I am always on the look out for compact items. Especially solids that fit into a beach bag or a carry on for airlines. Sunscreen is especially hard to find in a natural solid. I am partial to zinc or titanium dioxide which are more natural. I am so glad Babo Botanicals sent me a couple of their summer items to test out. Babo Botanicalsis a company on a mission to offer pure, safe, organic solutions for babies and kids. I use all their products as they are great for adults too. I especially love the shampoo/body wash combos as you only need to pack one bottle when traveling.
We really need to protect our lips from the sun. What I don’t like is an all white zinc lip balm or ones that have color and that color gets all goopy and all over your lips making you look like a clown! Trust me many of them do. The Babo Botanicals Lip tint SPF 15 is a non-nano zinc oxide and titanium dioxide lip tint that softens and conditions lips and stays on your lips with a nice light color. Made with the Babo Botanicals Proprietary Nutri-Soothe™ Complex which the company says is rich in anti-oxidants & vitamins. I like how the products are made in the USA. The Seka Rose is a very light pink and it glides on easily and stays put.
The Super Shield Sport Stick Sunscreen with SPF 50 is great for traveling as it’s a solid. It glides on white but rubs in clear and it provides a water resistant barrier for 80 minutes – perfect for your outdoor activities in the sun. It is fragrance free and safe for all ages. This is in my bag at all times!
Disclosure: Babo Botanicals sent me the above items to test out. As always all opinions in this blog post are my own.
Sunscreen in a compact stick and lip tint from @BaboBotanicals
Grandparents always like to spoil their grandkids! If you know any grandparents looking for great gifts and a one stop shop to buy all those gifts check out Baby Cubby.com
The Baby Cubby is not just another baby store. It is a great resource for parents and grandparents whether it’s to find that must have gift or to be a resource for the journey of parenthood. The Cubby Community Blog is an excellent resource for lots of different gift ideas, parenting tips and guidance.
The Baby Cubby is for every parent out there who has ever felt overwhelmed or discouraged about becoming a parent.It is a site that is encouraging, inspiring, and fun to shop too and just wants to remind parents how amazing they are and how important their role is. The best site to shop for the best and safest baby gear with price match everyday – even amazon –and it offers free shipping nationwide over $49.
So take a look at their site and we found the best must haves for newborn gifts 0-6 months –perfect for grandparents to give the new baby. Be sure to look through the site as there are many different options to choose from. Here are some newborn suggestions trendymommies has for grandparents to gift:
Nursery – The Owlet Vitals Monitor stays up all night so parents don’t have to. You can rest easy at night since the Owlet monitor will alert you when your baby’s oxygen level and or heart rate drop below normal allowing you enough time to get the help you need
Gear – MZ Wallace Chelsea – Scarlet Red Bedford diaper bag, $295.00. New moms have your mom buy you a bag that does not look like a diaper bag! Small enough for everyday use, but large enough to carry everything, the Scarlet Red Bedford Chelsea has an exterior zippered pocket, a crossbody strap, and long, comfortable shoulder straps in a bright, fun color.
Feeding- Teethers have come a long way and moms don’t have time to get dressed and pack everything! Get dressed and throw on this Mama and Little Lexi Silicone Teething Necklace – Black Licorice, $25.00. It dresses up any outfit!
Play – from books to stuffed animals grandma and grandpa – pick out any of these for a sweet gift
Clothes – there are so many styles and colors to choose from but we LOVED this little box of sox! Stance Socks Girls Chicklet Box, $30.00and the reinforced heel and toe will make everybody happy. They also have a boy box too!
Get great gear, gadgets and a great selection @thebabycubby
Disclosure: I was compensated for this sponsored blog post. All opinions in this post are my own.
I received some great products to test out and they are perfect for the new mom or any woman who is investigating more nature beauty products. 100% pure is one of the healthiest, purest skincare lines I have seen! The line offers make-up, facial skin care and body washes. These products below are perfect for the new mom as well as the whole family really. Both my kids and I use the extra gentle baby lotion and the diaper cream is great for any summer rash. The coffee bean caffeine eye cream works wonders on dark circles and puffiness (so perfect for those new moms who are not getting a lot of sleep!) The sun stick and the moisture stick are small enough for the diaper bag. I cannot wait to try their make-up products too. The line is free of synthetic chemicals, artificial fragrances, chemical preservatives. Check out their web site! They even have weekly specials and candles too!
