Greenwich Lifestyle Magazine’s August Issue is all about kids and pets! As a new mom and a dog mom to a yellow lab, I am thrilled to share some of my tried-and-true favorites with you…
MINA BAIE | MODERN DIAPER BAGS. THEY SAY IT’S FOR YOUR BABY, BUT REALLY…IT’S FOR YOU.
Featuring the Sienna in Tan, $319. The Sienna is sophistication realized. This diaper bag is truly unlike the rest. To start, the silhouette is chic and resembles that of a purse, rather than the traditional tote or backpack shape that diaper bags usually consist of. The soft, top grain leather encompasses a spacious interior with ample pocket and storage space – key for organization of all the baby basics, as well as your own odds and ends. There is also a place for your laptop, which let’s face it, is pretty darn epic for a bag as compact as this one is.
The lining is water resistant, which makes for easy wipe downs after a bottle explosion, and the ‘extra-wide’ opening allows for optimal interior visibility and access. Plus, this luxurious little number includes a dust bag, to keep your bag protected when not in use.
PRO TIP: I also love the diaper bag accessories from MINA BAIE, especially their Changing Pad (Full) in Black and Gold, $12.
minabaie.com | @minabaie
THE OLLIE WORLD | FROM THE PRODUCTS WE MAKE 2 THE CONVERSATIONS WE HAVE, WE DO IT DIFFERENTLY AROUND HERE.
Featuring The Ollie Swaddle in Stone, $59. The Ollie Swaddle is truly a lifesaver. I was able to get my newborn on a good sleep schedule, right away, thanks to this miraculous swaddle. By 3 weeks my baby was waking up only once to feed and by 9 weeks she was sleeping through the night (9-12 hours). The Ollie swaddle uses a therapeutic approach to enhance your babies neuro-development, help to create positive sleep cues and ease the transition from the womb to the world. The stretchy fabric allows for movement freedom, whilst keeping your baby snug as a bug and contained. This helps to reduce the Moro reflex that awakens babies suddenly. It also decreases irritability and helps to foster self-soothing, which is key for successful sleep cycle transitions. As your baby grows and reaches new developmental milestones, such as rolling front-to-back and back-to-front, you can swaddle them with their arms out. This way they can freely move and reposition themselves. If you keep a baby that can roll fully swaddled (with arms in) it can be dangerous. *
PRO TIP: Start with one arm out and then, after 2-3 nights, you can keep both arms out. This makes the change subtle and natural progression for the baby.
theollieworld.com | @theollieworld
TUBBY TODD BATH CO. | CONNECTING FAMS THROUGH GENTLE BODYCARE BASICS. FOR SENSITIVE-SKINNED LITTLE ONES (& MAMAS TOO!). GOOD, CLEAN FUN SINCE 2014.
Featuring Tubby Todd All Over Ointment, $36. This balm is for everything. It is a rich, creamy ointment that consists of plant-based ingredients like Jojoba Esters and Camellia Leaf Extract to naturally and effectively moisturize and soothe skin. It is ideal for eczema and cradle cap prone skin, as well as for anyone (baby or adult!) with sensitive skin. This fragrance-free wonder balm rubs in with ease like a cream for maximum absorption. Gentle enough for newborns.
This balm saved my daughter’s skin! We started using it when she developed baby acne at 3 weeks old and a week and a half later, her acne was not only gone, but her skin was smoother and clearer than before.
PRO TIP: In addition to helping with acne, eczema and cradle cap, this balm works wonders on minor scratches from baby nails, as well as used as a diaper cream. It is my go-to for literally any and everything. It also works wonders on adult sunburns!
tubbytodd.com | @tubbytodd
DOKATOT | PREMIUM DOCKS, BASSINETS & HOME ACCESSORIES FOR STYLISH PARENTS. DESIGNED WITH LOVE IN EUROPE.
Featuring the Deluxe+ Dock in Brer Rabbit, $205. The DockATot Deluxe+ dock is an award-winning multifunctional docking station for babies 0-8 months old. The Deluxe+ dock is ideal for babies during supervised lounging, playing, cuddling, diaper changes and tummy time.
We own two of these glorious docking stations, this colorway and the Pristine White. We keep one downstairs and one on the second floor. They are lightweight, machine washable and make placing a baby down easy and convenient. I highly recommend having at least one of these in your home when welcoming a new baby.
dockatot.com | @dockatot
INGRID + ISABEL | FORGET WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT MATERNITY.
Featuring the Babe Toddler Denim Jacket™ in Light Wash, $68. Blue jean baby! This super-stretch, super-cool jacket is for the stylish, fashion-forward toddler. It also comes in adult sizes for Mom for the most adorable mommy-and-me look.
ingridandisabel.com | @ingridandisabel
MOLLY AND STITCH | AUSTRIAN BASED DESIGN LABEL & IN-HOUSE PRODUCTION COMPANY FOR EXCEPTIONAL DOG & HUMAN ACCESSORIES.
Featuring the Butter Leather Dog Collar in Timeless Grey with Steel hardware, $59. Dress up your pooch with comfort and confidence. This 100% genuine German leather collar, handmade in Austria is not only classy, but also high-quality, ensuring that it will last for years to come. The buttery material is super soft against their skin, while being strong. It comes in several colorways for both the leather, as well as the hardware. Sizing ranges from XS-XXL – so they are sure to have the perfect size and style for you and your pet.
mollyandstitchus.com | @mollyandstitchus
To see my fashion, beauty and lifestyle selects on the daily, be sure to head to styleelyst.com and follow me on social @styleelyst | Psst. keep your eyes peeled for The Style List in the September and December issues, as well as in the 2023 issues of both Greenwich and Darien Lifestyle Magazines.