SleepBuddy Review and Giveaway


Sleep. It’s a perpetual challenge for parents of young children. We’ve had our own share of challenges, though as my daughter ages it’s been getting much better. And yet there’s still room for improvement.

I reached out to SleepBuddy for several reasons. Partly because I was interested in giving my almost 3-year-old a tool to help her regulate her own internal clock, as I can see her itching to become more self sufficient in so many ways.

My top goal in using a “toddler alarm clock” – of which SleepBuddy was the most visually appealing I’d found – was to gently help my toddler learn to delay her morning nursing session.

Newly 3, my girl is nursing an average of twice per day, going down to sleep at night and waking in the morning. She’s deeply attached to these sessions, so any attempts to cease them altogether have been fervently denied. Encouraging her to wait to nurse until sunrise worked well in the winter, but with the spring came earlier and earlier wake-ups.

Enter the SleepBuddy. We set it to be active (meaning that its blue light, which has replaced her nightlight, is on) from 7:30pm to 7:30am, which approximately matches her sleep schedule on a good day. Her early morning nursing schedule, on the other hand, typically began at 5:30 or 6. Could the clock help her learn to delay nursing by 2 hours each morning, bringing more restful sleep to her and her co-sleeping mama?

I have to say, I believe it really could have, had I not made a critical error in judgement. I began using the SleepBuddy two days before a trip away for a long weekend. For those first two nights, I witnessed an eagerness to integrate and master the new information provided by the SleepBuddy. By the second night, she was willingly waiting to nurse until the clock hit 7:30am, and I thought I was home free.

As any parent of young children knows, vacations and schedule interruptions can wreak havoc even on deep-seated routines. So it would have served me well to anticipate and delay use of the SleepBuddy until after our trip. I brought it along for the ride, then back home, and in the month since we began using it, it’s become a focal point in her room. The challenge is, it didn’t solve the problem I intended.

Here’s what the SleepBuddy has done for us. It’s given our girl a concrete sign that she (and we) can point to in order to validate our claims that it really is time for bed. This makes it easier to get upstairs and into our nighttime routine. It gives her some sense of ownership over her sleep schedule, knowing that she goes to sleep when the light goes on and gets up when it goes off, approximately.

Here’s what it could do, if I felt like it was worth the tears. It could be a marker of what time it is appropriate to nurse in the morning. Yet now that the SleepBuddy is helping motivate her to get into bed earlier, and with age her nighttime wakings are becoming fewer and fewer, I’m less motivated to initiate a struggle over an extra 1.5 hours of sleep. Also, she’s developed such fond feelings for her clock that I’m not eager to break her trust in it.

Do I appreciate the benefits the SleepBuddy has brought to our household and to my little girl? Absolutely.

Do I regret how I initiated its entry into our nighttime routine? Yes. I feel that I could have had a gentle, empowering sleep tool that would have maximized sleep by minimizing tears. But I know these years are short and the days of nursing will soon be behind us. I know that others can learn from our experience and reap benefits unique to their own families.

Altogether, I’ve found the SleepBuddy to be a positive experience and an empowering tool for my eager, independence-seeking child. I’m excited that we’re able to give one away to one lucky family out there. Interested? Read on for details.

The Other Baby Book fans: Want to win a SleepBuddy?

To enter, leave a comment below with the reason you’d like a SleepBuddy, and your email address, by June 16th at 11:59pm.

If you’d like additional entries, leave separate comments after completing each of the following:

1. Like SleepBuddy on Facebook

2. Like The Other Baby Book on FB. (Let us know if you already like us!)

3. Follow @otherbabybook on Twitter.

4. Subscribe to our blog.

5. Post a link to this giveaway on your FB or Twitter.


Also, check out Blog Giveaway Directory.

Thankful Thursday – A Mother’s Day Gift to Our Readers

Giveaway Meme

We’ve been so grateful to see the outpouring of love and support among our community of readers and fans.

In the spirit of sharing the wealth, we’d like to offer a special mother’s day present to anyone who wants it, a free kindle copy of The Other Baby Book: A Natural Approach to Baby’s First Year.

Claim it here all day Thursday, May 9, 2013. Please share widely!


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Is Cloth Diapering Really For Me?

This post is brought to you by Eco Chic Baby.

