All-Natural and Organic Essentials for You and Baby
Nice and Bright
Organic cotton has lost its blah and gone bright, like in this bodysuit by Scout.
From Bottles to Bag
All profits from the Wee Generation Eco Diaper Bag (made from recycled plastic bottles) go to Healthy Child Healthy World. For a limited time, the bag comes stuffed with Seventh Generation products and other bonuses.
Organic bedding and bag from DwellStudio. Crib mattresses, from top: Simmons Kids Natural Care Elite; Natural-Sense latex foam; Serta Perfect Balance.
Belle Baby Carrier in organic cotton. Mom's shirt, OMgirl.
Terrasoles' supercomfy Rainier shoes for women are made of recycled microfiber fleece.
From top left: BabyBearShop Mama Belly Oil; Korres Watermelon sunscreen; California Baby
bubble bath; Burt's Bees Baby Bee Buttermilk Bath pint; Little Twig unscented travel basics; Gerber Organics cloths. Stool, Bohemian Garden.
Natural for the Nursery
ImagiPlay wooden rattles. Blankets, from top, are all organic: TL Care sweater-knit blanket; Robbie Adrian pink blanket; Gymboree giraffe blanket.
Green-and-Greener.com sells stainless-steel Safe Sippies in response to worries over plastic leaching toxins.
Roll with It
UppaBaby recycles stroller parts, operates multiple warehouses to reduce truck emissions, and more. Shown: the VISTA stroller.
These books and others can help educate you on ways to make your life (and your baby's) healthier; found in bookstores and online.
Seed Paper cards can be planted. Crane & Co.'s collage-style animal notes are from renewable cotton, not trees.
Organic cotton, from left: The Eyes of the World blanket from Cotton Monkey; Pottery Barn Threads Geo print hat; Burp Armor burp cloth; Maggie's Functional Organics baby socks.
Cariboo, from New Zealand, handcrafts baby products from sustainable timber colored with lead-free stains. Shown: the proudly low-tech Activity Gym.
This paint-your-own dollhouse, called the Imagination Box Cottage, is recyclable.
Kicky Pants bamboo dress
Make Like Moses
PoshTots sells this pretty organic Moses basket from Forty Winks ($200, or $700 for the basket along with complete matching organic crib bedding).
Desert Essence Organics body wash in Bulgarian Lavender and Green Apple & Ginger; VedaBABY Soothe cream (white jar) and Baby Butt diaper balm (brown jar); Desert Essence Organics lip tint.
Building Blocks 2.0
Many classic wooden toys are made from sustainable hardwood, such as these City & Country School Unit Blocks.
Organic sleep sack from 3 Sprouts; Salvor bodysuit.
Originally published in the September 2008 issue of American Baby magazine.