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Woodly: Nature Friendly Furniture

17 Mar

Woodly Montessori Floor Bed


I have never seen anything more beautiful than this. Not just the products but the whole concept. Listen to this:

Woodly is and Italian furniture brand based in a completely ecological and uncontaminated environment in the most gorgeous and purest of hills in Italy around Parma. Their aim is to run as ecological production as humanly possible so they only use renewable, biodegradable and non-toxic materials and finishing like wood, organic water glues and paints, beeswax and vegetable wax. But that’s not all! Their workshop also runs in an energy saving, zero impact environment. They are also trying to produce with as little waste possible. You can read more about it here.

Woodly Garden

They are surrounded with nothing but beautiful nature – just take a look at their garden! I’ve never seen anything like it. I wish I could spend my summer up there. I’d even be willing to help! Absolutely gorgeous.

Woodly products

They are making furniture, wooden toys, lamps and furnishing accessories but I have completely fallen in love with their Baby Furniture range, especially the Montessori floor bed – is this not the coolest bed you’ve seen? I want one for my baby boy! And Papa Bear has a little crush on this genius Bike Holder. This way I might even let him bring his bike inside!

Ps. You should also check out their Pinterest page – you will fall in love if you haven’t yet! I can’t stop looking at their photos! We need to plan a trip to visit them since they apparently have a bed & breakfast of my dreams!
 

Oh Wow: The Summer House Baby Shoes

12 Mar

The Summer House


I just came across this small boutique called the Summer House selling baby shoes and hair accessories and I swear I could hear my heart beating faster. The brand is based in Munich and established by Zaida Martin who was born in Madrid but later moved to Germany. Everything is handcrafted by Zaida’s own two hands and with only natural materials like pure wool, leather and organic cotton only. Music to my ears!

I have a serious crush on these Oxford Baby Booties for Talan and the hairclips for Tila! Pure gorgeousness!
 

Meet Talan + a few of my Favourite Items

5 Mar

Talan

Remember me? Yup, I’m finally back. I wish I could say that I’m sorry for not doing it earlier but honestly – I’m really not! 8 weeks ago I gave birth to the most precious little boy (picture proof above) and since this almost for sure our last baby I decided to enjoy every single second of it. He’s such a good baby and I enjoy his company so, so much. And oh this divine baby smell… I wish I could bottle it somehow.

And you should see Tila – she is the sweetest little (big) sister and she’s all about the cuddles and kisses with him and she doesn’t have a drop of jealousy in her. She also helps me beyond my expectations. My sweet, sweet girl. You can see a few photos and even a video of the two together on Instagram.

Talan is going to turn 2 months tomorrow so his world still mostly evolves around eating, sleeping, a lot of pooping, peeing and consequently diaper changing, now he’s also smiling and trying to make baby sounds. Oh and there’s also a tiny bit of crying, yes.

My favourite baby items

There are a few items that I couldn’t survive without – well ok, I could but they make my life a lot easier and I thought some fresh mamas and mamas-to-be might appreciate me sharing.

1. I chose this Voksi footmuff because it’s made of natural materials like wool, cotton and feather. It’s also perfect for use in a car seat (there are special openings for the harnesses at the bottom) as well as in the pram. And they keep the little bundle super warm and cozy!

I got it from BabyShop but it’s sold out, you can get it directly from Voksi and if shipping for your country is not listed, just contact them!

2. This Cushion Chain from BALlab is super useful. It has three press-on buttons at the ends so by buttoning it up together you get a donut-shaped cushion and use it for things like a resting place for your baby, a sitting cushion after the birth and if you take it apart you get a really long cushion that can be used to help you sleep while pregnant, as a nursing pillow, support during tummy time or back support when the baby starts to sit up on its own etc.

3. Yes, breastfeeding is a beautiful thing but not at the beginning. For me it was one of the most painful things in life. More than giving birth itself. It hurts, hurts like hell! I won’t even start describing the state of my poor nipples for the sake of all still-to-be moms. But these nipple shields from Medela saved my sanity – they helped so, so, soooo much! They helped nursing get bearable again until I healed. They fit on perfectly, my baby didn’t have any difficulties transitioning from the breast and then back again and they come in three different sizes for the perfect comfort. You can get them in most pharmacies or even on Amazon

4. I absolutely adore these towels from Imps & Elfs. They are super soft, absorbent and made from organic materials like terry cotton on one side and a layer of cotton muslin on the other one! Plus the colors are absolutely gorgeous!