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I know what you’re thinking “Cloth Diapers” as in pins, plastic covers, swirling poop and gigantic baby booty right?!!  WRONG!!!  Cloth Diapers have come so far in ease, function, use and cuteness!  For the record it’s not just hippies that cloth diaper, modern working families are cloth diapering, stay at home parents are cloth diapering, and work at home families are cloth diapering. It is for anyone and everyone! The other thing I know your thinking is “cloth diapering is too much work.”  Well let me tell you I’m a mother of three, a doula and business owner and I cloth diaper full time. Which means…YOU CAN TOO!

When you realize the benefits of cloth diapering for your bank account, your baby and our environment, a few extra loads of simple laundry is nothing!

Here are some basic reasons on why we love cloth:

  • Save MONEY:  on average $1500 per child
  • Save the earth:  (keeping thousands of diapers out of landfills and your neighborhood garbage can)
  • Non Toxic:  (no chemicals: dixon, TBT, SAP & more) – go to for more information
  • Soft & Cute:  that’s right these diapers are a fashion statement and you won’t be needing diaper covers for these!
  • Save time:  no last minute runs to the store for diapers and you end up buying other items which were not on the list. Face it you are already doing laundry as a parent, a few extra loads is nothing!
  • It’s not old school!  No pins, swirling, folding etc. Diaper on, diaper off and into the wet bag until washing day.
  • It’s NOT gross or hard!  Your washer takes in some pretty nasty stuff and baby poop is not the worst of them especially if you are breastfeeding (water soluble/organic). Should you choose to use our cloth diapers, we have made it simple for you with a washing guide and YouTube videos via our YouTube Channel (Eco Chic Baby). As well as for the older babies don’t spaz about that poop just spray it with a diaper sprayer or use flushable liners!

What about blow outs and leaks?

Well cloth diapered babies have LESS blow outs and LESS leaks if used properly! I have NEVER ever known anyone using cloth that has had a “real” blow out (up the back, cut off the onesie type). The back of the diaper is a nice fit versus a flat paper that allows for up the back blow outs. Also, especially when using natural fiber diapers (organic cotton, hemp, bamboo) you will see there is little to no rashes with cloth diapers!

Is it too late?

Is your baby 6 months, 12 months and you think why start now?

It’s NEVER too late. If you have an older baby you can get by with buying about 12 diapers versus 24 or more. As well as still save money especially if used on your next child.

All done having babies is it worth the cost?

YES, even if you have one child you will save $$$ and you can resell your diapers and make some money back! Bought diapers from us? We (eco chic) will buy them back or consign them if you don’t want to fuss with putting them up for sale.

How can you save $1500 per child by using cloth diapers?

Here is the breakdown:

  • On average you are going to spend close to $150 a month on disposable diapers, wipes, diaper trash bags, trash service, gas to get you to and from the store ….and wait, what about the other things you pick up while you “just go get diapers.” Also, our cloth diapers are ONE SIZE, 8-35lbs with adjustable snaps for small, medium and large!
  • So take that $150 or to be safe $100 x that by 12 and that is ONE YEAR of your baby’s diapers!
  • So far that is $1200 on ONE BABY for ONE YEAR…now keep adding…
  • Second year $1200 and third year $1200 (as most toddlers are trained somewhere in between).
  • Now that number is $3600 on scratchy paper diapers that have toxins in them and each diaper is sitting in a landfill for almost 500 years – YIKES!!!
  • Now as you know you change a baby about 12 times a day so take that and times it by 365 and that is 4380 disposable diapers for ONE YEAR!!!!! Now because babies get changed less as they get older I’m going to throw a average number out there for 2 years of diapering.
  • You can buy 7000 disposable (scratchy paper/expensive/toxic) diapers that cost you $3600 OR you can use 24 soft ORGANIC cloth diapers (bum genius elemental) that cost you $995 – or less.
  • Now that $995 is including bells and whistles aka Wipes, Warmer, dryer balls, diaper cream, detergent, wet bags (leak and stink proof bag that is handmade, washable and cute for holding dirty diapers) and so on.

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Now let’s recap here:

  1. Do you want to buy 7000 disposables for $3600 or 24 cloth diapers for $995?
  2. Do you want to be part of the growing green movement and keep those diapers out of our landfills and keep toxins away from your precious little one? Then Cloth is THE WAY.
  3. Before you go to the biggest online retailers to buy cloth diapers, consider “shop small” as well as getting exceptional customer service along with our (eco chic baby) price matching.

