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Caring and Sharing

by Zoe Helene

1. Angela May with Praia Rose McElwee, born 9/28/2011

“It’s a crazy big job, being a mom,” says Angela May Guerrant of Austin, Texas, who holds another big job as vice president of sales for Gaia Herbs. “These amazing little people that you’re responsible for are listening to you and watching you for their cues on how to interact with the world with integrity and grace.”

Organic Rockin’ Baby Slings $79.99, rockinbabysling.com 

The company’s Mother-to-Mother program provides a free sling to a mom in Haiti for each sling purchased.

Green Babies Calming Bubble Bath $10.99, greenbabies.com

A nice soothing ritual for bedtime, free of nasty petrochemicals, parabens and other ingredients you’d rather avoid.

BabyBjörn Organic Babysitter Balance with Wooden Toys $199.95, $44.95 with toy bar, babybjorn.com

Love this product for when you need to put bambina down for a few minutes.

OSM ONLINE > READ MORE: organicspamagazine.com/angela 

2. Karen and Ry Andre Langevin, born 12/12/11

“True health cannot be achieved in the presence of toxic chemicals, which are now routinely found in breast milk,” says Karen Farrell Langevin, CEO of Topline Marketing in Portland, Maine, which represents free-range, natural and organic brands. “I’m an eco-mom because—what other sane, loving choice is there?”

Amber Teething Necklace $21.95,jilliansdrawers.com 

Amber has natural pain relief and anti-inflammatory properties, and it is also a dreamscape stone.

Rosie Hippo Wooden Tinkle Rattle $21, rosiehippo.com 

There is so much plastic these days, so to have something natural and safe and non toxic gives Mama peace of mind!

Weleda Calendula Diaper Care $13.50, weleda.com 

I can’t live without this wonderfully formulated cream, and I have had no issues with diaper rash at all.

OSM ONLINE > READ MORE: organicspamagazine.com/karen

3. Autumn and Fela Rain Luna Fata, born 12/10/11

“As a parent, one of my jobs is to evaluate all inputs in my baby’s life—her food, the air she breathes and everything that touches her skin,” says Autumn Bree Fata, a health coach in Winnipeg, Canada.

Gently Used Baby Swing, rockabuygear.com, onceuponachild.com, rascalsresale.com

We picked up a magical swing from our local baby consignment store, and we nicknamed it the “sanity swing.”

Thermobaby Sink Bather $28, thermobaby.comamazon.com 

We opted for a sink bathing apparatus so all the adults in the house (including Grandma) could give Rain baths.

Fresh Spring Water, findaspring.com 

Spring water is my baby’s only skin care for at least the first six months. It holds a life force that is nutrient dense and brimming with good natural minerals.

OSM ONLINE > READ MORE: organicspamagazine.com/autumn


The Best for Your Baby

Travel Essentials

This TSA-ready set of organic baby care essentials includes a natural sponge and four 2-ounce bottles of hypoallergenic shampoo, body wash, hair conditioner, lotion and bubble bath. Dolphin Organics Simply Citrus Travel Set $16.99, dolphinorganics.com

Good Ducks

These ducks are BPA-free, PVC-free and phthalate-free. Boon Odd Ducks $29, booninc.com

Skin Soothers

Made with organic and natural ingredients including shea butter and olive oil, these shampoos, lotions and washes are free of parabens, phthalates, paraffin and gluten. SheaMoisture Organic Baby Collection $9.99, sheamoisture.com


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