Moms everywhere are constantly scouring the internet for the latest and greatest products for their little ones. It’s no surprise that any mother would want the best for their children, and with the ability to research right at most mom’s fingertips, it’s no wonder they turn to their phones to research. Plus, browsing Amazon and the like can honestly just be a little fun and addicting. It gets even more fun when celebs start sharing their favorite products with their followers. Through Amazon wish lists, websites, blog posts, social media accounts and even apps; it’s easier than ever to keep up with famous moms and their shopping lists. It’s both easy and fun to take the advice from noteworthy people when it comes to products in general, but even more so when they decide to share their favorite mommy products.
FitSmallBusiness.com states, “217.1 million people in the [this country] are online shoppers. These figures are projected to reach 224 million in 2019.” That’s a huge number of online shoppers! Plus, people are doing more of it than ever right from their phones. “Mobile shopping, the fastest growing segment in e-commerce is worth $3.2 trillion in 2017, a jump of over $1.5 trillion since 2013.” Also, not surprisingly, online shoppers tend to impulse buy. “...48% of users have bought or spent more than planned when shopping online,” adds FitSmallBusiness.com.
Feeling a little impulsive yourself? Here are 20 products Kourtney swears by in her app, from mommy essentials to products for the kids rooms, there is a little bit of it all!
20 The Complete Tales of Winnie The Pooh
“Before they even understand what words and books are about, young children still benefit from listening to you read aloud. And by making books a part of your daily routine, you’re setting the stage for future success in school, work and life,” writes KidCentralTN.com. It’s no wonder this children’s book series is recommended on the Kourtney app! The Winnie The Pooh tales are a classic, and the collection should be a staple on every little ones bookshelf. The tales of Pooh Bear, Piglet, Tigger and Eeyore and all of the friends in the hundred acre woods are a great way to introduce reading to children. Reading a story every night before bed is a great way to set good reading habits with your little ones.
19 Star Machine Projectors
Making bedtime as fun as possible for kids normally helps with a good bedtime routine. “Pleasant bedtime routines ease the transition from being awake to being asleep by helping children feel more secure and comfortable about what they can expect at the end of every day,” states Parents.com. If they have a few things to look forward to when they go to bed, it will likely help the whole process. One such thing to introduce might be a star machine projector! Turn on the star projector, and read a fun book, as discussed above, and you have yourself the perfect bedtime ritual!
18 Non-Toxic Sunscreen (Drunk Elephant Umbra)
Sunscreen is a must-have on every Mama’s summer list, so it’s no wonder it’s mentioned on the Kourtney app! The app recommends Drunk Elephant’s Umbra sunscreen. KidsHealth.org recommends the following sunscreen safety precautions, “Apply sunscreen whenever your kids will be in the sun. For best results, apply sunscreen about 15 to 30 minutes before kids go outside. Don't forget about ears, hands, feet, shoulders, and behind the neck. Lift up bathing suit straps and apply sunscreen underneath them (in case the straps shift as a child moves). Protect lips with an SPF 30 lip balm. Apply sunscreen generously — dermatologists recommend using 1 ounce (enough to fill a shot glass or plastic medicine cup) to cover the exposed areas of the body. Reapply sunscreen often, about every 2 hours. Reapply after a child has been sweating or swimming.”
17 Manuka Doctor Brightening Facial Oil
Also endorsed on the Kourtney app is this Mommy must have brightening facial oil. All Mama’s know that after those long days and many sleepless nights, a good facial oil is a must. The Manuka Doctor website promises the following on it’s brightening facial oil, “Powerful Plant Extracts, a brighter, fresher and more youthful looking complexion with Manuka Doctor’s range of nourishing Facial Oils featuring hero ingredient Manuka Oil.” You might have been up with the baby a few times and then awaken at 6:00 a.m. by a toddler, but luckily that’s nothing a good brightening facial oil and a large espresso can’t help you with!
16 The Honest Company Hand Sanitizer Spray
“A plant-based sanitizer that effectively kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria. Hypoallergenic and dermatologist-tested, our quick-drying spray formula is made with a combination of naturally-derived glycerin and aloe to help leave skin feeling soft and moisturized. — without a sticky residue,” states Honest.com on it’s hand sanitizer spray description. This handy little spray is the perfect item to toss in your hand bag or diaper bag to ensure sanitation on the go. These are cute and handy to have on shopping excursions, library story times, play dates, sports practices, and so much more! I know I’m adding these to my own shopping list!
15 Non Toxic Teething Toys
One of my favorite posts I happened across on the Kourtney app was the post on non-toxic teething toys. This is something I personally am always keeping an eye out for so I was thrilled to find some great recommendations including the following; Sophie the Giraffe, the Wooden Story Bear Teether, Sweet Tooth Baby Teethers, Haakaa Silicone Cookie Teether, Natursutten Teethers and many more! “When my kids were teething, it was important for me to make sure their teething toys were free of harmful plastics or chemicals. A handful of companies and sites like The Tot specialize in nontoxic toys that are BPA-free and made with 100 percent FDA-approved food-grade silicone, all-natural rubber, non-toxic wood and sterling silver—so they are safe for babies,” writes KourtneyKardashian.com.
