You know how much we love to seek out the very coolest baby registry essentials and must-haves, both as a group of moms who are searching for cool baby gifts for our own new additions, and as those who only wish we had them when ours were young ones. Especially when it comes to cool eco baby products that make you feel that much better about the items you’re buying.
So we are beyond thrilled to have joined up with the most perfect partner, Gugu Guru, the brilliant online baby registry, for some of the coolest baby essentials. They make personalized, unbiased product recos based on your own lifestyle and tastes (the quiz is so fun!) with expert guidance and handpicked assistance.
Best of all, while they do seek out the very best stuff, you can add any products at all from anywhere on the web to your Gugu Guru registry. Wow, if only all retailers let you do that.
But hey, we’re here to help too! As always.
That’s why we’re putting together this monthly series, featuring our own favorite baby registry essentials that you can add to your own free Gugu Guru registry, starting with our favorite eco-products, all of which you can find on the Gugu Guru site.
It’s brought to you in part by one of our own longtime favorite safer baby brands, babyganics, who happens to offer the babyganics Baby-Safe Bundle of Love, a very cool gift idea at an amazing price, available exclusively at Babies R Us.
Don’t miss how you could win these awesome eco baby picks below!
The coolest eco baby gear essentials
Lassig Green Label Neckline Bag “Ecoya” Diaper Bag
We’re big fans of Lassig’s stylish eco-friendly bag, especially the newest to their collection. The Ecoya bag is dyed in a super eco-conscious process that cuts down on energy usage by 63%.
Ergobaby Organic Baby Carrier
Tens of thousands of parents can’t live without their Ergobaby carriers, making it tops on our baby registry essential list. For the eco mom, be sure to check out their three organic options. We love the soft blush, but there’s also navy and dark cocoa, which are arguably better for tag-team baby with the menfolk in your life.
Nuna LEAF Curv Baby Seat
This brand is one of the newer must-haves on so many parents’ baby registry lists, thanks to a gorgeous modern design, a noise-free motor, and the added reassurance of an OEKO-TEX certified organic cotton cover and insert.
Baby Bjorn Bouncer Balance with Organic Cover
Baby Bjorn comes through again with their smartly designed, uber-popular, ergonomic Bouncer Balance now available in several durable, organic fabrics. (Hint: Dark colors are your lifesaver!)
The coolest eco baby essentials for bed and bath
Skylar Luna Footed Bodysuits
We first discovered this brand several years back, and we can tell you firsthand that these pjs hold up through many seasons, for many kids. The quality is exquisite and they’re meant to be passed down, which is an earth-friendly benefit in itself.
puj Baby Tub
Another mom-run company that’s growing like…well, a baby, their original puj portable sink tub makes bathtime so much easier, parents can’t live without theirs. We particularly like that it’s PVC and BPA-free, saves on water usage, and is mold and mildew-resistant. Because replacing an otherwise great product before its time is always a waste.
aden + anais Organic Swaddlers
After watching this little mom-run company grow into a big mom-run company, we still admire their gorgeous, highly functional, and eco-friendly baby swaddlers and sleep helpers, and they always remain a top-pick for us when thinking of must-have baby essentials.
ergoPouch Winter Baby Sleeping Bag
ergoPouch has become a top mom-recommended brand for so many different products, but did you know they’re out with a genius baby sleeping bag for the cool weather months too? Those cool nights will be here before you know it.
Bamboobino Baby Washcloths
For the most gentle moment of the day, an eco baby essential that’s hypoallergenic, free of dyes, absorbent, and perfect for that sensitive newborn skin.
babyganics Baby-Safe Bundle of Love
This is the ultimate new-parent must have, a wonderful gift set from one of our favorite brands that every pregnant mama hopes will show up from some generous friend or family member. It’s packed with every essential you need for those early weeks and months, from sustainable diapers and wipes to rash cream and hand sanitizer, all in a cute tote that you can use later. A gift that does double duty? Our kind of gift.
Coyuchi Honeycomb Baby Blanket
Yes, new moms can’t get overwhelmed with baby blankets, and these Fair Trade Certified organic baby blankets are modern, soft, useful, and sure to be put to good use for many, many months.
