Today we’re talking all things zero waste baby registry! We all know that creating a baby registry is a daunting process. You have friends, family members, and even Instagram influencers telling you what you need. When you add all these things together, your list will probably be very long and overwhelming.
Aside from the anxiety-causing aspect of having way too much baby stuff in your house and the financial aspect of simply buying all this stuff, we think it’s really important for the well-being of this planet that you consider your footprint and think about a zero waste baby registry. Adding the requirement that the items you select for your baby registry have a small environmental footprint may seem like too much, but it’s helpful in so many ways.
So what’s a zero waste baby registry and why is it important? First, our children will inherit the world we leave for them. They will also learn many of their views about possessions and the environment from their parents. Why not set a good example from the start? Whether you’ve been meaning to Marie Kondo your life and spark some joy or just get more serious about your purchasing choices and how they impact our planet, becoming a parent is the perfect time.
In addition to being better for the environment, zero waste baby registry items will save you in some way or be safer for your child. What’s not to love?
NEW! Skip Hop’s Go Envi Eco-Friendly Diaper Backpack
Talk about eco-friendly! This stylish, durable and lightweight diaper backpack is made from recycled bottles. Plus it includes an eco-friendly reusable food tower for snacks & more.
Finnbin Cardboard Box Bassinets
Though it may seem odd, Finnish mothers have been using cardboard boxes as bassinets since the 1930s, and the country of Finland has one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the world. Instead of buying a bassinet that will only last for six months and then take up space in your garage or a landfill, choose a Finnbin. After the baby outgrows the Finnbin, it can be used as a storage box for baby’s keepsakes or you can recycle it.
Dékor Diaper Pails
Once you are done with diaper duty, Dékor Diaper Pails don’t go out with the trash. Just pop out the diaper insert and use it in the bathroom, kitchen or garage as a standard garbage can.
Milk Street Cribs
Milk Street Cribs are beautiful and the absolute best in quality, but the perks don’t stop there. Their cribs can be converted to toddler or even full size adult beds with a footboard, so it’s a piece of furniture that your child will actually never outgrow.
Larktale Chit Chat Stroller
Our number one pick for a zero waste baby registry stroller, the Larktale Chit Chat Stroller is designed to be recyclable and meets international safety standards. It is lightweight, features an ergonomic design, and folds up smaller than other strollers. It’s a great choice for you and the environment.
Pura Kiki Bottles
Plastic bottles can have chemicals that are a concern for many parents. Pura Kiki stainless steel bottles are completely safe and non-toxic. They are designed to last for many years as they grow with your child. Simply change the lids and you can go from a bottle, to a sippy cup, to a sport bottle. This is much better for the environment than tossing bottles when your baby outgrows them.
NOLEO Diaper Cleanser and Wipes
When it comes to a zero waste baby registry, the NOLEO diaper cleanser and moisturizer is a great pick. The lotion cleans and moisturizes, eliminating the need for traditional baby wipes and diaper cream. Standard baby wipes are nonbiodegradeable, so this is a big savings for the environment. You can choose to use the diaper cleanser with reusable cloth wipes, or choose their organic cotton disposable wipes that are fully biodegradable.
Start your little one’s life in an environmentally friendly and safe way by including these zero waste baby registry products on your list. Your kiddos deserve the best – both in terms of quality products and the Earth they will someday inherit.
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