Raising a green baby: choosing greener, cleaner and more sustainable everyday products for baby

Even babies can celebrate Earth Day, with a little help from moms and dads. By choosing greener, cleaner, and more sustainable baby products every day, like the ones on this list, parents can show little ones from a very young age how to love their planet.

green my ride

Ready to use seats

New child safety seats usually come in huge cardboard boxes, but not the Cosco Scenera Convertible Car Seat, packed in the world’s first eco-friendly storage and travel bag. The carry bag eliminated more than 65 tons of cardboard waste, saved approximately 2,700 trees a year, and reduced storage and transportation costs by 33 percent. The seat features a 5-point internal harness system and removable cup holder. Fits children 5-35 lbs. rear facing and 22-40 lbs. with forward exit. Goal. $54.99.

Beyond the bed and the bath

green dreams

Most crib mattresses are made with synthetic materials that can contain toxins, but you can get a good night’s sleep when you lay your little Earth angel down for a restful night on the handmade Coco Mat mattress for cribs or toddler beds. , made with pure breathable lambswool and others. organic materials. Locate retailers at $399.

potty talk

When Mother Nature calls and little ones need to go, go green with the Safety 1st Nature Next 3-in-1 Potty, made from 100% bioplastic, which includes a potty, toilet insert ring and stool, with a lid with closure for easy to wear. walmart. $9.99.

top with bamboo

Budding environmentalists can sit tall and proud in the Safety 1st Nature Next Bamboo Booster Seat, made from durable bamboo, a renewable resource that grows quickly and can be quickly replenished. The lift includes an easy-to-remove adjustable tray and a 3-point safety harness. Babies R Us, Sears, Walmart. $39.99.

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Beat the bottle of BPA

Many baby bottles contain potentially harmful Bisphenol-A (BPA) plastic, but not the bottles made by Green to Grow, and the grassroots company shows it cares about the future of our little ones and our planet by using 100% recycled paper and inks of soy in all its packaging. They also founded the Bottles to Babies initiative, which provides donated used bottles and new nipples to nonprofits and women’s shelters. Whole Foods Market and baby stores across the country. 5 oz and 10 oz styles from $9.99 to $10.99.

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Read it and Chepa

When children are asked how they learned about nature, they may say “A little bird told me.” Author Carol Zelaya has created the emily the chick series of children’s books to help young people appreciate the beauty of nature and what little creatures can teach us, inspired by a baby bird that lived in its own backyard. Amazon. $12

clean and green diapers

Disposable diapers may be convenient, but they pose a threat to our environment and can contain chemicals and materials that are not good for your baby’s health. Here are some safer and less wasteful options to consider:

* An eco-friendly alternative to disposables, KUSHIES Ultra-Lite Organic Diapers feature a designer-style, water-resistant fitted cover on the outside and washable 100% soft cotton flannel liners or a washable, biodegradable diaper liner on the inside . A built-in flap can be folded up for boys or down for girls for extra absorbency where they need it most. Pre-soak and machine wash and dry. Infant to toddler sizes. Trial pack of two diapers $32.99. Toddler Five Pack $68.99.

* Seventh-generation chloride-free fragrance-free diapers processed with wood pulp offer softness for comfort, elastic leg pleats for fit, resealable closure tabs for ease, and non-toxic absorbent polymer e hypoallergenic to keep your baby dry. Comparable in performance to premium traditional diapers, but with a completely different look with a plain neutral beige instead of the cartoon embossed white covers of most commercial diapers. Whole Foods, Walgrens, Babies R Us. Newborn (up to 10 lbs.), 40 count, up to size 6 (over 35 lbs.), 22 count, $10.99.

* Dye-free, fragrance-free, and chlorine-free, Earth’s Best TenderCare eco-friendly diapers are made with annually renewable resources like corn and wheat, which decrease the use of petrochemicals to reduce your baby’s environmental footprint. They feature breathable sides, moisture-barrier cuffs and re-fastening tabs for comfort and ease of wear. There is no cute cartoon on the outside, but it has great performance. Available in seven sizes from newborn (40 count) to size 6 (22 count). Babies R Us. $11.99.

* Distinguished by a tiny leaf pattern and a unique central channel, the most attractive eco-friendly disposable diapers, Nature Babycare ECO hypoallergenic diapers are unbleached, latex-free, fragrance-free and chlorine-free, made from 60% natural materials. as soft absorbing pulp from sustainably harvested Scandinavian forests. Fewer plastics provide more comfort without sacrificing protection. Size 1 (40 units) to size 6 (20 units).,, Target and Babies R Us. $12.99.

* The big brand Huggies has jumped on the organic bandwagon with Huggies Pure & Natural, hypoallergenic and fragrance-free diapers, featuring an outer cover that includes organic cotton, aloe and vitamin E. Newborn (30 count) to size 6 (20 count) . Target, Babies R Us, $11.99.