The Honest Company (cofounded by Jessica Alba) launched in 2012 and is now valued at $1 billion. When pregnant with her first child, Jessica looked high and low for eco-friendly, natural baby products that “weren’t either extortionate or seemingly designed for yurt-dwelling vegan yogis”. What to do when you can’t find what you want? Make it yourself of course.
As consumers are growing more and more aware of what we put in and on our bodies (OMG have you seen Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead!?!), demand for ‘green’ products has grown and they are becoming readily available in High Street stores such as Waitrose, Boots and Planet Organic.
If you are looking to go green and eco-friendly, take a look at the following natural baby products that are safe, chemical-free, non-toxic and/or organic.
The only green baby products you will ever need:
One of my favourite organic products is Little Butterfly London Nappy Change Cream. It is organic certified and 100% natural, my eldest even ate a few handfuls of it when I had my back turned. Try out their Top to Toe Wash too, its fabulous!
Earth Friendly Baby Wipes are made with soothing Calendula and chamomile. Made in the UK from a blend of natural and organic products, the wipes are 100% biodegradable too.
I use this product frequently on my girls. Just what you would expect from a sun lotion in terms of coverage but Organic Children Sun Lotion is scent-free, water repellant and moisturising. Oh, and as the name says, it is organic.
Multiple award-winning Child Farm Hand Wash contains grapefruit and tea tree oil. Suitable from newborn up and approved for eczema prone skin.
Leading eco nappy brand in the UK, Naty Nappies are unbleached, contain no latex, fragrance, or TBT (tributyltin), and are hypoallergenic.
Bioskin Junior Bath Milk is a non-greasy bath milk that soothes dry and itchy skin, including eczema. Made from natural ingredients and suitable from newborns upwards. Perfect for cooler months when the heating is on full blast and skin dries out.
I have been using Organic Babies Scent Free Wash for a few years now. It includes organic aloe vera, yucca and chamomile and is made from natural products to “bring the purest wash that nature can offer”.
Award-winning Childs Farm 3-in-1 Swim Wash is a shampoo, conditioner and body wash. Use it to clean off chlorine after a swim and maintain the moisture in kids hair and skin. It also comes in a mini bottle which is perfect for travelling.
One of the first things I bought when my first child was born was a sheepskin rug. We took it on airplanes, car journeys and placed on the floor of our TV room. Naturally insulating and breathable which means they are useful in winter and summer. And they don’t attract dirt like most synthetic fibres do.
Mumma Love Miracle Baby Oil contains a mix of organic chamomile and lavender oils placed in warm water, a vaporiser or tissue near the baby will help settle them at bed time.
Bentley Organic Toy Sanitiser contains natural antibacterial ingredients which leaves toys and other hard surfaces hygienically clean. This certified organic British product is safe for the environment and children.
Organic Children Sticky Hand Sanitiser is a natural alternative to mainstream hand sanitisers that are loaded with alcohol and other long-worded nasties. Keep in your nappy bag or hand bag for sticky hand/face situations. Comes in a small, travel-size too.
The Hevea Panda Teether is made from 100% natural rubber. It has a gentle, textured surface to sooth sore gums and is an easy-grip shape for little hands.
Do you have any other recommended natural baby product? Share below.