Organic products, transparency, and nature. I’m in love with this combo and very happy to feel that I can take care of my baby while preserving nature at the same time. Despite being an eclectic mother, when it comes to the health of Maya’s skin I’m a bit more demanding. I value conscious consumption and the quality of the ingredients in everything that goes into her skin. For me, the more natural the better and safer.
Made of is a brand that offers many cool and safety first baby products. We know their skin is very sensitive, it dries out and gives allergies easily, and that’s why it caught my attention.
So, here are the products that I believe are very useful and the reasons why
The Mood Guide is designed to surface the best-rated things to buy, all visually organized by mood. Doing this job is hard and handy work, but I honestly believe it can be very useful for many women.
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Nature Colored: This simple brand from Canada produces baby clothing made from organically grown or naturally colored cotton. I admit I don’t buy only organic clothes, but I prioritize. Not only because I concern for the baby’s skin but also because I care about nature. Below are my favorite and most practical items for a newborn: anything that is easy and fast to wear.
Touched by Nature: I like this brand for the good prices and more colorful options (neutral colors are very common when buying organic cotton clothes). They also sell headbands, tights, crib sheets and burp cloths (all organic cotton)
bonamy: This brand does not offer much different clothing models, but for those who are a fan of footed organic cotton pajamas for baby like me, not only because they are beautiful but also for being very practical, simple to wear and comfortable for the baby, it is a good option. Although they have only a few models, they offer around 20 different color options!
ZippyJamz: No chemicals or pesticides and super pretty prints. What I love most about these pajamas is the fabric protection on the zippers. Other babies onesies zippers do not work very well for me because they rub against the skin of my baby’s chin. The diaper change zipper system is also different and very practical.
Goumikids: Beautiful organic cotton baby clothes. My favorites are the Stay On Mittens. It may seem expensive to pay around 8 dolars in a pair of mittens, but trust me: you will use A LOT. By the second month the baby starts scratching his face when he is sleepy or tired and it is practically impossible to control without mittens. I bought a simple and cheap model and wasn’t worthy, because at 3 months the baby takes it off very easily, so if you don’t want to see your baby face looking like Edward’s Scissorhands, it’s worth the investment.
A baby room can be simple. Since its function is basically sleeping, it doesn’t take much for a beautiful and efficient baby room. The baby will take at least a year to really absorb the decor of the room, so, in the first days, you can focus your budget on the essential.
Many people decorate the room with lots of things, but if you’re a mom with a more limited budget, or who simply understands the value of a minimalist life, you’d rather a room with just what you need and bring joy to you.
It is possible a beautiful minimalist room
With the excitement of the baby arrival, is normal to want to make a room that expresses all the love that the mother is feeling. It seems that the decor communicates, in a way, the intensity of everything we are feeling. And there’s no big deal about that. This post is not to say that certain rooms are right and wrong, but to show the benefits and suggestions for a simple and beautiful baby room.
For this post, I thought of a clean, neutral, gender-neutral baby room with little decoration, quality, and affordable budget. I also draw on my personal experience with my 4-month-old in suggesting items.
Minimalist Nursery Essentials
Nursery Lamp and Nigh lights:
The baby was in the dark, cozy womb. Coming into this world and being exposed to so much strong artificial light is probably not very pleasant. A cute, minimalist lamp is super useful when sitting in your breastfeeding chair and wants to put out enough light without being too much light. A cozy environment to have that special moment with your baby makes all the difference and helps mamma and baby to keep calm when breastfeeding. Also, during the night it’s always good to have the least light to check that your baby is all right!
Your newborn will probably not be able to sleep alone in his crib unless he feels safe and snug as he was in the womb. In my experience as a mother, the nest is more important than the crib itself, and as you can use up to 6 months, it is worth investing in a good so that your little one always feel protected and cozy early in life
My baby’s favorite mobile is my hands! haha, she loves when I play with my fingers and it’s one of the biggest secrets to distract her when she’s crying. That being said: Mobiles don’t need to have anything special, because any movement leaves babies focused and entertained. For this post, I chose some mobiles that I found beautiful and are simple and minimalist
Also very important, especially in the early days, when you are learning to breastfeed. I used a simple model and I don’t quite see the need for a recliner, but the reviews were very good, and the fact that they say it’s super soft made me choose the first option – softness is very important to be relaxed in breastfeeding. On the other hand, I regretted not buying a Rocking Chair. Babies need rocking to sleep, which makes me have to stand with her all the time, otherwise, she won’t sleep, and sometimes it’s tiring, especially postpartum. Maybe with a rocking chair, I could sit and wait for her to fall asleep.
Since we are in a post about a minimalist nursery, where less is more, my suggestion is not to spend too much on a crib. The mattress is more important than the crib itself, so all the suggestions here are convertible cribs, precisely because it lasts longer since you can keep using it for your toddler later. Some more expensive, others cheaper, but the important thing is that they are simple, with good reviews and convertible.
Tubby Todd is all about good, clean fun for the whole family. Each and every bath product is made with plant-based ingredients that are simple and safe. Andrea created Tubby Todd with sensitive-skinned babies in mind, and each product works hard to nourish, hydrate, and gently soothe skin from head to toe. Tubby Todd bath products are powerful and impressively effective, but are gentle enough for even the tiniest newborns.
☼ now added a natural deodorizer to Baby Fresh Spray and are calling this new, improved formula Botanical Shield FRESH! The Baby Fresh Spray keeps parents, little ones, and their linens smelling so fresh and so clean
☼ Lavender & rosehip scent makes for a perfect bedtime ritual
☼ A pure, hypoallergenic wash that really lathers like it matters! Packed with natural extracts and plant-based ingredients, our signature Hair & Body Wash softens, cleans, and moisturizes your little one.
☼ Stuffy, achy, or runny? There’s nothing more sad than a sick baby. This 100% organic rub calms and soothes little ones anytime, day or night. Full of calming oils like sunflower, olive, eucalyptus, lavender, and tea tree, it eases congested noses and sore muscles and helps baby (and you!) relax
Their exclusive Botanical Shield formula are formulated with natural, plant-based ingredients to moisturize and condition dry, sensitive skin from head to toe.
What we love the most about this brand is the ingredients. They are all clearly sourced, clean and animal cruelty-free.
A few examples are: Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera) Dream Cream, PLAY Mineral Sunstick. Acts as a protective layer on the skin, heals skin ailments and is anti-inflammatory. Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil • Dream Cream. Conditions and nourishes skin while protecting skin’s elasticity. Alkyl Benzoate •PLAY Mineral SunscreenActs as a skin conditioning agent for skin of all ages.