We were selected to receive a Healthy Baby Home Party kit from Seventh Generation! Seventh Generation is a green cleaning and baby product company. They use plant-based formulas in their products in an effort to make them safer than common cleaning and baby products.
I let C help me open the package. Of course, she immeadiately found the food! In addition to Seventh Generation products like detergent and baby wipes, there were yogurt puffs and puree squeezes from Happy Family. C already knows all about yogurt puffs. Nothing has helped reinforced learning the words AND sign for "more/mais!" Now I have to work on "please/por favor."
Included in the package were enough samples for around fifteen people and a few full sized products. There were samples for Seventh Generation dish detergent, laundry detergent and skin boosting serum with prickly pear. Also Zarbee's seasonal allergy medication and coupons for Seventh Generation, Zarbee's and Happy Family products. Full sized products included Seventh Generation dish detergent and baby wipes and Happy Family yogurt puffs and two yogurt squeezes. There were envelopes to package the samples and coupons for guests and a booklet about Seventh Generation's mission to improve household safety via plant-based chemicals.
Part of Seventh Generation's motivation behind sending out the party kits is to encourage more parents to sign their petition to congress. From their website:
"Congress has the power to hold companies responsible for the safety of the ingredients they use. Tell them it's time to strengthen the Chemical Safety Improvement Act of 2013, and protect our families from harmful chemicals with suspected links to cancer, birth defects, asthmas and more."
If you would like to sign this petition, click here: Seventh Generation Healthy Baby. There is also a short video which explains their mission further.
Of course, another motivation for sending out the party kits is that the company hopes mamas will tell other mamas about their products. I wouldn't have signed up to host such a party for just any baby company. I do actually appreciate companies that are trying to do their part to take care of the environment - both inside and outside our homes. And the literature they sent me has been eye-opening.
Despite being a public health professional - I haven't really paid that much attention to cleaning products. (Environmental Health was not my favorite course.) We often buy what is cheapest, what I have a coupon for, what smells the best, without thinking that my baby is going to walk barefoot over this floor. She is probably going to pick things up off this floor and try to eat them too. It matters what chemicals we use or don't use to clean the floor.
The party will be in a few weeks. I'll be posting a few tips about reducing toxins in the household and pictures from our party.