In honor of Black History Month, we rounded up some of the best Black-owned kids and baby brands on Amazon. When you’re shopping, you might go straight for your tried-and-true brands and immediately add them to your cart. But you could instead to be mindful and support some innovative Black-owned businesses.
It’s important to show huge e-tailers, like Amazon, that Black-owned businesses are worth supporting and promoting — far beyond February’s Black History month. We should be buying from these storefronts year-round, not just one or two months out of the year. Black businesses were hit especially hard during the pandemic. Research has shown that businesses in majority Black zip codes had to wait longer for PPP loans to be approved than those in white zip codes.
If you’re Black and want to find dolls for your child that look like them, we’ve got you covered. Or if you’re not Black, but are making good on promises you made in June during the Black Lives Matter protests, there are plenty of baby products and toys you and your kids will love. We rounded up everything from vibrant, fun face masks to bath toys that even the most nervous little bather will enjoy. You can check out our picks below and see for yourself.
Amazon has made a “Buy Black” storefront that you can browse. We just found toys, kids and baby items for the purpose of this article, but you can shop a variety of categories, including beauty, home and fitness.
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Darlyng & Co. makes plenty of adorable and practical baby items, which they sell on Amazon. For example, these cute little mittens will keep your little one from scratching itchy skin and chewing on their hands. The mittens are soft and made out of gentle cotton.
Kids Face Masks
Face masks are a necessity these days, and Sock Fancy makes some super cute ones. These cotton face masks are certainly bright and cheery, which is definitely the kind of positive energy we all need right now. The face masks are adjustable and each has a triple-layer construction for protection. There are many colors and patterns to choose from.
Children’s Bath Toys
Looking for some gentle bath toys for your babe? SoapSox has you covered. With this set, you get little lion, elephant and hippo bath time companions for your child. These adorable little bath toys also have finger pockets and an opening for soap, so they can also be used as a washing tool for your nervous bather.
Math & Memory Game
Designed for kids ages five and up, this colorful game will help sharpen your kids’ math skills. If math isn’t your child’s favorite thing, this game can make learning fun. You can play with up to five players.
Dolls With Natural Hair
Move over American Girl Doll, Orijin Bees makes high-quality dolls. This line of dolls features a variety of skin tones and hair types, and they wear plenty of fun, colorful outfits.
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