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When having your first baby the list feels never ending with what you need to acquire. After your second baby, you soon realize you don’t quite need as much and that there are a million things were never truly essential. (People always say the wipe warmer lol)
Needless to say, we got rid of so much before our second even arrived as we just weren’t using it. With our first we tried anything and everything, by the second go around I whittled down the list to a few of my favorite things as a new mom of 2, and these are them!
From clothing to candles, staying hydrated while nursing and more.. these are a few of my favorite things!
Have another mom/baby product you fell in love with?
I’d love to know
About the company
The idea for Kickee Pants came to me while on bed rest with my second son. I felt that although a clothing company cannot hope to change the world, we could strive to create something that would support those who would celebrate these same ideas by providing clothing that is created and designed with a sense of love for the children who will wear it.
My baby boy was a kicker and this kept me awake at night. KicKee Pants became the nickname for my son, and in turn the name of the company we would launch in honor of that reminder that he gave me to appreciate the small moments we would share together.
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Snap your little peanut into the snuggly cuddly goodness of our adorable Coverall. There is just nothing better than the soft comfort your little one feels in this wardrobe favorite! Diaper checks are a breeze thanks to our swell back flap that snaps open for easy diaper access. Great for out and about! Romper not intended for sleepwear.
- Made from our buttery-soft signature fabric (95% Viscose from Bamboo, 5% Spandex)
- Lightweight and breathable
- Machine washable on gentle cycle, tumble dry low
- Tag-free label for extra comfort
- Snug-fitting and flame retardant free for your child’s safety
- Rated UPF 50+
Review: If there is one item that was a such a game changer with navigating sleep time, it’s Kickee Pants! One of the many staple pieces a newborn needs are gowns and footies. Believe it or not there are limitations in this category in terms of organic. That being said, I was elated to find Kickee Pants years ago. KP designs are all bamboo based and buttery soft! They have everything from 2 pieces to onesies, gowns, and have countless new designs being created on a regular basis so you’re never getting bored.
I know I’m not the only one that loves this company, because the designs sell out so fast. This second go around all our footed jammies and gowns are still in mint condition because they wash so well. Bonus, you can go up in size and they will still fit snug and stretch and give as well. Ronin could wear older sizes for an extended period of time. If you’re looking for the softest sleep clothes that will last, I highly recommend Kickee Pants!
Safety backed by science.
Products earn the prestigious EWG Verified mark by meeting stringent ingredient safety and transparency requirements. Each and every material included in our diapers is tested by third party labs to meet standards developed by a team of toxicologists, chemists, and epidemiologists at the EWG. Our diapers are made without VOC’s, BPA, Phthalates, Parabens, Chlorine, and Fragrance. We also go the extra step to ensure they are not contaminated by harmful environmental toxins.
Our Diapering Program
We’ve created the safest, softest, and most effective diaper to be the centerpiece of baby’s everyday routine for deeper connection. Our EWG VERIFIED™ Diaper is just one part of Our Diapering Program, where we’ve brought together everything you need to make the most of these early years.
Review: As a mom of a toddler, I’ve tried every organic diaper imaginable. From the store bought options to the more exclusive online only diapers. I love exploring new brands as there is something different about each and I like when diaper companies tap into other products. With Healthy Nest, they offer non toxic diapers, but also dry wipes and shampoo/body wash that can be hand mixed so that the product lasts and it increases the value. As a whole I loved this company! The diapers never leaked, the fit was great, and I like how they are offering sustainability with not only offering these unique bath + body products, but they also offer baby cleaning products with the same functionality.
Fiona Walker decided that she wanted to create a collection of beautiful hand-crafted decorations for the home that also conform with her ethos and personal values. Her philosophy is to bring you uniquely hand-crafted items using traditional methods, all products are ethically manufactured under fair trade guidelines using natural materials. Learn more about Fiona here.
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Review: I know what you’re thinking, animal heads? I’m telling you, I was drawn to these during my first pregnancy and was so bummed I didn’t just get them. I truly love Fiona Walker and all her creations. They are so iconic, that I’ve seen a myriad of off brands trying to replicate her designs, because they are that great! In addition to these unique animal heads she also offers an array of other handmade items. I swear, the creativity and love that goes into each piece is just tangible. This company is based in the UK, but you can find her designs online through many U.S. based retailers. I sampled 2 bunnies and a bear head. These particular designs are staple pieces and to me just, timeless. They make for such a statement piece on the wall of a nursery or play room. If you love unique items, you have to check out FW!
Founded in 2016, Louelle. is an elevated timeless baby brand, known for its sleeping bags, bedding, towels, accessories, and apparel for babies and children. Designed in both the brand’s New York and Melbourne studios, Louelle’s collections are intended to create a minimal, soft, and calm environment through the use of light linen fabrics and simple silhouettes.