I got them from Anni Bazaar

5. I wrote a post on how harmful disposable diapers can be a while ago (you can read it here) but the Naty nappies are as natural as disposable’s get! They are made from natural and renewable materials, even the film is made from GM free corn and of course there’s no trace of chlorine or perfumes plus they do their job perfectly. Oh and they also look super cute. You can find your favourite retailer here

6. I talked about the swaddling benefits a lot already but I can’t help myself – I just love it! And Talan sleeps so good thanks to it. It completely relaxes him. My favorite swaddling blankets are from Aden + Anais and from La Langerie. I washed these babies so many times already and they still look like new and they just get softer every time!

7. Talan got a nappy rash and I tried changing the diapers and the wipes but nothing changed. I also bought a certain organic diaper cream at the store but that one didn’t do anything either. Then I went online and noticed this Diaper Ointment from Burt’s Bees had the best reviews so I decided to try out. People call it wonder cream and they are so right – it made the rash go away in two days and it hasn’t come back since and it’s been more than a month!

It’s available from Amazon

8. One thing that relaxes babies probably even more than the swaddling is babywearing. It doesn’t only feel great to have your little one so close to you for a really long time without having to worry about your hands falling off but it also enables you to actually do some stuff around the house – it calms them down completely! I spotted the Combi Cotti carriers on Babyccino Kids blog and couldn’t resist! I’m so glad. They look great, feel amazing and are super easy to use once you get the hang of it.

9. These Jackson Reece wipes rock! They are completely natural, super gentle and don’t contain any perfumes or alcohol. They are also just the right size and wet enough to do the job with one wipe only! There is also a really good deal on them on Amazon if you take a pack of 10. I’m tempted to try out their Nose Nuzzles

10. I wanted to avoid the disposable hospital underwear and decided to buy my own granny pants to hold those giant sanitary pads in place. At the end I wore the lovely fishnet underwear anyway but only the first day. Then I used these shaping briefs from H&M and they felt unbelievably good. It didn’t only feel great to see the belly get a lot flatter in an instant but they actually made me feel more comfortable. They are tight and stretchy just enough not to squeeze too much and to make you feel kind of a like they-are-holding-things-in-place comfortable. Love them so much tha I’m still using them.

11. I love this NUNA Leaf rocking chair for a few reasons: materials are organic, the insert is super easy to remove and wash, it swings sideways instead of common back and forth, there’s no motor so you don’t need any batteries in order to use it and the best part is that it hold up to 60 kg so even bigger kids can use it as a (swing) chair. Tila loves to read books on!

There’s one more things that I somehow managed to forget to put into the edit but should definitely be mentioned. The Gifrer Liniment I wrote about before. Besides the impeccable job it does around the nappy area it also helped me with my nipple situation a lot. A lot! Much more then the nipple creams themselves!
 

Day 24: Body Bela from Macarons

24 Dec

Macarons Bela Body


I developed a giant crush on this incredible German brand Macarons ever since it was founded and last month I finally ordered a few items for Tila and my baby boy. And oh I’m so glad I did – the quality of their products is out of this world. I have never seen anything like it!

Julie and Veit, the leading force behind the Macarons developed an innovative doubleface textile called IQ fabric. The name came after its warming, water-repellent and temperature-regulating qualities and the secret is in the organic merino wool on the outside woven together with the also organic cotton on the inside.

There are also the delicious designs that are truly one of a kind. The two sides come in contrasting colors and by folding or rolling the hems and collars you can play around with the looks and create individual styles.

Ok, I’m getting to the best part now. Julie and Veit kindly offered this beautiful organic cotton onesie Body Bela that comes in three different sizes (see here) and by commenting below the size you’d pick you enter the giveaway. Easy as that.

There are also extra entries for the ones that share the news on this giveaway via Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media just make sure to let me know you did it.

The contest closes tonight at midnight CET and is open Worldwide!

This contest is now closed and the winner is Silvija! Congrats! You can expect an email soon!
 

Day 23: Goodies from Jack N’ Jill

23 Dec

Jack N' Jill

We are loyal to Jack N’ Jill’s products ever since we first tried them out. And there are a few reasons for that: their toothpastes are organic, don’t contain any fluoride, sugar, artificial flavor and colors, SLS or preservatives and they are also super yummy so you have to keep an eye on the little ones before the whole tube is gone the first day! Then their Toothbrushes are made of cornstarch and therefore recyclable and the new Storage Cups are made from bamboo and rice husks, also biodegradable. But there’s more! If the facts that their whole range is completely safe, non-toxic and recyclable aren’t enough they also look absolutely and utterly cute!

But the most fun fact is that one of you is going to win a tube of toothpaste and either a Silicone Finger Brush for babies or a Toothbrush for the big kids! The winner can decide on the flavor and between designs of the toothbrush – the Hippo and the Bunny. If you know a little someone that would like to have this lovely set just leave a comment below.

And if you also share the news on this giveaway via Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media you get extra entries but let me know you did it.

The contest closes tonight at midnight CET and is open Worldwide!

