The newest Mommy bits we are mad for this month? They all stand out as excellent products, more than worth the money, and green in some way. And as a crew of Moms who have tried it all, researched every product on the market, and tried them out on numerous kiddles, you know you can trust our 411.
We are an office of people with kids, and we all have numerous strollers each as urban parents do. One for long neighborhood walks, one for both the kids, one for the older kid, one for travel, etc. Boy, were we psyched to find the Bumbleride Flite, which is the Rolls Royce of portable strollers, which for a shlepping Mom is a goddess send! For a 14 pound foldable stroller the Bumbleride rides incredibly well, is cushy and so comfortable for long walks and naps, and performs just as well as our main strollers in terms of what it has to offer. The Flite is equipped with dual front and rear wheel suspension, perfect for bumpy, urban areas. Its smooth wheel system makes it one of the most maneuverable lightweights around. Most of the foldable strollers have pitiful canopy’s – but the Flite’s is large, and has SPF 45 that extends to protect baby from harmful UV sun rays. It also comes with a car seat adapter which is a very “Why didn’t I think of that?!” stroke of genius. Most folding strollers only work for older kids (for example, we only just aged out of our bugaboo and uppa baby with our 3 year old) but this one has a reclining backrest and adjustable footrest that makes it good for infant use as well should your back need a break from your carrier. Here’s what makes it green: All Bumbleride models use a soft and durable bamboo blended fabric on the inside of the seats to help naturally absorb moisture and regulate temperature. The Flite folds easily and compact for stowing away.
Laser Pegs are a unique toy set where each piece feeds the next and contains an LED light. When the child is done creating their masterpiece, the entire thing light up the room. Lego, turned up a notch. They save electricity by using high-quality LED lights that draw very little current.
EO Hand Sanitizers will make you toss those stinky alcohol sannies right quick! This is the natural plant-based alternative to chemical laden hand sanitizers. The Organic Peppermint Essential oil is cooling and sanitizing and the Vegetable Glycerin is naturally hydrating.
So over fighting brushing out your daughters hair after the bath, but not gonna consider those chemical laden detangling sprays? The Dubble Trubble Cucumber Detangling Spray from Dubble Trubble is amazeballs. We love the whole line which features live pH balanced Hair & Body washes and a Detangling mist, all utilizing organic botanical extracts.
gDiapers aren’t just the only cloth diapering line with pretty radical options, they have just started a clothing line (!!) that makes the most amazingly cute pieces – all eco and affordable! Triple score!! And the new leg warmers are too cute and make diaper changes a hell of a lot easier while still keeping their gams cozy and warm.
Geranium promotes stability and balance which is a lifesaver for tired and stressed Moms, but we’ve also noticed our kids chilling out when we add a drop or five to their evening bath. It smells so beautiful and is totally organic and pure, so it’s baby safe.
You’ve heard us rave about HATCH before.. but it’s Fall now and HATCH does it again with the reveal of their exquisite fall collection making them, still, the reigning Queens of chic and cool maternity wear. That denim jumper (below, $305 @hatchcollection.com) is on our must-have list for fall.. and we aren’t even pregnant (again) (yet.) But that’s what makes HATCH cool, you don’t have to be pregnant to want to wear this collection made by hip Moms for hip Moms. Every piece expresses an effortless cool that cannot be contained by a trip to your local Pea In A Pod. This is maternity for the cool kids, that you need a VIP card to buy. This is maternity (and post) for supermodels on subways in NYC. And for us, and you. We have worn this line way past giving birth to our babies – most pieces are breastfeeding friendly like the two featured below – and are totally going to wear this fall collection, pregnant or not.
Mommy’s Bliss, makers of the number one selling natural colic remedy in the United States, have just released the Sweet Slumber line of bedtime routine products for infants. The new lineup includes a 3-in-1 Baby Wash, a nightly Massage Cream and a calming bedroom Mist. All three of these new releases contain essential oils that are historically associated with relaxation and sleep such as English Lavender Oil, German Chamomile Extract and Ylang Ylang Flower Oil, among other natural, soothing botanical ingredients. The Sweet Slumber line is 100% vegan and their packaging is 100% recycled with post-consumer resin. Gentle enough for daily use, these products are all hypoallergenic and contain no artificial fragrances, gluten, soy, alcohol, sulfates phthalates or parabens. The Sweet Slumber line will have your little one dreaming peacefully in no time! And they smell so beautiful, we wish we could eat them. Bonus: Get $1 off any Mommy’s Bliss products with this coupon!
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