Thursday, February 5, 2009

Organic for mamas & babies

Aside from the organic food choices for children, parents can also find various organic baby products ranging from organic clothing to bedding and toiletries. We all want to protect our little ones, especially when their health is so vulnerable external toxins, pollutants and chemicals. Now, I am by no means an expert on organic anything...and I don't yet have children. However, I have been hearing of some great up-and-coming Arizona companies that are carving out their niche in the organic baby product market. They're all very cool so I would definitely recommend checking out their websites.

Nature Baby Organics - Located in Scottsdale, Arizona, Nature Baby Organics is a great resource for those parents seeking a more organic lifestyle for their little ones. The owners, Brian and Tammy, started Nature Baby Organics after finding a lack of one-stop organic baby product sites available for their own child. They are a member of the Organic Trade Association and offer everything from eco-friendly nursery furniture and organic bedding to feeding gear, toys and lots of other great finds that are "organic, recyclable, and/or sustainable". You can even get a gift certificate for other moms-to-be or find their wishlist and shop online.

Wildflower Diapers - Another Scottsdale, Arizona-based business focusing on cloth diapers, organic baby carriers and a variety of other eco-friendly and / or organic baby accessories. Wildflower Diapers began when company founder, Shannon, wanted to be able to stay at home with her youngest child and decided to fill a growing need in the community for cute and modern cloth diapers. The company is also a member of the Organic Trade Association and has a showroom in Scottsdale. They even offer cloth diapering seminars as well as workshops to help moms and moms-to-be, (even the dads!), decide which baby carrier is best and how to properly wear them. Gift registry is also available.

Mother's Milk Boutique - Also in Scottsdale, Arizona. Mother's Milk Boutique also offers a variety of organic products for baby and mom. Breastfeeding support groups offered as well as gift registry.

Go Go Natural -Chandler, Arizona - based business. Offers variety of organic baby products. Gift registry, gift certificates and layaway available.

ErbaOrganics - Not technically an Arizona company, (So. California)...however, I've heard wonderful things about this certified USDA Organic line of pampering products for both mom and baby.
Here are a few online support groups for mom's looking to bring a more organic or eco-friendly lifestyle to their families.
Go Green
Organic Living
And check out Ideal Bite to sign up for "free, eco-living tips" for moms delivered to your inbox.

Please let me know if I am missing any other great AZ companies. And thank you for supporting local!