As moms, we feel that the most important thing we can do for our babies is to give them the best of everything. Whether it’s through the foods they eat that will make them strong kids or the bath products that will keep them healthy and happy. When it comes to our own children, we want the brands we trust will get the job done right, every time.
As Latina moms, we understand the value of listening to our own families – especially when it comes to what is best for our children. We trust their opinion just as much as any review on Amazon – after all, they raised us to be fabulous women – and we know that their insight guide the decisions we ultimately make.
A recent study by Ipsos measured the disconnect between many new generation parents and baby brands, stating that only 31% of new parents said advice received from brands was helpful, while up to 37% said it was unhelpful, overwhelming, annoying, or condescending. With so many new faces in the baby market, it can be hard for parents to know which brand is right for their babies. So naturally, many of us turn to our families, for advice on what we should use.
We ultimately want to make the best choices for our children and we want to know the products we choose for them are safe, reliable and timeless.
Here are our picks for the best Latino brands – time-tested and effective – and 100% mamá-approved:
1. TALCO MELODY
This brand, a favorite in South America – especially Venezuela and Colombia – has stood the test of time. Since 1933, Valebron Co. has been dedicated to the production of products for family and home, including their famous baby powder.
Having a pink (for baby girls) or blue (for baby boys) baby powder bottle in your nursery has been a “must” in many lists prior to baby’s arrival. It has even been considered a decoration accessory in baby’s room!
When it comes to feeding baby beyond breastfeeding, SanCor is the brand Argentinians moms trust time and time again. This brand has established itself as a leader in nourishment with products developed for every phase of your baby’s life, so it brings peace of mind to moms when weaning babies off breastmilk. They also have a very entertaining website where moms find a wealth of information on nutrition, healthy recipes and even books to read aloud to baby!
3. BABY FAVES ORGANICS
This popular brand in Colombia is the favorite of many moms. Baby Faves Organics uses only the best fruits and vegetables in their baby food and is certified organic by the USDA. Colombian moms have been turning to these natural products as they come in convenient, soft and easy to handle packs that they can carry everywhere without the need of refrigeration. Babies have a blast discovering new flavors (apple, banana, strawberry, etc.) and squeezing food out. Everybody wins!
4. RICITOS DE ORO
This brand, a Mexican original, is another staple in every baby’s nursery and bath. Their distinctive rattle bottle cap has been a part of babies’ toys inventory throughout the years.
In addition, grandmas and moms trust the hypoallergenic line of products that guarantee a tear-free bath and a relaxing experience for all.
Another Mexican staple for the care of baby’s bottom. In the US we say Balmex, in México, they say Capent! Through the years, this rich, creamy nourishing cream has been mommy’s best friend for protecting baby’s tush. It prevents and helps heal already irritated skin, so not surprisingly, moms have a tube in the nursery and a second one in the diaper bag, just in case!
6. CHAMPÚ AVISPA
Head lice: a common and annoying pest too many of us parents must deal with when our kids head to school. This Venezuelan brand has been trusted for more than 50 years! Grandmas mandate young mothers to use it as soon as the suspicion of lice appears. It is also the anti-lice shampoo recommended in most elementary schools in that country. Must be really good, wouldn’t you agree?
7. CREMA DE ARROZ POLLY
A trusted and respected food choice for growing kids in Latin America. This classic brand of cream of rice cereal, known as CremArroz Polly, is the go-to addition to the menu for picky eaters, upset bellies and overall recipes that need starch. By the way, it is really delicious!
8. CREMA CERO
With more than 65 years of experience in baby products, Cero is one of the most famous baby brands in the Latin America market, especially Venezuela and Colombia. Their original formula diaper cream has been tried and tested for years, finding a privileged place in baby’s nursery and diaper bag.