Happy Friday, and happy Earth Day! I thought it’d be fun to round-up some of my favorite eco-friendly brands for babies & toddlers. From products made from recycled milk jugs, to brands that use recyclable packaging or have chemical-free processing, these are a few of my favorites!
1 | Natursutten Pacifiers and Glass Baby Bottles: Glass bottles are sure to be free of harmful chemicals sometimes found in plastic, plus they last longer than plastic bottles and can be recycled. Natursutten bottles are made from borosilicate glass making them thermal shock resistant. The nipple is made from all-natural rubber and free of harmful chemicals. (If you’re looking for a more affordable glass bottle, try the Evenflo Classic Glass Twist Bottles.)
2 | RePlay Recycled Dishware: Plates, bowls, utensils, snack holders, and cups made out of recycled milk jugs right here in the USA! They’re eco-friendly, completely safe for kids, and dishwasher safe.
3 | Babyganics Natural Wool Dryer Balls: A more earth-friendly alternative to traditional fabric softener or dryer sheets. Help reduce dryer time and last for up to 1000 loads of laundry. Biodegradable, non-toxic, and free of chemicals. Made in the USA. (Only available at Target.)
4 | Newton Rest Crib & Toddler Mattress: The only 100% breathable, washable, and recyclable crib mattress! The core is composed of 90% free air and 10% food grade polymer, and wrapped in a breathable fabric. The cover can be removed and machine washed and the mattress core can be washed with soap and water.
5 | The Honest Company Diapers: The Honest Company’s diapers are made with naturally derived, plant-based, sustainable materials. They’re also hypoallergenic and free of chlorine processing. Plus, you can’t beat the prints!
6 | Jack ‘n Jill Natural Toothpaste: All natural toothpaste for kids! It’s color free, sugar free, preservative free, and sweetened with natural organic flavor. Plus the packaging is recyclable! And it’s yummy!
7 | Green Toys: High-quality children’s toys made in the USA from recycled plastic (primarily milk jugs) and then packaged in recycled cardboard.
8 | Finn + Emma: Beautiful children’s clothing & toys made from organic cotton, eco-friendly dyes, and all natural wood in fair trade settings.
10 | Hanna Andersson Organic Sleepers: The absolute softest baby sleepers made from certified organic cotton grown without chemical pesticides or fertilizers.
11 | CaaOcho Bath Toys: Pure natural rubber bath toys made from tree sap from Hevea trees. They’re produced sustainability and are biodegradable. They’re also certified non-toxic.
12 | Aden + Anais Organic Swaddle Blankets: Made from GOTS certified organic cotton grown in an environmentally responsible way. In addition to a swaddle blanket, it can be used as a nursing cover, car seat cover, or changing pad cover.
13 | Tegu Magnetic Wooden Blocks: Purposefully made in Honduras from sustainably sourced hardwoods. For every tree they harvest, they plant another 983. And when you’re done with your blocks, you can send them back free-of-charge to be recycled!
14 | manny and simon Wooden Toys: All 100% made in the USA with a commitment to environmental and social responsibility.
15 | PetitCollage: They keep their products as eco-friendly as possible using recycled cardboard, FSC-certified paper and wood, natural wool felt, bamboo, and biodegradable materials.
16 | Hape Toys: One of the world’s largest producers of toys made from sustainable materials. Their toys are both creatively designed and eco-friendly.