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Complete Non-Toxic Baby Registry Checklist

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1. Safest stroller / 2. Pocket bib / 3. Rash protection / 4. Non-toxic car seat / 5. Better cloth diapers / 6. Plastic-free breast milk storage / 7. Silicone spoons / 8. Nursery air filter


Pulling together this list of  all the non-toxic baby registry items a conscious parent could possible want was fun! Mostly, I’m struck by how much has changed since my last pregnancy–then again, it WAS 8 years ago! It almost makes me want to have another baby–almost.

To make sure I wasn’t missing any great new inventions (turns out, I totally was), I called upon my friend Stefanie Koenig, who is a conscious mom to Marlowe, 5, and Greta, 2.

Stef and I agreed on the following list of essential earth-friendly and toxin-free Good Stuff. We hope this helps you build a baby shower registry or just make sure you have everything you need for the final stage of pregnancy and early days of parenthood.

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Stefanie with Marlowe and Greta

Some of the items below are available in our store (and I’m working on getting more there!), and otherwise I will include a link to where you can find them. In a few cases, if you purchase an item from our link we may earn a commission from Amazon or elsewhere.

By the way, if you’re creating a registry, we love MyRegistry.com, which makes it super easy to register from multiple stores rather than just one place.

So, without further ado, here’s what we think you need! I look forward to your comments and suggestions of other amazing Good Stuff for a new baby.



FEEDING

Bottles

The big rule here is avoiding plastic, which can leach chemicals. Glass and stainless steel are our top choices, but silicone is also okay. We like the following three brands the best.

Hevea Baby Glass Bottles

Pura Kiki Stainless Steel Infant Bottle (We recommend the insulated ones so you can take them on the go and know that the milk will stay fresh!)

Como Tomo Silicone Baby Bottle Bundle

Pura_infant bottles_Gimme the good stuff

How many bottles do you need?

I barely used bottles because I exclusively breastfed and worked from home, so I asked Stef to weigh in to answer this. My key takeaways from our conversation are as follows:

  • Newborns only drink 1-2 oz of breast milk/formula at a time so you want smaller bottles and the slowest flow nipple so they don’t choke while they eat.
  • If you are exclusively formula-feeding, 5 or 6 small bottles would work, as long as you’re okay with washing some bottles throughout the day.
  • If you are only supplementing with formula, 3 or 4 small bottles would be fine. (Having backsups is always nice.)
  • When the baby starts drinking larger quantities, you need the bigger bottles that hold up to 8 oz and also need to switch your nipple to a higher level one, so they can get more liquid and won’t get frustrated. Again, you need 5 or 6 bottles for an exclusively bottle-fed baby, and 3 or 4 for a baby that’s also on the breast.

Formula

If you won’t be exclusively breastfeeding, you can use our guide to figure out which is the best formula for your situation. My top pick is Loulouka for almost everyone. Because you can’t know for sure which formula will best agree with your newborn’s stomach, I recommend starting with no more than 7 or 8 boxes.

Loulouka Organic Stage 1Loulouka Organic Swiss Formula Stage 1 (500G) from gimme the good stuff


Burp Cloths

Depending on how much your baby spits up (I had one prolific spitter and one who almost never did), you’ll probably go through between one and five burp cloths a day. If you want to do laundry twice a week, I’d have ten on hand to be safe. (You’ll find that you use them for many other messes, too.)

Blaynk Organic Burp Cloths

Blaynk Baby Burp Cloth - 3 pack from gimme the good stuff

Monica & Andy Organic Burp Cloth

Monica and Andy Burp Cloth Gimme the Good Stuff


Bibs

We recommend having 5-10 cloth bibs (sometimes I would put my babies in bibs just because of all the drool!), and two silicone bibs for when they start to eat solid foods.

Blaynk Organic Bibs

Blaynk Baby Bibs - 3 pack from gimme the good stuff

Milkbarn Organic Cotton Kerchief Bib

Milkbarn Organic Cotton Kerchief Bib

Baby Bar & Co Silicone Baby Bibs

Baby Bar & Co. Silicone Baby Meal Bibs from gimme the good stuff


Breastmilk Storage

Back when I was breastfeeding and pumping, the only option for storing pumped breast milk was in plastic bags. Now, you can avoid plastic entirely with these silicone solutions. (Depending on how much milk you want to store in your freezer, you’ll probably want between 6 and 10 bags of either.)

ZipTop Silicone Breast Milk Storage Bags

Zip Top Breast Milk Storage Bag Pour From Gimme the Good Stuff

Stasher Reusable Silicone Bags

Snack-size is the best bet for breastmilk storage.stasher bags gimme the good stuff


Pacifiers

My babies never took to the pacifier, but I am not against them. Just make sure to choose paci is made of natural rubber like the one below.

