All posts by Angelika Arroyo

Free Printable Doctor Pretend Play Set

Keep Your Kids Entertained And Help Build Their Cognitive And Emotional Empathy With These Adorable Doctor-Themed Printables

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Some of my favorite memories from childhood involve pretend play (also known as dramatic play). And one of my favorite pretend play games involved playing doctor with my stuffed animals.

Both of my kids have carried on that tradition and my youngest continues to do so to this day. But, although she has the pretend play instruments, it is a struggle to find pretend play paperwork—and most kids love filling out paperwork!

So I made my own! And sharing with all of you!

What Are The Benefits Of Pretend Doctor Play?

There are so many benefits of pretend doctor play! For one, it teaches both cognitive as well as emotional empathy, and second, it helps kids overcome a fear of going to the doctor.

There are also other important benefits to pretend play such as learning, thinking and problem solving abilities—in other words, all of the important skills that will be needed once your little one starts attending school!

How To Download The Free Doctor Pretend Play Printables

To download the free doctor pretend play printables, simply right click the image, and save it to your desktop. You can also click on the image to open it on another tab and print from there.

The printables below are in PNG format and suited for the standard 8.5 x 11 paper.

You’ll find fun worksheets such as a patient chart, RX prescriptions, eye charts and more!)

You can either print these numerous times, or laminate them and use a dry erase marker to save on ink!

Free Printable Doctor Pretend Play Worksheets

DOCTOR PRETEND PLAY PATIENT FORM

PRETEND PLAY DOCTOR PRESCRIPTION SET

PRETEND PLAY DOCTOR EYE EXAM POSTER

PRETEND PLAY HEALTH INSURANCE CARD

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Rainy Day Indoor Scavenger Hunt For Preschoolers: Free Printables

Don’t Let A Rainy Day Ruin Your Fun! Your Preschooler Will Have A Blast With This Indoor Scavenger Hunt!

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Rainy days can be a lot of fun if you have some fun indoor activities planned—like board games, arts and crafts, and my personal favorite: an indoor scavenger hunt!

Indoor scavenger hunts have always kept my kids busy during days when playing outside wasn’t an option.

How To Do A Rainy Day Indoor Scavenger Hunt

To do the rainy day scavenger hunt, the participants will need a scavenger hunt worksheet that lists all of the items they’ll need to find in and around your home.

We’ve created four (4) types of printable worksheets for four different rooms within your home (living room, kitchen, bathroom and your child’s bedroom).

The images are simple and age appropriate for 3-6 year olds.

As each item is located, you can help your child circle the item on the worksheet.

Optional Rules

To make this scavenger hunt a little more challenging, set a time limit.

You can also choose to give a participation prize regardless of the number of players involved.

How To Download The Free Printable Rainy Day Indoor Scavenger Hunt Worksheets

To download the free rainy day scavenger hunt worksheets, simply right click the image, and save it to your desktop. You can also click on the image to open it on another tab and print from there.

Have fun, and remember to stay safe!

Free Printable Rainy Day Indoor Scavenger Hunt Worksheets

KITCHEN SCAVENGER HUNT

LIVING ROOM SCAVENGER HUNT

BATHROOM SCAVENGER HUNT

BEDROOM SCAVENGER HUNT

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10 Genius Baby Gadgets To Snag From Amazon In 2022

10 Must-Have Baby Essentials That All Parents Need In Their Baby Registry

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Sometimes you come across a baby product that just makes motherhood a heck of a lot easier—especially if it’s a solution to a problem that you’ve been desperate to find!

Every mom has been there—searching through Amazon at 4 am in the morning during a feeding, looking for a baby product that helps with colic or something that helps baby sleep better (and longer). And it feels great when your eye catches something that might be worth trying!

Baby essentials have come a long way, and there are many innovative baby products that are literally genius. I’m actually a little jealous that most of these were not around when my two kids were infants.

With that said, below are 10 genius baby gadgets that every mom should add to their baby registry list, or just snag it during that 4 am feeding!

10 Genius Baby Products That Every Mom Needs On Their Baby Registry List

Summer Infant Portable Booster Chair

Have you ever been at an outdoor event and wished that you could prop your little guy up in something other than a stroller? Let’s face it, strollers are convenient, but they’re also bulky and don’t fit everywhere we go. That’s why we at Eco Mom Diaries love this portable booster chair by Summer Infant! Perfect for camping, outdoor cookouts, parks and more!

