Why am I Doing This? A look back and the road forward

Posted on May 02, 2015 by Charmaine Baan | 1 Comment

Two years into this lovely craziness that is Hey Pomelo and I probably ask myself this on a weekly, even daily basis. Sometimes in despair but most of the time to remind myself what this is all for and where I hope for it all to go.


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Cloth Diapering - the real deal on how to start and stick with it.

Posted on April 22, 2015 by Charmaine Baan | 0 Comments

Three years into it can definitely say that have seen a few disgusting things, learned some helpful tips, and I have not regretted it once. Cloth diapering is clearly the right choice from an environmental standpoint, but there is also a bonus to your baby’s sensitive skin,



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Make At Home, Crispy Apple Chips

Posted on November 27, 2013 by Charmaine Baan | 1 Comment

Homemade apple chips, the perfect toddler snack really.  Crispy and light they store well, are not sticky or wet, and kids just love them.  The best part is, they are pretty cheap and easy to make, as one big apple will usually give you a whole tray of chips.  I made my batch with Ida red apples and they turned out so pretty, with a bright ring of red skin on creamy white

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Posted in homemade, homemade baby food, local produce, organic, preserves, sustainability

What is Organic Cotton, and why are we using it?

Posted on November 08, 2013 by Charmaine Baan | 0 Comments

Starting with the farm and the seed, there is quite a journey between cotton seed and cotton Ts. Before the seed is even planted, the farm must first obtain an organic certification (differing between areas, GOTS, USDA etc) and do so must outline the entire proposed method of growing. 

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BeadforLife: a noble cause

Posted on March 14, 2013 by Charmaine Baan | 0 Comments


I was instantly hooked on the shea butter products and loved the colorful beaded bracelets and necklaces.  I liked them even more when I heard the story behind BeadforLife.  They are a non profit organization based out of Colorado that helps lift women and their families out of poverty throughout war-torn Uganda...We support Beadforlife products for obvious reasons, but why shea butter for babies?

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Posted in BeadforLife, moisturizing, skin care, sustainability

Our fabric choices

Posted on February 27, 2013 by Charmaine Baan | 0 Comments


In designing Hey Pomelo products, we searched far and wide to source the best quality fabrics possible.  Not only are they aesthetically pleasing to look at and touch, they also exceed our criteria for absorbency and ease of care.  Our goal is to make products that can hold up to whatever baby throws (up) at it and, with the proper care, will last for years to come...

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Posted in bamboo, cotton, fabric, organic, polyfleece, product care, sustainability


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