The Parentville Fave Five - Thoughtful brands and products
Just like Memorial Day Weekend, where you think about how nice it is to spend time off with friends and family, we get warm and fuzzy about the thoughtfulness of these five great products and services.
Argington has a beautifully-designed, yet simple, Ayers twin bed in birch, ebony or white for when your child outgrows his/her crib! This company is focused on environmental sustainability, using E-Zero (formaldehyde free) birch/plywood. You can also get two guard rails and a trundle bed that slides underneath on wheels, so it's more flexible about where you can use it, or storage. This bed will last awhile, so it's worth the money! Also, Argington's bedding sets are 100% certified organic cotton, and the prints are done with low impact dyes.
If you get to Brooklyn, it's worth the trip to stop in Williamsburg. You won't feel like you stepped into a baby store, but rather a warehouse of boutique-like finds. Mini Jake not only carries all hand-picked items by its dad and owner, but your kids will also be entertained in the curated toy section while you shop.
Rhoost is a wonderful new company started by two moms who create safe, stylish child proofing gadgets. Coming in three modern colors - brown, black and plum - the EDGE table corner cover and SLING cabinet door lock are BPA-free, PVC-free, lead-free, and phthalate-free, are 100% recyclable, portable and will not ruin furniture (no screws or adhesive).
Nattie's Naturals was designed by a mom with her kids' health and dress-up in mind. It's a line of simple beauty products for kids - lip balm, bath bubbler hearts, and glitter shadow - with all natural, organic ingredients. There's no wheat, soy or dairy and free of parabens. Yet the scents of each are wonderful! The 4-product sampler set is the best deal at $12.50, especially for a gift idea.
Our toddler has loved this blanket since the day she received it as a gift. This is not a swaddle blanket, but it is one of our favorites! It's personalized, so soft, easy to clean, and not too small, so you can use it for laying baby on, outside in stroller, tummy time, and then later for your toddler's quick snooze.