Pregnant With Your First? 5 Ways to Prepare

Giving birth is no easy task, hence the term “labor”. The expectant mother has most likely read tons of material for preparing for the birth of their first child, but sometimes a quick checklist is the most helpful way to get ready for this life-changing event. Preparing ahead will help you feel more confident and in control. These five ways to prepare for your first can do just that.

 

Follow a Schedule of Prenatal Visits

Make a doctor’s appointment with your OB-GYN or specialist as soon as you think you are pregnant. They will be able to confirm your pregnancy and check your health as you progress. Expect a schedule that begins with monthly check-ups and ends with weekly ones. The doctor will check the growth of the fetus and perform special tests that can detect problems like high -risk symptoms early. These visits are important to avoid any complications that may arise with your pregnancy. If you are having a high-risk pregnancy then visits with a maternal fetal specialist, like Dr. Gilbert Webb, are all the more important.

 

Pre-register and Practice Checking In

Most hospitals and birthing centers are more than happy to have expectant parents pre-register for the event. This allows them to take care of your paperwork and insurance matters in advance. It is a good time to also find out what you should do to have the new family member added to your health insurance policy. Ask for a tour of the birthing area and nursery. Ask about your options. Scope out parking and entrances. Pretend it is 3 a.m. and you have just arrived!

 

Stock up on Supplies

Cooking up a few meals for the freezer will save you and your family time and energy once baby is born. Heat-and-eat meals will allow you more time to rest and be with your baby. Don’t forget easy-to-grab non-perishable healthy snacks like granola bars and dried fruit.

This is also the time to decide whether you are going to breastfeed or put your baby on formula. If breastfeeding, purchase a couple of comfortable nursing bras and a breast pump. For formula feeding, get a case of formula and your choice of bottles. Disposable ones will make life easier in the beginning.

Stocking up on plenty of “incidentals” will cut down on errand-running after the baby arrives. Don’t forget maxi-pads, baby wipes, a gentle stool softener, and, of course, newborn diapers.

 

Recruiting Outside Help

Friends and family will be invaluable during those first few weeks of new parenthood. Now is the time to ask and recruit. Have a cleaning service come right before your due date. Bringing home the new baby to a clean and neat home will feel good. Enlist the cleaners on a temporary basis while you get established as a new mom. It may sound like splurging, but you will find that it’s worth it to save your own energy for being with the baby.

 

Planning Transportation

It’s never too soon to purchase and install a proper infant car seat. Hospitals won’t allow you to leave without one. If you must take a taxi, practice installing it in another car a few times. Make sure the car has gas, or if you are using a taxi service, decide on which one and have the number in a handy spot. Plan out the best route from home to hospital. Consider possible traffic jams at certain times of the day and any road construction that is in progress. Together with your partner, take a few practice runs.

Waking up at 2 a.m. with labor pains or having your water break while at work or lunch are not the times for packing your bag for a hospital stay. At least two weeks before your due date, pack up and put your bag in an easy-to-spot location. Pack a comfy gown and robe, slippers, and personal items you will need. Don’t forget a coming-home outfit for you and the baby.

These tips can help first-time mothers feel in control. And being in control can help you relax and enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience,

 

 

A great guest blog from our friend Brooke Chaplan!

 

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Infants and the Pool: Important Keys to Remember – GUEST BLOGGER POST

Infants and the Pool

If you are going to the pool, you want to be able to share that experience with your child. Babies can go in the water at any time, but you may want to wait until at least 6 weeks after the birth before going in water. After that, a pool in your own backyard or at a local health club can be a great place for you to bond with your child. As long as you take steps to keep your child protected from drowning or exposure to bacteria, cold temperatures or chemicals, playing around and swimming in the water can be a fun experience for both you and your child.

 

Sun and Water Protection

At an outdoor pool, keep your baby in a shaded spot, especially during the peak hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Put your child in protective clothing such as pants, a collared shirt and a brimmed hat when you go outdoors. Also try to use an umbrella or a stroller to keep UV rays from reaching your child. Consult your pediatrician before putting sunblock on a child under 6 months old. If sunscreen is necessary, only use small amounts on your infant’s face and hand. After the age of 6 months, you can use a sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher on your child. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends putting sunscreen on a child 30 minutes before going out in the sun. Be careful when choosing a sunscreen. Broad spectrum sunscreens with zinc-oxide or titanium dioxide tend to be the safest for children, and sun blocks with DEET insect repellent are considered harmful.

