No matter how adorable and sweet and tiny those new little babies are, whoa mama, are they messy. From diaper blowouts to toy explosions to how-did-that-get-in-there-!? skin grime, you will not believe the amount of cleaning you will do once baby arrives. But clean has another meaning when you bring a perfect little one into this world -- it also means nontoxic and healthy. Because you want to give the very best start to the very best thing that ever came into your life, right?
To help you sort through the clutter, we’ve partnered with Dyson to bring you 15 clean and green baby registry picks to add to your list now.
The air in your home can be filled with pollutants. In fact, according to the EPA, it can be up to five times dirtier than the air outside! Dyson’s brand new air purifier removes 99.97% of allergens and pollutants as small as 0.3 microns from the air, it ensures your little one is breathing clean air in the home. It also heats with thermostat control in winter and serves as a cooling fan in summer. And it links to an app -- complete with remote control -- to keep you posted on your baby’s air quality in real time. Buy it here.
Wondering how you’ll ever get the house clean? Free up your hands by babywearing and scrub away! (Or pretend you scrubbed and eat ice cream instead.) Solly Baby’s soft but supportive wraps are made from exceptionally eco-friendly 100% Certified Lenzing Modal, sourced from the pulp of Austrian Beechwood trees. Buy it here.
Keep your baby’s tush (and landfills) clean by using cloth diapers. Today’s versions are hardly as confusing as you envision -- plus these Charlie Banana reusable diapers have washable inserts and come with specially made disposable pads for those times you need a little more ease in your (or grandma’s) life. These fashion prints have us going gaga. Buy it here.
Babies are often scared of vacuums -- and for good reason! They’re loud, come with scary cords and stir up dirt, which is a real bummer when you’re floor-bound and have tiny lungs. Dyson’s new V8 Absolute is a cord-free revelation that works (quietly) on hard floors and carpets, and includes HEPA filtration to capture allergens and expel cleaner air than the air you breathe! Buy it here.
Your baby’s going to love his clean-up routine in this fun Skip Hop tub. It’s got 3 configurations to suit the newborn, infant and sitting-up stages, and an adjustable sling to keep baby feeling secure. It’s also PVC and phthalate-free. Buy it here.
The tub can be a scary place for a newborn, especially because so many baby products are filled with yucky toxins. Clean your baby with clean products like these extra-gentle Tubby Todd basics. All products are formulated with 100% natural ingredients, and toxin, gluten, paraben, sulfate, artificial fragrance & color, BPA and animal cruelty-free. Buy it here.
Sometimes tidying up is futile. A better strategy? Hide it! Which is why when you’ve got a new baby, you can never have too many bins. This sturdy Land of Nod number is perfect for toys, clothes, shoes, laundry and more. And since it’s made from 100% certified organic cotton, you won’t freak out when baby climbs on in. Buy it here.
The laundry detergent you use to get your baby’s clothes clean might be dirtier than you think. Dapple’s version is made just for your baby, with ultra-mild ingredients. It’s hypoallergenic and free of SLS, SLES, artificial fragrances, dyes, parabens, phthalates, 1,4-dioxane, chlorine, formaldehyde, optical brighteners, and alcohol. Buy it here.
Any veteran mom will tell you: a humidifier is a nursery must-have. Dyson’s AM10 version is the trifecta: quiet, clean and long-lasting. It’s the first humidifier certified 99.9% bacteria-free by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America*, and can automatically adjust to the perfect humidity for up to 18 hours. It uses ultraviolet light to cleanse every drop of water and serves as a high-velocity fan in the summer so you never need to store it away. Buy it here.
Those cute little baby extremities can get pretty grimy. Fridababy’s new gift set includes their famous NoseFrida to keep that kissable nose clean, the Windi to help baby pass gas, and NailFrida to keep her tiny nails looking glam. While you’re at it, clean yourself up too (ahem) down there, using the Fridet postpartum peri bottle. Buy it here.
Living the clean life with baby extends beyond your home. When you’re on the go, bring this cool 7am bag along -- it serves as a diaper bag, toy carryall and even travel hamper. Plus it’s lightweight, attaches to your stroller and is machine-washable! Buy it here.
Once you smell that first poopie diaper, we promise you’ll trade in your regular trash can for a diaper pail. Munchkin makes some of the best, with built-in odor protection from Arm & Hammer. We love the look of the new Step Diaper Pail, and for every one purchased, Munchkin will plant a tree. How’s that for clean? Buy it here.
There’s enough to get stressed out about when it comes to baby’s sleep, so don’t make the mattress one of them. Newton’s Wovenaire crib mattress is as safe as it gets. Its core is made of air and food-grade polymer, and it’s wrapped in breathable fabric that unzips for easy washing. There’s no potentially toxic foam, latex, springs, glue or allergens, and it’s recyclable. Buy it here.
Make baby’s changes a little less complicated with Keekaroo’s changing pad. No cover required on this cozy, slip-resistant nook; its solid surface wipes down easily and limits bacterial growth. It’s also impermeable to fluids...and mama, there will be fluids. Buy it here.
Whether you get a little dribbler or a projectile vomiter, you’re gonna need to stock up on some burp clothes if you want to save those pretty shirts of yours. These Green Sprouts 100% organic cotton muslin numbers will be the new mom accessory you can’t live without. Buy it here.
Sometimes the best way to deal with a baby mess is to simply contain it. Guava Family’s super-light travel crib makes the perfect playspace for your baby -- in your home or someone else’s. Not only is it flame retardant, PVC, phthalates, lead & heavy metal-free, low-VOC and certified to the GREENGUARD GOLD eco-standards, it’s also completely breathable and has a clear mesh window so you can keep an eye on the mess. Buy it here.
Dyson photography by Lindsey Belle.
*The first humidifier certified asthma and allergy friendly™ by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.
**This post was sponsored by Dyson.