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Babies – Why Are They Vulnerable? April 30, 2010

I want to share with you this amazing article I found on Goorganic.com.au It is great to see a single dad’s point of view on babies and the environment, especially one that shares the Sama viewpoint 🙂

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As a single dad I make it one of my greatest priorities to be well-informed about what is best for my son and take his upbringing very seriously. I may not be able to be there for him during the day, but I can at least help his minder to bring him up in the best environment.

You do not have to be a scientist or a well-informed individual to believe that the early years of a baby are crucial to their development. Babies are fragile little human beings and the world they are exposed to profoundly affect them as they grow.

How do chemicals from the outside world enter our bodies and why are babies more exposed and vulnerable?

  • Via the Mouth (Food & Water) – Per measure of body weight, babies and infants eat up to 4 times more food than adults do. Consequently, they are ingesting up to 4 times more toxins and chemicals than adults for every measure of weight. WOW!
  • Air – In our first few years, the air we breathe in is double the amount of air (per measure of weight) that we will breathe in as adults. Babies and young children are therefore far more exposed to chemicals and toxins in the air.
  • Skin – Babies skin is more permeable than adult skin allowing chemicals to penetrate much easily.

In addition to the physiological factors that increase the susceptibility of toxins to a  baby,  behavioural patterns and early development  also increase their exposure.

  • Hand to mouth – Babies spend a great deal of their time by placing things in their mouths. They are not picky either and as long as it can go inside their mouths, they will put it there. Not surprisingly, this behaviour will result in a greater exposure to chemicals and toxins.
  • Ground play – Babies and children spend much of their time on the ground. There are many toxins and chemicals they can come into contact with while they are on the ground both in and outside the house.
  • Physiologically undeveloped – Baby’s and young children’s bodily systems are generally underdeveloped compared to those of adults and as a result their ability to process toxins and chemicals may be weak.
  • Rapid development and growth – Growth and development occurs most in the first few years of life and as a result, any toxins which interfere with systems which are still being established in the human body can greatly impede development and destroy cells such as those of the brain and nervous system.

Please take all this in, and remember babies are far more vulnerable than our adult selves and they need our protection from the world we have created.

Also, leave comments and share ways YOU protect your baby from the environment!

To shop for Sama Baby Organic clothing visit www.samababy.com

Balance, Serenity, Fashion, SAMA

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CONGRATULATIONS MYGLOSS.COM WINNER!! April 29, 2010

We wanted to take the time today to say congratulations to the myGLOSS.com winner Victoria Lester from Romeo, Michigan!!!! She won the Let’s Hear it for the Boys Baby Bag Giveaway which included Sama Baby gear.

This site is – Stylish. Savvy. Smart. Now.

GLOSS is a new lifestyle brand focused on today’s women dedicated to providing fresh, fun and practical content.  Offering a smart, approachable and in-the-know editorial voice, the GLOSS network of sites inform, inspire and connect with readers in unique and relevant ways.

Created by mom expert Lolita Carrico, the GLOSS network debuts with eight niche destinations and communities for women including:

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Who Created this fabulous site you might ask?

Long before the word “mompreneur” entered our lexicon, Lolita Carrico was already blazing trails as a true mommy media pioneer as founder of Modern Mom Inc., one of the first major online presences for mothers. With the success of both Modern Mom and the GLOSS Network for Women, her latest venture, Lolita has established herself as one of the industry’s top marketers and influencers.

An expert on just about any issue faced by today’s busy women, Lolita has been featured on hundreds of television and radio programs and in a variety of newspapers and magazines discussing topics such as parenting, hot products, career and balance.  A single mom, Lolita lives in Los Angeles with her sons – Jaden, 8 and Jack, 5.

Check out MyGloss.com to find all your high GLOSS needs!

TO shop for your own Sama gear visit www.samababy.com

Balance, Serenity, Fashion, SAMA

 

Tim Allen and Family are Sama Fans!! April 28, 2010

We recently received a personal thank you from the Allen family for the Sama gift they received for their daughters 1st birthday! (View a copy of the letter below.)

Tim Allen has starred in many movies, including “The Santa Clause” and “Toy Story,” and the TV series “Home Improvement.” This is the first child for  Tim’s wife Jane. Tim has another daughter Katherine, 19, from a previous marriage.For more info on the tool man visit http://www.timallen.com/index.php?cat=xs&

Jane Hajduk is an American Television and voice actress. She is known for playing the role of Researcher Taylor in the film Zoom. TIm and Jane were married in October of 2006, and welcomed their first child together, a girl named Elizabeth, on March 28, 2009. She is also stepmother to Allen’s child, Katherine (born 1989) by his first wife.

