Let’s face it, being a parent is the toughest job on the planet. That’s why finding a great product, one that helps make your life easier, healthier and all-around better, is a godsend.
This past weekend momme meals attended the Natural Products Expo East, an event showcasing some of the premier natural, organic and healthy living products now on the market. While there were hundreds of products to taste, feel and see, we wanted to share some of our favorites!
We all know BPA (a chemical used to make plastics) is bad. And while there are a plethora of safe BPA-Free options for you and your children, many are moving away from plastics completely. Enter in Lifefactory, a company that makes glass bottles for the whole family. With an outside mesh that allows for great grip and helps prevent breakage, these durable, dishwasher safe bottles make safe drinking simple. With four sizes to choose from (4oz-22oz), five different lids (from bottle nipples to flip caps) and an array of great colors, you can’t go wrong with these portable drinking containers. Lifefactory products can be found at health markets like Wholefoods or Mom’s Organic Market and online.
Allergy Alerts for Kids
Today, so many children have dangerous allergies. Reminding them of what they need to stay away from and letting others know what they can’t be around is an enormous challenge for parents. The solution? AllerMates. This great product which was started by a mom whose son has sever food allergies, is not only super smart and practical but absolutely adorable! From asthma, to fish allergies and everything in between, each fun waterproof wristband lets kids, teachers, parents and caretakers know what to watch out for. They even have a multi-allergy version for those who have more than just one item they need to look out for. These great finds can be purchased at a variety of retailers including Walgreens and Wholefoods, as well as online.
Organic Baby Food
There are a great number of organic baby food companies offering edible morsels from puffs to cereals, but few have the portability, shelf life and versatility of nutrueme. Started by an Austin-based mom and her culinary friend, nurturme offers organic, gluten-free dehydrated vegetables and fruits that can be turned into a ready-to-eat meal in just seconds. All you have to do is add water. You can even use your own breast milk! Have a toddler? Add a packet to anything from yogurt to macaroni and cheese to give their meal an added nutritional kick without them even noticing it. With six products to choose from including peas, apples and sweet potatoes, providing any baby or toddler with healthy food on-the-go is easier than ever. You can pick up your own nuturme products at Wholefoods, BabiesRUs, Giant and at a handful of online retailers including target.com and amazon.com.
Body Care for Kids
Everyone wants their kid to be clean and healthy. The Dolphin Organics line of products allows you to do both. From shampoo to sunscreen, these organic and all natural products help ensure that what goes on your kids is just as healthy as what goes in them. What I love about these products is the wealth of easy to digest information on the back of each package. Whether it’s their kid line or newly launched line for teens and tweens, their goal is not just safety but consumer education as well. You can purchase their products online.