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Abiie Octopod Suction Plates For Babies: Honest Review

Sustainable Toddler Plates That Help Rein In Mealtime And Make Clean Up A Breeze!

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If you’re shopping for sustainable toddler plates, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve recently introduced some Abiie Octopod dishware to my child’s mealtime routine, and I am very excited to share a first-hand review with you!

If you’re getting ready to introduce your baby to solid food, or you simply have a little one who gets a tad bit messy during mealtimes, you’re going to need the right type of plate to help keep things under control.

Toddler plates (and bowls) that contain a suction device are the very best plates to own if you have a messy eater on your hands. They should also be sustainable, non-toxic, age appropriate and contain a fun design that encourages picky kids to eat.

Abiie Octopod suction plates and bowls contain those specific features and more (which are listed below) —and that’s why we adore them.

10 Reasons To Love The Abiie Octopod Suction Plates And Bowls

  • The Abiie Octopod suction plates and bowls are non-toxic and free of hazardous chemicals such as BPA, PVC, Pthalates and lead which can leach into your baby’s food.
  • The Abiie Octopod plates stay stuck on any flat surface and won’t budge—which means less mess. They are also easy to remove!
  • In addition to less mess, the Abiie suction plates are super easy to clean and are stain resistant. The silicone plates and bowls are dishwasher safe, while the bamboo plate contains such a smooth surface that washing it in the sink is a breeze.
  • The Abiie Octopod plates are eco-friendly and sustainable due to being made from bamboo and durable silicone that will last for years. They lower your carbon footprint and make a great addition to a sustainable kitchen.
  • The silicone bowl contains a lid which makes it great for travel as well as keeping food warm. I often use our Octopod bowl for car trips and fill it with my daughter’s favorite snack.
  • The sections within the Octopod plates are great if you have picky eaters or a child with sensory issues who doesn’t like different food groups to make contact with one another.
  • The Abiie Octopod bamboo suction plates come with matching spoons that contain a silicone tip. These spoons are great to use in yogurt containers as well.
  • The Octopod plates and bowls are high quality and aesthetically beautiful. They make fantastic gifts for new parents or even as birthday gifts.
  • The Abiie plates and bowls are age appropriate and have a fun design (especially the frog shaped silicone plates) which encourage kids to eat.
  • The Abiie Octopod plates are versatile and great for both purées as well as solid finger foods.

With that said, below are three Abiie plates that I own and all about the features that make them so unique and worth buying. Trust me, I know that there are a ton of toddler dinnerware brands just as cute as these, but the quality of Abiie is phenomenal and sets them apart from the rest.

Best Baby & Toddler Suction Plates And Bowls

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Serving some Greek Yogurt and fruit in our Octopod suction bowl. Image By Angelika Arroyo @ecomomdiaries

OCTOPOD® Silicone Baby Suction Bowls

The Octopod silicone baby suction bowl is thick and durable yet lightweight and flexible, and comes with a convenient silicone lid. I really love this bowl because it’s great for refrigerating left overs, and really great for travel (if you’re flying, these stick really well to the seat tray and prevent spills).

The bowl (and lid) have a buttery soft feel and are very easy to wipe and wash. Most of the time, I place the bowl into the dishwasher along with other dirty plates and it comes out perfectly clean. Other times, I give it a quick rinse with a sponge and some dishwashing detergent.

Overall, this is a great bowl for on-the-go and soft, liquified foods such as soups, yogurts and purées. Moms can even use themselves for smoothie bowls or ice cream.

Octopod Frog plate. Image by Angelika Arroyo @ecomomdiaries

OCTOPOD® Silicone Frog Suction Dishes

The Octopod silicone frog dish is my little one’s favorite. The frog face shape adds fun to every meal, and it sits securely on the dining room table / high chair thanks to the powerful suction cup.

Just like the Octopod Silicone bowl, the frog dish itself is very thick and durable, and has a very buttery soft feel that makes washing it very effortless. I use it for my little one’s main meals as well as a snack spread.

Overall, this is a great plate to use for baby led weaning. It has three sections for three different food groups, it has an amusing design and it stays put so that mom or dad have less to clean.

