30 Must-Have Eco-Friendly Products for the Green Family
An eco-friendly mama has to have coconut oil. Not only is it healthy to cook and bake with, but it can heal sunburns, diaper rash, bug bites, soothe cracked nipples, and act as a moisturizer.
ThinkBaby Bottles are BPA-free and recyclable. But it doesn’t stop there—these bottles are long lasting and once you’re done bottle feeding, they can convert into sippy cups. You can use these again and again!
The Green Seat
The Green Seat is the first convertible car seat that uses fabrics that are free of BFRs, or Brominated Flame Retardants. Plus, when your baby is done with the car seat, Orbit Baby offers a recycling program to get rid of the car seat in an eco-conscious way.
Babyletto Hudson Three-in-One Convertible Crib
The Babyletto bed is made from sustainable New Zealand pine. Plus, it converts from a crib to a toddler bed to a daybed, which means you’ll be able to use it for years.
Organic cotton fitted crib sheets
Your baby might spend the majority of their time in the crib, so it’s important to have high quality sheets made of organic cotton to keep your little one safe and snug. Plus, it’s easy to find them online or in stores.
Land of Nod Organic Swaddling Set
This organic swaddling set is great for keeping newborns tightly wrapped and snug, while being non-toxic and made with organic cotton.
Serena & Lily paints
Serena & Lily Color Collection paints are perfect for painting your little one’s room. They are low odor, eco-friendly, and contain no toxins or chemical solvents.
Organic Ergo Baby Carrier
Green mamas tend to prefer baby wearing to strollers, and there are a variety of options available: slings, wraps, and structured carriers. Ergobaby has an ergonomic, easy-to-use organic baby carrier that’s excellent.
The Ultimate Eco Dinnerware
Bamboo Studios offers us eco-friendly dinnerware made from bamboo for your baby’s dining needs. It has the durability of plastic without all the harsh chemicals. Plus, it has super cute designs!
Stay green and support eco-conscious farmers by buying organic food for your little one. If it’s too expensive, check out the Environmental Watch Group’s annual lists of “Dirty Dozen” to see which foods have the most pesticide usage, and only buy those organic.
Automatic night light
You can conserve energy while still providing your child with a night light. Try to find one that has an automatic dusk-to-dawn sensor and make sure to use eco-friendly light bulbs in it.
Organic baby clothes
Don’t be tempted by the frills and sharp colors of expensive baby clothes. Go for a more natural option–such as baby clothes made from organic cotton or hemp. Or, buy only secondhand clothes–that’s one of the greenest (and cheapest) choices you can make!
Green mamas love to use cloth diapers. Disposable diapers take hundreds of years to decompose, and your baby will use thousands of them before he or she is potty trained! There are thousands of kinds to choose from, so do your research and try different brands to see which one your baby likes best.
If you’re using cloth diapers, why would you need to use disposable wipes to go with it? Just buy some cloth wipes and spray some water and essential oil onto the wipe, then toss it into the laundry with the cloth diaper. Saves time and money! Plus, you can cut up an old receiving blanket if you don’t want to waste money on cloth wipes.
Diaper sprayers will make cloth diapering so much easier. Attach the hose to your toilet then spray solids and poop off of the diaper before putting it into the diaper pail.
GroVia Diaper Balm Stick
The GroVia Diaper Balm Stick is organic, all-natural diaper balm! It contains no petroleum and can be safely used with cloth diapers or disposable diapers. Plus, it clears up diaper rash in a snap!
Rockin’ Green Cloth Diaper Detergent
To keep your cloth diapers in their best condition, you can’t use regular ol’ laundry detergent. It will cause build-up and make your diapers less absorbent. Instead, try Rockin’ Green Cloth Diaper Detergent. It’s a good price and very effective.
Seventh Generation Disposable Diapers
If cloth diapering isn’t for you or if you need to use disposables for a bit, you can still choose the green option. Seventh Generation disposable diapers are chlorine-free, unbleached, and eco-conscious.
Little Twig Tangerine Baby Wash
Little Twig Tangerine Baby Wash smells SO GOOD that mom might want to use it herself. It’s dermatologist-tested, perfect for newborns, paraben-, sulfate- and phthalate-free. And it’s made with essential oils, vitamin E, and aloe.
Burt’s Bees Gentle Soothing Ointment
All of Burt’s Bees’ products are 99.9% natural, and this one is no different. It’s a soothing ointment made especially for babies, and it can act as a lotion. With vanilla, lavender, and shea butter, it’s perfect to put on baby right before bed.
Mambino Bug Away Bug Repellent
You definitely want to keep bugs away from your children, but do you want to spray harsh chemicals and pesticides on them? Mambino Bug Away Bug Repellent offers a solution: a baby-safe, non-toxic, non-chemical bug repellent that’s made with natural ingredients.
Honest Company cleaning products
For only $36 a month, The Honest Company, founded by Jessica Alba, will provide you with a care package of non-toxic, natural, and organic supplies such as laundry detergent, shampoo, body lotion, hand soap and healing balm. You can also get diapers and wipes.
Organic cotton nursing pads
Breastfeeding is a great eco-friendly choice for your baby. If you leak, however, you will want to get some organic cotton nursing pads to put in your bra. They are reusable, super absorbent, and washable.
Vermont Organics Infant Formula
If you can’t or don’t want to breastfeed, you can still feel confident in your choice! There are a variety of organic infant formulas made with milk from happy, grass-fed cows. They also have soy versions and sensitive tummy versions if your baby has a sensitivity or allergy.
Whether you’re blending up organic purees or doing baby-led weaning with your child, starting your baby on solids can be daunting. Make it easier by putting food for your baby to chew on in naturally made mesh feeders.
Ju-Ju-Be Beat Neat Bibs
These cool bibs are made with teflon so that stains don’t stick. That way, you don’t have to wash your bibs over and over again trying to get stains out–you can simply wipe away the excess!
When your baby starts teething, they’re going to want to chew on EVERYTHING. Give them something to gnaw on that isn’t harmful–such as Chewbeads. You wear the fashion-forward necklace and when you’re holding your little one, they can chew on the non-toxic silicone beads.
Green Toys Safe Seas Set
The Green Toys Safe Seas set is a win-win in a lot of ways. It’s a non-toxic submarine to play with in the bath tub, a book for post-bath reading, and every purchase benefits Sustainable Surf, an organization dedicated to protecting the ocean.
Plan Toys Baby Gym
Plan Toys is the first company to utilize rubberwood in their toy creation. All of their toys are completely safe for your child’s play room, and it’s easy to take apart and clean.
Green Toys’ Shape Sorter
There are so many shape sorters you can buy, but the one from Green Toys is made from recycled materials, AND you can put the pieces in the dishwasher.
Cotti Pure Nature Organic Towel Doll
Towel dolls are great for babies and grow with them well into their childhood. They are made with organic cotton which is great for the environment–plus they’re super soft and feel good against your baby’s skin.
Wonderworld Stacking Rings
Wonderworld offers a great stacking set because it’s made from rubberwood, which is sustainable, and soft biodegradable fabrics. Your toddler will love it!