Announcing Itsabelly’s 2011 Seal of Excellence Baby Product Winners – Just in Time for Holiday Shopping!

We’re excited to announce our Itsabelly 2011 Seal of Excellence Winners which is a list you don’t want to miss especially if you’re doing your holiday shopping for anyone pregnant or anyone who has just become a newbie parent! Because Itsabelly’s mission is to keep babies safe from toxins and protect our planet this list consists of vetted items mostly in the non-toxic/green baby product category with some items great for multiples. Our list is not in any particular order and is not sponsored by any of the companies mentioned. We hope you enjoy reviewing our list as much as we enjoyed evaluating and choosing each item!

If you’re a company interested in having us review your product for 2012′s Itsabelly Seal of Excellence consideration please email us at info@itsabelly.com with your contact info, a description and why you think your product should be a winner by October 1, 2012. Please note we prefer products that are non-toxic and/or green or if it’s a child safety/child proofing related item. Feel free to also share your comments about any of the products on our list especially if you’ve used them.

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Bumbleride Indie Twin Natural Edition Stroller & Carrycot Option with Non-PVC Rain Shield

Love it because:

  • Exterior fabric is made using 50% recycled material. Seating surfaces made using 50% bamboo fiber for temperature regulation and moisture absorption.
  • It has an optional non-PVC rain shield protects baby from the elements so you can run those necessary errands.
  • Indie Twin’s rear wheel suspension and 12″ air-inflated tires, keep you rolling over any type of terrain.
  • Has optional carrycot system utilizing an easy-clip latching system, they can be installed and removed quickly and easily.
  • The carrycot features an extendable canopy, ergonomic mattress pad and a zip-on cover. The carrycot is also equipped with carrying handles.

Orbit Baby Double Helix Stroller

Love it because:

  • Face-to-face: As the only premium double stroller with front-and-back seats, Double Helix™ makes strolling-time sibling-time too
  • Live life in 360°: Dual SmartHub® rings rotate to face any situation, and allow your child to pop into the double seat by herself
  • Family flexible: Flexes to fit – whether you have two kids on the go, or just one kid for the day, Helix flexes to fit your changing family life
  • Safe for your kids, good for our planet: Orbit Baby keeps your family healthy with the world’s first strollers and car seats using fabrics eco-certified safe by Oeko-Tex®

The Complete Sheet (Skip Hop’s solution to Safe Crib Bumpers)

Love it because:

  • It’s a safety winner in our book because it’s a bumper-free, 4-pc bedding set and features Skip Hop’s patent-pending Complete Sheet™. This “engineered” sheet offers bold graphics around the sides of the mattress with a contrasting pattern on top of the sheet. Also included is our Airflow wearable blanket, linen crib skirt and the softest nursery blanket.

The GoCrib

Love it because:

  • Strong and Durable – The GoCrib’s Rigid Inflation Technology and wide base create an inflatable structure that is incredibly sturdy and stable.
  • Baby-Friendly Design – The GoCrib’s rounded structure is soft and safe. Its curved sidewalls eliminate hard edges and corners to prevent unintended bonks and bumps, and has no hinges, large metal parts, or pinch-points.
  • It’s made of high-quality phthalate Free, lead Free, and AZO Dye-free non-toxic materials. Also, the breathable ClearView Mesh sides allows for full airflow and an unobstructed view of your child, even when the side is zipped up.
  • Light and Portable – The GoCrib gives you freedom. Since it has no large metal or plastic components, it is super lightweight and incredibly compact, it comes in its own backpack, so it’s amazingly easy to take with you. Anywhere you go.

gDiapers Biodegradable/Disposable Diaper

Love it because:

  • gRefills are certified 100% biodegradable. They’re the only disposable diaper that truly goes back to the earth. gRefills are an absorbent diaper insert that tucks inside little gPants diaper covers.
  • Biodegradable gRefills are plastic-free and have no elemental chlorine, no perfumes, no smell, no garbage, and no guilt.

GroVia Curious About Cloth Kit

Love it because:

  • The kit is a simple and cost effective way to introduce you to the wonderful world of modern cloth diapers. This kit also includes an easy disposable option for diapering on the go.
  • The GroVia® Bio Soaker® is a perfect solution for cloth diapering on the go. Use when on vacation, at day care, or running errands. Use: Simply lay/spread your BioSoaker® in your GroVia® Shell or favorite diaper cover and fasten on baby. Use sticky tabs to adhere to cotton underwear as trainers!
  • Fragrance & Dye Free
  • Plastic & Chlorine Free
  • Stay Dry Soaker Pads are designed to be extra absorbent and quick drying for total comfort against your baby’s skin. Made with a TPU outer, four layers of hemp/cotton blend topped with cozy micro fleece, and ultra soft leg gussets. 2 per pack.
  • Choose from Boy (Planes/Vanilla), Girl (Mod Flower/Vanilla), Unisex (Nature/Vanilla).