When going to pool, check to make sure the water is safe for your baby. Try to avoid pools with cold temperatures below 89.6 degrees Fahrenheit, especially for really small babies. Also check to make sure that a pool doesn’t use high levels of chlorine, which could be harmful to an infant’s eyes or skin. Use your judgment. If you can smell chemicals when you enter a pool, or the water seems cold to you, it likely isn’t going to be healthy for your baby.

 

Trust of Water

According to Dr. William Sears of Parenting.com, you can help build water trust by taking baths with your child. Make baths fun and soothing by singing to your child or playing with toys in the tub. You may even want to breastfeed your child in the water. Once you work your way up to a pool, make sure to hold your child securely and maintain eye contact while moving around in the water.

You can make going to the pool a fun experience for your child by bringing toys and snacks. Easy snacks such as fruit, crackers, cereal, baby food and formula tend to be the easiest, depending on your child’s age. Bring bath toys, such as rubber ducks or action figures, to transition your child from the bathtub to pool. If you bring floaties or a baby raft when your child gets older, don’t count on these toys to keep your child safe. Make sure to watch your baby at all times.

 

Swimming Lessons

Making sure your child knows the basics of swimming at a young age can help promote water safety. A swim class can allow your baby to learn the basic motions of swimming early on in the developmental process. Companies such as Swim Jim, a swim center that offers swim lessons in Houston and New York, offer swim lessons for children as young as 8 weeks old. During swim lessons, make sure to be actively involved in teaching your child how to swim. Most classes for young children tend to incorporate games to make the lessons more interactive for youngsters. Don’t be tempted to dunk your child underwater, even for a few seconds. You baby could swallow water and run the risk of developing a bacterial infection. Give your little one encouragement when working on swimming to make it a positive experience. Try to start your baby off gradually with small increments of 10 to 20 minutes in the water before moving onto swim classes.

 

Pool Safety

According to the CDC, children between the ages of 1 and 4 years old have the highest risk of drowning, especially in backyard pools. To protect your child from getting into a pool unsupervised, install a 4-foot-tall fence around the perimeter of your pool, a self-latching gate and an underwater motion alarm. A pool cover can also help you to keep your child from being able to get into a pool when you aren’t around. Remove temptation for your child by taking toys out of the pool area when you’re not using it. If you have an inflatable pool, empty it out each time.

When you are in your backyard pool area, watch your child every moment and make sure your baby wears a well-fitting personal floatation device, approved by the U.S. Coast Guard. Before letting your child into a pool, it may be useful to learn CPR in case anything happens. When your child is old enough, go over important rules such as staying out of the water without adult supervision.

As long as you practice water safety, being in the pool with your baby can be a positive experience. It can allow you to develop a closer bond with your child and have a relaxing experience at the same time. By enrolling your child to swim lessons at an early age and encouraging the use of personal flotation devices, you can help your baby to enjoy and be safe in the water.

– Rachelle Wilber

 

 

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Tips to Keep Safe on Halloween Night with the Kids

halloween safety tipsWith Halloween just around the corner, no doubt your family is getting ready for the holiday. If you have kids old enough to understand the festivities, this is an especially fun time of the year. Like anything else, however, we have to keep safety in mind. Here are some tips to stay safe while trick-or-treating this Halloween.

1. Plan your routine in advance.

If you’ll be walking along your neighborhood, make sure to plan out the route you’ll be taking in advance. If you end up too far from home, you could end up with sore legs, a cranky child, and no resort but to keep walking. Stick to the roads you’re familiar with to avoid getting lost.

2. Wear comfortable shoes.

Regardless of the footwear that goes best with your costume, you’ll want to wear comfortable walking shoes for the evening. Avoid heels, wedges, and sandals without support. Many kids’ costumes come with flaps on the bottom of the leg to disguise normal shoes.

3. Use soft props.

If your child’s costume just has to have a prop, make sure it’s made out of foam, rubber, or soft plastic. Kids inevitably get rambunctious during trick-or-treating; they’ll swing their toy swords or pitchforks at one another in excitement.

