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Why shop at Green Bambino?

No Comments 16 August 2014

We are locally-owned and operated by lifelong residents of Oklahoma (Oklahoma City and Okmulgee).

We provide an open-minded, non-judgmental atmosphere. Our job is to support parents in whatever journey they find themselves on. We welcome families from all natural parenting perspectives, from the soggiest oatmeal to the crunchiest granola!

Green Bambino loyalty rewards program:

  • Our rewards program is free and easy – we keep the card here so you don’t have to keep up with it.
  • Earn at least 10% back to spend as cash in the store after 6 visits.
  • Earn rewards for referring friends and family to Green Bambino.

Expert staff and curated selection of products
Our staff really knows what they are doing. Here’s a list of our employees’ training and certifications:

  • Child Passenger Safety Technicians: Currently, both owners and our assistant manager are CPSTs. Our owners have been certified techs since 2012.
  • CPR Certification: most of our staff are CPR trained to help in an emergency.
  • Certified Lactation Consultants
  • Certified Breastfeeding Educator
  • Bravado Certified Fitters: We have the only Bravado-certified bra fitters in Oklahoma.
  • Our owner, Morgan, was selected as an Innovator of the Year in 2011 by The Journal Record
  • Center for Babywearing Studies Certification: Our owner, Morgan, and several of our staff members are among the few CBWS-trained consultants in Oklahoma. This babywearing training helps us help parents on their babywearing journey. We meet parents where they are on that journey and help them find the baby carrier that is right for them and their baby.

We put a lot of effort into picking the products we choose to carry at Green Bambino. We look for products made in the USA or made ethically overseas. As much as possible, we find things that are made from organic/recycled materials or are easily recyclable. We try to choose products that have multiple uses and are durable, saving you money and reducing waste.

Green Bambino gives back to the community:

Green Bambino is proud to support the following organizations and events in and around Oklahoma City:

Wiggle Out Loud
Emmanuel Synagogue
MetroLibrary Summer Reading Programs
Infant Crisis Services
Deluxe Indie Craft Bazaar
American Heart Association
Hot Mamas Run
Keep Oklahoma Beautiful
First Presbyterian School
Doula Association of Central Oklahoma
Oklahoma Birth Network
Haunt the Zoo
Harding Charter Preparatory High School
Crown Heights-Edgemere Heights
Edmond First Church of the Nazarene child care center
Chapel Hill United Methodist Church Preschool and MDO
Planned Parenthood
American Cancer Society
Impact Oklahoma
OKC Beautiful
Big Latch On
First Unitarian Church
St. Eugene School
Youth for Christ OKC
Junior League of OKC
Muscular Dystrophy Association
Keystone Adventure School and Farm
Lakeview Park Church of the Nazarene
Westminster Child Development Center
New Hope Church of Christ
Western Avenue Association
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Oklahoma Chapter
March of Dime, Central Oklahoma Division
Oklahoma Eating Disorders Association
Jack & Jill of America, Inc. OKC Chapter
Providence Hall Classical Christian School
Safe Kids Oklahoma
Bishop McGuinness High School



May 5 is Keep It Local Day

No Comments 30 April 2012

Keep It Local Day is a commitment to shop local for one day from sunup to sundown. Join us on Saturday, May 5th as we support the local businesses that fuel our economy and strengthen our communities.

Green Bambino will offer a 10% discount to Keep It Local card holders on May 5 in celebration of Keep It Local Day. You must show your card to get the discount, and discounts do not combine. Cards are available for purchase for $10.

Visit http://www.keepitlocalok.com/contest to enter to win one of 100 free Keep It Local cards.

Coffee Talk

A little treasure I found…

1 Comment 23 April 2012

You can find the coolest stuff at the Science Museum gift shop. This bird mobile makes me happy.


new step stools from True North Living

2 Comments 11 April 2012

One of my new favorite local businesses is True North Living on Western Ave. Katie runs a beautiful shop featuring direct-from-the-manufacturer hard wood furniture that is custom built to order. They also have a great selection of upholstered furniture, art, rugs and accessories.