Hevea Colored PacifierHevea Colored Pacifier from gimme the good stuff

Loulou Lollipop Pacifier Clip

LouLou Lollipop Silicone pacifier holder gimme the good stuff


Plates, Bowls, and Spoons

When choosing dishes, plastic should again be avoided, but you clearly won’t be handing a toddler a glass bowl, either. For that reason, stainless steel and non-leaching silicone are two of my favorite materials for plates, bowls, and cutlery.

GoSili Silicone Bowl with LidGoSili Silicone Bowl with Lid from gimme the good stuff

Thinksport Stainless Steel BowlThinksport BPA Free Cereal:Soup Bowl from gimme the good stuff

ECOlunchbox Trayecolunchbox-kids-tray-with-food

Baby Bar & Co Silitensils for InfantsBaby Bar & Co Silitensils from gimme the good stuff

GoSili Silicone Toddler SpoonsGoSili Silicone Toddler Spoons from gimme the good stuff


Sippy Cups

You won’t believe how quickly your baby switches from bottles to sippy cups (sometimes by 6 months!), and you’ll want to avoid sippies where liquid sits in–or baby sucks from–plastic. One plus to choosing a Pura baby bottle is that when it comes time to transition, you simply swap out the nipple top for the sippy or straw top, rather than buying an entirely new cup and tossing the old bottles. We also like the following sippy cups.

ThinkBaby Thinkster of Steel Sippy CupThinkbaby Thinkster of Steel Sippy Cup from gimme the good stuff

GoSili OH! 360 Silicone Sippy CupGoSili OH! 360 Sippy Cup 12oz. from gimme the good stuff


High Chairs

The safest high chairs are made of solid wood, and any plastic components should be free of BPA, phthalates, and polyurethane.

Stokke TrippTrapp Solid Wood High Chair

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Stokke Steps Chair Cushion

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GEAR

You’ll want to make sure that strollers and car seats contain no flame retardants or other problematic chemicals. (Our Car Seat Guide provides a review of many popular brands, and the following model from Clek is our favorite.)

Car Seat

Clek Liing Infant Car Seat, MammothClek Car Seat – Mammoth

Milk Snob GOTS Certified Carseat Cover

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Stroller

Joolz Hub Non-Toxic Stroller with optional BassinetJoolz Hub Nontoxic Stroller from Gimme the Good Stuff


Newborn Wrap Carrier


Bouncer

BabyBjorn Bouncer BlissBabyBjorn Bouncer Bliss from Gimme the Good Stuff



NURSERY & DECOR

Crib

Choose a crib and nursery furniture made of solid wood if possible, ideally with a no-VOC, nontoxic finish. Any of the dressers or changing tables from the following brands are also toxin-free, with the exception of the Ikea one.

Romina Furniture New York CribRomina Furniture New York Crib from Gimme the Good Stuff

Green Cradle Gratitude Slat Baby Crib

Gratitude Slat Crib from Gimme the Good Stuff

Ikea Sniglar Crib

Ikea Sniglar Crib from Gimme the Good Stuff

Crib Mattress

Choosing a toxin-free mattress, whether for a crib or a King-sized bed, can be a confusing process, and our Safe Mattress Guide endeavors to make it simpler. Naturepedic is our top-pick for a comfortable, safe crib mattress.

Naturepedic Organic Cotton Lightweight Crib Mattress MattressNaturepedic organic cotton classic seamless 2-stage from Gimme the Good Stuff

Blaynk Baby Organic Crib Sheet

Blaynk Baby Crib Sheet from gimme the good stuff


Travel Crib

Lotus Travel CribLotus Travel Crib from Gimme the Good Stuff


Changing Table Pad

Once again, Naturepedic is our top choice for a flame-retardant free changing pad.

Naturepedic Changing PadNaturepedic Changing Pad 2 sided Contoured from Gimme the Good Stuff

Naturepedic Contoured Changing Pad Covers

Naturepedic Changing Pad Cover from Gimme the Good Stuff

Monica & Andy Changing Pad Cover

monica and andy organic changing table pad cover gimme the good stuff


Playmat

Most mats for babies contain polyurethane foam. We chose CorkiMat as our top pick because it contains no polyurethane or flame retardants and comes encased in organic cotton.

CorkiMat Comfy Non-Toxic Playmat

CorkiMat Lite Kids


Nursery Rug

Rugs are another place where you’ll often find flame retardant chemicals. Lorena Canals offers a large selection of machine-washable cotton rugs free of toxins. Below are a few of our favorite. (Make sure that the pad you put under the rug is made of 100% natural rubber rather than vinyl, which contains phthalates.)

