Christine Koh

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Bum Boosa Bamboo Baby Products

bumboosa.jpgIf you’re looking for ways to improve the eco-friendliness of your diapering routine, consider the bamboo baby wipes and diaper rash ointment by locally operated Bum Boosa. Today, Jules and Evadne share a joint review of these products. Read on for their reviews, as well as to learn how to be one of three winners to receive a Bum Boosa gift basket (entry closes at midnight, October 23):

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From Jules:

Bum Boosa natural baby wipes are terrific for eco-minded parents; they're 100% biodegradable, flushable, and are made from bamboo, a sustainable natural resource. The wipes are super soft; softer than the brand name wipes I was using prior to Bum Boosa. And I love the silky texture of the diaper rash ointment, which is composed of finely ground bamboo powder, zinc oxide, vitamin E (oil that we use in our home for its healing properties), and other essential oils. The cream is really thick and I have been using it more as a protective agent on my babies. (Admittedly, I also recently used a little bit as hand cream and it worked great!)

In addition to providing environmentally conscious products, Bum Boosa plants a tree for every wipes package purchase. We should all strive to do our part so well!”

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From Evadne:

“Although I have noticed the rise in bamboo products on the market (everything from sunglasses to furniture to kitchen utensils), I must confess that I never knew what the big deal was. Then I tried Bum Boosa baby wipes.

Bum Boosa baby wipes are made with 100% bamboo pulp, organic aloe vera, and pure essential oils of lavender and sweet orange. The pleasant-smelling oils provide antiseptic and anti-inflammatory benefits, and the bamboo fibers make the wipes especially soft and moist (though I found them a tad on the thin side and also wish they were sized bigger). I’m impressed by how gentle these wipes are on my little ones' bottoms and how gentle they are on the earth.

Not only are Bum Boosa baby wipes biodegradeable (read: flushable!) but, because they use bamboo instead of the industry standard of tree pulp, cotton, or synthetic material, they save trees and water in their production. In fact, bamboo seems uniquely designed for production and harvesting. The plant is regenerative (doesn't need to be replanted), sustainable (grows at least a yard a day), has naturally occurring anti-microbial properties (so crops don't need fertilizer, chemicals, insecticides, or fungicides), and can flourish on rainwater alone (no irrigation required). Bamboo even has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that inspired Bum Boosa to launch their latest product - a diaper rash ointment made with bamboo powder (love the fine texture and the smell)!

Last but not least, with each purchase of bamboo wipes, Bum Boosa ensures that a tree is planted through its partnership with Trees for the Future. Isn't it heartening to know that you can still do some good for the environment, even if you have two little ones in diapers (like me)? I guess that is a pretty big deal.”

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THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED
Congrats to winners Felicia, Amanda, & Sierra!
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Now, want to be one of three winners to receive a Bum Boosa gift basket? Here's how:

  • Visit the Bum Boosa store locator page, then email contests@bostonmamas.com (with ‘Bum Boosa’ in the subject), and name a store where you can purchase Bum Boosa products (other than their online shop).

  • One entry permitted per person; US residents welcome to enter.

  • Entry period closes at midnight EST, Friday, October 24, 2009.

    *Three lucky winners (drawn via Random.org) will receive a Bum Boosa gift basket including three packages of 80 count wipes, one 2 oz container of diaper rash ointment, and one 10 ml bottle of pure grade lavender essential oil ($39.99 value each).


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