Bamboo Baby Blankets - The perfect Organic Baby Gift!

Whenever there is a new baby in the family, it is a great source of joy and happiness. It is very normal for parents to celebrate the arrival of a baby through a baby shower party. It is a tradition that whoever graces the occasion has to present the newborn with gifts. Most times, the individuals attending the occasion of a baby shower have no clue about what to gift and what not to gift. One particular category of gifts, that is easy to select and also suitable for babies are organic baby gifts. Organic baby gifts are made from material that are suitable for a baby and won't affect the baby adversely.

One such organic baby gift are bamboo baby blankets. This type of organic blanket is popular mainly because of the enhanced softness and comfort it provides. It is made of the bamboo Kun, which is an anti bacterial agent naturally. Hence it provides the bamboo baby blankets with extra anti bacterial properties which are not available in any other blankets on the market. This type of organic blanket kills any type of bacteria that comes in contact with it and keeps away the pests. It mostly repels away the mold, allergens and many insects. This makes it both a healthy and comfortable option for any new baby.

Bamboo baby blankets are made of bamboo fiber which gives it's a unique property of breathability. This property makes it extremely soft and absorbent. This feature also helps the babies to feel warm during winters and cool during summers. Hence it is ideal to be used around the year. Due to the breathability, the blanket helps in absorbing any type of body odor and helps in sweat evaporation. This makes an excellent organic baby gift option as mothers will be happy to keep the baby comfortable, healthy and at the same time sweat free and odor free.

Bamboo is known to be the most naturally growing grass which doesn't need any external fertilizers or pesticides. It is also one of the fastest growing plants in the world. Bamboo also helps in reduction of toxic chemicals from air. These entire set of features make bamboo baby blankets a great choice for the baby.

Bamboo baby blankets come in various attractive colors so as to keep your baby happy. You can choose from a wide range of colors and various designs. These organic baby gifts will make both the mother and baby very happy.

Amanda Cummings is writing on behalf of Baby U R Precious. Baby U R Precious is a maker of organic baby gifts made with bamboo fabrics.

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NEW colors for our Hooded Toddler Towels!

Check out our NEW hooded toddler towels - we have a couple new colors!
Thank you to Helen Thompson Photography for making our product really stand out and shine! We appreciate your talent immensely!

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5 Quick and Easy Family Meal ideas

Healthy Chef Salad
Serves 4 to 6

1 head romaine lettuce (you can buy a prewashed bag to save even more time)
1 bag baby spinach
4 oz. chopped cooked ham
4 oz. chopped oven-roasted turkey meat
16 cherry tomatoes, pre-sliced in half
4 carrots, shredded or bite-size (you can buy pre-shredded to save time)
4 crowns broccoli, pre-cut into bite-size pieces
4 hard boiled eggs, pre-peeled and sliced (remove the yolks if your kids won't eat)
1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced (skip if your kids won't touch)
Balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing

Wash, then tear the lettuce and mix with spinach in a large bowl. Arrange ham, turkey, cherry tomatoes, carrots, broccoli, hard-boiled eggs and onion in rows on top of the lettuce. Serve with dressing on the side.

Picky-eater tip: Skip the lettuce and spinach, and present the rest as a dipping exercise -- kids get to choose the dip.

Sneaky Greens Pasta
Serves 4 to 6

1 jar pasta sauce of your choice
1/2 batch prepared spinach, finely chopped
1/2 lb. pre-browned ground turkey
1 lb. pre-cooked pasta (whole wheat if your kids will go for it)

Heat pasta sauce in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add spinach and turkey. Stir until heated through. Then stir in pasta and heat until warm. Serve.

Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry
Serves 4 to 6

2 Tbsp. soy sauce
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. sugar
2 tsp. cornstarch
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. cooking oil
1/2 head broccoli, pre-cut into bite-size pieces
1 onion, pre-sliced
2 cooked chicken breasts, pre-cut into strips
4 cups amount pre-cooked brown rice

Mix soy sauce, ground ginger, sugar, cornstarch and garlic; set aside. Heat cooking oil in large sauté pan, add broccoli and onion, and cook 2 minutes. Add chicken and cook 2 minutes. Add soy sauce mixture and cook an additional 3 minutes. Serve over warm brown rice.

Spinach and Ham Frittata
Serves 4 to 6

Vegetable cooking spray
6 eggs
1/2 cup skim milk
4 oz. low-fat cheddar cheese, shredded (you can buy pre-shredded to save time)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 1/2 cups prepared spinach
1/2 cup chopped cooked ham

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat 9-inch round baking pan with vegetable cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine eggs, milk, 2 oz. cheese, salt, and pepper. Blend in spinach and ham. Pour mixture into baking pan. Bake 20 minutes. Remove from oven, sprinkle with remaining 2 oz. cheese and let set 2 to 3 minutes. Slice into wedges. Serve with salad.

Erin & Lynda

Kids Meal Ideas

I found this cool site - that offers many ideas for kid food ideas to crafts. Check it out!!

Here is one example of the blog.....

Five Cool Snack Ideas for Kids
Got kids? Got kids that get bored, hungry and hot in the summertime? If you do have kids you know all of those things go together whether we want them to or not, right? Do you get tired of hearing, “but I don’t like THAT mom” or other complaints when you offer them a quick snack? Are you looking for some healthy, delicious, “cool” (as in refreshing AND neat) treats to satisfy kids of all ages? Then look no further! Here are five treats your kids will love and ask for over and over. Not only will your kids love them but so will you because they are easy to make, delicious and healthy. Who could ask for anything more?

Fruit Pizza:

Delicious and oh so easy to make; fruit pizza will please every person in your household and it will help get your kids (and hubby) to eat more fruit.

The ingredients:

• 1 pkg. refrigerated sugar cookie dough mix
• 1-8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
• 1/3 cup granulated sugar
• 4 cups assorted fruits, sliced (strawberries, bananas, oranges, blueberries, etc.), you can throw these together in a bowl if you wish.

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees Celsius). Roll cookie dough into a ball and place in the center of a pizza pan and spread evenly over pizza pan, into a 12 inch circle. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

Mix the sugar and cream cheese together and spread over the cookie crust. Top with the fruit and then sprinkle the lemon juice over the fruit (this helps to keep it from turning brown). Refrigerate. Slice into 12 pizza wedges and serve. Refrigerate any leftovers. This is also a great treat to serve at a birthday party. Kids and adults love it!

Fruit Juice Spritzer

Do your kids like soda, but you hate for them to have it all the time? One of my favorite beverages any time of the year is a fruit juice spritzer. It’s refreshing, cool and tasty. Plus it has the added benefit of fruit juice so you can count is as a fruit serving for the day! I prefer using 100% Juicy Juice, being that it’s, well, 100% all natural juice. But you can use any juice you prefer. You’re kids will love it and it’s a cool, easy to serve beverage made of ingredients you probably already have. It’s also healthier than letting them have a full glass of soda.

It’s so easy. All you do is pour about 1/2 a glass of juice in a cup over ice and fill the rest of the glass with 7UP or Sprite. Voila! You have a Fruit Juice Spritzer. It’s better than a full glass of soda and your kids get the fruit serving they need. You can vary the amounts of course; a little more juice or a little less, depending on your taste, but don’t defeat the purpose of cutting down on the soda.

For an added treat you could blend the juice with some ice in the blender and make “slushies.” Just fill the glass with the slushie mix and pour the soda over the icy juice.

Homemade Juice or Kool-Aid popsicles

One of my kid’s favorite treats growing up was homemade popsicles. They loved helping make them and of course eating them. Plus they are super easy to make and oh so handy when your kids need a quick snack to tide them over until dinner.


