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Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Baby - The Organic Guide to Baby's First 24 Months: Review and Giveaway!

I am so excited to tell you about the book that arrived on my doorstep this week!  HappyBaby: The Organic Guide to Baby's First 24 Months. A book after my own heart!  This book was written by the founders of HAPPY BABY, Robert W. Sears, M.D., FAAP, and Amy Marlow, MPH, RD, CDN.  The book is deliciously thick (399 pages!), yet easy-to-navigate.




The book is broken up into logical sections which hold several chapters each:
Part One: The Happy (and Green!) Family (How to be a Green Family and Taking Care of Mama)
Part Two: The Happy (and Well-Fed! Baby) (Breastmilk & Bottle Feeding, Eating for Two, Solid Food, Healthy Foods, Mealtime Challenges and Practical Solutions)
Part Three: The Green and Happy Home (Green Products for Baby, How to Make a Green Home for Baby)
Part Four: Check, Please: A Checklist for Baby and Toddler Wellness

Pretty awesome, right? I love that it covers such a wide range of ages, because as you know, babies change so much, just day-to-day and it's hard to keep up with what's-what sometimes!



One of my favorite parts was the chart that detailed different types of food and their vitamin contents!  What a great resource!

Want to hear some exciting news??  

Happy Baby is offering YOU the chance to win a free copy of Happy Baby- The Organic Guide to Baby's First 24 Months!  In addition to the book, the winner will also receive Product Coupons, Happy Baby Recipes, The Happy Baby Nutrition Guide, and Happy Baby FAQ

One winner will be chosen randomly by using random.org.

How to Enter:

Mandatory Entry #1- Leave a comment on this blog post telling us why you would like this book. Be sure to include your email address.

Optional Entries:
#2 Become a fan of Baby in the Kitchen on facebook. Leave a comment on THIS BLOG POST telling me you did.

#3 Become a fan of Happy Baby on facebook. Leave a comment on THIS BLOG POST telling me you did.

This contest will run from Monday, February 14 at 8pm, until Monday, February 21 at 8pm. Winner will be emailed.  This contest is open to US residents.

50 comments:

Shannon said...

I would love this book since I have a son who is a year and eats mainly organic foods. I am also a fan of Happy Baby on FB. Ducklingg10@yahoo.com

Andrea said...

This book looks great! I'd love to win it!!

Sarah J said...

I am on this constant mission to educate myself on the ever-evolving nutrition needs of my daughter. I want to share with her and my family the importance of organic, whole foods. And ultimately, my wish is by doing this, I will help my daughter create a healthy relationship with food and hopefully she will be able to share what she learns with her family years and years from now. I trust Happy Baby and would love to see what ideas they have to share to help me on this ambitious mission. Thanks!!

Cathy Griffin said...

Hi! I'm Cathy, a new mom and loving the "green" way to feed my baby! Breastfeeding is the best all the way around and I am about to start weening her and want to start feeding her the best "organic" way. I have "liked" The Baby in the Kitchen page on FB and "liked" Happy Baby on FB as well!!! Both are awesome pages and I would love to win a copy of The Organic Guide to Baby's First 24 Months!!!! My email is cathycat_21@yahoo.com !! Hey you can "like" me back on Facebook .. lol

Megan said...

What an awesome giveaway! We are some happy baby lovers in this family!

Megan said...

In addition, I have liked happy baby on Facebook :)

Sarah said...

Hi. I'd love to get the book. I like'ed your facebook page and like the Happy Baby facebook page. Here's my comment to be entered in the book contest. my email is sarah_upbin@colpal.com

Thanks,
Sarah

Carrie said...

I would love this book because I have a 7 mo old and 2.8 yo, both whom are picky eaters. I try and make healthy meals and baby food and need all the help I can get. I absolutely love the happy family products. Thanks!
cchall16@gmail.com

Carrie said...

Fan of happy baby on fb! :)
cchall16@gmail.com

Carrie said...

Fan of baby in the kitchen on fb! :)
cchall16@gmail.com

Engineering said...

We spend a lot of time and effort trying to feed our baby the healthiest of foods - so any help we can get in making those decisions is wonderful.

nlroth@engin.umich.edu

Angelique said...

Yay! I want to win so that I can read it while I am in the hospital waiting to have a happy baby :)

mrsbuckley [at] mac [dot] com

Angelique said...

Also - OF COURSE I am a fan of Baby in the Kitchen on Facebook!

mrsbuckley [at] mac [dot] com

Angelique said...

And now I like Happy Family on FB too! :)

mrsbuckley [at] mac [dot] com

Nikki Schoeny said...

Oh, I would absolutely love this book! I am posting on your blog and I am a fan of both pages. There is nothing more than I find satisfaction in then educating people about the importance of organic food, so this book would be a fantastic resource for me! :) Thank you!!

Elena said...

This is so amazing because my son is 6 months old and I have been testing out how well I can make my own organic puree baby foods... ha ha ha! Lest just say the first few times didn't go to well! Ha ha ha and I found out that this is one of the best books to get! I have been wanting it for a while and trying to save for it hopefully I can get one soon!

