When you shop for baby supplies, it’s easy to get lost in a sea of plastics and disposables. How on earth will you find sustainable, organic, and eco-friendly products in today’s market? Beyond that, how do you prevent others from buying nonnatural and nonrenewable products for you and your growing family?
A healthy and earth-friendly baby registry is the way to go. Start your list with this rundown of what to include on an eco-friendly baby registry.
Diapers and baby clothes are at the top of any registry. Fortunately, these are some of the easiest products to replace with organic and sustainable options.
Start by asking for reusable cloth diapers on your registry. Specify options that consist of natural, biodegradable materials that are good for both your baby and the environment.
Safe and Sustainable Dishware
You spend a lot of time and money finding the best ingredients for your baby’s meals, but what about the dishes you’re serving them on? Dishware is an important—but often overlooked—part of what to include on an eco-friendly baby registry.
Plastic dishes are durable, but they can have toxins and other unsafe chemicals in them. Ask for materials like bamboo, silicone, or stainless steel instead. Safe and sustainable baby dishes are free of components like lead, plastics, and phthalates. Plus, choosing bamboo and other sustainable materials is a great way to reduce waste and keep your home eco-friendly.
Organic, Durable Clothing
Organic clothing is another important product to watch out for. Kids go through a lot of clothes as they grow during their first few years. You don’t want to constantly get rid of items that are bad for the environment!
Instead, ask for outfits made out of natural materials like organic cotton. You should also look for well-made, durable brands that won’t wear out. This will allow you to donate or resell old clothes instead of throwing them away.