The Octopod Bamboo Suction Dish is perfect for some dinosaur nuggets! Image by Angelika Arroyo @ecomomdiaries

OCTOPOD® Bamboo Baby Suction Dishes

The Octopus Bamboo baby suction dish is just as impressive as the silicone frog plate.
It is made from sustainable bamboo and contains a strong and effective silicone suction cup. Baby led weaning is a breeze with this dish as well because it contains 3 spacious sections and stays in place no matter how hard your little one tries to knock it over.

I really love that this dish came with a matching spoon, which is also made from a combination of bamboo and silicone. Babies who are teething need that soft padding on a spoon to avoid hurting their sensitive gums, so this a wonderful feature. Plus, a spoon helps babies and young toddlers work on their motor skill development.

Overall, this is a fabulous plate combo set that I would definitely include in your little one’s feeding supplies. It also comes in very nice packaging which makes it a very giftable item for new parents.

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Little & Lively Sustainable Kids Clothing Review

Shopping For Sustainable Kids Clothing? Read On For An Honest Review Of Little & Lively + Coupon Code

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When you come across a family owned sustainable fashion brand with amazing designs, you have to give it a chance and add a piece or two to your child’s capsule wardrobe—which is what happened when I came across the adorable Little & Lively kids’ sustainable fashion line from The Kindred Studio.

This year as I went through and decluttered my daughter’s closet, I took a long hard look at all of her apparel and realized that much of it wasn’t even put to use. Many of her items were impulse buys, and after going through a lot of washes, the colors had faded, and the overall quality of the fabric had diminished. I couldn’t even donate much of it.

So I decided that in 2023, I am going to go the minimalist route, and slowly replace the items in her closet with high quality sustainable apparel that not only lasts longer than traditional fashion, but is much gentler on her skin and the environment. And I was going to start this endeavor with Little & Lively.

A Quick Background On Little & Lively

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Little and Lively is a family-owned, sustainable baby & children’s clothing line from The Kindred Studio that is based in Canada. Their clothing is made from a buttery soft blend of durable bamboo / cotton, and each piece contains vibrant earthy colors with whimsical designs that both parents and children adore.

In recent years, bamboo has skyrocketed in popularity as fabric of choice amongst eco conscious designers and consumers alike. And it’s no surprise considering the many economic and health advantages that this resource offers. In fact, there are so many wonderful benefits to dressing your child in Bamboo fabric that I’ve made a list below to show you why companies like Little & Lively (who utilize bamboo) are a great alternative to many popular fast fashion brands.

What Are The Benefits Of Bamboo Clothing?

  • Bamboo fiber is naturally porous and breathable, which keeps your child from overheating. It also absorbs sweat and allows it to evaporate at a faster rate than cotton.
  • Unlike other fabric, research confirms that bamboo is antibacterial, and keeps your child’s sweat odorless because it can kill up to 99.9% of bacteria.
  • Bamboo fabric offers natural UV protection, which is great during those hot summer months when children play outside.
  • Bamboo fabric is buttery soft and hypoallergenic, which is perfect for children with sensitive skin, allergies and conditions like eczema, keratosis pilaris and others.
  • Bamboo fabric is very durable, and can withstand a ton of washes and not fade. The colors remain vibrant, and the material remains buttery soft to the touch.
  • Lastly, bamboo is an eco-friendly and sustainable resource that grows back incredibly fast, doesn’t require the use of pesticides, and produces a lot less pollution than other fabric such as cotton.

Little & Lively Fashion Pieces We Love!

When I received my shipment from Little & Lively, I noticed right away that the bamboo fabric was a little heavier than your typical cotton outfit—in a good way. The fabric also felt silky smooth, the colors looked vibrant, and the stitching was high quality. These were definitely not your typical fast fashion disasters that would last for a limited amount of time. It was obvious that Little & Lively are “heirloom” quality, and could be handed down to younger siblings while still looking new years later.

Below are a few items that we received from Little & Lively to try out, and I’m looking forward to purchasing more pieces in the future. It’s important that my children love their clothing as much as I do, so I was very happy that my four year old daughter enjoyed trying these on and asked to wear them on a regular basis. Luckily, we currently live in Florida, so the dress is a piece that she can wear year round.

