5 favorite baby brands that give back

I’m all about supporting companies that do more than just sell me their products. More and more today, giving back to the community is becoming an integral part of company philosophy for many baby brands.

GooseWaddle

I’m so looking forward to the arrival of Baby E soon and I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect blanket to snuggle her in. With their plush centers and satin trim, GooseWaddle blankets are by far the coziest I’ve found. I would love to have an adult-sized one all to myself!

Comfiness aside, GooseWaddle is doing their part to make sure every baby is nestled in silky pillow softness. With their “Buy 1, Give 1” campaign, for every blanket, blankie (lovey size) or gift set that they sell, they donate a receiving blanket to a baby in need.

Goosewaddle blankets are available in white, pink and blue and retail for $65.

bundl baby

I love the idea of gift sets when it comes to buying for baby; everything you need in one convenient little package. That’s how the bundlKit caught my eye. The eight-piece set includes two onesies (0-3 months and 3-6 months), two burp cloths, one set of mittens, one cap, one blanket and one bundlBag (a multi-functional mini tote). The fabric — a plush, all-natural fiber that’s derived from eucalyptus plants — is soft and gentle enough for Baby E’s sensitive newborn skin. That’s a big plus for me as Eden suffered from terrible eczema as a baby and I’m preparing myself for the possibility that Baby E may face the same fate. Anything that won’t irritate her skin further is worth its weight in gold.

Parents know that baby’s comfort is first and foremost but unfortunately, an essential like a simple warm blanket is something many babies go without. That’s why for every bundlKit that’s purchased, a bundl blanket is donated to a child in need through Project Night Night.

The bundlKit comes in three colors (Lilac Blossom, Misty Grey and Pea Pod) and retails for $125.

Honest Company

The Honest Company hit the baby scene running in 2011 and hasn’t looked back. There are probably very few moms and dads who have never heard of the eco-friendly line of baby products — the brainchild of actress Jessica Alba and co-founder Christopher Gavigan.

I recently received my first bundle of diapers and wipes in preparation for Baby E and I must say, I was impressed. The diapers are soft but sturdy and are pleasantly missing that weirdly powder sweet chemical smell that many other brands of diapers have. And goodness, are they cute! How fun is it to choose from adorable patterns that match baby’s — or momma’s — personality?

The Honest Company is a big advocate for what they call “social responsibility.” The company is committed to helping give kids their best and healthiest start in life. Every baby product purchase promotes research and training (through Mount Sinai) to advance the healthy development of children ages 0-3.

Honest diaper bundles are available in size newborn through six (35+ lbs.) and retail for $79.95 per month if you sign up for monthly delivery.

Skip Hop

Skip Hop is a brand name that moms trust. From layette sets and diaper bags to playtime toys and mealtime essentials, there is no baby/toddler product they don’t cover. I’m a big fan of their stroller toys, shopping cart covers and on-the-go bags and my husband specifically likes their Duo diaper bag.

Even more so than their wide range of products, I’m impressed by their philanthropy efforts. A portion of every purchase made goes on to support three organizations: Baby Buggy, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund and Operation Shower.

Soap Sox

Every once in a while, I’ll come across a product that makes me think, “What a cool and simple idea. Why didn’t I think of that?” This is exactly what happened when I discovered Soap Sox.

The stuffed animal/wash cloth hybrid has already proven to be a hit with big sister Eden at bathtime and I imagine it will be nice distraction for Baby E (when she’s a little older) when it comes time to wash her hair — which Eden hated!

And because a portion of Soap Sox profits is donated to a changing line up of charities, all of which have the goal of providing safe havens for children, I feel good about supporting them. During the month of April, proceeds from Soap Sox sales will benefit Prevent Child Abuse Texas Partnership.

Soap Sox are available in nine characters (we love Ava and Harper in my house!) and retail for $14.95 each.

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