Earth Day is right around the corner and that makes it a perfect time to talk about why some parents are turning to eco-friendly products for their children. Along with some tips on what to look for when picking eco-friendly items, here are some of the top baby products to talk about and show the benefits for baby – and the Earth.
WHY ECO-FRIENDLY FOR BABY?
Look at what your baby spends a lot of time in and around. Those items (and what they are made of) are what your baby is breathing in and absorbing through their tiny body – at a very close proximity. As we learn more and more potential dangers in regards to toxic chemicals, parents are researching products, taking steps and making informed choices when it comes to what their child comes in contact with.
TOP ECO-FRIENDLY BABY GEAR AND ACCESSORIES
ORBIT BABY G2 STROLLER AND INFANT CAR SEAT
The first and only car seat and stroller on the market with organic and eco-friendly materials for baby is the Orbit Baby Infant Car Seat and G2 Stroller travel collection. All items from Orbit Baby are free from toxic chemicals, including brominated flame-retardants. Orbit Baby products meet all applicable flame retardancy standards without the use of potential harmful chemicals and offer parents some of the most amazing convenience and travel features I have seen to date. Check out our in-depth review of the Orbit Baby Infant Car Seat to learn more about the amazing features.
NOOK PEBBLE PURE CRIB MATTRESS
One product that your child will come in close contact with and for many years is the crib mattress. The products by Nook Sleep Systems are a healthy alternative to other sleep essentials on the market and provided families with added benefits for a safer and more peaceful sleep. The mattress shown on Fox 5 this morning is the Pebble Pure, which is a dual-sided design made with a certified organic coconut core and layered with one-inch of natural latex foam. Not only does it boast organic materials, a removable, water-resistant and washable cover, it contains natural fibers to naturally soothe baby to sleep. The Eucalyptus fibers, found in the Pure mattress, are one of nature’s best moisture absorbers, drawing moisture away from the child to allow for a continuous and comfortable night’s sleep.
Nook Pebble Pure Details
- Cover materials: Eucalyptus Organic Cotton, Zinc, Polyester, Easy-close Nylon Zipper
- Core Materials: Coconut Coir, Latex Foam
- Retails for $395
- Weighs: 25 pounds
- Available in colors: Blush (light pink), Cloud (white), Glass (light blue), Lawn (green) and Poppy (orange)
BRITAX BABY CARRIER ORGANIC
A baby carrier is a must for new parents – and if you’re like me, a must for the first few years. Because baby carriers are a convenient way to get stuff done while bonding with your baby, babies tend to spend a lot of time riding in carriers (and end up chewing and sucking on the straps as they get older). The Britax Baby Carrier Organic is made with 100 percent organic cotton fabrics and is designed to provide the highest level of long-wearing comfort for both parent and child. Check out our in-depth review of the Britax Baby Carrier to learn more about the amazing features of this versatile, eco-friendly baby carrier.
Britax Baby Carrier Organic Details
- Suitable from 8 pounds to 32 pounds.
- Three carry options.
- 100 percent organic cotton fabrics.
- Washable bibs included.
- CarryLong System reduces the risk of back and shoulder strain during extended wear by distributing the child’s weight across the shoulders, back and hips.
- Optional Seat Extender Insert to create a wider seating area for your growing child. The Seat Extender allows your child to sit in a natural position when facing inward and can be used once the Infant Insert (included with the Baby Carrier) is no longer used for baby.
THE HONEST COMPANY DIAPERS, WIPES AND FAMILY ESSENTIALS
The Honest Company diapers come as close to natural as you can get when using disposable diapers. These non-toxic diapers are chlorine-free, plant-based, contain no fragrances and have the cutest prints on the market!
The cheek-to-cheek wipes are gentle and safe for use on baby’s bum or face to clean up all kinds of messes. When paired together, you can order a month’s supply of diapers and wipes as part of a bundle package – and have it delivered right to your door!
The Family Essentials are non-toxic bath, skin and household cleaning products that are safe for the entire family. Every Essential product is made with the highest quality all natural and organic ingredients and can also be ordered monthly as part of a bundle package. The best part? You can pick and choose which items you need each month and change them as your needs change.
Honest Company Diaper Details
- Non-toxic, sustainably harvested chlorine-free pulp.
- Plant-based (PLA) inner & outer layers — reduces added petrochemicals.
- Cute, stylized designs for girls & boys — yes, diapers can be fun!
- BIO-based wheat/corn super-absorbent core reduces the need for SAP gel.
- Comfy-stretch side panels & soft, refastenable tabs for perfect fit & wigglability!
- Securely fitting moisture barrier cuffs prevent leakage & blowouts — fewer accidents, less laundry!
- Purely safe with NO fragrances, lotions or risky chemical additives.
- Gentle & non-irritating for the most sensitive skin.
WEAN GREEN – WEAN CUBES AND WEAN GREEN COOKBOOK
The Wean Cubes from Wean Green are the only glass storage containers on the market in their size – 4 ounces. This makes them the perfect size for breast milk (and formula) storage, as it’s the standard per feeding portion size. All of Wean Green’s products are freezer safe and the glass portion can be warmed to safely thaw frozen breast milk. Glass milk and food storage containers are becoming increasingly more popular due to the lack of toxins and chemicals that can be found in some plastic containers.
The Wean Green Cookbook is brand new this month and contains over 150 delicious, healthy and organic recipes along with a how-to to starting solid foods by a registered dietician. More and more families are turning to making their own baby food to ensure the organic contents and quality of their baby’s food.
PIYO PIYO BABY FOOD PROCESSOR
Speaking of making your own baby food, you’ll need to have a baby food maker on hand. If you plan to feed baby from the same healthy (and organic) meals as you eat on a daily basis, all you’ll need is a simple food processor set. The Piyo Piyo Baby Food Processor is an all-in-one set that allows you to grate, grind and juice with just a change of a lid and can be stacked together for easy storage. This BPA-free, green and economical solution eliminates the need of washing excessive accessories and creates healthy, homemade meals for baby.
When looking at eco-friendly options for your baby, it’s also important to consider the environment in which these products are made. ZoLi Baby products give parents safe solutions to everyday, real-life challenges and as a company they are dedicated to environmentally friendly manufacturing as well as providing families with the safest possible products for a healthier future.
We love their travel food collection, which includes the On-The-Go stackable snack dispenser, the Dine vacuum insulated food jar, the Dash vacuum insulated straw drink bottle and, of course, the wide neck BPA-free bottles. With products ranging from feeding to baby care and teething to safety, ZoLi blends substance, sustainability and style to help make parent’s lives easier while growing a greener future for their child.