Disclosure: The company sent me the items to test out and review. All opinions are my own.
@100percentpure: great products, price and quality
Both my girls love products that smell good – shampoo, body wash etc. Sometimes the products they would like to use are made with chemicals and parabens. That is why I love Babo Botanicalsshampoos and body washes. Their new Berry Primrose Smoothing Shampoo and Wash and smoothing conditioner are perfect for tweens. They smell amazing (according to my two tweens) and I love how the shampoo acts as a wash as well so in the instance you have swimmers like my two you only have to pack one bottle!
Speaking of swimmers, babo has their Swim & Sport line and the girls love the Swim & Sport Conditioner as it detangles and helps to strengthen hair.
I love the Oatmilk Calendula shampoo and body wash and the moisturizing baby lotion as it is great for sensitive skin. What I have found is many times with organic products they don’t necessarily smell that great. But all their products smell amazing and are very soothing. All are also made in the U.S.A without any parabens or phthalates. Check them out!
My favorite products @babobotanicals
Disclosure: babo sent me the products to test out. All opinions are my own.
Last night I attended the @DroolBaby expo in Boston, sponsored byMagic Beans.
It was packed with expecting moms and tons of must have baby products. There were cupcakes, yogurt and snack items to munch on and a whole lot of strollers and high chairs! Always on the look out for new products, here are my favorites I spotted…
MD Moms – These all natural products are developed by pediatrician-moms. The line offers body wash, sunscreen, moisturizer and more – all pure, gentle and award winning!
I loved chewbeads! These are fashionable teething jewelry made with no BPA, PVC or phthalates and can be easily cleaned with soap and water. They make a great gift for new moms.
Blooming Bath is a great new invention. It is a soft, fun and colorful way to bathe your baby.
I cannot wait until Tuesday for the Drool Expo so I can check out the latest and greatest baby items! I wish this was around when I was a new parent! This baby expo, presented by Magic Beans, in collaboration with Plum Productions and
Big City Moms connects parents with the must have baby gear. You can sample new products, win prizes, and they have a gift bag too! Here are the details and there are still tickets left.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 from 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM (ET)
The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts
539 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02116
Light refreshments and drinks will be served.
As I have said before there are so many unique and helpful products on the market now versus when my 7 and 10 year olds were babies. I remember having about 4 different strollers and now it seems you buy one stroller that does it all. I also remember the sun in my babies eyes ALL THE TIME and worrying about sun protection especially when they were newborns. Now that the warm weather is here and we are slathering on the sunscreen, for all the moms with little bitty babies out there (or toddlers too) you may want to get this product to protect your little one. It is the Protect-a-Bub’s classic sunshade. This universal protective stroller canopy has an SPF 50 built into it. It also fits car seats with a canopy as well so you can enjoy your adventures without worry! The company also makes a rain cover. A pretty nice idea especially since a little nap time is key during stroller time. This product was endorsed by Melanoma International Foundation!
Check it out!
Disclosure: The company sent me a sunshade to review. All opinions are my own.
I am always on the lookout for new storage solutions for my kids’ snacks. I love anything stainless steel but just noticed a few companies are offering glass options too. One of those companies to follow is Innobaby. They offer innovative solutions for busy parents including really neat food storage – both stainless steel and glass – and great items for moms, kids and babies on the go. From their bottles, bowls, platters and containers everything is safe and non-toxic. They even have a Sleepin’ SMART™ all-in-one waterproof crib sheet. I think the glass storage items are the best. The Keepin’ Fresh™ GLASS Baby Food Storage is perfect for storing baby food (why didn’t they have this when my kids were young!) It is airtight, leakproof and actually oven, freezer and microwave safe. It is great for veggies and fruits and perfect to put in your purse!
The Keepin’ Fresh™ Kids Stainless Drinking Cup Storage is perfect for on-the-go. The stainless tumbler is designed to store, pour, shake and sip with interchangeable accessories. So you can put water, juice, yogurt, shakes or even food items – it’s completely versatile. Check out their whole line of products which are non toxic, BPA, Phthalates, PVC and lead free.
Disclosure: The company sent me the above items to review. All opinions are my own.