Raising an eco-conscious child can start with the choices you make at home. Here are ten products that love the planet as much as they do your little one.
1. 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.
2. For Mother Nature-approved naps: Mercer 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 Mercer 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.
3. For safer, healthier sleep: Nook Pebble Air Crib Mattress
Finish off that eco-friendly crib with the mattress it deserves! The Nook Pebble Air crib mattress is made certiPUR-US foam with internal air channels that maximize air flow. The non-toxic materials (including an organic cotton cover) and design also keep the design light — only seven pounds! — meaning less lugging for you when you change the sheet each week.
Pro tip: In fact, the super-soft cover is so pretty on it’s own, you can probably skip the crib sheet altogether!
4. For a more responsible wrap: aden + anais Organic Swaddles
We’ve long turned to aden + anais for super soft, breathable baby swaddles, but now the environment has a reason to love them too: Their organic swaddle blankets are made from GOTS-certified organic cotton thread grown in an environmentally and socially responsible way. Meaning you can feel nothing but good about all those extra baby snuggles coming your way.
Pro tip: aden + anais’ organic swaddles are machine washable (yay!), and the fabric is designed to keep it’s softness wash after wash (after wash...).
5. 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!
6. For safer sips: Philips Avent Natural Glass 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.
7. For cleaning without chemicals: Baby Care by e-cloth Cleaning Home Starter Kit
Cleaning without the use of any chemicals? It’s totally possible! The Chemical-free Cleaning Home Starter Kit from Baby Care by e-cloth comes with three clothes (blue for bathrooms, lilac for general use, and tan for glass and polishing) that remove dirt, grime, and over 99% of bacteria from the surfaces they’re designed to clean. Ready for the kicker? The only thing you add is water.
Pro tip: They’re machine washable. Yep, they might be perfect.
8. To get clean and green: Mrs. Meyer’s Kitchen Basics Set
If you can’t imagine cleaning without soap (or at least need something to fill the dispenser in your bathroom), we love Mrs. Meyer’s for a safer alternative to harsher cleansers. The Kitchen Basics Set is made from at least 97% naturally derived ingredients (such as coconut, corn, soy, or olive), and each item in it smells utterly amazing.
Pro tip: The Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaner is a great option for cleaning your baby’s highchair and toys.
9. 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.
10. For smooth, safe skin: Seventh Generation Coconut Care Skin Care
If you’re going to pay attention to one thing, make it what you put on your baby’s skin. The new Coconut Care Line from Seventh Generation is formulated with organic coconut oil without sulfates, parabens, phthalates or formaldehyde donors. The coconut oil comes from sustainable sources (good for the planet) and will make your baby smell like a dessert after every bath (great for you). Win-win!
Pro tip: The Baby Moisture Lotion is also a great option for baby massage (and you just might find yourself snagging some for your own skin too).
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