NatureBond Silicone Feeder + Teether In One

The teething stage is no joke. In fact, it can downright be a complete nightmare. That’s why we love this silicone teether+feeder and pacifier in one by Naturebond. You can literally add anything mushy into it like: yogurt, breastmilk or fruit puree to this device and freeze it—creating a delicious form of pain relief for your baby!

Graco Smart Bassinet

Taking care of a newborn can leave you sleep deprived! That’s why we are loving the Sense2Snooze Bassinet by Graco. This smart bassinet has cry detection technology that soothes your baby right back to sleep—so that you can get more sleep! It’s a genius product that every new parent needs to have on their baby registry!

NutriBullet Baby Complete Food Prep System

If you’re someone who wants to make their own baby food, then the NutriBullet complete food making system is a great buy! It comes with a blender, batch bowl, storage cups with trays and even includes a recipe book with tips! It’s a great way to feed your baby healthier food, and will save you money in the long run! After all, those tiny little baby jars are expensive and loaded with preservatives!

EvenFlo Smart Infant Car Seat

Car seats have come a long way in the last few years, and I am personally jealous that I didn’t have the option to buy this genius car seat by EvenFlo. The smart chest clip and wireless receiver connect to an app on your smart phone, giving you real-time updates on your child’s comfort level and well-being. It’s a baby product worth buying!

Never Drop Silicone Teething Toy

We really love this wearable silicone mitten by Smily Mia. It’s a non-toxic teether that baby can freely hold onto without their hands getting hot and sweaty (like they do in gloves), and there’s less chance of dropping it. These genius silicone teethers come in various colors and characters and they’re super durable!

AquaScale 3-In-1 Infant Bathtub

There are a ton of infant bathtubs on the market, but none are cool as this 3 in 1 infant bathtub by AquaScale. This smart tub includes a digital scale to accurately weigh your baby, and a water thermometer to ensure that the water temperature is just right for baby’s bath! The size of this tub is also great—parents have been able to use it on 18 month olds!

Owlet Dream Duo: Sock Monitor + HD Camera

Parents are loving the award-winning Owlet Dream Duo baby monitor! Not only this a great way to keep an eye on your sleeping baby, it’s also a great way to track their sleeping trend (including number of wakings, heart rate, oxygen level, sleep quality, and total hours slept). It’s a must-have for any new parent!

Tommee Tippee Portable Bottle Warmer

The Tommee Tippee portable bottle warmer is a must-have for moms who are constantly on the go! Moms who have purchased this simple yet genius thermos swear by it! It keeps hot water hot for hours, making it super easy and convenient for warming bottles anytime and anywhere you need to!

Cuckool Colic Relief Heated Belly Wrap

Tons of moms across the country swear by the Cuckoo heated belly wrap for babies! Many made this purchase out of desperation and ended up loving it because it was a life saver and actually works! The Cuckoo heated belly wrap for babies helps increase circulation, aids baby’s digestive system, promotes relaxation and relieves baby gas and colic pain. It’s especially awesome during tummy time!

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How To Do A Selfie Scavenger Hunt For Birthday Parties: Free Printables Included

Give Your Teen’s Next Birthday Party An Upgrade With This Fun Selfie Scavenger Hunt!

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Tweens and teens are constantly taking photos of themselves, so why not put this talent to good use by hosting a selfie scavenger hunt at their next birthday party!

How To Do A selfie Scavenger Hunt

To do a selfie scavenger hunt, the participants will need their smart phones or cameras (either digital or polaroid cameras are perfectly fine because we here at Eco Mom Diaries, realize that not all kids are allowed to own a smart phone).

Each participant will also need a scavenger hunt worksheet that lists all of the items they’ll need to find in and around your home.

We’ve created two types of printable worksheets (one for indoor use and one for the backyard), so feel free to use either one—or both!

As each item is located, the participants will take a photo with the item and check it off of the list.

Optional Rules

To make this scavenger hunt a little more challenging, set a time limit. The typical tween will take forever trying to get that “perfect angle” (LOL), so setting a timer will speed things up!

You can also choose to give a prize to the winning participant (like a set of kawaii scrunchies or a cute reusable water bottle)—something that’s trending amongst teen girls these days.

You can tell participants that certain items require a silly face.

How To Download The Free Printable Scavenger Hunt Worksheets

To download the free scavenger hunt worksheets, simply right click the image, and save it to your desktop. You can also click on the image to open it on another tab and print from there.

