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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


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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 Glass Baby Bottles (2 Pack)
    Hevea Glass Baby Bottles (2 Pack)
    $29.99$34.99
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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!

  • Pura Baby Bottles from gimme the good stuff
    Pura Kiki Stainless Steel Baby Bottle
    Product on sale
    $16.99$21.99
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How many bottles do you need?

Pura Baby Bottles from gimme the good stuff

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.

  • Tin of 900 gram Loulouka Baby Formula
    Loulouka Organic Baby Formula – Stage 1 (900 Gram Tin)
    $49.00 or subscribe and save up to 8%
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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 Baby Burp Cloth - 3 pack from gimme the good stuff
    Blaynk Organic Cotton Burp Cloths – 3 pack
    $27.99
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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.

  • Baby Bar & Co. Silicone Baby Meal Bibs from gimme the good stuff
    Baby Bar & Co. Silicone Bibs
    Product on sale
    $11.00
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  • Blaynk Baby Bibs - 3 pack from gimme the good stuff
    Blaynk Organic Bibs – 3 Pack
    $27.99
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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.)

Stasher Reusable Silicone Bags

Snack-size is the best bet for breastmilk storage.

  • Stasher Reusable Silicone Bags
    Stasher Reusable Silicone Bags
    $9.99$12.99
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  • Zip Top Breast Milk Storage Bag 2 From Gimme the Good Stuff
    Zip Top Silicone Breast Milk Storage Bags (2 6oz Bags)
    $15.99
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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 Pacifier from gimme the good stuff
    Hevea Colored Natural Rubber Pacifier
    $9.99
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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.

  • Baby Bar & Co Silitensils from gimme the good stuff
    Baby Bar & Co. Silicone Baby Utensils
    Product on sale
    $11.00
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  • ecolunchbox-lunchbox-camping-tray-from gimme the good stuff
    ECOlunchbox Stainless Steel Divided Plate
    $15.50$17.50
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  • GoSili Silicone Bowl with Lid from gimme the good stuff
    GoSili Silicone Bowl with Lid/Plate
    $13.99
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  • GoSili Silicone Toddler Spoons from gimme the good stuff
    GoSili Silicone Spoons
    $9.99
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  • Thinksport BPA Free Cereal:Soup Bowl from gimme the good stuff
    Thinkbaby Stainless Steel Bowl with Lid
    $10.49
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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.

  • GoSili - No Spill Silicone Sippy Cup-12 oz from Gimme the Good Stuff
    GoSili – No Spill Silicone Sippy Cup-12 oz
    $13.99
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  • Thinkbaby Sippy of Steel from Gimme the Good Stuff
    ThinkBaby Sippy of Steel – Stainless Steel Sippy Cup in Orange
    $14.49
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High Chairs

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


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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


Stroller

  • Joolz Hub Gorgeous Grey from Gimme the Good Stuff
    Joolz Hub+ Non-toxic Stroller
    $729.00
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Newborn Wrap Carrier

  • Moby Evolution Wrap
    Moby Evolution Wrap
    $49.99$54.99
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Baby Carrier


Infant Lounger

  • Snuggle Me Baby Lounger from gimme the good stuff
    Snuggle Me Infant Lounger
    $99.00
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  • Snuggle Me Organic Toddler Lounger Cover from gimme the good stuff
    Snuggle Me Organic Infant Lounger Cover
    $48.00
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Bouncer


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.


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.

  • Blaynk Baby Crib Sheet from gimme the good stuff
    Blaynk Baby Organic Crib Sheet
    $49.00
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  • Naturepedic Organic Cotton Lightweight Classic from Gimme the Good Stuff
    Naturepedic Organic Cotton Seamless Lightweight Crib Mattress Series
    $269.00$299.00
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Travel Crib

Changing Table Pad

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

  • Naturepedic Changing Pad 2 sided Contoured from Gimme the Good Stuff
    Naturepedic Changing Pad, 2-Sided Contoured
    $129.00
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  • Naturepedic Changing Pad Cover from Gimme the Good Stuff
    Naturepedic Contoured Changing Pad Cover
    $29.00
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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 Nontoxic Playmat
    CorkiMat Comfy Nontoxic Playmat
    $199.00$299.00
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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.)