Because ethical and sustainable production methods are at the heart of the company’s ethos, all of their pieces are crafted responsibly in India.
Louelle. fabrics are selected to ensure breathability and softness. Combining a pastel palette, light linen fabrics, and simple silhouettes, echoing from Australia.
Louelle. | Everyday luxury for babies and children.
- Grey Gingham Sleeping Bag
- White shirt and gingham shorts set
- Grey gingham play mat
- Hooded towel and bath mit
- Newborn Bib
Review: I had found Louelle browsing online and was instantly taken by her designs. She offers a handful of staple pieces in a few prints, but there is something about the simplicity in her designs that just catches your attention. She focuses on the gingham print and offers it in an array of colors, and carries everything from bibs to sleep sacks, diaper covers and more. Growing up my mother would dress us in gingham for family pictures so have an affinity for all things gingham. I loved that this was a small business, they carry the classic gingham print, the quality in the fabric is great, everything can be monogrammed if desired, and the look is just timeless. If you gravitate away from busy prints, you have to check out Louelle!
For over 25 years, BÉABA (pronounced bay-ah-buh) has been known around the world for creating luxurious, innovative and French-designed baby products. It all began with the Babycook, a steam cooker and blender for making baby food, and has since evolved into a multi-category assortment including feeding accessories, gear and apparel. The brand’s unparalleled quality and sentiment that parenting should be made as easy as possible has parents and celebrities alike remaining loyal.
its class designed for the baby-care market, you can make your nursery a safe and healthy space for your baby with the click of a button.
- Advanced 4-Stage Filtration eliminates 99.97%of harmful airborne particles, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), bacteria, dust, pollen, pet dander, smoke and allergens.
b) true HEPA Filter
c) Active Carbon Filter
d) Anti-Microbial Layer
- Negative Ionizer generates negative ions to reduce airborne particles without harmful ozone
- 360 degree inlet and outlet projects purified air throughout baby’s nursery room quickly and efficiently (up to 195 sq. ft)
- Night Mode: operates ultra-quiet and features a built in night light allowing purifier to be used at night without disturbing the sleeping baby
- 3 Fan Speeds and 7 Ambiance Colors allow you to customize the atmosphere for baby
- Easy & Intuitive touch screen controls
- Replacement filter alert button
- Comes with extra replacement filter
- Sleek and discreet design fits easily into any nursery
CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate) 110-120m3/hr
Review: Let me introduce you to the one company you’re going to instantly fall in love with, Beaba! Once I explored their modern baby food maker with Ronin, there was no turning back. I was sold on all things Beaba. The food maker and now air purifier, and bottle warmer have become such game changers in my mom routine.
Since we only need so much for baby #2, one thing we absolutely needed was an air purifier. The Beaba option is sleek, modern, serves as a night light, quiet, and more affordable compared to other purifier on the market. In just a few days, I can tell that the lingering unwanted smells have dissipated and it’s just clean air! A bottle warmer was always something I wanted to try. There are so many items I found to be non essential after my first, I was curious if it fell into that category. It absolutely is essential! If you chill your milk, nobody has time to heat a pot of boiling water etc. This device is seamless to use, powerful, and has milk room temperature in seconds. Be sure to check out their MDW sales!
About Dock A Tot: When my first son, Ilias, was born, I got inspired to create something new in the baby and children’s industry. I searched unsuccessfully for something comfy for my baby and at the same time versatile and convenient. The well-being and happiness of babies are the objectives and inspiration of my creation.
Born, bred, and designed with love in Sweden, we believe that every baby deserves to be surrounded in a comfortable environment every day of their lives. There is simply nothing else like it on the market that allows mothers to feed, soothe, and bond with their baby.
Every material and detail is carefully designed and sourced to ensure high quality, comfort and convenience. Love and luxury have been exhaustively incorporated in the design process, with my own children in mind.
The Deluxe+ Dock from DockATot is the ultimate docking station for your newborn baby up to 36 months. This multifunctional design offers a comfy spot for diaper changes, tummy time, lounging, playing, cuddling, and napping.
- Lightweight and portable
- Easy to transport with 2 carry handles
- Suitable for babies 9-36 months
- 100% cotton cover
- 100% polyester mattress
- Machine wash
What is Oeko-Tex® certification? click here
Review: The Dock A Tot was one of those items I heard so much about within the past year. While it looked like an inflatable raft to me, I soon realized why it’s such a staple product. Although there are many precautions you should take when using the Dock A Tot, it makes for a seamless way to keep your baby cozy while close by, being at home or on the go. In addition to the covers being washable, they come in an array of fun modern designs. Given the amount of buzz surrounding this product alone and the excellent marketing, I was instantly excited about this product. I love the idea of the larger Grand option so that your baby can grow into it, it’s great for travel, the pool, and the covers washable and can even be monogrammed. Since their inception they’ve evolved to offer now an array of products. From tents to seat cushions and more, you have to check them out in 2021!
