Whether it’s mealtime, bathtime, or bedtime, these are the perfect gifts to add to your sustainable baby registry!
Today, plenty of households are aiming to be a little less wasteful and a little more eco-friendly. For some families, that means composting food scraps and growing a vegetable garden; for others, it’s simply recycling and using paper straws whenever they can. With so many great products out there, it’s never been easier to live sustainably — whatever that means for you.
If sustainability is part of your parenting plan, you’re in the right place. In fact, you might even be surprised at how many great items are out there just waiting for you to add them to your baby registry. From feeding to diapering to sleeping and everything in between, we’ve searched high and low to compile the best naturally-derived, reusable gifts out there so you don’t have to.
Whether you’ve been living green for years or you’re inspired to get started, read on for our top sustainable picks!
Furniture + Strollers
Beyond the fact that this sleek, chic crib is handmade from New Zealand Pine Wood, the 3-in-1 design makes it sustainable in its longevity! You won’t have to worry about your baby growing out of their crib phase, because this one converts into a toddler bed whenever the time comes. Functional and eco-friendly — now that’s a win.
Touted as “the greenest stroller on the planet,” the Greentom Stroller is the ultimate item for your sustainable baby registry. Not only is it made from 100% recycled fabric that’s also completely removable and washable, but it can also be completely recycled when you’re all done with it.
From the nursery to, well…anywhere! Make sure your newborn is safe from dangerous chemicals in the car with the first-ever completely natural, flame-retardant car seat. It also has a five-star car safety rating to give you the ultimate peace of mind whenever you’re on the road.
Reusable cotton wipes are multipurpose in a pinch. Cotton fabric is gentle on baby’s skin, and all they need is a little warm water to get going. Use during diapering, for after-meal cleanups, as a handkerchief, and more. Pop them in the washing machine when you’re done, and they’re ready to use again!
A 6-pack of reusable diapers — and 12 liners — means you’ll always have a sustainable alternative on hand regardless of what the day has in store. The leak-proof material can adjust to a variety of sizes to grow along with your baby. Need more liners? You can find them here.
If you’re not into the reusable diaper thing, fear not! The Honest Company (started by celebrity mom Jessica Alba) specializes in completely natural, good-for-your-baby products. Toss this 1-month diaper and wipes bundle onto your baby registry and consider yourself in the clear for at least a few weeks once your bundle of joy arrives.
The Honest Company doesn’t just make great, natural diapers—they have a full line of baby-friendly products like a complete bathtime set. Your baby won’t miss a moment of gentle pampering when you lather them up with sweet orange-vanilla scented bubble bath using the soft, plush tub turtle.
Once bathtime is over, bundle your baby up in a soft hooded towel. This adorable leopard-print set comes with a matching washcloth and is made of 100% organic bamboo fibers. The super-absorbent, hypoallergenic towel is the perfect item for your sustainable baby gift registry.
Toys & Accessories
For the moments when you need to be hands-free, this organic baby carrier can be configured in 8 different positions. Made entirely of soft 100% organic cotton, it’s completely free of chemicals and azo dyes, and comes with an adjustable back support band for a comfortable, secure fit.
While we’re on the topic of wrapping your baby up nice and cozy, make sure you also add a set of organic swaddles to your registry as well! Burt’s Bees organic cotton muslin blankets are soft and gentle on the skin — the ultimate peace of mind for you sustainable moms to be!
Did you know that wood toys are a great alternative to silicone teethers? This adorable wooden bunny, teether, and rattle set are a perfect eco-friendly toy for your baby registry. Each trio is handmade, BPA free, latex free, and sanded to perfection.
This bamboo suction plate and spoon comes in 7 different colors and brings a sustainable element to your baby’s mealtime. Why bamboo? It’s lightweight, it’s durable, and best of all, it’s anti-bacterial. It’s a total win-win-win.
Ditch the plastic wrap and start using bee’s wax food storage instead. Just like the plastic stuff, this eco-friendly, compostable wrap keeps your baby’s food fresh and airtight until it’s time to eat. The best part? It’s made with organic cotton, beeswax, organic jojoba oil, and tree resin. That’s it.
Planning on making your own baby food? Then be sure to add this all-in-one station to your baby registry! Pick from two models: a 5-in-1 food maker with steam cooker, blend, and puree; or a 2-in-1 steamer-blender combo. No matter what you choose, you’ll also get a set of reusable food pouches to keep your baby’s food fresh.
Let’s face it: messes are going to happen, especially during mealtimes with your baby. Make cleanup a little easier with colorful silicone bibs that catch almost every spill. Your feel-good bonus when you add this to your sustainable baby registry? Every purchase equals a healthy meal donated to someone in need.
Happy registering and congratulations on your soon-to-be bundle of joy!
Hopefully, this small selection of sustainable goodies gave you plenty of great gifting ideas. Who knows, maybe you never even planned on going green — or maybe you thought it was too difficult — and now you’re inspired to add a few of these goodies to your own baby registry! Either way, don’t forget to visit the Give It blog for even more tips for when you’re expecting.
-Written by Brittney Winters-Gullo, who has resolved to use exclusively metal straws to save the sea turtles.
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