My first Baby and Sunshine box of 2021

My first Baby and Sunshine box of 2021

I discovered Baby and Sunshine a few months ago in August 2020 and ever since I have been a big fan. Not only because all of their items are made out of extremely high-quality but I also really like their subscription box concept that makes you stick to your budget. When going to big corporate stores because I need something for the baby or myself, I tend to go overboard as I see so many things that individually seem low-priced but that add up to hundreds of dollars. Unfortunately, those stores usually do not even carry good quality items but mostly the typical made-in-China, plastic, polyester, or other low-quality materials that are detrimental to the environment. With Baby and Sunshine, you get a lot of bang for your buck as all the items are made out of fine materials. Even their biggest box is less than $130 and includes a lot of items that you would not normally get at a store. In addition to that, they are a small mom and pop business that is committed to supporting other mom-owned small businesses. Baby and Sunshine has several collaborations with such business so you will receive a lot of hand-made items and other goodies from these merchants in your boxes. I have written about some of their partners in previous articles and today I will introduce you to one of their newest additions, Baby Bear Naturals.

Check on my first box of 2021 in this video:

Cosmetic products from Baby Bear Naturals

What a better way to start the New Year 2021 than with a new box from Baby and Sunshine! When you place your order, you can either tell them what items you are specifically looking for or tell them to surprise you. I always pick the “Surprise Me” option and it never disappoints. I was more than excited to receive some cosmetic items from their new partner Baby Bear Naturals in my new box. All of their products are safe, toxin and chemical-free, and organic items keeping in mind that your baby has sensitive skin and deserves the best. Additionally, these are all hand-made items! It is the company’s mission to select the best ingredients that are safe and gentle for your baby. Each product is formulated to have the maximum benefits to you and your family. Here are the items I got

  1. Baby Butter – Natural Baby Body Butter

This 100% natural baby lotion ensures that your baby’s skin stays soft, smooth, and moisturized. Babies have thinner skin than adults so choosing products with high-quality ingredients is very important. Since the lotion is natural, it is not like your typical store-bought lotion and will leave the skin feeling soft and hydrated. The ingredients include organic shea butter organic coconut oil, and more.

2. Blemish Bomb

This is a product for Mama Bear to help eliminate acne, blemishes, or dark spots in a natural way. I love that the company has so many items as I am a big fan of organic products and a true believer in how crucial self-care is for Moms.

3. Itch Relief

I am so thankful for these items! We have so many mosquitos in Miami and they seem to love my son and me. We get bitten a lot and develop painful bumps. However, I try to avoid using any chemical sprays. The other day we went to a Zoo Night Light Event and sure enough, my son and I left with several bug bites. I used the product on it and can in all honesty attest that the itching was gone within seconds. It also has a very pleasant smell.

4. Natural Mint Lip Balm

This chapstick is moisturizing, healing, and petroleum free. It is made out of organic beeswax but free of extra fillers and chemicals.

You should definitely take a look at their amazing products under babybearnaturalsco.com. They even include products for Dads such as Beard Oil, as well as scented candles, and even organic dishwasher soap.

More cute clothes for my son

I also received some more soft clothes for my son. I got custom-made baby blue Baby and Sunshine two-piece pajamas (see picture) that says Cutie Pie. Then I got a cute outfit with black pants and a camouflage hoodie. Talking about camo, fun fact: one of the owners of Baby and Sunshine is a veteran and so are some of the other merchants they work with. Hence, by purchasing from Baby and Sunshine you are supporting a veteran-owned business. I also received another outfit with camo pants and a grey sweatshirt that says “I’m always getting picked up by Ladies.” (see picture) My husband saw this outfit on Baby and Sunshine’s Instagram page and commented on how much he loves it. This goes to show that they really listen and care about their customers. Furthermore, I received a beautiful cashmere cardigan sweater for my son. Contrary to common belief, it does actually get chilly in Miami for a few days out of the year and we are currently in that period when the weather drops every so often. Each time that happens, we Miamians get excited to take out our winter clothes. I am surely excited to put his new soft cashmere sweater on my son next time there is a cold wave.

I am so thankful to be starting this new year with these beautiful items from Baby and Sunshine. Since it is hard to describe what a different feel and quality their items have compared to regular store-bought products, I wish every I wish everyone would try out Baby and Sunshine for themselves to see what I am talking about. Everyone around me who has seen my son’s clothes, sleepsack, towels is always amazed at how soft and fine they are. Now more than ever, it is so important to support small businesses over big corporations. In return, you will also notice how different Baby and Sunshine treats you. The boxes you will receive are not just some generic boxes but some boxes customized to your own needs. They actually listen to what the customers need and are willing to accommodate requests. Now is the time to make some positive changes in your life. Check out their products under this link.