The Clementine Dress In Purple Daisies

Eco Mom Diaries Rating: 5/5

One of the items that we received from Little & Lively was this adorable Clementine dress with 3/4 inch sleeve and two front pockets that my daughter thought were very fun. This pattern can literally be worn in the spring, summer and fall, and can be paired with leggings or tights during the colder months (as seen in the photo).

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Baby/Kid’s Overalls In Burgundy + Cardigan In Caramel

Eco Mom Diaries Rating: 5/5

Quite possibly our favorite, these overalls are as comfortable as wearing pajamas, and the straps can be adjusted to grow with your child. I see my daughter wearing these for at least two more years, and I LOVE that I can pair them with any shirt. I also love the earthy burgundy color and big front pocket. We paired these overalls with a Little & Lively caramel cardigan, and a Little & Lively caramel pompom beanie.

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Little & Lively Pompom Beanie In Caramel

Eco Mom Diaries Rating: 5/5

Speaking of beanies, how cute is this sustainably chíc caramel colored pompom beanie? It’s lightweight and stretchy with a fun faux fur pompom that looks fabulous with just about any outfit. It’s definitely a must-have accessory for the colder months.

With that said, Little & Lively is a sustainable clothing brand worth buying from. And if you decided to visit their online shop, please take 10% off with our special promo code ECOMOM10 at checkout.

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How To Get Rid Of Chicken Skin | Children & Adults

The Skincare Routine That Works For Kids & Adults

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When my son entered toddlerhood, we noticed that the back of his arms were developing tiny little rough patches. And as he grew, those little rough patches started developing more pronounced little bumps that resembled tiny white pearls.

The bumps didn’t appear to bother him, they weren’t itchy, and during those early years, they weren’t very visible. However, I was still concerned, and addressed the issue with his pediatrician during every well check.

Unfortunately, I received the same answer at every visit: “They’re just harmless little cysts that’ll go away on their own”. That answer always frustrated me because the pediatrician could never give me an exact time line, and told me to just “exfoliate and moisturize” my son’s arms as part of his bathing routine.

Well, I did that for years and nothing changed. In fact, when my son turned 8 earlier this year, the Keratosis Pilaris started to grow out of control. The tiny white pearls on his upper arms had become enlarged and very visible.

They also started to sporadically spread down his arm toward his wrist, and tiny ones began to appear on his cheeks—but the worst ones were in the region above his elbow (see image below).

The Keratosis Pilaris doesn’t cause him any discomfort and they don’t itch. But, my son is at the age where he’s noticing that they are present, and that his friends don’t have them.

So a few months ago I decided to have him see his pediatrician again in an effort to obtain a referral to a dermatologist—someone who would take his condition seriously and give us a real sustainable solution.

Thankfully, his referral was approved and we were able to be seen by a local skincare professional.

Upon examining his arms, the dermatologist confirmed that my son had a pretty bad case of Keratosis Pilaris, and gave us a skincare routine to follow as well as a prescription for a retinoid cream called Tretinoin (a compound made from vitamin A).

And since those who suffer from Keratosis Pilaris are said to have a vitamin A deficiency, it makes perfect sense that this cream is prescribed to treat this condition, and in our case, it has been pretty darn successful.

Another cream that our dermatologist recommended along with the Tretinoin is the Cetaphil Rough and Bumpy daily smoothing moisturizer, which can be purchased at any store. This cream contains 20% salicylic acid, and we have been using it in combination with the Tretinoin, which helps keep his skin from drying out from the retinoid. It’s impressive how soft his skin feels, despite the texture from the bumps.

Keratosis Pilaris

Along with the creams, the Dermatologist instructed my son to gently scrub his skin with a bristle brush during his bathing routine. She said to use any kind of body wash that contains salicylic acid.

We went with the Cetaphil brand again, since we were given a generous amount of samples of the Cetaphil Rough and Bumpy daily smoothing moisturizer and it’s been working really well.

So just to recap, after his shower, we apply the two creams. The prescription Tretinoin goes on first, and after allowing it to dry, we apply the Cetaphil Rough and Bumpy smoothing moisturizer.

After a few weeks of treatment, his skin isn’t perfect, but the improvement is drastic! (See image below). We are going to keep at it, and I’m excited to see what the results will be in a few months.

What If I Can’t Afford To Afford To See A Dermatologist?

