Eco-Friendly Baby Products In 2020
“Eco-friendly” is a commonly used term these days. It means earth-friendly or not harmful to the environment. Products that are eco-friendly prevent harmful contributions to the air, water, and land. What does this have to do with your baby? Everything.
Specifically, eco-friendly baby products are non-toxic, organic, and do not deplete our natural resources — which is exactly what you’re looking for when it comes to choosing your baby’s products.
You can see why you wouldn’t want anything BUT eco-friendly products for your little one!
In this article by Mustela’s baby experts, discover the must-have eco-friendly baby products in 2020 for you and your child.
Eco-Friendly Baby Products: Skin Care
With so many product choices for your little one, you want to make sure you use what’s best for both your baby and the environment. Below, we’ve provided a list of eco-friendly baby products ranging from diaper changing essentials to bedtime items that you don’t want to miss out on!
1) Soothing Cleansing Wipes
Babies make quite the mess every day — whether it’s during feeding time, diaper-changing time, or play time — so having a convenient cleaning method readily available is crucial.
The best way to be prepared is by keeping Mustela’s Soothing Cleansing Wipes on-hand. They are gentle and effective for any body part on your little one, leaving their skin soft and smooth.
But how are they eco-friendly? Compared to other baby wipes that have a strong smell and unknown active ingredients, Mustela’s Soothing Cleansing Wipes are fragrance-free! Along with most Mustela products, the Soothing Cleansing Wipes are hypoallergenic and free of phenoxyethanol, which is a type of chemical compound.
2) Baby Oil
Baby oil is widely known for its various uses. Mustela’s Baby Oil is a gentle, eco-friendly product composed of 99 percent plant-based ingredients. Massage your little one’s skin using Mustela’s Baby Oil right before bedtime to help them relax.
Mustela’s Liniment is a 2-in-1 diaper change lotion, a cleanser that creates a moisturizing barrier that provides long-lasting hydration to your baby’s diaper area.
To clean and moisturize your baby’s skin simultaneously, simply wipe Mustela’s Liniment on their diaper area using a soft cloth. Diaper changes will never be the same after using this eco-friendly product!
Mustela’s Liniment is also fragrance-free and will leave your baby’s skin feeling soft and smooth — without harming the environment.
4) After Sun Lotion
Once your baby gets older, you won’t be able to keep them inside, but until then, it’s important to make sure your little one is getting enough vitamin D from the sun. While doing so, remember to protect your little one’s skin from UV rays.
Mustela’s After Sun Lotion counteracts the dehydrating effects from being out in the sun by distributing moisture to your baby’s skin. In addition to its benefits for your baby’s skin, this product is beneficial for the environment without containing alcohol as an active ingredient. (Tip: Before going outside, lather your little one up with Mustela's SPF 50 Mineral Sunscreen Lotion for safe, effective sun protection without the harmful chemicals!)
5) Gentle Shampoo
Bath time is such a fun experience for you and your little one. Their senses are heightened, and you can easily turn cleansing time into play time. To enhance bath time, use an eco-friendly product, such as Mustela’s Gentle Shampoo, for a tear-free bath experience that won’t strip the scalp of its natural oils like most other shampoos.
6) Soothing Chest Rub
If your little one is having some breathing discomfort, try a soothing chest rub to ease the symptoms. Massage the cream onto your baby’s chest to improve their discomfort. (Note: This is not a medication and should not be used in place of medication for severe cases.)
7) Baby Perfume
Freshen up your little one’s room with a non-irritating spray. This kind of baby perfume is an excellent (and environmentally friendly) addition to any nursery! With its various uses and pleasing aroma, this eco-friendly baby product is sure to please.
Eco-Friendly Baby Products: Feeding Must-Haves
Your little one will spend quite a bit of time breast or bottle feeding, as well as eating, during their first year of life. Take a look at the eco-friendly feeding essentials below.
8) Glass Bottles
A common comparison occurs between plastic and glass when it comes to the environment. Glass packaging is a more natural substance that requires less energy to recycle.
9) Divided Silicone Plate And Bowls
Silicone plates are BPA-free and recognized as a safe alternative to plasticware. They also reduce the potential for messes by not sliding around like plasticware. Finally, silicone will not corrode or deteriorate like plastic products, making it an excellent eco-friendly option.
10) Reusable Food Pouches
Be conservative with your money while helping protect the environment by investing in eco-friendly snack-time products, such as reusable food pouches. These pouches are perfect for taking organic food purees on-the-go!
11) Reusable Silicone Sandwich Bags
As your little one grows, so will their appetite. Eating on-the-go will most likely become part of your daily routine. That’s why a reusable sandwich bag is your best choice! You can easily store finger-food snacks without the worry of chemicals leaking into your little one’s food.
Eco-Friendly Baby Products: Clothing
The clothing your baby wears can irritate their skin just as much as the products you use on them. Check out the list below of eco-friendly clothing options that are perfect for your little one’s delicate skin.
12) Organic Swaddles
Since your baby spends quite a bit of time sleeping, we know they’re enjoying a swaddle or two. You want to be sure that the material you wrap your little one in is organic cotton, something that’s free of allergens and irritants (while being good for the environment).
13) Skin Soothing Pajamas
What you put under the swaddle is just as important as the swaddle itself. Mustela’s Stelatopia Skin Soothing Pajamas are made with natural ingredients and deliver moisture to your baby’s skin throughout the night. These eco-friendly pajamas are specifically designed to help soothe eczema-prone skin but can benefit babies with any skin type.
14) Organic Baby Carrier
When you need an extra hand with your baby, a baby carrier is your answer. Baby carriers free you up to get things done when your little one still needs to be held and loved on. You have several options for organic baby carriers to choose from that are eco-friendly and comfortable for you and your little one.
15) Wool Laundry Dryer Balls
It’s also important to pay attention to what you’re washing and drying your little one’s clothing in. Finding the right eco-friendly laundry detergent, along with using wool laundry dryer balls, will help eliminate the chances of your baby’s clothes irritating their skin.
Another reason to give wool laundry dryer balls a try is that they can help speed up the drying process. This can be a real time-saver since having babies automatically leads to doing more laundry.
What’s more, wool dryer balls are made from sustainable, all-natural materials. They can last for two to five years, or about 1,000 loads.
Eco-Friendly Baby Products: Toys
You know that toys eventually end up in your little one’s mouth...unfortunately. But fortunately, you have eco-friendly options when it comes to choosing toys for your baby.
16) Wooden Teethers And Toys
Since teethers are constantly in your little one’s mouth, the presence of the potentially harmful chemicals that are found in most teethers is a real concern. Wooden teethers are a safe and eco-friendly alternative for infants while teething. Your teething baby will find quick relief with handcrafted wooden teethers.
As your little one grows, so will their interests. They’ll move from teethers to toys. Wooden toys are a fun (and safe) alternative to plastic toys.
17) Interlocking Foam Tiles
Your baby’s curiosity will grow right along with them. They’ll be crawling and exploring in no time! Interlocking foam tiles are an excellent eco-friendly option for a clean, open floor space.
Covering a designated area with interlocking foam tiles will make for a comfortable and safe place where your little one can explore and roam freely. And have fun with it! Find interlocking foam tiles with different patterns and colors that will be sure to keep your baby engaged and interested.
The Best For Your Baby And The Environment
You want the very best for your baby, but that doesn’t have to come at the expense of the environment. Luckily, there are several eco-friendly baby products available on the market today.
When you choose to go eco-friendly with your baby’s skin care products, feeding essentials, clothing, and toys, you can rest easy knowing that your little one is safe and the environment is protected.