Katie just brought us two new step stools for our sinks, and they are gorgeous!

We picked the colors to match the store and selected how tall we wanted them to be for little ones to reach the sink.

You can visit True North Living on Facebook here.

True North Living
7318 N. Western
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Email: truenorthliving@gmail.com


Tail Feathers Diapers restock!

4 Comments 29 March 2012

Check out the massive Tail Feathers Diapers order Rachel delivered on Monday! Thanks to everyone for supporting our favorite Made in Oklahoma diaper company!


Foodie Friday: Sophabella’s

1 Comment 09 March 2012

For this Foodie Friday, we’re taking a different tack.You may not know that Oklahoma City has a restaurant that serves fantastic Chicago-style pizza. (Disclaimer: I’ve never been to Chicago, so I’m not an expert.) They also have fabulous salads, pastas and desserts, and a nice kids’ menu.
Sophabella’s is definitely a family-friendly local restaurant, but I want to talk about what they do on Thursday evenings from 5-9 p.m.: Ladies’ Night!
On Thursday nights, flock to Sophabella’s with all your mom friends for free table-side appetizers, wine and cocktail specials, and most importantly, $1 mimosas and poinsettias. If you are like me, you may ask, “Why are they serving $1 Christmas flowers?” But then you learn that a poinsettia at a bar is cranberry juice and champagne, and in my humble opinion, way tastier and more dangerous than a mimosa. Remind yourself regularly that there is in fact alcohol in that yummy pink drink.
You might even run into your favorite Green Bambino staff – some of us went last night for a long overdue social hour. There were many oohs and aahs over the Uptown Pepperoni Pizza, and several slices of chocolate cake were demolished.

Phone: (405) 879-0100

$ Ladies’ Night
$$$ other nights
*$ = inexpensive enough to eat at regularly
$$ = a little more expensive, but not too much of a splurge
$$$ = pretty splurgy


local art at Green Bambino

1 Comment 18 January 2012

Did you know Green Bambino features local art? We’ve currently got pieces from several artists. Here are a few from Amanda Christine:

These would look great in baby’s room, kids’ rooms, or any room in the house! Stop by to check out all of the beautiful art and consider supporting local artists like Amanda Christine with a purchase.


tis (always) the season to shop locally

No Comments 03 November 2011

As many of you are already aware, Green Bambino has some pretty amazing staff. After a long couple of weeks, that amazing staff told the owner (me) not to come to work on Wednesday and I though it was a grand idea.

What does the owner of Green Bambino do on her day off? She goes local shop hopping! In one day I visited all of these amazing local stores:

I didn’t spend money at every store, but supporting local stores can simply mean remembering that they exist and visiting them as regularly as you can. A great way to support the local economy is to apply the principle of the 3/50 project. Each month, pick three local businesses you’d hate to see close, and spend $50 total at those shops. You don’t have to spend an extra $50 each month; simply shift money you already spend elsewhere to locally-owned businesses: grocery stores, gift shops, gyms, banks, cleaners, etc.

To learn more about the 3/50 Project, click here.

Coffee Talk, News

Car seat safety

2 Comments 24 October 2011

Why your child should rear-face as long as possible

A guest post from Redbud Baby Planners (who are SafeKids certified)

If you haven’t already heard, earlier this year the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a new policy statement advising parents to keep toddlers in rear-facing car seats at least until age 2, or until they exceed the height or weight limit for the car seat.  While this may seem like a change from their 1 year and 20 pound recommendation, it is actually just a clarification.  The AAP and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration remain committed to the recommendation that rear-facing is the safest way for a child to ride in the car and that every child should remain rear-facing as long as their seat allows (www.nhtsa.gov).  Most child restraints will allow children to remain rear-facing until 35 pounds, but every parent should be sure to check the weight and height limits labeled on their individual seat.

