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Looking for the best eco friendly baby products?
Investing in greener baby products generally means you’re choosing a product that’s healthier for baby & the planet.
Many man-made materials & plastics contain, or leach chemicals – so choosing organic cotton clothing over man-made materials, or ditching plastic for materials such as bamboo, are often safer options.
Similarly, eco friendly baby products, made with sustainability in mind, are also a great way to ensure a product limits its impact on the environment. This could be through greener production methods, better conditions for workers or safer materials that limit chemicals or biodegrade easily.
Fortunately, not all eco friendly baby products need to cost the earth either. So by investing a little more in your baby essentials, you can benefit the environment, as well as baby’s sensitive skin.
Here are 15 eco friendly baby products that use organic materials, are sustainably produced or cut out plastic.
15 Eco Friendly Baby Products
1 – Comotomo Eco Friendly Baby Bottle
Plastic baby bottles are cheap & durable. However, science suggests they may still pose some risk of exposure to chemicals & micro plastics.
So opting for an eco friendly glass, silicone or stainless steel baby bottle is likely a healthier choice to make.
This silicone baby bottle from Comotomo is a huge seller, plus it’s designed to mimic breast feeding & reduce colic. Listed as BPA, PVC & Phthalate free.
2 – Ecopiggy Natural Rubber Pacifier
Choosing a pacifier that’s made of 100% natural rubber, makes a greener option than cheap plastic teethers, which often contain colorants & chemical softeners. Rubber is also biodegradable.
This eco friendly pacifier from Ecopiggy is 100% natural rubber, PVC, BPA & phthalate free. It also free of chemical softeners & artificial colorants.
3 – ALVABABY Cloth Diapers
It’s estimated 3 billion diapers are thrown away every year in the UK alone. Many popular disposable diapers also contain fragrances, which may contain phthalates.
If reverting to the old style cloth diaper & safety pin seems a sustainable stretch too far, these eco friendly cloth nappies from ALVABABY are cute & easy to use. Outer shell & diaper insert are both reusable, plus they’re adjustable & should save you money over time.
4 – Naturepedic Organic Changing Pad
Many baby changing pads can be surprisingly full of chemicals, such as flame retardants. Choosing a Greenguard Gold Certified change pad helps you identify eco friendly baby products with low chemical emissions, making them healthier for baby & the environment.
This Greenguard Gold Certified change pad from Naturepedic is free from flame retardants, vinyl, PVC, & phthalates. It also features a GOTS organic cotton fabric cover.
5 – Eco Friendly WaterWipes
Many baby wipes contain chemicals, which may irritate sensitive skin & contribute to nappy rash. Many also contain contain plastic, which means they’re not naturally biodegradable.
These eco friendly baby wipes, from WaterWipes not only cut out harsh chemicals, they’re also compostable, plant based, 99.9% water & plastic-free.
6 – Stainless Steel Snack Pots
Research suggests plastics leach chemicals when scratched or heated. Plastic is also a huge source of pollution, with much of it ending up in landfill.
Switching to stainless steel snack/baby food pots bypasses plastic, plus stainless steel is highly durable.
These cute snack pots from Sukki are made from food grade materials (stainless steel & silicone), plus they’re leak-proof, easy to open & BPA free.
7 – Bamboo Baby Bowl
Bamboo is a highly sustainable & renewable source, making it a good choice for eco baby products.
This stylish bamboo baby bowl from Avancy is crafted from natural bamboo & includes a complimentary spoon & non slip suction ring. Made from natural bamboo & silicone, it’s long lasting, BPA, PVC, lead & phthalate free.
8 – Mishue Silicone Baby Bib
Highly durable, silicone doesn’t break down into dangerous micro pieces, like plastic, making it an eco-friendly choice for baby products.
These best selling silicone bibs from Mishue come in a range of colours & designs, plus they”re BPA & phthalate free.
Bibs are also stain & moisture resistant & feature a deep front pocket to capture those stray bits of food…
9 – Vulli Sophie The Giraffe
Ditch the plastic in many everyday baby teethers for the classic & much loved Sophie La Girafe.
Made from 100% natural rubber, from the Hevea tree, Sophie’s been the ‘go to’ baby teether for over 55 years.
The eco friendly paints are food safe & use natural pigments. BPA, phthalate, latex & lead free.
10 – Non Toxic Baby Bathtub
It’s impossible to protect babies from toxins all the time, but it helps to limit them at bath time, as their skin is so sensitive & porous.
This Naked Collapsible Bathtub from Boon is made without BPA, PVC, and phthalates, plus it’s suitable for newborns & toddlers up to 18 months.
Boon’s Soak 3 Stage Bathtub is a cheaper option, but it’s only listed as BPA free.
11 – Earth Mama Baby Wash
Using ‘Nature’ as their pharmacy, Earth Mama use the healing power of natural herbs in their baby products.
With an emphasis on ingredients that are safe, non toxic and gentle on baby, the Calming Lavender Baby Wash is a popular choice. Or for a non scented option designed for sensitive skin, try the Simply No Scents Baby Wash with organic calendula.
12 – Burt’s Bees Organic Wearable Blanket
Burt’s Bees have been creating ‘Earth Friendly’ products since the 80’s & their wearable baby blanket is a bestseller (or try their organic swaddle blankets).
Made from GOTS Certified organic cotton, the blanket is designed to keep baby warm, cozy & secure, without the need for loose crib blankets. Naturally breathable, cute & durable, you can also pair it up with Burt’s Bees Organic Cotton Pyjamas.
13 – Boba Organic Baby Sling
Put off the expensive baby buggy for the bonding benefits of baby wearing, with this organic Boba baby wrap.
Made from 99% organic cotton (& 1% Spandex), this eco friendly baby sling is affordable, simple to use, soft & machine washable.
Suitable for newborns & children up to 35 lbs.
14 – Burt’s Bees Organic Baby Bodysuits
Organic cotton is grown without the use of fertilisers or harmful pesticides, making it a more eco friendly choice for baby & the environment.
These Burt’s Bees long & short-sleeved bodysuits are made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton & feature a lap shoulder style to make them easier to slip on & off.
Beautifully soft & simple to secure via the snap closures.
15 – Green Toys Baby Stacking Cups
Made from recycled plastic milk jugs, Green Toys help divert plastic from landfills, saving energy & reducing our carbon footprint.
BPA, Phthalates and PVC free, these award winning, non toxic toys, range from eco friendly baby stacking cups to bath friendly submarines, tea sets & their best selling ferry boat.
Eco Friendly Baby Products – Conclusion
Choosing eco friendly baby products is generally a safer, healthier option for baby – whether it be choosing organic cotton over more synthetic materials (which often undergo very chemical laden production processes), or opting for eco friendly baby bottles or bath toys, over plastic ones.
Eco friendly baby products are usually a much better choice for the environment & planet too.
Whether you choose to use washable nappies (an estimated 3 billion nappies are thrown away every year in the UK alone) or eco friendly toys made, from recycled materials, our sustainable choices really can make a difference.
Fair Trade baby products are another eco friendly option to consider, as the Fair Trade Standard aims to ensures a product is ethically made.