Photo: Joi Pearson
Photo: Joi Pearson

Bringing up an eco-friendly baby

These days, it’s easier than ever to add eco-friendly touches to your baby’s everyday routine. From what your baby eats and wears to how your baby plays, there’s an Earth-friendly option for your little ones that could make their footprint just a tad smaller. Here are some of the eco-conscious, stylish options for every part of your baby’s daily life.

Baby’s food

Ella’s Kitchen organic baby food was created by a dad who was looking for nutritious, organic baby food for his own kids. The Apples Sweet Potatoes Pumpkin + Blueberries Super Smooth Pureé is packed with vitamin A, vitamin C and beta carotene.

Ella’s Kitchen Apples Sweet Potatoes Pumpkin + Blueberries Super Smooth Pureé, $1.52, Target.com

Baby’s nap

Green mattresses have been a hot issue in recent years, mostly because they are hard to find. So imagine the excitement surrounding Colgate — a Greenguard gold-certified, safe children’s mattress company right here in Atlanta. This Retro Posh design is a limited edition celebrating the company’s 60th anniversary.

Retro Posh Colgate Baby Mattress, $219.99, Happy Mango, 1996 Hosea L. Williams Drive, Atlanta, Ga. 30317, shophappymango.com

Baby’s diapers

Summer is right around the corner, and that means one thing: swimming. Kick the disposable diapers in lieu of Bumkins Swim Diapers that are waterproof, machine-washable, eco-friendly and so darn cute.

Bumkins Swim Diapers, $12.95, bumkins.com

Baby’s bottle

The 100 percent BPA-free line of bottles from Thinkbaby have become the new standard. With a no-spill spout and lead-, PVC-, PET- and phthalate-free composition, Thinkbaby makes it easy to keep the lil’ guys hydrated.

Thinkbaby The Sippy Cup - 9 oz., $8.49, shop.gothinkbaby.com

Baby’s play

The most innovative thing about this bouncer is it’s motor-free. The Nuna Leaf gets started with a light push and uses the baby’s weight to smoothly keep rocking without batteries, electrical cords or even the buzzing noise of a motor.

Nuna Leaf, $219.95, Happy Mango, 1996 Hosea L. Williams Drive, Atlanta, Ga. 30317, shophappymango.com

Baby’s skin

This award-winning product soothes irritated baby skin with a mix of aloe vera, chickweed, chamomile and olive oil. What better way to take the itch away than with a green, organic repair lotion in recyclable packaging?

Essential Care Baby Repair Lotion, $23, odylique.com

Baby’s environment

The Bibbitec Ultimate Bib Baby with catcher makes for a far less challenging cleanup. Longer than the standard bib model, the lightweight, nontoxic Oeko Tex 100 Standard Certified (higher than usual nontoxic and ecological standards) material is folded up on the ends to create an easy-clean food catcher. Turn it inside out, and with a simple wipe, the mess comes right off the quick-drying material.

Bibbitec Ultimate Bib Baby with catcher, $15.49, amazon.com

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