By Bella Miranda
Bella Miranda, CEO and founder of Elm Baby, a one-stop-shopping experience where you can find natural, safe and organic products for maternity, parents and baby. Bella travels the world finding the most unique products so that you don’t have to!
Q: We hear so many things about buying organic. Why is it so important? Have you seen any changes with your own kids by using organic?
A: Buying organic is one of the best gifts you can give to your baby. When buying organic, you’re buying products that are natural like coconut or organic cotton. These products are free of harmful chemicals. I’ve definitely seen a change with my kids. My son had eczema and when I switched to organic, it slowly went away.
Q: What are some of the most popular products every new mom should have for Mother’s Day?
A:Every mother should start by having my favorite Momi diaper bag. I love it because it’s chic, not bulky, but has compartments that organize all the necessities. Also, because pregnancy is challenging on your skin, a must for new and pregnant moms is Dr. Sachar’s make-up line. It’s non-toxic and UVA and UVB protected so you know that what you’re using is safe for you and your baby.
Q: Why do you travel to Europe to find products for Elm Baby?
A: When I was pregnant, I found it very overwhelming to go from store to store trying to find the best products for myself and my child. Also, I like things that are different. In my travels and while living in South Africa, I came across so many unique products that weren’t available in the States. I wanted to be able to share this knowledge with everyone so that they could be a little less stressed during what should be a great time in your life. I do all the traveling and research so you don’t have to.
Q: Is there a product that you discovered in your travels that is a must have for moms that would make their lives easier when it comes to their baby?
A: When I was in Italy, I discovered the Culla Belly BedSide-Sleeper. It’s truly amazing. It’s a baby bassinet that can serve as a regular crib during the day, and at night, it attaches to your bed. The other item is from Denmark – the Iiamo Bottle. It’s a portable baby bottle that heats up the milk without any chords. It is the first feeding bottle in the world that warms milk up to the recommended 37′ C (body temperature) in about 4 minutes. No electricity, no cord, no limitations. It is also natural and safe.
Q: How do you plan on spoiling yourself this Mother’s Day?
This mother’s day my kids will come and wake me up, we’ll snuggle in bed together, and eat cookies!
Bella Miranda is 29-years young and the creator of Elm Baby http://www.elmbaby.com. She lives in Texas with her two sons.