If you are in the area stop in for a free cloth 101 class, set up a diaper party or reserve a diaper rental!

Do I need special detergent or creams?

YES as mentioned in our washing guide it is crucial you:

1. wash diapers every 2 days

2. use only cloth diaper safe detergents and creams other wise you clog the pores of your diapers and they leak

3. The appropriate water to diaper ratio to ensure they are clean

4. YES you must do rinse, wash, rinse!!!

5. NO fabric softeners or dryer sheets!

Want to get your hands on a copy of our Cloth Diaper Basics E book? Head over to our facebook page and share one of our statuses to get your copy!


Guest Blogger Chrissy Helmer, Founder, Eco Chic Baby

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Chrissy is a mom of three, business owner, childbirth educator, doula, and natural living consultant. She is passionate about empowering mothers to make healthy, eco-friendly choices for their families. A few of her favorite things include: cloth diapers, baby wearing, green smoothies, eco-friendly fashion, and Trader Joe’s peanut butter cups. She and her family live in beautiful Northern California and enjoy bike riding, camping and cooking organic foods. We are a family owned and run retail/resource center. We offer cloth diapers, gear,toys, handmade clothing & accessories along with Organic Skincare, Vitamins and more. We have over 10 classes geared toward new and expectant parents with 3 of them available via skype. And check out our Eco Chic Retreat for moms to rejuvenate their mind, body and soul. To find out more about Chrissy and Eco Chic Baby, visit her website at

Gratitude – from us to you.

Gratitude is one of the most important emotions we have available to us. It has the power to crack open our hearts, allowing new levels of love to flood in.

As rookie authors, we have many people to whom we’re grateful. Our amazing family and friends, a dynamic team of committed volunteers who seek to raise awareness about natural parenting, and our supportive community of 10,000+ readers.

On this Thanksgiving day, we want to extend our gratitude to all of you and to this beautiful world that is opening minds and hearts to the incredible power of the parent-baby relationship.

As our thanks to you for joining us on this journey, please send all of your loved ones to download a Free Kindle edition of The Other Baby Book on Black Friday – November 23.

May you and yours experience joy and gratitude today and every day.
Miriam and Megan


Megan McGrory Massaro and Miriam J. Katz are co-authors of The Other Baby Book: A Natural Approach to Baby’s First Year. Readers will find eight fun-to-read chapters filled with baby-friendly practices, along with stories from moms in-the-know. In a soothing and sometimes sassy voice, the authors present compelling research on topics like birth, holding your baby, breastfeeding, infant sleep, pottying babies (yes, really!), sign language, baby-led solids, and self-care for moms. The book also features contributions from leading practitioners in baby care: Dr. James McKenna, Dr. Janet Zand, Naomi Aldort, Gill Rapley, Nancy Mohrbacher, and more.

Ergo Front Pack Giveaway

This post was written by guest staff writer, Katie Pawlak.

My introduction to babywearing began several years ago when my husband and I spent two weeks in rural Uganda.  I observed women all around me going about their daily work with wiggly, smiling bundles of baby on their backs, tied with a large beach towel or length of fabric.  The babies were happy to be with their mommas, and the mommas were able to tend to the needs of their little ones quickly and seamlessly amid their day-to-day tasks.

Several years later when I was expecting my own little one, I looked into the variety of products available for wearing my baby.  In the course of my searching, I came across study after study listing the numerous benefits babywearing for both parent and child.  I learned that babies who are worn for a significant part of the day experience less crying overall (up to 43% less!)[1], spend more time in a “quiet alert” state which is optimal for learning [2-6], receive extra stimulation to their visual and vestibular sensory systems, and show improved secure attachment to their caregivers [7]. Being near to their caregiver’s voice, warmth, heartbeat, and body movements also helps babies process and adapt better to the world around them [8-9].  Wearing baby against your skin can promote a healthy milk supply in the early days after birth [10], and keeping baby close also supports the mommy-baby bond for mothers who are experiencing postpartum depression [11].  The research spoke for itself in my situation; our next order of business was to decide what we were going to use to carry our baby (I was a little leery of using a beach towel!).

