When a new person comes into the world, it’s natural to want to make their environment as pure and nurturing as possible.
Here are a few choices for your baby (or that baby shower) that help care for the big planet as well as the little people.
Lotions and Potions
Keeping baby clean, moisturized and smelling sweet goes a long way to creating happiness. Here are some more sustainable options that can help make the planet a little happier, too.
This Canadian company produces the Little Leaves baby care line that is hypoallergenic, vegan and comes in packaging that contains recycled plastic. Look for products that are EWG Certified (Environmental Working Group) for the most stringent ingredient standards.
The gentle effectiveness of plant-based ingredients without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), or harsh chemicals. Made in Canada.
A selection of products made with no phthalates, parabens, petrolatum or SLS, from a company that is CarbonNeutral® certified and supports honeybee health and biodiversity.
More and more authorities are recommending mineral-based sunscreen these days. Baby Bum is free of frangrance, gluten, sulfates and oxybenzone. It’s reef-friendly too.
Go Organic at Feeding Time
Besides keeping your baby’s food free of pesticides, organic agriculture has been shown to help regenerate the health of soils and ecosystems.
Started in a Canadian kitchen, this brand offers the best of organic ingredients in puree pouches, snacks, and cereals.
Baby Gourmet’s tasty organic baby food and toddler food delivers high quality, non-GMO ingredients, free from fillers, added sugar or salt, and artificial preservatives. And it’s Proudly Canadian as well.
For toddlers and up, this certified organic pasta offers nutritious and fun eating with animal shaped noodles. Plastic-free packaging helps reduce waste.
Ever wonder what’s in your baby’s diaper before they fill it? Check out these greener alternatives.
Plant-derived core liner, sustainably harvested fluff pulp & processed chlorine-free.
Made without fragrances, lotions, or chlorine bleaching, and using only FSC® Certified, sustainably sourced wood pulp that’s a bit easier on our planet’s forests.
Zoocchini Organic Cotton Training Pants
Made from super soft organically grown cotton certified by Global Organic Textile Standard
Toys and Things
Here are a few ideas for fun and function that help baby take some first steps with a smaller footprint.
These educational building blocks are made from the leftovers of sugarcane plants and are recyclable. (But still just as painful to step on)
Red Rover Bamboo Fiber Plates and Bowls
Made of lightweight easy-to-handle bamboo, they’re stackable, durable, dishwasher-safe and free of BPA and phthalates
Help build motor skills while saving your back! This innovative toddler walking aid is made in Canada from a closed-cell foam free of phthalates, heavy metals, PVC and latex