4. Avoid cumbersome masks.

A tightly fitted mask or a mask that obscures your child’s vision is just asking for a spill. Street walking is easy, but navigating curbs, walkways, and front steps can be tough if you can’t see. Opt for masks that leave plenty of room to see, or ones that can be easily pulled up or removed.

5. Bring plenty of light.

You’ll probably take your little ones trick-or-treating during the day time, but if you go at night you’ll want to bring plenty of light. Several people in your group should carry flashlights to make sure you can see where you’re walking and also to alert cars to your presence. If possible, add some reflective tape to your costumes or candy bags.

6. Only stop at well-lit home.

The light near the front door is the typical sign that a home is accepting trick-or-treaters. If you approach a home that’s dark, turn away and try the next. Some people don’t celebrate Halloween or they’re out for the evening celebrating elsewhere.

7. Mind the cars.

Just because everyone in your neighborhood is out on the street doesn’t mean it has become a pedestrian-only zone. Always look for cars as you cross. If a car is approaching, try to make eye contact with the driver so you’re sure he’s aware of you before walking in front of the car.

8. Check all the candy.

Before your kids tear into their goodies, you’ll want to check it all first. Make sure nothing looks opened, old, or not in its original wrapper. If anything looks suspicious, throw it away before your kids ever see it. Incidents of people intentionally doing something to the candy to hurt kids are rare, but you can never be too careful.

baby headrestGuest Blog by Alicia Overby – Founder & President of Baby Elephant Ears

Alicia is wife, mother, and creator of Baby Elephant Ears. Baby Elephant Ears was created out of parental concern, not financial desire. In 2005, when their second child was an infant, he cried all the time and just couldn’t seem to get comfortable.

After seeking advice and suggestion from the medical community and alternative medicine, they eventually ended up in the chiropractors office where their baby was successfully treated for asubluxation, discomfort most likely the result of the strain during labor, which was now being exacerbated by the normal lack of infant neck strength. Only proper neck, head, and back alignment would offer him relief. When they couldn’t find a product to give their baby the necessary support, Alicia took matters into her own hands and crafted her own infant support pillow. The first Baby Elephant Ears was born!

For more information, visit www.babyelephantears.com.

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6 Ways to Teach Children About Germs

teach kids about germsGerms are everywhere. They’re out in the world and they’re even in our homes. They can be spread through fluids or simple contact. Children, especially, need to be careful about how they spread germs. Their immune systems are still immature and they have a tendency to touch just about everything; that’s why they seem to get sick so often. Here are some ways you can teach your kids about germs.

1. Practice what you preach.

I’ve said this before, but it’s worth repeating. Leading by example is the best way to teach our kids anything. We can insist they do as we say, not as we do, but that never works. If your children see you practicing good habits, they’ll naturally fall into step. Wash your hands before eating and after using the bathroom, blowing your nose, or coughing/sneezing into your hand.

2. Create a hand-washing song.

If you tell your kids to wash their hands, they’ll likely wet them under the water for a second and be done with it. But this doesn’t actually clean anything. Give them a fun way to measure the time by using a song that’s 15 to 20 seconds long. Encourage them to sing the song while they wash their hands and they aren’t done until the song is over. The ABCs usually take about 20 seconds.

3. Make food easily share-able.

While we want our kids to share, food should be off limits unless it’s been divided. Rather than letting them bite off that apple together, cut it into slices so they don’t pass germs to one another. Quarter that sandwich too. If you’ve only got one cup, drop in an extra straw.

4. Use a visual aid.

Often, kids are visual learners. Fill a spray bottle with water. Explain that in this example, the germs are the water. Give a spritz at a table or plant to show how far the germs can be spread. Keep spraying and stepping back until the water doesn’t reach the target anymore. This will give your kids an idea just how far germs can travel by coughs and sneezes.

5. Teach the basics of germs.

Explain that germs are tiny, impossible to see (with our eyes) little things that live basically everywhere. Many are harmless, but some can make us sick. They live out in the world and some even inside our bodies. If we touch something on the ground or public places, we could pick up germs. We can also get them if we touch other people if they forgot to wash their hands after sneezing, coughing or using the bathroom.

