Reporting from the front lines of diaper duty.
Having a baby is a big deal. Between all the appointments, researching, baby proofing, not to mention bodily changes, overwhelming becomes an understatement. We don’t want you to waste any time diving into the deep end of the internet trying to decipher what products are right and which aren’t when there are cribs to build and milk to pump. We asked co-op founder, CEO and new dad Conner Sherline to share his sustainable baby essentials. Reporting from the front lines of diaper duty, he gives us insight into which brands and products he trusts.
When it comes to, you know, cleaning the mess your precious 3 month old expels, you’re going to want to be equipped with strong wipes. Honest’s Baby Wipes are the “best smelling and easiest to use” according to Conner. Bonus: Conner also tells us that Honest’s Gentle Detergent is “great for washing baby clothes.”
Honest Baby Wipes, $.99 - $42.99, Honest
Founded by two new dads, LALO was founded on the ethos of creating baby essentials that are genuine, sustainable, and trustworthy so that you could focus on parenting instead of shopping for it. And they’ve succeeded. The Chair is crafted from non-toxic materials and FSC certified sustainable beechwood.
The Chair, $215, LALO
You can have a bassinet that was created by a celebrated pediatrician with features that will have both you and baby sleeping soundly. The SNOO, created by Dr. Harvey Karp, helps baby sleep for an extra hour or two by mimicking motions of the womb, sends daily sleep reports to your phone, and securely swaddles your baby for safe sleeping positions. Peace of mind is priceless.
SNOO Smart Sleeper Bassinet, $1,595, Happiest Baby
We want only the best for your precious cargo. The MESA car seat is made of Merino wool, and is the first car seat to pass federal safety standards without using fire retardant chemicals.
MESA Car Seat, $299.99-$349.99, UPPAbaby
Fragrance free and designed for maximum absorbency, Conner gushes that these are the “best quality diapers, hands down.” Besides being absent of the fragrances that can irritate a sensitive baby bum, these diapers promise to keep your baby drier, longer from day to night.
The Diaper, Pack of 6, $90, Coterie
While your baby is teething and developing their motor skills they’re most likely trying to put just about everything into their mouth. Lovevery makes sure that they’re munching on the appropriate objects and that those objects are organic, like the bamboo and cotton blend teething cloths found in The Charmer Play Kit.
The Charmer Play Kit, $80, Lovevery
Tummy time is an essential part of infancy and the Deluxe+ Dock is an essential in supporting that strengthening time. Functional and fashionable, you might want to get an arm chair upholstered in the patterned fabric to match.
Deluxe+ Dock, $205, Dockatot
You might not intentionally be raising a style icon with eco-friendly values, but once you button your baby up in Monica & Andy you may want to. Not only is the Ribbed Sweet Baby B Romper 100% organic cotton, it’s GOTS certified. So you don’t have to worry about harsh, irritating textiles harming your baby’s skin or the environment your baby and their generation will ultimately inherit.
Ribbed Sweet Baby B Romper, $19.99, Monica & Andy
Ethically made and GOTS certified organic cotton, rest assured that your little one is safely resting atop a sustainable sheet. It even comes packed in a reusable fabric bag!
Woven Chambray Crib Sheet, $40, Pehr