We are very excited to introduce our latest eco-friendly collection. Started in 1998 by designer Janice Masoud, Under the Nile has grown consistently to become one of the leading organic baby brands in the world. Leading actresses such as Laura Dern, Courtney Cox, and Kelly Preston are all fans of the brand.
Under the Nile’s baby products are made using handpicked organic cotton, and metal-free or vegetable dyes. Accessories such as buttons and zippers are made using eco-friendly materials such as wood, shell, or nickel-free metals.
Under the Nile, manufacturer of organic infant and children’s apparel, recently added new fruits and vegetables to their 100% organic stuffed toy collection called, ‘Veggin’ Out. From plump, purple grapes and fist-size bananas to whimsical eggplants and broccoli crowns, every product is designed to help kids make a positive association with healthy foods.
In addition to great organic baby clothing, Under the Nile also makes great organic baby toys, including the veggin’ out collection – a Green Baby Green Mama favorite!
Getting children to eat their vegetables rivals teething and potty-training on the list of ‘least fun’ parental experiences. But Under the Nile believes that children are more likely to eat healthy foods if they have an opportunity to learn and play with them throughout the day. The company encourages parents to use a process they call, ‘show, tell, and taste’. For example, keep a colander full of the brightly-colored Veggie Toys on the kitchen counter so they are always accessible for an impromptu chat on colors and shapes or to let the kids use the smiley-faced characters for imaginative play. Once the children are enjoying the activity, capitalize on the fun times by serving carrot sticks, broccoli trees, or other kid-friendly ‘green’ snacks to reinforce the notion that eating vegetables doesn’t have to be a chore.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, parents can introduce fruits and vegetables into a baby’s diet as early as six months of age working up to three-to-five vegetable servings a day for a toddler-age child. Since getting toddlers to do anything against their will can be a daunting task, parents who help children establish a positive connection to vegetables early will likely fare better than those who wait until the power struggle begins. Under the Nile’s Veggin’ Out collection is non-toxic and stuffed with 100% organic, Egyptian cotton, so it is safe for infants to play with (and chew on!)