6. Use the wheat flour experiment.

This display is often used in kindergarten classes to explain germs. Cover a plate in whole wheat flour and tell the kids that it represents germs. Have a fraction of the group put their hands in the flour (one kid if you have two or three, two kids if you have four or five, three if you have ten, etc. so that just a few touch the flour). Then let them play with a communal toy like building blocks. After three or five minutes, have them all hold out their hands to see who has the “germs” now. Explain that had they washed their hands, no one would have the germs.

organic baby toddler clothingWritten by Holly MacLean from Wee Urban

As a new mom, Holly was driven to start Wee Urban™ to offer the modern family a unique and fresh collection of eco-friendly baby gear and accessories that goes beyond the conventional and explores the exceptional! Tired of traditional pinks and blues and cute motifs, we offer sophisticated designs, “conscious” organic alternatives, practical functionality and superior quality. Using our custom certified organic cotton blends, low-impact dyes, and other trendsetting fabrics, we hope to inspire families to be make better choices and of course- do it all in urban style!

Beyond our organic cotton and azo-free dyes, Wee Urban uses 100% post-consumer packaging and tags for our Wee Dreams™ Sleep Bags. Our distinctive screen-printing is done with 100% eco-inks and are all phthalate free.

We also recycle our remnants and donate as much as possible to local elementary schools to help with arts and crafts programs.

For more information, visit wwww.weeurban.com

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Parent Approved Products for Healthy, Happy Baby

The safety of our children is always important. The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) reminds parents that they should do research before buying their baby gear. Not all products meant for children are made safe. This year, JPMA has chosen to create a theme for the month called “Green is the New Pink and Blue” to share with parents the best eco-friendly practices to raise a healthy family. Here is my list of top products to keep baby safe.

1. Babee Talk Eco-Teether® Crib Rail Cover

When Jennifer Cicci saw teeth marks on her baby’s crib she knew that couldn’t be healthy. With no luck finding a solution on the market that was high-quality, eco-friendly and fashionable, she decided to design her own! The unique patented Eco-Teether® Crib Rail Cover gives babies a safe and comforting way to teethe while relieving parents’ concerns. Not only is it made from organic materials, it incorporates two major safety features that other rail covers lack. The cover’s patented Velcro straps keep it securely in place even as babies pull and tug on it. Also, when attached properly, the inside of the cover is shorter than the outside, so babies don’t roll over into the fabric and risk suffocation.

$99.99

safe and comforting way to teethe

2.  Woombie Air 

The Woombie Air is the safest and most effective baby swaddle that requires no wrapping. It’s the first breathable baby swaddle that regulates baby’s body temperature by allowing excess heat to escape. All you do is put baby in and zip up; the unique peanut-shaped swaddle gently cocoons baby and the 4-way stretch bebeflex(TM) fabric enables baby to move naturally which helps protect against hip dysplasia. Baby’s arms are not pinned to the side; prevents overheating; and no worries of dangerous, lose blankets unraveling and covering baby’s face. The Mom/Nurse invented Woombie Air re-creates the security and comfort baby felt in the womb and promotes longer periods of sleep from birth to 6 months (or when baby begins to roll).

$26.00

most effective baby swaddle

3. Baby J Padded Play Mat

This padded play mat for babies and toddlers is perfect to protect kids from germs. This mom-invented play mat was designed for the germ-conscious mom who always wants a clean area for her little one (perfect to use at mommy and me classes, playdates, traveling — especially at the airport, lying down in the park, and more). The play mat is crafted with vibrant and colorful, 100% cotton, designer fabric and super plush minky. It’s comfy and cozy for any new baby, and great for tummy time. It measures 29″x35″ and features a Velcro closure that ensures one side stays clean and sanitary, and always stays compact and folded up in your diaper bag.

$55.00

padded play mat

4. San Diego Bebe Eco-Nursing Pillow

The mom invented and multiple-award winning San Diego Bebe(R) Eco-Nursing Pillow offers support, comfort, and discretion for mom and baby. It’s also the healthiest nursing pillow, made of 100% virgin polyfiber with no flame-retardant chemicals. It’s hypo-allergenic, non-toxic, non-flammable and recyclable. Plus, it’s odor-free, glue-free, foam-free, lead-free, and phthalate-free. It is available in a variety of chic colors and plush fabrics. Option for one baby or for twins to feed two babies simultaneously!

