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Mei Tais, Mamas and Environmental Musings: Messages from Pinkletink Baby

And the Pinkletink Baby February Giveaway winner is…. March 3, 2009

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Congratulations to Resa from FL! She is the lucky winner of Pinkletink Baby‘s February giveaway.  She is entitled to a Hip-T of her choice.

Thanks to all for participating in my February giveaway, and especially to g3Originals for agreeing to donate a Hip-T for our giveaway series!


Pinkletink Baby is coming to Boston! December 11, 2008

Hi All,

I will be attending the Boston Babywearer’s “For Sale or Trade Meeting” in Boston on Saturday, December 13th.

Where: College Avenue United Methodist Church, 14 Chapel Street in Somerville.
When: 10:30 – 12:30 P.M.
Notes: The meeting will be held upstairs in Room 24. Please ring bell at side door once for entrance. Visit here for directions by car or public transportation.

I will be bringing:

Catbird Baby Mei Tais, in their new design with hideaway sleeping hoods;
Catbird Baby Pikkolos, in their new design made from a new, softer material
Slinglings Pouches
Girasol wraps
Storchenwiege wraps
and numerous other baby items including clothes, shoes and hats from another Martha’s Vineyard boutique, “Citrine”.

If you wish to order something today to reserve it (as my stock is very small), you can do so on my website. I can “deliver” it to you on Saturday. I have only one Pikkolo in stock (Mocca), and a few mei tais in stock (Somerset and Mocca), as well as a few pouches. I have sample wraps, too, to try. Your preferred wraps can be ordered in advance on my site or at the meeting.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Meg Higgins
Pinkletink Baby


Bishpenol-A bottles eliminated from Canada shelves! Power to the Consumer! April 19, 2008

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In one of the most significant regulatory moves in decades, likened to the US’s ban of DDT 30 years ago, Canada is set to become the first country in the world to list bisphenol-A as a toxic substance and ban the use of polycarbonate baby bottles!!  Woo-hoo!  Power to the consumer!  Toys are the next regulatory frontier….

Please read the breaking story below:

Better Safe Than Sorry, Ottawa Says of Ban of Plastic Bottles

I find it interesting that the first country to ban this is a country where no bisphenol-A is manufactured.  Notice how representatives from the US (where it IS manufactured) are condemning the decision….money really does make the world go ‘round.  So sad.


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International Pillow Fight! March 17, 2008

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I’m putting down my environmentally safe, all-natural, organic pen for a minute to promote something super fun….


This Saturday, March 22nd, in a city near you.

Cities currently participating include Atlanta, Boston, Budapest, Chicago, Coppenhagen, Houston, Huntsville, London, LA, Melbourne, NYC, Paris, Portland, Seattle, Shanghai, Stockholm, Sydney, Vancouver, D.C., Zurich, among others.

Don’t see your city? Don’t worry! Organize your local fight here.

Turnout in some cities is expected to reach over 700 people!

Boston’s instructions are simple, really:

Show up at in Copley Square (exact location here) at 1:55pm, remain inconspicuous to the best of your abilities.
At 2pm, you’ll hear an air horn. Rush in and start FIGHTING!

The rules for this pillow fight are pretty straight forward:

1. Bring a pillow, a soft one is preferred
2. Don’t hit anyone WITHOUT a pillow
3. Take off your glasses, if you wear them
4. Don’t hit people with cameras
5. Have fun

Costumes are of course encouraged. This event is child-appropriate!

Spread the word! Let’s put Boston on the International Pillow Fight Map!

Watch This Video!


Pinkletink Baby


Children’s Juice Recall! March 15, 2008

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All juice drinkers, please take note.

Loblaw’s supermarkets in Canada issued an official recall yesterday (3/13) of two brands of pear juice because of their unusually high concentrations of….get this….arsenic! Beechnut Pear and President’s Choice Organics(!) pear juice were found by Health Canada to have arsenic levels from 58 to 107 ppb, slightly above what is considered “safe” for adults.

Both juices were produced in the United States, but the concentrates used to make the juice–a concentrate that they likely shared–probably came from three different places–Turkey, South American and the U.S, sources say.

How the arsenic got there, especially in the organic juice, which is supposed to be manufactured with fruit untainted by chemical insecticides, is still unknown.

Yet another reason to buy locally grown goods, folks….

Juices Recalled

Name: President’s Choice

Organics Pear Juice from

Concentrate for Toddlers

Size: 1 litre

UPC code: 0 60383 70935 8

Lot codes: All

Name: Beech Nut Pear Juice from concentrate with Vitamin C added

Size: 128 mL

UPC code: 0 523842 8

Lot code: 2009 FE02, A0384B0935


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Bisphenol-A in formula cans

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Bisphenol A, or BPA, is known to cause breast cancer, testicular cancer, diabetes and hyperactivity in laboratory animals. And, sources known to habitually speak in favor of the chemical companies that make it, have warned that bisphenol A might be dangerous to developing fetuses and very young children. So….can someone tell me….why, then, is it lining the cans of infant formula? If your child is formula fed, or if you are considering the use of formula, please read this article.

Baby products under scrutiny: Congress to investigate use of bisphenol A in formula cans


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My Goodness Duds’ organic blanket winner is…. March 7, 2008

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Congratulations to “Maria”.  She is Pinkletink Baby‘s first giveaway winner!  Thanks to all for participating, and especially to My Goodness Duds for agreeing to set aside a beautiful organic blanket for our giveaway series!