According to Crashtest.Com, frontal and frontal offset crashes combine for about 72% of severe crashes.  Rear-facing car seats spread frontal crash forces over the whole area of a child’s back, head and neck; they also prevent the head from snapping relative to the body in a frontal crash (http://www.car-safety.org/rearface.html).  To get a great visual of what happens to your child in a crash, check out this video that simulates a 9-month-old child in a rear-facing vs. forward-facing seat in a frontal collision. You will immediately notice the difference in the impact on the neck and back of the baby.

The recent misunderstanding in recommended car seat use is just one more thing that can confuse otherwise well-meaning parents.  In a study observing the misuse of 3,442 child restraint systems in six states, approximately 73% of seats showed at least one critical misuse.  And with motor vehicle crashes being the leading cause of death in children 3-14 in the USA, it is vital for all parents to have their car seat checked by a certified child passenger safety technician to ensure correct use (www.safekids.org).  There are many things about installing a car seat that are not intuitive.  A certified technician will be able to show you how to correctly install your car seat in your vehicle every time, and use that car seat properly.  They can also ensure your child is in the best seat for their size.

At Redbud Baby Planners, we realize that while most parents place priority on their child’s safety, it may be difficult to set an appointment with an agency to check your car seat when one or both parents are working or just too busy during business hours.  To ensure every child in Oklahoma City is as safe as possible, Redbud Baby Planners is now offering private car seat installation instruction.  We will meet you at a time and place that is most convenient for you, whether that be during the day, after work or on the weekend, and ensure you are able to properly install your particular seat in all of your vehicles every time.  Don’t let your schedule be a deterrent to getting your car seat checked.  Make sure your child is as safe as possible today.

Private car seat installation instruction is usually $40 for two vehicles, but mention this blog post and we will be glad to offer you $5 off.  Hope to hear from you soon!

About Redbud Baby Planners
Redbud Baby Planners is Oklahoma’s first fully-focused maternity concierge and baby planning business. Amanda Harding and Stephanie Zerr met in 2009 as first-time expecting mothers in childbirth classes, and have since watched their children grow, celebrating successes and encouraging each other through struggles. Their friendship has grown into a shared passion for supporting other families in their journey to parenthood. Their experience as mothers of young children themselves makes them particularly empathetic towards the adventures of expecting and new parents. They believe that each parent-baby relationship is special and realize that every family will have a unique birthing and parenting style. Both women are certified passenger safety technicians.  In addition to private car seat installation instruction, Redbud Baby Planners offers baby gear consultations and nursery preparation among other services.  They are also available as a concierge for referrals to local pre and post-natal services.  You can find out more about Redbud Baby Planners by visiting their website at www.RedbudBabyPlanners.com.

Contest, News

Bouncing Woolies giveaway

40 Comments 05 October 2011

Bouncing Woolies dryer balls are back in stock

We love Bouncing Woolies dryer balls! Not only do they work great at reducing drying time and energy costs, but they are made in Oklahoma. Most people start with 2-4 dryer balls (use them all at the same time). The more you use, the faster your laundry will dry.

Personally, we are much happier with our Bouncing Woolies than we were with plastic dryer balls. Wool dryer balls make far less racket in the dryer, so we can again run our dryer at bedtime without worry. Wool won’t wear out or crack like plastic can, either.

Bouncing Woolies makes more than just dryer balls, though! Green Bambino is excited to now carry BW car/closet fresheners in the limited edition Autumn Magic fragrance. They are $13.95 each and can be hung anywhere you need a dose of pleasant aroma. To celebrate, we’re giving away one freshener to a lucky reader.

To enter, take a look around our brand new website and comment on any post other than this one. Come back to this post and paste a link to your comment in the “Post a Comment” section below. We’ll pick a random winner on Monday, October 31. Good luck!

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