As an earth friendly mama, I love to use natural organic products and I also love to make them. I believe that if you want to be a responsible steward of our precious planet and its dwindling resources, educating yourself and making the right choices really is the only solution. I did tons of research about organic, toxin free and healthy eco-baby products and below you can find a list of the best natural baby essentials we LOVE and use them daily!
Cloth diapers are the best option for reducing our baby's carboon footprint, but honestly, it's not always an easy choice. Luckily, the options of eco-friendly disposable nappies keep growing. NATY nappies are my absolute favorites. We are using them since our baby was born and she never had a nappy rash. They are very absorbent (last overnight without any problem) simple, cute, and chemical, chlorine and GMO free. Although they are more expensive than other brands, they offer me a peace of mind, keeping my baby girl comfortable without harming her skin or planet.
Most nappies unfortunately have chemicals in them. It's what absorbs all the pee and poop. Any bleached diapers should be obviously avoided and even though Pampers and Huggies are the most advertised ones and available basically at every shop, they belong to the worst category.
I usually use warm water and washcloth or organic cotton baby pads but I do like to keep wipes when it get's stinky or when we travel. Standard baby wipes contain lots of nasties and it's very difficult to find a chemical free option. I'm recently using Water wipes made only from two ingredients, purified water and grapefruit extract. Pretty amazing. I also loved wipes from NATY. If you have hard time depriving yourself of the convenience of disposable baby wipes, your best bet is to avoid anything scented and antibacterial.
Ingredients to avoid:
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or Sodium Laureth Sulfate
Polyethylene Glycol (PEG)
If you're not sure if your product is safe, check out the skin deep database for hazard ratings here.
I'd like to keep it as natural, organic and nasties free as possible. I started to use baby wash once my baby girl reached 3 months and from that time we stick to Natures baby Organics.The vanilla tangerine scent is amazing and so is the product. No parabens, mineral oils, derivates or other nasties. The packaging is BPA, phthalate, lead and cadmium free. Fabulous stuff.
I use a mix of coconut oil and olive oil and it works miracles! You can't go wrong with coconut oil, I feel that this is something that every person should have it in their arsenal, it has so many uses, outside of baby care. It is antibacterial, antifungal, antiinflammatory, helps to get rid of baby's cadle crap and does a killer job at moisturizing.
BABY RASH CREAM
Happy bottom, happy baby! We never had a rash but as a mom to be I bought Bentley Organic Baby Nappy Cream and I love to use it on my baby's bottom. It doesn't smell like heaven but my mom swears that it's the best cream for eye puffs:)))