There’s a LOT Of baby gear out there. For first time parents and even veteran moms and dads, choosing what to buy can be difficult. As I’ve done before, I wanted to give you some insight on some awesome new products out there, as well as some old favorites. Read on and tell me what you love!
Please note I received samples of some of these items in order to be able to write these reviews. My opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.
Kids do funny things every single day. Wether it’s something they’ve said or done, you want to capture this moment in time before the business of the day makes you forget it. Milestone™ are just what you need. They are a series of small, printed cards, each with a space to write down something special. These are the perfect way to record those special moments. There’s no need to take out a scrapbook or even a camera. Simply, keep these cards on a drawer in your living space and write things down as they happen. Later on, when you have more time, you can add them to a photo album or scrapbook or even take a picture of your child with them. These make great gifts too. They are adorable too!
Wee Nation combines amazing Canandian baby gear with the convenience of a delivery service. You can choose from boxes that are themed for toddlers, big babies, or newborns. Each box is filled with unique, useful, and gender neutral items. Some of the awesome items I saw were hand crafted toys, beauty products, and even a teething ring necklace. This is a great way to discover new products and to gift for a mom or dad. Wee Nation is unlike anything I’ve come across before.
It’s been proven that swaddling baby can help them, (and you), sleep more soundly. The Ollie Swaddle is the best of the best in this genre. It’s designed to not only keep baby secure, but to keep them cool through the night. It secures with Velcro and a bottom elastic. It’s easy to use, even for first timers, and it’s machine washable. You can even change a diaper without unwrapping the top. This swaddle allows baby to transition from womb to crib seamlessly and to sooth themselves back to sleep. The beautiful colors are a fit for any nursery and the fabric is so soft and snuggly that you’ll have one more reason to snuggle baby.
Having a baby in your life means you need to avoid chemicals. Wether you’re expecting or a new mom, avoiding toxins can help you and baby thrive and stay healthy. Here’s what I didn’t realize…the average woman’s beauty routine consists of 12 products, which exposes her (and baby) to up to 168 unique chemicals. Nine Naturals offers a line of products without these chemicals. Offering everything from Body Butter, to shampoo and conditioner, there’s no reason to expose yourself to chemicals. These products smell divine and perform amazingly. Nine Naturals products contain no sulfates, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, dea, aluminum, chemical sunscreens, synthetic fragrances or artificial preservatives.
As you may know, chemicals aren’t good for expecting mamas. However, many of the cosmetics you use, contain these harmful ingredients. Finding things that still work and make you feel beautiful can be a challenge. KnockedUp Nails helps your hands and feet look amazing, all nine months of your pregnancy. The polish is 5-free and does not contain toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) or camphor. The polish is long-lasting…and I can tell you, I put it to the test…even at yoga! They are also cruelty free, vegan, and made in the USA!
There are a lot of kids books out there. I wanted to share a touching tale with you from Chronicle Books. Mamasaurus. This book is a reassuring tale of a baby dino who travels through the jungle in search of his mama. Turns out, she was with him the whole time. The book is whimsical and colorful. The illustrations are going to make you smile, I promise. This makes a great addition to bedtime stories, or a gift for a new mama.
Everyone knows that holding baby close has amazing benefits for mom and the little one. These benefits are proven and are both scientific and emotional. However, getting things done while holding baby, can be challenging. The Baby K’Tan is the wrap/carrier you need to keep going with your busy life, and to hold baby close. It’s convertible. It can be worn a number of ways depending on your activity, comfort and baby’s size. The Baby K’Tan ACTIVE is made of a breathable hi-tech performance fabric that wicks away moisture. So neither you or baby will get too hot. It’s comfortable to wear and it’s simple to put on. This is a great option for new moms and dads!
Every baby’s room needs a humidifier. They help baby adjust to the drier atmosphere and keep their delicate skin moist. They also encourage a good night’s sleep. Crane’s line of humidifiers is not only adorable, they are effective. The base is made up of a Clean Control Antimicrobial Material that helps reduce mold and bacteria growth. It runs super quietly for up to 24 hours on one fill. When the tank is empty, the machine turns off automatically. There’s no filter to replace and it’s even under warrantee for a year. The best part of these humidifiers is the adorable animals options….Crane sells everything from a doggie, to a pig, to a penguin. No matter how your nursery is decorated, you’ll find something you love.
Sauce for Skin
If you’re looking for all natural baby products, Sauce for Skin has you covered. They offer baby lotion, rash guard, and even belly butter for expecting moms. These products are made with care and all natural ingredients, so you can use them in confidence. They smell heavenly and are super effective. You will want to use them on yourself as well! The products you use on baby have a big impact, so many sure they are worry free. Sauce for Skin has some grown up products as well! Check out their amazing offerings!
While you’re waiting for baby’s arrival, getting dressed (and being comfortable) can be a challenge. Onzie feels like there is no reason to not only dress your bump well, but look good and feel great while doing it. Their high waisted leggings aren’t designated maternity wear. However, the high waist is just enough to get you through those rough months where nothing seems to fit. The fabric keeps you cool and dry from sitting around to your yoga mat. It’s all about feeling great, and these leggings fit the bill!