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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Little One Has a New Addiction

Updated:  The winner is BabeeLove - Please e-mail me your contact info so that I can pass it along to EcoMom!  You are going to love this stuff!!!

A Review and Giveaway...from my new favorite online store -
The little one and the concept of eating have had a long history.   He was around 5 1/2 weeks early and was as hard-headed as ever.  He knew that he was “overly punctual” and he had no intention of having to do any hard work before his original due date.  So, he stayed in Le Hotel NICU and refused to eat.  Cute as a bug, but stubborn as his mummy.  
Yea, fun times.
Fast forward to now.  He is a bottomless pit.  We are talking NO portion control. He loves food.  Eggplant, spinach, sweet potatoes, fish, black olives, feta cheese, avocados, squash, etc...  Wonderful foods - but, not the easiest to pack for travel.  As you all know, we are a traveling bunch.  We travel for work, to see family, and just for fun.  When traveling, we either go grocery shopping on the road or take pre-packaged baby food.  I always try to get organic food packaged in BPA free packaging.  I figure he’s going to be exposed to enough junk, I might as well try and keep his food choices clean as long as I can.  I’m always trying new things that I find at the grocery store wherever we are, but sometimes I get so frustrated when there aren’t any good options.  
Now, thanks to Eco-friendly Baby Products from EcoMom, my frustration is long gone.
EcoMom sells lots of fun, cool stuff.  Like this really awesome pirate ship that I think my son needs.  Or, this fabulous wood tea set that happens to be screaming the name of my niece.  I'm such a sucker for wood toys - and EcoMom has tons of them!
But, what I really love is that they sell different types of organic baby food and they will ship it to you.  
Did you hear that?  Yep, It was the hallelujah chorus. We’re that happy about this shipping idea. 
Due to that wonderful news, I will not have to search for an organic grocery store and then be sad when the city that I am staying in does not have one.  Instead, I will order from EcoMom and keep a stash at home, or have it shipped to wherever we are going.  Or, even order and have shipped to Camp Mimi when the little one eats all of their food. My point is - the food will now come to us, ready for travel in a moment’s notice. I know you are all wondering -  does this organic baby food even taste good?  Well, to answer that question, I went to the little one...and he was happy to be the guinea pig.  The super friendly people over at EcoMom sent us foods from both Revolution Foods and Plum Organics to try.  One word to describe all of the foods: de-lish! The little one liked all of them, but I think one of his favorites was the Blueberry, Pear and Purple Carrot from Plum Organics.  (He cried when this one was empty) 
On top of being de-lish, they are super good for the little one! 100% organic fruit and veggies, packaged in child safe, recyclable packaging. (no sharp edges)  The pouches that they come in are cool - they have screw top lids that you can reseal and place in the fridge for later. They also sell little spoons that you can screw on the pouch for super easy feeding.  But, my little one had a different idea.
I tried to take it away so that I could put it in a bowl and feed it to him in a respectable way.  He did not like that idea.  So, he ate it his way.  It was great, clean entertainment for the rest of us watching him eat.

He was just too cute sitting there eating his little Jammy Sammy like a big kid.  For those of you who did not click that link, a Jammy Sammy is a snackable, packable sandwich bar. 100% Whole grains, organic fruit spread, no trans fats, high fructose corn syrup or artificial ingredients.  Just pure yummyness.  And adorableness
This was the first time that I gave him something big to eat without me cutting it into minuscule pieces first.  I was a little worried at first, but he did a great job.  The Jammy Sammy is very soft, so it was easy for him to bite and chomp with his gums. (it also tastes quite yummy - I'm going to have to keep these hidden from my husband)  I'm going to buy more of these just so that I can watch him eat them...  In fact, I think that all Mummy's should buy these just to watch your child eat them.  Seriously, I'm not sure there is anything cuter than a little wee one eating a Jammy Sammy. 
The, it was time to go out on the boat with Nana, Papa Tom, Uncle C, Mimi, Papa Joe, and his pouches of baby food.  Once the little one met these pouches of food, he was addicted and he wouldn't let go.

He is a fan of both the food and the packaging.  I'm a fan of the organic ingredients, the fun, simple packaging and the fact that EcoMom will ship all of it to me.
What other baby food packaging turns into a BPA-free toy once you eat the food?
When we got home from the boat, he was still playing with it.  I rinsed out the pouches and they are now with his other toys.  He's a cute yet strange kiddo.  It's a cute yet strange addiction.  
But I am his cute yet strange Mummy, so I guess peaches don't fall far from the tree.
I have a feeling that these foods will become a staple in our home. Fiddlesticks, Jammy Sammys, Mashups - all coming soon to a home near me!  I’m thinking about getting an EcoPass - it provides a 15% discount as well as FREE shipping for any purchase over $75. And, right now you will receive a free $50 gift card when you purchase the EcoPass!  I'm not sure how long this special will be going on, so click on over and get it now! 
Guess what? One of you lucky little ducks is going to win $20 worth of these foods so that your little ones can get addicted as well!  
To enter: 
  • Go look over the EcoMom website and come back here and leave a comment telling me what you like about their company or tell me which foods you would like to try. Don't forget to leave your e-mail address.  This entry must be completed before you complete any additional entries.
To get additional entries:
  • Follow this blog via Google Friends ( 1 entry)
  • Follow me on Twitter (1 entry)
  • Grab my button and put it on your blog (2 entries - leave 2 comments)
  • Tweet this: {#Win Revolution Foods or Plum Organic baby foods from @EcoMomCEO - @puddleduckbunch #giveaway ends June 20, 2010 } (1 entry per tweet - you can do this once per day - leave a comment each day that you tweet it!)
  • Become a fan of EcoMom on facebook and tell her that Puddleduck Bunch sent you (2 entries)
  • Follow EcoMom on Twitter and tell her that @puddleduckbunch sent you (2 entries)
  • Join the EcoMom Newsletter (2 entries)
Make sure that you leave a comment for each entry and don't forget your email address.  If you don't leave you email address, I won't have any way to contact you if you win!
This contest is open until June 20, 2010.  A winner will be chosen soon after through 
Can’t wait until then to try some foods?  
Go ahead and order some now - use this nifty little code SB004044 to save 15% off your first order!! 
This code is good through June 30, 2010

For my inquisitive readers :
Although EcoMom did give us products to try, 
we were not compensated for trying or reviewing these products.  
The opinions and aforementioned addictions are our own.


  1. I'd love to try their Fiddlesticks and Jammy Sammies
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