When an expecting mother isn’t feeling well, be it heartburn, morning sickness, insomnia or aches and pains, her first concern is to find relief that is safe for her and for her baby. Navigating the many over-the-counter remedies on the market can be maddening, especially since so many are on the “no” or “maybe” list for pregnant and nursing women. Until now, there hasn’t been a trustworthy, effective line of remedies made specifically for pregnant and nursing women, but Healthy Mama came along and changed that. The Healthy Mama line offers OBGYN-recommended remedies for some of the most common discomforts of pregnancy.
NapiNol Nursery Therapies creates all-natural skin care products with only the most necessary ingredients. They vow to use as few ingredients as possible, and each with a vital purpose for the skin. Their products contain no synthetics, no chemicals and nothing that isn’t on the label. Their products meet the strictest standards set by the Environmental Working Group, scoring a zero toxicity rating. NapiNol values this honesty and clarity because they have a working knowledge of both natural maternal needs and pharmaceutical formulation, allowing them to find natural solutions to product development where others resort to synthetics for help.
Three friends had two things in common, the desire to work together, and a shared passion for natural living. While brainstorming, they realized all their talents combined could create an all-natural skincare line. And thus, 3Girls Holistic was born. Following the “Going Green” trend, 3Girls Holistic features five product lines that commit to using only natural and organic ingredients targeting the environmentally conscious consumer. The lines include: Skin Care, Aromatherapy, First Aid, Postpartum and For Kids.
When disposable diapers first arrived on the scene, many parents thought they had hit the jackpot. No mess, no washing, and no hassle. However, it wasn’t long before concerns about disposable diapers began to arise. While disposable diaper companies are making efforts to improve the eco-friendliness of their products and many parents are still loyal users of these major brands, there has been a strong movement back toward cloth diapering in recent years, creating a market opportunity for increased sales of convenient cloth diapers and accessories. For consideration, The Giggle Guide® presents products from Bumkins, Itzy Ritzy, Bummas, and Dimpleskins Naturals.
Teething is a phase that’s often as difficult for the parents as it is for the baby. The child can experience discomfort, drooling, crankiness, fever and other inconvenient symptoms that can wreak havoc with their temperament and sleep schedule. Momma Goose is a company that believes in the power of nature to help babies through the teething period. They offer a line of Baltic amber bracelets and necklaces that are meant to provide drug-free relief for some of the common problems associated with teething. The resin in Baltic amber contains succinic acid, which has been proven to relieve pain and calm the central nervous system.
Diaper industry giant Huggies has announced the winners of the 2011 Huggies MomInspired Grant program. The program provides $15,000 in seed money and business resources to inventors of original products that make caring for a baby easier and more enjoyable. Moms have long been a source for ingenuity and creativity in the baby industry, and the Huggies Grant program is acknowledging and fostering this great resource. We applaud Huggies for their support of the entrepreneurial spirit! Let’s take a look at some of the 2011 winners: Bobee, Magnificent Baby, Kristi G, and Psi Bands.
A city of slots and sequins, Las Vegas is not normally associated with babies, but next week the dancers better step aside; the diaper crowd is moving in! One of Trade Show Week’s 200 largest shows, ABC (All Baby & Child) Kids Expo 2010 requires no poker face — every single exhibitor will have traveled to Nevada with a simple intention: to lay their cards on the table and wait for someone, in a manner of speaking, to play. The Giggle Guide® has the skinny on bare2britches™, Mayron’s Goods®, Cool Gel ‘n Cap™, and The Little Acorn™; terrific brands who make success look as easy as ABC!
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The Treehouse Showroom at the California Market Center offers retailers fresh, new exciting lines to make the most of every fashion season. Owner Elisa Lysiak say, “We pride ourselves in finding the best products in the marketplace for retailers to offer their customers. Our corner location Suite A-642 is known for its visual style and attention-grabbing window displays. We are in the heart of the Los Angeles fashion district and participate in eight Fashion Week events per year.”
There are so many ways to spruce up baby’s nursery or any room sustainably. A new room update doesn’t require spending a dime if you gather up a few eco-chic tips!
An easy and natural way to create atmosphere in any room is through scent. Consider the delight from delicious kitchen aromas or the smell of a bubble bath. At the May 1st Eco-Chic Expo in Seattle, exhibitor Satsuma Designs will help guests create these scents to turn each day into a springtime stroll. Here’s a little recipe they’ve cooked up.
Sweet Smells from Satsuma Designs - Natural Room Scents
Dr. Seuss knew what he was talking about when he wrote Green Eggs and Ham! The daily battle between parents and children over vegetable consumption is a familiar one with a long history. Nutrition experts say that it is important for kids to eat a full spectrum of at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies per day, but it can be tricky and tiring to get kids to open wide for those peas and brussel sprouts. Kidz SuperFood by Amazing Grass provides a simple and delicious way to get even the pickiest eaters to enjoy fruits and veggies.
No matter how vigilant parents may be, kids are bound to get sick from time to time. Fortunately, there are many healthful products available to keep little ones comfortable and on the fast track to wellness. The Giggle Guide® prescribes Boogie Wipes, Cleanoz, and homeopathic remedies from Heel and Hyland’s to help parents “make everything better.” Stocking these practical items in your store, especially during flu season, can also be a terrific tonic for weak sales.
There is nothing more delicate than a baby’s skin. Unfortunately, many commercial bath and body products marketed as “hypoallergenic” can still cause irritation and rashes. Today’s parents are also concerned about possibly harmful ingredients that are often present in non-organic bath and body products. The Giggle Guide™ takes these concerns into consideration and spotlights some wonderful baby products, made with organic and all-natural ingredients, from Nature’s Baby Organics, Kiss My Face, Earth Mama Angel Baby and Giggle Baby Organic Skin Care.