Have fun, and remember to stay safe if you are doing a scavenger hunt outdoors!

Free Printable Selfie Scavenger Hunt Worksheets

INDOOR EDITION

BACKYARD EDITION

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50 Summer Bucket List Ideas For Kids

50 Fun Screen-Free Summer Activities For Kids

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Your kids have worked super hard all school year, and now it’s time for them to unwind and have some well deserved fun!

For many kids, summer break means spending hours upon hours on an iPad or gaming system, and while a healthy amount of screen time is perfectly ok (hey, I binged on Super Nintendo during summers in the early 90s), it’s equally important to encourage healthy outdoor play, arts and crafts, board games, reading and other activities that help with cognitive development.

With that said, below are 50 fun summer bucket list ideas for kids that encourage connecting with the outdoors, creativity, and family bonding.

I’ve even included a printable worksheet at the very bottom of this article in which your kids can list their top 10 favorite bucket list activities to try each week!

Download And Print the list below!

Fun And Simple Summer Bucket List Ideas For Kids

  • Build a bird house or bird feeder
  • Spend the day at a splash pad
  • Start a YouTube channel
  • Go on a nature scavenger hunt
  • Donate old clothing and toys to a someone in need
  • Redecorate your room
  • Fly a kite
  • Visit your local zoo and pretend you’re on a safari
  • Go on a picnic
  • Do some star gazing in your backyard (use a telescope for extra fun)
  • Plan a trip to the aquarium
  • Go geo-caching
  • Go on a date with mom
  • Build a fort
  • Go see a movie in the movie theater
  • Spend the day at the beach and collect seashells
  • Learn how to make slime
  • Ride a bike
  • Write a story
  • Spend a day at the community swimming pool (or your own)
  • Visit a farm and pick some fruit or vegetables
  • Learn to play an instrument
  • Go camping with friends or family
  • Read a chapter book
  • Camp in the backyard
  • Have a family game night
  • Start a rock collection
  • Visit a National Park
  • Watch fireworks
  • Start a journal or diary
  • Go bowling with your friends or family
  • Have a sidewalk chalk art show
  • Go on a nature walk
  • Plant a vegetable garden
  • Make a lemonade stand
  • Help wash the car
  • Learn Origami
  • Play Mini Golf
  • Build a backyard obstacle course
  • Camp in the living room
  • Go rollerblading
  • Create your own comic book
  • Volunteer at an animal shelter
  • Start a book club

Your child can also create their own bucket list by choosing their top 10 favorite activities from our list above! Feel free to download and print the bucket list worksheet below!

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Free Father’s Day Activity Worksheets For Kids

Free Printable Father’s Day Activity Pages For Kids

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If you’re looking for some last minute activities that your kids can do on Father’s Day, then check out these simple Father’s Day activity worksheets that your kids can do for fun!

These printable Father’s Day themed worksheets can even make wonderful gifts for dad! They can be framed, hung on the fridge, or stapled together and turned into a keepsake!

These worksheets are fun yet simple—perfect for kids around age 7 and up. If you’d like something less challenging for a younger child, check out my free printable Father’s Day coloring pages for the little ones.

How To Print The Free Father’s Day Printables

If you’d like to print these free Father’s Day activity pages, simply click on an image and it will open in another browser. From there, just save it to your computer and print!

And for more fun, head on over to print some FREE Father’s Day Coloring Pages!

Printable Father’s Day Activity Pages For Kids

Father’s Day Word Search

Keep your child busy with this fun Father’s Day word search! Your child must try to find all 15 words related to dad! For an added challenge, set a timer and race against the clock! If there are multiple kids working on this word search puzzle, offer a prize to the person who finishes first!

Dad And I Bucket List

We love this activity sheet because your child can brainstorm 10 activities for a bucket list that they can do with their dad on Father’s Day! It can be things like “playing sports in the backyard” or “going out to our favorite restaurant”. Your child can check off each item that gets accomplished throughout the day!

All About Dad Activity Sheet

This cute little activity page is all about dad! Your child gets to test their knowledge about dad’s favorite things, and can even draw a photo of themselves with their dad! It’s a cute project that can be framed or hung on the fridge!

Father’s Day Maze

Help the dad get to his football in this fun and challenging maze! For added fun, mom can set a timer and your child can race against the clock! If there are multiple kids working on this word search puzzle, offer a prize to the person who finishes first!

