Preparing to bring a whole new human into the world is understandably an overwhelming thing to do. For such cute and tiny people, they sure do seem to need a lot of stuff. That’s where these eco-friendly and organic baby products come in.
These items will help you navigate your baby registry in a much more planet-friendly way. You’ll find a sustainable version of just about everything you need to welcome your baby into the world, from eco-friendly diapers to convertible cribs. You’ll also find products with multi-purposes, allowing you to live more minimally. Here are our top picks.
Eco-Friendly Products for Your Baby Registry
1. Sustainable Diapers
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), around 3.3 million tons of disposable diapers were sent to the landfill in 2018. Reusable cloth diapers, on the other hand, can be just as effective and comfortable for your baby. Because you can use them over and over again (just run them through the wash!), they drastically cut down on the waste you’re producing.
If you’re still iffy about using cloth diapers, no worries: There are disposable options that are biodegradable and made with sustainably-sourced materials. Aka much better for the planet than typical options you’ll find on store shelves.
Esembly Cloth Diaper System, Prices Vary
Make changing your baby more gentle on the planet with Esembly’s cloth diapers. The inner portion is absorbent and made of soft, organic cotton, while the outer is waterproof Oeko-Tex certified recycled fabric. Together, they make an unstoppable reusable diaper that’ll keep your baby both comfy and happy.
Ecoriginals Diapers, $20
Want a sustainable diaper but not ready for reusables? Ecoriginal’s eco-friendly diapers are the option for you. These plant-based diapers are made of pure cotton, sustainably-sourced wood pulp, and non-GMO cornstarch. Not only that, but they’re also more than 90 percent biodegradable.
2. Nursery Furniture
Preparing a cozy nursery for your little one includes finding the right furniture to make them feel at home. By being a more conscious consumer and choosing to invest in eco-friendly furniture instead of fast furniture, you’re also choosing to better the planet. While prices may be higher on some of these items, you get your money’s worth. There are plenty of pieces that are made to transition your child from infancy to toddlerhood with classic looks that will stand the test of time.
Nestig Wave Crib, $599
Nestig’s Wave Crib is a popular baby registry pick for good reason. It’s constructed with sustainably-harvested solid Brazilian Pine, giving it a modern look that elevates any nursery. It also works as a mini-crib, full crib, and a toddler bed, so you won’t have to worry about buying your kiddo a new bed for years.
Even with the inevitable sleepless nights to come, your baby should still have a plush mattress to rest on. Avocado’s crib mattress is made with certified organic cotton (organic baby products for the win!), wool, and latex. Its dual-sided design also offers different levels of firmness to support your baby as it grows into toddlerhood.
3. Car Seats
When you’re showing your baby off at the grandparents’ house, restaurants, and beyond, you want something safe and comfortable to get your kiddo from point A to point B. Finding eco-friendly car seats isn’t an easy feat, but there are some sustainably-made options that have the planet and your little one in mind.
Keep your baby safe and secure with this car seat by Nuna. It’s made with a Merino wool and TENCEL lyocell fabric blend that’s both soft and comfy for your baby. It also features a five point harness and side impact protection to keep your little one in place, even on the bumpiest car rides.
Both the environment and your baby can always use some TLC. Babies have especially sensitive skin, so they need the best of the best when it comes to what’s used on their bodies. Eco-friendly self-care products often use organic, sustainably-sourced materials that are gentle and nourishing.
This hooded towel by Ettitude helps you dry your little one off in the most adorable way possible. The baby registry pick is made with 100 percent organic bamboo, is hypoallergenic, and is great for bath time or a beach day. The hood keeps them extra warm and cozy.
Yep, this kit is for both you and your baby. Mini Bloom’s Discovery Kit features a 2-in-1 wash, hair detangling treatment, diaper rash relief cream, and a USDA organic nipple balm. That way, both of you can feel clean, refreshed, and relaxed after a long day.
5. Sustainable Clothing
Though your baby may grow out of their clothing pretty quickly, opting for slow fashion options still pays off in the long run. Both your kiddo and Mother Earth will thank you for choosing soft, eco-friendly, and organic baby products that won’t cause them discomfort. These sustainably-made baby registry options are made with materials that will last forever, so your baby can stay fashionable and sustainable for as long as they fit. They also make great hand-me-downs.
Make the first fabric you hold your baby in both supremely soft and sustainable. This Hospital Cuddle Box from Monica + Andy features a coming home blanket and a top knot hat that’s made of GOTS certified organic cotton, allowing you to welcome your baby into the world with something that’ll be gentle on them and the Earth.
Sustainable and stylish can go hand-in-hand. Your baby will be extra comfy in these organic pajamas by Goumi. They’re cool in the heat and warm in the cold, great for sensitive skin, make diaper changes easy, and convert to open toes to help regulate your child’s temperature. Baby clothes don’t get much better.
6. Eco-Friendly Toys
Babies may not know much (yet!), but they still want to have a good time. By choosing eco-friendly toys, your kiddo can play safely and sustainably. Made with durable materials like sustainably-sourced wood, eco-friendly toys promote learning and discovery while producing a smaller carbon footprint than their plastic counterparts.
Lovevery Play Gym, $140
May your baby never be bored with this play gym by Lovevery. It’s decked out with gentle toys and accessories that are made to stimulate and promote learning. Plus, it’s made with sustainably-sourced wood and ships carbon neutral.
7. Organic Food and Feeding Accessories
One of the most important things to take into consideration is what you feed your baby. Organic infant formula helps minimize your infant’s exposure to pesticide residues and chemicals, all while nourishing them and supporting their rapid growth. And eco-friendly feeding accessories—such as bibs and burp cloths—make for a more sustainable feeding experience.
Bobbie Organic Infant Formula, Prices Vary
Bobbie’s Organic Infant Formula offers complete nutrition and is modeled after breast milk. It’s designed to nourish, supports immunity, and is easy on your baby’s tummy.
Instead of buying burp cloths, opt for these dish towels made from 100 percent organic cotton. Not only do they work as burp cloths for your baby, but they also make great towels for kitchen clean-ups and drying dishes. Gotta love having multi-use items on your baby registry!
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