Is there a new bouncing baby boy or girl in your family or circle of friends this holiday season? See what fun nursery ideas Etsy has to offer for the bundle of joy!
Few scents scream "baby" more than Johnson and Johnson's pink lotion. If it weren't for reports of the brand giant using toxins in its products, I'd lather my tot in it. Wary of its effects, I have turned to a list of "safer" goods to keep my wee one clean. Check out the slideshow to see some high-quality cleansers.
When I walked into a baby store for the first time, I was overwhelmed by the product overload. Nipple cream? For what? Now as a mother, I get it. And I think I can spot any bottle of diaper cream a mile away. Take my quiz and see how well you know your baby goods.
Heelarious: Kid Friendly or Are You Kidding?
You may be head over heels in love with your baby, but is she ready for a sassy pair of stilettos while still in the crib? Available in hot pink and black patent and zebra and leopard satin, Heelarious ($35) soft soled high heels for lil fashionistas prove that a party girl can look her best at any age. Do you think the footwear is fabulous or flabbergasting?
Add some Method to your madness at bath-time. Bathing babe is a chore in itself, so no mama wants the added worry of toxins floating in their tub. Method's Squeaky Green line is chemical free so you can lather up your lil ones with the hair and body wash ($7) that is made from ingredients including rice milk and mallow. The bubble top works well for traveling tots as it can be used as a rinse cup. The 99 percent natural line also includes, 3-in-1 shampoo ($7) that is a body wash, shampoo and conditioner. The fuzzy peach scented potion comes bottled up in a squeezable bath-time buddy.
Baby Bump: Popper Stoppers Whether you're an innie or an outie, the swollen stomach that comes with expecting a baby may make your belly button very visible in tops, dresses and sweatshirts. If you're the type of lady that prefers to make bump free fashion statements, Popper Stoppers by Miss Oops ($13) are a solution once you experience the pop.
Just when you cleared out the bisphenol A baby bottles and recalled toys, now a study shows that phthalates, the chemicals that make plastics flexible and are used in fragrance making are a cause for concern.
An Associated Press article said a small study shows that the products you use to freshen up baby — from shampoo to lotion — can potentially cause reproductive problems. To see what the study found, read more
The Sugar girls are big fans of Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day house cleaning products. Not only is the packaging totally cute, but the products also smell great, and they're made from natural ingredients whenever possible. The solutions themselves are environmentally friendly and biodegradable, and all of the packages are recyclable.
So I was excited to read on Apartment Therapy Green that Mrs. Meyer's just launched a line of baby products in keeping with the brand's feel-good philosophy. The collection includes products for cleaning and pampering both the little ones and their surroundings, including hand lotion, laundry detergent, surface wipes, and sprays. To see my faves, click on the photos below.