$59.99 – $79.99

healthiest nursing pillow

5Wee Urban

Wee Urban™ offers the modern family a unique and fresh collection of baby gear and accessories that goes beyond the conventional and explores the exceptional! Tired of traditional pinks and blues and cute motifs, they offer sophisticated designs, “conscious” organic alternatives, practical functionality and superior quality. Using their custom certified organic cotton blends, low-impact dyes, and other trendsetting fabrics, the brand hopes to inspire families to be make better choices and of course- do it all in urban style!

$19.00 – $89.00

modern baby clothes

6. Organic Baby Elephant Ears

Baby Elephant Ears is a multi-use headrest providing spinal/neck alignment and comfort for babies — and they’re designed to look like adorable elephant ears! The Organic Baby Elephant Ears are made with 100% organic cotton and filled with an all-natural corn fill. Baby Elephant Ears go wherever baby goes — stroller, swing, car seat, changing table, etc. The headrests are fully washable and require no attachments, straps or special skills and they’re offered in diverse prints and organics. The superior design and durability of these headrests make them the perfect gift for parents!

$29.95

baby headrest support

7. Zipadee-Zip

The Zipadee-Zip provides babies with the snug feeling of security while allowing for the freedom of pajamas. With Zipadee-Zip, babies are free to stand up, crawl, roll and move around safely. This versatile sleep garment has 7+ uses including: encourages sleep during travel, provides a germ-free environment on planes, trains and cars, prevents scratching and more. It works like magic to help babies fall asleep and stay asleep and is ideal for transitioning babies from swaddling or for babies who do not like to be swaddled.

$34.95

transition out of the swaddle

8. PunkinLinks and PunkinSnaps

PunkinLinks and PunkinSnaps are easy to use and safe! PunkinLinks are ‘C’ shaped allowing you to link several together and connect toys to car seat, stroller, playmate, or any other baby gear! PunkinSnaps are oval shaped with a clasp. These are great to use alone or in conjunction with PunkinLinks, they offer an added security to keep things attached. These are BPA, PVC, PET, and Phthalate free and babies love to chew on them, making them baby’s new favorite (and safe) teether!

$19.00

connect baby gear

9. Rockin’ Green

Rockin’ Green is made for families that care about taking care of themselves and the Earth. We can all do our part for the environment while doing something good for ourselves. Rockin’ Green products are made with a biodegradable plant-based and petroleum-free surfactant, so they can be used on sensitive skin and they’re great for washing cloth diapers. They are septic and grey-water safe and never tested on animals. Each product comes in recyclable packaging and the brand is also gluten and vegan friendly.

$15.95

eco-friendly cleaning products

organic bedding and accessories

Guest Blog by Jennifer Cicci of Babee Talk

As a mother, Jennifer understands the importance of offering nothing by the best for baby. Motivated by teeth marks on her children’s cribs, she decided to design a teething rail cover after trying products that didn’t measure up when it came to quality or style. What she found out made her even more concerned about children’s safety and health: The toxic chemicals used in the production of synthetic materials have been linked to birth defects, reproductive disorders, and weakened immune systems.

She asked herself, “What if I could revolutionize the way parents decorated their crib with a safe and stylish teething rail cover that could be placed on the crib from day one?” Babee Talk® launched in 2014 with organic bedding and accessories. Chew-friendly, drool-friendly, and organic inside and out, her products ensure a healthy start in life for babies.

She only offers products that she would provide for her own children. She hopes moms and dads will start to talk about the importance of choosing safe, healthy, eco-friendly products, especially for babies.

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All data and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. Wee Urban makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, current-ness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information, or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.

6 Organic Snacks for Kids

organic snacks for kidsIt’s back to school time, which means you’ll spend a portion of your morning packing lunches. If you’re like many houses in the world, your pantry is jammed with individually packaged lunchbox-sized snacks that aren’t as healthy for your kids as you would like. Fortunately, there are many organic and natural snack products available for your kids, you just have to look a bit harder. Here are six of my favorite organic snacks to offer your children.

