All posts tagged: Baby

cruelty-free baby products

A good friend of mine said it best (in reference to Johnson and Johnson baby wash): “I couldn’t even use it.  How could I put it on my baby’s skin when it has been tested on animals?” I couldn’t agree more.  Our house is a “no animal testing” zone.  Our cleaning products–from laundry to the floors–are earth-friendly and animal-friendly, as are our health and beauty products.  Bonus, these two wonderful qualities tend to go hand-in-hand.  I’ve tried several of the mainstream brands of baby products (some gifted and some I purchased myself) and thought I’d share my faves for your future purchasing decisions. The must-haves You need three simple items when it comes to baby body care.  Soap, lotion, and diaper cream. Soap: Burt’s Bees Bubble Bath (or the combined shampoo/body wash) win.  It isn’t ridiculously sudsy and it smells great.  I do not at all love that Burt’s Bees was purchased by Clorox a few years ago (Clorox is a massive corporation that does test on animals), so I may search for a different …

happiness and one sweet baby moon

After my last post, I thought I had lots of time until le petite bebe would join the world.  I had all of these posts I planned to write during my week at home pre-baby life wrap-up. Pair that with the work (like actual “at my job” work) tasks that weren’t yet complete, the car that wasn’t yet cleaned out, the few last baby tasks that weren’t done, the seeds I was going to start (still haven’t), the clothes I was going to unpack in anticipation of having my body back right away (ha!), those extra hours of sleep to stockpile, the thank-you notes that I still haven’t finished, and the list goes on.  Um…yeah.  Right. Well, nature had much better plans for me and taught me a great lesson: some things are simply far more important than a to-do list; some things are completely impossible to plan perfectly. This I couldn’t possibly have know until my child took his first breath and stole my heart. How quickly I went from this just a week before the big birthday. And this, on my last …