A lot of families have limited or no health insurance, and aren’t able to see a professional dermatologist. If you’re one of those people, I have good news for you!!

You can actually purchase a similar cream called Adapalene (0.1%), also a topical retinoid cream, on places like Amazon without a prescription for around $30.

My dermatologist said that they both work the same, and that both are highly effective for Keratosis Pilaris. It’s funny because my copay for my son’s Tretinoin prescription was actually $30 as well, so I could have just purchased the Adapalene gel.

Did Diet Cause My Child’s Keratosis Pilaris?

I asked our dermatologist the very same question because I read online that Keratosis Pilaris may be cause by a gluten allergy. She stated that there are no proven studies which warrant this, and that diet has nothing to do with this condition.

However, those with a vitamin A deficiency tend to develop this condition more often than individuals without a vitamin A deficiency. If you’re curious, you can have your child tested to see if they lack this vitamin. You can also increase their vitamin A through multivitamins or increase their intake through diet:

  • Carrots (or carrot juice)
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Kale

Is There A Difference Between Keratosis Pilaris And Milia?

Keratosis Pilaris and milia (or milk spots) are two skin conditions that are often confused with one another.

Milia are small, white, hard bumps that form on the skin, usually around the eyes, nose, and cheeks and caused by a buildup of keratin, which is a protein found in the skin. Milia is most common in babies and young toddlers.

Keratosis Pilaris (or chicken skin), on the other hand, is a common skin condition that causes small, rough bumps to form on the skin, usually on the upper arms, thighs, and buttocks. This condition is more common in older children and adults.

Keratosis Pilaris is likewise caused by a buildup of keratin, which can block hair follicles and cause the bumps to form.

Final Thoughts

I sincerely hope that our experience with Keratosis Pilaris helps you find answers that you have been seeking.

Prior to finding treatment for my son, I have never been able to find anything online about adolescents dealing with this issue (other than WebMD), so I was determined to share our journey with other parents whose child is struggling with this condition.

If you have any other questions, please reach out in the comments!

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How To Throw An Eco Friendly Birthday Party

Tips For Hosting A Low Waste Birthday Party For A Greener Celebration

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If you’re looking for tips on how to throw a more sustainable birthday party, you’ve come to the right place!

Kids birthday parties in particular create a ton of waste. Everything from decor to party favors and everything in between tends to be made of latex or plastic and contributes to landfill pollution.

Think about it, how many times have you shown up to a child’s birthday party only to see stacks of half eaten food on a table full of styrofoam plates, droopy latex balloons, and crinkled paper from press-on tattoos rolling passed your feet like a tumbleweed in the dessert.

But what if I told you that there are ways to make your birthday party look amazing without all that unnecessary wasteful “fluff”. Because there are literally ways to decorate, entertain and feed your guests with reusable, compostable, and sustainable items that still make your party look instagram worthy.

What Are The Benefits Of Hosting An Eco-Friendly Birthday Party?

  • Eco-friendly parties are low waste and plastic-free, which helps keep our wildlife and marine life safe.
  • Eco-friendly parties are sustainable because party decor can be reused if you purchase the right items.
  • Eco-friendly birthday parties are healthier because, again, no disposable plastic is involved, which tends to contain toxins.
  • Eco-friendly parties can save you money because you can DIY a lot of the decor and reuse items in the future.
  • Eco-friendly birthday parties have the potential to look dreamy and whimsical with certain green themes .

So how do you make your next birthday party as low waste as possible? Read on for our expert tips!

How To Host A Low-Waste Birthday Party For Kids

1. Send Eco-Friendly Birthday Party Invitations

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One way to be eco-friendly with birthday party invitations is to go paperless and create e-cards using free online graphic design platforms like Canva. Even if you’re not the best graphic designer, Canva has a ton of free templates that make creating invitations a breeze.

Emails are a great way to send paperless invitations, however, that can be problematic if you don’t have everyone’s email address. If that case, you can print your digital creations on recycled paper, or DIY your invites using construction or Kraft paper if you’re feeling crafty.

Origami invites are one such example of a unique and low-budget DIY party invite / Birthday Card—check out a tutorial above!

