Giving back has never been easier, when so many of the things that we purchase for our own needs can also have an impact on someone else’s life. This is especially true in the baby world where there are numerous give-back programs that touch new moms. Since you’re already buying a ton of stuff for your own babes (and sometimes for you, mom, too!), it’s nice to find baby companies that are also helping someone in need. From diaper bags to onesies, here are some of our favorite baby products that make shopping feel good in more ways than one.
Toms Diaper Bag
A company that is famous for their One for One program, TOMS recently launched a diaper bag collection featuring fun, whimsical patterns. Super-chic and spacious enough for all your new baby essentials, each bag enables TOMS (and Giving Partners) to provide safe birth delivery kits and training to skilled birth attendants in order to give mothers a healthy and safe birthing experience. $188. Buy it here.
Luc & Lou
Onesies are a must-have on any registry, and Amanda Dubin and Kelly Meyer, two NICU nurses, are making this essential purchase more meaningful. While taking care of critically ill newborns, Amanda and Kelly saw how families were also fighting to provide basics for their babies. They were inspired by the words “one for me & one for you,” and through their company Luc & Lou, every onesie purchased means another onesie will go to another baby in need. $15.95. Buy it here.
A must-have item, the FridaBaby’s Snotsucker is a clever nasal aspirator that sucks up your baby’s mucus. FridaBaby also make the Windi, a single-use catheter to help babies get rid of gas, colic and constipation. To get these innovative products into the hands of more parents, the company has a give-back program where for every Snotsucker or Windi that you buy, they will send one to a clinic, family doctor or donation center that serves families in need. Windi, $15 Buy it here. Snotsucker, $15 Buy it here.
Rockin’ Baby CEO Kathryn Wiley was inspired by TOMS shoes, and decided to connect her brand with a social mission following the massive 2010 earthquake in Haiti. She discovered that Haitian moms were not carrying their babies, and many of them were crawling around on rubble and garbage. She decided to make babywearing slings with a charity mission called ‘’Mother to Mother,' then officially signed up to work with Midwives of Haiti, a charity that helps with sling distribution and training. For every Rockin’ Baby sling and pouch sold, the company provides a new sling to a Haitian or Kenyan mother and education about babywearing. Did we mention they’re also super comfortable? $69.Buy it here.