Here are some of my favorite non-toxic baby products.  Please feel free to add your own favorites in the comments section!

1.  Tushies: The Gel-Free Alternative Diaper   This is the only disposable diaper that doesn’t contain sodium polyacrylate, the superabsorbent gel.  Diapers such as those from Seventh Generation aren’t bleached with chlorine, but still contain the superabsorbent gel.  We’ll be using cloth diapers for Paulie (see a previous post), but I plan to have these on hand for trips to Grandma’s house.  http://store.tushies.com/c-4-diapers.aspx

2.  TushiesWipes Unscented Natural Formula with Aloe  These wipes earned a zero rating from the Environmental Working Group’s Cosmetic Safety Database!  I’ll use cotton balls with water when Paulie’s first born, but these will be nice to keep in the diaper bag for when we’re out and about.  I’m thinking that, when we’re at home, I’ll use cloth wipes when he’s just wet, and disposable wipes when he’s poopy (there is a limit to the amount of  grossness that I can handle!)  http://store.tushies.com/c-2-wipes.aspx

3.  bumGenius Bottom Cleaner  I’ll use this with my cloth wipes.  There are a few different spray-on bottom cleaners available; I chose bumGenius’s because it doesn’t contain chammomile (I’m allergic to ragweed).  http://www.bumgenius.com/bottom-cleaner.php

4.  IPlay Organic Baby Clothes  Some clothes that are labeled “organic” are made from organic fiber but are still treated with bleaches, dyes, wrinkle resisters, and stain repellants that are unsafe.  IPlay’s baby clothes are not only made from organic fiber, but are also chemical-free.  I like the bright colors– it’s nice to find something organic that’s not just off-white!  Made from Oeko-Tex 100 certified organic cotton.  http://www.iplaybabywear.com/2006/Content/?mod=products&nav_mod=products&section=4

5.  Kee-Ka Organic Clothing  Adorable baby and toddler clothes with sayings like “sweet pea,” “cupcake,” “pumpkin,” “peanut,” and “You are my sunshine.”  Made from certified organic cotton and treated with low-impact dyes.  http://www.kee-ka.com/Merchant2/sfnt.html

6.  The Safe Starter  Stainless steel baby bottle with silicone nipple– see my previous post on this item.  http://www.kid-basix.com/thesafestarter.php

7.  MooMee Veggie Bibs  After reading that some baby bibs contain lead (gulp!), I set out in search of safe baby bibs for Paulie.  These are not only organic and sweatshop-free but are also incredibly cute.  They have photographs of fruits and veggies on them, and come packaged in baby food jars!  Adorable!  Winner of an iParenting Media Award.  http://iparentingmediaawards.com/winners/17/27213-16-159.php

8.  Mimi the Sardine  Cotton bibs coated with a water-based acrylic.  Comes in bright, cheerful patterns with airplanes, cars, jungle scenes, and more.   They also sell adorable placemats, lunch bags, and book bags.  Oeko-Tex 100 certified.  http://www.mimithesardine.com/kids_bibs.html

I don’t sell baby products, and I don’t make any money from recommending these– I just thought I’d share the results of my research for Paulie 🙂  Enjoy!

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