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Win Organic Merino Wool Nappy Cover

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
Last chance to Win this gorgeous snuggly Organic Merino Wool Nappy Cover available in red, navy, green and my favourite. Simply let us know why you love real nappies below.

We'll select one lucky winner on Thursday 25th April

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Entering a competition via this website will be seen as acceptance of these rules.

1. Only one entry per household is permitted. Cambridge Baby reserves the right to disqualify all entries from one household if multiple entries are made.

2. Cambridge Baby accepts no responsibility for entries that are lost, delayed or damaged in the post, or for emails which fail to be delivered. Entries may be posted to 48 Hemingfod Road, Cambridge, CB1 3BZ. Your full name, address and email address or telephone number must be supplied and the name of the competition clearly stated in your entry.

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9. Cambridge Baby accepts no responsibility for the use of competition prizes, and in no way endorses any products offered by organisations sponsoring the competitions.

10. Competitions may be listed on various Competition sites including

Competitions Today

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The Prizefinder.com

and elsewhere such as Cambridgebaby Facebook

WIN a merino top for fun in the sun !!

Thursday, March 14th, 2013
Believe it or not Merino wool is perfect for summer. Its got a higher UPF (UV protection Factor) than cotton. It breathes brilliantly and actually helps to keep you cool when its hot.  Research shows that in hot temperatures Merino wool clothing helps you sleep better than either cotton or synthetic nightwear. For a chance to WIN this  fine Merino Wool Top like and Share this. When we get to 500 likes. We'll randomly select a winner.

Free Gift Wrap this Advent

Thursday, December 13th, 2012
Welcome to our third Christmas Special.  We're offering free gift wrap on the item of your choice - and it's hand-made, ethically produced wrapping paper too (of course!).  To take up this Advent offer, watch the video clip below and find out

What would Connie like for Christmas?

Enter the answer at checkout, in the voucher code box, and we'll wrap for you the item of your choice.  Tell us which one to wrap in the notes box, also at checkout.  While our stocks of gorgeous paper last! And, to win a lovely pair of wool or suede slippers for your child or yourself in our Christmas Slipper Prize Draw, email the answer to team@cambridgebaby.co.uk.

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We'd love to know what your children are thinking of as Christmas approaches!   Comment and let us know.    For bonus entries into our Christmas Slipper Prize Draw, tweet this link, share with your friends, share on facebook or on your blog -just tell us and we'll give you an extra entry for each share!  Thank you for spreading the word! The small print....  no purchase necessary to enter the Christmas Slipper Prize Draw - just follow the instructions.  Enter by 20th December 2012.  If you can't see the video just email us to enter at team@cambridgebaby.co.uk - and we'll also let you know how to gain your gift wrap this week.  This fairly traded offer ends soon on 19th December 2012 (so make the most of it) or when our stocks of hand-made paper run out!

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Advent Special – number two!

Saturday, December 8th, 2012
As we enter further into advent, we've put together another clip for you with two lovely offers!  This week's question is...

What would Eleanor like for Christmas?

Enter the answer at checkout for £10 off any of our sumptuous Alpaca children's jumpers!   Email us the answer for (another) entry into our Christmas Slipper Draw - win a lovely pair of wool or suede slippers for your child or yourself. We'd love to know what your children are thinking of!   Comment and let us know.    And for bonus entries into our Christmas Slipper Prize Draw, tweet this link, share with your friends, share on facebook or on your blog -just tell us and we'll give you an extra entry for each share!  Thank you for spreading the word!  And a bonus entry for your comments too.  xx The small print....  no purchase necessary to enter the Christmas Slipper Prize Draw - just follow the instructions.  Enter by 20th December 2012.  If you can't see the video just email us to enter at team@cambridgebaby.co.uk - and we'll also let you know how to gain £10 off Alpaca children's jumpers (you can see some here!) this week.  This fabulous alpaca offer ends soon on 12th December 2012 (so make the most of it)!

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Advent Special

Monday, December 3rd, 2012
We had some fun with some of our children in the garden, lighting candles to celebrate advent.  They came out with some very funny things about Christmas - and we decided to put together an Advent Calendar Special for you. So watch this clip - and if you watch carefully you could win 15% off all Winter coats plus an entry into our Christmas Slipper prize draw! For bonus entries into our Christmas Slipper Prize Draw, tweet this link, share with your friends, share on facebook or on your blog - let us know and we'll give you an extra entry for each share!  Thank you for spreading the word! The small print....  no purchase necessary to enter the Christmas Slipper Prize Draw - just follow the instructions.  Enter by 20th December 2012.  If you can't see the video just email us to enter at team@cambridgebaby.co.uk - and we'll also let you know how to claim 15% off Winter coats this week - this fabulous coats offer ends on 10th December 2012 so make the most of it!