Dear Ms. Gupta,

Thank you so much for the adorable outfit that you sent Elizabeth for her first birthday. We absolutely love it!

Tim, Jane, and baby Elizabeth Allen



Thanks for the kind words Allen family!

To shop for your own Sama products visit www.samababy.com

Balance, Serenity, Fashion, SAMA

 

Eco Tips from Sama and Planet Green.Discovery.com April 27, 2010

While on my constant search for eco information and innovation. I stumbled upon both in this amazing article from Planet Green.com.

How to Go Green: Babies

[by Kathreen Ricketson]
A new baby entering your life can create an enormous number of unexpected changes. Along with the little one comes a whole new category of things to purchase — not only the obvious large items like furniture and diapers, but also all the unforeseen extras that seem to accumulate. While having a baby is consumer heaven, the key is to not be gulled into an unnecessary buying frenzy. In truth, a baby has very minimal needs. Although the essentials are important, there is more to a sustainable life with your baby than cloth diapers, organic baby food, and fair-trade clothing.

The article goes on to give GREEN TIPS a couple of our favorite are:

Dress your baby in smart green clothing
All those designer baby clothes are cute and oh so hard to resist in their fruity colors. But be careful. Not only does a baby grow out of clothes amazingly fast, they are constantly sending bodily fluids flying onto those precious outfits. The baby couture might be better replaced with convenient one-piece suits in practical white terry cloth. Choosing organic hemp or cotton, bamboo or wool fabrics made without toxic chemicals are best against a baby’s sensitive skin and last longer with the constant washing. Second-hand clothing is the cheapest and most sustainable option. Get hand-me-downs from friends and family or look in thrift shops, Craigslist, or Freecycle. Also, shop SamaBaby.com for amazing sales!

Lather up with natural skin care
It’s very easy to get sucked into the constant advertising of baby powders, creams, and lotions. But the best baby lotion is plain old olive oil—cheap, natural, and un-perfumed. As for other products, keep it as natural, organic, and fragrance-free as possible. For more on this, take a look at their guides for How to Go Green: Women’s Personal Care and How to Go Green: Natural Skin Care.

To read further click here! And as always visit www.samababy.com and wrap your children in Sama Organic Clothing!!

Balance, Serenity, Fashion, SAMA

 

Sama gifted Gabrielle Reece and Brody Jo Sama Products!! April 26, 2010

Professional Volleyball player Gabby Reece was named Most Inspiring Collegiate Athlete in 1990 and has enjoyed tremendous success on the volleyball pro circuit. She began modeling in 1989 and her athletic figure has graced the covers of numerous magazines including Outside, Shape, Self, Elle and Life.

“I love being with my daughters in nature,” says the 6′ 2″ Reece. But this modern mom is hardly just about sports and the healthy life. She readily confesses to loving to sneak a little private time in front of the flat screen, the remote control in one hand and a piece of good chocolate in the other. And these are yet more reasons to love this Modern Mom: shes real and shes honest.

What’s your definition of a Modern Mom?

A modern mom is a juggler. As silly as it seems she’s almost like the woman in the 70’s Charlie commercial. She really is bringing home the bacon, nurturing the family and trying to still be vavavoom. I think a modern mom is a little too hard on herself and sometimes beats herself up for not being perfect. I salute all moms. (Reece told Disney Family.com ).

We are thrilled to have gifted Reece and Brody Jo with some of our latest Sama products!! We know you will make them look good! Thanks for the nice phone message through Jewels and Pinstripes!

To purchase your own Sama clothing visit www.samababy.com

Balance, Serenity, Fashion, SAMA

 

Earth Day Discount Today, 15% off entire web order! April 23, 2010

As our Earth Day week long celebration comes to an end I would like to share with you a video from http://www.greenpeace.org

I found this video moving, the graphics are unique and amazing! Remember to use sustainable products all year, and help keep our Earth clean!

Don’t forget to take advantage of our Sama Earth Day discount! Please use code EARTHDAY2010 for 15% off your entire order! Stock up on Sama Baby now!

As you wrap up your Earth Day this year I hope you will take your experiences and thoughts and keep them with you until this time Next year! Lets Make Earth Day Every Day!!

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SAMA BABY participates in Florida’s Ritziest Fashion Show Event for Earth Day tonight! April 22, 2010

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Sama Baby is so excited about our event tonight for Earth Day! We are going to be getting all dazzled up, and will be walking two lucky little girls down the runway in our organic denim and summer dresses!

WE CAN’T WAIT TO PARTICIPATE!

Don’t miss this year’s grand event, located at The Boca Raton Resort & Country Club, on Earth Day, April 22, 2010.

Check it out here at http://www.southfloridagreendrinks.org/