“Going green with baby? From wooden rattles to glass bottles, here are sustainable baby gear choices.
If you’re someone who shops with sustainability in mind and values products made from natural, eco-friendly materials and organic ingredients, you’ll likely want to continue that trend after you become a parent. Luckily, the baby market is on your side—there are so many (amazing) green baby items to choose from when you’re building your registry.
Bumbleride strollers are made from 100% recycled PET and have kept over half a million water bottles out of landfills since 2011. The Indie is an all-terrain stroller that will take you from the newborn days through toddlerhood.” – Babylist
“Clek car seats are more than just sleek and beautiful. The company was the first to remove brominated and chlorinated flame-retardants from their car seats and even offer an ethically-sourced 100% Merino wool option for this seat. The Liing is comfortable, convenient and extremely safe. “ Read the entire Green Baby Registry .
“The Indie can be used from birth all the way up to 50 pounds without any additional attachments. Even if you don’t plan to run with your baby, you’ll appreciate the air-filled tires (a pump is included) and easy maneuverability. The single front wheel can swivel, making tight turns on city sidewalks a breeze, or be locked into position when you’re jogging.
For kids who can’t quit their stroller naps, the back reclines nearly flat and the footrest can pop up, creating a cozy spot on the go. Plus, the top window’s magnetic flap makes it easy to check in quietly. Eco-minded parents will also love that the fabrics are made from recycled plastic, and the company claims that they’ve kept an impressive half a million water bottles out of landfills since 2011.”
“A stroller that can handle a variety of surfaces and speeds.
As with most things baby related, it’s hard to know what you need until the little one has arrived. But trail runners will know at least one thing for certain: They’ll want a stroller they can run with. Your choice of ride can be the difference between a blissful jaunt with your beloved and a cry-filled slog that can’t end soon enough.
In testing running strollers over the last six months, we came to terms with the fact that bombing down some of our favorite technical, singletrack trails was just not going to happen with a baby. But the right stroller will keep you moving on packed dirt, gravel paths and mellow trails.”
2017 Bumbleride Speed
Weight: 26 lbs
Child Weight Max: 65 lbs
“The Bumbleride is well-made, versatile and durable—a piece of equipment you’ll be able to use for some time. It navigates easily on all types of surfaces, and has excellent suspension and a clean, sleek look.
The company touts it as being eco-friendly—the Speed is made partly of recycled water bottles and is free of chemicals like PVC and phthalates. That may contribute to the price, which is well above other comparable options.
With the front wheel locked—a feature many running strollers offer to increase stability when moving at faster speeds—this stroller can seem heavy, especially when pushing it uphill. But when the wheel is on swivel, it’s smooth and easy to push, making for a comfortable ride for both runner and baby.
The storage is spacious and easy to get into, and the canopy has more coverage than many other strollers, making it good for unexpected rain showers. The fabric is thick and durable, but can make for a sweaty baby on hot summer days. A couple of bonus features: it comes with a bell, so you can let people know when you’re running up behind them, and it has a small zippered pocket for your phone and keys.”
[Giveaway Closed. Congratulations Tara C!] Got a baby on the way? (Or in your arms?) Then this “Dream Baby Shower” giveaway is something you’re gonna love. We’ve teamed up with Tubby Todd, Willow, Bumbleride, Hatch Baby, and Happiest Baby for a treasure trove of baby-centric gifts valued at over $2,500. Check out what’s in store for one very, very lucky winner below, and be sure to enter before the giveaway ends on 11:59 p.m. PST, October 15, 2018.
BUMBLERIDE Bumbleride is all about living active lifestyles with kids while recognizing the impact of the products we use everyday to raise kiddos! Bumbleride products are all-purpose, built to perform whether taking your little ones on a trail run or navigating the local farmers market. That’s why they design every element in house, from the ground up, drawing on the collective feedback of real parents.
WIN an Indie All-Terrain Stroller ($549).
HATCH BABY Hatch Baby is on a mission to bring innovation to the world of parenting. They are passionate about combining modern design with smart technology to revolutionize how parents care for babies and kids.
WIN a Rest and a Grow for your nursery ($200).
Everything you need to pump (yes, even the milk bag) you can find with Willow. Designed to work quietly in your bra with no attachments, Willow lets you keep your clothes on—so you can move and pump as you please. They are transforming the pumping experience for women everywhere.
WIN a Willow Wearable Breast Pump ($479.99).
HAPPIEST BABY Happiest Baby is a mission-driven company dedicated to helping parents succeed at their most important job—raising healthy, happy children. Founders of the Snoo Smart Sleeper, Happiest Baby is constantly coming up with great ideas to help your little ones grow to be happy and healthy!
WIN a Snoo Smart Sleep ($1200).
TUBBY TODD Tubby Todd is an all natural bath company based in San Diego, CA. Founded by a mom who couldn’t find anything that worked on her kids’ eczema, it’s all about good, clean products that actually work for everyone in the family.
WIN a Basics Gift Set and $250 store credit ($330).
“With my due date literally right around the corner, I’m so excited to finally get to put all of the amazing items I’ve been gifted for Baby Girl Beech to use! When I first found out I was pregnant, I was completely clueless as to what products I would need to care for a baby. My friends and family would spew random information at me, which was super helpful but also extremely overwhelming and hard to take in. I’d make note of things mentally that stood out to me as items and products that would work for me and our family’s needs and lifestyle but when it came time to get organized and put together a baby shower registry, it was difficult to know where to begin! Cue, the registry guru who stumbled into my life at just the right time and helped me more than I could ever express! Monica Banks is the founder of Gugu Guru and now someone I’m grateful to call a friend. She is an expert on all things babies and children and was so crucial in my decision making when it came to products for our little one. Monica kept me organized, educated, prepared and above all else, made me feel confident that it was all going to be okay whenever I got overwhelmed or had questions. The guidance and careful thought that went into every category of baby products to suit our family was just brilliant and I’m thrilled she was able to take the lead on this blog post and share all the details of my baby shower registry with you today! Hope you enjoy!”- Shenae