Non-Toxic Baby Registry

Hi Mama!

Here it is, your non-toxic baby registry. It will be an evolving guide as I research and find new products for you and your baby.

If you are wondering why a non-toxic registry list is needed, there are some compelling reasons why it matters what we bring into our home. First, the United States’ safety regulation of products is how do I say…dismal. Everyday products are sold to us that contain chemicals we know are harmful or are potentially harmful. Over 80,000 chemicals are used everyday in the industrial marketplace and less than 10% have been tested for safety.

We know that babies are the most vulnerable to chemical exposure and that long term exposure and the build up of these chemicals in their bodies can lead to lifelong health issues, including developmental and reproductive concerns, cancer and more. Studies the past ten years have shockingly shown hundreds of chemicals found in newborns cord blood. One of the most persistent class of chemicals that has been found over and over again in babies is flame retardants. Flame retardants are commonly found in baby products like car seats, strollers, and mattresses and in household items like furniture, upholstery, carpet etc.

Think of all the things that a baby comes into contact with daily. From what we put our baby in for clothing, sleeping, and playing. Think of everything in your home they touch and inevitably lick and put in their mouth – they are absorbing and ingesting countless ingredients. Many are harmless, some are not.

I created this list for you to make your life easier and to give you piece of mind. To save you time and money so that you can feel confident when registering that you are choosing options that are the safest on the market.

I focused on sticking to the basics here of what I think is most important to focus on getting non-toxic. You will see common themes such as avoiding plastic whenever possible and opting for organic. I left off things like “car mirrors” that aren’t true necessities. You can find my complete registry list with “non-necessities” here.

I also left some things off of this list on purpose. For example baby jumpers, walkers and bouncers can hinder baby’s physical development so I don’t recommend buying them in general – they take up a lot of space anyway ;). 

There are many great brand options for some of the categories. If you don’t see a brand you know, it doesn’t mean it’s not a good option. It just means I tried to keep the list concise. You will see “Best option” then I describe what to look for or avoid in each category so if you find a brand you like, you know how to assess if it’s a good option or not.

A big topic of concern right now is EMF’s (electromagnetic fields) and the effects of them on our health. It’s an in depth topic and I’m currently working on a blog post about it. In general, you want to limit the amount of EMF’s in your baby’s nursery. That means not using wifi/bluetooth/smart devices that emit EMF’s like the Snoo Bassinet, Hatch Sound Machine, Owlet foot monitor etc. It’s tempting to use smart devices that allow us to extra monitor our baby but it’s not always in their best interest.

This list is meant to be a helpful resource and is not intended to cause stress. If you can’t get all of these, don’t worry. Prioritize what baby will be physically in contact with the most like the crib, mattress, bottle, car seat, and stroller.

When figuring out where to register, using a website like Babylist is a great idea to compile all your registries in one place. It not only allows you to import registries from popular registry sites like Amazon, Buy Buy Baby, and Pottery Barn but you can also add one off items from any website. This is especially necessary when adding specialty non-toxic items.

xoxo, happy & healthy registering!


GEAR

Infant & Convertible Car Seat

Best Option: Car seats made without flame retardants. These are currently the only three options made without flame retardants

Infant Brands: UppaBaby Mesa in Jordan or Henry, Nuna Pipa Lite, and Clek Fllo

Convertible Brands: Clek , Nuna, Britax Advocate 

Stroller

Best Option: Stroller made without flame retardants, plastics that contain BPA, PVC, or phthalates

Jogging: Bumbleride, Baby Jogger
Lightweight, Compact, Full size: UppaBaby, Stokke, Bugaboo, Nuna

Carrier

Best option: Organic Cotton. Bamboo and Modal are okay but don’t come organic.

