Home Town Goods! Shop Ben and Erin Napier's 6 Favorite Baby Products Made in the U.S.
BORN IN THE U.S.A.
Home Town hosts and business owners Ben and Erin Napier have teamed up with Safety 1st for their "Strolling for a Better America" initiative. According to a press release, this initiative will strive to "improve parks and play spaces across the country, and inspire families to get involved in improving their own communities."
In an effort to help place more focus on small-town business, the couple — who announced the arrival of their first child, daughter Helen, in January — are sharing their favorite U.S.-made baby products with PEOPLE, just in time for the Fourth of July.
LAUREL MERCANTILE CO.
"This blanket is extra-special since it's one of our own and the floral design was hand-drawn by Erin," the Laurel, Mississippi-based spouses tell PEOPLE. "Fun fact: You may recognize it as a wallpaper design from our first season of Home Town!"
Buy It! Laurel Mercantile Co. baby blanket ($38), laurelmercantile.com
"We adore this system since it's the first stroller made in the U.S. from a blend of recycled materials (including Safety 1st car seats!) that helps reduce landfill waste. Most importantly, it's lightweight, easy to fold and perfect for pushing Helen around downtown."
Buy It! Safety 1st RIVA Travel System ($200), walmart.com
"As our Mercantile family recently grew to include two baby girls — our daughter Helen and Irene Nowell — we wanted to make sure even the little ones could be a part of our story with this super-soft baby essential. After all, our shop is where they'll learn to crawl, learn to draw and create a place to call home. We think other families will love it too!"
Buy It! Scotsmini Baby Baseball Onesie ($19), laurelmercantile.com
"Not only are these absolutely adorable and designed with beautiful craftsmanship here in the U.S., but they're also the only shoes that currently fit our baby girl!"
Buy It! Gracious May Liberty of London Victorian Silk Bow Mary Janes ($42), graciousmay.com
"This is the baby book we use and love so much! Even better, the company only uses thoughtfully sourced materials from the U.S. and works with local Colorado sawmills and the U.S. Forest Service. The square photo prints (you upload images from your phone) are also the only way we print pictures now."
Buy It! Artifact Uprising Baby Book: The Story of You (from $120), artifactuprising.com
LITTLE MISS WORKBENCH
"We can't wait to give this to Helen when she's a bit older. It's from a family-owned shop in New York that uses sustainable American hardwoods and eco-friendly materials to handcraft toys, all powered by kids' curious minds and imaginations. We love that!"
Buy It! Little Miss Workbench Flash Zoom Mali Wooden Camera ($38), littlemissworkbench.com