One thing about parents—we all want the very best for our babies. That’s why, when you’re shopping, you’re likely looking closely at labels, scrutinizing the ingredients (can you pronounce them all?), and doing your best to balance your budget with the sometimes-spendy all-natural, organic, nontoxic, cruelty-free, and downright fabulous products you want for your little one.
Good news: All-natural baby products don’t need to break the bank. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite natural products for bathtime, skin care, feeding, playtime, and more.
1. The Natural (and Non-Gross) Bath Toy
100% Pure Natural Rubber – Nalu the Seahorse Bath Toy – Hermetically sealed, BPA, PVC, phthalates Free, $13.49
Goodbye, moldy rubber duck! Bath toys have gotten a bad rap (the plastic! the bacteria!), but this adorable seahorse will make bathtime great again. Not only is it bright, colorful, and completely adorable, but it’s also made of 100 percent pure, natural rubber and free of BPA, PVC, and phthalate. Plus, it’s certified non-toxic with food grade paint. The seahorse is hermetically sealed (genius!) so mold, dirt, and bacteria won’t accumulate inside. It’s just the right size for little hands and soft enough to chew.
2. The Shampoo With Ingredients You Can Pronounce
Weleda 2in1 Gentle Shampoo + Body Wash, 6.8-Ounce, $7.59
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. Parabens. Phthalates. Sometimes the ingredients in shampoo can make your head spin! Thankfully, you have plenty of all-natural shampoo options. This one is a particular favorite because it’s gentle, mild, and tear-free—and it smells great. It boasts ingredients like calendula extra, almond oil, sesame oil, and coconut, and no sulfates, parabens, phthalates, and mineral oil. It leaves hair soft and easy to comb, plus (this one’s important) it’s tear free and won’t sting those little eyes.
3. The Bubble Bath Everyone Loves
California Baby Bubble Bath – Calming – 13 oz (Pack of 2), $34.99
You’ve probably been warned against bubble bath—but this safe, gentle formula is a good one. It’s sulfate free, and it doesn’t contain any allergens like gluten, soy, oats, or dairy. The organic calendula extract and aloe vera are soothing and hydrating. And who doesn’t love that it comes with a bubble wand!?
4. The Lotion With No Sketchy Ingredients
Earth Mama Calming Lavender Baby Lotion with Organic Calendula, 8-Fluid Ounce, $10.36
This lotion is gentle and soothing enough for your baby’s skin, plus it smells great. It’s dermatologist-tested and made from organic herbs and oils. If you’re like many moms, you’ll likely be squeezing out a little extra for your own skin.
5. Disposable Diapers You Can Feel Good About
For families who want to take an all-natural approach to diapering, cloth diapering is a fun, convenient, and eco-friendly option. (Read more about cloth diapering here.) However, if you’re just looking for the best natural disposable diapers? Look no further.
Bambo Nature Eco Friendly Baby Diapers Classic for Sensitive Skin, Size 1 (4-9 lbs), $14.79 ($0.50/count)
These environmentally friendly diapers are ideal for babies prone to diaper rash and allergies. They’re absorbent enough to use overnight and soft enough for a baby’s sensitive skin.
The Honest Company Club Box Diapers with TrueAbsorb Technology, Rose Blossom & Sliced Fruit, Size 1, 80 Count, $24.69 ($0.31 / Count)
Founded by Jessica Alba, the Honest Company has been bringing parents natural baby products since 2011. These diapers are made without lotions, fragrances, latex, and chlorine processing, and they feature sustainably harvested fluff pulp and plant-derived materials. Plus, they’re carefully designed to fit securely and be soft and comfy.
Pampers Pure Disposable Baby Diapers, Hypoallergenic and Fragrance Free Protection, Size 1 (8-14 lb), 74 Count, SUPER, $24.94 ($0.34 / Count)
These diapers are no ordinary Pampers. They’re made from 100% certified sustainably sourced wood pulp, and they’re free of fragrance, lotion, parabens, EU 26 allergens, and chlorine bleaching. They still have the cute patterns and wetness indicator you’re used to, though.
6. The Diaper Cream That’s All-Natural and Soothing
Babo Botanicals Soothing Diaper Cream, 3 Ounce, $7.00
Diaper rash is no fun. But this gentle cream, featuring organic calendula, colloidal oatmeal, and non-nano zinc oxide should clear it up. It doesn’t smell yucky like some diaper creams. Plus, it’s pediatrician-tested and even safe to use with cloth diapers.
7. Bottles That Are Eco-Friendly and Easy to Use
There’s no sense stressing about baby bottles: These days, the plastic used in bottles no longer contains BPA, so they’re safe to use. However, some parents still prefer to go with glass, stainless steel, or silicone. And we say? Do what works for you and your baby! Here are a few favorites:
Lifefactory 4-Ounce BPA-Free Glass Baby Bottle with Protective Silicone Sleeve and Stage 1 Nipple, Sky Blue, $11.98
This glass bottle features a silicone sleeve for protection and easy gripping. The cap, ring, stopper, and nipple are all free of BPA, BPS, and phthalates. It’s all dishwasher safe, and it works with most breast pumps.
Comotomo Baby Bottle, Green, 8 Ounce, 2 Count, $21.59
These bottles and their nipples are made from hygienic silicone. The design is meant to mimic breastfeeding to minimize nipple confusion and bottle rejection. They’re safe for microwaves, boiling water, and dishwashers; however, if you prefer to clean bottles by hand, the wide neck makes it pretty easy.
thinkbaby Stainless Steel Baby Bottle, Silver, 9 Ounce, $13.59
You won’t find any chemicals in this bottle: No BPA, phthalates, lead, PVC, or any others. The one-piece design makes it easy to use, and the nipple is designed to reduce spit up and gas. Plus, as baby grows into a toddler, you can buy a conversion kit to turn the baby bottle into a sippy cup or straw bottle.
8. The Bottle Drying Rack That’s Actually Cute
Boon Grass Countertop Drying Rack,Green, $12.95
Sometimes it seems like a major part of parenthood is just dealing with all the bottles and sippy cups all over the place. Enter this adorable drying rack. It’s free of bad stuff (BPA, phthalates, and PVC), and it lets cups and bottles of all shapes and sizes drip dry. It looks cute on the counter, and, though it’s not dishwasher safe, the two-piece design means it’s easy to clean.
9. The Baby Toy That’s Natural, Cute, and Creative
HABA Color Pyramid Clutching Toy (Made in Germany), $15.99
Many parents are increasingly moving away from plastic toys. While wooden toys are a little pricier, they also last a long time. This fun gadget is a rattle, teacher, and toy all in one. It’s made from solid beech wood in Germany, and the colors rely on water-based, solvent-free lacquers—so it’s safe for tiny mouths and hands.
10. The All-Natural Nipple Soother
Organic Nipple Butter Breastfeeding Cream by Earth Mama | Lanolin-free, Safe for Nursing & Dry Skin, Non-GMO Project Verified, 2-Fluid Ounce, $9.44, Amazon
For a brand-new mom, nursing can take a bit of getting used to. It’s common for nipples to become dry and irritated. Enter this miracle cream: It’s designed to moisturize and soothe your nipples courtesy of calendula and organic herbs. It’s 100 percent organic, and there’s no lanolin, no petroleum, and no parabens. You don’t even need to wash it off before feedings, and it’s gentle enough to use on your baby’s skin too!