This contest is now closed and the winner is Joanna! Congrats! You can expect an email soon!
 

Day 22: A Pair of Leggings and a Tutu or Baggy Pants from Funky Legs

22 Dec

Funky Legs

Bright colors, fun designs and funky prints are the keywords to describe the Funky Legs collection of tights, socks, pants, tutus and accessories for kids from 0 to 10 year. We’ve had a chance to try a few items from their organic range and Tila just loves them – they couldn’t be more perfect for her (click here to see for yourself)!

Today’s giveaway is either one pair of Star Tights and a Tutu in a color by the winner’s choice or a pair of these funky Baggy Pants on the right side on the picture above in case a boy wins! To enter simply leave a comment below and let me know which prize would you choose.

Get extra entries by sharing the news on this giveaway via Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media just don’t forget to let me know you did it.

The contest closes tonight at midnight CET and is open Worldwide!

This contest is now closed and the winner is Sonia Chevallier! Congrats! You can expect an email soon!
 

Day 19: €30 to be Spend at Sweetcase

19 Dec

Sweetcase

I’ve written about Sweetcase and Murielle Sitruk who came up with this genius idea that moms-to-be will especially love before. While she was expecting her second child she tried to find one place where she could find everything for the baby to fill up her hospital bag but she couldn’t. And so an ide was born! She started producing her own line of suitcases made of thick cotton canvas and lined with cotton that has the most precious prints designed by studio Minakani, solely for Sweetcase. The suitcase is available by itself and fully or partially pre-filled. The complete set contains all the pieces of clothing a baby needs in his first weeks plus a bed set, sleeping sack, a towel, toiletry bag and the cover for the babies health book. Like the suitcase all the other pieces can also be bought separately.

Murielle offered to let the winner of this giveaway choose his/her own favorite item(s) within the amount of €30. For your chance to win this giveaway simply leave a comment below.

If you also like her Facebook page, share the news on this contest via Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media you get extra entries but let me know you did it.

The contest closes tonight at midnight CET and is open to EU only!

This contest is now closed and the winner is barbara-la-belge! Congrats! You can expect an email soon!
 

Day 15: Organic Shampoo from STOP THE WATER WHILE USING ME!

15 Dec

Rosemary Grapefruit Shampoo from Stop the Water While Using Me


I just recently discovered this German brand called STOP THE WATER WHILE USING ME and I am already completely hooked. This is seriously one of the coolest cosmetic brands with an even cooler concept. Where to start? Their packaging is gorgeous, their ingredients are organic and they don’t test on animals. Products are also without a trace of synthetic fragrances, colors, preservatives, silicon or any other mineral oil-based substances.

Their aim is to spread the awareness of water consumption and conservation by encouraging people to stop wasting the water when leaving the tap on while washing. So their motto is simple yet important: STOP THE WATER while using their products.

They have kindly offered to give away one bottle of Rosemary Grapefruit Shampoo. For your chance to win just leave a comment below.

Get extra entries by sharing the news on this contest via Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media but make sure to let me know about it.

The contest closes tonight at midnight CET. Open Worldwide!

This contest is now closed and the winner is Amy R! Congrats! You can expect an email soon!
 

Day 14: Gift Card Worth €40 from Winter Water Factory

14 Dec

Winter Water Factory

I’ve had my eyes on Winter Water Factory ever since I first noticed their beautiful pieces at Noeuf boutique. They have kindly sent me this cutest little baby Romper for my baby boy and all I can say is now I know why I love organic cotton that much. It is just so so so incredibly soft!
The brand and their production is located in Brooklyn and they are specializing in bold and beautiful screen printed textiles and kids’ clothing. All their pieces are crafted from 100% certified organic cotton and made is USA.
They have two online stores – one based in US and the other one in Germany

Winter Water Factory is giving away a €40 worth gift card to be spend on their Baby Collection. Just leave a comment below for your chance to win.

If you decide to share the news on this contest via Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media you also get extra entries but do make sure to let me know you’ve done it.

The contest closes tonight at midnight CET and is open Worldwide!

This contest is now closed and the winner is Anna T.! Congrats! You can expect an email soon!

 

Day 12: New Baby Hamper Organic Set from Green People

12 Dec

Green People New Baby Hamper Set

We absolutely love Green People in our house. Their cosmetic products are not only natural, organic and gentle but they also work! Green People is a pioneering brand established in 1997 by Charlotte Vøhtz, a mom of then 2-year old girl suffering from eczema and allergies. In order to help her little girl she decided to take things into her own hands and started making natural skin products at home. She was so amazed by the impact her natural methods and those products that she decided to share her discoveries with others. And so Green People was born.

