By Claudia Cole
The welcoming of a new arrival is one of life’s most exciting moments. We understand that you want to ensure your baby has everything they need. However, trying to figure out what those essentials are may seem overwhelming, especially if you’re looking to cause no harm to the environment.
Luckily, there are many products available. From muslins cloths and feeding bottles to changing bags and nappy wipes. Yes, the possibilities are endless, but that doesn’t mean the stress has to be. In continuation to our list of the best natural and organic products for you and your baby, we’re here to ensure you have all your essentials. So, let us put your mind at ease, making sure your journey towards parenthood is as kind to your baby and the environment as possible.
Nappy Changing & Care
1. Naty newborn eco nappies
Formed from renewable materials, Naty nappies contain zero oil-based plastic and chemicals. The natural layers of biodegradable materials make the nappy breathable and comfortable on your baby’s skin. With its core made from 100% FSC certified wood pulp, it’s great for absorbing liquid.
2. The Cheeky Panda Bamboo Wipes
The bamboo infused product is one of the best alternatives to traditional wipes. Not only are they biodegradable, but it’s also softening to the skin and fragrance free. Forged from mother nature, the cheeky Panda provides the best care for your baby’s skin.
3. Bentley Organic Baby Nappy Balm
The mild nappy balm is produced from the gentlest blend of organic ingredients including olive and chamomile oil, perfect for delicate skin. A thin layer forms a protective shield, preventing your baby’s skin from chafing.
Feeding & Nursing
1. Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Glass Bottle Starter Kit
Designed alongside breastfeeding experts, the bottle’s breast like teat makes switching between breast and bottle feeding stress-free. Created from glass, these bottles are environmentally friendly and free from toxins. Therefore, it’s the ideal starter kit for conscious parents.
2. Close Breast Pads, six-pack
Made from absorbent bamboo, these handy reusable breast pads help reduce milk leakage. Shaped to fit curves using a unique ‘seal to skin’ binding,’ you’ll have the peace of mind to enjoy your day.
3. Cam Cam Copenhagen Muslin Cloths, three-pack
These super soft muslin cloths are prepared from premium organic cotton. It’s a multipurpose gem, handy to clean your baby’s face or used as a comforter when you’re on the go. It’s also great for protecting your clothes against accidental spit-up, so keep some in close reach.
From a brand that cares about maternity wear and the environment, this seamless bra provides softening and comfortable support. Designed to adapt to changing bust size, this bra makes things easy. With nursing access through a cut-out cup, it makes breastfeeding more discrete.
1.Babymel Changing Bag – Georgi Eco
Created from recycled plastic bottles, this lightweight changing bag is perfect for parents on the go. It can be worn in numerous ways, from a backpack or shoulder bag to merely holding the carry handle. It’s great for keeping all your essentials on hand.
2. Close Caboo + Organic Striped Baby Carrier
The award-winning Caboo carrier is extremely comfortable to wear and use, with no tying or buckling needed. Made from organic cotton, the soft yet supportive fabric supports your baby from their head to the base of their spine. It allows your baby to shift in multiple positions, allowing you to breastfeed if need be.
Bath & Bedtime
1. Aden + Anais Essentials Hooded Towel
These two absorbent towels are perfect for bath time. The soft material is created from cotton terry towelling with a cute muslin hood attached to cradle your baby’s head. Gentle enough for your baby’s skin, this item makes bath time cosy.
2. MORI Organic Bamboo Blanket
This soft reversible blanket is made from bamboo and organic cotton fabric, providing the utmost luxury. It can be used as a swaddle or may serve as the perfect warm layer for colder seasons.
3. Babymoov Cosydream sleep-positioner
With a built-in headrest, this sleep positioner is perfect for keeping your baby snug when napping. The positioning rolls offer micro-granules, adapting to the shape of your little one. Above all, it can be used in a large cot bed, allowing your baby to get a better night’s rest.
It’s clear that the arrival of a new baby requires many essentials. Fortunately, your choices don’t have to include products that could be harmful to our environment or your baby. With this starter list, you’re already on a journey towards sustainable parenthood.
Already a parent? Share with us your favourite sustainable baby essentials in the comments below.