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10 Favorite Green Baby Products

 

The little things can make a big difference when it comes to your family's health and the planet's wellbeing. We've gathered some of our favorite products—from wipes to bottles to toys and more—that are a little gentler on the earth and growing bodies and minds.

  1. The Honest Company Wipes
  2. The Honest Company Wipes

    Conventional wipes have a host of chemicals (parabens, phthalates, propelyne glycol, etc.) that some moms want to avoid. The eco ones have paired down ingredient lists and are often made with materials that are kinder to baby and the planet. Honest Wipes get high ratings from green moms for having safe ingredients, being chlorine-free, sustainably harvested, and biodegradable.

    $4.95 a pack at honest.com

  3. Green Toys
  4. This company makes adorable toys in the U.S.A. out of eco-friendly materials like recycled plastic from milk containers. They're BPA-, phthalate, and paraben-free and also: fun! Airplanes, trucks, tea sets, shape-sorters, teethers, and more will keep your wee one safely playing for hours.

    At greentoys.com

  5. American Baby Organic Cotton Velour Sheets
  6. American Baby Organic Cotton Velour Sheets

    These sheets are not only 80% organic cotton, they're warm and deliciously cozy.

    $17.99 at Amazon

  7. Lifefactory Bottles
  8. Lifefactory Bottles

    Now with some BPA-free plastics allegedly having other unappealing, non-disclosed ingredients in them, many eco-minded moms are switching to glass. This inert, washable, fully heatable, non-mysterious substance is ideal for holding baby's milk. Lifefactory's glass bottles come with a colorful silicone cover and medical grade silicone nipples. And once baby's moved on, you can get a sippy lid, and eventually a flat lid to use as a water bottle for mama!

    $14.99 for a 4oz bottle at lifefactory.com

  9. Seventh Generation Laundry Detergent
  10. Seventh Generation Laundry Detergent

    A lot of mainstream laundry detergents can be rough on babies' super-sensitive, brand-new skin. Enter Seventh Generation Baby, which is extra easy on that skin and the environment. The price looks high, but it's ultra-concentrated so you only need a little bit.

    $28.99 for two 40 oz. jugs at Amazon

  11. Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
  12. Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

    Dear Coconut Oil: We love you. You're good for diaper rash, cradle cap, random weird skin things and so much more. Plus, you're all-natural, a single ingredient, and smell like the beach. Love, Mom365.

    Costco and Trader Joe's have well-priced versions.

  13. Organic Cotton Lovey
  14. Organic Cotton Lovey

    The time will come when you'll want to soothe your baby, extra. At this point, experts often advise the use of a "lovie," basically a cuddly little something baby can hold to help her self-soothe. Most docs say this is safe at 6 months and that the lovie must be small enough to not be a suffocation hazard and not so small it's a choking hazard. Enter: Miyim Simply Organic Lovie Blankie. They come in four adorable animals and are smooth, velvety, and indeed, comforting to the touch.

    $14 at Amazon

  15. Green Tones Musical Instruments
  16. Green Tones Musical Instruments

    When baby starts sitting up, he'll start being able to play with things. This is your moment to bring in some music! Green Tones makes cute, fun instruments from sustainably harvested woods and non-toxic paints. We especially love their animal wood shakers, which even the tiniest babies will love to hear as they start to learn about rhythm and can get their very tiny groove on.

    At gogreentones.com

  17. Baby Gap's Organic Cotton Clothing
  18. Baby Gap's Organic Cotton Clothing

    Many moms will tell you they love Baby Gap. It's easy to get the bodysuits over baby's head, the fabrics are soft, and the designs are cute. And when they have those 40% off sales (which they do, often!), prices are comparable to Carter's. So green-thinking moms really love their line of organic cotton clothes. All of the above, plus no pesticides ever touched one of the fibers. Sweet!

    At Gap.com

  19. Raising Baby Green Book
  20. Raising Baby Green Book

    The book Raising Baby Green: The Earth-Friendly Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Careis full of great info on everything from creating a green nursery to keeping a non-toxic garden to finding eco cleaning products that work. Written by pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene, it's got evidence-based mini guides and cheat sheets to help you navigate everything from foods to plastics.

    $12 at Amazon

 

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