The 20 Best Natural And Organic Baby Products Of 2023 | A Guide For New Parents
As a parent, you want products that are safe and clean for your baby. Natural baby products are eco-friendly and great for your little one, meaning they’re beneficial to the environment and free of harmful toxins and chemicals.
But choosing the right baby products can be tough. To help with your decision-making, Mustela’s baby experts created a guide of the 20 best natural and organic baby products.
Before we jump in, let’s talk about why natural products are so important, especially for your little one.
Why Natural Baby Products Matter
As a consumer, you’re probably aware that many everyday products contain ingredients that can cause allergies, hormone disruptions, cancers, and other harmful conditions.
This is because companies often use untested ingredients, and federal regulations still have a long way to go to stop this. Since many of these products aren’t even safe for adults, imagine the effects on a baby.
Our little ones are born with fragile immune systems, and their bodies aren’t yet able to detoxify harmful chemicals like an adult’s body can. This means the chemicals that can be harmful to you can have even worse effects on your baby.
Natural and organic products, on the other hand, carry significantly fewer pesticides, chemicals, and other harmful ingredients. In addition, they include more gentle ingredients that are safe for your whole family.
What does that mean? Going the natural and organic route is best for your baby’s health and wellbeing.
Chemicals To Avoid In Baby Products
When shopping for your little one, it’s essential to understand what products are safe and which ones aren't. It’s also important not to assume something is safe just because it’s manufactured for or marketed toward babies.
Harmful chemicals can be found in toys, detergents, food, and so much more. So, pay attention to the ingredients and labels of all your baby products. Remember that your baby’s lungs, brain, and nervous system are still developing, and toxins can cause lots of unnecessary harm.
The Environmental Working Group highlights 12 endocrine-disrupting chemicals to avoid for your whole family.
These chemicals can create significant health risks and include:
- Fire retardants
- Perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs)
- Organophosphate pesticides
- Glycol Ethers
Now that you understand why natural products are so important and what specific chemicals to watch out for, it’s time to look at some of the safest and best natural baby products out there.
Let’s dive right in!
Organic Skin Care Products For Your Baby
Choosing the right skincare products for your baby is crucial! Your little one can inhale the chemicals from these products, and the ingredients can seep into their skin.
At Mustela, our organic products are made with fewer ingredients to cut out toxins and chemicals, making them safe for your little one! Here are a few options.
1) Organic Cleansing Gel With Olive Oil And Aloe
Our Organic Cleansing Gel with Olive Oil and Aloe is the perfect bath-time treat. It’s a sulfate-free hair and body wash that’s gentle for your baby’s delicate skin but also effective for older kids and even adults!
While some cleansers do a great job cleaning, they can also strip your baby’s skin of its natural oils. This can leave their skin feeling dry and irritated.
But with our organic cleansing gel, you don’t have to worry about harming your little one’s skin. Packed with lots of natural ingredients, such as organic aloe and organic olive oil, the gentle formula helps your little one’s skin stay refreshed, hydrated, and healthy after every bath.
2) Organic Hydrating Cream With Olive Oil And Aloe
If you’re looking for a restorative cream for the whole family, our Organic Hydrating Cream with Olive Oil and Aloe is the answer! It’s perfect for the face and body and leaves your (or your baby’s) skin feeling smooth.
This EWG Verified cream complements our cleansing gel nicely. After your baby’s bath, gently massage their skin with our hydrating cream for soothing nourishment!
And, for a product set that combines these first two organic products in an environmentally friendly package ideal for the whole family, choose our Organic Bath And Body Gift Set.
3) Organic Micellar Water With Olive Oil And Aloe
Looking for something to help with quick clean-ups? All you need is our EWG Verified Organic Micellar Water with Olive Oil and Aloe and a cloth or cotton ball to gently clean your baby’s face, hands, body, or diaper area.
What makes micellar water special? Made with purified water, it effortlessly removes dirt and makeup from your skin without harsh cleansers. With regular use, it can keep your skin soft and supple.
It’s gentle enough to use on your baby’s delicate skin but effective enough to remove makeup!
Ideal For All Skin Types
Whether your little one (or you) has dry, normal, or oily skin, micellar water is perfect for them. It’s also particularly beneficial for anyone with sensitive skin or other skin conditions because it’s free of soaps and alcohol.
Promotes Skin Hydration
Hydration is important, especially during the colder months when dry indoor heat and freezing outdoor temperatures take a toll on your skin. These environmental factors can leave skin feeling dry, scratchy, and itchy.
Our Organic Micellar Water can help prevent this. Its skin-hydrating compounds including olive oil, aloe, and glycerin help your skin retain its moisture more effectively.
4) Diaper Cream With Olive Oil And Aloe
While not technically classified as organic, our Diaper Cream with Olive Oil and Aloe is EWG Verified and made with gentle ingredients from organic farming. It’s also free of fragrance, talc, dye, parabens, phthalates, and phenoxyethanol.
