Item of the Week: Native Wilds Nest

The Native Wilds Nest is a unique mommy-approved & mommy-made item with multi functions. It’s a super soft and stretchy bamboo item that serves three purposes: a nursing wrap/shawl,blanket, a car seat cover or “nest” and a shopping cart cover. 

We ordered ours to try it out and see what it’s all about! The black & white Lyla Nest is our favorite! Available on the Native Wilds website and their Etsy shop. 

Native Wilds Lyla Nest $49


Favorite Nursing Bra

We’ve tried many nursing bras in a wide range of prices and here are our favorites ❤️

#1 Cosabella Never Say Never Mommie Nursing Soft Bra $79

  Why we love it: it’s comfortable, has no wires and is beautiful on the body. It’s lacy but is still lined with cotton which is important to us.

Others that we like:

Lamaze cotton spandex sleep bra for nursing $16


Why we like it: offers support while sleeping with easy capability to nurse in the night.

Eco/Green Toys for Baby & Our Favorite Books!

There are many great toys out there but this week I wanted to focus on Eco/green toys! Some of our favorites are:

Wooden activity gym by Heimess

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Band Set

Uncle Goose Block Set

Green Tones Endangered Animals Shaker Set

Green Tones Mama Bear Drum

Walk-Along Pull-Along Shape Sorting Turtle by Hape

Alphabet Abacus by Hape

Tea Set by Green Toys

Melissa & Doug Plush Rocking Horse

Skwish Natural Rattle and Teether by Manhattan Toy

Hand Made Montessori Toys:

Wooden Abacus Rattle

5 Sweet Montessori Toys in One Bag, Wooden & Cotton


And naturally–if you know me well–lots and lots of books!  Here are some of our recent favorite board books.  I don’t know who likes them more, mom or baby:

Baby Love (cloth book)

Black & White by Tana Hoban

Baby Look by Shanda LaRamee-Jones

On the Night You Were Born

Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You (both by Nancy Tillman)

Global Babies

Everywhere Babies

Ten Little Fingers & Ten Little Toes

Little Blue Truck

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Dear Zoo

My Big Animal Book

First 100 Words

My First Bilingual Fruit Book

Good Night, California

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Busy Spider

Little Fur Family

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do You See?

Pat the Bunny

Where’s Spot?


Where is Baby’s Belly Button?

Good Night Gorilla

Bear Snores On

The Snowy Day


Birth Hero Spotlight: Ina May Gaskin

Some may call me a hippie but I had a beautiful birth with my daughter and this is one of the women who inspired me to leave fear at the door- to my bedroom, not the hospital room.

“I’m not going to tell you where to give birth but I am going to tell you to ask questions and not to accept the first answer you hear.”

No matter where you choose to give birth, her books Spiritual Midwifery, Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, and Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding are must reads. They changed my life! ‪#‎birthheroes‬ ‪#‎inamaygaskin‬ ‪#‎birthwithoutfear‬‪#‎midwives‬ ‪#‎doulas‬ ‪#‎homesweethomebirth‬

Ina May’s Books:

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