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Best Eco-Friendly Baby Gear 2020

Charlie Banana - Reusable Cloth Diaper: One Size Sophie Edition

You guys know how much we love this diaper. We have watched Charlie Banana grow from its infant stages to one the best selling cloth diapers in the world. They make cloth diapering look easy, and it really is. Now, they are teaming up with Sophie La Girafe for 5 adorable colorways and patterns to match every baby’s favorite teether.

Charlie Banana diapers are soft, easy-to-clean, fit well, and are Carbon Neutral Certified. We always encourage moms and dads to try cloth diapering, and if you do, start with some Charlie’s.

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Abbies Huggs Baby Carrier

Abiie's Huggs Contour is an innovative baby carrier built for versatility. Its revolutionary carrier booster seat not only provides all-day comfort, but the ergonomic design ensures a healthy sitting position (frog-leg or M-position) for your growing baby. Huggs Contour is lightweight, yet rugged, and has been designed to deliver the very best ergonomics in every carrying mode, for both the parent and child. Huggs Contour is the perfect companion for parents who want to keep their baby close and comfortable, at any time and anywhere.

The makers at Abiie are not only concerned with the health and posture of a child, but they really address the posture and safety of the adult carrying the child. Strap on the Abiie stroller, and let your child have a comfortable front seat view of the new world around them.

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Popyatot Jafari Swaddle

If you have not heard of Pop Ya Tot, we promise you aren’t the only one, but now you need to know them. Heralding from the land down under Pop Ya Tot is a family-owned business that started from their dining table and is a highly regarded baby bedding and linen boutique, stocked in over 300 outlets around the world. Their Jafari Swaddle was an immediate love affair by our team. It is made of certified organic cotton, lightweight and breathable, the print is tasteful, and the length allows for room for growth. It is currently out of stock, but you can check out their latest prints here:

Musluv - Baby Sun Shade

A new entrant to the awards this year, Musluv, offers a great solution to the stroller category. The Baby Sun Shade Covers are a portable shade solution that shields delicate baby skin against the sun's UV rays and provides excellent UPF 50+ protection.

With their soft cotton ties, they can be used in lots of different ways such as a nursing cover, baby blanket, shade for an on-body baby carrier (for example a Baby Bjorn or ergo carrier) or car window shield. They are especially popular as a stroller (or bassinet) cover because they can be tied on it in a multitude of ways with gaps to provide good airflow into the pram to keep it cool and comfortable. They are baby-friendly and breathable, made of 100% layered cotton muslin finished with a UV treatment that follows the Oeko-Tex standard of safety.

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Jackson Reece Kinder by Natural Plant Based Baby Wipes

There is no question in our mind on how Jackson Reece has managed to maintain their title as best baby wipes as all of the products from the Jackson Reece brand are made from plant and vegetable extracts only! They source the finest natural and organic ingredients and use only those that are proven to be nurturing to the skin and good for the planet. One of the most notable features of their baby wipes is their use of 100% biodegradable wood pulp that is obtained from FSC certified forests. Their wipes have been tested by an independent laboratory that shows in a compost or landfill their wipes will decompose naturally in 12 weeks. While many companies are now jumping on the bandwagon to reduce single-use plastics in their products, Jackson Reece continues to produce wipes that are 100% natural fibers that are 100% biodegradable and compostable.

We cannot tell you how many conversations we have had with parents about reducing soreness and reactions on their baby’s behinds by simply understanding what is in the wipes they are using. Our skin is our largest organ and it is susceptible to everything we put on it. Jackson Reece is honest and upfront about what they use in their products, so they provide explanations on all of their labels for the purpose of each ingredient. That way consumers will feel more comfortable with the substances they are using on their skin. We have never had a bad experience with these wipes nor the company.

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Mitteez Freez’lils

Last year’s winner, Mitteez, created a little mitten that fits snug on your baby’s hands that they can chew on and you can feel safe about. Now, they are back with an adorable cold teether and tooth fairy keepsake for your little! You simply can freeze and put in the pouch or just leave it on the strap! All of Mitteez products are all made from the most natural, organic, and safe materials. Their teething mittens are specifically designed for the early and late stages of teething. The teether is 100% non-toxic, made from food grade safe silicone. Invented and created by a mother to ensure safety and functionality so it’s simple to use anywhere.

There are a lot of options when it comes to teethers, this is one of the select few we would recommend.

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Erbaviva Nursinig Balm

It is no secret that breastfeeding has its discomforts, pains, and complications, and you should always consult with a doctor in regards to your experiences. But for discomfort, you should absolutely try nursing balms. Our winner makes a certified USDA organic solution to safely hydrate dry, cracked, sore skin for better breastfeeding. There is no need to rinse off prior to breastfeeding. It is excellent also when using a breast pump as it provides a better seal between the breast and the breast pump.

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