Thursday, July 18th, 2013
Very good things come from Vermont. Cheese (which I craved like a crazy person when I was pregnant) and Zutano’s cute cotton clothes (which I dressed both of my babies up in) are two of the things that come to mind. That’s my new niece, below, sporting a Zutano dress at only one month old! She’s a little one, and I love that Zutano has tiny newborn sizes, and even tinier preemie sizes if you’ve got an early bird.
We can give away both cheese and cute clothes this week, because the Vermont Creamery reached out to use about their Kids & Kids campaign, which is all about goat cheese…it is less allergenic than cow’s milk, which is why some toddlers are given goat’s milk instead of cow’s milk to drink. And tots may also respond better to goat cheese than some cow’s-milk cheeses. Get it? Kids (human) and kids (of the goat kind) go together. Read Dr. Alan Greene’s take on goat milk for more info!
Leave a comment below, up to one a day between now and the end of the day on Wednesday, July 24th, and you have the chance to win a $75 Zutano gift card to buy your little one some adorable outfits. And once your baby’s all dressed up in the new gear, you can go on a picnic with a Vermont Creamery Gift Basket. The basket includes six flavored goat cheeses, a “In a Cheesemaker’s Kitchen” Cookbook and a Vermont Creamery cooler bag. The whole shebang is worth $150!
Here is where you can read the official rules. Goody luck!
Congratulations to our winner Doris Blouin!
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Thursday, June 14th, 2012
Your mind doesn’t work clearly when you’re pregnant. You come up with grand visions and crazy rules, like “my daughter will NEVER use a pacifier.” Then cut to two months after the birth and you’re frantically buying one of every pacifier the drugstore sells, hoping she’ll take one of them.
I actually decided, during my second pregnancy when I was sleepy, hormonal, and seriously morning-sick, that my son would come out into the world and wear nothing except Zutano clothing. I really thought I could somehow limit his wardrobe to this, my favorite brand. It was as if my brain refused to remember that some relatives would pass me bodysuits emblazoned with sports themes, or that friends would give me stuff with goofy slogans on it. Or that my mom, chief grandchild-clothier, has her own brand attachments. Most importantly, I had somehow shut down the part of my brain that remembered that a baby can vomit on every outfit in the diaper bag, and often you just have to stop into the nearest mass-market store and buy a huge pack of Onesies.
So lets just say that things didn’t go as planned. Joe rocked a lot of different looks. But I can promise you that when he was wearing clothes that I bought him myself, they were Zutano. Check him out below, determined to walk in his little Zutano footie! (Yes, he used his big sister’s potty as a walker.)
My kids have outgrown the brand now, but I still love to give Zutano stuff as gifts to friends who have babies. I love to visit their showroom here in New York City, where founder Michael hosts the press along with his now so-grown-up daughter. (Sigh…they grow so fast!) The company itself is up in Vermont, you can read their whole charming history here.
I could go on and on with my Zutano love letter (They let employees bring their kids to the office! They’re one of the few lines that offer extensive clothes for preemies!) but let me cut to the chase: They’re going to give a $250 giftcard so one of you loyal GoodyBlog readers can get a little closer to my “this baby will only wear Zutano” fantasy. You can use it to go hog-wild at Zutano.com, where the sizes go from preemie to 4T.
Here are some groundrules: You can only post once a day, through the end of Wednesday, June 20th. You can post anything you want, but maybe go ahead and say what you love and what frustrates you about baby clothes. (I love soft cotton clothes. And I hate when a decoration is all scratchy on the inside of the clothes.) You can read all of the official rules here. Goody luck!
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