I don’t know about you, but I swear every time I look on my social media pages, at least one of my friends just had a baby or are about ready to have one. These summer months are the most popular months to birth children in the U.S. and I will have to say, I completely agree. After all, I had both my children in the summer time.

There are so many products available to new parents and can be quite overwhelming. Here are some of our favorites you may not have heard about. What I love most about them, is the fact they were all created by moms, so they understand!

RaZbaby Pacis:

JolliPop Paci

Many newborns leave the hospital with the JollyPop pacifier, which no one can find in stores after they get home, leaving many parents and babies frustrated. Thanks to Razbaby, who also makes very popular pacifiers and teethers, we will now be able to find these in stores like Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby, and on the RazBaby website www.RazBaby.com starting mid-September.

These pacifiers are made in the USA, 100% silicone, soft and curved to comfortably fit your baby’s face. They are also BPA-free, latex-free, phthalate-free and meet the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics. They will be available in unscented and vanilla scent.

You can also get these adorable attachable RaZ Buddy’s, that are machine washable, handmade, easy for your child to grasp and hold on to, and come with embroidered eyes, so no need to worry about hard plastic eyes that your child can choke on.

JollyPop Pacifier: $4.99 for a two-pack
RaZ Buddy: $12.99

You can find more information about RaZbaby by visiting: www.myrazbaby.com

Goat Milk Stuff- Baby Wash and Lotions: 

4 Greatest Must-Have Items For All New Moms and Dads in 2016

One of the biggest concerns I personally had and still do, is finding soaps and lotions that are chemical free for my children, after all, their skin is so fragile and new.

Goat Milk Stuff has taken the guesswork out of skincare ingredient safety.  The line provides effective and luxurious formulations, which are all 100% all natural/ organic soaps and lotions!  They provide products for newborns, children and of course… moms!

  • Newborns up to 2 monthsOrganic Castile ($6.50) is unscented and a true castile soap. They only use olive oil as the oil/fat portion of the soap. The olive oil makes Castile soap extremely gentle, which makes it perfect for newborn babies. The lather is a wonderfully soft, “lotiony” type of lather, rather than the bubbly type you get with their other soaps.
  • From 2 months to 6 monthsPurity ($6.50) is unscented and pure goat milk. Also great for people with eczema.
  • For Moms- Lavender ($6.50) contains lavender essential oil which is a relaxing scent that is both familiar and a favorite to many.

You can find more information about Goat Milk Stuff by visiting: www.goatmilkstuff.com

Mrs. Patel’s Nursing Snacks & Teas:

4 Greatest Must-Have Items For All New Moms and Dads in 2016

Finding treats that not only increase your milk supply, but taste great are hard to come by. When I was a nursing mom I searched everywhere to find something that would help me with my milk supply and wish I knew about Mrs. Patel’s. The last thing we want to worry about when trying to nurse our newborn is milk supply.

Mrs. Patel’s is a line of treats and teas that naturally increase a mother’s milk supply and can also boost postpartum healing too. Mrs. Patel’s ingredients have been used by nursing mothers for thousands of years and they actually work!  The line is not only delicious, but ideal for mothers who have recently given birth, those experiencing difficulties with their milk supply and those pumping working mothers who want to maintain their supply.

Fenugreek Bars: $24-$26
Chai Spice Tea: $12
Hebal Blend Tea: $12
Munch Crunch: $5

You can find more information about Mrs. Patel’s by visiting: www.mrsmilk.com

Your Life in Letters:

4 Greatest Must-Have Items For All New Moms and Dads in 2016

There are so many reason why I love this. They say time goes by quickly when you have children and before you know it, that sweet little baby who is solely dependent on you, graduates from high school and is headed off into the world, becoming an adult. There are so many moments you wish you shared with your child, things you may forget as time goes on, words you wish your child could understand when they are too little to. That’s what Your Life in Letters is for. Every year you add a photo and letter to your child, starting at birth and until they are 18. Then when they are old enough, you hand them this sentimental keepsake. It’ll be something they always cherish and appreciate.

Your Life in Letters is available for both boys and girls and retail for $29.99.

You can find more information about Your Life in Letters by visiting: www.yourlifeinletters.com, it’s also available for sale at Nordstrom stores nationwide, Target.com, BuyBuyBaby.com and bedbathandbeyond.com