Mrs.elenalyons@gmail.com

Mama Mer said...

I would LOVE this book! I am a new Mom of a beginning solid eater, and I have been making all of his food using only organic produce! I love the Happy Baby stuff. I have been a "fan" of Baby in the Kitchen on Facebook forever!! <3

Jenn Coy said...

I would love a copy of the book! I'm a fan of both HappyFamily and Baby in the Kitchen on FB!

jenn.e.coy@gmail.com
http://weekendmom.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE to win this book! My son is 1 month old and ever since I became pregnant with him, I've been on a mission to improve the health and well being of my family. I'd love to have a good resource for getting him off on the right foot with solid foods and use that to continue a lifetime of healthy choices.

Also, I LOVE your blog.
~Elizabeth, Jerzchick1214@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I "like"d Baby in the Kitchen on Facebook.

~Elizabeth, Jerzchick1214@aol.com

headbandlady said...

I have 2 new grandsons, and will be watching them 2 X each way...what a great healthy way to get them eating right....Sue @ headbandlady@yahoo.com

Jamie said...

I'm still breastfeeding but I want to be prepared for her next steps in nutrition. She was born with a congenital heart defect and it is very important to give her the best start in life that I can through nutrition! She's one of the happiest babies on the planet =) I also like Baby in the kitchen and Happy baby on Facebook

Brianne said...

I am always looking for healthy recipes and ways to boost my kids nutrition. I am also a baby planner and am always helping moms with getting their kids to eat healthy! I think this book would be a great read!

Amanda said...

My youngest is just starting solids and I have recently started learning more about eating organically. I would love to have this book!
mandylou23@hotmail.com

Amanda said...

I liked HappyBaby on FB
mandylou23@hotmail.com

Amanda said...

I liked your site on FB
mandylou23@hotmail.com

William's Mommy said...

I LOVE HAPPY BABY and BABY IN THE KITCHEN!! My one year old is super picky!! I love reading more about organic nutrition for him!! Talleyprn@yahoo.com

William's Mommy said...

I love HappyBaby and Babin in the Kitchen! As a pediatric nurse, I love reading and knowing more about nutrition for my son and other children!! talleyprn@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this book for my daughter who is due the beginning of April. She is planning on making all her baby food organic. Lcheinicke@yahoo.com

Diane Y said...

I am really excited about this book. I am expecting my seventh child in August and am always striving to learn how to raise the healthiest children possible.
homemaker71@hotmail.com

Ngelica said...

I am a new mom with a baby ready to transition from milk to first foods. I want to make the best decisions I can to give my baby a very healthy start.

meera said...

I have two picky eaters and need some help!

Laura said...

I would love this book! My daughter is 7 month old. I am trying to make a lot of her baby food using organic food. Being a new mom, it can be quite overwhelming. This book could give me a lot of ideas. I would also like my house to be more "green." for my little one.

Laura said...

I like your page on facebook.

Laura said...

I like happy baby on facebook.

kwimsatt said...

It must be fate that I have come across your website as our almost 2 yo is really struggling with food issues. Or is it us that is struggling? My husband and I are always on a constant journey of self-improvement (isn't everyone??) and eating an organic diet has been routine for a number of years (when we can afford it). However, our son is not cooperating with this and is eating a lot of healthy "junk", which is stressing me out to the MAX. I would love to have this book to reference to help problem solve some of these issues while offering support and other food suggestions. Thank you for posting this! bluefrogdesign@hotmail.com

kwimsatt said...

I have "liked" The Baby in the Kitchen page on FB and "liked" Happy Baby on FB as well!!!

susanlanai said...

Being a new mama I need all the help I can get to make sure I'm giving my little one all the right things!

susanlanai said...

I'm a fan of Happy Baby on facebook.

blank said...

I "like" Baby in the kitchen and happy baby in facebook!

Lisa C said...

I would like this book because I have 2 daughters, and this book seems like what I need right now.

Lisa C said...

I like Happy Baby on FB!

Lisa said...

I am a fan of Baby in the Kitchen on FB!!
liguero76@gmail.com

Lindsay said...

I'd love to give this as a gift to my best friend that just had her first baby!

Carolyn said...

Would love this book for my daughter -in-law who has twin boys 13 months old.. and for grandma too. fan of baby in kitchen on FB
lcharvey

Jamie said...

I'd love to get this book! I'm currently introducing my daughter to solids, and feel clueless sometimes! Judging from the review you gave, this book could really provide some guidance and give some tips to help me navigate through this all! Trixie1083@hotmail.com

Carolyn said...

left a comment but also likes happy baby on FB.. will continue to watch for great ideas and deals
Carolyn

Stephanie G. said...

No time like the present to start making at organic baby food at home! This book sounds like just the resource I need to push me in the right direction!!!

stephaniegidney@yahoo.com

Stephanie G. said...

Already a BIG fan of Baby in the Kitchen!

stephaniegidney@yahoo.com

Stephanie G. said...

So happy to now be a fan of Happy Baby!

stephaniegidney@yahoo.com

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