Whether you need a baby shower gift, a present for a newborn, or something “just because” for a precious baby in your life, these natural gift ideas will help you give a present that you can feel good about.
Skin care essentials. Look for gentle products with fewer ingredients. Purchase skin care products that are made without dyes, fragrances, phthalates and parabens. You can also find fragrance-free shampoos, washes and lotions, as well as irritant-free bubble baths. Use a gentle detergent to wash everything that touches your baby’s skin. Include some soft and stylish towels and washcloths made from natural fibers. Help protect baby’s skin when playing outside with zinc oxide sunscreens.
Teething kit. Teething typically starts between the ages of four and seven months. Help parents be ready with a teething kit. Include gauze pads and soft organic washcloths to wipe gums, and homeopathic teething tablets, such as Baby Orajel™ Naturals Quick Dissolve Homeopathic Teething Tablets. These teething tablets use soothing, natural Chamomilla as the main ingredient, and they do not contain benzocaine, belladonna, or dyes. Learn more at www.babyorajelnaturals.com.
Feeding helpers. When it’s time to introduce food to baby, parents can prepare by purchasing a baby food maker. You can find models that steam, puree and blend, as well as reheat or defrost precooked foods. Some models come with BPA-free storage containers, as well. Also consider baby plates, bowls and utensils made from sustainable materials such as bamboo, bibs and burp cloths made from natural, organic or recycled materials, and BPA-free sippy cups.
Eco-friendly diapers. These days you can find all kinds of diapers that are good for both baby and the environment. There are chlorine-free and biodegradable disposable diaper options, diapers free from latex and dyes, and diapers made from renewable resources. As some helpful extras, add some gentle, chlorine-free wipes and a zinc oxide diaper cream. If the baby wears cloth diapers, consider chipping in with friends to pay for a diaper service to make life a little easier for the family.
Finding natural products for babies is easier than you think. All it takes is a little bit of research and you will find everything you need.