Nasiba Adilova’s Favorite Organic Baby Products
Our co-founder, Nasiba Adilova, tells us about 10 organic baby products that she just can’t live without.
Finding truly organic products is getting increasingly difficult with the rise of greenwashing, which is why we take great care when researching and choosing products for The Tot. We want to know where things came from, how they were made, who made them and how they’re going to affect not only our health, but also the environment.
Choosing organic means choosing resources directly from the earth and keeping them free of harmful chemicals and damaging production processes. The reason this is so important, especially when children are young, is because immature immune systems are more susceptible to the toxins than an adult’s. Since babies explore the world with their mouths, they are streamlining dyes, finishes and other materials straight into their bodies. In an effort to live my life as toxin-free as possible, I’ve searched high and low and found the following 10 fabulous organic baby products that I can’t live without.
My must-have organic baby products
Greentom Stroller: The Greentom stroller is made from 100% recycled plastic and produced 100% sustainably. With three different phases (birth-preschool) it grows with your child making it an excellent choice any parent (and the fate of our world.) I’m blown away by its sleek and fun design and am thrilled to have this environmentally friendly stroller in my collection.
Niche Organic Feeding Pillow by Nook Sleep Systems: Every component of the Niche Nursing Pillow is organic and breathable – from the certified organic kapok filling, to the removable, washable organic cotton and eucalyptus Pebble cover. Made in the USA, it’s great for nursing, but can also be used for feeding, cuddling, napping, playing, reading and beyond.
Organic Fitted Cloth Diaper by OsoCozy: Reusable diapers are not only good for the world and your wallet, but also good for your baby. Made in the USA of 100% certified, unbleached, organic cotton material, the classic hourglass-shaped diapers feature durable snap closures, gentle elastic bands at the legs and waist that ensure a snug, leak-proof fit, while keeping irritating chemicals and plastics away from your baby’s sensitive skin.
Organic Knitted NYC Rattle Set by Estella: Made using GOTS certified organic 100% cotton exterior, the eye-catching colors, distinctive shapes, and charming rattle sounds of this cute rattle set will entertain baby now and also encourage creative play later one.
Organic Cotton Muslin Crib Sheet and Quilt by Little Unicorn: Little Unicorn strictly uses baby-safe materials like 100% organic cotton muslin. Each product, including this gorgeous crib sheet and quilt, undergoes rigorous third party testing to meet or exceed regulatory standards. With numerous prints to choose from, these luxuriously soft bedding sets can add style and flare to your baby’s nursery.
12/12 Footed Body Suit: The brainchild of former fashion industry staffer Amy Koenigsberger and designer Stacey Effman – both mamas themselves – 12|12 is the result of the women’s desire to find stylish, organic and modern clothing for their babies who had severe allergies and sensitive skin. Every detail on these organic footed bodysuits has lovingly been labored over. Even the snaps are thoughtfully color coordinated where the legs meet, to make middle-of-the-night diaper changes exhausted-parent-proof.
Loulou Lollipop – Organic Wood and Silicone Teething Necklace: When my first child started teething, this Loulou Lollipop Organic Wood and Silicone teething necklace was a lifesaver! Crafted from 100% FDA food grade silicone and American maple hardwood, this beautiful and functional necklace is non-toxic, eco-friendly and features a breakaway safety clasp for quick release.
Pure by Snuggle Me Organic: Snuggle Me Organic’s 100% organic co-sleeper and infant lounger is a must have item. It’s innovative design allows babies to feel as though they are being enveloped in a hug, all the while creating a safe and secure mobile place to sleep. It’s made using 100% organic cotton for the cushion fabric, 100% cotton fleece for the removable cover and hand-filled with compostable 100% premium raw organic cotton.
Babee & Me GOTS Certified Organic Playmat: Babee & Me’s Playmats are perfect for tummy time, rest time, reading or trips to the park and totally free of any nasties.
Mommy Essentials Gift Box by Erbaviva: This USDA certified organic skincare box is the perfect gift for any mama. Packaged in eco-friendly materials, it includes organic stretch mark oil, organic stretch mark cream and organic back rub oil, which is everything a pregnant woman could want and more. What I really love is that all Erbaviva products are free from artificial fragrances, dyes, chemical additives and never tested on animals.