The safety of our children is always important. The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) reminds parents that they should do research before buying their baby gear. Not all products meant for children are made safe. This year, JPMA has chosen to create a theme for the month called “Green is the New Pink and Blue” to share with parents the best eco-friendly practices to raise a healthy family. Here is my list of top products to keep baby safe.
When Jennifer Cicci saw teeth marks on her baby’s crib she knew that couldn’t be healthy. With no luck finding a solution on the market that was high-quality, eco-friendly and fashionable, she decided to design her own! The unique patented Eco-Teether® Crib Rail Cover gives babies a safe and comforting way to teethe while relieving parents’ concerns. Not only is it made from organic materials, it incorporates two major safety features that other rail covers lack. The cover’s patented Velcro straps keep it securely in place even as babies pull and tug on it. Also, when attached properly, the inside of the cover is shorter than the outside, so babies don’t roll over into the fabric and risk suffocation.
2. Woombie Air
The Woombie Air is the safest and most effective baby swaddle that requires no wrapping. It’s the first breathable baby swaddle that regulates baby’s body temperature by allowing excess heat to escape. All you do is put baby in and zip up; the unique peanut-shaped swaddle gently cocoons baby and the 4-way stretch bebeflex(TM) fabric enables baby to move naturally which helps protect against hip dysplasia. Baby’s arms are not pinned to the side; prevents overheating; and no worries of dangerous, lose blankets unraveling and covering baby’s face. The Mom/Nurse invented Woombie Air re-creates the security and comfort baby felt in the womb and promotes longer periods of sleep from birth to 6 months (or when baby begins to roll).
This padded play mat for babies and toddlers is perfect to protect kids from germs. This mom-invented play mat was designed for the germ-conscious mom who always wants a clean area for her little one (perfect to use at mommy and me classes, playdates, traveling — especially at the airport, lying down in the park, and more). The play mat is crafted with vibrant and colorful, 100% cotton, designer fabric and super plush minky. It’s comfy and cozy for any new baby, and great for tummy time. It measures 29″x35″ and features a Velcro closure that ensures one side stays clean and sanitary, and always stays compact and folded up in your diaper bag.
The mom invented and multiple-award winning San Diego Bebe(R) Eco-Nursing Pillow offers support, comfort, and discretion for mom and baby. It’s also the healthiest nursing pillow, made of 100% virgin polyfiber with no flame-retardant chemicals. It’s hypo-allergenic, non-toxic, non-flammable and recyclable. Plus, it’s odor-free, glue-free, foam-free, lead-free, and phthalate-free. It is available in a variety of chic colors and plush fabrics. Option for one baby or for twins to feed two babies simultaneously!
$59.99 – $79.99
5. Wee Urban
Wee Urban™ offers the modern family a unique and fresh collection of baby gear and accessories that goes beyond the conventional and explores the exceptional! Tired of traditional pinks and blues and cute motifs, they offer sophisticated designs, “conscious” organic alternatives, practical functionality and superior quality. Using their custom certified organic cotton blends, low-impact dyes, and other trendsetting fabrics, the brand hopes to inspire families to be make better choices and of course- do it all in urban style!
$19.00 – $89.00
Baby Elephant Ears is a multi-use headrest providing spinal/neck alignment and comfort for babies — and they’re designed to look like adorable elephant ears! The Organic Baby Elephant Ears are made with 100% organic cotton and filled with an all-natural corn fill. Baby Elephant Ears go wherever baby goes — stroller, swing, car seat, changing table, etc. The headrests are fully washable and require no attachments, straps or special skills and they’re offered in diverse prints and organics. The superior design and durability of these headrests make them the perfect gift for parents!
The Zipadee-Zip provides babies with the snug feeling of security while allowing for the freedom of pajamas. With Zipadee-Zip, babies are free to stand up, crawl, roll and move around safely. This versatile sleep garment has 7+ uses including: encourages sleep during travel, provides a germ-free environment on planes, trains and cars, prevents scratching and more. It works like magic to help babies fall asleep and stay asleep and is ideal for transitioning babies from swaddling or for babies who do not like to be swaddled.
PunkinLinks and PunkinSnaps are easy to use and safe! PunkinLinks are ‘C’ shaped allowing you to link several together and connect toys to car seat, stroller, playmate, or any other baby gear! PunkinSnaps are oval shaped with a clasp. These are great to use alone or in conjunction with PunkinLinks, they offer an added security to keep things attached. These are BPA, PVC, PET, and Phthalate free and babies love to chew on them, making them baby’s new favorite (and safe) teether!
Rockin’ Green is made for families that care about taking care of themselves and the Earth. We can all do our part for the environment while doing something good for ourselves. Rockin’ Green products are made with a biodegradable plant-based and petroleum-free surfactant, so they can be used on sensitive skin and they’re great for washing cloth diapers. They are septic and grey-water safe and never tested on animals. Each product comes in recyclable packaging and the brand is also gluten and vegan friendly.
Guest Blog by Jennifer Cicci of Babee Talk
As a mother, Jennifer understands the importance of offering nothing by the best for baby. Motivated by teeth marks on her children’s cribs, she decided to design a teething rail cover after trying products that didn’t measure up when it came to quality or style. What she found out made her even more concerned about children’s safety and health: The toxic chemicals used in the production of synthetic materials have been linked to birth defects, reproductive disorders, and weakened immune systems.
She asked herself, “What if I could revolutionize the way parents decorated their crib with a safe and stylish teething rail cover that could be placed on the crib from day one?” Babee Talk® launched in 2014 with organic bedding and accessories. Chew-friendly, drool-friendly, and organic inside and out, her products ensure a healthy start in life for babies.
She only offers products that she would provide for her own children. She hopes moms and dads will start to talk about the importance of choosing safe, healthy, eco-friendly products, especially for babies.
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