Raising an eco-conscious child can start with the choices you make at home. What's more, babies are sensitive! It's important to protect them from exposure to toxins found in many of the products we encounter every day. From the surfaces they sleep on to what we use to clean our homes, the potential for long-term effects on developing babies is real. That's why it's super important to choose natural and eco-friendly baby products as often as possible. Whether that's organic foods and skincare or ditching BPA in favor of glass, these small choices make a big difference.

What's more, these choices can help create a sustainable home and model the message that we need to protect our environment and respect it.

(Want to go deeper? Check out our favorite eco-friendly baby wipes and eco-friendly disposable diapers.)

We've rounded up some of the best eco-friendly and organic baby care items on the market that love the planet as much as they do your little one.

Kudos Diapers

Kudos

$78

1. For earth-friendly essentials: Kudos Diapers

Imagine what a pile of 5,000 used diapers looks like. Now multiply that by every baby who has ever used disposable diapers. Yikes. Luckily there are plenty of eco-conscious brands out there that are changing the diaper landscape. One of our favorites? Kudos. Powered by a team of MIT engineers, they’re not just the only disposable diapers with the Cotton Natural™ seal (which means they’re powered by 100% clean cotton lining), they actually work and work hard. The double layer construction makes them ultra absorbent, even overnight and the clean ingredients are gentle on the most sensitive bottoms.

According to Motherly’s Editorial Operations Coordinator, Hayli Craig, “These diapers may have completely changed my mind about what diapers could be. After months of seeing drab-ish colors soiled by blue lines, Kudos proved diapers can be fun and functional. We started giving our little one more solid foods, which has inevitably led to more diaper rashes. Thanks to these being designed with 100% cotton, we saw less red this week.”

Pro tip: If you are between diaper sizes or think you’re getting ready to move up in size, go ahead and size up in these!

Price is for one month subscription.

Caboo Tree-Free Baby Wipes

Caboo

$14.99

2. For greener diaper changes: Caboo Tree-Free Baby Wipes

Admit it: You probably burned through about a thousand baby wipes in your baby’s first month of life. And while saving the planet may not have been the first thing on your mind during those late-night changes, turns out there’s a better alternative. Caboo Tree-Free Baby Wipes are made from sustainably harvested oeko-tex certified bamboo spunlace, giving each wipe the strength of bamboo and the softness of sugarcane. Wipe away, mamas!

Pro tip: Each wipe is also enriched with Vitamin E, chamomile flower, and aloe leaf for a more soothing touch on baby’s most sensitive parts.

Babyletto

$499

3. For mother nature approved naps: Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 Convertible Crib

Getting your baby down for a nap can be a challenge, but here’s something that will help you sleep easier: This stylish Hudson crib from Babyletto is not only chic and functional, it’s also made from sustainable New Zealand pine and available in four non-toxic lead- and phthalate-safe finishes. Sweet dreams, little ones.

Pro tip: The crib also converts to a toddler bed (with included toddler rail) or a daybed — talk about a sweet investment.

Avocado Organic Crib Mattress

Avocado

$279

4. For safer, healthier sleep: Avocado Organic Crib Mattress

Finish off that eco-friendly crib with the mattress it deserves! Since babies can spend up to 20 hours per day sleeping, it’s imperative that the surfaces they’re snuggled up to are free of chemicals and toxins. The Avocado Organic crib mattress is handmade with certified organic cotton, wool, and latex that is responsibly and sustainably harvested in India making it one of the safest choices on the market. Everything in their affordable eco-friendly line is made in LA at their GOTS certified factory and comes with a 25-year warranty. Now that’s something to rest easy about!

Pro tip: With a clever dual-sided design, it features a firmer surface for infants and a softer one for toddlers, so it grows right along with them.

Burt's Bees Crib Sheet

Burt's Bees

$17.99

5. For a safer, healthier sleep x2: Burt's Bees Organic Cotton Crib Sheet

Given the amount of time little ones spend sleeping, only the best, most pure crib sheets will do. Burt’s Bees fitted crib sheets are not only made from 100% GOTS certified cotton that’s breathable and soft, but they’re incredible wallet-friendly as well.

