One of my personal goals lately has been to support more small-family owned businesses. Since I do a lot of our shopping online, I always love learning about new websites that carry brands I can get behind!
I was recently introduced to Thanks Mama, a family-owned cloth diapering and natural parenting store based in Boston, MA. They have values very similar to mine – they strive to raise their children in a natural and healthy environment. Their goal is to carry green and innovative products designed specifically for moms and their little ones. They even use a lot of what they carry on their website in their family – products like baby carriers, cloth diapers, toys, mom and baby care products, baby furniture and more.
Their website is easy to navigate and find what you’re looking for. Their categories are very self explanatory, and very comprehensive:
- Cloth Diapers
- Diaper Packages
- Potty Training
- Baby Care
- Baby Gear
- Mom & Maternity
Not surprisingly, it took me a long time to decide what I wanted to review. I ended up selecting 3 items, and paying a little bit out of my pocket over my gift code since they had so much great stuff! And with free shipping on orders over $60, you can’t go wrong!
Here’s what I finally decided upon:
EcoPosh Recycled Organic Training Pants
Since Kaylee is potty training, I had to get a pair of the EcoPosh Recycled Organic Training Pants in Love. These eco-friendly potty training pants are made from organic cotton, bamboo and recycled water bottles. They have two inner layers of absorbent bamboo and organic cotton. There is a hidden layer of waterproof TPU, which is biodegradable. While we haven’t received them yet, they looks super trim. And I like that they don’t have snaps since the only time we have problems with accidents now is at night time and when she’s too busy playing outside (and they’re always only pee accidents lately).
Imse Vimse Organic Cloth Menstrual Pads
The Imse Vimse Organic Cloth Pads are made from 100% organic cotton. The night and regular pads are also reinforced with a thin layer of polyurethane laminated polyester to make them leak-proof. I selected the 3-pack of nighttime pads, which measure about 13.5” x 3.5” since that’s the part of my stash I needed to bulk up on a bit. I am really looking forward to trying these since I’m trying to switch to more organic fabrics!
Wahmies Fun Prints Wet Bags
I needed a new wet bag and wanted to try a new brand, so I went with the Wahmies Fun Prints wet bag since it had good reviews. I like the prints that are available and that there is an inner layer of coordinating PUL waterproof fabric. I chose the Regular size bag, which measures 13” x 15”. I mostly use wet bags for my mama cloth, but I also like using them for wet bathing suits and Kaylee’s little accidents. I’m hoping it does a better job and wicks less than my current wet bag!
Win a Moby Wrap!
I’m really looking forward to trying out all of these products! But another thing I’m excited about is that Thanks Mama is sponsoring a Moby Wrap ($44.95 value) in the Ultimate Babywearing Giveaway Event! I’ll be giving away several awesome baby carriers with a group of bloggers from the Green Moms Network, so be sure to come back between August 1-14 to enter!
In the meantime, be sure to connect with Thanks Mama on Facebook and Twitter.
Thank you to Thanks Mama for providing the products mentioned in this post. Although I received these products free of charge, all opinions expressed are my own.