14 Gluten & Dairy Free Snacks
There are many reasons parents choose to go gluten or dairy free, or sometimes even both! “There are tons of reasons that people decide to eat gluten free, dairy free, or even both. It has become known as the “anti-inflammatory diet” in some circles because a common cause for going both gluten and dairy free is digestive inflammation or discomfort. This can seem like the ultimate double-whammy of diet plans, but never fear! There are more and more options on the market every day for gluten free and dairy free eaters, and the world of foods is full of delicious alternatives,” notes BobsRedMill.com. Luckily there are tons of totally yummy gluten and dairy free snacks available, many recommended on the Kourtney app!
13 Healthy Alternatives To Sweets
The longer you can hold off on giving your little one sugar treats, the better. And luckily we are living in a time where you can find tons of delicious sweet treats sans the sugar. Here are a few healthy candy alternatives recommended on the Kourtney app; Lucy’s Cinnamon Thin Cookies, Clif Kid Organic Fruit Rope, Yum Earth Organic Gummy Bears, Tori & Howard Chewie Fruities Organic Candy and Organic Toddler Mum Mums. Skip all the sugar and consider giving a few of these options a try, you may be pleasantly surprised. I already had to order the Mum-Mum biscuits to see if my little one likes them!
12 Stainless Steel Plates, Utensils & Cups
Thinking of making the switch from plastic to stainless steel? It’s probably a good idea. “"BPA is clearly an endocrine disrupter, which basically means it messes with your hormones," explains Rachel Carlton Abrams, M.D., author of the upcoming book Bodywise: Discovering Your Body's Intelligence for Lifelong Health and Healing. "BPA acts like estrogen, which may increase the risk of hormonal cancers like breast, uterine, thyroid, and possibly even prostate cancer.” One thing, though: "The research is not totally conclusive but is suggestive," according to Roshini Raj, M.D., associate professor at NYU School of Medicine. The FDA still considers the levels of BPA that come into contact with food to be safe based on their most recent assessment, which was in 2014. That being said, they also moved to ban the substance from baby products like bottles and formula containers back in 2012. If something is bad for children, isn't there a pretty good chance it's bad for adults, too?” reports Shape.com.
11 Rag Dolls
Most kids love their stuffed animals, and the rag dolls that are available in stores and online retailers today are so stinking cute! Darling rag dolls, like the ones pictured above, can be spotted in many celeb kids rooms, and it’s no wonder why. And it turns out, playing with such toys is actually really beneficial to your child’s development. “These playthings have unique advantages over other toys, researchers say. Because kids know that a plush puppy or a princess doll represents a living thing, they can relate and attach emotions to it. Playing with these "friends" allows kids to explore their complex feelings,” states Parent.com.
10 Musical Instrument Toys
“Children of all ages express themselves through music. Playing music for infants proves that, even at an early age, children sway, bounce, or move their hands in response to music they hear. Many preschoolers make up songs and, with no self-consciousness, sing to themselves as they play. Children in elementary school learn to sing together as a group and possibly learn to play a musical instrument. Older children dance to the music of their favorite bands and use music to form friendships and share feelings,” shares BrightHorizons.com. Incorporating all kinds of music and musical instruments into your child’s life as early as possible is so beneficial for them, not to mention fun! Whether you play your favorite song and have a dance party or break out the wooden baby xylophone and learn some nursery rhymes, you will be helping your child in many areas of development; so sing and dance away!
9 Co-Sleeping Pods
There are many brands of these co-sleeping pods on the market but the concept of them all is the same. Co-sleepers like the Dock-A-Tot provide a cozy space for baby to lounge and even sleep, although experts suggest always supervising your baby when using these products. Many of these pods provide a firm surface for baby, with a soft cushioning all the way around the edges to make baby feel secure. HealthyChildren.org recommends the following, “Newborns should be placed skin-to-skin with their mother as soon after birth as possible, at least for the first hour. After that, or when the mother needs to sleep or cannot do skin-to-skin, babies should be placed on their backs in the bassinet.”
8 Earth Mama Products
From the moment a Mama finds out she is pregnant, she will likely start questioning the safety of, well, everything. From skin-care products to the food you eat, pregnancy really makes you do a reality check for the products you are using on and around yourself. Luckily, there are brands like Earth Mama that you can trust are plenty safe for you to use. Earth Mama has products for pregnancy, postpartum, babies and more! “Earth Mama believes in the process of birth, and the healing power of nature. Our mission is to provide safe, herbal alternatives for pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, and babies of all ages, and to help educate people about traditional plant medicine and safe personal care,” states the company’s website.
