A Guide To The best non-toxic baby products I’ve found, and trust me I’ve looked!
When my second baby was born I had recently discovered just how many toxins were in our everyday products. Needless to say I did NOT want these in all of the expensive products I was about to have my baby sleeping in, chewing on and otherwise spending time around. I searched and searched to find the products I could feel good about having around baby and compiled that list for you! Get your shopping cart ready 😉
We loved having this so much we bought two! One was for taking baby to restaurants or out and about, (since we didn’t have a removable bucket seat we needed somewhere for baby to lie down when we got a chance to go out to eat!) and the other was for baby to sleep in and have tummy time in at home. These so versatile. They worked wonderfully for baby and, even at 6 months, we still use them frequently! Super soft, easy to wash and completely non-toxic for our lovely babe to be snoozing, laying and playing in 🙂 A bit costly, but oh-so-worth it! This was one of our most important items for baby. They also have a wonderful wool covered one that is so comfortable and soft!
For staying in hotel with baby, or at home when she needs to be contained for a moment, this travel crib is absolutely essential. It is by far the best quality travel crib around. It’s simple to fold up and only weighs 13lbs! BabyBjorn has great standards for how they manufacture their equipment so I can trust it as my babe sleeps through the night on the comfortable mattress.
Completely Non-toxic crib, lead and phthalate safe, Greenguard GOLD Certified this Scandanavian designed crib is beautiful and functional. Going from crib to toddler bed to day bed is essential for a crib to keep up these days. We love that it is so safe and clean for your baby to lay his little head in.
Whether baby loves to snooze or not, he will be spending a large amount of time on his mattress. He will either be breathing in a fresh breeze, or flame-retardant, polys and other chemicals from his mattress. This is an important one to choose non-toxic. With this mattress you can rest easy knowing baby isn’t sleeping on foam, latex, springs or adhesives. With no off-gassing this mattress almost couldn’t get better, but wait, you can completely remove the water-proof cover to wash it when baby (yes I say when, not if) has a blowout.
Belly Armor SmartNOVA Baby Monitor
This is the mother of all baby monitors. Zero pulsing radiation, 97% less radiation than DECT, (yes, almost every other baby monitor emits radiation), 2-way communication, 3 day battery life, the ability to check in with the temperature in baby’s room and a host of other wonderful tricks. Again I say, the BEST baby monitor out there.
This chair can stay with your baby from the beginning of feeding until he goes off to college! It is made of cultivated beechwood! It is built with serious integrity providing a strong, solid and durable product. It is very safe, built ergonomically to be comfortable and stable, it has a five-point safety harness and can hold up to 300 pounds! A lot of highchairs are oddly easy to tip! Luckily not this one. To top it off, this non-toxic highchair looks classy at the dining room table.
This high chair screams happy, healthy, green baby. The ergonomic design hugs baby’s body and helps your child sit and eat comfortably. A very safe chair for baby, one that won’t tip, and is easy to clean. (We like that!) This High Chair also folds flat for easy storage or traveling. It grows with baby up to three years.
Fin + Emma bibs, Natursutten and Comotomo Baby bottles, and JJ Rabbit Ergo Fork & Spoon are also some non-toxic feeding favorites
This changing pad is made from renewable plant based foam! It fits baby’s body perfectly, is soft, squishy and comfortable, has a sturdy support board, and wet-proof cloth cover. Also, it’s made in the US so you can feel good for yet another reason about this purchase
You can read about my love for Honest Co. Diapers here. Needless to say, if you aren’t going the cloth diapering route (we never did, but more power to you if you can!) these are the best diapers I could recommend, in part because I love the system they have and the discounts with their bundling program.
Soft, Comfortable, Adorable and made with 100% certified organic cotton. What more can we say? Baby will feel happy and safe in this robe and you will feel happy knowing he is safe with this fabric up against his fresh, clean skin. I also love the rest of Burt’s Bees products for more precious baby skin needs.
This European-designed tub is highly recommended by midwives and physicians as the best way to wash your baby. When slipped in, baby naturally assumes the fetal position, simulating an in-the-womb feeling. For babies who don’t like the bath, or even those that do, this helps to soothe and calm them, letting them feel a little more “at-home.” Baby comfortably rests on a cushion, is able to splash in the water and see the world. Mom can feel good knowing she is using less water and letting her baby feel safe, comfortable and happy.