Wrap: K’Tan
Sling: Tango Sling
Soft Carrier – Tula, BabyBjorn

Loungers

Best option: Organic Cotton

Brand: SnuggleMe Organic

Tula Explore Carrier

Nuna Pipa Lite

Snuggle Me Organic

UppaBaby Vista


CLOTHING

Best option: 100% certified organic cotton. Look for GOTS or OTA certified

Brands: https://www.hannaandersson.com/, https://monicaandandy.com/, https://www.burtsbeesbaby.com/ , https://www.shopkatequinn.com/, https://minimori.com/, https://www.carters.com/ (Little Planet is their specific organic line)

Sleeping Essentials

Best option: 100% certified organic cotton

Velcro Swaddles (Don’t mess with regular swaddles they are impossible): Happiest Baby, SwaddleMe Organic
Sleep Sacks: Halo, Kyte, Oliver & Rain
Sleeping Gowns: Parade Organics, Monica and Andy, Nature Baby

Monica & Andy Sleeping Gown

 

Parade Organics Wearable Blanket

SwaddleMe Organic Swaddles

Hanna Andersson Organic Rompers


DIAPERS & WIPES

Disposable Diapers

Best option: Diapers free of latex, chlorine(look for total chlorine free), fragrance and lotions

Brands: Honest, Bambo, Parasol, Boo

Wipes

Best option: wipes free of parabens, phthalates, fragrance, essential oils and lotions. These are surprisingly hard to find super clean. There is some conflicting information with sodium benzoate mixing with citric acid, two common ingredients commonly found in “clean” diaper wipes.

Brands: Water Wipes, Jooyna

Diaper Changing Pad

Best option: Pads free of PVC, Flame Retardant, Phthalates

Brands: Davinci, Coyuchi, Brentwood Home, Keekaroo

Diaper Changing Cover

Best option: 100% Certified organic cotton.

Brands: Burt’s Bees, Coyuchi

Diaper Cream

Best Options: Avoid petroleum products, parabens, BHA, and fragrances

Brands: Beautycounter, MotherLove

Diaper Pail

Best Option: Stainless Steel. Note: Avoid fragrance lined diaper bags
Brands: Ubbi

Water Wipes

Coyuchi Diaper Changing Pad

 

Beautycounter Diaper Rash Cream

Ubbi Diaper Pail


NURSERY

Bedding

Best option: 100% certified Organic cotton

Sheets: Burts Bees, Pottery Barn, Coyuchi

Waterproof cover: Naturepedic, PureGrace

Crib Bumper: Breathable Baby. A bumper isn’t completely necessary but if you do get one, it should be mesh.

Mattresses

Best option: Mattress made without flame retardants, GOTS/GOLS certified, polyurethane foam, synthetic materials

Brands: Lullaby Earth, Naturepedic , Colgate, Avocado

Crib & Furniture

Best option: Greenguard Gold certified. Look for untreated or safely treated solid wood (solid wood is the key word here) and furniture painted with Low VOC wood

Brands: Babyletto, Ouef, Stokke, Green Cradle, Room & Board, Ikea (Sniglar Crib)

Travel Crib: Lotus

I have an entire blog post dedicated to creating a non-toxic nursery here.

Sound Machine

Best option: plug in, Avoid all products that use Bluetooth or Wifi

Brands: Moico, Marpac

Baby Monitor

Best option: Analog and audio only monitors. Look for low EMF monitors.

Brands: Bebcare, VTech, Philips Avent, Hello Baby

Burts Bees Organic Sheets

Naturepedic Crib Mattress

Ouef Sparrow

Moico Sleep Machine


NURSING

Burp cloths

Best option: Organic Cotton

Brands: Monica & Andy, Burts Bees

Bottles

Best option: Glass

Brands: Philips Avent Natural, Joovy Boob, Dr. Brown’s, Evenflo Feeding

Bottle Brush

Best option: Silicone

Brands: Innobaby

Milk Storage Bags

Best option: Silicone, Glass

Brands: Zip Top, Mason Jars

Nursing Pads

Best option: Organic Cotton

Brands: Kindred Bravely

Nursing Pillow

Best option: Organic Cotton

Brands: Nook Sleep Niche

Zip Top Silicone Milk Storage Bags

Innobaby Bottle Brush

Burts Bees Burp Cloths

Nook Sleep Nursing Pillow


FEEDING

Pacifiers

Best Option: 100% Natural Rubber

Brands: Hevea, Ecopacifier

Teethers

Best Option: Wood, 100% Natural Rubber, Silicone. Avoid PVC, Phthalates, BPA, Paint

Brands: Natursutten, Walnut Tree, Itzy Ritzy

High Chair

Best option: Made without plastics that contain BPA, PVC, or phthalates. Wood tends to be a safer option. P.S. One tip I learned from a Pediatric OT is to make sure there is a foot rest which is important for proper support for baby’s body positioning.

