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Raising a green baby: choosing greener, cleaner and more sustainable day-to-day products for your baby

Even babies can celebrate Earth Day with a little help from moms and dads. By choosing greener, cleaner and more sustainable day-to-day baby products like the ones on this list, parents can show their little ones from a very young age how to love their planet.

Green my ride

Ready-to-use seats

New child car seats usually come in huge, wasteful cardboard boxes, but not the Cosco Scenera Convertible Car Seat, packed in the first eco-friendly travel and storage bag. The carry bag has eliminated more than 65 tons of cardboard waste, saving approximately more than 2,700 trees a year and reducing storage and transportation costs by 33 percent. The seat features a 5-point internal harness system and a removable cup holder. Fits children 5-35 pounds. looking rearward and 22-40 lbs. with exit forward. Objective. $ 54.99.

Beyond the bed and the bathroom

Green dreams

Most crib mattresses are made with synthetic materials that may contain toxins, but you can get a good night’s sleep when you leave your little earth angel for a night’s rest on the handmade Coco Mat for cribs or toddler beds. , made with breathable pure lambswool and others. organic materials. Search for retailers at nauralmatusa.com. $ 399.

Potty talk

When Mother Nature calls and the little ones need to leave, go green with the Safety 1st Nature Next 3-in-1 potty, made from 100% bioplastic, including a potty, a toilet insert ring and a stool, with a lid Zippered for easy carrying. Walmart. $ 9.99.

Up with the bamboo

Budding environmentalists can sit tall and proud on the Safety 1st Nature Next Bamboo Booster Seat, made from durable bamboo, a renewable resource that grows quickly and can be quickly replenished. Brace includes easy-to-remove adjustable tray and 3-point safety harness. Babies R Us, Sears, Walmart. $ 39.99.

Growing green

Beat the bottle of BPA

Many bottles contain potentially harmful bisphenol-A (BPA) plastic, but not bottles made by Green to Grow, and the base company shows that they care about the future of our little ones and our planet by using 100% recycled paper and soy inks in all its packaging. They also founded the Bottles to Babies Initiative, which provides donated used bottles and new nipples to nonprofits and women’s shelters. Whole Foods Market and baby stores nationwide. 5 oz. and 10 oz styles, $ 9.99 to $ 10.99.

Good green read

Read it and cheep

When children are asked how they learned about nature, they can say “A little bird told me.” Author Carol Zelaya has created the Emily the Chickadee series of children’s books to help the little ones appreciate the beauty of nature and what little creatures can teach us, inspired by a little bird that lived in its own backyard. Amazon. $ 12

Clean and green diapers

Disposable diapers may be convenient, but they pose a threat to our environment and may contain chemicals and materials that are not good for the baby’s health. Here are some safer and less wasteful options to consider:

* An eco-friendly alternative to disposables is KUSHIES Ultra-Lite organic diapers, which feature a designer waterproof adjustable cover on the outside and washable soft 100% cotton flannel liners or a disposable biodegradable diaper liner on the inside. A built-in flap can be folded up for boys or down for girls for more absorbency where they need it most. Soak and machine wash and dry. Sizes from babies to toddlers. Kushiesonline.com. Trial pack of two diapers $ 32.99. Toddler Five-Pack $ 68.99.

* Seventh-generation chloride and fragrance-free wood pulp processed diapers offer softness for comfort, elastic legs gathered for a fit, resealable closure tabs for ease, and non-toxic, hypoallergenic absorbent polymer to keep your baby dry . Comparable in performance to traditional premium diapers, but looking completely different with a plain neutral beige instead of the embossed white covers of most commercial diapers. Whole Foods, Walgrens, Babies R Us. Newborn (up to 10 pounds), 40 ct, up to size 6 (35+ pounds), 22 ct, $ 10.99.

* Best TenderCare environmentally friendly, dye-free, fragrance-free, and chlorine-free diapers are made from annually renewable resources, such as corn and wheat, which reduce the use of petrochemicals to reduce your baby’s environmental footprint. They feature breathable sides, moisture barrier cuffs, and reattachable tabs for comfort and ease of use. No cheesy cartoon on the outside, but great performance. Available in seven sizes, from newborn (40 units) to 6 (22 units). Babies R Us. $ 11.99.

* Distinguished by a tiny leaf pattern and unique center channel, Nature Babycare ECO’s best-looking, hypoallergenic, non-bleached, latex-free, frangrance-free, and chlorine-free eco-friendly disposable diapers are made from 60% natural materials such as absorbent pulp soft from sustainably harvested Scandinavian forests. Fewer plastics provide more comfort without sacrificing protection. Size 1 (40 units) to size 6 (20 units). Diapers.com, Amazon.com, Target, and Babies R Us. $ 12.99.

* Big Huggies brands jumped on the organic bandwagon with the fragrance-free, hypoallergenic Huggies Pure & Natural diapers with an outer shell that includes organic cotton and aloe and vitamin E. Newborn (30 count) through size 6 (20 count). Target, Babies R Us, Diapers.com. $ 11.99.

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