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Eco-friendly gift ideas for a new baby

Sustainable Gift Ideas

New baby gifts don’t always have to be cute, fluffy or extravagant. For families who prioritise sustainability, finding the perfect eco-friendly gift shows you’ve put thought into buying a gift that combines practicality with environmental responsibility. Here are some eco-friendly new baby gift ideas that both parents and babies will love.

  • Sustainable baby clothes

Organic cotton baby clothes help to reduce the environmental impact by promoting organic farming and reducing waste. They are typically made from organic materials such as cotton, bamboo, or hemp, which are grown without the use of harmful pesticides and synthetic fertilisers and are gentle on delicate skin.

Clothes made with an environmental conscience are produced under ethical labour practices, paying fair wages and providing safe working conditions for those involved in their manufacture. Choosing sustainable baby clothing is a thoughtful way to support a healthier planet.

Gift Idea: Organic cotton babygrows, sleepsuits, pyjamas, and swaddles in soft, natural colours.

  • Sustainable wooden toys

Wooden toys made from sustainably sourced wood are durable, non-toxic, and biodegradable. They are a long-lasting, more environmentally friendly alternative to plastic toys that often break or end up in landfil. Even better, they come in beautiful, timeless designs that encourage imaginative play.

Gift Idea: Wooden stacking blocks or a name jigsaw puzzle.

Wooden toys

  • Reusable cloth nappies

Cloth nappies are a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to disposable nappies for parents with a sustainable conscience. Reusable nappies made from natural, breathable fabrics such as cotton, bamboo, or hemp nappies are gentle on baby’s sensitive skin and can help reduce the risk of nappy rash. Modern cloth nappies have adjustable fits and easy-to-use fastenings, making them just as practical for parents as they are good for the environment.

From a waste perspective, cloth nappies don’t contribute to landfill, unlike disposable nappies which take hundreds of years to decompose. What’s more, cloth nappies can save a lot of money in the long run because they can be used and reused time and time again. 

Gift idea: A starter kit of cloth nappies with different sizes and a waterproof nappy bag.

  • Natural baby skincare products

Natural baby skincare products are an ideal gift to protect a baby’s delicate skin. Often formulated with gentle, organic ingredients such as chamomile, calendula, and aloe vera, natural baby skincare are free from harsh chemicals, synthetic fragrances, and artificial preservatives.

The soothing and healing properties of the ingredients can reduce the risk of irritation and allergic reactions and maintain the skin’s natural balance and barrier. 

Gift idea: A bundle of organic baby lotions, shampoos, and soaps.

  • Eco-friendly teething toys

Teething toys made from natural rubber or sustainably harvested wood are safe for babies to chew on and free from harmful chemicals. Eco-friendly teething toys are excellent for soothing a baby's teething discomfort using natural materials such as sustainably harvested wood, organic cotton, and natural rubber, and are free from harmful chemicals and toxins.

Eco-friendly teething toys often feature simple, ergonomic designs that are easy for little hands to grasp and chew on, providing effective relief for sore gums. 

Gift idea: A natural rubber teething ring or a wooden teether.

wooden teether

Choosing eco-friendly gifts for a new baby not only supports a sustainable lifestyle but also sets a good example for future generations. 

Little Wishlist has partnered with leading sustainable brands to bring you a sample box, including toy and clothing offers, as well as weaning samples. It’s a free baby box, perfect for babies of 6 months and older.

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