1. Quinn Popcorn

These popcorn snacks come in a variety of interesting flavors, like maple & sea salt, or parmesan and rosemary. They are organic and non-GMO and they come in a biodegradable bag. They use a fake butter flavor, so there are no preservatives or additives. They come out to about $2.50 per package, which is a little more than I’d like to pay for a one-time snack, but the health benefits are worth it, I think. You can get them at Whole Foods, Amazon or Abe’s Market.

2. Giddy Up & Go Granola

This granola-based cereal packs a ton of protein and MUFAs that your kids need to start their day right. It’s the cleanest form of breakfast energy you can give them. It’s not bland like many organic cereals, either. They use organic agave and nectar to sweeten it just a tad for kids. You can find it at Whole Foods.

3. Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt

There’s still a bit of summer left, so your kids might enjoy a frozen treat when they arrive home from school. Unlike most frozen snacks, however, these Greek yogurt pops don’t come laden with high fructose corn syrup. They also use hormone-free milk. It’s a much healthier alternative to ice cream or even traditional frozen yogurt snacks with an overabundance of sugar. You can find them at Whole Foods, Safeway and Costco.

4. Way Better Snacks

It’s hard to find an organic potato chip, but your kids will probably ask for them because all their friends have chips in their lunch bags. Way Better Snacks uses organic whole grains, sunflower oil, and quinoa, among other healthy ingredients. They come in several flavors that are low-sodium, no cholesterol, no sugar, full of MUFAs, and gluten-free. Admittedly they’re pricey at $3.50 per bag. You can get them at Whole Foods, Wegman’s and some specialty grocery stores.

5. Silly String Cheese

The perfect on-the-go snack for toddlers will always be string cheese. It’s easy to carry, unwrap and eat, and it doesn’t make a mess. Organic Creamery’s Sill String Cheese is low in fat and cholesterol, full of calcium and protein, and made from organic milk. They come out to about a dollar per tube of cheese, so the price is good. You’ll find them at most natural food stores and of course Whole Foods.

6. Organic fruit and vegetable medley

The simplest and healthiest snack you can provide your kids will always be a selection of organic fruits and vegetables that you purchased, chopped and packaged yourself. You don’t have to worry about excessive sugar, fat or pesticides in their food. You can get them in any local supermarket and there’s a fruit or veggie that even the pickiest of kids like. (They also don’t make a mess, which is a win in my book.)

organic baby toddler clothingWritten by Holly MacLean from Wee Urban

As a new mom, Holly was driven to start Wee Urban™ to offer the modern family a unique and fresh collection of eco-friendly baby gear and accessories that goes beyond the conventional and explores the exceptional! Tired of traditional pinks and blues and cute motifs, we offer sophisticated designs, “conscious” organic alternatives, practical functionality and superior quality. Using our custom certified organic cotton blends, low-impact dyes, and other trendsetting fabrics, we hope to inspire families to be make better choices and of course- do it all in urban style!

Beyond our organic cotton and azo-free dyes, Wee Urban uses 100% post-consumer packaging and tags for our Wee Dreams™ Sleep Bags. Our distinctive screen-printing is done with 100% eco-inks and are all phthalate free.

We also recycle our remnants and donate as much as possible to local elementary schools to help with arts and crafts programs.

For more information, visit wwww.weeurban.com

Interested in writing a guest blog for Wee Urban? Send your topic idea to tasha@socialmedia22.com

All data and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. Wee Urban makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, current-ness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information, or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.

7 Earth Friendly Products Moms Love

Parents often opt for organic products when it comes to their children because of the myriad of benefits. Organc clothing is safe for sensitive skin because it’s manufactured without irritating pesticides and chemicals. Often, many products you find in a typical nursery are made with toxic chemicals that are harmful to everyone. For this reason alone it’s better to buy organic when you can. However, some times buying organic means paying more. The following eco-friendly brands are committed to providing parents with affordable prices.

1. spbang

spbang was launched by a mom with a ‘job 1’ in the automotive industry was tired of tossing ziploc bags daily. She then moved onto reusable fabric snack bags but they would stink like yesterday’s lunch and would never come truly clean. Using automotive material and processes, spbang reusable snack bags are FDA food touch safe and free from lead, BPA and phthalates. Best part is you toss them in the dishwasher at the end of the day and they are ready for tomorrow.

