Day 244 / 365

I try not to push my beliefs on those around me, but when it comes to my niece Viv and my nephew Leo, I put a slight amount of pressure on my siblings and in-laws to at least consider keeping their children's toys, clothing and food items free of harmful toxins and ingredients. These days there are a multitude of choices for kids and babies that are both aesthetic and safe. 

While this season isn't necessarily about more stuff, I think a healthy mix of useful, wearable, sustainable products and donations on your loved one's behalf gives you a happy combination of the new and old traditions.

I've created a few other green gift guides thus far including a Donations Gift Guide HERE, Men's Green Gift Guide HERE, Small Business Gift Guide HERE, and Woman's Gift Guide HERE

- 9 ECO + ETHICAL GIFTS FOR BABIES - 

WINTER WATER FACTORY | Baby Grow | $38.00
Eco + Ethical How? Ethically made with eco-friendly organic cotton, and naturally dyed, these baby rompers have sweet patterns perfect for little ones.
Where To Buy? www.zady.com 

PAPER UNICORN | Personalized Deluxe Building Blocks | £45.00
Eco + Ethical How? 10 hand-painted solid hard-word blocks in 3 choice colours painted with water based paint and sealed with a non-toxic sealant finish. The unpainted wood parts are treated with organic coconut oil, which promotes the natural wood grains.
Eco + Ethical How? As advocates of the Campaign for Wool launched by the Prince of Wales in the UK, Stitch & Story seeks to promote wool as a sustainable and eco-friendly fibre. They hand knit their cute hats with super soft British 100% merino wool to keep your little one toasty through the winter months. 
Where To Buy? www.notonthehighstreet.com

CLOVER AND BIRCH | Wooden Play Gym | $69.00
Eco + Ethical How? Created with local pine, each gym features rounded edges that are sanded smooth. 100% cotton rope connects the pine pieces allowing each gym to be fully adjustable. The Coloured tips are painted using eco-friendly VOC-free paints. 
Eco + Ethical How? This is a gorgeous brand for little ones which features beautiful hand-drawn creatures on biodegradable bamboo serving sets which are free from BPA and phthalates. 
Eco + Ethical How? These watercolour stickers of trees and animals are illustrated using traditional watercolours and printed on PVC-free fabric which is removable and repositionable. They print using eco inks which are GREENGUARD gold certified. 
Eco + Ethical How? Handmade in the creator's studio in the UK these eco-friendly organic jersey leggings are gorgeous and soft. 
Where To Buy? www.notonthehighstreet.com 

SARAH & BENDRIX KIDS | Set of Stacking Toys | £34.50
Eco + Ethical How? Made from beech from sustainable sources, in line with EU standards, CE marked, this set of sweet stacking toys is a great gift for tiny little humans.
Where To Buy? www.notonthehighstreet.com

KLEAN KANTEEN | Baby Bottle | $18.50 +
Eco + Ethical How? I'm a super big fan of Klean Kanteen and love that they offer options for children which like all their products are reusable, safe, healthy, and toxin-free (BPA free). They promote natural-paced, relaxed feedings and proper digestion and development. The contoured, tapered shape is designed for small hands, and the wide mouth allows for easy cleaning, pouring, and filling.
Where To Buy? www.amazon.com


PHOTO 1: Fred & Noah