Best Eco Feeding Gear & Food from 2018
Below is a list of winners from the 2018 Eco Excellence Awards in the Feeding category. They have all showcased excellence in a form of sustainability, safety, social responsibility, and health and wellness. For the full list of our 2018 Eco Excellence Winners please refer to this page.
Baby Bottle - EcoViking Baby Bottle Glass 240 ml Wide Neck - Mint Breeze Silicone Sleeve
When you are picking a baby bottle, we are inclined to tell you to go with glass. Not only is it better for the planet, but it is better for your baby. The EcoViking Wide Neck bottle is made from durable and odorless borosilicate glass, it comes with integrated anti-colic system and Includes a medical grade silicone round nipple. It has a removable silicone sleeve is easy to grip and provides extra protection against breakage. Thermal Shock resistant, to go from freezer to boiling water. Free from harmful chemicals, including BPA, Phthalates and PVC. FSC certified and tested in compliance with Safety Standard EN14350. Tested by TÜV SÜD. Check them out at https://www.ecoviking.com/
Why we love it: EcoViking was a two time winner this year, thanks to the fans that voted. We love the clean and modern look to the bottle, that its glass and comes with the silicone sleeve making it easy to grip for your little one. EcoViking also give back to good causes such as Save the Children International.
Baby Food - White Leaf Provisions Organic Biodynamic Mango, Carrot
Thankfully, the baby food market is being led by companies that have the integrity to produce organic, chemical-free, non-gmo foods for your baby's growing body. White Leaf Provisions has raised the bar as far as how 'clean' your baby's food can be. Heralding as the first business to bring a line of baby foods that are biodynamically farmed which is the gold standard for organic regenerative farming. The only work with small US biodynamic orchards where chemicals are forbidden and they have a zero tolerance for GMO's. They are offering the cleanest eats in the most popular eating vessel for children. Check them out at https://www.whiteleafprovision.com/
Why we love it: Founder, Meghan Rowe says, "We believe that being mindful towards the food we eat and the manner in which it is grown and produced allows us to be more in tune with ourselves and the world around ourselves." This is something we totally connect with. Biodynamic farming are helping to reverse climate change by drawing carbon back out of the atmosphere to help heal the planet that our kids will inherit.
Stokke - Tripp Trapp High Chair
There is not a more iconic chair than the Tripp Trapp. Conceptualized and birthed in 1972, Peter Opsvik designed an elegant, intelligent high chair that grows with your child, providing a comfortable, ergonomic seat at any age. This chair is made of European beech wood and can hold up to a 242 lb adult. If you are looking for a more color in your chair, they have a wide variety of water-based, non-toxic color selections. There are no harmful substances and its free from bisphenol and phthalates. They say purchasing baby gear can be overwhelming, we say it is not thanks to Peter and the Stokke Tripp Trapp high chair. Check it out here: https://www.stokke.com/USA/en-us/home
Why we love it: The chair was born to last. From the material being used, the non-toxic paint, to the grow-with-you design, it fits perfectly into the modern marketplace. We love the simplicity and functionality. It's an iconic piece that will even challenge Peter's latest Evomove Nomi high chair.
Toddler Snacks - Serenity Kids Free Range Chicken Made with Organic Peas & Carrots
Serenity Kids is working to end childhood obesity and malnutrition by making and selling nutrient-dense baby food that’s better for the environment, better for animals, and better for babies! They are the first and only pouched baby food that is low in sugar and high in healthy fats - creating a balanced, nourishing and tasty meal that most similarly mimics the macronutrients of breast milk. The meals contain meat from animals raised on pasture, without hormones, antibiotics or GMO feed, blended with organic high quality vegetables. They disclose where they source their meat, and parter with small American farmers who use regenerative agricultural techniques that improve the land and planet. Coming in two different pouch varieties, these nutrient-dense snacks meals are a great option for your toddler. Check them out at https://myserenitykids.com/
Why we love it: Founders, Joe and Serenity, knew if they were going to break into the saturated market with their Paleo-based meal, they would need a story larger than the product itself. That story is the love and commitment to the origin of proper and humane farming. Working with American farmers that are using regenerative agricultural techniques and treating their animals with dignity and high quality nutrition speaks volumes to the real mission Serenity Kids is on.
Utensils - Bamboo Bamboo Suction Bowl and Spoon Set
Bamboo was the only plant to survive the Hiroshima bombings, now it is being used to take on a new battle front - your home. The Bamboo Bamboo Suction Bowl comes with a food-grade silicone suction cup underneath the all natural bamboo bowl to prevent your baby from smacking, kicking, dropping, (insert action verb), his or her food bowl or plate to the ground. The bamboo makes it cool to the touch, and the suction bowl is removable when your child outgrows them. Check them out at https://www.bamboobamboo.co/
Why we love them: Another Mom inspired to change the way we parent. Sarah Offor knew that there needed to be a solution for the constant spillage in her house, but it wasn't until she read a statement that said "...Nearly every piece of plastic ever created still exists," did she determine what materials she was going to use. She landed on bamboo and it turned out beautiful. She has a great attention detail, and its even showcased in her packaging as well.