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Made of- Organic first baby skincare and diapering

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.

¨We believe that the fundamental component of family health and wellness is dependent on the everyday products they use

We believe that effective everyday products should be made of organic and plant derived ingredients

We believe that mandatory transparency standards for sourcing, manufacturing, testing, handling and certification results in safer products¨

So, here are the products that I believe are very useful and the reasons why


Hypoallergenic Diapers and Wipes



Nipple Balm



Dish Soap


(I particularly like this one because I’ve never stopped to think about how toxic are the traditional dish soaps. Clean plates and bottles with no toxic residue for the baby is important!).


What I love


Transparency about the uses of all the ingredients

Olen Organic-Safer, Softer, Better


“ Olen means ¨I am¨ in Finnish. Olen Organic is another gender neutral brand for those who value quality and enjoy minimalist scandinavian design .”

“No “girl” colors or “boy” prints, just the safest, softest styles for all, including Mother Earth.”

WHAT WE LOVE

“For every purchase, a portion of proceeds is donated to PL+US, an organization fighting to win guaranteed paid family leave for all in the  United States”

What they sell

“beautifully designed, mindfully made organic cotton baby clothing and blankets.”

12 brands to shop modern organic baby clothes on Amazon


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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)

Parade: Also free of chemicals and 100% certified organic cotton. The colors and prints are pretty, modern and trendy.

Moon and Back – Super soft and more minimalist, also 100% organic cotton and one of my favorites.

L’ovedbaby:  A big brand on Instagram with a lot of nice options for quality clothes and caps.

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.

Lamaze Organic: I love this brand. There are so many options and the price is good. I purchased the set of organic cotton hats for my baby girl when she was a newborn and loved the quality.

Burt’s Bees Baby: All I have to say is: I want to purchase everything from this brand. The prints are so original and absolutely stunning!

OwliviaSuper soft and minimalist 🙂

Cole + Cleo: Also only a few options, but great for those who, like me, love black and white and modern minimalist organic baby clothes.

What about you? Any recommendations?

Here is everything you will need for a beautiful minimalist baby room

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!

1 – Birdie Lamp / 2-Giraffe table lamp / 3 – Monster Lamp / 4 – Elephant Lamp / 5 – Unicorn Lamp / 6 – Cloud Lamp / 7 – Multicolor LED Bear light / 8 – Cute Cloud Lamp / 9 – Fox Lamp / 10 – Elephant Lamp / 11 – Owl Lamp / 12 – starry Globe Lamp /

13-Joseph Lamp:

My favorite! looks like a minimalist bunny friend for your baby.

14 – Miffy Night Light

For the same reasons that I like Joseph: I love it because in addition to lighting and being beautiful, it brings a more playful atmosphere to the environment.

 


Minimalist shelves:

Nursery shelves are good to put a lot of stuff, from small decor itens to books. A affordable way to have a organized nursery.

1- Pink Cloud Shelf / 2- small metal shelf / 3 – white cloud Shelf / 4 – Shelf with hanging rod / 5- Suspended Wall shelf


Baby Nest:


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

 

1-Marble Nest / 2- Snuggle me organic lounger / 3- Etsy Baby nest


Mobile:

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

1- Pom pom and stars mobile / 2- Spiral Felt Star Mobile / 3- Scandi Nursery Mobile / 4- Disney Ariel Mobile / 5- Dogs Mobile / 6- Stars Mobile


Nursery Glider/rocking chair:

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.

1- Rocker Recliner / 2- Rocking Chair


Cribs:

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.

1- White and Natural Convertible Crib / 2 – Matte and White Convertible / 3 – Washed Natural Convertible Crib / 4 – Marley 3 in 1 convertible crib


Wall art

It’s not essential, but we have to agree that it makes a lot of difference in the look and feel of the environment.

1 – moon / 2 – rainbow / 3 – tiger


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Tubby Todd Bath &Co – All-natural body care basics for little ones

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.


What They Sell


Natural sunstick

☼ For on-the-go sun protection our Sunstick 30 SPF broad spectrum formula gives your little ones 80 minutes of fun in the sun.

Natural All Over Ointment

☼ A balm for everything! A rich, creamy ointment made from plant-based extracts like jojoba, beeswax, and honeysuckle to naturally moisturize skin.

Natural Baby Fresh Spray and baby massage oil

☼ 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

Baby Natural Dream Cream

☼ Works like a dream! A rich, intensive cream that works wonders for dry skin. Packed with plant extracts like almond, lime, orange, and peppermint

Natural Hair & Body Wash

☼ 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.

Organic Chest Rub

☼ 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.

At their website you find a list of all the ingredients used in each product and their properties.

A few examples are: Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera) Dream CreamPLAY 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.


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When We Wear Young: uncomplicated clothes for kids

When We Wear Young is a Canadian brand of clothing and toys for babies and kids.

If you value simplicity, minimalism, organic products and gender neutral clothing with a personal and creative touch, this is for you.


“I lean towards gender neutral and simple styles that can be mixed and matched and passed down from one child to the next.”


Modern.Functional.Stylish

In addition to clothing, When we wear young also sells toys and accessories.

Keywords that define everything that is sold there: green, timeless, handmade, ethics, modern, minimal, functional, eco-fashion, organic, playful, comfort, style, practicality.

¨Raduga Grez made these blocks because women’s bodies are full of beauty and power as much as all treasures made by nature.

The female body is masterpiece that can give birth, feed and heal with kiss

Perfect for games, interior and absolutely timeless piece.

Made in Russia manually by third-generation carpenters. Made from solid wood and non toxic waterbased paint. Wood purchased from a responsible supplier.¨