We tried out a variety of slings and carriers in our daughter’s early days, however they were recently packed up and put away when were given an ErgoSport carrier last month.  At 20 lbs., our little one is not so little any more, and some of our other carriers now leave us with sore shoulders and aching backs.  But not the Ergo!  We love how comfortable our ErgoSport carrier is to wear in a variety of positions, depending on whether Annie wants to ride on our back and face forward, or snuggle in close on our chest.  The adjustable (and well padded) shoulder straps and waist belt make it easy for my husband and I to switch back and forth, and the sleep hood makes napping on the go a breeze.  Whether it’s taking a snooze on mom during church, checking out the sights of downtown Boston on daddy’s back, or riding on someone’s hip while grocery shopping, our Ergo is now very much a part of our family and goes everywhere with us!

I had the privilege of speaking recently with Hannah Sullivan, copywriter and social media specialist from ErgoBaby, about this fantastic product:

KP: In a market that’s saturated with so many products for wearing and carrying your baby, what sets the ERGObaby carrier apart from the rest?

HS: In addition to our numerous safety certifications and prestigious awards, The ERGOnomic design of the ERGObaby Carrier is best for the baby’s spinal, pelvic, and hip development, and provides a comfortable and ERGOnomic fit for parents, as well.

KP: What are some of the benefits that using the Ergo offers to babies and their parents?

HS: The main benefit is that it enables parents, and all caregivers, the ability to be HandsFree in all of their activities. It can be worn in 3 different positions. It is comfortable for the wearer because of the design of the waist belt and shoulder straps. It can be worn as long as the child wishes to be carried, as an infant and into toddlerhood, negating the need for more than one carrier for all of your babywearing years!

KP: Is there anything new on the horizon at ERGObaby?

Our newest designs are the Options Carrier, with its interchangeable covers that snap on for a whole new carrier look, and the Organic Petunia Pickle Bottom printed ERGObaby Carriers for the fashion-forward fans! We are constantly conceptualizing and designing new carrier and product ideas, so stay tuned!

Thanks, Hannah!

The Other Baby Book fans: Interested in winning an Ergobaby front pack?

This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Chialin, our winner!

To enter, visit the Ergo site, leave a comment below with the color you’d most like, and your email address, by October 9th, at 11:59pm.

If you’d like additional entries, leave separate comments after completing each of the following:

1. Like The Other Baby Book on FB. (Let us know if you already like us!)

2. Follow @otherbabybook on Twitter.

3. Subscribe to our blog.

4. Post a link to this giveaway on your FB or Twitter.


1.    Hunziker, U. A. and Barr, R, G. (1986). Increased carrying reduces infant crying: a randomized controlled trial. Pediatrics, 77, 641-8.
3.    Barr, R. G. (1990). The Early Crying Paradox: A Modest Proposal. Human Nature, 1, 355-389.
5.    Barr, R. G., Konner, M., Bakeman, R. and Adamson, L. (1991). Crying in !Kung San infants: a test of the cultural specificity hypothesis. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 33, 601-10.
7.    Brazelton, T. B., Robey, J. S., Collier, G. A. (1969). Infant development in the Zintandeco Indians of Southern Mexico. Pediatrics, 44, 274-290.
8.    Lee, K. (1994). The crying pattern of Korean infants and related factors. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 36, 601-7.
9. LeVine, R.A., LeVine, S., Dixon, S., Richman, A., Leiderman, P.H., Keefer, C. and Brazelton, T.B. (1994). Child Care and Culture: Lessons from Africa. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
10.    Anisfeld, E., Casper, V., Nozyce, M. and Cunningham, N. (1990). Does infant carrying promote attachment? An experimental study of the effects of increased physical contact on the development of attachment. Child Development, 61, 1617-1627.
11.    Pelaez-Nogueras M, Field TM, Hossain Z, Pickens J. (1996). Depressed mothers’ touching increases infants’ positive affect and attention in still-face interactions. Child Development, 67, 1780-92.

Review of the Baby Led Weaning Cookbook

I’ll be perfectly honest – I couldn’t imagine a need for a Baby-led Weaning Cookbook. I found Baby-Led Weaning: The Essential Guide to Introducing Solid Foods – and Helping Your Baby to Grow Up a Happy and Confident Eater by Gill Rapley and Tracey Murkett to be a quick, easy read, and a cinch to implement. What good would a cookbook do for something already going so smoothly, I thought. Isn’t the whole point to BLW to give your babe what the family is eating? Well, yes, and no.

