Job opening: Full-time, 24/7 position that includes cleaning, heavy lifting, and middle of the night interruptions. No salary, and no time off. Sound like a drag? Here’s the shocking part–over 85 million women already have this position. And they lovingly call themselves “Mom”.
Moms are some of the toughest people we know, working like crazy to keep their little ones happy, healthy, and growing up strong. Whether you’re just becoming a new mama, or are already a certified pro at parenting, there’s always something exciting to learn as you help your kid navigate this crazy world. This Mother’s Day, we’re bringing you 7 natural + non-toxic products on EarthHero to help you and your baby thrive.
1. Bambu Bamboo Feeding Spoons – 6M+
A handle designed for parents–a spoon designed for baby-sized mouths. Made from USDA certified organic bamboo, bambu’s natural feeding spoons are the durable and lightweight alternative to toxic plastics. Did you know that chemicals commonly found in plastic can be absorbed by the body? Over 93% of Americans aged six years old or older test positive for BPA, a plastic chemical that can have some nasty health effects over time. These 100% organic and vegan bamboo spoons are phthalate-free and BPA-free, so you can keep mealtime chemical-free!
2. Cotton Swaddle Blanket
From the hospital to their first crawl, swaddling your little one is one of the best ways to ensure a quiet, and safe, night’s sleep. But harsh cloth fibers and itchy fabrics on sensitive baby skin can turn this time of peace into a nightmare if you’re not careful. Our Under the Nile swaddling blanket is made from GOTS and USDA Certified Organic Cotton, making it certified breathable, durable, and as soft as a baby’s bottom.
3. Organic Cotton Muslin Bibs
Dreading messy mealtimes with bibs that barely work? Green Sprouts 100% organic cotton bibs are made with four thick layers that absorb drips and drools, with an organic cotton fabric base and snap closure that is lightweight and breathable for baby’s comfort. Colored with azo-free non-toxic dyes, the renewable organic cotton gets softer with every wash–letting you make mess after mess, guilt-free.
4. Stainless Steel Baby Bottle
Did you know that the first nursing bottle in 1841 was made entirely out of glass (not exactly ideal for baby bottles!) But as time passed, toxic plastic nursing bottles quickly became the norm, potentially leaching dangerous chemicals like BPA’s with every sip. Thankfully, with the help of companies like Klean Kanteen, baby bottles have come a long way. Our favorite baby bottle for new moms features a food grade stainless steel exterior and easy to read measurement marks for feeding time ease. Plus, the medical grade silicone nipple promotes natural-paced feeding, with a double-vented shape to reduce colic and encourage proper latching. Upgrade feeding time with the bottle of the future!
5. Non-Toxic Finger Paint
Enjoy all the joy of finger painting, with a twist for the modern mom. Never worry about your little Picasso ingesting chemical filled paints or craft supplies thanks to eco-kids edible finger paint. Handmade in the USA by a family-run business, these natural “paint” powders are made from organic fruit, plant, and vegetable extracts that are certified safe for kids, and good for the environment. You’ll become the envy of the cul de sac with these worry-free finger paints.
6. Kid’s Bamboo Utensil Set
As kids grow up, it’s your job as a mom to set them up with all the tools they need to succeed. So don’t set them up with a lifetime of single-use plastic… teach them the ways of reusables with To-Go Ware! 6 million tons of single-use plastics head to the landfill every year, but just one reusable utensil set can drastically reduce that number. These bamboo utensils, sized for smaller hands and mouths, are a lightweight and long-lasting alternative to toxic plastic forks that are stain resistant and dishwasher safe for years of messy meals on-the-go.
7. Ballerina Mouse Pacifier Buddy
Your baby’s favorite stuffed animal lovey meets their most used pacifier in Apple Park’s line of pacifier buddies. Simply loop the top velcro to your little one’s pacifier, and let the adorable mouse toy guide baby to hold onto their pacifier (that’s right, no more dirty binkies!) Made entirely from organic cotton and hypoallergenic corn filler fibers, this non-toxic stuffed toy is perfect for the newest member of your family! We all know babies put everything in their mouths, so make sure they’re teething on non-toxic toys.
Becoming a parent, whether it’s your first baby or you’re 19 and counting, is equal parts terrifying and exciting. Toxins like BPA’s and phthalates suddenly seem to lurk in every corner, and it can seem hard to find products that don’t come with a warning label. Luckily, we’ve done the research for you–curating companies that put the your little one’s wellbeing at the forefront. When you shop with EarthHero, you can feel good knowing we’d never let anything go near your little one that hasn’t been tried and testing by Mother Earth herself.
Overwhelmed with all the awesome natural baby options on EarthHero? Not sure how to tell your friends & family what natural goodies to get you? Deep breath. We teamed up with baby registry Babylist to put all of your favorite natural baby products in one easily shareable place.
At the end of the day, the whole point of sustainability is to leave our planet a better place then how we found it, so your child can enjoy this beautiful world too.