Feeding

Stepping Up to the Plate

Mealtime is an adventure when toddler hands get involved, so here’s a perfect plate for divvying up finger food whose eventual fate is on the floor. Re-Play Made In USA 3pk Divided Plates with Deep Sides for Easy Baby, Toddler, Child Feeding – Sky Blue, Aqua & Green (Under The Sea) I’ve become a fan… Continue reading Stepping Up to the Plate

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Sippy Cups

Even the most modern or eco-friendly sippy cups are likely made outside the US, but one unassuming brand is made here. Gerber Graduates Fun Grips Soft Spout Trainer Cup in Assorted Colors, 7-Ounce (pack of 2) With handles, these sippy cups were an easy transition from bottles for us, since the spouts are easy on… Continue reading Sippy Cups

Feeding

Snack Cups

Our first foray into mobile snacking was with this handy (in more ways than one) Re-Play cup that comes stacked with a lid. Re-Play Made in the USA 3pk Stackable Snack Cups for Baby and Toddler – Aqua, Sky Blue, Navy Blue (True Blue) For spill-proof snacking on the go, I discovered the Munchie Mug.… Continue reading Snack Cups

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Uncle Goose Blocks

As a nautical-obsessed mama to be, Uncle Goose was my favorite American made baby toy discovery. It also ended up being my favorite package to open. Uncle Goose Nautical Blocks with Canvas Bag – Made in USA Uncle Goose makes their wooden blocks by hand in Michigan with food safe paint and no questionable lacquer. … Continue reading Uncle Goose Blocks

Feeding · Furniture

Heavy Duty High Chair

When I initially came across Keekaroo’s made in the USA high chairs, I was biased towards the design. (They are very attractive, especially compared to the plastic jungle out there.)  I also knew that the impermeable seat cushion would be nice and easy to wipe down.  But it wasn’t until I had a toddler on… Continue reading Heavy Duty High Chair

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Baby Corral

Creating a safe space for an increasingly mobile baby to roll around led me to discover American made North States playards. Until the need arose, I had never heard the term “playard” before. It’s basically a baby corral. AKA baby proofing a room, in one fell swoop! We’ve created all kinds of contortions with their… Continue reading Baby Corral

Clothing

Wardrobe Change

It’s funny how quickly you realize babies need interchangeable clothing that’s easy to throw in the wash. When I was pregnant one of my guilty pleasures was purchasing beautifully made baby clothes that matched our nursery’s nautical theme. Then came life with an actual newborn. I discovered City Threads on Amazon, and quickly began stocking… Continue reading Wardrobe Change

Feeding

Spooning 

Feeding solids to my 6-month-old was exciting for all of us: my son, his bottomless pit of an appetite, this ready-to-wean working mama and our dog who would reap the many rewards found on the floor. But with tender gums, only a soft spoon made of high quality materials would do. Enter Nenu. Made in… Continue reading Spooning 

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Tummy Time

On the hunt for American made mats for tummy time, I came across CorkiMat from Pillobebe. Their mats boast an impressive resume, including non-toxic, organic, antimicrobial and handmade in the USA. I opted for their CorkiMat Lite 9-tile pack, pictured here: One of the best features of these mats is the fabric covers are machine… Continue reading Tummy Time