Are you looking for some eco-friendly, non-toxic baby shower gift ideas for your friend or family member who’s throwing a green baby shower? It’s hard to know what to get a new mom and her baby, especially if you aren’t a mom yourself. And these days, it’s important to note that most moms are very eco-conscious, desiring to use natural materials, as well as fragrance-free, chemical-free, BPA-free, and plastic-free when it comes to everything surrounding their precious baby. I know because I am one of them.
Eco-friendly baby shower gift ideas
If you want to veer outside their registry, make sure you still respect their decision to be eco-friendly — nothing with dyes, chemicals, plastics, and only sustainable materials. Also, make sure you see how she decorated her eco-friendly baby nursery, so whatever you get can fit the esthetic.
A baby gift to support her decision to breastfeed
Probably the best thing you can do for a friend or family member you want to buy a gift for is to support her decision to breastfeed. Breastfeeding is difficult, so in order to make things a bit easier, this amazing pillow is top of the list for best eco-friendly baby products of 2019 for the new mom.
A baby gift to help the new mom sleep
All Things WOOMBIE
Check out their story and promise of eco-friendly, chemical-free products.
There are SO many options out there for swaddlers. But don’t settle for just any – get something that is approved by the picky mom who wants something eco-friendly, all-natural, chemical-free, and all-around safe. Not to mention, all of their products are pretty freakin’ cute.
The best gift for making her new mom life easier
Skip Hop Diaper Bag Backpack – Go Envi Eco-Friendly with Reusable Food Tower, Changing Pad & Stroller Attachment.
A Baby shower gift for helping her stay close to baby – baby carriers
I LOVE my Ergobaby baby carrier. Not only it is ergonomically friendly to keep your baby’s hips and spine in alignment, it’s great quality and has amazing reviews.
Gift for baby’s teeth coming through!
Teethers are a lifesaver! Nuff said.
Mali Wear Natural Wooden Baby Teething
A gift idea for baby’s developing mind – a toy
Montessori baby toys are always made from sustainable materials. Check out this wooden toy her baby is sure to love.
Adena Montessori Object Permanence Box with Tray Three Balls Montessori Toys for 6-12 Month Infant 1-Year-Old Babies Toddlers
The most useful baby shower gifts
Eco-friendly baby gifts should also be useful to her everyday life.
Check out my tips on How to Prevent Diaper Rashes! In that article, I talk about the importance of prevention, instead of treating the symptoms, and that starts with what you use to wipe, as well as what diapers are used.
Not only are eco-friendly and all-natural products going to keep your baby safe, but they will also keep him/her from getting uncomfortable rashes that keep them from sleeping.
I know it seems a bit unconventional as a gift, but believe me, if you set her up for success when it comes to the prevention of diaper rash, she, and her hubby, will love you forever. The first thing on the useful list, is my go-to oil for EVERYTHING.
- All-purpose oil
If you want to get them something really special that they might not have heard of yet — friend points — then check out moringa oil. This is the one I use. Do you know-how in the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding the dad uses Windex on everything? This is how I use moringa oil.
Does baby have a diaper rash? Use moringa oil. Does baby have a cold? Use moringa oil. Does baby have eczema? Use moringa oil. Check out my review of this particular moringa oil and how it has literally changed my life.
- Eco-friendly Diapers and Baby Wipes
Nothing says I care about you like a giant pack of eco-friendly, all-natural diaper wipes or diapers. But maybe she wants cloth diapers? No, she really doesn’t. Believe me.
These items are expensive! Especially when your newborn is blowing through them like nobody’s business.
Here are some bamboo diaper options, as well as eco-friendly baby wipes.
- A little something for baby earth set by Earth Mama
Formulated by a nurse and herbalist, this is an incredible and thoughtful gift for the new mom and baby. Here’s what’s inside.
Earth Mama Baby – Effective organic herbal kit for baby, includes travel-sized Organic Diaper Balm, Organic Baby Face Nose & Cheek Balm, Sweet Orange Baby Lotion, Sweet Orange Baby Wash, Calendula Baby Oil. Eco-packaging is made from recycled cardboard, with no bleach, dyes or glue. 100% recyclable.
- Diaper Genie
Keep the stink away with what moms deem the best in the business of poop — a diaper genie. Not only does a new mom need this, but she may not know she needs it until she has it.
- High Chair
Here’s the thing about high chairs. Baby’s will one day grow into tiny kids. They are called toddlers, and they will need the high chair MOST. My parents gifted us this one for our second baby and it’s STILL being used at 3½ years old. This is truly the best high chair that grows with your child.
Keekaroo Height Right High Chair with Infant Insert & Tray, Natural/Vanilla
MAM takes the cake by creating a glow-in-the-dark pacifier for babies. Not only is MAM an amazing brand for breastfed babies, but they have also come up with this incredible idea. GLOW IN THE DARK!! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve woken my baby by aimlessly looking for his pacifier in the dark because I didn’t want to turn on a light.
While I have no idea whether or not it’s eco-friendly, it’s just simply amazing and a must-have for a new mom.
MAM Glow In the Dark Pacifiers, Baby Pacifier 6+ Months, Best Pacifier for Breastfed Babies, “Night” Design Collection, Boy, 2-Count
- Organic Cotton Muslins or Blankets
I can’t tell you how much these came in handy with my newborn. Every mom needs one, even if she doesn’t know it yet.
- The Big Book of Organic Baby Food
If your friend or family member is all about the eco-friendly, non-toxic life then she will definitely need this incredible guide to making healthy baby food with organic ingredients.
The Big Book of Organic Baby Food: Baby Purées, Finger Foods, and Toddler Meals For Every Stage
- Organic Onesies
Every new mom will need an endless supply of onesies. Here are some ADORABLE options.
Touched by Nature Unisex Baby Organic Cotton Bodysuits, Corn 3-Pack, 3-6 Months
I hope you found these eco-friendly baby shower gift ideas helpful! I would love to hear about something you got for your friend for their baby shower that they found useful. Comment below!