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The Bum Boosa Guide to Celebrating Halloween!

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#DidYouKnow the average person walks past a murderer 36 times in their life… OK, this isn’t one of those kinds of blogs, we are a family friendly eco business after all! At Bum Boosa we especially love this time of year, I mean who doesn’t like a fright and a spine-chilling horror to lose your sleep over? However, I doubt our little ones would appreciate that so much.

We’ve created a fun-packed guide and this is how we plan on spending our Halloween weekend. We hope we inspire some of you lovely people too.

1) Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin carving is THE tradition when it comes to Halloween. Spend some creative quality time with your family making jack-o’-lanterns this Halloween.

Here are some pumpkin carving tips:

  • Decide on a design. Here is a great website with lots of designs: http://www.rd.com/slideshows/pumpkin-carving-patterns-ideas/#slideshow=slide2
  • Let kids participate according to their ability. Older kids can help carve (supervise them closely). Younger kids can draw designs for older kids to cut out. Very small kids can help by removing seeds and getting them ready to toast.
  • Thumbtack your paper design onto the pumpkin so it won’t move. Prick an outline of your design with a skewer. Remove the paper.
  • Carve out the design using the right tools. There are special tools just for carving pumpkins, although wood carving tools work well, too.
  • Put your carved pumpkin in a cool, dry place when you’re not displaying it, and limit the time you light it. The more heat it is exposed to, the quicker it will spoil.

2) Make Halloween Treats

Involve your little goblins in whipping up some fun Halloween recipes. Steer clear of refreshments meant to resemble blood and brains, and opt for adorable (and healthy!) treats like these fruity “pumpkins” (oranges with celery segments as the stems) and “ghosts” (bananas with chocolate chips as the eyes and mouth)… they are super tasty too!

 

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3) Watch Hocus Pocus – Rated PG

Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy play three sisters who are brought back to life 300 years after being convicted of witchcraft at the Salem witch trials. As is usually the case with these matters, their plans to take revenge on society as a whole are thwarted by a band of plucky teens. Since its release, Hocus Pocus has become something of a Halloween tradition, appearing on television throughout the month of October. This is one of our favorites!

4) Mummy Wrap

This game will leave you all wrapped up!

Divide your party-goers into teams of two, and give each a roll of toilet paper.  At the sound of the music, one team member must wrap the other from head to toe (leaving the head free and not binding the arms to the body.) Once completely wrapped, the “mummy” must run to cross the finish line before the others… and where better to get your toilet paper from, than us? Check us out on Amazon here:  http://www.amazon.com/Bum-Boosa-Bamboo-Bathroom-Tissue/dp/B00LLARWG8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1414784735&sr=8-3&keywords=bum+boosa+tissue

5) Halloween Witch’s Hat Game

This Halloween party game is similar to the game musical chairs… a Bum Boosa mommy fave – you should see our moves.

Beware! You don’t want to be the one caught on the witch’s hat!

Directions:

  • Tape a large picture of a witch’s hat on the floor.
  • Players line up and shut their eyes, whoever peeks is out of the game.
  • The leader will control when the music stops and starts.
  • When the music starts, the players begin walking in a circle around the hat.
  • When the music stops, the person who is standing on the hat is out of the game.
  • The last player to circle the hat wins!

So there you have it, this is how we will be spending our Halloween weekend and we most certainly aren’t worried about the mess… luckily we will have our Bum Boosa Baby Wipes to make cleaning a quick and easy process. We highly recommend you get some of your own too, you can purchase yours here: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=bl_sr_hpc?ie=UTF8&field-brandtextbin=Bum+Boosa+Bamboo+Products&node=3760901

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Have a great fun-packed weekend and send us some of yours pictures, we’d love to see how you’re celebrating too!

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PARTY WITH US TONIGHT & WIN PRIZES!

 

Join us tonight, October 13th at 7pm ET for the #MomsandBrands Best 4 Kids Twitter Party!!!  They’ll be featuring the latest updates from the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and featuring products from us–Bumboosa, and other great natural products brands! Bum Boosa is giving away (10) prizes. Winners will be selected at random from the RSVP list and will each be sent 3 packs of our bamboo baby wipes to try!  To be eligible to win a prize, you must RSVP here … and send a tweet to @momsandbrands with the hashtags #MomsandBrands #Best4Kids.

OH AND DID WE MENTION THE BLOW OUT BABY WIPES AND DIAPER LINERS SALE NOW UNTIL 11:59PM EST 10/14/2014?? USE CODE MOMS4GOOD30 at checkout.

 

 

Becoming First-Time Parents

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Before we start, did you spot our cameo appearance on The Daily Helpline earlier this week? We donated two cases of baby wipes to Steve, Steve is about to become a first time dad and is expecting twins! If you missed Steve’s story and our appearance, don’t worry, you can view it here!

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Following our appearance, we thought we would share with you a check-list of all the things you need to know as a new parent! Brace yourselves.

Here are the only two things any new parent needs to know: a) its fine to make mistakes, your child will be OK, b) buy a tumble dryer… Yes, two very noble tips but let’s carry on!

1) Don’t sweat the small stuff. As long as both you and your little ones are in clean-ish clothes, they are fed, happy and healthy you are doing great as a parent.

2) Make sure that when choosing a new T-shirt (after the birth of your child) that it will be long enough to cover your posterior (whilst bent over) and when covering your nose. This is essential, as the T-shirt-over-nose helps avoid some of the more ripe diaper-pongs and the extra length avoids plumber butt when bending over.

