Is Your Infant Eco-friendly?

From diapers to nursery décor, all things baby are being manufactured to be good for Planet Earth, so there are no worries about your little one’s carbon footprint from day one. Here’s a peek at some products that might interest you.

Dream Green
Keep your most natural wonder cozy and comfortable throughout the night with eco-friendly sheets! A fun jungle print in pink or blue makes these sheets great for any nursery. The high-quality, super-soft fabric is made of organic cotton grown without the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers that can be harmful to the environment. The Organic Jungle Fitted Crib Sheet is available online at www.gap.com and local babyGap stores for $19.50.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Here’s a fitted, reusable diaper that is so fantastically soft and beautiful you will fall in love with the gorgeous, silky fabric. Made from bamboo fiber that absorbs 60 percent more than cotton and is naturally antibacterial, this ultra-absorbent diaper requires fewer changes, is comfortable for baby and not bulky under clothes. Find a retailer at www.bummis.com or get The Bamboozle online at www.babybunz.com for $19.95.

Snuggle Buddy
Make swaddling simple: Just wrap Baby in a receiving blanket, then place into the SwaddleKeeper and secure the Velcro. The padded head support and V-shaped leg opening keep the baby comfortable, while helping mothers with breastfeeding positioning and family members with holding Baby. Created by a mom-owned, earth-friendly company, the SwaddleKeeper is sewn with love by moms (and some aunties, too!) in Hood River, Ore. Available in organic fabric; find online at www.SwaddleKeeper.com with prices ranging $24-$36.

Gummy Bear
Soothe your baby’s gums with this soft, organic bear blanket. Knots, tags and even little animal ears are perfect for tugging, teething and touching. Designed to delight and engage, this take-along buddy is great for hugging, holding and making baby’s new teeth feel better. Made from organic cottons and filled with natural corn fibers, it’s machine washable. Who knew earth-friendly can be adorable, safe and practical? The Organic Teething Blanket is at www.dandelionforbaby.com for $12.99.

Growing Up Green
Bring more of the world to little ones with these environmentally-friendly wall graphics. Each collection features a different terrain for easy decorating and endless fascination. The oversized, self-adhesive, removable decals can be repositioned with no damage to walls and ample capacity for a child’s imagination – just peel and stick to create custom wallscapes. Sea Wall Graphics available at www.weegallery.com. Get 46 decals in one package for $38.