All Kits Contain:

  • 1 Cloth Shell
  • 1 Cloth Shell
  • 2 Stay Dry Soaker Pads
  • 20 BioSoaker® Pads
  • 1 Wetbag

Earth Mama Angel Baby – Mama’s Pregnancy Essentials Kit

Love it because:

  • Safe for pregnancy, with no toxins ever.
  • Mama’s Pregnancy Essentials Bundle contains naturally indispensable soothers to ease pregnancy’s common discomforts, from worried head to tired toes, and everything in between.
  • Happy Mama Hand to Toe Wash (5.3 fl. Oz.) is USDA Certified Made With Organic Ingredients and a queasy-busting companion to naturally uplifting
  • Happy Mama Spray (4 fl. Oz.). USDA Certified 100% Organic and Certified Kosher
  • Mama-To-Be Tea Sampler has delicious, effective herbal teas for nausea, heartburn, pregnancy relaxation and labor preparation. Luxurious
  • Natural Stretch Oil (4 fl. Oz.)
  • Earth Mama Body Butter (4 fl. Oz.) help deter stretch marks and relieve the itch of expanding bellies, breasts and hips with heavenly herbal blends that won’t aggravate morning sickness.
  • Mint Herbal Lip Balm keeps lips kissably soft.
  • Retail Value $71.70, buy the Bundle for just $57.36!

NoseFrida Snotsucker

Love it because:

  • it’s made of non-allergenic, latex-free, BPA-free, and phthalate-free polypropylene. It is manufactured in environmentally-conscious Sweden.
  • It’s doctor invented & recommended.
  • It’s 100% hygienic due to the included filters (4).
  • It’s fabulously reviewed (Rachel Ray, Parenting, & more).
  • It’s a nasal aspirator that ACTUALLY WORKS!

Rhoost Blind Cord Winder

Love it because:

  • Love how this new style of blind cord safety device achieves a balance between safety and simplicity.
  • It looks a lot more like a blind accessory than a safety product – but don’t be mistaken, dangling cords will be a thing of the past. The best part is that for really long cords, you can simply use multiple devices together to get the job done.
  • Made of non-toxic materials.

Kidco Pea Pod

Love it because:

  • It’s the travel bed that does it all for the on-the-go parent!
  • This smaller, 2-hoop design is great for outdoors because of its UV protection and wind screens.
  • Zippered panel allows parents quick and easy access to baby from virtually any angle.  The slick, easy to fold design makes it ideal for storage and use anytime.

Grapple Toy

Love it because:

  • The Grapple™ suctions to any smooth surface and keeps your baby’s favorite toys always within reach and off the floor. It’s innovative, patented design makes it safe, easy to use and easy to clean.
  • The Grapple™ has been evaluated by an independent safety lab and meets the safety standards of the CPSIA and ASTM.

Boon Naked (Two Position Collapsible Baby Bathtub)

Love it because:

  • Provides two support positions for stages newborn to toddler
  • Collapsible design and hook make storing easy
  • Recline position cradles newborn, which helps keep their head above water
  • Slim profile for easy storage
  • BpA-free, Phthalate-free and PVC-free
  • Ages: Birth to 18 months

Sleepy Wrap aka as The Boba Wrap

Love it because:

  • The Boba Baby Wrap is the perfect wrap style carrier – with its unique fabric blend and the no-guesswork tying, the Boba Wrap is a great choice for beginners and advanced babywearers alike.
  • The simple design, free of buckles, straps or buttons makes it perfectly comfortable for both you and your baby.
  • By evenly distributing the weight of your child, there is no time limit to how long your baby can stay in the wrap, so you may calm and sooth your baby with your warmth, your voice, your movement and your heart beat as long as you are both content!

Hot Mama Organic Birthing Gown

Love it because:

  • 100% Organic Cotton dyed using only 100% natural or low-impact dyes
  • Hospital / Birthing Center friendly with short sleeves and a full coverage snap-open back
  • Two ribbon-tied panels allow for quick and easy access for discreet nursing

San Diego Bebe Twin Eco Nursing Pillow

Love it because:

  • Designed GREEN for a new generation of eco-minded mothers and their babies.
  • Deluxe Privacy Pillow just for Twins offering Support, Comfort and Discretion… for both mom and twins, anytime – anywhere!
  • Made of baby-safe, patented eco-fiber that is hypo-allergenic, non-toxic, non-flammable (no fire-retardant chemical additives), and is recyclable, odor-free, glue-free, foam-free, lead-free and Phthalate-free.
  • Available in super-soft plush fabrics in a variety of chic colors.

Guavamitts

Love it because:

  • Designed to work, our mitts feature a two-part signature closure system that keeps scratches and germs at bay while adjusting to fit as baby grows.
  • Research has shown that high-contrast graphics promote infant brain & eye development.  With hand discovery occurring between 1 and 3 months of age, guavamitts engage baby’s senses by keeping bold (and reversible!)  patterns within easy view.
  • Our bamboo/organic cotton blend is selected for protective breathability, antimicrobial properties and environmental sustainability.

Oh Plah! Dual Purpose Teething Bracelet

Love it because:

  • instead of handing your baby a set of pointy metal keys or a germ-covered cell phone when they’re restless or cranky, you can give them an alluring Oh Plah!  bracelet.  Babies are fascinated by the colorful, flexible bracelet and moms feel better knowing the bracelet is safe for their babies to chew.
  • Oh Plah!  was designed with baby’s utmost safety in mind, as it is 100% free from paints, lead, latex, PVC, BPA’s and phthalates and it’s made in the USA using environmentally-friendly practices.
  • it’s a fashionable yet functional product that makes a busy mom’s life a little easier and helps her look and feel stylish and feminine too!