8 Eco-Friendly Spring Essentials for Babies
Spring is fast approaching, ushering in warmer weather, blooms, and tons of opportunities for outdoor play. If you’re a parent of a baby, you’re probably looking forward to spending some time outdoors and enjoying everything this season has to offer.
To ensure your little one is prepped, we’ve rounded up eight spring baby essentials to put on your springtime checklist.
- Sun hat
Ready to soak up some of that springtime sunshine with your baby? Be sure to protect your little one’s head from damaging UV rays. Opt for a wide-brimmed hat that ties comfortably under your baby’s chin for a secure fit. Babylist offers a variety of sun hats recommendations. We suggest to choose sun hats either organic or sustainable fabrics for a soft and comfy fit as they play on the beach, at the park, or in your backyard on a sunny spring afternoon.
Spring weather can be unpredictable. While you and your little one might be basking in the sun one minute, dreary weather could be right around the corner. That’s why it’s essential to always have a hoodie on hand in the spring.
This eco-friendly Reversible lightweight zipper hoodie is ideal for wearing while playing in the backyard or visiting the park on a crisp day. Made of azlon (from soybean) and cotton lightweight fabric, it is reversible in case one side got dirty, double layered lightweight hoodie will keep your baby or toddlers warm and cozy.
- Baby carrier
Investing in a baby carrier is a must any time of year, but it may be especially useful in the spring when you want to get out for some long walks. Choose a carrier that is adjustable, made of breathable material, and has padded shoulder straps for your comfort.
- Lightweight sleep gowns
As the weather gets warmer, you’ll want to dress your baby in lighter-weight sleeping garments. Sleep gowns made from lightweight material are ideal for springtime. Not only are they good for warmer nights, but they also make for easy middle-of-the-night diaper changes.
An excellent eco-friendly option is the Lightweight Kimono Sleep Gown by Babysoy. Made from luxuriously soft and lightweight azlon(from soy) and organic cotton fabric, this sleep gown will keep your baby super comfy while they catch some Zs.
- Picnic blanket
For days spent relaxing at the park, beach, or in your back yard, having a quality picnic blanket to sit on is essential.
This hand-woven Halley’s Comet Blanket by Trek-Light Gear is both stunning and functional. It’s made with 100% post-consumer recycled materials and as a bonus, one tree is planted for every blanket sold.
- Tank sleep sacks
Whether your baby is going down for a nap or a full night’s rest, tank sleep sacks are exceptionally breathable, ensuring comfortable sleep on warmer nights. A sleep sack is like a wearable blanket that keeps your little one warm without using loose blankets in the crib. Sleep sacks typically feature zippers and snaps for easy on and off.
Made from luxuriously soft and smooth fabric, Babysoy’s Pattern Tank Sleep Sack will help your baby sleep peacefully while staying comfortably cool.
If you’re going to be out in the sun with your baby, don’t forget to lather them up with sunscreen! When choosing a sunscreen, be mindful of selecting one with clean ingredients that are safe for your baby’s delicate skin.
A good option is Earth Mama Organics Baby Mineral Sunscreen Lotion (SPF 40), which is rated a 1 on the EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database, the lowest hazard rating a product can achieve.
- Short sleeve kimono onesie
Short sleeve kimono onesies/bodysuits are a springtime wardrobe must-have. Featuring snap or tie closures on the sides, this style does not require that you pull the garment over your baby’s head. Kimonos are particularly great for your baby to wear until their umbilical cord falls off.
Babysoy’s Basic S/S Kimono Bodysuit is made of azlon(from soy) and lightweight cotton fabric, perfect for warmer spring days.
Hop into spring prepared
With spring right around the corner, it’s time to make sure you have all the clothing, accessories, and sun-safe items your little one will need. Whether you’re spending the day outside in the sunshine or relaxing indoors, you’ll be all set with the eco-friendly items on this list.
To discover other high-quality, yet affordable baby clothing, browse Babysoy’s wide selection baby and toddler basic essentials made using sustainable and/or organic fabrics. Our clothing is ultra-soft, durable, and safe for both your baby and the environment.