• Pitcher of Kool-Aid or other drink mix, prepared. You can also make juicy pops using your favorite fruit juice, but mix with water first, 5 parts water to 1 part juice.
• Freezer pop molds. If you don’t have them, just use ice cube trays.

Pour the prepared drink mix or Kool-Aid into freezer molds or ice cube trays and freeze. If you want to put a popsicle stick into the ice cubed pops, freeze slightly first, and then insert in the middle of the ice cube pop so it will stand up.

Voila! Easy, handy, yummy and cool! You’re kids will think you’re the best mom ever.

Ice Cream Float

Who doesn’t love ice cream? What better summertime treats than a delicious ice cream float? It’s so quick, easy and refreshing. Here’s a neat twist on the traditional float:

Using your choice of ice cream put two scoops in a dessert or tall glass. Break up your favorite candy bar into pieces and place in glass. Fill with your favorite soda, like root beer or cola.

Yogurt and Fruit Lollies

When I was a kid I loved having something I could grab and go outside with my friends. (Where have those days gone?) Better yet, I loved having a treat I could share with my friends. These yummy yogurt and fruit lollies are the perfect summertime treat. They are cool, refreshing, healthy and easy to take on the go.

What you need:

• Popsicle molds with sticks, preferably the flat molds
• A container of flavored yogurt, preferably a fruit flavor
• Sliced fruit

How you make it:

Fill the molds with the yogurt, insert stick and place fruit on the top. Freeze. Place mold in warm water to remove the lolly when ready to eat.

Healthy, delicious, and handy all wrapped up into one! Every mother’s dream and every kid’s treat. Making kids happy and keeping them healthy doesn’t have to be a huge chore, nor does it have to taste bad. Using these simple ideas will serve both purposes, quick, easily and efficiently. Your kids will thank you for it.

Erin & Lynda

Thank you!

We wanted to say THANK YOU to all who support and encourage us daily! We would not have this business without you and we appreciate you! BURP will continue to grow and introduce more product in the next several months - please keep spreading the BURP word and thank you for remembering us for all your Baby Shower needs!
Erin & Lynda

The Power of a Dream!

Hello Fellow Bloggers -
I wanted to do a SHOUT OUT to one of our fellow "BURPER's" who has been a loyal and encouraging support from the beginning! Please read this encouraging article by Monica Peace!

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Help for disciplining spirited children -

Help For Disciplining Spirited Children - Disciplining Defiant Children

By: Julian Anthony

Many spirited children are just trying to find out how far the leash will stretch. This is why when disciplining defiant children we need to apply a lot of thought and preparation.The one main thing to remember is to never discipline a child when you are angry.

This is a cardinal rule. Spirited children are actually great little people once they learn how to control their emotions. Really discipline without punishments are great for this.

If your child will not listen even to your consequences then you probably have what is now known as a Spirited Child. These little youngsters are very impatient and difficult to keep in line. This article will offer some helpful guidelines to discipline spirited children.

When it comes to spirited children it is best to take the quiet, guiding approach. It is in your best interest to place yourself on the same side as them. They are going to be more apt to listen to you if you keep things simple and fun if at all possible. Everything must be interesting to them or they tend to lash out, lose focus or both. In most cases both.

Simple is important when it comes to discipline for defiant children. Keeping rules down to a minimum helps them to remember. It is best to keep your rules to these three major universal guidelines.

1. Try to Keep safety in mind. There should never be any hitting, slapping, punching, kicking, or really no hurting of any one else for any reason.  Set up a consequence for the misbehavior and have them all at the ready. This way there can be no excuses and it can be maintained with consistency. No leniency ever. It must be understood that if they choose to act out this way then this consequence immediately follows.

2. Mutual respect of other people. This means their space and their things. You do not take without asking and you do not touch or scream in someone face for any reason. This is just a common principle that all human beings need to learn and most learn it right away. So its important to treat others as you would have them treat you. That is easy enough to follow.

