these are a few of my favorite things

Want to know my favorite products and brands I use for myself and my family?

What sunscreens are safe for my kids? What deodorant do you use? What do you use for colds? What are your top baby must haves? What should I use on *fill in body part here*?
I get a lot of these types of questions every day. My mini blog will be addressing a lot of these questions but I have decided to make this information easily accessible to you! On this page you will find some of my favorite products and more. 

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If you live in the local Beaver County, Pennsylvania area please shop many health and wellness products at our favorite Health Hut Stores. 



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Watercolor Brush 16

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Active Skin Repair - This natural & non-toxic first aid healing ointment & antiseptic spray has easily become my most used and favorite item in my bag of tricks as a mom and basic human being. From my kids scraped knees to my kittens banged up paw, this stuff saves the day!

Elderberry Syrup DIY Kit - Elderberries can aid in immune support, helps fight cancer, and harmful bacteria, protects against UV radiation, and also contains antidepressant properties! It can be made into different varieties of remedies. We have tried elderberry gummies, lozenges and syrup. My absolute favorite is this DIY kit for making the syrup.  I cut the honey portion in half, and it is still very sweet. Until my new elderberry bushes are ready to harvest this is my go to!


Arnica Gell  - I love this magical stuff! Made from a cute little flower, arnica can be used for bruises, muscle pain and stiffness. It is natural pain reliever. It is found as gells, creams and tablets. I go to the gell for my back pains and aches. I used it throughout most of my pregnancy and I swear by it. 
 
Activated Charcoal - There is a lot to be said on activated charcoal so I highly recommend doing your own research on this. I have made detox drinks, toothpastes and even sting reliefs with this. I personally do not recommend pregnant or nursing mothers to consume, unless medically necessary, as activated charcoal could strip you from some of your much needed nutrients. Topical and toothpaste should be fine!
 
Sovereign Silver- A  Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol, Cure all, immune support and more. I use it for myself and my kids for an immune boost, cuts, and even a couple of sprays on my face to fight
 

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Hydro Flask- Whether its holding your coffee in the morning or your water all day, the hydro flask keeps things super hot or super cold. Great for kids and adults, especially on trips and vacations! They are worth the investment!!!

PopBabies Portable Blender-for Smoothies/Shakes on the go & in the office. (Food Grade Material, BPA Free)

Cast Iron Cookware - If you have not already, ditch the toxic coated pots and pans and switching over to cast iron cook wear! You will thank me later!

Stasher Bags- Fantasic, Zero Wate, Healthy alternative storage for in home or on the go!

Snack Cups by BraveJusticeKidsCo- Makes dishing our snacks on the go so easy! An absolute must!

OXO Tot 2-in-1 Go Potty- No need for out of the way stops or porta potties! Another must have!!


 

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Haaka Manual Breast Pump- My favorite gift to all new mamas! 

The Haakaa Silicone Breastpump lets you express milk using the power of natural suction. Simply squeeze, attach to your breast and let it work its magic. You can use this is a manual pump or a milk catcher for the opposite breast when nursing!


Hero Movement Monitor
- I always worried about my babies at night, as most mothers do. Are they still breathing? I find this monitor helps me sleep at night. If it starts beeping I know to wake and check on my baby. It has gone off several times due to the baby rolling around so much it shimmied off his diaper but I say better be safe than sorry. 


Breast Pump Bra - someone had gifted one to me during my first pregnancy and thank goodness she did. It especially came in handy when our first was in the NICU for over a week. It frees up hands to do house work and computer work! Or just makes the whole pumping experience more relaxing, which is super important!

Charlie Banana Cloth Diapers- Cloth diapers are awesome. One-Size (OS) System grows with your baby, thanks to the adjustable sizing straps and snug fit snaps. Contrary to popular belief, they are not hard or any grosser than disposables. They come with accesories like a toilet sprayer to spray. They are a great upfront investment that saves money, healthier for babies, better for the environment and they are adorable! 


Nose Frida- This is a great tool to such snot our of your conjested little one. It seems gross but there is a filter and there is no way you will get boogies in your mouth. This is much better than those bulb suckers. Fridababy has a whole baby care set!  

Watolt Baby Nasal Aspirator
- While the Nose Frida is awesome, the electric baby nose aspirator is a game changer!! Less stress and swelling on your sinuses!

Coconut OilPut that stuff on everything. Cook with it, bath in it. As for babies,  I use coconut oil as a diaper cream, and if they get irritation from slobber or left over milk in their neck rolls. Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer and antibacterial. ALWAYS make sure whatever you use for the bum is separate from what you use on the rest of the body and what you cook with.

 
The Ergo Carrier and Hip Baby Wrap are my two favorite brands for baby wearing. I have tried a bunch of types of carriers, these two are awesome. 

Stainless Steel Plates & Bowls- 18/8 (304) Stainless Steel! Great for babies & toddlers! We use stainless dishes for the kids because they hold up great, no breaking or leeching. I trust the kids to do their own dishes with these too!

Avancy Plate&Bowl Set, with training spoons - Clean and Natural set for toddlers!

Noise Machine- An absolute must in my book when using responsibly.  Especially if you have other kids and a bustling house, a white noise machine ( heartbeat, waves, rain, etc) can help block out noise making a more peaceful environment for baby. While the benefits are heavenly, keep in mind risks of exceeding volume, dependency and possible other developmental issues.  Personally, for us it has been a BIG PLUS!
 

Moon Womb Pillow- The only fully organic therapeutic nursing, pregnancy, feeding, and maternity pillows. It is filled with Filled with 100% USDA Certified organic buckwheat hulls which gives it weight and ability to mold to your shape or the shape of the baby when sleeping or nursing. I still use it to snuggle my toddler and prevent rolling.  I absolutely love this and it is worth the investment!

Coco Go 3-in-1 Bouncer- This adjustable bouncer was a staple in our home with two babies and I wish I had it with my first.  A perfect place to sit baby down to get things done or just relax next to. Being adjustable to lay down for naps, or propped up for congestion or being interactive. It is sturdy and locks into place, has a rocking option or little feel slip out to keep from rocking. Folds down easily for traveling and comes with a travel/storage case.

SnuggleMeOrganic Co Sleeper - I love this co sleeper for so many reasons. It gave me and baby a sense of security knowing my baby is snuggled up and cozy. Baby can sleep "anywhere" in this. If babe is use to sleeping in your bed and your ready to transition, I HEARD this way help make it easier. Its great for traveling too!!

Organic Nursing Pads- Because the leaking struggle is real...

Organic Kimono Baby Gowns & These  & These  & These - Comfortable, gentle and easy access for changing without disrupting slumber! Also extra handy in hospital/NICU!
 

Natural Rubber Pacifier- 100% BPA-Free Natural Pacifier. Made exclusively from pure and natural rubber. Softer Than Silicone Pacifiers. Molded in one piece without joints or cracks so dirt cannot accumulate.