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Our best selling toiletries
Enjoy an Eco Friendly Easter
Introducing the new Bamboo STRETCH from Tots Bots
Collect reward points when you shop at Green Mums
Win a Weeride Balance Bike!
Eco Friendly Children's Parties
Introducing our best-selling toiletries....

If you're stuck for inspiration then here a couple of ideas for gorgeous organic products for your children.

Both of these products are made by Green People and have been well and truly tested by us.  The Nappy Cream Baby Balm is sure to soothe your baby's bottom without the use of any nasty chemicals.  It contains only natural ingredients, including Hemp, Chamomile and Calendula.

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Nappy Balm 8.69

Another bathroom essential is the Organic Children's Shampoo with Citrus and Aloe Vera.

This product is free from SLS/SLES, Parabens, phthalates and artificial fragrances and still produces a lovely foaming lather to both wash and condition hair.

This product will last you for AGES!  You only need a very small amount.

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Shampoo (200 ml)
6.15

 
How to enjoy an Eco Friendly Easter

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Easter Eggs produce a huge amount of waste products, 4,370 tonnes of cardboard and 160 tonnes of foil waste were created by packaging in 2007.    This year the UK is set to spend a whopping 520m on Easter Eggs!.

Most children love chocolate (who doesn't!) but there are eco friendly alternatives to the ones surrounded by plastics, card and foil.  Why not give your little one a decorated cloth bag and fill it with yummy individual chococolates or eggs.  You could make a nest for them in the bag with shredded newspaper so your little one has to hunt through the bag to find them. 

Of course you don't have to give edible eggs.  Hand painted eggs are a lovely gift that they can keep forever, or why not get them involved in making them?  First get a needle and make a small hole at one end of your egg.  Make a slightly larger hole at the other end.  Blow into the small hole and the contents of the egg come out of the big hole (don't forget to collect the contents in a container).  Give the eggs a quick wash and they are ready to paint.  You could also stick feathers, sequins etc onto the eggs to make them extra special.  Great fun.

IIf you're looking for an easter gift that doesn't involve chocolate or sweets then why not give a little easter basket filled with some everlasting treats like an easter mug, a puzzle or a bunny book.  Children appreciate flowers too so why not pick a small bunch of primroses or daffodils from your garden and add this to the basket.

Whatever you do this Easter, have a lovely time and let's hope we have some gorgeous spring weather!
 
 
Introducing the new Bamboo S-T-R-E-T-C H from Tots Bots

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We love this new nappy from Tots Bots.  It is a huge improvement to the orignal Bamboozle.  It closes with crossover velcro so you can get the perfect, snug fit.  So super soft and super absorbent. 

Why not try one out for yourself using our Green Mums Nappy Trial

9.75 each.  Buy 12 get one FREE!
 
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Greetings!

Welcome to our newsletter. 
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Welcome to our Spring Newsletter.  The Daffodils are in full bloom and it feels like better weather is really just around the corner.  Don't forget to put your clocks forward an hour on Saturday 27th!

In this newsletter, we are featuring ideas for an eco-friendly Easter.  Having just organised Lily's 4th Birthday Party, we also decided to look at eco-friendly children's parties.

Don't forget, you can get 10% off at Green Mums by using the discount code at the bottom of this page. If you know of a friend who would be interested in Green Mums, just click on the 'forward email' link at the bottom of this page.

With best wishes
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Tracy Dixon



Enter our competition to win a Weeride Balance Bike!
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The Weeride Balance Bike!

Balance bikes are a fantastic way to teach your child to ride, without them having to depend on stabilisers.  Children will go straight from the balance bike to a normal bike because they will have already learnt the most important skill... balance!

59.99 - FREE DELIVERY

Today, you can enter our competition to win one of these bikes!  To be in with a chance of winning, just send us an email titled 'Balance Bike'  Include in your email, either a review for one of the products sold on our website, or suggest a product that you would like to see for sale on our website.

Closing date:  Friday 30th April





 
Eco friendly brithday parties
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Children's parties seem to be becoming more and more expensive as the years go by.  We have just recently organsied one for Lily and it did surprise me how much the costs can escalate.   Is it possible to have a party that is not only cheap but also ethical?  Well, we've found a few tips that might help...

Use compostable plates and cups rather than disposable ones.

Make your own party invitiation, or use invitations that are made with recycled paper, or you could email your invitations.

Invest in some traditional cotton bunting to decorate your party.  This can be used to decorate your child's room throughout the year and can be moved to the party room on the day.  It will last forever and will save you money in the long run - less plastic 'Happy Birthday' banners to buy over the years!

You don't have to use plastic party bags.  These gorgeous cotton, pirate bags are very cute and your little one can keep them to store their 'pieces of eight'
after the party is over.

Balloons - as much as we love them, they are really not very good for the environment.  Many of these will end up in landfill where they will not decompose, they can also pose a real threat to wildlife.  You can now purchase biodegradable balloons made from FSC certified, Fair Trade rubber and at 1.99 for 10 they are no more expensive than your average balloons.
 
 
 
Remember - all of the products we recommend have been tested by us with the help of our children Lily and Thomas.  By shopping at Green Mums you can be assured of high quality green products for your little ones.
 
As always, if you have any feedback for us, or suggestions for new products - please do get in touch.
 
With best wishes
 

Nick and Tracy Dixon
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