The ecofabulous Baby & Young Child Guide: Gear
The fourth and final guide in our ecofabulous baby series, this one’s all about the extra gear. A round-up of some of our favorite products and companies that provide both eco and fabulous options, we think these picks make caring for your little one easy, healthy and stylish at the same time. For info on baby care products, a list of eco-friendly toys, and the most adorable organic clothing, take a look at our previous guides.
Leave a comment below if you have other favorite sustainable companies for little ones, we’d love to hear from you!
|ERGObaby Organic Carrier:
The ERGObaby organic carrier allows for hands-free carrying while still being completely connected to your baby. Plus, with the newly released organic cotton Petunia Pickle Bottom styles, it’s more like adding an accessory instead of a bulky carrier ($160).
|Oeuf Convertible Crib:
Before you know it you’ll go from changing diapers to sending them off to their first day at pre-school! This FSC-certified crib with non-toxic water-based finishes grows with you and your child, easily transforming into a toddler bed with a simple kit ($250-$940).
With one baby averaging 6,000 diaper changes, that disposable impact equates to 715 pounds of plastic! Choose from either Cradle to Cradle certified biodegradable diapers or cloth inserts, and pair with colorful washable gPants diaper covers ($17.99).
|Lifefactory Baby Bottles:
Glass is the safest material available (guaranteed to be free of BPA, phthalates and other harmful chemicals) and also tastes the best to drink from, so why offer your little one anything else? The modern designed silicone sleeves prevent breakage and offer a does of daily bright color ($14.49).
|Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair:
Like the crib to bed above, this chair is designed to grow with your child. Aside from being made of wood from replanted forests with low-VOC finishes, the depth and height can be adjusted to uniquely fit your child ($249).
|Serena & Lily Organic Crib Mattress:
Of all the pieces in a baby’s life that should be toxin-free, make sure to invest in an organic crib mattress free of flame retardants and other harsh chemicals. Serena & Lily’s mattress is a blend of 100% certified organic cotton and wool, a naturally fire retardant, moisture-wicking material ($460).
|3 Sprouts Hooded Organic Animal Towels:
These organic cotton hooded towels are perfect for your own little animal, whether poolside or by the bath ($35.99).
|Apple & Bee Organic Cotton Nappy Mat:
With an entire eco-friendly collection for kids and babies, you’ll have to resist snatching up the whole bunch of bags and accessories! If we were to choose just one, it’d be the adorable organic cotton nappy mats, coated with a recycled PET waterproof finish for an easy wipe down ($29.95).
|Hushamok Organic Baby Hammock:
A lightweight aluminum stand and 100% organic cotton baby hammock come together to form a modern day alternative to the traditional bassinet ($409). The swinging and rocking motion will soothe young ones right to sleep (which means more snooze time for you too!).
|OiOi Organic Cotton Diaper Bag:
Talk about a hot mama! This 100% organic cotton diaper bag has a trendy ikat design to keep you looking hip and not screaming “hi, it’s a mom bag.” Rest assured you get all the details and design a mom needs, including an insulated bottle pocket, fixed stroller straps, a wet purse and wipes case ($140).
|Method All-Purpose Cleaner with New Powergreen™ Technology:
When juggling life with a newborn, who doesn’t want to simplify the cleaning process? Enter Method’s All-Purpose Cleaner with new Powergreen Technology, a cutting-edge green chemistry that harnesses the strength of naturally derived, non-toxic ingredients (think corn-based cleaning salts and coco oil derived surfactants) to deliver a mighty cleaning punch ($3.99).
|Honey Dumplings Buckwheat Baby Mat:
Filled with organic buckwheat hulls (a natural material that requires no pesticides or fertilizers), honey dumpling’s baby mat shifts to form around your young one’s shape. The easily moldable mat is covered in a super-soft bamboo case that can be removed for washing. Use as a staple in the baby’s crib or easily roll up and take with you for traveling to ensure for the sweetest of dreams ($88).
|Modern Twist Silicone Placemats:
These hand silk-screened silicone mats keep mealtime in its place. Plus they are easily foldable for traveling, and as kids age, will nurture the inner artist – all mats are designed to be colored on with washable non-toxic markers. Wipe off to reveal a clean slate for the next meal ($20).
|Mimi the Sardine Organic Cotton Backpack:
As play dates begin, kids will love carrying their own toys and snacks (as will parents!) in these bright colored organic cotton backpacks ($38.95).