Non-toxic baby products to add to your amazon registry

the best non toxic and reusable items to add to your baby registry

Are you trying to find non-toxic baby products and always get disappointed with the plastic hell in stores? Well, you’ve come to the right place.

I’ve curated this list for those of you using Amazon’s baby registry (you can set one up here) or who are interested in detoxing their baby’s items to benefit their long term health.

Sometimes when seeking non-toxic baby products you will still need to compromise about plastic pieces and polyester fills. Unfortunately that’s the current state of things. Silicon particularly is hard to avoid. For items needing to be waterproof it’s hard to find anything not plastic (eg for wet bags). I would prioritize safe materials particularly for things touching your baby’s food or going in baby’s mouth, next would be things that they may chew or put in their mouth like toys and then things in direct contact with their skin.

Benefits of non-toxic products for baby

Natural fibres for clothing and bedding have a lot of other benefits such as being more comfortable and preventing baby from overheating. Polyester blankets and polyfill quilts tend to not be very breatheable, causing a lot of sweating and overheating (overheating is a risk factor for SIDS). Synthetic fibres also emit gasses which can cause respiratory problems and even cancers (Volatile organic compounds or VOCs). Reducing the amount of synthetic fibers and plastics in your home will improve your indoor air quality drastically.

Preventing moths…

You can prevent moths damaging your natural fibres with cedar oil in an oil diffuser or natural cedar wood. Cedar trees naturally produce a substance that repels moths so no harsh chemicals necessary. Cedar is also useful for repelling pantry moths.

Non-Toxic Baby Products on Amazon

Diapers: I recommend Old-school terry toweling squares and pilchers. Modern cloth can be good too but most use synthetic materials and also have synthetic microfiber inserts too so opt for natural fibers instead. I still don’t like them for hygiene reasons. Some people, though, may find folding difficult or not convenient enough. Regardless which option you choose, if you want to use cloth full time you’ll also need a wet bag

Wipes: Make your own reusable, gentle baby wipes. See my recipe here. You can also find reusable baby wipes here

Clothes: Cotton, terry toweling (although you may need to compromise with nylon or elastine), bamboo, viscose and wool are all good choices. Avoid acrylic, polyester, nylon and other synthetic (plastic) fibers.

Bedding: Cotton or bamboo sheets and pillow cases (when they’re older) and quilt covers. Wool, bamboo or cotton for blankets. Quilts should have wool fill. Cotton sleep sacks and cotton or bamboo swaddles are good too.

Bath: Bamboo or cotton towels and bamboo or cotton washcloths

Feeding: cotton bibs, glass bottles, or if you’re worried about breakage, steel options are also available.

The teats will usually still be silicon. I’ve yet to see natural rubber teats in stores but some smaller online retailers do sell them. Silicon however, is safe for milk and more stable than other kinds of plastics. I have heard of it leaching when coming into contact with alcohol and I don’t recommend its use for cooking. Most products will prefer to use silicon over natural rubber. Rubber tends to degrade faster and needs regular replacing.

When your baby is older there’s glass sippy cups , steel straw cups, and steel baby bowls. I also found this bamboo baby bowl and spoon and fork set. Stainless steel cutlery is also suitable.

Pacifier: I recommend natural rubber pacifiers

Carrier: Bamboo wrap for babywearing.

 

Toys: There’s lots of gorgeous wooden toys around like this wooden rattle, wood blocks. This cotton security blanket and cotton bunny are good too. Many ‘organic’ toys still, unfortunately use polyfill (which is polyester fibre). If you want to make your own toys, you can use cotton, wool, viscose, bamboo, wood etc for the outer and wool or rice is good as filler.

Teething: Natural rubber teethers or the ever popular Sophie Giraffe.  Wooden teethers and Bamboo teethers are also available

Did I miss anything? What are your favorite products? Let me know in a comment.

12 Comments

  1. kiss
    October 4, 2018

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  2. arwen
    January 27, 2019

    thanks for recommendations

    Reply
  3. Alexandria
    March 7, 2019

    Such a great resource – I don’t want to expose my baby to too much plastics. Good to know there are alternatives!

    Reply
  4. Kathrin
    March 9, 2019

    Awesome list. Thank you

    Reply
  5. Autumn
    April 8, 2019

    great list! Thanks

    Reply
  6. Julissa
    April 10, 2019

    Excellent, thank you.

    Reply
  7. Tricia
    April 10, 2019

    Great products!

    Reply
  8. Ashley
    April 14, 2019

    Helpful article, thank you

    Reply
  9. Margret
    April 14, 2019

    Hi there! Such a wonderful post, thank you!

    Reply
  10. Daniele
    April 14, 2019

    Such a great list. Thank you!

    Reply
  11. Mirta
    April 24, 2019

    Great list, will be adding some of these to my registry for sure 😉

    Reply
  12. Gene
    July 13, 2019

    I spent a lot of time to find something similar to this

    Reply

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