I will have another post just for non-toxic play, but this is a good place to start for when baby first arrives 🙂
I could go on and on about why this is the best bouncer ever, but I will try to keep it short. For one, it is small and compact. If you have ever tried to lift another bouncer only to have one part come back and hit your shin when you try to make it through a doorway you will know what I mean. This bouncer needs no cords or batteries. It’s ergonomic design creates natural bouncing which helps develop balance and motor skills. It also has a comfortable and snug design which supports baby’s back and neck much better than most bouncers do. It is made from 100% cotton, has four positions for relaxing and playing, folds completely flat and best of all….this bouncer stays with baby up to age 2! It turns into a cute and comfy chair! I love this because most bouncers are out of the house by 6 months! Best. Bouncer. Ever.
Babies love this toy since they can easily grasp it. Each uniquely shaped and colorful charm has a distinct texture to stimulate visual and tactile senses. It is made in the US from 100% food-safe recycled plastic milk containers. Green Toys manufacturing processes save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Another great product that stays with baby through toddler-hood. Finn + Emma produce a ton of wonderful, non toxic baby products. Their company uses artisan craftsmanship, fair-trade practices and pays it’s employees a livable wage. The integrity of the company alone is enough to sell me on their teether, but the product itself does it too. Babies love tags, and flippy things to grasp onto, and something satisfying to bite. This teether perfectly combines these baby passions into one perfect teether made with eco-friendly, all natural, non-toxic Indian Hardwood and coated with non-toxic vegetable seed wax. Soft, fun and safe for your baby.
This cute little teether is designed not only for chewing, but also for boosting early motor development. It is made with all natural rubber from the Hevea rubber tree, no dyes and no heavy manufacturing. It has the perfect textures for stimulating and soothing baby. Fun fact, it was designed by a clinical psychologist! It’s also squishy so when baby keeps smacking it on his face and gums he’ll hardly notice. 😉
This comfy wrap is made with earth freindly 100% organic cotton that is EKO certified and AZO free. The fabric is nice and wide to make it a comfortable wear with the perfect amount of stretch. Fits all body sizes, and keeps baby warm, comfortable and close.
This Carrier stays with you for the long haul. You’ll need an insert for the littlest babes but it can hold up to 44lbs! It is comfy to wear since baby’s weight is evenly distributed between the wearer’s hips and shoulders and keeps baby in a natural sitting position which is recommended to prevent hip dysplasia. You can carry baby on front, back or hip.
A wrap carrier without two mile long ends of wrap stretched out before you! 100% Natural Cotton, head support for infants, breathable, comfortable and best of all, simple. It’s cute to boot! This wrap won’t stretch out and is great for a brisk walk with baby in tow.
I will dive more into some non-toxic carseat and stroller options in the future, but for now here are my favorites:
Another product that I could go on and on and on about! I will go into further detail about this seat in my car seats and strollers post, but for now let me just say, this seat is as non-toxic and as safe as they come! Their fabric is free of brominated and chlorinated flame-retardents, it is GREENGAURD certified, and it protects against stains, spills, odors and bacteria. It is approved for use when taking baby on a plane, and has a narrow enough base you could fit 3 across in the car! It is a heavy car seat, but the safety is so worth it. Typical infant “bucket seats” are beyond scary to me, they cause back problems in babies and many babies have died in them because of the inability for them to properly support baby necks. Not too mention the urge to leave a sleeping baby in them is hard to resist, so I prefer to just avoid that option all together. With this seat you don’t have to first buy an infant seat and then another one later on, or right away when you realize your chunky newborn won’t fit in an infant seat anyways! It grows with baby and is able to keep them rear facing until they are 4 years old! You can of course turn them forward facing when you wish, but more and more research is showing that the longer we can keep them rear-facing the better, and Cleck has that covered!
Now, I’ve yet to find a completely non-toxic stroller but this one seems to come pretty close. Bumbleride boasts a non-toxic stroller made with recycled bottles and saves 25-40 gallons of water per stroller. It has 3 speed-steering that can keep up with your afternoon jog, or keep you and baby comfortable on an afternoon stroll.
There is also the phenomenal Stokke Xplory stroller as well if you’ve got some serious nursery funds. Best stroller around, and the price reflects that!