Dad Libs

This Father’s Day worksheet is really fun if your child loves Mad Libs! This simple and easy dad version is all about dad’s favorite things and why your child loves him! plus, it’s a great way to practice those nouns, verbs and adjectives!

Father’s Day Gratitude Jar

This is one of our favorite father’s day activity pages because kids get a chance to write down everything that they are thankful for when it comes to dad! Write outside of the jar if you need more space!

Father’s Day Mad Libs: Silly SuperHero Story

Your kids can get as silly as they’d like with this dad libs superhero edition. I originally created this for my 8 year old, and he had a blast filling it out!

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Father’s Day Coloring Pages: Free Printables

Surprise Dad With These Fun DIY Coloring Pages For Father’s Day

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Father’s Day is just around the corner, and there’s no better gift than an easy DIY art project that your kids can proudly make for their favorite super hero: dad!

Coloring pages make wonderful gifts for dad! They allow toddlers and little kids to express themselves creatively, and the pages can be framed or turned into a book.

These Father’s Day coloring pages are fun yet simple—perfect for little kids as well as toddlers!

How To Print The Free Father’s Day Printables

If you’d like to print these free Father’s Day coloring pages, simply click on an image and it will open in another browser. From there, just save it to your computer and print! They are pre-formatted to print on a standard 8.5 x 11 inch paper.

I hope that your little ones enjoy these coloring pages, and make it their own! I’m sure their dads will love them too!

Printable Father’s Day Coloring Pages For Kids

Happy Father’s Day

Your little one is dad’s favorite sidekick, so this Father’s Day printable is the perfect picture to color for dad!

Nuts About Dad

Your little one is “nuts” about dad, so this Father’s Day printable of two peanuts is the perfect image to color for dad!

Best (Girl) Dad

Your little girl loves her dad, so this Father’s Day printable will make a very sweet gift for dad!

Best (Boy) Dad

Your little guy loves his dad, so this Father’s Day printable will make a very sweet gift for dad!

Coolest Pop Ever

Because there’s no cooler pop in town than dad! Your little one will love coloring this Father’s Day printable!

My Dad Can Fix Anything

It’s true! Dad can fix anything! So this Father’s Day, your little one can color this printable of the best repair man in town!

Reel Cool Dad

If dad loves to fish, then this is a ”reel-ly”fun coloring page to give dad for Father’s Day!

I Dig My Dad

For the construction lover who also loves his dad, this printable coloring page for Father’s Day will make a perfect DIY gift!

Dad, You’re Out Of This World

It’s true! Dad is out of this world! Your little one will love coloring this space astronaut for Father’s Day!

My Dad Rocks

Dad is a rockstar! That’s why this printable coloring page is the perfect gift for your rockin’ dad!

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5 Best Natural Rubber Pacifiers For Newborns

The Best Non-Toxic Pacifiers To Safely Help Soothe Baby

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Choosing a pacifier for your baby can be quite confusing—there are just so many out there.

And even if you think you’ve purchased “the one”, your new baby will most likely hate it. It happens, and it’s ok. There will be a lot of trial and error in your motherhood journey.

That’s why I encourage all new moms to introduce a natural rubber pacifier to their babies in lieu of silicone. And there are many reasons for this that just make sense—especially if you are breastfeeding. Let’s look at some below.

How Are Natural Rubber Pacifiers Different From Silicone

Unlike silicone pacifiers, natural rubber pacifiers mimic the shape and softness of a mother’s breast. This flexible and stretchy material creates an easy back-and-forth transition for a breastfed baby.

Natural rubber pacifiers are also eco-friendly, sustainable and biodegradable. They are made with minimal ingredients, and do not require a plastic frame with handle).

With that said, the manufacturing process leaves out parabans, phthalates, BPA, and other unhealthy additives.

How To Sterilize A Natural Rubber Pacifier

Natural rubber pacifiers need to be sterilized like any other pacifier. However, because they are made from natural material, it is best to boil them just once (before initial use) to prevent damage from the high heat.

Future sterilization requires that you put the pacifiers in a bowl, and simply pour boiling water over them. This scalding method is a gentle yet thorough way to kill germs and bacteria without damaging your natural rubber pacifiers.

  • Put the pacifiers in a clean bowl
  • Pour them with boiling water
  • Let the pacifiers soak for approx. 5 min.
  • Pick them up and let them dry

How Often Should I Replace A Natural Rubber Pacifier?