2. Request That Guests Do Not Bring A Birthday Card And Do THIS Instead

Let’s face it, do you really hold on to every single greeting card? While birthday cards are a nice gesture, they’re short lived, and eventually make their way to the trash.
Instead, request that guests forgo birthday cards, and have them sign one giant card or large chalk board (or white board) upon arrival.

We personally love the chalkboard idea because it’s zero waste. Your child’s friends can write their birthday wishes and then after the party, parents can take photos of their children next to the board and treasure the memory for a lifetime.

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3. Swap Balloons For Sustainable Decoration Alternatives

Although latex balloons are biodegradable, unfortunately it takes them anywhere from 6 months to 4 years to completely biodegrade. In the meantime they’re wreaking havoc on local waterways, wildlife and oceans.

So instead of disposable balloons, opt for the following reusable and eco-friendly alternatives:

4. Swap Plastic Plates And Cutlery For Reusable Or Compostable Versions

The biggest pollution contributors at birthday parties are disposable plastic cups, plates and utensils. There is actually nothing wrong with “disposable” cutlery, it’s the plastic part that’s awful.

So if you’re hosting a birthday party at home, it’s best to use reusable plates, cutlery and cups that can easily be thrown into the dishwasher.

However, if you’re at an outdoor venue (such as a park), and lugging around reusable dinnerware from home is less than ideal, then we recommend using Kraft paper straws, compostable plates, cutlery, and drinking cups made from plant waste or bamboo.

5. Set Up A DIY Craft Station That Encourages Kids To Make Their Own Party Favors

Instead of giving out the typical party favor junk which will only get thrown out after a day or two, consider creating a crafting station that allows kids to create their own sustainable party favors. Some ideas for DIY eco-friendly party favors include:

  • Planting flower seeds into small ceramic pots that can also be painted and personalized .
  • Decorating cotton tote bags that can also be filled with treats from the party.
  • Creating a bird feeder out of pinecones, peanut butter and bird seeds.
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6. Shop Local For Your Birthday Cake And Healthy Food

Help your economy by ordering a birthday cake from a local family-owned business, and consider using beeswax birthday candles in lieu of traditional birthday candles. Beeswax candles are way more sustainable, burn longer, and don’t drip!

You can also purchase fruits and vegetables from your local farmers market. Healthy food doesn’t have to be boring, and there are a ton of ways to arrange fruits and veggies in ways that appear fun and appealing to small kids.

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The Christmas Poop Log Unboxing & Review

Looking For A New Christmas Tradition? See Why Kids And Parents Are Loving The Christmas Poop Log

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If you’re looking for an alternative to Elf On The Shelf, you’ve come to the right place!

My kids and I have had the fun opportunity to review “The Christmas Poop Log” story book and activity set that’s not only fun, but super quirky.

The storybook is beautifully told and illustrated, while the DIY poop log brings the story to life (And my kids couldn’t stop laughing when making the poop log).

What Is The Christmas Poop Log Tradition About?

The Christmas Poop Log centers around a Christmas Tradition celebrated in the Catalonia region in Northern Spain, and it goes back to the 18th century.

Family members go out into the wilderness and find the perfect poop log, bring it home, dress him in festive attire, and name him “Caga Tió”.

Every day, family members “feed” Caga Tió with fruits and nuts until December 24th.  It is then that Caga Tió is tapped with sticks while the family sings a corresponding song asking it to “poop” presents!  

Is The Christmas Poop Log Activity Set Hard To Put Together?

The Poop Log activity set comes with all the essentials to make Caga Tió come to life, and is so easy to put together that my two kids assembled it in under 5 minutes!

Below is a TikTok of my kids putting The Christmas Poop Log together. My youngest stated that Caga Tió reminded her of Forky from Toy Story 4.

This kit makes a great gift not only for kids, but for adults as well ( it makes an epic White Elephant gift ).

Is The Christmas Poop Log Sustainable?

The Christmas Poop Log that goes along with the book is indeed eco-friendly, and the author, Jonathan Chastek, is making sure of that!

“Because the tradition is rooted in nature, a tree will be planted for every purchase through our partnership with OneTreePlanted,” says Chastek, “I very much want to keep sustainability at the forefront.” 

The author hopes that Caga Tió will become a part of every family’s holiday tradition, and be stowed away with holiday décor and utilized for many years to come.  