Brands: Stokke Trip Trapp, Keekaroo, Monica and Andy Lalo

Utensils/Plates/Snack Containers/Storage

Best option: Wood, Bamboo, Silicone (Food grade), Stainless Steel, Glass. Avoid plastics and anything that contains BPA, PVC, or phthalates.
Brands:

Brands: Avanchy Set, Mira Stainless Snack Stacking Cups, Bamboo Bowls, Green Sprouts Glass Storage

Bibs

Best option: Silicone (Food grade). Avoid PVC, Viny, Phthalates

Brands: Ava + Oliver Silicone, Bumpkin Waterproof

Sippy Cups/Water Bottles

Best option: Glass or Stainless Steel

Brands: Green Sprouts, Pura Stainless, EZPZ Silicone

 

Hevea Pacifier

Itsy Ritsy Silicone Teether

Avanchy Bamboo Bowl

Ava & Oliver Bibs

Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair


BATH

Bath Tub

Best option: Avoid BPA, PVC, and Phthalates

Brands: Puj, Primo Baby (This is big so make sure it fits your tub)

Sponges

Best option: Avoid plastic loofas, look for sea sponges

Brands: My Konjac, Baby Buddy

Towels

Best option: Organic cotton or bamboo

Brands: Mini Mori, Burt’s Bees

Washcloths

Best option: organic cotton or bamboo

Brands: Nightingale, Burts Bees

Baby Soap & Skin Products

Best options: Avoid Fragrance, phthalates, parabens, PEG’s, Artificial Dyes, BPA, Petroleum

Brands: Primally Pure, California Baby, Beautycounter

Primo Baby Bath

Primally Pure Baby Products

Nightingale Organic Washcloths

Mini Mori Hooded Towel


CLEANING

Laundry Detergent

Best option: Avoid fragrance, PEG’s, SLS, SLES, Dyes, 1,4-Dioxane, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Optical Brighteners, Phthalates, Parabens, Methylisothiazolinone,

Brands: Branch Basics, Molly’s Suds

Dish Soap

Best option: Avoid fragrance, PEG’s, SLS

Brands: Dr. Bronners, Meliora

Wipes

Best option: Avoid chlorine, QACs, artificial fragrances, Benzalkonium chloride, Didecyldimethylammonium chloride, C14 60%, C16 30%, C12 5%, C18 5%

Cleaning Wipes – Seventh Generation

On the Go Wipes – Handzies

Mollys Suds Laundry Detergent

Dr Bronners Soap

Seventh Generation Wipes


TOYS

Best option: Wood, organic cotton, natural rubber. Avoid plastic, PVC, and anything made in China.

Non-Toxic Toy Websites & Brands: HABA, Lovevery, Uncle Goose, Maisonette, The Tot, Hevea, Under the Nile

Play Gyms: Lovevery, HABA, Finn + Emma

Play Mats: Ruggish, Toki Mat

Favorite Toys: Haba Color Ball, Lovevery Toy Subscription, Wee Gallery Contrast Cards, HABA Toy Ring

Haba Toy Ring

Lovevery Play Gym

 

Ruggish Play Mat


OTHER ITEMS

Nursery Accessories

Diffuser: Ellia, RiteSune
Air Filter: Air Doctor, Germ Guardian, Molekule
Humidifier: Pure Enrichment

For Mama

EMF Blanket: Defendershield, Belly Armor

Ellia Diffuser

Air Doctor Air Purifier

Belly Armor EMF Blanket

 


I hope this list is helpful for you when registering. Questions? Comments? Leave them below!

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