The Cutest Eco-Friendly Gear for Kids
Let's be honest: Few things are more fun to shop for than baby toys and clothes. Whether it's for your son, niece, or friend's child, checking out the colorful aisles packed with teeny outfits and whimsical play toys has the ability to make anyone feel like a kid again. But when we're buying these items, we know it's important to make green decisions that are good for kids and babies and for the planet, especially on Earth Day.
Plus, there are myriad companies placing emphasis on sustainable or recycled materials, organic cotton, and environmentally-friendly packaging, making it easier than ever to shop sustainably. Here, 11 stylish eco-friendly finds that we're eyeing for the playroom.
Bear Play Chair
Yes, these Baltic birch kids' chairs have bear ears, and no, we can't handle the cuteness.
Kids Dip Dye PJ Set
Burt's Bees only uses ultra-soft organic cotton, and we adore the sweet ombré wash on this set.
Jungle Print Swaddle Blanket
The sweet swaddle covered in giraffes, elephants, and palm trees is made of 100 percent organic cotton.
Eco-Kids Eco-Finger Paint
Vivid colors are made from spinach, carrots, purple sweet potatoes, and red cabbage—even the packaging is environmentally friendly.
The stylish stripe pattern on this drawstring (recycled cotton) backpack makes it perfect for adults and kids alike.
MANNY AND SIMON TAXI PUSH TOY
We've found the perfect gift for a city kid. And since it's made from reclaimed wood and nontoxic water based paint, you can feel extra good about giving it.
Stokke Tripp Trapp Baby Set (for High Chair)
The Trip Trapp launched in 1972, so you know it's a stand-up product, but the accompanying baby set is also made of eco-friendly plastic.
Wooden 2-in-1 Balance Bike
This bike actually won a major award for Best Green Toy thanks to its sustainable birch frame and overall chic look.
Ramsay Buddy & Hedgehog Rattle Set
Honestly, how cute is this hedgehog plush toy? It's hand-knit in Peru from GOTS certified cotton and the teething rattle is made from untreated hardwood.
Wagon 5-Piece Mega Set
Great for the backyard or beach, this colorful combo of play tools is made entirely of recycled plastic.
Green Toys Recycling Truck
This toy is green on green: a charming little recycling truck made of recycled plastic milk containers.