This diaper cream helps to moisturize and calm your baby’s bottom and reduces redness at each diaper change. Don’t leave home without it!
Don’t forget to include our Organic Cotton Wipes with Water in your diaper-changing routine. These plastic-free wipes are designed to gently cleanse your baby’s skin, leaving it soothed, soft, fresh, and moisturized.
Natural And Organic Nursery Products
5) Delta Children Emery 4-in-1 Convertible Baby Crib
The Delta Children Emery 4-in-1 Convertible Baby Crib is rated the safest choice because it’s tested above and beyond safety standards. It’s made from sustainable New Zealand Pine, so it’ll last for years to come.
It’s JPMA certified and certified non-toxic, which is exactly what you’re looking for when it comes to your baby’s safety!
6) Naturepedic Classic Organic Baby Crib Mattress
As a newborn, your baby will spend about 18 hours on this sleep surface alone. When choosing the right mattress, check for any toxins and make sure their mattress is certified organic.
The Naturepedic Classic Organic Baby Crib Mattress meets these criteria. Naturepedic uses the purest form of organic cotton, which is a safer alternative to popular synthetic foams and fabrics.
Your baby won’t inhale any harmful toxins, so you can also rest easy at night!
7) Newton Baby Breathable, Organic Cotton Sheets
And, of course, you need something to cover your baby’s mattress, so make sure their sheets are organic and GOTS-certified as well, like Newton Baby’s Breathable, Organic Sheets.
GOTS stands for the Global Organic Textile Standard. It’s the leading worldwide textile processing standard for organic fibers, including ecological and social criteria, and is backed by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.
In a nutshell, this gives consumers the ability to choose truly natural products that are sourced from green supply chains.
Because of this certification, your baby’s sleep experience will be top-notch with these hypoallergenic, organic cotton muslin sheets!
8) Newton Baby 2-Pack Organic Swaddle Blankets Muslin Swaddles
During the first few months, your baby needs to be swaddled correctly for a safe and comfortable sleep experience. Try Newton Baby’s 2-Pack Organic Swaddle Blankets to make this dream a reality!
While not an organic product per se, a humidifier naturally helps protect your baby’s skin from drying out by adding moisture to the air in your home.
And should your baby get a cold or have congestion, running the humidifier at night will help loosen up any mucus and decrease their congestion.
Natural And Organic Baby Feeding Products
10) Glass Bottles
Glass bottles are considered organic because they’re an eco-friendly option made without any chemicals.
Plastic baby bottles, on the other hand, can put off a heavy smell and release chemicals that could potentially seep into your baby’s formula or breastmilk.
11) Stainless Steel Sippy Cups
Eventually, your baby will graduate from the bottle and move on to bigger and better things, like the sippy cup (or transition cup)!
But just like plastic baby bottles, many plastic sippy cups are made with harmful chemicals that could end up in your little one’s drink.
Choose stainless steel cups instead. They’re another eco-friendly option and a great alternative to the traditional sippy cup.
12) Organic Burp Cloths
Burp cloths are made of multiple absorbent layers that protect against drool and spit-up.
Typically, they’re used as protection for you and your clothes but can also be helpful when your baby needs a quick clean-up.
Because your baby’s burp cloth comes into contact with their skin, it’s important to use one made of safe materials. Burp cloths made with organic cotton protect your little one’s skin from irritation.
What’s more, most organic burp cloths get softer with every wash!
Natural And Organic Baby Gear
13) Snuggle Me Organic Baby Lounger And Infant Floor Seat
It’s hard not to hold your baby all the time because they’re just so sweet and cuddly, but sometimes your hands need a break!
Grab your Snuggle Me Organic Baby Lounger And Infant Floor Seat and set your baby right next to you! It’s made out of GOTS-certified, organic, non-toxic, breathable, and hypoallergenic materials, making it the perfect organic baby product.
14) Blessed Rest Nesting Pillow - Organic Nursing Pillow With Washable Slip Cover
You’re going to spend a lot of time feeding your baby, so you might as well get comfortable while you’re at it. The Blessed Rest Nesting Pillow - Organic Nursing Pillow With Washable Slip Cover is the perfect organic option!
Shaped like a quarter moon, it provides the ideal “nest” for nursing babies, and the filling conforms to your baby’s body. Speaking of filling, this nursing pillow is 100% organic!
15) Baby K’tan Organic Baby Wrap Carrier
When your baby is fussy and needs to be held but your hands are tied up, try using the Baby K’tan Organic Baby Wrap Carrier.
The stretchy, 100% organic cotton material makes it comfortable and practical for you and your baby!
Natural And Organic Baby Toys
16) Wooden Toys
Traditional plastic toys can be made with high levels of toxic chemicals, so wooden toys are a healthier option. They also last longer and are easier on the environment, making them an eco-friendly alternative!
17) Silicone Teethers
Silicone teethers are made from food-grade silicone, which means they’re non-toxic, odorless, and FDA-approved.
