Sunday, June 13, 2010

Yo Baby Organics Review and Giveaway!!

*THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED*

About Yo Baby:
(from their site)
We started on a farm in Wilton, New Hampshire in 1983. We began as a farming school that taught sustainable agricultural practices. Our goals were to help family farms survive and to help protect the environment.
Samuel Kaymen, one of the country’s early authorities on organic and bio-dynamic agriculture, was our school’s founder and chairman. Gary Hirshberg, our current president and CE-Yo, was an environmental activist, windmill-maker, author, and noted entrepreneur when he joined Samuel on the farm.
At first, we sold yogurt only to fund our school. We had a leaky barn and just a few Jersey cows, but also a great recipe for scrumptious yogurt. Samuel and Gary did most of the work back then. They milked the cows, made the yogurt, made sales calls, and even delivered the yogurt.
As our business grew, we realized a successful yogurt company could make a bigger difference for family farms and the environment than our school could, so we decided to run with yogurt. In 1988, we moved 30 miles east of Wilton to our custom-designed Yogurt Works in Londonderry, NH, where we remain to this day.
Now our organic ingredient purchases help to support hundreds of family farms and keep over 130,000 acres agricultural acres free of toxic pesticides and other chemicals commonly used on nonorganic farms and known to contaminate soil, drinking water, air, and food.
Our pure, delicious organic yogurts, smoothies, soy yogurts, ice cream, and milk are sold in supermarkets, natural food stores and colleges across the country.

Why Organic Is Important For Your Baby:

Made without the use of persistent pesticides, synthetic growth hormones, and antibiotics, organic food isn’t just good for you and the planet. When it comes to pesticide exposure, organic is also especially good for babies, toddlers, and kids.
Babies, toddlers, and kids are more vulnerable than adults to pesticide exposure. But research shows that you can immediately and dramatically reduce the pesticide content in your child’s body by switching to organic foods.
Young digestive tracts absorb toxins more readily than adult digestive tracts, and young kidneys don’t detoxify as efficiently as adult kidneys. As a result, toxins circulate longer in babies’ bodies, boosting exposure to four times that of adults.
Reasearchers at the University of Washington found that by putting children on a mostly organic diet for just five days, they could "virtually eliminate exposures to a dangerous class of insecticides known to disrupt neurological development in infants and children."
Exposure to pesticides can cause cancer, nervous-system and lung damage, reproductive dysfunction, and possibly dysfunction of the endocrine and immune systems.
Our Experience:
I wish I knew 10 years ago what I know now about feeding my children healthy and organic foods. My two oldest children did not have the best foods. We have always tried to eat a well balanced diet, however a lot of unhealthy foods were part of our regular meals. Now in my 30's I am finally learning about what healthy eating really looks like. I am realizing the true importance of eating organic. We do not eat exclusively organic, but when it comes to dairy especially for babies and toddlers I feel this is very important.

I was given the opportunity to try Yo Baby yogurt for review. I love the creaminess of this yogurt. When you open the container their is a thick layer of cream on the top. This is good, as babies and toddlers need the extra fat in their diets.

Yo Baby also tastes wonderful. My babies LOVE it. Their favorite is the banana flavor. YO Baby also comes in fruit and cereal combinations, as well as drinkable yogurts. Now there is also Yo Baby Meals as well. We did not try the meals as part of our review, but they look very yummy for babies. They combine yogurt, fruit and a veggie! This is a great way to sneak in some veggies for that picky toddler.
More reasons to love Yo Baby:
  • Helps support brain development
  • Helps support baby’s immune system. One serving of YoBaby provides 25% of your baby’s daily need for zinc, the mineral that helps support a healthy immune system.
  • Helps support growth. Each serving of YoBaby provides at least 25% of your baby’s daily needs for calcium, protein, and vitamin D, plus other nutrients essential for babies' growth.
  • Six live active cultures. YoBaby contains an exclusive blend of six cultures, including the probiotic L. rhamnosus.
  • Yo Baby yogurts are endorsed by Dr. Sears author of The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age 2.
BUY IT: You can purchase Yo Baby Meals and other Yo Baby. Products at a store near you! Click here to find a location.
WIN IT: Stonyfield Organic is giving one Happily Domestic reader 2 free trial coupons for YoBaby Meals 4-packs and 1 Eric Carle Growth Chart!
Here is how to enter:
First Mandatory entry:
Visit Yo Baby and tell me and interesting fact from their site.

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Giveaway ends Sunday, June 20th, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.(MST). Winner will be drawn by the random number generator at Random.org and will be notified by email. Winner will also be announced on this blog. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn. *This giveaway is open to USA residents ONLY. Must be 18 years old or older to win.*
Thank you to Stoneyfield Organics who provided me with the Yo Baby yogurt for review. All opinions are my own and no other compensation was received to conduct this review and giveaway.

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51 comments:

danalou said...

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Chelsea said...

I learned that Dr. Sears has 8 kids and 8 grandkids, I guess that does make him an expert on infant feeding :)
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I think it's so cool that Dr. Sears recommends Yo Baby. I love Dr. Sears!
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Jennifer said...

I saw that YoBaby Plus Fruit & Cereal with Iron provides 30% of your little one's daily iron

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Donna said...

I learned that Stonyfield began as a nonprofit organic farming school back in the early ‘80s. Gary and Samuel began making and selling yogurt as a way to fund the school. As Gary remembers it, there was no supply and no demand for organics, but that didn’t stop their vision.

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Stephanie said...

I love that it is made with no added sugar, fruits, or flavors.

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I signed up for their newsletter.

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jakiesmom said...

they have some great recipes on their site incorporating healthy yogurt into items like lazagna and brownies
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The McGraths said...

I love the fact that Stonyfield has great videos you can watch... how they milk the cows, you can watch them give their pigs milk, and even watch Tiger their cat visit them while they are milking the cows.
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Ashley said...

I learned that the green USDA seal means the product must contain a minimum of 95% organic ingredients.
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The Graves Family (Monkey Tales) said...

I learned that Stonyfield began as a nonprofit organic farming school back in the early ‘80s. Gary and Samuel began making and selling yogurt as a way to fund the school.

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Chelsea said...

I entered the Horizon Dairy giveaway.

keri said...

I like the fact that these are all organic. This is really nice for babies since it is safe and comfy.
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