Big City Moms hosted their Biggest Baby Shower in NYC, and these ladies know how to throw a baby shower! Aisles of vendors, helpful demonstrations, products and informative lectures made this an evening that expectant parents didn't want to miss.
The biggest change I noted was the "green" trend has really hit the baby market and I was proud to see organic, truly natural, plant based, cleaners, baby care items, as well as homepathic medicinal products, organic and healthy baby food choices and even greener baby gear!
Brands are responding to parents' need to raise their child in a more natural, less toxic way, one that protects and focuses on connecting and bonding with their child.
Some brand highlights include:
Bath/ Body Care and Cleaning:
Babyganics: A FULL line of toxin free, affordable, baby care and household cleaning products that are as green as they are effective. Available at Babies R' Us, Babyganics now has eco -friendly diapers in addition to gentle, safe and natural lotions and potions for baby and his environment.
Boiron: A parents' biggest heart ache is when their little one isn't feeling. Boiron has gentle, homepatehic medicinal products that are proven safe and effective to get your baby back to better soon.
Dapple: For the best in dish washing, bottle cleaning, and laundry, we love Dapple. Not only are the Dapple products safe, and natural, they are affordable and even packed in BPA free bottles so none of the toxins they take out leach their way back in.
Little Twig: Mild and gently scented skin and baby care for the whole family. Little Twig is now available at Target.
Ology: Available mainstream, Ology brings safer, greener, less- toxic household cleaning products right to your local Duane Reade and Walgreens.
Dr. Brown's: We love their glass baby bottles, they are known to be safe, to reduce gas, colic and spit-up by increasing the amount of milk the baby ingests. Baby's tummy is filled with nutrition instead of air, so they are not only more comfortable, they stay satified longer.
Happy Family: Organic, healthy food options for busy parents. With Happy Family's full line of foods and snacks, it is the ideal solution for parents that want all the benefits of homemade food but just can't find the time.
Lansinoh: All essentials for the breasteffeing mama, from breast pads to milk storage to breast pumps and parts, Lansinoh is a trusted expert on breastfeeding and gives active and ongoing support to breastfeeding moms.
Peeled Snacks: Organic dried fruit for when you're on the go. These are a pregnant mamas best friend. Peeled Snacks keep my blood sugar from dropping, and help me to make healthy snacking choices.
Plum Organics: Organic, tasty fruit and/or veggie blends with zero additives, these wholesome pouches make on the go feeding easy, convenient and virtually mess free. Plum Organics offers a wide range of food products for all stages of your child's eating.
Sage Spoonfuls: Known for turning homemade baby food making from chore to managmeable task, they have introduced glass jars to make this green mama convinced that every mama can use the Sage Spoonfuls system to make wholesome, organic, nutrious not to mention, affordable food for baby without spending days in the kitchen.
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Aden & Anais: My top choice is comfortable, breathable muslin swaddle blankets. Aden & Anais offer a beautiful variety of organic and patterned swaddle blankets that are a versatile must have for every baby and mama.
Britax: Synonymous with safety, Britax is your go to brand for baby gear. Britax has strollers for every type of faimly outing in addition to being the safety leader in car seats (infant and beyond).
Ergobaby: Babywearing at its finest, the assortment of comfortable, ergonomically correct carriers from Ergobaby keeps you and baby close while your hands-free to move about your day.
Nuna: I fell in love with the streamlined, easy to use, eco friendly brand. I love the combination of sleek design, eco friendly fabrics, and there's not a character in sight! Nuna is nothing your baby doesn't need and everything she does. Our Gear Girl featured Nunahere.
Snugli: For safety and ease combined with downright comfort, the New All in One Snugli car seat definatley ticks a lot of boxes on my car seat must have list. It is also attractive and is so easy to install and adjust!
Sprout San Francisco: Green, natural and all things baby boutique. Sprout San Francisco has an easy gift registery perfect for the green minded mama. (Boutique now open on the UES, NYC)
Summer: The Summer Fuze stroller is lightweight, and streamlined but is a workhorse of a stroller. Easily maneuverablily, and folding combined with a large basket and six configuration choices (and accepts a car seat with its universal adaptor) makes the Summer Fuze Stroller a perfect All-in-One stroller.
Belly Bandit: Spunky names for products that truly deliver. Belly Bandit offers a full line of belly wraps for the postpardum mama. Availalble in several styles (including one designed for C section recovery) and fabrics, Belly Bandit will help you get back to your old self in no time.
Giggle: A great store for all of your baby and child needs. Giggle makes regitering simple and easy so you can choose the quality items that are just right for you. I love Giggle's inclusion of many green, sustainable and natural items from brands like Stokke, Bjorn, Nuna and Moby.
Milkin' Cookies: For increased milk supply and yummy snack rolled into one, every breastfeeding mama needs to indulge in these scrumptious, proven effective cookies by Milkin' Cookies.
Thyme Maternity: For stylish, comfortable maternity clothes, Thyme matenity has styles for every stage of your pregnancy. Thyme Maternity has unique, affordable pieces that celebrate your baby bump without screaming maternity clothes.
Unreal: THE best chocolate snacks without all the HFCS, GMOs, perservatives and dyes. Get UNjunked with UNreal candy.
Wee Spring: Who do you go to for the inside skinny on all things baby? Your besties, of course. Wee Spring is an online servie that reviews hundreds of baby products, with honest, practical feedback, it's like having your bestie 24/7.
Yummy Mummy: For the best in stylish and chic breastfeeding apparel, Yummy Mummy is the only name to trust.
Momtrends was not compensated for this post. We attended the Big City Moms Biggest Baby Shower as a guest.