Welcome to this months Adulting Cheat Sheet featuring our latest Melanated Mom friend Alexis B. Inspired by the All Black Everything recommendations on EPISODE 29 of the podcast, we are highlighting some of Alexis’ favorite black-owned businesses, women-owned businesses and much, much more. Get ready for holiday shopping with these brands and remember that finance and freedom go hand-in-hand.
Special shout out to Andi of www.luckyandi.co for her work compiling and sharing such a gloriously huge and impressive directory of over 100+ black-owned kid shops, personal care and household goods. Bravo! Stay in touch with Andi and subscribe on her page.
Be sure to visit the active links below for that extensive shopping list that dreams are made of and claim, print and share your free cheat sheet today!
@seviinchildrensapparel / cozy and comfy kids clothing / WEBSITE @RAHLOVESBOUTIQUE / comfy and trendy kids clothes sizes 12 months – 6T / WEBSITE @coolkidsgoods / tie-dye outfits for babies, toddlers, and kids / WEBSITE
@becauseofzoe / hair bows / WEBSITE @rowanandcompany/ hair bows (as well as pacifier clips and teething toys!) / WEBSITE @shopmarlobea / versatile head wraps / WEBSITE @hazelknots.co / handmade hair bows / WEBSITE @phoenixrayne_ / modern headwear for kiddos / WEBSITE
@shopoliviaj / children’s socks and tights / WEBSITE @sunandlace / leather baby and toddler shoes / WEBSITE @tippy_tot_shoes / stylish high quality footwear for walkers and “pre-walkers” / WEBSITE @dionnegooding / unisex leather kids booties and sandals in African-inspired prints / WEBSITE @fofathelabel / soft leather shoes for babies up to 18 months / email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PUZZLES & GAMES
DOLLS & TOYS
@malavilledolls / dolls available with different skin tones, hair styles, etc. / WEBSITE @thefreshdolls / diverse dolls that represent all children / WEBSITE @healthyrootsdolls / dolls and storybooks that represent and empower kids / WEBSITE
@AviroBabyBoutique / bibs, pacifier clips, teethers, etc. / WEBSITE @Junobiebags / eco-friendly breastmilk storage bags / WEBSITE @nomiandsibs/ microwave + dishwasher safe silicone for sippy cups, water bottles / WEBSITE
@olaandmide / mealtime essentials for kids
DIAPERING @pootersdiapers /cloth diapers, natural creams, and more / WEBSITE @crunchy_boutique / cloth diapers and other natural parenting gear and accessories / WEBSITE @the.shine.cloth / social justice and Black pop culture-themed cloth diapers / WEBSITE
MISCELLANEOUS @terico.ca / leather mats / WEBSITE @estella_nyc / hand-knit baby gifts / WEBSITE @heritagebabydesigns / ring slings / WEBSITE @Hendrixandcompany / handmade baby photo props and monthly signs / WEBSITE @haloandgold / laser cut wood milestone signs and party decor / WEBSITE
BOUTIQUES & RETAILERS
@kidochicago / Chicago-based IRL + online shop offering modern toys, books, clothes / WEBSITE @taylorandmax / eco-friendly, elevated children’s clothes / WEBSITE @darlyngandco / baby items including apparel, teething toys, diapers bags, and more / WEBSITE @kidsswagco / Canadian retailer offering kids toys, apparel, backpacks, and more / WEBSITE
ONLINE MARKETPLACES CURATING BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES @black.owned.baby / online marketplace curating kids + parent items from Black-owned businesses / WEBSITE @evrgreenbaby / online marketplace with a curated line of eco-friendly baby products and apparel from Black-owned businesses / WEBSITE
PERSONAL CARE @carabnaturally / natural hair and skin are for babies and children / WEBSITE @alaffia / body lotions, shampoos, conditioners, body products / WEBSITE @bgskids / SPF 50 sunscreen for kids created by Black Girl Sunscreen / WEBSITE @playpits / natural deodorant, perfect for entire family / WEBSITE @sheabutterbabynaturals / handmade skincare for the entire family / WEBSITE @eugeniashea / all natural shea butter / WEBSITE @Reagansanai / handmade organic products for children with sensitive skin / WEBSITE
ART & DECOR @annkelle / illustrator, textile designer selling colorful art prints, kids masks, etc. / WEBSITE @dinkymixprints / culturally diverse and empowering children’s art prints / WEBSITE @_54kibo / unique contemporary African design items, nursery decor, blankets etc. / WEBSITE @shoplovedua / changing baskets + Moses baskets / WEBSITE @sustainablehomegoods /ethnical and fair trade homewares, gifts for kids / WEBSITE
@Henrymasks / colorful kids masks (come in 4 pack) / WEBSITE @nsmithcollection / themed masks like Disney characters, Spiderman, etc. / WEBSITE @noelbynoelb / masks in fun patterns, including a DIY ‘craft mask’ / WEBSITE @keeleystudio / reversible masks in fun colors and patterns / WEBSITE @prettydopevinyl / mermaid, pirate, superhero masks featuring Black boys and girls / WEBSITE @izzyandliv / face masks with adjustable straps and fun patterns! / WEBSITE @jamilletextiles / gorgeous, handcrafted masks / WEBSITE @shonsimonco / simple, colorful masks for kids (under $4/each!) / WEBSITE @mixedupclothing / kid-friendly masks / WEBSITE @showtelloakland / Oakland-based concept shop offering face masks for kids, etc. / WEBSITE
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