Designed to mimic the breast. Its soft, breathable nipple helps to protect against colic. The body of the bottle is also made of silicone – rather than glass or plastic. This makes it squeezable for baby and safe to handle. Another plus: the wide mouth of the Comotomo means it’s easier to clean.
AVANCHY BAMBOO DIVIDED PLATE
The wood. The bright colors. This plate and spoon set is beautiful. But more importantly, there’s a suction cup on the bottom. This keeps the dish (and hopefully the food) in front of your baby.
CHOOME STARTER SPOONS
If you want your wee one to self-feed purees, mashes, or yogurt – you may find that food slips off the spoon. These starter spoons are made of silicone and help to catch food. Note, these will not work for thinner purees or soup.
ZOLI CERAMIC SCISSORS
My friend Mandy says these are the best. In my own home, I use my kitchen shears all. the. time. This ceramic pair for littles is perfect for quickly snipping food into tot-sized pieces.
BUMKINS NIXI BIB
For babies 6 – 24 months. The waterproof fabric is made from recycled water bottles and it’s machine washable. Free of BPA, PVC, vinyl, phthalates, and lead.
SILICONE BABY FOOD TRAY
Perfect for liver pate. Freeze 1 ounce portions then pop out and store in a freezer-friendly baggie.
A kitchen tool that really is as good as everyone says. Whether you’re making bone broth or softening veggies, an Instant Pot is the ultimate time saver and your new BFF.
Vitamix? Or Blendtec? Having tried both for an extended period of time, I am a big fan of the Vitamix. It’s large and robust. Perfect for daily smoothies, herbal ice creams, and tea lattes…not to mention any other projects I’ve got going on in my kitchen.
I’m a fan of zoodles and other veggie noodles – and so are my kids. From making them to munching on bright ribbons of beets and carrots, zoodles are lots of fun.
BIG BERKEY WATER FILTER
For breastfeeding mamas, water keeps you from feeling dehydrated and helps keep milk production up. But many of the chemicals in tap water can end up in breast milk. This water filter is one of the best, removing all traces of chemical pollutants and heavy metals like lead, mercury, and fluoride.
GUTPRO INFANT POWDER
GutPro is formulated to contain a high amount of Bifidobacteria – a good thing for babies, since these strains tend to dominant a healthy baby gut. This probiotic is ideal for breastfed newborns that show signs of tummy troubles. It’s free of allergens, fillers, and prebiotics.
SEEKING HEALTH PROBIOTA INFANT
Another probiotic for babies that is free of allergens and fillers. I recommend this probiotic when there’s tummy troubles, constipation, painful gas, eczema, or food sensitivities. Because it contains the prebiotic inulin, this probiotic is best for formula-fed babies or babies who have started to eat solids.
KLAIRE LABS GALACTOMUNE
For exclusively breastfed newborns with colic, reflux, and eczema – I suggest trying this prebiotic along with GutPro Infant Powder. Click here to find out why.
BODY ECOLOGY CULTURE STARTER
When making fermented foods like sauerkraut or soured cereals, I recommend this starter. A starter culture makes things easier, something any mama can appreciate! It also ensures that only good microbes grow. And it means that you can use less salt when fermenting your veggies, something I recommend for babies since their kidneys are still developing.
Supplements + Superfoods
I talk about spirulina quite a bit because it’s a natural source of iron that is more absorbable than iron drops. It’s also a prebiotic, feeding good gut bacteria. As with everything you offer your baby, quality is priority.
PURE RADIANCE C
Vitamin C supports the absorption of non-heme iron, an important mineral for babies. In my book, a whole food source of vitamin C is better than synthetic ascorbic acid. One of the reasons is because antioxidants support the absorption and use of vitamin C.
VITAL PROTEINS COLLAGEN
If you love smoothies as much as I do and like to share them with your toddler, I recommend this collagen powder. It dissolves easily in cold or warm temperatures. It makes smoothies extra fluffy and warm “lattes” extra frothy.
MAINE COAST DULSE FLAKES
I’m a big fan of using seaweed flakes in baby’s food. There’s a touch of salt along with a whole suite of trace minerals that your baby needs – including iodine.
EXTRA VIRGIN COD LIVER OIL
One teaspoon of cod liver oil will meet minimum vitamin D3 requirements and give a solid dose of preformed vitamin A (this is good for your little one’s immune system). Cod liver oil is also full of long-chain omega-3s that your baby’s brain needs for optimal development.
RAISE THEM WELL VITAMINS D3 AND K2 DROPS
If you’re getting enough vitamin D from sunshine, food, and supplements – breast milk can meet your baby’s daily requirement for vitamin D. But some mamas know they’re deficient. Or they prefer drops. Raise Them Well drops are formulated with non-GMO MCT oil, is free of allergens, and artificial flavors.
LITTLE WILLARD AMBER NECKLACE
If tender gums are making your baby extra fussy, you might want to try using an amber necklace. It doesn’t work for every baby, but many mamas claim that amber soothes sore gums and reduces signs of painful teething.
SAFETY 1ST CRADLE CAP BRUSH
While I used the scrubby provided by my hospital, this cradle cap brush is a serious upgrade. Because it comes with a comb.
CALMING LAVENDER WASH
When it comes to clean products that you want to put on your baby, Earth Mama Angel Baby delivers. Use this wash when cradle cap is ongoing issue, since there tends to be a link to the yeast Malassezia and lavender is naturally anti-fungal.
HERBIVORE BOTANICALS LAPIS OIL
Yes, this is for the face (and it’s awesome for that). But as it turns out, this oil is especially good for cradle cap. It’s made with squalane, a hydrocarbon that’s similar to mineral oil. Except it’s 100% natural. And like mineral oil, squalane does not feed the yeast responsible for cradle cap. It also contains blue tansy essential oil. Making it perfect for a hard case of cradle cap.
SNUGGLE ME ORGANIC COSLEEPER
If you cosleep with your baby, I recommend this cosleeper. It’s the one I use. It safely surrounds my little babe, so that he feels supported and sleeps well.
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