Where Can I Purchase The Christmas Poop Log?

The Christmas Poop Log

The entire activity set can be purchased on the author’s website (it isn’t yet available on Amazon).

However, if you’re interested in purchasing only the story book, that is available on Amazon, click here to shop for it on Amazon.

Lastly, the tradition has recently been adopted by families and celebrities alike who appreciate its silliness and fun factor including famed former Saturday Night Live Star, Comedian and Actor, Kate McKinnon.

So is The Christmas Poop Log a great buy? Absolutely. I think it’s a fun new Christmas Tradition that every parent should start with their kids. We have our Caga Tió sitting under our tree, and my kids love feeding him cookies until the big day!

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10 Ways To Be A More Sustainable Parent

10 Tips For Eco-Friendly Parenting To Create Eco-Conscious Children From Birth

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Are you wanting to be a more sustainable parent? You’ve come to the right place! As a parent myself, I know how challenging it is to be low-waste when you have children.

Kids of all ages require a lot of “stuff”, and they create a lot of waste. Babies, for example, seem to use up a lot of disposable items, toddlers and adolescents are notorious for food waste, and then you have teens, who constantly bleed your refrigerator dry, frequently demand new clothing to keep up with trends, and always need newer versions of electronics. It never ends.

Hence, it’s no surprise that many parents, just like yourself, are wanting to be more sustainable in terms of parenting in order to lower household waste, save money, and improve their mental health by minimizing clutter.

Why Is Sustainable Parenting Beneficial?

There are many benefits to being a more sustainable parent, and no, it won’t make you appear cheap. On the contrary, sustainable living will make you richer in a number of ways:

  • Sustainable parenting helps reduce household waste, which means you’re sending less to the local landfill.
  • Sustainable parenting saves you money because you’re no longer buying cheap, disposable items that constantly require replacement.
  • Sustainable parenting improves your children’s health because you’re reducing a significant amount of toxins that come into your home.
  • Sustainable parenting encourages children to reduce, reuse and recycle.
  • Sustainable parenting results in eco-conscious children who respect their belongings and the environment .
  • Sustainable parenting focuses on experiences rather than things, which teaches children to be less materialistic.

With that said, I’ve put together a list of 10 helpful tips for being a more sustainable parent, whether you’re just starting out with a newborn, or parenting teenagers.

I promise that these small and gradual changes, will help your entire household live more sustainably, and you’ll create some wonderful eco-minded young adults.

Tips For Raising Eco-Conscious Kids In A Plastic Dominated World

1. Choose Reusable Diapers

Sustainable parenting begins at birth, and your sweet little newborn will require a lot of diaper changes, which means that thousands of diapers can potentially end up in the landfill during their first year of life.

So, how can you turn diaper changes into a more eco-friendly experience? By choosing a cloth diapering system over disposables.

As someone who used reusable diapers, (and you can see my full guide to choosing cloth diapers here) I can definitely say that cloth diapers are not perfect, and definitely do require you to do laundry more regularly, but boy do they save you money in the long run.

Reusable diapers also prevent around 3,000 diapers from entering the landfill each year, and they’re much kinder to your child’s delicate skin and overall health. Thus, using a cloth diapering system is one of the best sustainable choices you can make as a parent early on.

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2. Choose Eco-Friendly Nursing Supplies

Both bottle and breastfed babies require a a lot of supplies, and unfortunately, many are single-use and non-organic—which are bad for the environment and baby’s health because they can leech toxic chemicals and disrupt hormones.

Items like breastmilk storage bags, nursing pads, and breastfeeding pillows are just a few examples of items that are typically made from plastic and non-organic material. However, you can opt for eco-friendly versions of these products that are much healthier for babies and the planet.

If you need recommendations for sustainable nursing items, see my blog post for 17 must-have eco-friendly breastfeeding essentials here. You’ll be surprised how many non-toxic and sustainable nursing products are actually available on the market.

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3. Make Your Own Baby Wipes

Another great way to parent your child sustainably is to make your own non-toxic baby wipes. DIY baby wipes are better for both your child’s health and the environment. Plus, you’ll save money!

