Despite their small size, babies have a huge impact on the environment. Luckily, there are tonnes of incredible products available to parents, that not only help you parent on, but also won't cost the health of the planet.
You'll find some of our favourite Australian, eco-friendly parenting products in the gallery below.
13 eco friendly baby products
PATCH organic wound strips: PATCHES are crafted with 100 percent organic bamboo fibre and added extra natural goodness in the form of activated charcoal, aloe vera and coconut oil! PATCH is an incredible natural alternative to regular wound strips, cause nasty skin reactions.
Bambino Mio reusable nappies: The concealed super absorbent core and stay-dry inner layer keep moisture away from your baby's delicate skin, leaving it cool and dry with these eco-friendly reusable nappies. With a stretchy water resistant outer fabric for even the most active babies.
Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Glass Bottle: Some types of plastic bottles contain BPA, a potentially harmful toxin for babies, which is why many parents are making the conscious decision to opt for glass bottles. As well as being the safest option for your baby, glass bottles are ideal for eco-friendly parents who want a more sustainable option. We love this one from Tommee Tippee as it features their award-winning Closer to Nature teat, which is shaped like a breast, because babies prefer it that way, helping ensure a latch every time.
The Gro Company Hip-Healthy Groswaddle: Cotton is one of the most common fabrics used in infant clothing as it is soft, gentle on baby's skin and most importantly has a far smaller environmental impact than synthetic materials. The Groswaddle is made from 100 percent cotton to keep your newborn comfortable for naps and night-times. The unique pocket at the front also creates space for hip healthy, natural leg development.
Tooshies by TOM: The average bub will go through 5,000-10,000 nappies before they are toilet trained, with over 2 billion dirty nappies ending up in Australian landfill every year. That's a lot of waste, and cloth nappies aren't always the most suitable options for parents. Tooshies are compostable and don't include crude oils and plastics as they are made with plant based materials, meaning its safer to use on your baby. They also come in super cute patterns… which is always important.
Wotnot Baby Wipes: As well as nappies, wipes also account for a lot of landfill waste. Luckily, Wotnot baby wipes are 100 percent compostable and biodegradable, so you can throw them out to your compost with your nappies and last night's leftovers!
Childs Farm Organic Tangerine Bubble Bath: Not only does this bubble bath smell incredible, it's fragranced with organic tangerine essential oils which are safe enough to be used undiluted on bub's skin. Childs Farm products are created specifically for those with sensitive skin and use only the best and gentlest ingredients. All their soaps are derived from beets, corn and coconut and are Soil Associated permitted. They also rely on natural ingredients such as plant-derived oils like argan oil which are incredible emollients that reduce the amount of water escaping from the skin, helping it hold onto moisture. Their products are also certified by the Leaping Bunny which is the most trusted cruelty free certification for non-animal tested cosmetics & personal care products.
Chico-To-Go Bamboo Kids Utensils: Carrying your own cutlery when you're out and about is a sustainable and convenient alternative to single-use plastic forks and spoons. Made from durable renewable bamboo, these utensils are perfect for at-home feeding as well as on the go. They are BPA free, dishwasher safe, and cute as a button.
Shellamy Baby Brush Set: This beautiful wooden three-piece brush set has everything parents need for brushing their baby's hair from newborn to toddler. The goat hair, BPA-free silicone and wood bristles support healthy scalp and hair growth, without the use of harmful plastics. This also makes a great gift for a baby shower.
Bee Wrappy Beeswax Food Wraps: These Australian made beeswax wraps made from 100 percent natural ingredients are an amazing alternative to cling wrap and single-use plastic. They come in a range of different sizes, colours and patterns, and can be used to cover leftovers, wrap up leftover fruit and veg or to wrap up sandwiches for school lunches.
EverEarth Wooden Interchangable Car: Made from 100 percent sustainable FSC beechwood and water based dyes, this toy helps improve dexterity and teaches grasping and holding skills for bubs aged 24+ months. The packaging is also eco-friendly, being made of at least 70 percent recycled plastic.
Sinchies Reusable Pouches: Cut food costs and reduce waste by filling up these pouches for on-the-go eating. Simply pour it in and zip it up! As well as being useful for babies and toddlers, the pouches can be used for kids when they get to primary school and need a packed lunch.
Lifefactory Baby Collection: Created by a paediatric feeding specialist and an integrative designer committed to creating safe drinking solutions, the all-new Lifefactory® range combines the purity of glass, the protection of silicone, and the power of colour to a full line of reusable beverage products designed for everyday use.