Since natural rubber pacifiers don’t last as long as their silicone competitor, you will need to change your baby’s pacifier every 4-8 weeks.

The nipples of natural rubber pacifiers will eventually expand, change shape and even turn gooey, so it’s very important to have another one on hand, and switch it out as soon as you see this type of wear.

But giving your baby a pacifier that’s safe for both them and the planet is well worth a few new swaps!

With that said, below are 5 most trusted natural rubber pacifier brands that moms and babies love!

The 5 Best Natural Rubber Pacifiers To Help Soothe Your Baby

Brand | BibsUSA

The BIBS natural rubber baby pacifier mimics both the shape and softness of a mothers’ breast. Their classic appearance captures a look that’s both timeless and elegant.  All BIBS pacifiers are made in Denmark from 100% natural latex and are lead and pthalate free.

Brand | Natursutten

Made from pure, all-natural latex rubber from the Hevea Brasiliense tree, Natursutten natural rubber pacifiers are softer than silicone and are extremely hygienic because they are molded in one piece. By gently touching baby’s nose, Natursutten pacifiers are designed to closely simulate breastfeeding, which provides a more familiar soothing experience for your baby.

Brand | Hevea

Hevea organic pacifiers are made from 100% natural rubber from HEVEA trees, and feature a silky smooth touch that is gentle on baby’s face and teeth. These eco-friendly pacifiers are completely plant-based and biodegradable at the end of their life, and feature safe, FDA Approved color pigments—it’s actually one of the only colored natural rubber pacifiers on the market!

Brand | Frigg

FRIGG natural rubber pacifiers are designed and manufactured in Denmark, and each one contains a whimsical design that moms love. The outward curve keeps the pacifier off of baby’s delicate skin, while other features like air holes and a security handle ensure that your little one stays safe.

Brand | EcoPiggy

EcoPiggy natural pacifiers are sustainably made from 100% natural rubber, and designed in one single-piece. This nontoxic pacifier contains no choking hazards and is BPA, phthalate, PVC, and paraben-free. Plus, they’re hand-inspected and packaged in the USA!

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Best Non Toxic Bath Toy Brands For Kids

Eco-Friendly Bath Toys For Safe Sensory Play

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At the end of each day, my kids enjoy a nice warm bath—mainly because they get to play with their favorite bath toys. And mom gets to ask them questions about their day while getting to relax and sit for a while—even if it’s on the toilet lid.

But, it wasn’t until a couple of years ago that I started to swap out plastic bath toys for safer alternatives, so don’t feel bad if you’ve just started doing the same. If it makes you feel better, my kids had McDonald’s Happy Meal toys floating around in their bath water—and I didn’t know any better.

Then one day I read about plastic bath toys and how they leached chemicals in hot water and I decided to throw all of them out, and went shopping for non-toxic alternatives instead.

Why Should I Avoid Plastic Bath Toys?

A majority of plastic bath toys are made from PVC and contain some really toxic hormone disrupting chemicals that aren’t safe for anyone—let alone babies and young children.

When these plastic toys make contact with hot water, they start to leach chemicals like cadmium, lead and pthalates, which young children (especially babies and toddlers) absorb via skin and mouth.

That’s why it’s so important to be mindful and make eco-conscious choices when shopping for bath toys.

Things To Consider When Shopping For Bath Toys

When shopping for eco-friendly bath toys, there are several important things to consider:

  • Avoid toys that contain PVC, Pthalates and BPA (look for the recycling symbol #3 and you’ll know it’s PVC)
  • Choose toys made from natural rubber, food-grade silicone, stainless steel or wood.
  • Choose toys with sealed holes to prevent the accumulation of stagnant water and saliva which results in mold.

With that said, it’s time to ditch the plastic bath toys, and start using non-toxic and eco-friendly alternatives instead!

And to help you find a true non-toxic bath toy, I’ve put together a list of green brands that make some of the cutest ones, so that your little ones can enjoy some safe sensory play!

Best Non-Toxic Bath Toy Brands

Caaocho Natural Rubber Bath Toys

YouTube: Caaocho Bath Toys

The super adorable and environmentally friendly bath toys by Caaocho are made from 100% pure natural rubber, and have a sealed hole which prevents the accumulation of stagnant water and saliva. You’ll also be happy to know that these toys are coated with non-toxic food grade paint, and contain fun textures for little mouths to explore. We are especially in love with the little sea turtle and flounder!

