Looking for the best eco-friendly baby products of 2021?
You’re probably here because you care about giving your child the healthiest start possible. If you’re like us, you’re concerned about the chemicals in the items we use every day. Why are they there in the first place? And especially when it comes to baby gear?
Our team has been through every stage of baby and childhood, and we’ve been putting together an annual gear guide for 10 years now. We also reach out to industry leaders, safety experts, and fellow parents to create these list of all the things we loved having and wished we’d had for our little ones.
So, whether you’re creating your baby registry or just shopping for a safe baby shower gift, you’ll always find our newest picks for safe, non-toxic baby gear here. We search high and low for the safest, most convenient and non-toxic and eco-friendly baby products to save you the guess work.
OUR TOP PICKS FOR ECO-FRIENDLY BABY PRODUCTS
These guides to non-toxic and safe baby gear will help you pick the best strollers, car seats, carriers, and more. Keep reading to learn more about our criteria and chemicals to avoid in baby products.
CHEMICALS TO AVOID IN BABY PRODUCTS
Because a baby’s brain, lungs, and nervous system are still developing, toxins are more damaging to their small bodies than they are to adults. Unfortunately, endocrine disrupting chemicals are all around us. From food to detergents and plastic toys, it seems like there’s no escape. However, if you focus on avoiding the dirty dozen endocrine disruptors (as defined by the Environmental Working Group), you can reduce your and your family’s chemical body burden.
When we recommend eco-friendly baby products, we examine third-party testing, carefully read ingredients lists, and ask in-depth questions to make sure they don’t contain these toxic chemicals:
- flame retardants
- harmful phthalates
- BPA + BPS (bisphenols
- lead + other heavy metals
- synthetic fragrance
DO YOU REALLY NEED ALL OF THIS STUFF?
Many parents don’t have the space or choose not to create a separate room for baby. In the baby prep stages, we call this nesting without a nursery. If you’re going to travel by car with your baby, a non-toxic car seat would make your must-have list. But if you like to keep baby close, you may use an organic baby carrier more than a stroller.
You’ll be relieved to know that our guides include sections to help you decide whether you really need an eco-friendly baby product or not.
WHAT TO DO AFTER YOU’RE FINISHED WITH YOUR BABY GEAR
We also include a section in our guides to help you reuse, donate, sell, or recycle all those eco-friendly baby products. No one wants to end up with a garage full of strollers, car seats, play yards, and bins of clothes – unless you’re having another baby. Some of the tips you’ll find in each guide can also help you buy baby items secondhand.