Top-Rated Green Gifts for Babies and Toddlers

This holiday season, I’ve been searching for the products that new parents are raving about in online reviews. It’s best to trust those currently in the trenches of early child-rearing for the gifts that children (and parents) will really love this holiday.

The Itzy Ritzy Snack Happened Snack Bag is an overwhelming favorite. Families love that it zips shut (unlike other reusable bags that seal with velcro), that it can easily contain an entire sandwich, and that it holds up well after several trips through the washing machine. The product would be perfect for baby finger foods and would easily transition to preschool within a few years. It’s a great stocking stuffer for a child too as parents are reporting that kids love the designs on the bags.
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What is Your Go-To Green Baby Gift?

The journey from pregnancy to parenting is so intense that I love giving items to friends and family that will support them through that transition. What are my go-to gifts for green-minded new parents?

Cloth Diapers. By helping out a bit with the up-front cost of cloth diapering, I know that I’m giving something that will last from infancy to potty training-and beyond! Families that plan on having multiple children can save about a thousand dollars per child on diapering. Plus with all the fun colors and patterns available in lines like Charlie Banana or Fuzzibunz, it can be a lovely gift instead of being purely practical.
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Top Ten Baby Board Books

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Books are the perfect green baby shower gift. Unlike some plastic gizmo that winds up broken in a landfill after a couple months’ use, books can be passed from child to child and cherished for years. Here are Amazon’s top-selling board books:

  1. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
    goodnight moon
  2. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
    The very hungry caterpillar
  3. The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton
    the going to bed book
  4. My Big Animal Book by Roger Priddy
    my big animal book
  5. pat the bunny (Touch-and-Feel) by Dorothy Kunhardt
    pat the bunny touch and feel
  6. Big Board First 100 Words (Bright Baby) by Roger Priddy
    first 100 words
  7. The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Don Wood and Audrey Wood
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