Earth Mama Angel Baby Earth Mama Body Butter
After all that bathing and changing, you need to take care of yourselves too, mamas! Keep this yummy, natural body butter around to pamper your own growing belly with the likes of organic Sea butter, Calendula, and essential oils. And remember, new moms — it also works on that belly on its way back down.
About our sponsor
Gugu Guru is the online baby registry we wish we all had as new moms, complete with personalized product recos based on your very own lifestyle and personal tastes. Start with the quiz, click the help button for guidance from real experts, and you’ll end up with plenty of unbiased recommendations for baby essentials that you’re sure to adore, from classic must-haves to those new and emerging brands we always love discovering.
And hey, don’t see exactly what you want? No problem. You can add any product from any website at all to your Gugu Guru registry. Sweet!
The coolest eco baby style essentials and toys
PACT Baby Short-Sleeved Snapsters
PACT is a remarkable company that everyone should know about, new parents or not. They’ve expanded their line of fair trade, ethically made, human-created organic clothing to include adorable baby snapsuits in sizes 0–18 months to get baby through that first year stylishly and comfortably.
Under the Nile Scrappy Buddy
We are swooning over these lovies, each one upcycled by hand from the adorable scraps of the 100% Organic Egyptian Cotton fabric scraps that makes this excellent company’s popular organic baby blankets and other organic essentials.
Kaboogie Soft Sole Gold Leather Baby Shoes
Who says eco clothing is all about natural earth tones? We adore anything metallic for a bit of tasteful bling on babies, and these soft sole, upcycled leather baby booties from a talented Etsy artist supports a small maker as well as your small future-walker.
Finn + Emma Stroller Toys
Oh, come on now! How can you resist this cuteness? Hey, sometimes a baby registry essential means a little need-to-have that just brightens your day and we’d say this two-piece stroller toy set made from materials like untreated hardwood, hand-knit certified organic cotton and sheep’s wool stuffing fits the bill in every way.
Lucky Palm Tree Organic Cotton High-low Dress
While plenty of eco-friendly and organic baby clothing has that muted, earthy look, we are thrilled to find this happy, bright dress from Lucky Palm Tree that’s as easy on the eyes as it is to slip on and off.
Lexy Pexy Wooden Teethers
We have not stopped loving these clever, pop culture-imbued wooden teethers since we first discovered them. Because really, is a baby ever too young for her first Chanel? Or sprinkled donut?
The coolest eco baby essentials for feeding
Mii Glass Nursing Bottles
A newer discovery of ours that’s become a fast, Cool Mom Picks favorite, the Mii glass nursing bottles are a safe, smart, pediatrician-recommended alternative to plastic…and yay for dishwasher use! Hey, new parents will take all the help we can get.
Matimati Baby Bandana Set
As a traditional bib alternative, we’re long fans of easy baby bandana style bibs, like these modern, gender-neutral options from Matimati Baby. Package it with some feeding utensils for a really sweet registry gift.
Cupcake Nursing Pads
Before feeding means anything having to do with spoons or purees, these are the most fantastic reusable nursing pads for new moms, saving you money and of course, our planet’s resources.
Bébé au lait Nursing Cover
We’ve loved watching this cool little company grow over the years to offer a terrific range of functional, stylish nursing covers that are as smartly designed as they are lovely to look at.
UpSpring Wellmom Coconut Oil Nipple Balm
It may not sound sexy to add nipple balm to your baby registry essentials list, but trust us — this all-natural, lactation consultant-recommended option made from coconut oil could end up being the item a new mom is most grateful for out of everything on that list.
Head over to our sponsor Gugu Guru to find all of these cool gifts for the eco mom.
EXTRA COOL: WIN IT! We’re so excited that our sponsor Gugu Guru is hosting a huge giveaway of these awesome items (over $1000 value!). Whoa! Just head over to their site to enter and see which of these picks are included. It’s easy, promise! And thanks to Gugu Guru and babyganics for helping making it whole lot easier for parents to register for such fantastic eco-friendly baby products.