Plan Toys Wooden Bath Toys

YouTube: PlanToys

PlanToys is a sustainable toy brand that makes adorable wooden toys and bath toys made from chemical free, kiln-dried recycled rubber wood that are designed with water based non-toxic colors as accent. Eco Mom Diaries loves all of the fun boat designs that can kids can use in the bath and swimming pool.

Tikiri Ocean Buddies

YouTube: Tikiri Ocean Buddies

The Tikiri Ocean Buddies are made from all-natural rubber, and each character is easy for tiny hands to grip. When shaken, it responds with a gentle sound that is sure to comfort your little ones, because each bath toy contains a built in rattle to stimulate your little one while they’re in the bath!

Green Toys Recycled Plastic Bath Toys

YouTube: GreenToys

Green Toys makes some eco-awesome bath toys that keep kids entertained while keeping them safe from toxins. Eco Mom Diaries loves the fact that all Green Toys are made from recycled milk jugs and are manufactured in the USA with a tight, local supply chain that minimizes the carbon footprint and supports the domestic economy!

HoneySticks

Honeysticks Bath Crayons

The Honeysticks Bath Crayons are a great choice for your little one’s bath time because they’re made from a beeswax and soy wax blend with food-grade color pigments! Eco Mom Diaries loves that these non-toxic bath crayons are also fragrance-free and the wrappers are completely biodegradable! The con? All bath crayons are a pain in the butt to clean no matter how environmentally friendly the ingredients are! However, if you don’t mind doing a little scrubbing, then this brand is your go-to.

Sophie La Girafe Natural Rubber Bath Toy

Sophie La Giraffe is made from eco-friendly and non-toxic natural rubber. This adorable bath toy features a variety of soft textures and angles for baby to chew on, and does not contain any holes. The great thing about this particular bath toy is that it can be used in and out of the bath—especially if your little one is teething!

Hevea Natural Rubber Bath Toys

YouTube: Hevea Ocean Bath Toys

Hevea eco-friendly bath toys are made from 100% natural rubber from HEVEA trees, and have a silky smooth touch that is gentle on baby’s face and teeth, but resistant to bites. Eco Mom Diaries loves that all Hevea bath toys are completely plant-based and biodegradable at the end of their life, and feature chemical-free FDA-Approved color pigments. Choose from whales, natural rubber duckies and more!

Oli And Carol Natural Rubber Bath Toys

These adorable and eco-friendly origami bath boats are made of natural rubber from Malaysian Hevea trees, and hand painted with food graded dyes—safe for teething and tub time! We at Eco Mom Diaries especially love the minimalist-style origami design.

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Best Eco-Friendly Mother’s Day Gifts For 2022

Celebrate Mom With These Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas!

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If you’re shopping for the eco-conscious mama in your life, then you’re going to love this Eco Mom Diaries sustainable gift guide made especially for Mother’s Day!

What Makes These Mother’s Day Gifts Eco-Friendly?

When I shop for a sustainable and environmentally friendly Mother’s Day gift, I look for items that are ethically made, and will last a very long time—and if the item is sentimental, that’s even better!

Mother’s Day is such a special holiday devoted to the women who love us unconditionally, so when it comes to eco-friendly gifts, I advise you to skip the reusable paper towels (and similar items) and go for something sentimental or self-care related (you want the gift to be for her and not for the household).

With that said, below are several hand-picked eco-friendly gift ideas for mom that she’ll love, appreciate and actually use!

This sustainable Mother’s Day gift list consists of cruelty-free makeup, organic skincare products, ethical fashion and sentimental keepsakes that are compostable!

Sustainable Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

YouTube | Forever Zwai

Hand-Made Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Hand-made gifts—especially if they involve food, are the best type of gifts!! This year, I am including hand-made chocolate covered strawberries as part of my gift for mom! And I found literally the BEST tutorial by lovely YouTuber Forvever Zwai!

Let’s Face It Skincare Bundle From Upcircle Beauty

Mom will love this all-natural skincare bundle by Upcircle Beauty which uses repurposed ingredients in all of their products! This bundle includes essential skincare must-haves like a face scrub, moisturizer, balm, serum and mask.

Parent-Themed Ceramic Planter

I really love this planter by MsRight because it displays a mom holding an umbrella over her child while she gets rained on. It’s a great way to show mom that you value her and that you appreciate all of her sacrifices throughout the years. This planter is also ceramic while the base is made from sustainable bamboo—a lovely eco-friendly mother’s day gift!

