Random Baby Loves

If you are expecting, have a new baby in your life or need an idea for an upcoming baby shower gift, then you've come to the right place. I have been thinking of some of the things that I loved having for our last baby who is now 18 months *sniff, sniff* old and thought it would be nice to pass them on to you. I feel these items are eco-friendly and definitely deserve the "wholesome" label in my opinion. 

1. Sophie the Giraffe. This adorable toy is a must-have for baby. We received this as a Christmas gift for Sol and it quickly became a part of our family. It is made from all natural tree rubber, BPA free and made from vegetable paint so completely safe for little ones. The unique design of Sophie allows little hands to easily handle and also for sore gums to chew during teething times. Check out more of Sophie in these videos.

2. Baby Bee Diaper Ointment by Burt's Bees. After four babies, I can honestly say this product is the best in alleviating diaper rashes that I have tried. While I never encountered any extreme diaper rashes from my babies, we did seem to have little sore bums appear occasionally. Made from sweet almond oil and no harmful additives, this ointment also has a natural lavendar scent. If you are currently using an ointment that doesn't say 100% Natural, check the label for ingredients like BHA, fragrance, dioxane or parabens which can be harmful to your baby. (Here is an interesting article you will definitely want to check out if you are not using an all natural diaper cream.) This ointment is a little pricier than regular brands in the baby section of your store, but it does last a very long time and with the natural ingredients on your baby's skin, it is definitely worth it.

3. Aden + Anais Classic Muslin Swaddling Blankets. I am a avid fan of swaddling infants. It is proven that babies who are swaddled nurse better, sleep better and cry less. (If you've read this book, you know they endorse swaddling too.) Check out swaddling instructions here.These blankets are made from 100% natural cotton muslin and are the perfect size for swaddling small or large babies and work well in all seasons. My little guy still carries his around to this day. 

4. Baby Simply Saline Nasal Mist. I have an obsession... picking my baby's nose. There, it's out. But guess what? I'm now a recovering baby nose picker... thanks to this product. This saline nasal mist is gentle and extremely effective in clearing a blocked nasal passage due to colds, allergens or dry air. Who can stand hearing a baby try to breathe when their nose is full of nasties? Not me! It is even proven that the saline (or salt/sodium) can actually help kill bacteria that shows up in the sinuses and regular use may help to cut down on colds and/or sinus infections.

5. Vibrucol. This product can accompany Sophie during fussy, teething times. These pediatric drops contain a homeopathic blend of herbs that naturally ease fevers, irritability and restlessness in babies. My chiropractor recommended these to me instead of always taking them to the doctor's office when the temperature is moderate, but not high. I would definitely recommend these drops when you are enduring baby's teething episodes. 

6. Happy Baby Organic Puffs. First, I personally like these puffs mostly because they're organic. No pesticides or harmful ingredients will enter your baby's mouth when eating these first foods. Second, they contain half the sugar content of the leading brand of puffs. When infants are beginning to eat solid foods, you are at a pivotal time for guiding and setting an example for their nutritional future... whether good or bad. Introducing too much sugar at this point may lead them to prefer sugary foods over healthier options later. Lastly, I love the taste of these puffs. They come in a variety of vegetable and fruit flavors for baby to try.

These are some of my baby loves... what would you say are some of yours to recommend to a new mom?


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