It’s hard to know what to get for a new mom, especially if you aren’t a mom yourself. And these days, it’s important to note that most moms are very eco-conscious, as well as fragrance, chemical, and plastic free when it comes to everything surrounding their precious child. I know because I am one of them.

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What to get for the mom to be who is eco-friendly, all- natural, and downright picky

unique baby gift ideas for the hard-to-please new mom

One should never feel bad about wanting to protect their baby from all things dangerous, and we all know, there is a lot of crap that is in “baby safe” things, even when it comes to what they eat. It’s unfortunate that greed and consumerism has caused us all to freak out when it comes to what we subject our children to.

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 breast feed. Breast feeding 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. Available on Amazon!

My Brest Friend Original Nursing Posture Pillow, Grey & Yellow Fireworks

baby shower gift ideas

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 swaddler - 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.

Shop all things Lassig Diaper bags

Lassig Green Label Tyve Backpack, Grey

Lassig Green Label Neckline Bag, Denim Black

Ergobaby Omni 360 All-in-One Ergonomic Baby Carrier, All Carry Positions, Newborn to Toddler, Pearl Grey

I LOVE my Ergobaby carrier. Not only it is ergonomically friendly to keep your baby’s hips and spin in alignment, its great quality and has amazing reviews. Here is my little guy in his.

Mali Wear on Amazon

Teethers are a life saver! Nuff said.

Mali Wear Natural Wooden Baby Teething relief Toys- 2 pk Cotton Crochet Bunny and Teething Bracelet, Unisex baby Shower gift (white bunny silicone bracelet)

Natural Wooden Baby Toys Cotton Crochet Bunny Teething Ring Teether Rattle SET OF 2 Newborn Unisex baby Shower gift (Grey Mama white baby)

All Things Necessary and practical

Nothing says I care about you like a giant pack of eco-friendly, all natural diaper wipes. 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, they will 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 prevention of diaper rash, she, and her hubby, will love you forever.

Seventh Generation Free & Clear Baby Wipes, Thick & Strong with Flip Top Dispenser, 768 Count

So, I discovered this amazing thing after I had my second baby - Amazon brand diapers. They are free of all that crap AND they are cheap. Pampers made my baby’s butt look like in turned inside out, but he had NO reaction at all to MAMA BEAR DIAPERS. Make sure you get get SIZE ONE for a shower. Baby’s grow out of the NB size in like a week. At least both my babies did. They are seriously the best diapers I have ever used.

Amazon Brand - Mama Bear Diapers Size 3, 160 Count, Bears Print (4 packs of 40)

Keep the stink away with what mom’s deem the best in the business of poop. Not only does a new mom need this, she may not know she needs it until she has it.

Playtex Diaper Genie Complete Assembled Diaper Pail with Odor Lock Technology & 1 Full Size Refill, White (1 Pail and 1 Refill per Unit)

MAM takes the cake by creating a glow in the dark pacifier for babies. Not only is MAM an amazing brand for breast fed babies, 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. This product is MONEY! 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

Tell me what your best baby product is that you can’t live without!


Hillary Gruener is a wife, mother, writer, and musician. If she's not at her desk writing content on family life, she's adventuring the world with her husband and two boys.

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