Hoping to bring up baby without ticking off Mama Earth? Looking for a baby gift for your pregnant Prius-driving-organic-gardening girlfriend? It's a snap with these eco-friendly products for little ones.
Here's a multitasker that'll make mamas happy: Born Free's bottles (and sippy cups, too) are non-toxic, bisphenol A-free, recyclable and even designed to cut down on colic.
This line of eco-friendly baby skin-care products pays it forward by donating a percentage of your purchase to the World Wide Orphans Foundation, which helps orphans around the globe. Super mild and full of luxurious organic ingredients, it'll make you want to save water ... by jumping in that bath with your babe!
Cloth on the outside, disposable and sustainable on the inside, gDiapers ends the cloth vs. disposable diaper debate by combining the best of both sides! You can even flush away the disposable liners, compost them (well, the pee-only ones) or toss them in the trash guilt-free since they're biodegradable.
One Step Ahead
If you just can't give up the disposables, you can green your changing table by trying Baby Spritz spray in place of non-biodegradable baby wipes. Use the spray with standard, flushable TP and your baby's booty will be eco-clean in no time.
Seventh Generation diapers are made without chlorine, and by leaving this pollution-causing stuff out of your kid's diaper, toxins are left out of your baby's air and water. These diapers have also nixed the latex and heavy fragrances found in most other brands, so they're great for sensitive bottoms.
If you'd love an organic cotton and wool crib mattress, but don't love the $300-and-up price tags, this soy-based version is a great alternative. Soybeans are a natural resource, meaning less crude oil and energy was used to produce it. And most importantly, the mattress provides firm, safe support for your most valuable natural resource!
When you're a parent, sleep is a precious natural resource! And parents will sleep better knowing their child's risk of SIDS is reduced by stripping the crib of blankets and instead zipping her into this organic, non-toxic, cotton sleep sack.
This hip bag is made from recycled plastic bottles! And just because it's super-eco-friendly doesn't mean it's not super-mom-friendly, too. It comes with a changing pad, see-through wipe case and a fleece pocket to protect your iPod/sunglasses/phone from being scratched.
The makers of these stylish strollers—modeled after the colorings of animals in danger of extinction, like the snow leopard—donate a portion of sales to the Wildlife Conservation Society and will help you recycle your stroller
when you're done with it.
Under the Nile
Get your baby to make buddies with vegetables now and it could be the start of a lifelong friendship. This 100 percent organic cotton teething toy is the perfect introduction to all of his leafy greens (and oranges). Broccoli, eggplant and tomato are also available, so plant the right seeds now and he may ask for a vegetable frittata birthday cake!
Earth's Best organic baby food isn't just a way to broadcast that you shop at Whole Foods—it's a way to ensure that no toxic chemicals or heavy metals get into your baby's bod. (But we confess: that we do love the eco-cute labels of diapered babies gardening.)
No chemicals will leech into your kid's (organic) oatmeal when you serve it in one of these colorful mini bowls made from organic bamboo. Plus, they're crafted by Vietnamese farmers using a renewable and plentiful resource, bamboo, so you'll be helping others and the earth Earth while helping yourself. A global win-win.