Babies are born pure, so why do conventional baby products contain chemicals and synthetic pesticide residues? When looking for baby gifts, buy organic. Organic baby items are made from natural materials and ingredients and don’t contain potentially hazardous chemicals like biphenyl-A (BPA), phthalates, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or are grown using genetic modification. Moms will love the peace of mind and babies will appreciate the softness and sensitivity that comes with organically grown products.
Organic fabrics are grown without pesticides and are supremely soft. You can find organic one-piece outfits, pants, hats, T-shirts, socks and pajamas, all in a variety of cute prints and made from different fabrics, like bamboo and Egyptian cotton. Can You Dig It offers a line of organic baby onesies and sleep sacks in sizes 3 to 24 months. Choose from a variety of colors and sayings, such as “Organically Grown,” “Visualize World Peas” and “Seedling.” Under the Nile offers organic baby yoga pants with matching tops.
Organic cotton plush vegetables from Under the Nile make cute gifts for any eco-baby. Sckoon makes a series of stuffed animals that are made with nontoxic materials inside and out and uses only metal-free dyes.
Meal Time Goodies
Arm mom with organic baby food for when baby starts eating solid foods. You can put together a basket full of different flavors of Earth’s Best foods and HappyBellies rice cereal. Include a cookbook on organic baby meal recipes and some natural cotton bibs for a well-rounded gift basket. You can also toss in Mini-Me’s Hand Coiled Bamboo Bowl, which is made from bamboo. Don’t forget to chemical-free burp cloths.
Baby carriers allow mom to take a load off and get things done while still keeping baby close by. Hotslings makes organic sling pouches that are easy to use, especially for first time babywearers. Just make sure you purchase the right size. The Ellaroo organic ring sling is fully adjustable and offers your choice of prints. Ergo offers an organic soft-structured carrier that is especially helpful for carrying older babies and can be used from newborn (with an infant insert) up to 40 pounds.
Organic skin care and bath soap is gentle and fully nontoxic. Earth Mama Angel Baby offers gift baskets of its products, like the Angel Baby Kit, which contains Angel Baby Bath Blossoms, diaper rash soap, bottom balm and lotion. California Baby has a line of organic, ultra-sensitive calming lotion, soap and shampoo made with only organic, sustainable ingredients. These products use aromatherapy and are not tested on animals.