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The best eco-friendly baby products, from nappies and wipes to toys

Eco friendly baby products and biodegradable nappies

If you're looking for eco-friendly baby products, we've chosen some of the best. 

With all the nappies, wipes and clothes you can get through in a lifetime, having a baby can take its toll on the planet. It doesn’t have to be this way: from reusable or biodegradable eco nappies and washable wipes, to clothes made from organic cotton and non-plastic toys, bringing up your baby the environmentally friendly way might not be all that difficult after all.  

 

Sophie one of the most popular baby toys on the market and the good news is that it’s also one of the most environmentally friendly baby eco products. Made from 100% natural rubber sourced from carefully managed farms in Malaysia, Sophie is fully biodegradable and a green alternative to plastic teethers.

Made entirely from bamboo, these wipes are biodegradable, compostable, and naturally hypoallergenic. They're infused with 99% water and 1% aloe vera and fruit extract, so they're soft and sensitive for little bottoms and faces. They break down in three to five weeks, and the packaging is made from recycled plastic too. 

It’s quite frightening how many wipes we get through wiping bottoms, faces and hands, so do something good for the planet and invest in wipes that are biodegradable. Beaming Baby’s wipes are made from organic plant ingredients and are free from parabens, alcohol and chlorine so they’re better for your baby too

These food containers are doubly good for the environment. Not only do they stop you wasting food, but they’re also made of stainless steel and recycled cardboard to boost your green credentials.

These disposable nappy bags are just as effective as their plastic counterparts but, because they’re made from natural cornstarch, they’re also fully compostable.

If you're going to use disposable nappies, the most environmentally friendly option is from Naty. Made from biodegradable, natural materials, they use wood pulp responsibly harvested from Scandinavian forests as the main absorbent. Plus, there are no nasty chemicals or perfumes to irritate your baby’s sensitive skin. They are also vegan certified. 

These child friendly cleaning products are a must to have in your home! Each product is plant-based, from the bleach-free antibacterial cleaner to the allergen-free fragranced baby detergent. They're tough on stains, gentle on babies and leave no chemical nasties when cleaning up, making them great for the enviroment.

Of course, the most obvious way to protect the planet when you have a baby is to opt for reusable nappies. TotsBots won the Mother&Baby Reusable Nappy Award 2019, with mums saying how easy they are to clean.

These reusable nappies from Bambino Mio come in a variety of designs and are fully adjustable, meaning your baby can wear them all the way up until they're potty trained. Single nappies are available, but this set of six will work extra hard and ensure your little one is super stylish.

Kit & Kin, the earth-friendly brand co-founded by Spice Girl Emma Bunton, has a reusable cloth nappy for you to use on your little one. Made using ECONYL® regenerated nylon is a world first for this product category, it promises to be one of the most sustainable and innovative options on the market, helping to clean up oceans and landfills around the world.

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  • Author: Sophie Knight Sophie Knight
  • Job Title: Contributing Editor

Sophie is a journalist and mum of one, and previously edited motherandbaby.co.uk before moving on to write about family cars for Parkers.co.uk - now Sophie is Commercial Content Editor for M&B, Closer, Heat, Empire, and WhatsTheBest.co.uk 

She is passionate about raising awareness around postnatal depression and is a Mental Health First Aider.

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