Vegan Beauty Subscription Box

Mom deserves to feel beautiful with some cruelty-free and vegan makeup! The Beauty Box by Bombay & Cedar is a clean, non-toxic skincare and makeup subscription box featuring vegan and cruelty free full size and deluxe size beauty products. Choose either a one month subscription or treat mom to more! It’s so fun to unbox and mom will love it!

OakiWay Ceramic Candle Holder

This ceramic candle holder by OakiWay is such a beautiful and sustainable mother’s day gift from daughter to mom—and it doesn’t matter what age you are because you’ll always be her little girl!

Gemstone Eye Mask By GingerChi

This gemstone eye mask by GingerChi (made from jade) is a cool new way to destress and de-puff those tired eyes! That’s why this is such an awesome self-care gift for mom on Mother’s Day!

A Wicker Picnic Set (And Take Her Out For A Picnic!)

Many moms (including myself) love to just spend good ole’ quality time with the kids. So a picnic set is a wonderful gift to give mom for Mother’s Day. And to make it even more special, fill it with all of her favorite snacks and goodies, and take her on a picnic!

Vegan Leather Handbag From Sinbono

If mom is in need of a new purse, check out all of the beautiful vegan purses at Sinbono—a cruelty free handbag brand that’s sure to make mom excited! Sinbono is currently running a 20% off deal for Mother’s Day if you use promo code MOTHER—so hurry before your favorite pick is gone!

Mom-Themed Electric Wax Warmer

You could give mom a candle, but that’ll burn out after a few hours and the glass jar will most likely be thrown out. That’s why I love wax warmers because they’re healthier, and there are no flames involved. This one by Elanze Desgns is designed especially for mom!

Bamboo Waffle Bathrobe

Every woman needs a high quality bathrobe, and the bamboo waffle bathrobe by Ettitude makes a fantastic gift! The bamboo fabric is breathable, naturally bacteria-resistant, and hypoallergenic—making it perfect for the mama with sensitive skin. EarthHero is currently doing a promotion that gives you 15% off during EarthMonth! So use promo code EARTHMONTH15 and snag this awesome bathrobe for mom early!

Solid Wood Bookmarks

If mom is a book lover, then consider getting her a wooden bookmark set for Mother’s Day. These beautiful feather-shaped bookmarks are multi-colored, and mom can use them in several books.

Women’s Vegan Sneakers By Saola

Suprise mom with some new vegan shoes this Mother’s Day! She will be the only girl in town with a pair of really cute shoes made from recycled plastic bottles, algae foam and natural cork! Saola is one of my favorite sustainable shoe brands, and I promise, mom will love how comfortable they are!

Organic Coffee & Cocoa Bath And Body Gift Box

Apple Valley Natural Soap makes the best hand-made organic skincare products—including decadent zero-waste shampoo bars! Their gift boxes sell pretty quickly, so snag one today! And don’t be shy, get some shampoo bar samples for yourself while you’re there!

Boody Bamboo Viscose Leggings

Mom will feel stylish and ultra cool in these bamboo viscose leggings by Boody. I definitely want a pair! Leggings are super comfortable and timeless—and if they’re made from bamboo, then they’re sustainable too!

Bamboo Bathtub Tray Caddy

As a woman and mom who has never owned a bathtub tray caddy, I have to say that I really, really want one—and I hope that this is the year that I get one! With that said, women love taking baths as part of their self care routine, and these are an awesome and practical gift that make a really appreciated Mother’s Day gift!

Organic Eye Makeup Kit By Elate Cosmetics

Mom will love this ethically made eye makeup kit by Elate Cosmetics made with all-organic ingredients. They’ll give her a flawless day to night look, and she’ll feel great knowing that the containers are compostable!

Kyrgies—All Natural Wool Slip Ons

Treat mom to some hand-made comfort! Kyrgies are made from all-natural wool and have ultra comfortable soles! Designed to be warm in the winter and cool in the summer, these wool house slippers reflect a blend of durability and a refined style honed by Kyrgyzstan’s wool artisans over generations. It’s a Mother’s Day gift she’ll love!

Zero Waste Lunch Kit By Earth Hero

If mom is in need of new lunch gear for work, then check out Earth Hero’s carefully curated zero waste lunch kit! It contains everything you need to pack a sustainable lunch!

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