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.
MUNCHKIN BABY FOOD FEEDER
There are many ways to get the benefits of baby-led weaning, even if you do purees. A silicone tipped feeder is one smart (and easy) way to put the food in your baby’s hands.
CHOO MEE 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 SLEEVED 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.
I’m always looking for ways to cut down on how much plastic we use in our home. A silicone baggie like Stasher is perfect for carrying around snacks or fruit (that may leak). For the freezer, I’ve found that the large size is good for storing 1-ounce portions of baby food.
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.
AH BAKEWARE AND STORAGE
In the fridge. In the freezer. In the oven. This little set of glass storage is perfect for getting a little meal prep put of the way and feeling like you’ve *totally* got this.
LODGE MINI CAST IRON
Don’t let the picture fool you. This cast iron pan is TINY – 3.5 inches wide, to be exact. Perfect for warming up baby’s purees and enriching each bite with a little extra iron.
GUTPRO INFANT POWDER
GutPro is formulated to contain a high amount of Bifidobacteria – a good thing for babies since these strains tend to dominate a healthy baby gut. This probiotic is ideal for breastfed newborns that show signs of tummy troubles as well as littles with allergies or eczema. It’s free of allergens, fillers, and prebiotics.
KLAIRE LABS GALACTOMUNE
For 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, coconut yogurt, 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.
PERFECT COLLAGEN PEPTIDES
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.
SEEKING HEALTH D3 + K2 DROPS
If you’re going to give vitamin D drops to your baby (or to yourself) make sure you get vitamin K2 with it. Vitamin K2 helps vitamin D do its job. Breastfeeding mamas, breast milk can meet your baby’s daily requirement for vitamin D. Make sure you take around 6400 IU a day if you decide to not supplement baby with vitamin D3.
BALTIC 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 (including me!) find that amber soothes sore gums and reduces signs of painful teething.
GRIMM’S BEADS GRASPER
Made from sustainably harvested and unstained wood. Grimm also makes this grasper a water-based non toxic stain.
CRADLE CAP BRUSH
While I used the scrubby provided by my hospital, this brush is a serious upgrade because it comes with a comb. To get rid of stubborn cradle cap, apply Lapis Oil or squalane to baby’s head – wait 10 minutes – then use the brush to massage and lift scales off of baby’s scalp.
CALMING LAVENDER WASH
When it comes to clean products that you want to put on your baby, Earth Mama delivers. Use this wash when cradle cap is an 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 too. It’s made with squalane, a hydrocarbon that’s similar to mineral oil. Except it is 100% natural. And like mineral oil, squalane does not feed the yeast responsible for cradle cap. It also contains blue tansy essential oil.
SNUGGLE ME ORGANIC COSLEEPER
If you cosleep with your baby, I recommend this cosleeper. It’s the one I used. It safely surrounded my little babe while sleeping and made us both more comfortable during those early newborn months.
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