Pro tip: They’re available in bassinet and mini crib sizes as well!

Mushie

$17.99

6. For a more responsible wrap: Mushie Organic Swaddles

Swaddle blankets are like the Swiss army knife of mamahood. From naptime snuggles to nursing covers (and even emergency spit-up catchers), there are countless ways they come in handy. Mushie’s super soft, breathable baby swaddled are made from 100% organic cotton and come in a rainbow of gorgeous colors that are as pure as baby’s skin itself.

Pro tip: Mushie’s organic swaddles are machine washable (yay!), and the fabric is designed to keep its softness wash after wash (after wash…).

Apple Park Organic Farm Buddies Blankie

Apple Park

$17.99

7. For cuddles with a conscience: Apple Park Organic Farm Buddies Blankie

The last thing you want to worry about during playtime is questionable toy materials. We love these Organic Farm Buddies from Apple Park because they’re made from 100% organic cotton and hypoallergenic sustainable corn fiber filling — even the packaging is made from recycled paper printed with soy ink!

Pro tip: They also carry bibsrattles, and other toys, so stock up now.

Philips

$37.95

8. For safer sips: Philips Avent Natural Glass Baby Bottles

While most baby bottles are BPA-free, there’s still a risk of any kind of plastic leaching into your baby’s food and drinks — especially when heated. Skip the stress with a set of Philips Avent’s Natural Glass Bottles, which are designed to resist breakage and sterilize easily.

Pro tip: The glasses are also recyclable so you can keep the good going after your baby moves on to a sippy cup.

Force of Nature

Force of Nature

$56

9. For cleaning without chemicals: Force of Nature

Cleaning without the use of any chemicals? It’s totally possible! The Force of Nature Cleaning and Sanitizing System converts salt, water and vinegar into an impressively powerful multi-surface cleaner and disinfectant. And natural doesn’t mean less effective! The resulting formula kills 99.9% of germs and is on the EPA’s List N (the disinfectants approved for use against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19.)

Pro tip: Since Force of Nature is free of all the yucky stuff like dyes, preservatives, surfactants, bleach, quats, and alcohol, you can feel safe using it on any surface your baby comes in contact with.

Healthynest

Healthybaby

$60

10. To get laundry clean and green: Healthybaby

For such small people, babies sure do make their fair share of laundry. And while there are plenty of baby-safe detergents out there, only one has been developed specifically for baby and baby’s environment. Healthybaby—the brand responsible for the first EWG-verified diaper—is leading the charge when it comes to creating home cleaning products that are gentle on baby’s microbiome, nontoxic and neurologically safe for baby’s home environment. Their laundry concentrate is 100% plant and mineral-based and made in California in a solar-powered facility. (Check out their EWG-verified home and skincare systems as well!)

Pro-tip: Each bottle provides about 170 loads which means less waste in landfills.

Squooshi Reusable Food Pouches

Squooshi

$9.99

11. For a lunch that won't end up in a landfill: Squooshi Reusable Food Pouches

If you’re like us, you probably always feel a twinge of guilt tossing those pre-made baby food squeezy packs. Skip the guilt (and keep the convenience) by filling your own reusable pouches from Squooshi. These charming pouches are BPA-, lead-, phthlate- and PVC-free, and you can use them again and again. Plus, they’re more cost-effective so your wallet will thank you too.

Pro tip: The pouches are dishwasher safe on the top rack, just rinse before you pop them in your dishwasher.

Kiss Kiss Goodnight Discovery-kit

Kiss Kiss Goodnight

$34

12. For smooth, safe skin: Kiss Kiss Goodnight

There’s nothing more pure and precious than your baby’s skin—which means the products you put on it should be as well. Kiss Kiss Goodnight’s line of baby care is not only plant-based and made with the gentlest botanicals in the world, it’s also evidence-based, assuring that it won’t disrupt their microbiome and delicate skin-barrier. With high-quality organic and wild-crafted ingredients, their nourishing formulas are as wonderful for eczema, cradle cap and diaper rash as they are for the planet.

Pro tip: Their unique and hydrating cleansing balm isn’t just for babies. Mamas, you might just find it’s the best eye make-up remover and shaving cream you’ve ever used.