Why I Buy Organic & Competition

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
I live in lovely village called Horningsea and one of my greatest pleasures is cycling to work. I was zooming along thinking how lucky I was on this bright blue September day... when suddenly I saw a tractor spraying and I felt sick. The dark side of agriculture was brought home. You'll find a personal post from me below, but to celebrate Organic September we're running an organic competition! We have 8 pairs of Demeter-quality organic cotton socks to win!  To enter, tell us, why do you buy organic?  Comment below - each comment will count as an entry.  Plus, if you share this link anywhere online, we'll give you not one but two bonus entries - simply comment and tell us where you've shared - twitter, facebook, forums, all are good for us!

Organic Cotton Socks for Children

Why I feel lucky I hope you're entered the competition and are feeling lucky.  After passing the spraying tractor, a moments reflection and I felt lucky too. I was briefly exposed to a bit of herbicide. Nothing in comparison to what a conventional cotton farmer has to deal with daily. Many chemicals used in cotton farming are acutely toxic. Some are so dangerous that 120 countries agreed at a UNEP conference in 2001 to ban them - unfortunately many are still being used. The World Trade Organisation estimates 20,000 deaths and three million chronic health problems annually are the result of the use of agricultural pesticides in developing countries. I feel very lucky to live in Britain, where we are at the forefront of change, even if it is slow.

Wearing organic cotton

Choosing organic cotton All our cotton at Cambridge Baby and Good Natured Clothing is organic and we wouldn't have it any other way.  (You can view some lovely organic cotton children's clothing here.) A whopping eight times more pesticide is used on one hectare of conventional cotton than on other crops. These chemicals are incredibly expensive for small holder farmers. In some Indian states, chemicals account for 60% of farmers' budgets.  Over a 1000 suicides in one state alone been attributed to debt. And of course, intensive pesticide use reduces biodiversity, damages ecosystems, and contaminates water supplies. Because pests build up a resistance to pesticides every year, farmers have to use more pesticides to grow the same amount of cotton - increasing the annual damage to the environment. The small extra we pay for quality organic cotton means that farmers receive a premium for organic cotton enabling them to live a healthier more sustainable lifestyle. All our organic cotton is also produced with social sustainability criteria in mind - fair trade principles are embedded in the organic certifications we use, even if the cotton is not Fair Trade certified. How organic cotton farming helps Organic cotton farming is kinder to the environment and helps farmers make a sustainable living. Organic cotton farmers use natural pesticides to keep pests off the crops, without eliminating their natural predators. Intercropping with sunflowers and millet help mask the smell of cotton from weevils that love it. So cotton can be successfully grown without pesticides by enrolling the help of insects and fungi that attack the cotton pests as our many organic cotton farmers demonstrate. Once chemical pesticides are no longer used the presence of beneficial insects increases dramatically while artificial traps, trap crops and host crops can also help to control the pests. The need for chemical fertilizers can be eliminated by utilising organic manures, rotating crops, intercropping, and drip irrigation. Water in organic cotton growing Water use is another concern, even with organic cotton production methods.  Conventional methods of cotton production are literally responsible for creating deserts. Bishopton Trading's organic cotton, however, which we are proud to stock, is predominantly rain-fed.  And soils fertilised with natural manures have a higher hummus content and are better able to retain water. Most fabric used for clothing has many chemicals added to it to enhance the feel and colour and to reduce creasing - our organic cotton clothing doesn't.  One of the few additions is the dye - and this has to be accepted by organic accreditation bodies.  Bishopston Trading, for example, alongside many of the brands we stock, use GOTS accredited (Global Organic Textile Standard) non-azo reactive dyes to stand up to machine washing.  The only treatment to their organic cotton yarn is a rice water starch applied to the warp threads to enable the weavers to span the looms - this quickly washes out. And, Bishopston Trading say that their white cloth is bleached without the use of chlorine - so you can be safe and comfortable on your organic bed linen with a clean conscience. Good to be a part of change I feel lucky - I'm in a position to be able to choose change. Working for Cambridge Baby, who sell only organic cotton, makes me really happy. Being able to choose to buy organic makes me feel good because I know I'm contributing to creating a world that I'd like to live in. Wheat fields filled with poppies and butterflies, rather than wheat deserts, healthy organic cotton farmers and families around the world. We'd like to know what you think too.