A new baby is a cause for celebration, and what better way to welcome them into the world than with an eco-friendly gift? And with the ever-increasing push toward sustainability, the range of gorgeous baby gifts that are eco-friendly is ever-expanding. Here we’ve brought together a list of the top 6 eco-friendly gifts for the new baby in your life.
Every baby uses diapers; it’s unavoidable. What can be avoidable are single-use nappies, so if you know the new parents are up for it, cloth nappies are an excellent gift idea. Coming in a vast array of adorable patterns and styles, cloth diapers have something for everyone from new-born to toddlers. Alternatively, if you know they’re already planning to use cloth diapers, look and see if there’s a nappy laundering service in the area and give the gift of having someone else do the extra laundry.
Organic clothes look great, feel good to wear, and help the planet, making them a triple-winner gift idea. Adorable hand knitted baby onesies will quickly become a beloved item in any new baby’s wardrobe. Fashionable and functional, these sweet outfits are easy to put on baby and comfortable to wear. They’re also lightweight, making them ideal if you send a gift by post.
Babies are messy creatures who spit up, dribble milk, and get fingers sticky, and a handy stash of muslin cloths takes care of it all. Organic cotton or bamboo cloth muslins make a thoughtful and appreciated baby gift. They’re also ideal for a lightweight swaddle in hot weather and as a privacy cover for a feeding baby. Include them in a hamper or gift them on their own; you can’t go past some pretty organic muslin cloths as a top baby gift idea.
A soft cuddly toy looks adorable and feels fantastic when a young child cuddles it. Zestt has a stunning range of organic soft toys to choose from that a child will love now and won’t cause a headache for future generations. Pick out a sweet soft toy made from organic materials for a top eco-friendly baby gift.
Teething toys bring relief to distressed babies while also stimulating their sensory engagement. Giving a wooden teething toy as a gift will allow its recipient to engage with a natural product rather than another piece of plastic. And once the teether reaches the end of its usability, it won’t contribute to the long-term landfill as it will break down naturally.
Eco-friendly baby bath products can add a little luxury to bath time for any new tot. Natural lavender and chamomile products have a soothing effect that can also aid sleep, while honey or oat products are excellent for sensitive baby skin. And when you consider most tiny babies initially hate bathing, their parents will greatly appreciate anything to make it more pleasant.
With this list of eco-friendly new baby gift ideas, you’re sure to find the perfect present for that special tiny new person in your life.
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