It seems like everywhere you look, products are becoming more “green” and “all natural”–and for good reason. There are so many toxins out in the world that we ingest, whether we like it or not. The great thing is that as a parent, you can make a conscious choice to avoid many harmful ingredients simply by paying attention to what you purchase for your family, especially your young children. Totally overwhelmed but you don’t know where to start? I get it. Here are some of my favorite organic baby products that have withstood my rough and tumble boys:
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Want a great sleeper? Then make baby’s sleeping environment as tranquil and safe as possible. Babies will sleep around 12 hours a day so be sure that they are sleeping on a high quality mattress.
If there is anything I have learned over my (almost) six year of parenting, it is this: kids get attached. To things, people, etc. So if you are going to introduce a lovey, make sure it is an organic, soft, durable, and STYLISH one.
Bath time is play time for everyone, right? I mean, that’s the only reason why you are also soaking wet by the end of bath time. So be sure to use sustainable and creative toys that will not harbor mold and don’t use any chemicals since bath toys will undoubtedly be chewed un as part of the bath time madness.
Baby wearing was a game changer for me. Not only could I bond with my baby all while chasing my toddler, but while baby wearing the sweet smell of their noggins was perfectly positioned for constant kisses throughout the day. Ergo carriers were always easiest on my back and come in so many stylish colors.
For cloth diapering mamas, this is a game changer! It is fully lined with soft and absorbant organic cotton. The unique butterfly closure makes diaper changes a snap! And did you see how many cute diaper options there are? SWOON.
This state of the art car seat is made of wool, which is naturally flame retardant. Another great safety feature is the SMARTSECURE system to let parents know that baby is safe and sound before driving. This car seat is also now lighter than past seats so your arm won’t be throbbing after walking from your car to Target.
Does this list of products have you inspired but you don’t know how to continue your natural parenting journey? Well, you’re in luck. MommyCON, a boutique style convention that focuses on natural and organic parenting methods, and WEAR: A Babywearing Conference are taking place this weekend (March 3rd through 6th) at the Rosemont Convention Center.
I had a quick chat with Xza Higgins, MommyCON founder and program director, about why she chose to be involved in the natural parenting movement:
“After the birth of my first child, I felt there were a lack of resources and information available to parents who wanted to follow a natural parenting path. I believed heavily in the age-old practices of breastfeeding and babywearing, and had always been a strong advocate of eco-friendly living and female empowerment. I decided to create a blog and meet-up group to connect with like-minded parents. Through this, it became clear that other parents were seeking this information too. The demand was extraordinary, and MommyCon evolved from this. My goal with MommyCon has always been to provide a platform where parents can gather to learn, discuss and unite in a community of non-judgement and support.”
Lastly, with all of this talk about natural baby products, don’t forget about finding natural products for YOU. Lena Rose Natural Beauty not only has a comprehensive collection of skincare and beauty products for the conscious consumer but also an oasis spa to help even the most stressed out mama find a moment of Zen in a clean and natural way. And for you candle lovers, Bright Endeavors is a company that allows you to light a candle and save a life—literally. Each of the premium soy candles is made by a young mom who has partnered with the Bright Endeavors paid job training program. You truly can’t find a better—or brighter—candle!
Looking for my other “favorite things?” Well, I might not be as fancy as Oprah but you can search “Queenie’s Picks” in the side bar search area to track down my favorite things!