Now that I am more than half way through my pregnancy, I have my sight set on things I will need once baby arrives. I love that so many of today's baby related items are greener, made with safer materials, without an ounce of compromise on quality or cuteness.
Check out some of my favorite things for baby:
Aden + Anais- Organic crib sheets are a must for new baby. Baby's skin is super absorbent and they are constantly growing and developing. Baby will spend a lot of its days (and hopefully nights!) sleeping and we want the safest and most comfortable sheets possible.
We love the lightweight, 100% organic cotton muslin crib sheets from Aden + Anais. They are lightweight, breathable and are perfect for year round comfort: warm in winter and cool in the summer. The best part? They get even softer with every wash. Check out the complete line from Aden & Anais, and follow them @adenandanais and facebook.
Baby Bump Bundle-Whether you're looking for the perfect shower gift, a way to surprise a newly expecting mama or a great welcome to the world baby gift, Baby Bump Bundle has many subscriptions selections to suit your need. The box is filled with 5 handpicked goodies focused on the theme you've chosen. I chose a neutral, "welcome aboard" box for our new baby and loved the Bella B's baby care items and can't wait to show off baby's monthly milestones with the adorable bodysuit stickers (bodysuit included!). Check out Baby Bump Bundle for that someone special, their new little one or go ahead and pamper yourself! Follow along @babybumpbundle or facebook.
Deux Lux-Baby will be arriving just in time to kick off the holiday season, and we'll be traveling a lot. Whether staying overnight at grandma's or a weekend upstate, I will be relying on the stylish Mojito weekender from Deux Lux.
I love the chic, and fun dual color bag, with light denim fabric up top complete with Mango sequins on the bottom. The interior is a beautiful (not to mention durable) floral print complete with one full-side zipper pocket and the other outfitted with two large slip pockets for quick access to the essentials. The flat bottom has brass "feet" so its beauty will be intact regardless of how many times you pack and unpack it. Deux Lux has a full array of gorgeous, stylish and functional bags perfect for an outing with or without baby. Check out Deux Lux online and follow them @Deuxluxbags and on facebook.
Googaro: This greenie mama is always on the hunt for more natural items for baby, and I fell in love with the Googaro box. One of the only boxes that ranges for birth to age three, tailored for age and gender. I found this subscription service extremely affordable, and liked that I had so many options to really get the gift I was seeking. The main focus of this goody-filled box is to proffer 4-5 green and natural products. I loved that my 0-6 month baby box was filled with neutral, eco-friendly brands (full size products!) I know, love and trust. From an iplay romper, to an organic plush toy, to the yummy smelling bubble bath by Episencial, I knew I would use each and every item in my Googaro Subscription box.
My Natural teether: Although baby will not be getting teeth any time soon, I do know baby's learn, and explore their surroundings by putting things in their mouths. I want to make sure that whatever goes in baby's mouth is toxin free, safe and satisfying to baby.
I love the My Natural Eco Teether made from bio resin, avaialble in three adorable animal shapes. It is a multi-sensory teether designed to soothe and stimulate sore gums but is a perfect, plant-based first toy for baby as well. Free of BPA, Phthalates, PVC and latex, my kind of teether! Check out Greenpoint Brands for many eco-friendly options for baby.
Land of Looms: What new baby wears is all about comfort, beauty and of course, need to be chemical free. I love the modern, timeless pieces from Land of Looms, a new Chicago-based company. The organic cotton pieces are soft and perfectly gentle for baby's delicate and sensitive skin. Land of Looms carries blankets, rompers and bodysuits, all 100% certified organic cotton. I love the "gummy Giraffe" kimono. Check out Land of Looms for quality, fair trade created, beautifully crafted layette pieces.
Svan High Chair: looking for a unique, and durable solid wood high chair? The Svan Signet Complete High Chair is perfect for baby from infancy on up. With sophisticated lines and contoured comfort, the Svan High Chair takes up little room and will grow with baby from age 6 months to young adult, making it a more sustainable choice as you'll use it for years. It is easy to move, and is completely adjustable-from seat depth, seat height and footrest. I love how the tray easily stows behind the chair, and how the chair blends in nicely at the dining room table, making baby part of family meals. The Svan Signet Complete High Chair provides ergonomically correct comfort for your child and the included five-point harness ensures safety during mealtimes. The plastic tray, including tray cover wash easily and the sleek design makes finding and cleaning the inevitable crumbs, a cinch. Add a colorful, "wipe-clean" chair cushion for additional comfort. Check out Svan online and follow them on twitter, @svanbaby and facebook.
3 Sprouts-I am always on the hunt for ways to keep organized. Soon to be a mama of three, I need to keep on top of all of our belongings. 3 Sprouts to the rescue. They have a bundle of adorable pieces to keep you organized, like the sweet rhino stroller accessory. no more boring black organizers for the back of my stroller, this sweet organizer will keep my things tidy in a fun and smile-producing way. The 3 Sprouts stroller organizer has dual cup holders, a discreet back pocket for my essentials, it wipes clean and I love that it collapses flat when I fold my stroller. Check out all of fun and unique organizers from 3 Sprouts.
Tiny Love: Baby will be in a nursery right off of our room, but we want the room to be cozy make baby feel secure just the same. Tiny Love Magical Night 3 in 1 mobile adapts to your growing baby's needs. A nightlight, projector and mobile all in one suits baby from infancy to toddlerhood. We like to use mobiles as a stimulating yet independent activity time for baby. We anticipate that the Magical Night mobile will be perfect entertainment for baby and help us to tend to our other's children needs, all while knowing baby is having fun listening to one of nine musical tunes or while watching the animal friends above. A night light is perfect for fostering independence for nighttime potty runs and enabled our other two children to feel comfortable and secure as they made their way to the bathroom. A huge plus? a night-light also helps avoid bumping into any number of things while you're bleary eyed. Tiny Love, known for the Gymini, has a full line of products for baby and toddlers alike.