3. No Talking Back or disrespecting your supervisors. This last one gets even more difficult the older they get. These are only the ones that were The Golden Three in our house growing up. But you can look into other recommendations. They pretty much mention similar strategies for the spirited children.

Maintain and try to keep reasonable expectations and a large amount of patience on hand. You are always going to be in need of patience. Spirited children are very active and need lots of attention and guidance in order to maintain their emotions.

Disciplining defiant children needs to be simple and flexible in order to fit their individual needs. Keeping in mind that they are only able to handle so much as their emotional maturity will allow. They often get frustrated a lot easier and have overall less control over that frustration. Around the age of four or five they get a lot stronger.

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End of Summer Special -

BURP is having an end of the summer SALE on our lemon zest bamboo baby blankets! These are normally $34.95 and they are on sale for $26.95!!! This lemon color is full of life - bright, sunny and cheery! This special will end this Friday! Shop online now -
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Blanket Blow-out has been extended!

Our fabulous Bamboo baby blankets special has been continued through the weekend! This has been so successful so please place your order before we run out of the 3 colors! Don't forget to stop by our booth tomorrow at the Dana Point Farmers Market! We will be there from 9am to 1pm.
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Last Chance for Bamboo Baby Blanket special!

Our Bamboo Baby Blankets special of $28.95 (Lemon Zest, Icy Blue, Luscious Lime) will expire this thursday at noon! Shop now for the that special mommy in your life!

You can also come and visit us at the Farmers Market in Dana Point this Saturday from 9 -1pm! Thank you to all who came last month - it really is a fabulous venue. Great weather, lots of fresh produce and

Erin & Lynda

Blanket BLOW-OUT!

We have a killer special on our organic bamboo baby blankets! Our special is $28.95 for 3 color choices: Icy Blue, Lemon Zest and Luscious Lime. Check out our online boutique

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Starting Solid Foods...

It's a special time in every couple's life when their baby takes their first bite of solid-food. Experts agree that the best time to introduce your baby to solid-food should be between four to six months old. When you do begin giving your child solid-food it should be as a supplement to baby food or breast milk.

Pay attention because your baby will let you know when he or she is ready for solid-food. Signs to watch for are, if they can sit up, hold their head up or show an interest in what others are eating.

It's important to start the solid-food process with meals that are considered stage on foods. These include such things as pureed fruits and vegetables. Try giving your baby one fruit and vegetable at a time. Don't combine flavors right away.

Most parents have luck with introducing their baby's to solid food with apples, pears, carrots, bananas and squash. All you have to do is buy a food processor or blender and puree them. It's quick and easy.

When you're first starting to make the transition to solid food, try giving it to them as a treat. Just put some on your finger or a soft spoon and let them suck it off.

Your baby may or may not be eager to try the food. If he or she doesn't seem interested don't force it. They will eat solid food when they are ready.

If your child is receptive to solid foods limit them to only one or two spoonfuls. Let them get a taste of the food but continue to use breast milk or formula as their main source of nutrition. Gradually increase the amount of solid food they ingest and phase out the breast milk and/or formula.

The change to solid foods is a big step for a baby so, do it slowly and methodically. All babies grow and change at different levels so let your baby decide when they are ready for that big step.

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BURP Model....Addison

Addison is modeling our organic bamboo velour hooded towel! This towel is perfect for the bath, pool or beach. We offer both a baby bamboo hooded towel along with a toddler bamboo hooded towel. The age range is from newborn to 5 years. This is a great gift to give at a shower, hospital or just because! Every mom will love the ease of bathtime - these are super convenient and absorbent. They are actually 3 x more absorbent that terry cloth and organic cotton!

Right now we have a summer special on our baby hooded towels - $39.99 check out our online boutique for colors -
Make sure you "like it" for each of our product categories on our website - this is a NEW thing we added and we hope you "like it"!!!

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