gmail . com

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  47. I love that it's safe for my baby's skin!

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  48. I don't like harsh chemicals and the damage they can to do tender skin

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  49. https://twitter.com/mkjmc/status/528276308111790081

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  50. Babyganics eases my mind because I know they do not use harmful or toxic ingredients!

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    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  51. tweet--https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/528896023641739264

    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  52. It would ease my worries to know these products would be great for my grandchildrens skin.

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  53. they seem like great products without harsh chemical effects

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  54. I haven't tried Babyganics yet, but I'm ready to douse my son in the hand sanitizer. We've had four strep infections since the beginning of school in August. I'd love a hand sanitizer that is alcohol free so he can use it all day without burning his skin.
    dmarie824 at aol dot com

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  55. tweeted- https://twitter.com/dmarie824/status/530061886125920256

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  56. They ease my worries because I don't have to worry about harmful irritants being used in the products - I know that I can get natural, fragrance free products that will work without anything that can be harmful.
    prettyinhotpink6 at gmail dot com

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  57. Tweet: https://twitter.com/PrettyHotPink6/status/530400771255201793

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  58. no harmful products on or near my baby

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  59. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/530403457279070208

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  60. I like that I would have to worry less about reactions to her sensitive skin. neyabenz(at)gmail(dot)com

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  61. They ease my worries because I know that I am exposing my child to only the healthiest and best. That is a huge load of guilt off. Just makes me feel like a good Mom :)

    Samantha (samdaleo)
    jamesmadison1974@gmail.com

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  62. TWEET!
    https://twitter.com/samdaleo/status/530762628558098432

    Thanks!
    Samantha (samdaleo)
    jamesmadison1974@gmail.com

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  63. I like that babyganics products are safe for my child.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  64. Babyganics eases my worries that I am not exposing my kids to harmful ingredients. I love Babyganics for bathtime! sonyadmorris@gmail.com

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  65. Link to tweet:
    https://twitter.com/catholicfanatic/status/530905316783693824
    Thank you!
    sonyadmorris@gmail.com

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  66. I like that I don't have to worry about harmful chemicals. vandenbossche3@hotmail.com

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  67. https://twitter.com/618mom23boys/status/530925139613859841

    vandenbossche3@hotmail.com

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  68. nothing but the safest ingredients around my kids.

    eugeniewu [at] gmail-dot-com

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  69. all organic is always good for kids.

    hlee99 at gmail dot com

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  70. It keeps me from worrying about toxic products around the little ones who are dear to me.

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  71. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/clc408/status/531088449340583936

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  72. It helps to feel like you are using a product that is safe for your kids.
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  73. Love the wipes because I can quickly kill the germs.
    Email : redaurelie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  74. My tweet https://twitter.com/AurelieRed/status/531106222749908992
    Email : redaurelie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  75. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/531219138820055040
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  76. Makes me feel more confident that I'm using a safe product
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  77. https://twitter.com/disneyfan40/status/531246363657252864
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  78. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/531515630894481408

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  79. As aunt u never think to clean toys because they are not used at much as the ones at home but the toy & highchair cleaner would be great when they are here

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  80. Just knowing that I can use a product that does a great job without exposing our family to unnecessary chemicals is peace of mind.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  81. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/531607246908567552

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  82. https://twitter.com/tnshadylady/status/531649381217210369

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  83. Babygamics eases my mind since it is safe but effective for my kids. truckredford(at)Gmail(Dot)com

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  84. I don't have to worry about leftover chemical residue

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  85. https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/531984404613058560

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  86. I PREFER USING ORGANIC OVER CHEMICAL PRODUCT. I DON'T WANT TO WORRY ABOUT MY CHILD BREAKING OUT IN A RASH BECAUSE I USED A CHECMICAL LAUNDRY SOAP! THAT JUST HAPPENED TO MY FIANCE THE OTHER DAY! afjackly@oakland.edu

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  87. I TWEETED TOO! https://twitter.com/kytah00/status/532236693496016896 afjackly@oakland.edu

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  88. We all know babies put everything in their mouths. These assure you that whatever you wipe is not only clean, but non toxic for baby to chew on!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  89. Tweet: https://twitter.com/coriwestphal/status/532342671264583680

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  90. I don;t have children.
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  91. https://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/532704168100655104
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  92. i posted a tweet here:

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/533062707289653248

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  93. I appreciate that they manufacture all-natural products, as that is safer for my family.

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  94. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/pixel_berry_pie/status/533121433564893185

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  95. Because I don't have children, this is not an issue for me directly; however, I do have friends with kids and family members with kids and knowing that there is an alternative out there to conventional, toxic products for kids is a wonderful relief. I have purchased this brand myself as a gift to these parents and would never buy anything other than products that are created like these.

    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  96. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/533317058222505984
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  97. Having all-natural products makes me feel good that I won't be exposing him to harsh chemicals.
    ajoy1332 at yahoo dot com

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  98. tweet https://twitter.com/ajoy1332/status/533492372680613888

    ajoy1332 at yahoo dot com

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  99. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/533673616240435202

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  100. i love that their ingredients are all natural. no worries!
    POKERGRL8 at gmail.com

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  101. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/533677226827321344
    POKERGRL8 at gmail.com

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  102. They ease mine by knowing I have a product that is so safe for every part of them from personal care to laundry that is so nice!

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  103. I tweeted
    https://twitter.com/my4boysand1/status/533678123133714433
    my4boysand1@gmail.com

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  104. Babyganics eases my worries because they make a high quality product I can trust.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  105. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/533698283277787136

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  106. I don't have to worry about leftover chemical residue

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  107. It reassures me that Im reducing chemicals in my home where i can

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  108. tweeted https://twitter.com/mermont84/status/533742237708861440
    mermont84 at yahoo.com

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  109. I love the variety of products that Babyganics offers. Especially interested in their hand sanitizer.

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  110. I use all-natural products already, and would be glad to start using a company like this.

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  111. I have not tried them yet but I want to and especially the lotion.

    gmissycat at gmail dot com

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  112. Tweeted

    https://twitter.com/gmissycat/status/533790397194317826

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  113. These products ease my mind to know that they are safe for the little one in my life that I am taking care of.

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  114. Tweeted.

    https://twitter.com/birdiebee52/status/533821981993349120

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