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With all of the various products available for baby, I wanted to share my top 10 picks that are essential for a newborn. These products are a great choice for beginning your little one’s life the planet-frienly and organic way.
1. The Honest Company Diapers & Wipes
I have used these diapers and wipes since they came out back in 2012 on my daughters and have nothing but love for them (see my full review here). The diapers are plant-based, super absorbent and soft on baby’s skin while being free of chlorine processing and other additives (like fragrance, lotions, latex). Also, as an added bonus they are available in adorable prints! The Oeko-Tex® certified medical-grade wipes are also plant-based and ultra thick, strong, and absorbent. See more product details or purchase here.
2. Earth Mama Angel Baby Lotion and Body Wash
Earth Mama Angel Baby Shampoo & Body Wash is a great choice for your little one’s first bath. Made with soothing organic ingredients like Calendula and Aloe and free of synthetic fragrances, antibacterial chemicals, phthalates, parabens or harsh sulfates, it is safe and effective in bathing your new baby. Earth Mama Angel Baby Lotion is perfect for baby after a bath or as needed. It’s natural and non-toxic ingredients include organic Calendula and Rooibos, which soothe and protect baby’s sensitive and delicate skin. It’s also free of synthetic fragrances, phthalates, and parabens. Both products are rated 0 for toxins on EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database.
3. Aden + Anais Cotton Swaddle Blankets
These 100% cotton muslin blankets are perfect for swaddling baby but can also be used as a stroller or nursing cover, changing pad cover, burp cloth, and tummy time blanket. The soft muslin fabric is breathable and large (47 x 47) making it easy to swaddle baby.
4. Organic Onesies, Rompers, and Bodysuits
For all of your little one’s clothing basics, I highly recommend Hanna Andersson. They offer a huge variety of adorable organic baby clothing in boys, girls, and neutral. Organic pieces are certified by Oeko-Tex Standard 100 and made of super soft 100% organic cotton.
5. Nuna Pipa Carseat
One of the most important purchases you will make for your baby is his or her carseat. Currently, my top choice (and what I just purchased for my newborn daughter) is the Nuna Pipa. It is the only carseat I could find made with Oeko-Tex® fabric. The company also states that “all Nuna fabric, fiber fill and foam are certified free from numerous harmful substances abiding by European REACH and EN71 standards as well as CPSIA in the US”. Additionally, the plastics and metals “comply with European REACH and EN71 standards as well as CPSIA in the US”. It keeps your little one safe and secure with a 5-point safety harness and base/side impact protection while also maintaining a sleek and lightweight design. The Nuna Pipa carseat can be purchased here.
6. Nook Sleep Systems Niche Pillow
This pillow is made of organic materials on the inside and out and is super versatile. Use it for support when breast or bottle-feeding baby or as a prop seat. The Niche’s squared design offers extra surface space for extended use while lightweight Kapok provides comfortable support and breathability. The pillow is machine washable and it’s outer fabric is eucalyptus and organic cotton and core material is organic Kapok.
7. Born Free Glass Bottles
Even if you are full-time breastfeeding, you may want a couple of bottles on hand for an occasional night out or short time away from baby. Born Free glass bottles are the ideal option as the body is made of durable glass and the nipple is BPA and PVC-free. The bottle nipples mimic natural milk flow for an experience similar to breastfeeding, allowing baby to control the flow and helping to prevent nipple confusion. The bottle are also clinically designed to reduce colic and gas with the leak-free ActiveFlow venting technology. Having used these while breastfeeding my daughters, I found that they had no problems in taking this bottle and they are incredibly easy to clean.
8. Ergobaby Organic Carrier
Keeping your new baby close to you while also being able to stay hands free is huge in the first weeks and months of baby’s life. The Ergobaby Organic Carrier is a top choice because is keeps both you and baby comfortable with it’s adjustable straps and ample padding with soft cotton material against baby’s skin. The carrier can be worn in the front, back or hip position and supports babies from 12 to 45 lbs and infants 7 to 12 lbs with the use of the infant insert.
9. PRIMO EuroBath
The PRIMO Eurobath is for little one’s ages 0 to 24 months with two bathing positions. It’s lightweight, easy to clean, made in the USA, and free of BPA, Phthalate, and Lead.
10. Nuna Leaf Curv Baby Lounger
Unlike other baby bouncers, the Nuna Leaf Curv does not require any cords or electricity for movement; simply give a soft push to start a soothing rocking motion and it continues on its own without assistance. Made with 100% Oeko-Tex certified organic fabric and a 100% organic cotton insert, it will help keep baby comfortable when snoozing or awake.