Cold Pressure or High Pressure Processing is a method of preserving packaged food products using extremely high pressure instead of high heat. Hydraulic fluid (normally water) is placed in a chamber and pressurized with a pump. This pressure is transmitted through the package into the food itself.
This process extends the shelf life without the use of preservatives and helps to maintain the nutrients in our organic cold-pressed juices and functional beverages.
We’ve brought some of our favorite ingredients together in a refreshingly unique organic ginger drink. A bright lemonade flavor with a zing of ginger, touch of pineapple, a hint of heat and only 2 grams of sugar per bottle!
HATCH’s collections are designed to celebrate every choice, no matter your stage. We work hard to be a trusted resource for our community. From hosting exclusive events with mamas who inspire us, to offering services that are thoughtful and nurturing, to partnering with organizations such as Every Mother Counts, the Alliance of Moms and many others in favor of mothers everywhere.
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Pieces I sampled:
Introducing our loungewear capsule collection: an offering of crazy luxe French terry numbers that you have to feel to believe, all designed with feeding in mind. This softer-than-soft robe is so nice you can greet guests in it (mother-in-law visits just got a little easier).
This quick-dry botanical belly oil intensely hydrates + reduces the appearance of stretch marks and scars. Created with mamas-to-be in mind, it supports skin as it stretches during pregnancy and beyond + provides nutrient-rich moisture without a greasy feel. This is how you wear your vitamins.
– Free of parabens, phthalates, dyes, & fragrance
– Plant-derived, vegan, & gluten-free
– Quick-dry formula leaves you clothing-ready
– Dermatologist & allergy tested
– A nourishing oil blend with calming botanicals
The Plant-Based Magic Inside:
- Calendula – Renowned for its healing properties, it soothes rashes, itch & irritation.
- Sweet Almond Oil – Packed with vitamin E-rich oils, helps moisturize + promote regeneration.
- Grapefruit Peel – Antioxidant-rich & delivers a subtle citrusy scent.
Review: I’ll be honest, I’ve become more of a bargain hunter the older I get. However, when it comes to feeling comfortable I’m willing to spend out if the quality is there. I promise you, this loungewear combo is worth every penny. Hatch came about a few years ago and they offer a variety of high end maternity apparel options. I love the one piece designs they have, but knew I would get more use out of their loungewear. From a distance this set looks just like any other, but up close it is comfortable, washes well, feels like butter on the skin, and falls in all the right places. I literally lived in both these pieces and even wore the pants out. I was so taken by the quality that I may even get it in black lol. I also tried the belly oil, which I loved. It’s scentless, the packaging is gorgeous, and you get an ample amount. I’m still going through the oil now. I can’t say enough about Hatch, I’m so impressed. If you’re looking to splurge on lounge wear, look no further. You need Hatch!
About the company:
Baby Mori uses the softest and highest-quality products, which are made with a family’s wellbeing in mind. Crafted carefully from sustainable sources to ensure that our manufacturing methods are environmentally conscious, and that only natural materials touch your baby’s delicate skin.
Learn more about their company here
Review: This company is based in the UK and there was something unique in the simplicity of their designs. A lot of moms are not heavy on the prints, myself included, so I love that they offer and array of gender neutral pieces that are all organic. From onesies, to swaddles and more, the quality is noticeable and the material is buttery soft!
Items I sampled:
Review: I discovered Mini Mori designs with Ronin and they were one of the few companies I really loved thru and thru. Even the packaging of their pieces are so beautifully done, the quality is palpable. The designs are simple, the fabric organic, buttery soft, they wash well, fit well, and last! One thing they are widely loved for are the sleep sacks. Think all sleep sacks are the same? (I did too lol), but theirs is far superior. The sacks are thick, soft, wash well, amazing for fall/winter, and zip all the way around, I could instantly tell Ronin slept better after just the first night. They come in different sizes and even snap in the middle to shorten the sack until your babe grows into it. Bonus, the also have really good sales.
Designed for everyday living, Pehr creates beautiful, practical products in partnership with exceptional craftspeople and ethical manufacturers.
Our focus in the beginning was very clear. To design what we loved and believed was useful. That quality and design are of equal importance. An element of ‘Playful Sophistication’ was and continues to be, the lens through which all of our products come to life.”
