When your baby is born, you quickly realize that your life will never be the same. Their arrival is the beginning of so much joy, laughter, and a lifetime of memories. What if there was a way to commemorate this momentous occasion – a way to create a legacy for this baby who has changed your life forever? Well there is, and despite your growing list of things to do as you prepare for your baby, it can actually make things easier!
Start a legacy of giving for your baby
What does this mean? With every purchase you make as you prepare for the birth of your baby, let it be a purchase that gives back. You could buy a cradle that gives your baby a safe sleep, but what about one that gives your baby AND a baby in need a safe sleep? You could buy diapers that keep your baby clean, but what about ones that keep your baby AND the environment clean? Choosing brands that give back for your baby narrows down the endless list of options you have AND most importantly, allows for your baby to come into this world helping others. What could be a better legacy for this baby who is changing your life for the better, than to change the lives of others for the better as well?
Here are a list of some of our favorite products that can help you start your baby’s life with a legacy of giving:
A safe-sleep certified rocking cradle made of eco-friendly bamboo that is light enough to move around the house so baby can always be by your side. Every purchase supports mothers and newborns in need in South Asia by providing them with the exact same cradle PLUS medical items and health education to support them during the first year of life.
Handmade artisanal baby blankets made from recycled saris by women who have been exploited in the sex trade or who are vulnerable to human trafficking.
Eco-focused toys that spark creativity and ‘play it forward’ by donating 10% of proceeds to a monthly charity partner.
Sustainably sourced, toxin-free diapers at an affordable price. With each monthly purchase, 30 diapers are donated to families in need.
As you prepare for the birth of your baby, consider starting a legacy of giving by being intentional about the purchases you make for them. This life changing moment for you and your baby can also be life changing for others in need.
Dr Karima Ladhani is the Founder & CEO of Giving Cradle and Barakat Bundle. Giving Cradle creates safe, sustainable baby products that give back through non-profit Barakat Bundle which supports mothers and newborns in need in South Asia. Dr Ladhani holds a PhD in global health from Harvard University. She believes every newborn deserves an equal and healthy start to life.