Here are a few items from my Amazon Wishlist for baby! I’m due in July, so while I have a few bigger items, there are still a lot of miscellaneous and smaller items still on my list to buy.
FridaBaby The Windi Gas and Colic Reliever – Worth a shot as an alternative to gripe water. I looked at ingredients for at least a dozen gripe waters; for me, even the most natural were still not natural enough for a newborn. Virtually all babies get gas, and when they do, it’s painful for them and can result in a lot of crying and distress for baby and everyone else. I’m definitely willing to try this natural alternative for relieving gas.
Earth Mama Angel Baby Natural Non-Scents Shampoo & Body Wash – This is the bath product I plan on using due to lots of great reviews and fairly wide availability. I also wanted to use a wash that had no essential oils or scents added. Newborn babies are very sensitive and there really is no need for me to make my baby smell like vanilla or oranges – babies smell good enough on their own!
Natursutten Natural Rubber Pacifier – So far, this is the most natural pacifier I’ve come across. It’s 100% natural rubber instead of plastic, and actually has no plastic components at all. It also meets more stringent European standards. This is definitely worth trying if my baby is a pacifier lover.
Natursutten Glass Bottles – I’m not completely certain which brand of glass bottles I’ll purchase, but this is definitely a contender, along with the Lifefactory Bottles. The goal and plan is to breastfeed, but I also want to pump so that my husband has the opportunity to bottle feed. Not only that, but at some point when I go back to work, I’ll need to pump anyway. Glass is a vastly superior bottle material to plastic if one can afford it. I actually used plastic with my older daughter and cringe every time I think about it. But I also believe in doing the best we can with what we know and what we have access to, because no one is perfect.
Snuggle Me Organic Baby Bed/Lounger – This is seriously a “wishlist” item, because at this price I’m not sure I can justify the purchase. However, I want to get an infant lounger and this is my first pick.
HABA Rattling Max Toy – This is such a sentimental toy for me. When my daughter was about 2 or 3 months old, this was one of her first toys. I still have hers, though when she was older she broke the bottom wooden ring. I digress. One thing I do not want in my teething baby’s mouth is a conventional plastic toy. I want another Max rattle for this baby because not only is it nostalgic, but it’s made by a great German company with sustainable practices using natural beechwood and natural non-toxic colors. Oh, and it’s a beautiful toy.
These are just a few of the natural, non-toxic items on my baby wish list. Do you have any recommendations? I’d love to hear in the comments!