Do you have a precious little one on the way and want to give him the absolute best, most chemical-free life? Are you in search of all-natural baby products that are 100% pure and toxin free?
You’re probably already scatterbrained with a new baby on the way, and scanning the aisles at the store just leaves you feeling completely overwhelmed. Truth be told, it’s becoming harder and harder to find non-toxic products these days. The shelves are now filled with products that were once pure, but now are not.
Burts Bees was bought out by Clorox, Babyganics by SC Johnson, and Toms by Colgate. These major corporations are taking over these “natural” companies and changing their most loved and trusted recipes, making it more difficult to find the absolute best for your baby.
But choosing diapers, soap, and toothpaste for your baby shouldn’t have to be overwhelming or intimidating. You should be able to trust what you’re buying.
With the help of the EWG (Environmental Working Group) and the Think Dirty app, I have done the hard work for you and have found the purest baby products available today. In this post, I will reveal 13 of the best natural baby products of 2020, including diapers, wipes, sunscreen, toothpaste, body wash, and more.
The Best Natural Baby Products of 2020
Best Cloth Diapers
Cloth diapers truly are the safest route if you’re looking for the healthiest products for your baby. Plus, they’re also better for our environment and can save you a ton of money. And, it’s really not too hard to get started with cloth diapers.
After over three years of cloth diapering two kiddos and trying out a ton of different brands and styles, I’d have to say that Smart Bottoms Organic 3.1 AIOs are my absolute fave. They’re super simple to use, so even the hubby and other caregivers won’t mind changing a diaper or two. And, they seem to fit both chunky and skinny-legged babies well.
Out of all the brands, these (along with our Best Bottoms) have been holding up the best and seem to have the highest resale value. And, bonus they’re made in the USA.
Best Cloth Wipes
If you’re cloth diapering, it’s only natural that you use cloth wipes as well. You can just throw them right in the wash with the diapers and use them over and over again.
We’ve also tried out a few different brands of cloth wipes, and Thirsties Organics are by far the winner (We also like GroVia wipes, but they’re not organic and are made in China). Their wipes are nice and thick, but still super soft against baby’s skin. Plus, they’re made right here in the USA.
You only need 2-3 wipes for poopy diapers compared to 5+ with disposables. You also don’t need any fancy wipe solution. Just wet your wipes with plain water in the sink or with a spray bottle.
Best Disposable Diapers
I’ll admit, cloth diapers aren’t for everyone. You’ll have to weigh the pros and cons to find out if they’re the right fit for you.
If cloth isn’t your jam, then Andy Pandy Bamboo Diapers are the safest you’re going to get when it comes to disposables. They are kind of expensive, but the price is certainly worth it if you truly want cleaner products for your baby.
They are made with TCF pulp which does NOT use ANY chlorine or chlorine compounds and does NOT produce ANY dioxins. They also contain aloe, so they’re breathable, soothing against your baby’s skin, and help keep their bottoms dry. Plus, their biodegradable and eco-friendly.
Best Disposable Wipes
Water wipes are the world’s purest baby wipes and are made with 99.9% purified water and a little bit of grapefruit extract. This brand was actually awarded by the National Eczema Association of America and was the 2017 Family’s Choice Award winner. These wipes are perfect for your newborn’s delicate skin and for any sensitive-skinned baby.
Even though we cloth diaper, we always keep a pack of these around the house and in the diaper bag for emergency situations. They also come in handy for camping trips.
I feel confident using these on my littles’ bums, hands, and faces. I just wish that they would come up with a better solution for their packaging, as it’s not the most durable.
Best Baby Shampoo/Body Wash
We don’t use soap too often on our babies. We mainly just use plain water, unless there’s a blowout or they get super messy when eating.
When we do use soap though, we stick with Dr. Bronner’s Baby Unscented Pure-Castile Soap. Dr. Bronner’s is certified organic, vegan, and cruelty-free. It’s made with hemp, olive, and coconut oil, so it’s nourishing for the skin. It’s even great for sensitive-skinned babies.
It isn’t tear-free though, so we just have to be extra careful not to get it into baby’s eyes. It’s also very concentrated and a little can go a long ways, but you just need to be sure to dilute it correctly before using it on your little one.
We had been using Shea Moisture Baby in the past, and it does still get a good rating on the EWG. But, I just don’t feel confident using or recommending it after they got bought out by Unilever (Dove).
Best Baby Sunscreen
With summer coming up, and having two little ones, finding a safe and effective sunscreen was an absolute must. Especially, for my little red head.
