Four Favorite Baby Things

dress-me-up-rattle.jpgMy friend Amy Turn Sharp is a talented writer, a mamapreneur -- she and her husband craft lovely little wood toys for wee ones via their indie, eco business Little Alouette -- and she also has a baby in the house. So for today's four favorites guest post, I asked Amy to recommend four favorite (indie and eco-friendly) baby things that she and her son Scout are digging right now.

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From Amy:

I am so excited to be guest posting for one of my favorite bloggers! I have a wee one in the house again and though we do have some plastic and battery operated toys, we otherwise try and stay as natural as we can with our play, keeping in mind the importance of quality over quantity with our kiddos and possessions. We really don't need so much for babies but it is wonderful to give them beautiful natural items that hopefully can be kept for future generations or passed on to other lucky kiddos. Here are my current favorite indie/eco-friendly baby things for Scout:

1. Barley and Birch one pieces. This is an amazing company. They use only certified organic cotton and water-based inks and they give back big time to lots of organizations. Love.

2. Soft baby toys. I love soft baby toys and this chicken is Scout's fave thing in world. Safe and charming. Go get yourself a cheeky chicken!

3. Rattles. Dress Me Up hails from Canada and is an indie maker of GORGEOUS baby goods. I love these organic rabbit rattles (shown above). They are so heirloom to me.

4. Wee baby shoes. Freshly Picked makes these amazing moccasins. They rock. So hip it hurts is her tag line. Love it. Scout rocks his moccs and all the girls swoon.

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Wonderful picks, no? And I love supporting anything eco and indie! If you're not already reading Amy, definitely check out her blog. And when you're next gifting a wee one, consider the super cute wooden toys at Little Alouette. You can also follow Amy and Little Alouette on Twitter at @amyturnsharp and @littlealouette.