Friends since they were kids themselves, Jen Kelly and Becca Perren struggled to find a brand that could accurately reflect their shared approach to style and motherhood.
Knowing that creating the perfect space for your babe is as much about you as it is about them, and with an unwavering commitment to quality, attention to detail and sustainable manufacturing practices, Pehr was born.
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- Bunny Hop Mobile
- Hatchling Bunny Crib Sheet
- Bunny Kimono
- Hatchlings Blanket
- Bunny Changing Pad Cover
- Pom Storage Bins
Review: I had always heard of Pehr designs, but didn’t get the pleasure of exploring their line. They offer a wide variety of apparel and even nursery decor from mobiles to sheets and changing pads. Everything has just a personal touch to it and each item seems unique. I love their mobiles, all the bunny designs they offer, that everything is organic, the designs simple and classic and not busy, the buckets are great for storage and also add a designer feel to a nursery or play room, and even the blanket is gorgeous! Whether you’re looking for apparel or nursery decor, you have to check out Pehr!
When designing her first son’s nursery, Jodie Roth was looking for the perfect accent piece to complete the look. After scavenging magazines, artwork, furniture and bedding companies for something just right, Jodie finally realized she should simply design her own. The blanket she created was just what the room needed and with that, Butterscotch Blankees was born. Jodie’s company now offers a variety of custom blanket and pillow designs for the entire home. But the initial spark of inspiration was straight from a mother’s heart. “As a mother, I was looking to give my two sons bedrooms something special where they could feel the warmth and love when they snuggled into bed each night,” says Jodie.
When giving this snuggly-soft baby blanket as a gift, the whimsical packaging alone will capture their hearts. Custom designed and handcrafted, Butterscotch Blankees can be personalized with initials, names, or monograms. These blankets are decorative and practical making the perfect gift for infants and older children alike. This thoughtful gift is sure to garner a wave of “oohs” and “aahs” and take its place as a family treasure.
Incredibly soft and generously sized, Butterscotch Blankees make a beautiful addition to beds, cribs, gliders and strollers or serve as a unique wall hanging in the nursery. We hope you enoy our product as much as we enjoy delivering them to you.
One of our most popular blanket designs, the Initial & Blocks Blanket is a sophisticated addition to any room. The checkerboard pattern and alternating colors give way to a classic, yet timeless design that lays the finishing touch over a couch, a bed and a nursery rocker too! The chic design makes this a special gift for baby and Mommy & Daddy too! View the pillow here.
Review: If you know me, you know I love a good monogram. With a new baby coming I knew we had to accent his room with some of his initials and I instantly thought of Butterscotch Blankies! I came across this company while pregnant with Ronin and didn’t get to order a blanket. This go around I had to try their designs, and I’m just so glad I did. This company offers and array of monogrammed blanket designs, you can custom design them with the colors and monogram, they also offer everything from hats to pillows and more.
I loved the quality of the fabric, buttery soft, flawless, the ability to get creative and customize a design, it’s a female owned business, and they add such a personal touch to any room whether it be a nursery, living room or bedroom. Bonus, they have a huge MDW sale going on rn!
The idea behind the Love Every play gym began after Jessica read a doctoral dissertation titled Current Research Findings on the Neurological Development of Infants. (Such a nerd, right?)
Through reading the study Jessica learned that the human brain has about 100 billion nerve cells, all of which are present at birth but have few links between them. Babies brains develop by constructing an intricate communication network. The network’s structure is formed by experiences children have in the first 3 years of life. The research revealed the more you expose babies to how the world works, the richer the neural networks become. Jessica’s takeaway was that early development experiences wouldn’t just happen on their own, she had to create them.Learn more about their story here
We did all the research and built The Play Gym for you. Lovevery’s award-winning debut product includes everything you need in an activity gym—from batting to teething to learning to focus—for a whole year of play. Designed by child development experts.
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Review: This company kept popping up via FB and I was intrigued by it’s purpose with a newborn. When I was a FTM, I honestly wasn’t even quite sure what a play gym was, its functionality, and why it’s imperative with newborns. Browsing online, I saw many of the commonplace companies marketing these generally plastic and loud looking play gyms that just came across as just very dated, and would look like an eyesore in our home lol.
With Lovevery, I liked the idea of a wood option, the fact that the materials are non toxic, the items are paired with your babies current skill set and it even comes with an effortless subscription.
Given all of the above and that the learning items were selected based on current research, I was instantly sold on Lovevery. We’re still using their kits with Ronin as he develops and plan to reuse the sets we acquired with Bronson. I can’t say enough about this company. If you’re worried about the price point, you can absolutely resell the kits online once you’re done!