Getting ready for baby number three means getting our nursery in order but also having an instant refresher course to the latest in baby trends. From onesies to blankets to baby socks, here are some of the newest companies and brands that are catching our eye.
For carriers, we love the líllébaby COMPLETE™ Pink Lining Limited Edition Designer Baby Carrier, a 6-in-1 baby carrier. The regal blue carrier is adorned with a sweetly sophisticated Pink Lining bow print on the front panel and includes all the fabulous features of the COMPLETE™ Organic plus a removable waist belt pocket to safely carry the keys to your castle. The carrier is available now for purchase on líllébaby’s website and at finer retailers nationwide. Made with luxurious 100% Brushed Organic Cotton, the carrier is machine washable.
For bottles, we are loving Mamascent, a simple attachment that you place on your baby's bottle. This allows them to be comforted as it offers the closest thing to feeding from your breast. As a work-from-home mom, I am really excited about this for bonding with my husband as well as when I use a babysitter as it works to reproduce sensory benefits of breastfeeding for bottle-fed babies. How it works is you place it in your bra with its attached petals for a few hours and then place them and attach in the bottle and give the bottle to your baby as the mother's scent is infused. Developed by Dr. Österbauer when he noticed that his sister was experiencing great difficulty in trying to get her son to switch from breastfeeding to expressed milk bottle-feeding. Holding a PhD in Olfactory and Cognitive Science, he theorized that his nephew would accept the bottle if it was associated with his mother's scent. Through much experimentation, Dr. Österbauer devised what is now Mamascent where he learned alternate happily between breast and bottle, regardless of who was feeding him.
For nursing blankets, we love Me Beau Bébé, a company that makes a multi-functional nursing blanket that allows nursing mamas to feel comfortable and secure as they nurse their baby anytime and anywhere. This includes chic and gorgeous covers allows moms to nurse, burp, change, cover, and wrap their baby so you can leave the house with only one blanket as it offers maximize comfort, privacy, ease of use and functionality. They are also made in NYC and the materials are 100% organic.
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For baby products, we are excited about OR’ES Baby Co and their extensive range of natural products designed to relieve diaper rashes, heal tiny fingernail scratches and moisturize baby’s delicate skin. They also recently developed a range of luxury products designed especially for eco-minded expectant and nursing moms to provide even more ways to help today’s families give their babies a healthy, toxin-free start in life. Their Diaper Balm, one of the most popular products, uses a host of natural ingredients designed to alleviate diaper rash and inflammation, nourish chafed skin and create a breathable layer of protection to seal out diaper wetness. They also offer a luxurious Belly Butter that is made from moisturising cocoa butter, shea butter, coconut oil and added Vitamin E to reduce scaring and stretch marks. The Nursing Comfort Balm harnesses the natural healing powers of marigolds, and is a lanolin-free balm designed to gently ease soreness from breast feeding so Mom can nurse for as long as baby requires. Boo Boo Healing Salve is made with calendula, comfrey and Echinacea to provide an intensive treatment for chapped skin and the minor abrasions that inevitably occur as baby begins to explore the world. Each of these have been lovingly and carefully handcrafted to empower today’s parents to give their child a toxin-free start in life.
For bloomers, we are big fans of Billie Blooms. As a company of two women, Billie Blooms are made of 100% cotton that features a chic line of high quality bloomers. Designed to be unisex and enjoyed by baby girls and boys, I recently had the chance to check out the Bille Bloomers, which are chambray bloomers that use premium fabric from taiwan. It also includes an elastic waist and legs, tailored to ensure the most comfortable fit. They have also recently partnered with Every Mother Counts where they donate $1 from each pair sold to support their efforts in creating safe childbirth and pregnancy experiences for women around the world.
We love Goumikids, a small two-mom company with a whole lot of love. They've designed smart, chic and fun stay-on mittens, boots and hats for babies. This includes a line that is soft, organic cotton, and prints and patterns that are engaging for brand new babies whose mission is to improve the lives of those around them, both locally and globally. They also offer cute sets that include a hat, boots and mitts that would be perfect for baby showers. The founders are also dedicated to giving back through their goumigiving program, which contributes a portion of all proceeds toward efforts to protect our world's children and prevent trafficking.
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