Baby

10 ways to Green Your Baby

Babies may be tiny in size, but years of eating, playing, and diaper changing can create a big eco-footprint. Parents of all eco-stripes can learn how to take baby steps or giant leaps in the green direction.

  1. Choose green baby bottles

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    Not green in color—environmentally friendly by design. Recyclable glass and plastic BPA-free, nontoxic baby bottles are the eco-friendly choice.

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  2. Choose pre-made organic baby food

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    Organic food is better for your baby and for the planet. Packed full of healthy, Certified organic fruits and veggies, these options are convenient for busy moms.

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  3. Choose eco-friendly cloth diapers

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    It takes two trees per year to keep one baby in disposable diapers, yet the conventional cotton used to make traditional cloth diapers is heavily treated with pesticides and other chemicals.

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  4. Choose alternative disposable diapers

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    Biodegradable, chlorine-free, and flushable diapers are greener alternatives in diapering if you go the disposable route. They're made of more earth-friendly materials and results in less waste, too.

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  5. Choose natural baby skin care products

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    Natural baby skin care products do not contribute chemicals to the environment, and they will minimize the amount of chemicals that come into contact with your baby’s sensitive skin.

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  6. Choose battery-free and non-electronic toys

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    The production of microchips and batteries requires an enormous amount of resources, and their disposal creates an environmental hazard as dangerous chemicals can leach into the soil from these toys.

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  7. Choose organic cotton or PVC-free bibs

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    Babies can sure make a mess at mealtime… But what about the mess baby’s vinyl bib made for the environment? Organic cotton and PVC-free bibs help keep more than just that cute little shirt clean—they keep the environment and baby’s fragile body free of toxins as well.

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  8. Choose natural baby blankets

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    Blankies are a baby's best friend. Make your baby's a friend of the earth as well by giving your Linus-like loved one an organic fiber blanket that does not contain irritating dyes or off-gassing chemical treatments.

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  9. Choose organic crib sheets

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    While it may seem like you'll never get your newborn to sleep through the night, rest assured it will happen. And when it does, lay baby to sleep on organic sheets to keep chemicals off of that sensitive skin.

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  10. Choose natural baby clothes

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    Even organic and natural fiber baby clothes may be dyed or treated with dangerous chemicals. Choose clothes that are dye- and chemical treatment-free to go one step further in protecting your baby.

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