Eco-Friendly Gifts for Baby and Toddlers

It can be difficult to find meaningful gifts for a baby or toddlers these days.  There are so many flashing, singing, moving, rolling, plastic toys out there that can just end up in a huge toy box, or even fill an entire room in some cases!  As a mother of a 5 month old and a 2 1/2 year old our house is full and I have barely bought them anything!  We are so lucky to have such generous friends and family that shower our kids with love….and gifts!

Everyone wants to get the kids gifts for every holiday or birthday to show their love and they want to have something that they can see the child open and play with.  Ok, I get it.  It is wonderful to see the joy on a child’s face when they open a gift just for them.  But as their mom I want it to be something meaningful that won’t be forgotten or broken in a day or two.

Finding meaningful gifts

All these gifts for baby and toddlers that I list below can serve a teaching moment with our kids.  We can talk about how they are safe for the environment.  They are all made of sustainable and safe materials.  It is never too early to start educating children about being kind to the environment and each other!  And these toys are so well built that they will be able to last and grow with the child for years to come. 

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Eco-Art Pad

This Eco-Art pad is made in USA with 100% recycled FSC certified paper and printed using soy inks.  Add the eco crayons listed below and this would be a perfect gift for any toddler!  As a mom I will always love getting arts and craft supplies as gifts because they will always get used and need replenishing.

Honey Sticks Beeswax Crayons

These fun rock shaped eco-crayons are made with natural wax and mineral pigments.   Easy for young toddlers to hold and draw with and good for the environment!  Kids will ALWAYS need more crayons.  Pairs perfectly with the eco-art pad listed above!

Skwish Grasping Toy

The Skwish grasping toy and teether by Manhattan Toy is the best first toy for baby.  This is the first thing my baby was able to reach and grab on her own!  Made of sustainable wood with a smooth un-dyed surface this toy is as safe for baby as it is fun!

Green Toys Stacker

Stacking toys are great for early learning through play.  This stacking toy from Green Toys is made in the USA from 100% recycled milk jugs!  A safe non-toxic baby toy made with no BPA, phthalates, PVC, or external coatings.  Don’t buy another new plastic toy when you can buy recycled!

Natural Wood Teethers

Every baby goes through teething and a good teether can be a life saver. This set of natural, non-toxic and environmentally friendly beech wood teethers are easy for baby to hold and chew to soothe their gums.  These can also be worn as a necklace (which works great when wearing baby in a carrier) or kept close by with linking rings or baby safe straps. 

Organic Bamboo Spoons

This set of baby spoons is made with eco-friendly organic bamboo and food grade silicone.  They are also BPA, PVC and phthalate free so you can feel good about feeding baby their first foods with these spoons.   With the ergonomic design baby will also learn how to feed themselves with this spoon too!

Organic Wood Pull Toys

This set of 3 wooden pull along toys are made from eco-friendly organic wood with all non-toxic ingredients for the safety of your little one.  Pull toys are great for developing hand eye coordination and walking skills.  I always love wooden toys for their durability, especially for toddlers!

Bears for Humanity

There is nothing about the Bears for Humanity that I don’t love.  All the fabric is 100% organic cotton and the stuffing is made from recycled plastic bottles.  Everything is completely safe and non-toxic.  They are hand-sewn in USA in California by at-risk women through the welfare to work program.  And with every bear purchased another bear is sent to a child in need, you can even send a note to this child with the bear!  What a perfect and meaningful gift for a child in your life.

NEW! Now they have even more animals to choose from! There are all sorts of fun options like a stuffed elephant, puppy, lion, dolphin, turtle, cow and many more! Click here to see all the options and support a good cause!

I hope you have found something for the little one in your life that you will feel good giving as a gift!  What are your favorite eco-friendly gifts for baby and toddlers?  Please share them in the comments!  Need more gift ideas?  Check out my other posts on personalized gifts for baby, best selling baby gifts on amazon and best toddler gifts that they will love for years!

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