3) Be prepared as new parents to receive a lot of advice! The best advice I can give for those new parents on the receiving end of unwanted advice is to smile sweetly, nod politely and go and do things exactly how you want to. Mom knows best. (Do not ignore the advice of a doctor or other health professionals)!

4) A decent first aid course (not just CPR but more detailed – burns, scalds, bandaging etc) can come in very handy. Kids have accidents, it’s just part of being a parent. The knowledge of how to deal with it helps keep you calm.

5) Befriend your neighbors – just so they are not inclined to call social services when the noise (screams/ tears etc from parent and child) gets a little excessive through the walls.

6) Prioritise time alone with your baby over everything else in the early days, trust your instincts, and remember that most problems can be solved with breast milk (for baby) and chocolate (for mommy).

7) Be careful not to shake your newborn, whether in play or in frustration. Shaking that is vigorous can cause bleeding in the brain and even death. If you need to wake your infant, don’t do it by shaking – instead, tickle your baby’s feet or blow gently on a cheek.

8) Keep your diaper bag packed. Always keep a change of adult clothes in your diaper bag. You don’t want to get stuck walking around with an adorable baby but mustard-colored poop all over you! Other diaper bag essentials, of course: Bum Boosa Baby Wipes and our Bum Boosa Diaper Liners – both these products will make great additions!

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9) It’s important to place babies on their backs to sleep to reduce the risk of SIDS. In addition, remove all fluffy bedding, quilts, sheepskins, stuffed animals, and pillows from the crib to ensure that your baby doesn’t get tangled in them or suffocate. Also be sure to alternate the position of your baby’s head from night to night (first right, then left, and so on) to prevent the development of a flat spot on one side of the head.

10) Keep Bum Boosa Baby Wipes handy in every room to mop up nasty spillages and leaks. Bum Boosa Baby Wipes are a unique product that replaces the traditional synthetic or tree-pulp wet wipe using an immensely renewable and sustainable grass: bamboo.

“Why are your baby wipes the best?” You ask. Well… look no further. They are the best because:

  • Thicker, stronger, more absorbent, easier dispensing.
  • Skin soothing plant-based formula with a gentle preservative system
  • Soft bamboo cloth
  • Naturally scented with mild blend of Sweet Orange and Lavender
  • Hypoallergenic
  • No Alcohol, no Sulfates, no Parabens, no Phenoxyethanol

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If nothing else, remember that everyone makes it through, and so will you. Soon enough you’ll be rewarded with your baby’s first smile, and that will help make up for all the initial craziness.

Bum Boosa Baby Wipes – Not Just for Bums

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At Bum Boosa we can’t live without this essential household product, we make sure we are stocked for every possible: spill, mess and grease stain!

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In the Bathroom, check!
In the Car, check!
In the Fridge…?
Yes, you read correctly… check!

So what is this spectacular, multipurpose all-in-all product that we can’t live without? BABY WIPES!

Baby wipes can be used for more than just cleaning babies’ bums. They’re great for so many reasons. This week, we spent a lot of time discussing how we use our wipes and thought we’d share our favorite tips with you guys! After all, sharing is caring!

_DSC2732_bumboosa_wipes_©cesaralsina1) Bum Boosa Bamboo Wipes have a lovely scent of lavender and sweet orange, simply store a wipe in your dresser or drawer as a sachet, you won’t regret it!

2) Who likes licking envelopes? Moisten envelope glue with a baby wipe before sealing… GENIUS!

3) An essential companion at any camping trip – great for cleaning yourself when a shower is not available. Hey, they can even be used for those solitary trips behind an inconspicuous tree… phooey!

4) Cleaning window sills, in between hard-to-clean faucets, getting the grease out of auto wheels. They are definitely a must-have for these tasks and they also speed the process up!

5) The perfect product to all arty types everywhere! Cleaning your rubber stamps after card making and scrapbooking. Many artists also take them into the studio to remove painting errors and keep their hands clean.

6) Freshen up and cool down by placing wipes in your fridge, incredible on those hot summer nights, some may say life changing!

7) Yes ladies, we must protect our secret – our partners can’t know we dye our hair to keep the greys away! Use baby wipes to remove hair dye stains from your forehead.

8) Removing eye make-up. In fact, we know a few make-up artists who use our wipes for this reason.

9) Baby wipes work extremely well cleaning the mud and dirt off of your puppy’s feet. Keep them by the door for those times he comes in muddy from the yard or after a long walk.

10) They are also great for cleaning your dirty shoes, wipe mud and marks straight off with our baby wipes… they’ll leave your shoes sparkly clean!

11) Must-have for your cars glove box: clean a dusty dashboard, your hands after visiting the gas station, the car interior and even bird poop!

12) Hair gone static or frizzing in the humidity? A quick going over with a baby wipe will sort those crazy flyaways out!

13) Baby wipes are astonishingly awesome for stain removal – OK, we can’t guarantee 100% removal but they most certainly help! Have white deodorant marks on dark clothes, our wipes will get them right off! They can also be used to help blot stains on: upholstery, clothes and carpeting!

14) Wipe down house-plant leaves to give them a lovely sheen and get rid of dust.

15) Baby wipes can also be used as tissue for sore noses and bums! Our grandmas also use them when they have Hemorroids and swear by them – but hopefully you won’t need them for that!

So there we have it, the use for baby wipes is never ending! What uses have you discovered for baby wipes? Let us know!

If you want to check out our wipes or even purchase some for yourself, click here!