We are showcasing some of our favorite black owned baby companies. We teamed up with gorgeous mama, actress Jazmyn Simon, to chat about these brands and take a closer look at their amazing products. Want to see for yourself? Head to her Instagram and check it out, and read below for more info on these fantastic black owned businesses: @jazmynsimon
Pretty Please Teethers: How gorgeous are these teethers and pacifier clips? They’d make a perfect baby shower gift! Plus, they offer more than just teethers from feeding items to bath toys to play toys. Follow on Instagram: @prettypleaseteethers
Stina & Mae: Stina & Mae makes amazing organic baby products, which include blankets, bibs, burps, newborn gift boxes, changing pads, and much more. At the inception, Stina & Mae has set out to create social impact at every level of the company. Their products are good for baby and the planet.
Darlyng & Co.: If you’re looking for simple everyday essentials for babies and toddlers, Darlyng & Co, a black owned business, is the place to go! Their ultimate goal is to simplify parenting through their unique product designs. Founded by Carl and Tara Darnley, Darlyng & Co creates baby essentials that are sure to simplify your life and bring much joy to your little one. One of our favorite products is their Alphabet Affirmation Cards for kids. Darlyng & Co has been featured on the Steve Harvey Show, Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine, Essence, Black Enterprise, and Marie Claire.
Partake Foods: Partake Foods was founded by a mom when she discovered her daughter had food allergies; she wanted to create a snack food that they could travel with, party with, and live every day with, which is safe for any child with food allergies. Partake Foods are free of the Top 9 Allergens (wheat, tree nuts, peanuts, milk, eggs, soy, fish, sesame and shellfish); as well as free of mustard, sulfite, and nightshade free. They are also certified gluten free and vegan – meaning they can truly be enjoyed by everyone together! Community and cookies? We’re down for that! You can see more about Partake Food in our foodie gift guide.
The Stork Bag: If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a pregnant mama in your life, we’ve been fans of The Stork Bag for years and Jazmyn was thrilled to get her third trimester bag. The Stork Bag is not only a black owned business, but is your one stop shop for anything a mama might need in her pregnancy journey. You can select the subscription that works for you; The Stork Bag hand-picks trimester specific products to meet your trimester and postpartum needs. Simply tell The Stork Bag your due date and trimester dates and you’ll receive a perfectly curated Stork Bag every trimester! The Stork Bag provides three different tiers of product collections for each trimester, as well as specialty boxes such as the glam box and the foodie box. The Stork Bag was founded in 2014 by Ericka Perry and has been a phenomenal success since, sending Stork Bags to hundreds of mothers; you can learn more about The Stork Bag and Ericka Perry on our Momprenuer Spotlight, too.
Matrescence: Matrescence, by definition, is the process of becoming a mother. This transition requires lots of self-care, and that’s where Matrescence comes in. When it comes to self-care for moms, we love suggesting Matrescence. It is the ultimate gift for new moms, as it is a fantastic way to help women transition their skin and life from pre-pregnancy, to pregnancy, to post-partum life and skincare. We just wrote about their Rose Glow Mini Kit in our Self-Care Gift Guide, and Jazmyn has been a big fan of Matrescence for helping keep her skin bright, clear, and smooth. Their cleansers, brightening essences, and hydrating soufflé creams will make you feel luxurious and cared for, no matter where you are on your pregnancy journey. Conceived by a fellow mom and prenatal wellness expert, Matrescence’s botanical line will help you safely give birth to radiant, healthy skin and feel more confident and vibrant throughout pregnancy and motherhood.
Milky Mama: Created by Registered Nurse Krystal Nicole Duhaney, Milky Mama provides mamas with lactation support and products. When Krystal returned to work after her second child and began experiencing supply issues, she turned to homemade lactation cookies. After seeing great results and birthing a desire to help women in her shoes, Milky Mama was created. Today Milky Mama has a wide range of products from sweet treats to smoothies to supplements, but what’s more, is that Milky Mama has also fostered a community of lactation support through weekly Facebook chats and a support group.
Eu’genia Shea Butter: Founded by a mother and daughter, Eu’Genia Shea is family-run and dedicated to all-natural, premium shea butter moisturizers. We are fans of theirs for so many reasons, but especially because they are dedicated to fair wages and opportunities for their female workers in Ghana and they donate 15% of profits to an education fund. Shea butter is known for so many things, such as preventing stretch marks, hydrating skin, and making you feel luxurious and smooth.
Twindollicious: Twindollicious, a black owned business, was founded by a twin mama in 2012 as a way to show off her twin daughters’ styles, and has evolved into a fun shop for girls, featuring accessories, clothing, and more. Jazmyn loves her mommy & me Any2CanBe Twindollicious & Co Charm Bracelet/Anklet to wear with her older daughter. Twindollicious has been featured on ABC, FOX, NY FAMILY, PARENTS.COM, and more. Twindollicious has a mission to inspire, motivate and support the creation of a healthy, happy and fun bonded lifestyle. They encourage friendship and love as well as sharing of commonalities through the inspiration of fashion and lifestyle stories. Their mission is to give back and spread their message in the friendliest way! They also offer beyond adorable clothing for little girls, that will help them feel strong, empowered, and playful! Founder, Natasha Danna is also a published author of several children’s books, also available on their website.
Just Like Me! Boxes: A book box subscription that empowers Black children by exposing them to books with characters that look just like them! The subscription is designed to grow with children over time. Follow on Instagram: @justlikemebox
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