7 All The Cozy Blankets
A reoccuring theme on the Kourtney app is all of the cozy things! From fuzzy socks to teddy bears to cozy blankets, it’s evident that coziness is a high priority, and I’m sure we can all understand why. Who doesn’t love to snuggle up with a cozy blanket!? ChildSafetyExperts.com recommends the following on the topic of choosing a cozy blanket for your little one, “Safety is absolutely essential when thinking about baby blankets. Avoid blankets that have loose tassels, fringes, or ribbons; babies can get tangled in them. This becomes slightly less of an issue as baby gets older. We recently reviewed the Organic Dream Blanket, from Aden + Anais, and loved it (as did our little one). It is made of 4 layers of lightweight, breathable, organic cotton muslin, and is free of tassels or fringe. It is machine washable and prewashed, ready for snuggling.”
6 Non Toxic Nail Polish
In another recurring theme of all natural products, non-toxic nail polish is next on the list of recommendations from the Kourtney App. Feel safe about the decision to paint your little ones toenails by opting for a non-toxic version. Piggy Paint, pictured above, is just one of the safe options on the market. WellnessMama.com tested out Piggy Paint and stated the following, “Definitely gets the award for cutest name and these were a favorite with my kids. This brand didn’t seem to stay on nails as long, but that was fine with the kids since they want to change nail colors often anyway. Piggy Paint is also one of the least expensive brands. We tried this sampler trio and it was less expensive than a single bottle of some of the other brands we tried.”
5 Rosebud Salve
“An Old Family Standby Since 1895, this world-famous salve has been re-discovered by Hollywood stars and makeup artists. Rosebud Salve is still a favorite to aid in the relief of chapped and dry skin, blemishes, diaper rash, and detergent burns. Rosebud Salve is also a wonderful lip moisturizer and natural looking lip gloss. It moisturizes dry lips, calms and heals irritation, and soothes the sting of minor burns,” states the product description for the next item on our list, Rosebud Salve! This product is both multi-use and affordable, making it that much more appealing. Plus the packaging is cute, which always helps!
4 Tinted Moisturizer
A good tinted moisturizer can go a long way in your makeup routine, so it’s no wonder it’s recommended on the app. Tinted moisturizers are especially helpful for busy Mom’s who are likely chasing a toddler around while trying to get ready. “Tinted moisturizers and BB creams – with lighter textures and less pigmentation – will help you nail fresh-faced appeal.
“I love tinted moisturizer, because its sheer coverage evens out your complexion in the most natural-looking way," makeup artist Laura Mercier told Allure,’ shares 100percentpure.com. A good tinted moisturizer, a few sprays of dry shampoo and a little bit of mascara and you are good to go!
3 Cozy Pajamas
Cozy, cozy, cozy, as mentioned above, we see lots of cuddly and soft things featured on the Kourtney App! And does it honestly get any better than cozy, matching pajamas for your little ones? I don’t think so. You can get your hands on your own sets of matching cozy pajamas at many online and in-store retailers including the following; Target, Hanna Andersson, Kohls, and Pajamagram. Is it ever too early to think about Christmas? I highly recommend browsing the Hanna Andersson and Pajamagram websites to start getting your ideas. Plus, Pajamagram is having a Christmas in July sale, so you have an excuse to start your shopping really early!
2 Elizabeth Arden 8-Hour Cream
“Its versatile formula goes beyond moisturization, working wonders to shape brows, add shine to cheeks, soothe dry hands, smooth cuticles and nails, and more. Dermatologist-tested and clinically shown to hydrate and protect skin for eight hours,” promises ElizabethArden.com on its Eight Hour cream that is highly recommended on the app! Another product with a variety of uses, but this one has a little bit higher of a price tag, though many people seem to think it lives up to the hype. If you’re not quite buying into yet, hop over to your nearest Sephora or Ulta beauty and sample it for yourself to see what you think.
1 Aden & Anais Serenity Star
The last recommendation on this list is the Aden and Anais Serenity Star and I’m so jealous I am only now just learning about it! It’s a night-light, clock, sound machine and feeding diary all in one, plus it has more features! “Our serenity star is a multi-tasking must for every nursery, ensuring safe sleep for baby and peace of mind for mum. This 5-in-1 electronic system was the first ever to combine a feeding diary, room temperature indicator, sound machine, night light and clock—all in one stylishly sleek design. It can be plugged in or battery operated for easy use in and out of the nursery. The feeding diary records and displays the last time you started feeding and on which side (if nursing). The sound machine plays two lullabies, as well as a heartbeat and white noise to help baby sleep through the night. The room temperature indicator displays in either Celsius or Fahrenheit and glows red, blue or white if the room is above, below or at the ideal temperature,” states the product description. I’m sold! If I ever have another baby, this is going on the list of must-haves.
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