4.20.2010

Review and Giveaway: Seventh Generation Natural Baby Starter Kit


I was first exposed to Seventh Generation products years ago when my mom began using the dish soap and laundry detergent. However, those weren’t products that I immediately carried with me when I set out on my own as an adult. It wasn’t until I learned that I was pregnant last spring that becoming more organic and eco-friendly became a huge priority. I used some natural products before, recycled all of my bottles and cans, and did my best my best to bring reusable shopping bags to the store. Yet, it was the opportunity of a fresh start in the new life inside of me that really made the “green” light bulb go on in my head. My family first started using Seventh Generation dish soap, once my son was born we tried the diapers and baby wipes, and then all-purpose cleaner. Now I've tried almost every product Seventh Generation offers!

Why am I sold on Seventh Generation products? I love how Seventh Generation gives me peace of mind. When I wash my baby’s bottles in the Free & Clear dish soap I don’t worry about him ingesting harmful chemicals. After I clean with the all-purpose cleaner, I don’t worry about us breathing in toxins. And when my baby is squirming around the house in a Seventh Generation disposable diaper I don’t worry about bleach and chemicals soaking into his skin.

I get more than peace of mind from using Seventh Generation though, I also get a variety of products that perform better than their non-organic competitors, and at reasonable prices. I’m thankful that in my quest to go green I haven’t sacrificed performance or my budget.

Seventh Generation generously provided me with a Natural Baby Starter Kit to review upon my request. The Natural Baby Starter Kit includes everything pictures above, here are my thoughts on each product:

Chlorine-free Diapers - I've been using Seventh Generation diapers on my son since October. I predominately cloth diaper, however I like to keep disposables on hand for traveling and running errands. I love that these diapers are chlorine-free! On top of that, they are soft, absorbent, leak-free, fit great, and are affordable (there are frequently coupons on the Seventh Generation website or you can get a great price on Amazon or Diapers.com)
Baby Wipes - I really like the Seventh Generation baby wipes! They are unscented, mild, and gentle on my baby's skin. Plus the refill packs fit great in a diaper bag!
Paper Towels - I try to mainly use cloths or sponges when cleaning, because they are reusable, yet for some jobs I want a paper towel. For these jobs, the Seventh Generation paper towels are perfect! I was surprised by how durable and absorbent they are. I will be keeping a roll on hand at all times!
Disinfecting Wipes - The lemongrass fragrance is a little strong for me, yet I like how easy the wipes are dispensed from the container. The Seventh Generation disinfecting wipes kill the Influenza A virus, so next time we have sick germs in our house, I will be cleaning all the faucets and door handles with these wipes! I also like that they work great for cleaning up a quick spill and for typical cleaning jobs like wiping off kitchen counters. The possibilities are endless with this product!
Natural All Purpose Cleaner (Free & Clear scent) -  This is by far one of my favorite Seventh Generation products! I can use it in every room of the house and I appreciate that it is free of dyes and fragrances. I feel completely safe using this cleaner around my son and it can handle every job I need it for.
Disinfecting Multi-Surface Cleaner - This Seventh Generation product is another great all around cleaner, and it's beneficial to have around because of the disinfecting and virus killing qualities! I noticed that on the bottle it states that this cleaner is able to cut grease in addition to cleaning and disinfecting. I put it to the test on a few difficult food buildups on counters and my son's high chair. Dried baby food and oatmeal came right off the high chair!
Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner - Again, not a huge fan of the lemongrass scent (but I'm picky), however I really like how this product performs! The cleaner comes out of the bottle in a foam spray that is not messy and it's easy to wipe up. In addition to cleaning counters and the shower, I used it as a toilet bowl cleaner to see if it could take care of the mess that cleaning out my son's cloth diapers leaves behind. It transformed the toilet to sparkling and smelling fresh!
Baby Detergent - Now that my son is eating solid foods, we get all kinds of fun stains in his clothes from peas, squash, carrots, bananas, etc. The Seventh Generation baby detergent gets all the stains out effectively and leaves the clothes feeling fresh and clean without having any dyes or perfumes!
Reusable Bag - I love having plenty of reusable bags around, this one is sturdy and a great size for grocery shopping!

I'm happy with everything I tested from Seventh Generation and I especially feel like the disinfecting products will give us extra protection next flu season or from any virus or germ that comes along!


Buy It: Seventh Generation products are available all over! Please click HERE to see a list of retailers that carry Seventh Generation.


Win It: One reader will win a Seventh Generation Natural Baby Starter Kit. To enter you must first visit Seventh Generation and 1) Create a Seventh Generation Nation profile and leave the link to your profile in a comment below, or 2) pick another product that IS NOT in the Natural Baby Starter Kit that you would like to try and tell me which one AND why you are interested in it.
P.S. I highly recommend creating a Seventh Generation Nation profile because you will be eligible for coupons and freebies, last week they gave away disinfecting wipes to over 2,000 members!

Extra Entries:
1) Follow Seventh Generation on Twitter
2) Become a Facebook Fan of Seventh Generation
3) Join the Million Baby Crawl
4) Subscribe to Cheap and Creative by email or RSS
5) Become a Facebook Fan of Cheap and Creative
6) Follow Cheap and Creative on Twitter
7) Grab my regular button and comment with the URL of where it's posted (2 entries)
8) Grab my blog birthday button and comment with the URL of where it's posted (3 entries)
9) Vote for Cheap and Creative on Top Mommy Blogs, just click the link on the right sidebar (1 entry per day)
10) Enter any or all of the other giveaways posted during the blog birthday event (1 entry each)
11) Email 3 friends about this giveaway and cc cheapandcreative@gmail.com on the email (1 entry)
12) Tweet about this giveaway and comment with your tweet URL (1 entry per day), you can use this tweet:
Win a Seventh Generation Natural Baby Starter Kit @cheapandcreativ and @SeventhGen
http://cheapandcreative.blogspot.com ~ Ends 5/4!
12) Share about this giveaway in your Facebook status along with a link, then comment below with the status URL (you get this by clicking on the time of your status update) for 1 extra entry per day. 


The giveaway ends May 4th at 11:59pm CT. One winner will be selected using random.org and notified by email. The winner must respond to the email within 48 hours or a new winner will be selected. Open to readers in the US.

Disclosure: I received sample product from Seventh Generation upon my request in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This post is based on my own personal opinions and experiences. Thank you Seventh Generation for sponsoring this review and giveaway!

128 comments:

  1. http://networkedblogs.com/34YHE is my profile name.
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  26. I'd love to try the natural fabric softener sheets becuase I haven't found natural fabric softener sheets anywhere else

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  30. I entered your reusable bag giveaway

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  31. I want to try their Toilet Bowl Cleaner because that's one area I'm tired of swathing w/ unhealthy chemicals!
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  66. I would like to try the chlorine free ultra thin pads with wings. I hate to say it, but I am becoming allergic to regular pads, they are making me break out. I am allergic to chlorine, so that may be why.
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  80. I would love to try the automatic dishwasher detergent pacs because they are chlorine and phosphate free. Thanks!

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  88. I am a first to seventh generation, but have heard so much about it! I was surprised to find out that they have seventh generation maxi pads AND tampons! Who would have thought??? But of course, someone thought of conservation. I would like to try their chlorine-free maxi pads.

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    Have tried the laundry products with marvelous results, and am looking forward to trying the home cleaning products soon:)

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  94. I'd love the dishwashing gel. My current gel from Costo leaves much to be desired :)

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  107. I would like to try the natural fabric softener sheets, I havent seen these in stores, but would love to use them on my daughter's clothes.

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