Hippy StarsLorena Canals Hippy Stars Vintage Nude Washable Rug from gimme the good stuff

Happy Llama

Lorena Canals Smile Like a Llama Washable Rug

Azteca

Lorena Canals Azteca Blue

Earth Weave Rubber Rug Gripper

EarthWeave Rubber Rug Gripper from Gimme the Good Stuff


Air Filter

Austin Air Healthmate Plus Junior Filter

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CLOTHING & ACCESORIES

Ideally, your baby will be clothed in only organic cotton. If you can’t find certified organic, then look for an Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certifictaion,  which prohibits the use of dangerous dyes and other toxins. Castleware is a brand we trust across the board.

Complete Organic Layette

Monica & Andy Newborn Layette Cuddle BoxMonica and Andy Classic Layette Cuddle Box from Gimme the Good Stuff


Onesies & Sleepers

Burt’s Bee’s Organic BodysuitsBurt’s Bee’s Baby Unisex Baby Bodysuits from Gimme the Good Stuff

Primary Short-Sleeve BabysuitPrimary Short-Sleeve Babysuit from Gimme the Good Stuff

Pact Long-Sleeve BodysuitPact Longsleeve Bodysuit from Gimme the Good Stuff

Primary Organic Zip FootiePrimary Zip Footie in All-Star from Gimme the Good Stuff


Pants

Primary Baby PantsPrimary Baby Pants Grass from Gimme the Good Stuff

Under the Nile Footed PantUnder the Nile Footed Pant Off White from Gimme the Good Stuff


Mittens

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Swaddles & Blankets

You’ll want to have at least three swaddles on hand, because your baby will inevitably pee through at least one each day. And you’ll find that you can never have enough cute organic blankets.

Blaynk Baby Organic SwaddleBlaynk Baby Swaddle from gimme the good stuff

Monica & Andy Organic Coming Home Blanket

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Sleep Sack

You’ll probably want a to stock a few sleep sacks, since babies will pee (or worse) through these, too!

Castlewear Sleeper BagCastlewear Sleeper Bag from Gimme the Good Stuff


Socks

Touched by Nature Organic Baby SocksTouched by Nature Organic Baby Socks from Gimme the Good Stuff

Monica & Andy Baby Tube Socks

andy and monica newborn tube socks


Hats

Pehr Knot HatPehr Knot Hat from Gimme the Good Stuff

Spearmint Love Organic Cotton BeanieSpearmint Love Organic Cotton Beanie from Gimme the Good Stuff

Under the Nile Cold Weather HatUnder the Nile Sherpa Ear Flap Hat from gimme the good stuff


Laundry Detergent

Any of the laundry soaps in our Detergent Guide are toxin-free and safe for baby clothes. The following two brands are customer favorites.

Eco-Me Laundry DetergentEco-Me Lavendar Blossom Laundry-Detergent from Gimme The Good Stuff

Pure Natural Baby Laundry Detergent

Pure Natural Baby Detergent from Gimme the Good Stuff



DIAPERING

I was certainly not a full-time cloth-diapering momma, but things have come a long way—if I had to do it again, I would absolutely give it a try!

Cloth Diapers

If you’ll be a full-time, cloth-diapering mom, we recommend 24 inners and 6 outters. If you’ll be a part-time cloth diaperer, go with 12 inners and 4 outters. (Your baby will need to move up to Size 2 when she hits 18 pounds)

Esembly Inner Diaper

Use code GOODSTUFF*10* at checkout for 10% off everything at Esembly.Essembly Inner Diaper from Gimme the Good Stuff

MamaSuds Cloth-Diaper Safe Liquid LaundryMamaSuds Liquid Laundry – Unscented

ImseVimse Wet Bags

While this is designed for cloth diapers on the go, the large one could also used to line a diaper pail and reduce waste.

ImseVimse Wet Bag Drawstring Large - Circus Life from Gimme the Good Stuff

Esembly Day Bag

Use code GOODSTUFF*10* at checkout for 10% off everything at Esembly.Esembly Day Bag from Gimme the Good Stuff


Disposable Diapers

If you decide to use disposable diapers (even part time), our Diaper Guide can help you choose the most eco-friendly brands. Nest is a reader favorite.

Nest Baby DiapersNest Diapers Size 1 from gimme the good stuff


Diaper Wipes

We hope you’ll get addicted to the reusable variety, but you can register for several kinds and see which ones you like best.

Jackson Reece Baby WipesJackson Reece Water based wipes from gimme the good stuff

Noleo Duo Baby Wipes SystemNoleo Duo from gimme the good stuff

ImseVimse Washable & Reusable Cloth Wipes

ImseVimse Washable Wipes – Lavender from Gimme the Good Stuff


Diaper Creams & Powder

Our Diaper Cream Guide will help you choose a toxin-free product for diaper rash relief. The following are our favorites.

