My mother loves to tell me about how when I was first born, she marveled at my beautiful face and my perfect peach skin (aren’t moms sweet?). Just as most moms are inclined to feel about their babies, she thought I was the most beautiful baby in the world.
And then she tells me about how on day 2 I was rolled into her room and my face was full of scratches! No harm was done by any of the nursing staff; these were all self-inflicted. She was so distraught that this had happened to me, but given the fact that she’d just been through a c-section (and this was back in the day when you were totally knocked out for this procedure), clipping my nails wasn’t the first thing she had thought to do upon seeing me, and evidently, neither had the nurses.
I took that story to heart when we had Darah, and I even brought little baby mitts to the hospital. They worked only ok. I had a little baby, and those mitts would fall off her hands! And they are small, which means they would then be hard to find. I don’t think we made it out of the newborn stage last time with a single pair of mitts still in tact!
This time, I’ve got a genius product on hand that will help ensure a proper fit. The company guavakids (mom owned and operated!) has come out with guavamitts, and they are SO smart! From their site, “All guavamitts are designed to stay put and protect, engage baby’s senses, and be gentle on the earth — all while looking stylish and modern.”
Take a look at all the pattern options. High contrast options are great for tiny babies, as it does help with brain development. Because these mitts are on their hands, they are at close range and are going to be looked at again and again…very smart to have the design serve a developmental purpose!
The mitts are made with bamboo (a VERY sustainable resource) and organic cotton. I love the thought that went into this choice. Gentle on the planet and gentle for baby! Also, knowing that the product is organic, there’s no concern about baby sucking or chewing on the mitt…it’s chemical-free!
Buy it!: Guavamitts are available in packs of one for $12.00 or two for $20.00. These would make a most excellent shower gift!
Win it!: One lucky Stuff Parents Need reader is going to win a pair of guavamitts! Woo hoo!
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary product for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are strictly my own.