Something that I take pride in is the fact that I shop small A LOT. You should see how often I order for from Etsy. I love finding unique items that have been lovingly created and designed by real people, not a faceless corporation only after a big bottom line. I have put together a list of items for you on this Small Business Saturday that I picked out, purchased, use, and love. No ads here, just genuine love for handmade and small business. Bonus, the majority of the items in this list are made by moms (only exception I believe is the ring!)! Happy shopping!
Click on image to link to product. All products are from Etsy.
Black and white soft block
This black and white contrast block was a favorite toy of Wyatt's for months. It was one of the only toys he was interested in and it still is clipped to our car seat for him to use in the car!
Monochrome rainbow stacker
This one doesn't get much use yet play wise, but I currently use it to decorate Wyatt's bookshelf. I have always loved wood toys and after seeing this I knew we had to have it to go with our rainbow one.
Wooden dinosaur teether
The loose theme for our nursery was dinosaurs, as a Jurassic Park addict, how could it not be? This teether mixes my love of our departed friends with my love of all things natural and wood.
Organic lanolin free nipple cream
This cream was a life saver during our first few weeks of painful nursing. I loved the fact that it's organic and didn't stain my clothes. I have a feeling it's going to become my best friend again since Wyatt has four teeth coming in now, ouch.
Reusable nursing pads
I may use too many paper towels, but I do try to be eco-conscious in many other areas. In addition to cloth diapering, I also went the washable and reusable route with my nursing pads. Super easy to care for and use, these pads were soft and comfortable and I highly recommend them. If you use a lot of pads, they are also super cost efficient compared to throw aways.
Baby grab ball
This montessori inspired grab ball was the perfect addition to the wooden baby gym also listed in this shopping guide. Wyatt's tiny hands love how easy it to grab even though the ball is large.
Stackable stamped ring
These dainty rings can be stamped with letters or numbers. Instead of a name, I had mine stamped with Wyatt's birthday in roman numerals. I wear it under my wedding ring and it never comes off. I highly recommend this is you're looking for something small and sweet to commemorate something special. I will definitely be ordering another once our new baby arrives in May!
Share With Me
Share With Me is a book of collaboration illustration between a mother and her then 4 year old daughter.
The illustrations are sweet and the fact that these two share the love of art makes it so special and unique.
The Empress enamel pin
This breastfeeding tarot card is a proud member of my mom themed diaper bag pin collection. Show your support of breastfeeding with multiple color options.
Little Literacy is a shop that takes classic literature and condenses it with cute illustrations for little readers. The Odyssey is one of my favorites so of course I had to get this for Wyatt!
Unicorn cloth diaper
My love of cloth diapers and my love of mythical creatures combined to make this purchase happen. It is a cloth diaper so just throw in any insert and you're good to go in galactic unicorn style.
The Weird Mom Club tshirt
The fact that so many different kinds of motherhood merch exist is amazing. If other types of mom gear aren't really your style, hopefully you'll find a kindred spirit in the Weird Mom Club.
Wooden baby gym
While sometimes bright plastic baby toys are unavoidable, that's not the case with this beautiful wood baby gym. Wyatt spent hours under this as a much smaller baby and still crawls to it to grab the toys hanging down. Simple and foldable, this gym is pretty, functional, and easy to transport to the grandparents.
Wooden rainbow stacker
This brightly colored wooden rainbow sure does make our bookcase look pretty. I'm hoping it gets more play time as Wyatt gets a little bigger, but for now it was worth it just to use as a gorgeous decoration in the nursery.
Your Child's Art Embroidery
Note: This is from my Etsy shop but I wanted to include it because I think they are so special!
Embroidered art keepsakes make wonderful gifts for parents and grandparents alike. These pieces are unique keepsakes that will be treasured for years to come!
Wooden and silicone teether
This teether is a mix of soft silicone and natural wood, making it great for curious babies who might get bored with only one type of material. This is one of Wyatt's favorite teethers.