Green Goo Baby BalmGreen Goo Baby Balm from Gimme the Good Stuff

Babo Botanicals Oatmilk Calendula Soothing Diaper Cream

Babo Botanicals Soothing Diaper Cream

Ora’s Amazing Herbal Unscented All Natural Baby PowderOra’s Amazing Herbal Unscented Baby Powder from Gimme the Good Stuff


Diaper Pail

Ubbi Steel Diaper Pail



BATHTIME

Less is more when it comes to using skin or hair products on your baby. A simple bar of soap is the most eco-friendly choice, and lotion is really only necessary if your baby has dry skin. Organic coconut oil is multi-purpose essential.

Baby Shampoo & Wash

Tandi’s Naturals Gentle Herb Soap

Tandi’s Naturals Gentle Herb Soap (Unscented) from Gimme the Good Stuff

Esembly Petite Pouch

Use code GOODSTUFF*10* at checkout for 10% off everything at Esembly.Esembly Petite Pouch from Gimme the Good Stuff

Face/Hand Wipes

Babo Botanicals 3-in-1 Sensitive Baby WipesBabo Botanicals 3-in-1 Sensitive Face Hand Body Wipes from Gimme the Good Stuff


Hand Sanitizer

All Good Organic Peppermint Hand Sanitizer Spray

All Good Organic Peppermint Hand Sanitizer Spray from gimme the good stuff


BOOKS

You’ll almost certainly be gifted many books, including multiple copies of Good Night Moon. Here are a few other wonderful first book ideas.

You Are Light

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A is for ActivistA is for Activist from Gimme the Good Stuff



PLAY

Our Safe Toy Guide offers some guidelines for choosing toxin-free toys for children of all ages. What follows are some of our favorite toys and teethers for the youngest set.

Gym

Lovevery Play GymLovevery Play Gym from Gimme the Good Stuff


Soft Toy


Teethers

Three Hearts VW Bus Silicone Teether

Three Hearts VW Bus Silicone Teether - BPA Free from gimme the good stuff

Under the Nile Carrot Organic Veggie Toy Teether

Under the Nile Carrot Veggie Toy from Gimme the Good Stuff


Rattles

Haba Rattling MaxHaba Rattling Max from gimme the good stuff

Kleynimals Stainless Steel KeysKleynimals-Toy-Keys gimme the good stuff


Doll

Under the Nile Sasha Dress Up Doll

Under the Nile Sasha Dress Up Doll


Versatile Toy

Rainbow ToyDena Neon Rainbow from Gimme The Good Stuff


Lovey

Under the Nile Sleeping Lovey Doll

Under the Nile Sleeping Lovey Doll – Grey Stripe


Play Kits

Lovevery Play Kits



FOR MAMA

Nipple Cream

My own breastfeeding experience was really tough, and I hope not one woman reading this goes through the same. If you have even a little discomfort, you’ll want a safe, soothing, toxin-free balm like my favorite from Green Goo.

Green Goo Nursing CreamGreen Goo Nursing Cream from Gimme the Good Stuff


Stretch Mark Balm

Green Goo Belly Balmgreen-goo-belly-balm


Sitz Bath


Radiation Protection

DefenderShield EMF Radiation Protection Baby Belly Band

DefenderShield EMF Radiation Protection Baby Belly Band from gimme the good stuff


Reusable Nursing Pads

Bamboobies Washable Nursing PadsBamboobies Washable Nursing Pads from Gimme the Good Stuff


Nursing Pillow

Holy Lamb Nursing Pillow

Holy Lamb Certified Organic Nursing Pillow - Bo Peep from gimme the good stuff


Nursing-Friendly PJs

Kindred/Bravely Organic Nursing/Sleep Bra

Kindred Bravely organic nursing bra gimme the good stuff
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Maternity/Nursing Poncho
Pact Maternity Nursing Poncho from Gimme the Good Stuff


Comfy Underwear

Knickey Organic Cotton Undies

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20 responses to “Complete Non-Toxic Baby Registry Checklist”

  1. Hello! I’m wondering about safe playmats, do you know anything about the alzip mat from Wunderkids.ca? Is it a safe option? Thank you!

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  3. You recommend Esembly’s cloth diapers. Is their detergent also good stuff?

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  5. I’m curios about Dyper brand bamboo diapers and wipes. Do you have any info on that brand? Thank you kindly!

  6. Thanks for this. Did you discover any nontoxic bassinets in your research? I’m struggling to find one. Also, thoughts on Holle formula? Interested to hear why you didn’t add it as your pick. Thanks!

    1. Holle formula is definitely Good Stuff! I just think Loulouka is even better:).
      You can read our reviews of all of them here: https://gimmethegoodstuff.org/safe-product-guides/safe-infant-formula-guide/

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