Why having a baby is the best thing in life

Why having a baby is the best thing in life

Before I had my son, I was never that much of a baby person. I never had a lot of experience with kids and there was a time when considered not having any kids at all. But all that changed my son was born. I felt like I was completely re-born as well and my whole outlook on life changed in a positive way. If you are still on the fence about having kids or you’re not particularly a “baby person”, read below why it is so wonderful to be a parent:

  1. Having a purpose in life 

When my son was born, I felt completely reborn as well. I turned from someone who was only responsible for herself into someone who is now responsible for another human being. I was now in charge of protecting and taking care of a life that completely depends on me. Looking back now on my life before baby, it seems very empty. It was basically just filled with work and whatever I liked to do in my free time. Now, I get to influence someone’s life by teaching him right from wrong and educating him. I also turned from someone who didn’t even know how to hold a baby into being super obsessed with my baby and become an expert about everything baby related. If you are someone who thinks they might not be a good mom, trust me, it will come naturally, and you will be a pro in no time. Most parents don’t really know what they are doing when they have a baby but the immense love they have for their little ones usually motivates them to be the best parent they can possibly be.

2. The energy they give you 

There is something about a child’s laughter that just brings to pure bliss. Having kids really teaches here to get lost in the moment and enjoy the precious time with your kids. By the same token, seeing a sleepy baby is the most peaceful thing in the world. I remember than when my son was a baby and he would still sleep in his bassinet in our room, I would always try to go to bed as soon as possible. Of course, one of the reasons was that I was tired as a mother. But it was more so because I wanted to soak up as much as I could of that peaceful energy my sleeping baby would send out into the room.

3. Kids are 100% genuine and honest

One big difference between kids and adults is that young kids and toddlers are a 100% genuine and honest. While adults are being programmed to always act appropriately and hide their feelings when necessary, small kids will cry when they’re upset and laugh when they’re happy. Adults usually act the way society tells them to act. If you are overly stressed, you’re still supposed to answer “Good” to the common (seemingly caring but not very genuine) greeting “How are you?” Children do not care about material things are reputation. They don’t care about how trendy the places are you are taking them. They care about the ways it makes them feel. We have a lot of new and nice parks in our area. I would take my son thinking he would be so excited about all the swings, slides, and other fun stuff. However, to my surprise he easily got bored by those, and would be more fascinated by all the little sticks on the floor. Same applies to going to the beach: he does not care whether we are at a luxury resort or not. For him playing with his toys in the sand is an enjoyable experience no matter where we are. I also love seeing him with other kids and their genuine interactions that you usually do not see in a lot of adults. The little girls at his daycare are so overjoyed when they see him, and they openly show it by screaming his name when they see him and hug him. I jokingly said to my husband “He should enjoy it while it lasts. Once girls get older, they ignore the boys they like to play hard to get.”

4. Kids love their parents unconditionally

Nothing in life is certain or lasts forever. Friendships come and go. Relationships fall apart. But one thing, you can always count on (unless you majorly screw up as a parent): your kids will always love you unconditionally. The fact that their life begins in your womb makes you have a major bond with them from the beginning. Children do not love their moms less because she is not is not pretty enough or will replace them with a younger mom. Their mom has a unique place in their life that is irreplaceable.

Now that I have my son, I can honestly say he is the best thing that has ever happened to me. If you are a new mom, an expecting mom or if you know a new or expecting mom that you are searching a gift for, I have the perfect event for you. Baby and Sunshine is having a virtual holiday event on November 14th. Baby and Sunshine has the most amazing products for babies and mommies. All the items are of extremely high quality and a lot of them are hand-made by stay-at-home mom businesses. During this event, you will be able to have access to deals that you would not normally get. They offer a ton of personalized items so if you are on the look-out for the perfect Christmas or Chanukah gift, this is just the right event for you. But you will love their items so much that I am sure you will want some of these for yourself. Moreover, they have special Thanksgiving items that would arrive just in time for the holiday if you were to obtain one during the event. Sign up for the Facebook event here. They already started some of the fun games and already gave away a cash prize. They currently have a game running where you could win a luxurious diaper bag. Hope you sign up and have a blast!