  • Lorena Canals Washable Azteca Natural Area Rug
    Lorena Canals Washable Azteca Natural Area Rug
    $95.00$285.00
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  • Natural Rubber Rug Gripper from Gimme the Good Stuff
    Natural Rubber Rug Pad
    $34.00$210.00
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  • Lorena Canals Smile Like a Llama Washable Rug
    Lorena Canals Smile Like a Llama Washable Rug
    $99.00
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  • Lorena Canals Washable Rug Hippy Dots from Gimme the Good Stuff
    Lorena Canals Washable Rug Hippy Dots
    $189.00
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Air Filter

Austin Air Healthmate Plus Junior Filter

  • Austin Healthmate Junior Plus
    Austin Healthmate Junior Plus
    $465.00$495.00
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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


Onesies & Sleepers

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Pants

  • Emerson Sleep from Gimmethe Good Stuff
    Colored Organics Emerson Sleeper
    $34.00
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Mittens


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 Swaddle from gimme the good stuff
    Blaynk Baby Organic Cotton Swaddle
    $27.99
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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!


Socks


Hats

  • Under the Nile Sherpa Ear Flap Hat from gimme the good stuff
    Under the Nile Sherpa Ear Flap Hat for Baby
    $20.00
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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 Natural Laundry Detergent from Gimme the Good Stuff
    Eco-Me Laundry Detergent
    $12.99 or subscribe and save up to 5%
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  • Mama Suds Liquid Laundry Detergent from Gimme the Good Stuff
    MamaSuds Natural Liquid Laundry Soap
    $20.00 or subscribe and save up to 5%
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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 Day Bag

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Esembly Inner Diaper

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Esembly Outer Diaper Cover

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Esembly Overnight Insert

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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
    ImseVimse Wet Bags
    $11.99$15.99
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  • Mama Suds Liquid Laundry Detergent from Gimme the Good Stuff
    MamaSuds Natural Liquid Laundry Soap
    $20.00 or subscribe and save up to 5%
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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 Diapers size 1 from gimme the good stuff
    Nest Baby Diapers (sold by the case)
    $57.00$65.00 or subscribe and save up to 8%
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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.

  • ImseVimse Washable Wipes - Roses from Gimme the Good Stuff
    ImseVimse Washable & Reusable Cloth Wipes – 12 Pack – DISCONTINUED
    $14.99
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  • Jackson Reece Wipes Water-Based from gimme the good stuff
    Jackson Reece Wipes – Water-Based
    $5.99 or subscribe and save up to 10%
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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 Organic Baby Balm from Gimme the Good Stuff 001
    Green Goo Organic Miracle Baby Balm
    $17.99 or subscribe and save up to 5%
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  • Ora's Amazing Herbal Unscented Baby Powder from Gimme the Good Stuff
    Ora’s Amazing Herbal Unscented Natural Baby Powder
    $12.99 or subscribe and save up to 5%
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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

  • Babo Botanicals Sensitive Baby Newborn Foam Wash from Gimme the Good Stuff
    Babo Botanicals Sensitive Baby Newborn Foam Wash – DISCONTINUED
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  • Tandi’s Naturals Gentle Herb Soap (Unscented) from Gimme the Good Stuff
    Tandi’s Naturals Gentle Herb Soap (Unscented)
    $10.00
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Baby Lotion

  • Babo Botanicals Sensitive Baby Fragrance Free Daily Hydra Lotion from Gimme the Good Stuff
    Babo Botanicals Sensitive Baby Fragrance Free Daily Hydra Lotion
    $13.99 or subscribe and save up to 5%
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Baby Bathtub


Organic Towels