Motherhood Mondays: Natural baby products

Like most parents, we're trying to raise our child in a natural way (even in New York City), and we’re still figuring out what that means. We give Toby lots of outdoor time, even on cold days. Strawberries. Jokes. Songs. Running around. His beloved wooden bus.

As a new mom, I also read somewhere that it's great for kids to spend time gloriously naked:) So I’ll strip him down around bedtime, and he runs around and does his thing. The sofa may or may not have been peed on.

But when it comes to products, we've found it confusing to figure out which brands are best. One popular diaper brand apparently dyes their diapers brown to make them seem more natural. Doesn’t that seem strange and misleading?

So, when The Honest Company reached out to me, I was THRILLED to discover them. They create all natural products—for children, adults and household cleaning. We immediately got their hand soap, dish soap, bug spray, sunscreen, wipes…and how cute are their patterned diapers?!! Now we’re hooked, and I love their mission to provide affordable, beautiful and unquestionably safe products for families. And it’s reassuring that their website says, “Go ahead, ask us anything. We'll tell all.”

"Parents get a lot of advice about what to feed their children and how to baby-proof their home," says their co-founder Christopher Gavigan, "but many are still completely unaware of the toxic risks posed by everyday basics, like diapers, home cleaners, body washes, and laundry soaps. Yet, there's growing consensus that some chemicals used in these products are linked to chronic diseases like asthma, ADHD and even cancer."

So I'd love to recommend The Honest Company, and also they're offering free shipping to new customers for the next two weeks with the code "JoFreeShip"—thank you so much, Honest!

What natural products do you like? What does it mean to you to raise your child in a natural way? I'd love to hear any tips and thoughts. xoxo
(Photos by Sarina Cass for Cup of Jo. Thanks, Sarina! This post is sponsored by The Honest Company, whose mission I adore. Thank you so much for supporting the sponsors that make Cup of Jo possible.)