Being a new mom can be overwhelming. With so many products available it’s often hard to know who to listen to, where to look and what to get. For new moms looking for Canadian-made healthy and natural choices for their wee ones, here is a list of mom-tested, mom-designed and mom-approved must-haves to make life healthier and the world a better place.
Every babe should have access to safe soothers, which is why Tiny Teethers offers its products at affordable prices. The product line started with teethers and pacifiers but it now includes silicone tableware, swaddle blankets made from sustainable bamboo and rubber toys for toddlers. Oh, and because Mamas need a treat too, they’re adding a line of rose gold plated necklaces and scrunchies.
Smoking Lily Baby Hats
These cute little noggin toppers are perfect for the first few months of a baby’s life. They are soft, warm and Lily-cute (designs include canoes, frogs or anatomical hearts rather than teddy bears).
Like fluffy clouds in a bright blue summer sky, Parade’s clothing is luxuriously soft and comforting. With bold colours, eco-inspired designs and a cast of curious characters, Parade Organics celebrates beginnings, new adventures and the colourful world around us. Family owned, with two flagship shops in Gastown and Granville Island.
Satya Organic Skincare
Satya Organic Skincare is made with only five ingredients selected using traditional knowledge and scientific research to soothe and relieve dry, irritated skin. Indigenous woman-owned and operated, Patrice Mousseau developed Satya when her daughter Esme developed eczema and needed help. Satya is ideal for eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, rashes, burns, scars, bug bites, chapped lips and more. All packaging uses sustainable and eco-conscious reusable containers, glass that is both recyclable and inert, compostable refill pouches, paper made from recycled materials and is printed with veggie and soy-based inks.
Carefully formulated for moms, Prenatal Ease leverages traditional medicines and integrates them into western medicine expertise to produce supplements optimized for each stage of pregnancy: from preconception through each specific stage of pregnancy and beyond. Prenatal Ease also offers a line of skincare therapy made with a proprietary botanical blend to rejuvenate skin. All products are gluten free, not tested on animals, contain no artificial colours or flavours and are suitable for vegetarians.
Dimpleskins Naturals provides skincare with new moms in mind and are formulated with natural ingredients to be extra gentle for your new baby. This natural, cruelty-free, hand-made baby skin care line is designed and produced in BC. Dimpleskins uses 100% pure or organic raw ingredients derived from vegetable and plant oils. Founder Jen Casey, Certified Nurse Practitioner, Holistic Nutritionist and mama, started the company in her kitchen in 2001 following the birth of her first child. Dimplekins line includes: Bum Bum Balm Diapering Salve, Sweet Cheeks Body Balm, Boo Boo Goo Soothing Salve and more.