If you’re a super-healthy eater, preparing a variety of tastes and textures on a regular basis, and salt and sugar don’t even know your address, then maybe you don’t need this book. But, for the rest of us, I’m going to get bold: The Baby-Led Weaning Cookbook: 130 Easy, Nutritious Recipes That Will Help Your Baby Learn to Eat (and Love!) a Variety of Solid Foods – and That the Whole Family Will Enjoy deserves a place next to Joy (of Cooking, that is.)

Fun with guacamole

Let me be clear before I go any further. No one’s paying me to say this. Though the Experiment, the book’s publisher, sent me a free book, the agreement was that I’d review it and give away the copy I received. I’m actually not going to do that though. I can’t part with my copy, so I’ll be keeping the (oil stained, sticky paged) original copy, and sending one lucky winner a brand-spankin’ new one!

Sight-unseen, I thought this might be a nice little addition to my cookbook shelf for a year or two. But after a thorough test-drive, I’m convinced I could put away all my other cookbooks and just use this one (and maybe that one with 101 chocolate recipes…) It’s less than 200 pages, but packed with great information, recipes, color photos, technique tips, and snippets from BLW Mamas.

This hardcover book is set up in two sections. The first is an introduction to the BLW philosophy, as well as a run down of the basics. I found it to be a well-organized and prettier version of the original soft-cover Baby-led Weaning book.

The second section is recipes – 130 to be exact. The recipes are organized into breakfast, light lunch, soups, salads,  vegetables, several “mains,” and a few other fun categories. We tried the book for a month and cooked almost exclusively from it. While I’ve never been one to follow recipes exactly, I found I didn’t have to. Almost every recipe is forgiving and can be changed or improved to your family’s taste with the smallest tweaks.

Disassembling her Onigiri

I was impressed with the variety of cuisines too. This isn’t your Momma’s baked chicken and meatloaf cookbook. Some of our favorites were the Spicy Lamb Patties, Onigiri, Moroccan Chicken, Fish Pie, Thai Green Fish Curry, Broccoli Quiche, Saag Paneer, Oven Baked Eggplant and Zucchini Risotto, and Simple Scones (quite a few times…).

One of the best features of the book is the “Basic Techniques and Recipes” section. Some of us may know how to make stock or pastry dough, but others may think dough is from Pillsbury, and stock comes in a carton. Gill and Tracey make it easy to master a few basics that can serve as a foundation for a pretty rockin’ menu. Don’t know what to do with veggies? They give you the low-down on every possible way of cooking them. Wonder what the rules are for freezing? They cover that too. I’m still surprised how much great info is packed into under 200 pages!

If you’re on the fence between the cookbook and the first BLW book, you’ll likely find the cookbook a great place to start. It has all the information you need on the whys, hows, and whats of feeding your baby from six months and beyond. And your partner just may thank you for cooking something other than sweet potatoes for dinner.


Want to win a copy of The Baby-Led Weaning Cookbook? To enter, leave a comment below with your baby’s favorite food, and your email address, by June 10th, at 11:59pm.

If you’d like additional entries, leave separate comments after completing each of the following:

1. Like The Other Baby Book on FB. (Let us know if you already like us!)

2. Follow @otherbabybook on Twitter.

3. Subscribe to our blog.

4. Post a link to this giveaway on your FB or Twitter.


Interested in more BLW fun? Check out the following links for recipes, tips, and stories. More to come throughout the week. If you have your own Baby-led weaning post you’d like us to add to this page, please email megan @, and we’ll link up!

Mummy in Provence –  Ten Tips on Starting Baby Led Weaning

Rosemary from Rosemarius Officinalis – First Tastes and Baby-led Weaning

Janelle from My Son Adrian – Three months of Baby-led Weaning

Bambu Bib and Spoon Review

There’s a lot of plastic out there. If you read my recent post about the problem with plastic, you’ll know I’m not too keen on using or purchasing new plastic items. Though wooden high chairs are easy enough to find – we like theKeekaroo Height Right High Chair

Enter Bambu. Not only are they baby-friendly, they’re eco-friendly. All products are made from sustainably harvested bamboo that is free of fertilizers or pesticides. They’re the only carrier of bamboo products made from Certified Organic sources. And best of all, they use only water-based formaldehyde-free glues. They’re socially responsible, too. Owners and founders Jeff Delkin and Rachel Speth support fair trade, and don’t use any middle men. They’re frequently on site at the villages where their craftsmen work.

