Anastasia Borisyuk Eco-Babyz Green Blogger An Interview
Anastasia shares product reviews about eco-friendly children’s products and how to live more naturally as a parent on her blog. She only reviews products that meet her standards for being organic and healthy for children.
Eco-Babyz is a place for natural parenting enthusiasts to learn and share their experiences. It is also a place for conventional parents to learn more about green living. I blog mostly about Eco-parenting and living, health, and controversial parenting subjects. Though great content is my focus, I do have reviews and giveaways every week or two.
AnV Design is my first blog, it is a blog about all things home, decorating, interior design, and architecture. Eco-Babyz came two weeks later and has become my primary blogging outlet. I don’t have the intention of starting any more!
Be honest in your reviews, otherwise you will loose credibility. The more realistic the review, the more likely it is people will read it and actually think about spending money on that product. This benefits both the company and the consumer.
Both. At first my blog was solely for editorial content. When I started writing reviews half a year ago I contacted companies for products I would want to review. Now they come to us as well. We do have a policy in place though to only review products that align with the philosophy of our blog. We only review organic food, no plastic toys (natural rubber, wood, cloth are welcome), and for baby gear we accept items on a case by case basis.
That would have to be the Walkabye Terrani stroller. It really amazed me, I have never seen a smoother ride or better quality. At $599 it is also the most expensive item I have reviewed. I’ll have to say though I love all the products I review. I only request products that align with the philosophy of our blog and my readers, so its a win win! Some of my other favorites in the past are the Britax Advocate CS car seat, Boba Organic Baby Carrier, the Original Rubber Duck, the Germ Guardian UV-C Room Air Sanitizer, Livie and Luca Shoes, Mythic Paint, Emerson Creek Pottery, Fuzzi Bunz cloth diapers, and Thirsties cloth diapers.
I wish advertisers that claim to be ‘green’ but are not in reality would stop the greenwashing. There are a ton of products out there that claim to be Eco-friendly but in fact are not! That is why on Eco-Babyz we stick to either hard-core green companies or make it obvious that an item we are reviewing still has to live up to ‘greeness’. I also wish advertisers would not act like they are doing me a favor by giving me complimentary product for review (especially if the product is not worth more than $30). If they only knew how much time I put into the blog they would understand that it is fair compensation. I do like advertisers that are down to earth in communication and open to new ideas.
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