Green People more than generously offered to donate this amazing Hamper set full of Baby Products. It includes Scent free products like, Mum&Baby Balm, Baby Oil, Wash&Shampoo and a Chamomile Nappy Balm. A perfect set for mums-to-be and those with new bundles already in their arms. The set also includes an organic cotton bib and a wicker basket lined with unbleached cotton.

In order to enter this contest you only need to leave a comment below by sharing the news via Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media you get extra entries on the contest but do make sure to let me know about it.

The contest closes tonight at midnight CET. Open to EU countries only!

This contest is now closed and the winner is Melissa Hedqvist! Congrats! You can expect an email soon!
 

Day 9: A Piece of your Choice from NUN Kids

9 Dec

NUN kids

Remember this review I posted a while ago? It was one of my favorites. NUN kids is a new Italian brand for kids from 3 months to 6 years and they fabricate the most amazing pieces of clothing using only natural materials like linen, jersey cotton and terry cloth and they dye with vegetable dyes only. Both design and production of their line runs in Italy.

And one lucky winner is going to get a chance to test their quality in person. They generously offered the winner to choose their own piece – any from above in the size stated under each item. Which one would you choose? Let me know in a comment field below.

There are extra entries for sharing the news via Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media but make sure to let me know about it.

The contest closes tonight at midnight CET. Open to EU only!

This contest is now closed and the winner is ELA! Congrats! You can expect an email soon!
 

Day 7: Mini Rodini Organic Cotton Top from Noeuf

7 Dec

Mini Rodini Mount Top from Noeuf

We’re finishing our first week with this cute Mini Rodini top made from 100% organic cotton, donated by one of my favorite online boutiques Noeuf. They have the most amazing Christmas selection this year in every budget that you should definitely check.

The top comes in 5 different sizes from 18 months and up to 9 years. To enter let me know what size would you choose.

And by sharing the news via Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media you get extra entries on the contest but do make sure to let me know about it.

The contest closes tonight at midnight CET. Open to EU countries only!

This contest is now closed and the winner is Catherine Siabou! Congrats! You can expect an email soon!
 

New: Organic Berry Smoothie Line from Green People

26 Nov

Green People Berry Smoothie and Aloe Deo2
I love trying out new cosmetic products but there are two things I demand from them – they have to be natural (preferably organic) and shouldn’t be tested on animals. Without compromise even if they promise to do wonders.
A few years ago there was truly not that many to choose from but there is no real excuse for it today – you can get organic products on every corner and available for almost every budget.

You must know Green People, one of the biggest names in organic beauty in the UK around since 1997. Their mission is to provide only cosmetic products that are natural, organic, high quality and gentle.

I’ve reviewed their Toothpaste already and I have also tried their Sun Lotion on Tila this summer. All I can say is that I regret I didn’t do it before. It doesn’t contain any Chemical Filters or any other harmful substances, it’s scent-free, doesn’t leave marks on clothes and it spreads perfectly!

Now I also got a chance to try out their deodorant and Tila’s hair smells like Raspberries thanks to their new Berry Smoothie line. And mine does too – just don’t tell her please, I think she is in the “this is mine that is yours – you have your own!” phase.

I kind of wanted to find some, at least one con on these products but I seriously can’t. I’m having real hard time finding natural deodorants that actually work (read this post) and this is the third one that does. It really does! And no marks on my clothes either. I just discovered they have them for men as well and the reviews on them are of course – awesome!

The shampoo and conditioner made Tila’s hair silky smooth and I just love the mild, gentle smell that a mix of Raspberry and Pineapple leave behind.

They have a whole line of beauty products for babies, kids and adults on their online site and they ship Worldwide
 

Modéerska Huset and House of Mia

20 Nov

Baby Onsies from Modéerska Huset and House of Mia

I’m really having a baby feaver now. And the bad kind. I can already imagine my little tiny baby boy in those tiny little bodies, one-pieces, and leggings. But the problem is I want them all! There is so many cute-out there to choose from. Like those from Swedish Modéerska Huset and from the sweet House of Mia. All organic of course. Now how can someone resist?
 

New Organic Home Range for Kids and Babies from Imps & Elfs

19 Nov

Imps & Elfs

I’ve been looking for some nice, soft and organic baby towels and changing mat covers. No bears, no bees, no kings, no knights, nothing, simple and preferably in those gorgeous timeless muted tones. And guess what – I found just what I was looking for. That is something that usually either doesn’t happen or it happens when I already give up and settle down for something else. But I was lucky this time.

Imps&Elfs is a brand, founded back in 1997 and known by its simple, modest designs that never go out of fashion and high quality materials meant to last for a long, long time. And now they designed a whole home range for kids and babies like of bed linen, blankets, towels, changing mat covers, swaddles, burp cloths and bibs. Simple, gorgeous and organic!

I placed an order at Anni Bazaar but you can find your nearest or most convenient retailer here