We found Beautycounter Mineral Sunscreen in our search process and have been very pleased with it so far. It has an SPF of 30, and it’s active ingredient is non-nano zinc oxide, which means that there’s a lower risk of the particles being inhaled/absorbed. It’s even free of oxybenzone and actinoxate, so it’s reef friendly (that pretty much sealed the deal for a zoology major like me). 🙂
Beautycounter’s sunscreen comes in a lotion, stick, and spray option and can be used on the entire family. And, even though it contains zinc oxide, it really doesn’t leave a whitening effect, which is nice.
Take Note: Any kind of sunscreen is not recommended for babies under 6 months of age. Stick to the shade or avoid peak ray hours.
Best Baby & Toddler Toothpaste
Finding a truly all-natural, non-toxic toothpaste was probably the most difficult for me. We were using Tom’s for the longest time, until we found out it was bought out by Colgate and now contains carrageenan, which is a potential carcinogen.
I found out about Jack N’ Jill through a natural mom Facebook group and am so thankful. My little ones absolutely love this toothpaste. I can actually get my toddlers to brush their teeth! #MOMWIN
This toothpaste is fluoride free, safe to swallow, and has calendula to soothe the gums. It comes in strawberry, blueberry, banana, raspberry, blackcurrant, and flavorless. Oh, and it ‘s also rated as one of the best baby toothpastes on the EWG website. 😉
Most Versatile Natural Baby Product
We use coconut oil for just about anything in our house, from cooking, to toothpaste, to rashes. We even use it as a diaper cream (it’s cloth diaper-safe!).
Coconut oil can also be used to help with your baby’s acne, cradle cap, and eczema. It even comes in handy during pregnancy, as it helps prevent stretch marks.
Coconut oil will be your “breast” friend, as it works awesome as a nipple cream and helps prevent and treat thrush.
Best Non-Toxic Baby Bottles
You may be wondering “But, won’t they break?” Of course, there’s always a slight chance of breakage when it comes to glass, but my two littles have dropped these numerous times, and all 4 of ours are still in tact!
Each bottle comes with a silicone sleeve with non-slip gripping surface, so your baby can easily hold it, and all the materials are BPA/BPS and phthalate free. Plus, you can put it straight in the dishwasher saving you precious mom-time.
Another nice thing about these bottles, is that they are compatible with most common breast pumps. I was able to use these with my Medela Pump in Style. The bottles hooked right on to the pump, so no extra transferring was necessary.
Best Diaper Cream
Even though we typically use coconut oil as a diaper cream, sometimes we need something just a little stronger. And, in those cases we like to turn to Bordeaux’s Natural Butt Paste (also cloth diaper-safe).
This diaper cream is plant-based and contains aloe and beeswax, so it’s soothing and non-irritating. It’s free of petrolatum/petroleum, dyes, preservatives, parabens and talc. It also gets a 1 rating (best rating) on the EWG.
It does contain zinc-oxide though, so it does have the potential to leave whitening stains on your diapers. We haven’t had any issues with this so far though.
Best Congestion Tool
Having a congested baby is no fun, but it can be more manageable with the right tools. You can say goodbye to boogies and snot with the Nose Frida Snot Sucker. I know it sounds kind of gross, but it works wonders, and don’t worry, you don’t get any snot in your mouth. 😉
Run a hot shower to steam up the bathroom and sit with your baby in there for about 5 minutes to loosen everything up, and then suck all the snot out with the Nose Frida. It’s a good idea to keep extra filter cartridges on hand as well, as you never know when you’ll need them.
Best Baby Bubble Bath
Bubble baths are so much fun once your baby gets a little older. And, Baby Mantra’s 3-in-1 makes sudsy time safe.
This natural baby product is verified by the EWG for it’s non-toxic ingredients. It’s extremely gentle on the skin and smells amazing. Baby Mantra 3-in-1 is very pleasant and calming and will help your kiddo unwind for bed.
You can even use it as shampoo or body wash. The only bummer is that it’s not tear-free.
Best Baby Washcloths
Organic cotton or bamboo is the way to go for baby washcloths. They’re super soft, free of harmful chemicals and pesticides, and are eco-friendly.
And, washcloths don’t only come in handy for bathing your baby. A frozen washcloth is also great for teething. It’s a quick, inexpensive option, and it actually works. A cold organic bamboo washcloth will be soothing against your baby’s sore gums.
Breastmilk popsicles and frozen fruit in a mesh feeder are also great ways to help soothe your teething baby.
You're On Your Way to Toxin-Free
If you’re not thrilled with the store-bought brands you’re finding and want to get the best all-natural products for your baby, then this guide will make your shopping much simpler and will help you and your family live a toxin-free life. I have laid out the best natural baby brands for diapers, wipes, body wash, sunscreen, toothpaste, diaper cream, and more.
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