They also don’t emit any harmful chemicals because they’re free of BPAs, PVC, and phthalates. This is especially important since teethers go directly into your baby’s mouth!
Other Natural And Organic Baby Products
18) Hannah Organic Nursing Pads
When you’re breastfeeding, breast pads are a must! Reusable breast pads are more natural than disposable ones, plus they’re environmentally friendly and last a lot longer.
The Hannah Organic Nursing Pads are free of harsh chemicals and are made from organic cotton, so they’re soft and gentle on your tender skin.
19) Plant-Based Laundry Detergent
As opposed to conventional laundry detergents, plant-based laundry detergents are made with ingredients that are biodegradable and come from nature.
When choosing a laundry detergent, take a peek at the ingredients list to look for natural ingredients, and avoid products that contain formaldehyde, parabens, phthalates, or phosphates.
20) Reusable Silicone Snack Bags
As your baby gets older, they’ll want snacks on the go — constantly!
Rather than using plastic baggies, use silicone snack bags. They’re better for your child’s health and the environment. Try the non-toxic Stasher Reusable Silicone Snack Bags, which can be washed in the dishwasher for easy cleanup.
So toss those plastic baggies to the side and start using reusable silicone bags today for a safer tomorrow!
While taking care of your little one will (and should) take priority, it’s important to care for yourself, too. Here’s a closer look at some products you may need to make life a little easier and more comfortable.
Natural And Organic Products For Mom
1) Nursing Comfort Balm
Mustela Nursing Comfort Balm is made with 100% naturally derived ingredients. Packed with lots of vitamin E, it helps soothe, moisturize, and nourish the skin. The nursing balm is also lanolin-free and plays a significant role in restoring your skin during and after breastfeeding.
We also manufacture it with our special vegan, fragrance-free, and dye-free formula. This all means that it’s safe for your baby and your nipple area.
2) Stretch Marks Cream
An estimated 50-90% of women have stretch marks. There are many reasons for this, including weight gain, medical conditions, and pregnancy.
With pregnancy, in particular, women tend to get stretch marks because of how much their skin stretches to accommodate the new life growing inside of them.
Our Stretch Marks Cream delivers hydration and helps prevent the appearance of stretch marks during pregnancy. In addition, it nourishes and moisturizes the skin, leaving it smooth, comfortable, and soft.
An alternative to the cream is our Stretch Marks Serum, which helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks during pregnancy and postpartum as well. It’s also safe for both mom and baby because it’s hypoallergenic and free of parabens, phthalates, and phenoxyethanol.
FAQs About Natural And Organic Baby Products
Now that you have your cart filled with items for yourself and your little one, let’s answer some of the most frequently asked questions about organic and natural baby products.
Can I Use Secondhand Baby Products?
When you discover you’re expecting a baby, there can be so much joy and excitement about the new life you are welcoming into your home!
But finding out you’ll soon bring home a baby forces you to look at your finances and determine what you need — and what you don’t — for your new bundle of joy.
To work within your budget, you may opt for secondhand baby products. These can be from a secondhand store, a friend or family member, or products that your older child no longer uses.
There is nothing wrong with some previously used products that are still in good condition. However, this doesn’t work for every baby product.
The used baby items that are perfectly OK for your new little one include:
- Baby clothes
- Toys or stuffed animals
- Swaddles, blankets, or sheets
- Diaper bag
As long as the above items are natural and GOTS-certified, there is nothing to worry about. But some items are best bought new.
Here’s a list to get you started:
- Baby cribs
- Car seats
- Breast pumps
- Baby bottles
We caution against buying the above products secondhand for safety and sanitary reasons. You want to make sure whatever you’re using for your baby meets the latest safety guidelines.
Do I Have To Buy All Of These Products?
There are lots of baby products on the market. Some of them are necessary, while others are just nice to have.
If you’re not sure where to begin, check out our helpful list of newborn must-haves. Remember to also consider your personal financial situation and your lifestyle before making any big purchases.
For example, if you love the outdoors and don’t imagine yourself being indoors all day every day with a newborn, then a baby carrier may be a must for you.
On the other hand, if you are someone who loves to snuggle on the couch and enjoys quality time with your loved ones at home, you may opt for just a stroller for those necessary trips to the store.
Safe For Your Baby And The Environment
No parent wants their baby exposed to harmful chemicals! From skincare products to toys, choose the organic option whenever possible. Organic and natural baby products are safe for your baby and the environment.
When it comes to your little one’s skin care, Mustela knows the importance of using the right ingredients to target their specific needs. And all of our products are EWG Verified for full transparency.
What’s more, our organic range is designed to be environmentally conscious inside and out. The cleansing formulas are biodegradable, and all of the packaging is made from sustainably sourced sugar cane.
We’ve also removed all cartons and secondary packaging to minimize our environmental footprint. Good for your baby, good for the environment!
Keep our organic products in mind and give your baby the best skin care possible!