Our favorite for: cribs + furniture
Oeuf is a family-run company making sustainable furniture and more — with a focus on modern design. Their cribs are beautiful, safe, and sturdy… so you and your little ones can rest easy.
02 SAKURA BLOOM
Our favorite for: baby carriers
Sakura Bloom crafts baby carriers in small batches to keep waste to a minimum and attention to detail high. And it shows. Plus, they’re incredibly supportive and easy to wear!
Our favorite for: baby bedding + clothes
Pehr makes adorable clothing and super soft bedding — believing quality and design ought to have equal importance (hear! hear!). Plus, they’re a female-founded, female-led company supporting women artisans worldwide. (swoon)
04 RADUGA GREZ
Our favorite for: unique toys
These imaginative toys are made by hand in small batches — using only solid, locally-grown wood. Like mini pieces of art, each toy is as fun as it is beautiful, helping to develop your own kid’s creativity, too.
WORDS OF WISDOM FROM OUR TEAM
“Collect all the advice, but at the end of the day — trust your mom gut and go with what feels right for you.”
“Every baby and every mom is unique — from birth to newborn to toddler and beyond. Don't compare yourself to others; this is your own unique journey.”
“Newborn babies cry… a lot. Try to be compassionate and put yourself in their shoes — how would you feel in this brand new, foreign world, after spending months in a cozy cocoon? The crying can still be hard, but sometimes understanding the why can make it easier. They're just learning this new world.”
“For the ‘4th trimester’ (or first 3 months), baby is still adjusting to being out of the womb — so mimicking the feeling of being in the womb can help them adjust and calm them. 1. Swaddle, 2. Shush (or white noise), 3. Side (holding/rocking them on their side), 4. Suck (pacifier), 5. Swinging (mimicking the movement of you walking/moving)”
When you become a mom — sure there will be days running around town, doing (what seems to be) the 1000th load of laundry, and wearing a lot of hats… But, above all, there is so much JOY to experience and embrace along the way.
So we actually teamed up with the brands featured above — to celebrate those of you who are embarking on this ever-challenging yet ever-rewarding journey...
Our New Moms Giveaway is live (5/10-5/17): enter to win prizes from Gathre, Oeuf, Sakura Bloom, Pehr, and Raduga Grez! Learn more here.