$9.99

www.spbang.com

eco-friendly kids brand

2. Girlie Glue

Girlie Glue is an all-natural hair accessory glue used to stick bows on babies, earrings on ear lobes, bows on pets, and keep hair out of faces. It lasts all day and washes off easily with water. Girlie Glue is made with Agave nectar and other all natural ingredients. It’s safe, 100% Honey-Free and washes away easily with water. It’s never too early to be girlie!

$5.99

www.girlieglue.com

eco-friendly kids brand

3. Funkoos

Funkoos brand clothing is made from the finest organic, chemical free-fibers. The styles are always fun, simple, and super-friendly to young children’s sensitive skin. Funkoos mission is singular — to manufacture children’s clothes in 100% fair-trade work environments, keep clothing purely organic, and give a portion of profits back to the planet through many charitable causes. Funkoos Organic Baby Clothes has a variety of cute must haves for baby. Keep baby cozy and comfortable in the signature long sleeve bodysuits and short sleeve bodysuits Match these up with the newborn pants to make a complete set. Soothe your baby to sleep in Funkoos’ soft organic cotton.

www.funkoos.com

eco-friendly kids brand

4. Lalabye Baby

Lalabye Baby is a modern cloth diapering company dreamed up by a mom with a vision! Desiring to combine a love for cloth diapers and a passion for design, Lalabye Baby was created to provide a high quality, safe, eco-friendly diaper at an affordable price. Along with their diapers, they hope to bring an awareness to the alarming amount of waste being produced by disposable diapers.

$17.95+

www.lalabyebaby.com

eco-friendly kids brand

5. Refresh-a-Baby

Refresh-a-Baby turns ordinary water bottles into baby bottles keeping baby happy anywhere, anytime making feeding time easy for moms and dads! Simply pop the leak free Refresh-a-Baby on a water bottle of your choice, just add baby formula, and baby is ready to be hydrated.

*Fits on leading “ready-made” formula/juice bottles

*Made right here in the United States/BPA Free

*It’s universal, reusable, convenient for travel, dishwasher safe, with virtually no clean up!

*Refresh*Reuse*Recycle!

$6.99

www.refreshababy.com

eco-friendly kids brand

6. Mod’Swad

Karen Barski, mom of five, 20 year RN and creator of the Woombie baby swaddle, is now offering a line of eco’friendly swaddles and sleepwear called Mod’Swad. Mod’Swad is an upscale, eco’friendly and functional collection made from beautiful organic fabrics including heathered bamboo, Muslin, Cotton and 100% Australian Merino Wool. Also, the new baby swaddle design has a fashionable knot to customize length as baby grows.

www.woombie.com

7. Wee Urban(TM)

Wee Urban(TM) offers the modern family a unique and fresh collection of baby gear and accessories that goes beyond the conventional and explores the exceptional! Tired of traditional pinks and blues and cute motifs, we offer sophisticated designs, “conscious” organic alternatives, practical functionality and superior quality. Using our custom certified organic cotton blends, low-impact dyes, and other trendsetting fabrics, we hope to inspire families to be make better choices and of course- do it all in urban style!

www.weeurban.com

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Guest blog by Karen Barski, BSN, RN, Mother of five, Certified Infant Care Specialist & Instructor, & Inventor of the Woombie Baby Swaddle

Karen has been an RN for 18 years, and has worked in many different nursing roles. As a Certified Infant Care Specialist, Karen counsels thousands of families yearly on a multitude of issues relating to pregnancy and infancy. Also, as a mother of five, she has invaluable experience and tips to share.

Since 2007, Karen’s company, KB Designs, has invented a line of signature baby swaddle products that have helped parents easily transition their new babies from womb to home. There are multiple designs and sizes so that babies can enjoy the comfort and security of the Woombie up until the time they begin to roll.

Each product has been created and designed by Karen because of a need she identified in her life with her five children. With convenience, safety, and fashion in mind, KB Designs has helped over a half million babies and counting!

For more information, visit www.woombie.com.

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