27 Eco-Friendly Baby Products That Every Environmentally Friendly Mom Should Have
Preparing for a baby's arrival can be a very exciting time. Deciding on decorations for the nursery, stocking up on diapers, collecting onesies and outfits, and picking out a crib can all be very fun. But if you're an environmentally conscious mom, something important to keep in mind while shopping for these items is: Are they eco-friendly and made of natural components that will be safe for the baby?
Thankfully, there are many natural products on the market that are not only safer for the health of mom and baby, but are also better for the environment. From baby rugs and wall hangings to natural diapers and nontoxic play mats, these products will ensure both parent and child can live their best eco-friendly lives.
Wee Gallery x Toki Mats Adventures Await Play Mat
Wee Gallery x Toki Mats Adventures Await Play Mat ($145) is made of foam from sap trees, making it the perfect nontoxic mat for babies and children alike to play on.
Lorena Canals Basket
Lorena Canals Basket ($59) is perfect for storing baby's blankets and toys. This eco-friendly tasseled basket, which is made from 100 percent natural cotton and nontoxic dyes, comes in 11 different colors and can easily be cleaned in a conventional washing machine.
Send Ribbon's Bundle of Joy Giftbag
Giving or receiving the Send Ribbon (an online gift company that gives back to charitable causes) Bundle of Joy Giftbag ($70), is an eco-friendly mama's dream! Each gift bag comes complete with an array of items from brands such as Aden & Anais, Chengoo, and Doddle & Co., all of which are organic and safer for babies. Packaging is also made of greener canvas gift bags that can easily be reused.
Pottery Barn Hayden Crib
The beautiful and versatile Pottery Barn Hayden Crib ($249, originally $299) is GREENGUARD Gold Certified and low emitting, which means it's built to make sure the air you and your baby breathe is cleaner. Each GREENGUARD Gold Certified piece goes through a rigorous screening process to check for more than 10,000 chemicals and VOCs that are known to pollute indoor air.
Majka Nourishing Lactation Protein Powder
Majka Nourishing Lactation Protein Powder ($65) is designed by mothers for mothers to help fill the nutritional gaps nursing moms often find themselves in. Majka is non-GMO and dairy- and soy-free and also doesn't have synthetics, whey protein, or artificial sweeteners.
Nook Organic Niche Nursing Pillow
The award-winning Nook Organic Niche Nursing Pillow ($100) is made from 100 percent organic cotton from the US and has a removable, washable cover made from organic cotton and eucalyptus. It's even colored with water-based, organic dyes and has been dipped in NanoSphere, making it both liquid- and stain-resistant.
JoJo Maman BeBe Little Sapling Toys Bunny Wood Toy Teether
Great for teething babies, JoJo Maman BeBe Little Sapling Toys Bunny Wood Toy Teether ($15) is made from sustainably harvested hardwoods from North America that have not been treated with paints or dyes. The finishing of the teethers is also eco-friendly and made from local beeswax and organic jojoba oil.
Live Clean Baby Calming Bedtime Bubble Bath & Wash
Formulated from coconut and safflower oils to help keep baby's skin soft and smooth, Live Clean Baby Calming Bedtime Bubble Bath & Wash ($4, originally $7) is vegan and 97 percent plant-based. It's also free of parabens, sulfates, and harmful chemicals.
Oilogic Stuffy Nose & Cough Essential Oil Roll-On
Oilogic Stuffy Nose & Cough Essential Oil Roll-On ($10) is a great natural alternative to remedying baby's stuffy nose and cough. Made without any ingredients known for developmental toxins, carcinogens, harmful VOCs, and more, this essential oil roll-on is a must-have.
Haakaa Wooden Mushroom Bowl
The super-cute Haakaa Wooden Mushroom Bowl ($29) is made from sustainably harvested hardwoods from North America that have not been treated with paints or dyes. Formaldehyde or harsh glues of any kind are also never used in the production of Haakaa's products, and all items are phthalate-free, BPA-free, and food-safe.
ABBY & FINN Diaper Subscription
ABBY & FINN Diaper Subscription ($45 for three packs, amount of diapers depend on size) include diapers that are made from non-harmful substances – which means no chlorine, no latex, no chemicals, and no heavy metals. ABBY & FINN diapers are great for your baby and for the environment.