Friday, December 16, 2011

Ah!Natural Baby

Ah!Natural Baby is an awesome new children's products that my in-laws recently created, and I wanted to share about this family endeavor here on the Mayward Blog.

Ah!Natural and its subsidiary Ah!Natural Baby was started by two brothers inspired by their sister’s frustration. Upon getting married and starting a family, she found it impossible to find toys that were safe for her newborn son. The brothers realized that if their sister was having trouble, certainly other concerned parents were as well. It was with that Ah!Natural was born. 
Ah!Natural is a family run company in the greater Portland, OR area committed to making local, handcrafted, all-natural toys with their own nephew in mind. Children’s toys should be as simple and as natural as they are.

Yeah, that newborn son is our kiddo, Copeland. We had concerns about all the plastics, paints, and chemicals involved in the majority of children's toys, and couldn't find many that reflect our love for creation. Guess you can take us out of Portland, but you can't take the Portland out of us!

These toys are incredible. They're entirely handmade, with the colored blocks stained from natural materials, like spices and fruit juices. All their products use natural waxes and oils to seal the wood, and the wood itself is collected locally from the Northwest. They also make custom name blocks for your child's name, which would be an awesome gift for a baby shower or a church child dedication. But my favorite product is this thing, what they've called a DuoCube:

It's a rattle, a teether, and a lesson in physics. I have no idea how they make it, but it's a remarkable toy.

Check out Ah!Natural, and finish your Christmas shopping done for the kiddos in your life.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this, we just had our first son and would like to have safe things for him.