I feel like hugging someone. It’s just that kind of a feel-good company.

Their products are great too, though. One problem we faced in finding a spoon to recommend to our readers is that most spoons are too deep and babies can’t get at the yummy stuff inside. Bambu made their spoons the perfect width and depth for tiny mouths though. The bamboo is smooth and easy to grip. And this isn’t some single use, pale pink spoon that won’t make it past 12 months. Bambu’s spoons are versatile (I’m eating yogurt with one right now…), and can be used for sugar, spices, dips, or snacks!

I have to admit, I’ve never heard of a cork bib. I couldn’t even imagine what one would feel like. I thought it was going to be thick, stiff and uncomfortable, but it’s actually none of the above! The bib is wide and long, covering most of baby’s front. It’s designed for feeding an older baby, about 9 months and up. The cork is incredibly durable, machine washable, and naturally anti-microbial, water and stain resistant. As long as you roll up your babe’s sleeves, nothing’s getting by this bib!

Are you eager to try the spoon and bib yourself?

Good news. You can!

Head over to our Facebook page.
On the left side of the page, click on “Photo Contest.”

Upload a picture of your baby feeding him or herself.

Then, fans and friends can head to our album and vote for their favorite little eater.

Voting will close on Sunday, May 8th.

The winner receives a set of spoons and a soft cork bib!

Can’t wait? You can pick up the bib and feeding spoons

Simple Green Giveaway

Anabella, loving her carob flavored yogurt

Are you ready for Spring Cleaning?

Does the thought of dusting off the windowsills make you run for cover or are you itching to bust out the rags and buckets?

Some people clean more when kids are on the scene. Some clean less. But it’s pretty certain we all clean differently.

I move between categories but usually camp out in “I think about cleaning more, but don’t actually do it.” I should probably give a little disclosure. For many years, I didn’t really clean much at all, because I was so afraid of all the toxic chemicals in modern cleaning supplies. I found a few “green” cleaners, but they didn’t work well. Finally, I learned to make my own, and had quite a bit of fun. The book The Naturally Clean Home: 150 Super-Easy Herbal Formulas for Green Cleaning was key in helping me find recipes that worked.

However, my days of making cleaning supplies have been put on hold while I chase Anabella around and work on The Other Baby Book. So what to do? I know most cleaners are poisonous if ingested, and can be dangerous if inhaled or touched. According to the U.S. Poison Control Center, toxic exposures from cleaning products accounted for 206,636 calls in 2005. More than half involved children under six.

Now that I have a mobile baby experimenting with throwing food on the floor and mashing it into her hair, it’s not exactly practical to ignore the mess.  Enter: Simple Green.

Simple Green’s website touts their Naturals line:

“Simple Green Naturals are 100% naturally derived, with ingredients originating from nature: chicory, coconut, corn, palm, naturally occurring minerals, salt and sugar, and water. Nothing else.”

We sampled the whole line, from floor to glass to bath. Things are now a little less sticky, and I don’t worry about Anabella touching even a clean surface, since none of the ingredients are toxic. When I spray one of their products, I appreciate that there is no nasty chemical or fake flowery scent. Even the bathroom cleaner smells like rosemary and mint. It takes just a few seconds to pump a few sprays of the cleaner in the tub, and I love knowing it’s not leaving any yucky residues that will linger when Anabella takes her bath!

Guess what – Simple Green has offered a complete line of Naturals Cleaners to one lucky Other Baby Book fan. You’ll get a bathroom cleaner, glass cleaner, hand soap, carpet care, multi-surface cleaner, dish washing liquid, and floor care. But you may want to think twice about entering. You’ll have no excuses not to clean if you win.

The rules:

Please remember to leave separate comments for each entry. There are a total of six possible entries.

1. The contest ends on Thursday, April 7th at 11:59pm.

2. Mandatory: Take a peek at Simple Green’s site and then leave a comment below with your least favorite place to clean.

3. One extra entry: “Like” us on Facebook and leave a comment below. (If you already like us, just let us know in a separate comment!)

4. One extra entry: Share this link as your Facebook status.

5. One extra entry: Follow us on Twitter, @otherbabybook and tweet this post.

6. One extra entry: Subscribe to The Other Baby Blog.

Happy Cleaning!