Organic Beginnings Review & Giveaway

Organic Beginings agreed to be a part of our First Birthday Bash! and I am so glad they did. I had only seen their clothing online and was interested in what the real-life quality would be like. They are also doing a giveaway for my readers, and I saved it for last because it’s a pretty decent sized one. 🙂 Organic Beginings is a small mom designed and operated business that creates brightly colored organic clothing for little ones.
Using “primarily cotton, bamboo, wool, silk and flax (linen)” fabrics, all of their clothing holds the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certification.
LoveBug tested each of the items (and in these colors) below. Overall, I love the roominess of the clothing. It’s perfect for cloth diapers and should fit for quite a while. The fabric is much softer than non-organic cotton clothing, and it’s all holding up through many washes. I also haven’t had any problem with the colors bleeding or fading, and they look nicer in real life than on Organic Beginings website. Another great thing I’ve noticed is that the prices for the clothing items is really good, considering the usual cost of organic clothing. The main items (pants, onsies) are all $15.00 each! As well as clothing, Organic Beginings offers some organic blankets and burp cloths in beautiful prints.
The pants are cut with a roomy bottom area, so I don’t have to jiggle my baby into them to fit them over her bubble but. 🙂 I like that. I do find with the bright yellow color that it doesn’t match every shirt in the cupboard, but you could easily enough buy a matching t-shirt from Organic Beginings if you’re concerned with that. $15.00
The bodysuit is probably my favorite item in the bunch. It’s so hard to find good onsie-styled t-shirts that actually fit over cloth diapers, so I’m very pleased that this one does. It also isn’t cut too wide through the shoulders, which I often find to be problematic. Organic Beginings uses only nickle free snaps for the bottom, so it’s easy and safe to use! $15.00
Okay, I LOVE the “blueberry” color that they sent this kimono styled bodysuit to me in! It’s vibrant and beautiful at the same time…I need to show you a picture of LoveBug wearing it! The best thing about the kimono bodysuit is that you don’t have to put it over your child’s head. You just lay it on the floor, wrap it around the baby, and snap it up. The worst thing is that if your child is real wiggly and you aren’t exactly sure where each snap is, it’s very difficult to put on (I’m telling you from experience to not try to learn how to use this bodysuit while your kid is screaming and trying to run away). Just make sure you practice. $15.00

The knotted baby hat. At first when I opened the package, I wasn’t quite sure what to do with this tubular shaped thing that I thought might be a hat. Then I remembered what the photo looked like from their website, and tied a knot. 🙂 Amara’s not a big hat fan, so I wasn’t able to keep this on her for long. I think it’d be nice if it was a little bigger–then you could get it on your child easier and just roll up the bottom to adjust the fit if necesarry. Otherwise, I think it’d make a nice newborn hat. Help keep heat in without making them too hot. It’s also nice and soft, and of course, has a cute knot it in the top.   $10.00

Buy It!  Visit http://www.organicbeginings.com/ to snag some of their clothes. They just released a new *adorable* onesie that says “I am Organic”! And it’s only $10.00. Love it!
Win It! Organic Beginings is giving one of my readers 1 pair of pants, 1 bodysuit, 1 kimono styled bodysuit, and 1 knotted hat! Let me know what size and color you’d like each item in (you can mix and match). Visit their website to find sizing and color details. You must be a subscriber or follower of mine to win. You also must leave a valid email address and separate comment for each entry. Contest ends January 29th, 2010 at noon, EST.

Extra Entries:
* Sporting my regular button
* Sporting my V-Day button
* Emailing some friends with a link about this contest, CC me in: lifemoresimply @ yahoo.com
* Faving me on Technorati, Digging me, or otherwise voting me up somewhere
* Spread the word through a social network (like Facebook) with a link!
* Blog about this contest
* Tweet about this contest with a link (1x/day)
* Otherwise spreading the word–tell me how!
* Entering another First Birthday Bash! contest (limit one extra entry per contest).

This review is based on free product samples sent to me by the company. The opinions expressed are entirely mine.

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