This DIY all-natural baby wipe tutorial by Our Oily House is a super easy 3-ingredient recipe to create your own non-toxic baby wipes! It’ll save you money, and you won’t need to worry about your baby’s health or creating excess waste.

How To Be A More Sustainable Parent

4. Embrace A sustainable Wardrobe

It can be tempting to buy a ton of clothing for your child—especially when they’re on clearance. But having too much clothing can turn into clutter, and unless you’re buying sustainable fashion pieces that are made from organic fabric, you’re doing a disservice to your child’s health, the environment and factory workers.

That’s why I highly encourage building and maintaining a minimalist wardrobe with sustainable pieces for your child, no matter what age they are. You’ll save space, have less to throw out, and you’ll be swapping low quality for high quality clothing that can be resold or handed down to the younger generation.

See my blog post on sustainable children’s fashion brands here for the cutest fair-trade clothing to add to your child’s sustainable wardrobe. Embracing sustainable fashion is a great way to instill an eco-conscious mindset in children!

5. Choose Eco-Friendly Toys Over Plastic

In a strange way, toys are kind of like food—some are like refined carbs that produce a temporary sugar rush, and some are like complex carbs with lots of nutrients that power the brain.

With that said, if your kids are anything like mine, they take interest in conventional plastic toys for a day or two, and then forget all about them for the rest of the year.

That’s why this year, let friends and family know that you are not accepting traditional plastic toys for Christmas (remote control race cars, Barbies, etc). They do absolutely nothing for cognitive growth, add to clutter, and spend years in the landfill.

As a sustainable parent, you should opt for toys made of eco-friendly material (wood, silicone, organic fabric, etc), or any kind of STEM toy. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math—and they are just as fun, if not more entertaining for kids than a single use plastic toy.

6. Use Plastic-Free Containers For Your Child’s School Lunch

If your school-aged child takes lunch to school, make a personal commitment to use plastic-free reusable lunch containers and cutlery in lieu of single use plastic bags and disposable flatware.

If you’re concerned about your child throwing forks and spoons away on accident, you can always purchase biodegradable cutlery made from plant based material in lieu of reusables.

Sending your child to school with a reusable water bottle is also a great way to be more eco-friendly outside of the home. Opt for a water bottle made from stainless steel or one that is at least BPA-free.

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7. Swap Plastic Bathroom Products For Eco-Friendly Alternatives

Bathrooms create a lot of waste—and many of the products that we buy make a negative impact on our planet. If you want to be a more sustainable parent, choose plastic-free, biodegradable hygiene products for your children in lieu of plastic items.

For example, you can swap bottled shampoo for biodegradable shampoo bars made just for kids, swap plastic toothbrushes for bamboo toothbrushes, and use plant-based floss instead of synthetic versions. The list goes on and on.

8. Prevent Food Waste

The bottom line is that if you have kids, you’re going to have food waste. Kids can be picky eaters, and in many households, uneaten food is inevitable. However, there are ways to get kids to waste less food, and they’re worth a try.

  • Plan ahead and plan to cook meals that your kids actually enjoy.
  • Limit pre-meal snacking to prevent feeling full before dinner.
  • Encourage finishing their meal by offering a weekly reward.
  • Offer smaller portion sizes and add more only if your child eats everything they were given initially.
  • Let them cook with you so they feel proud to eat what they’ve made.
  • Compost left overs if a little bit of food is left and refrigerate leftovers if larger sizes are left unfinished.

9. Choose Green Products For Home Cleaning

An important part of being a green parent is using non-toxic cleaning products for the home. Traditional cleaning supplies are full of carcinogens and hormone disrupting chemicals that can cause long term health problems.

Instead, opt for plant-based multi-purpose cleaners, or create your own cleaning solutions using basic pantry ingredients. You can find a few easy DIY cleaning recipes for the kitchen on my blog post here.

And don’t forget about the laundry. Many traditional laundry detergents contain harsh chemicals that can irritate sensitive skin, and many young children are in need of hypoallergenic, plant-based laundry detergents. If you need some recommendations, see my list of best non-toxic laundry detergent brands.

10. Encourage Nature Walks And Outdoor Recreation

These days, kids are accustomed to being primarily indoors and being consumed by television and electronics. A lot of the time, it’s because parents are genuinely busy (working, focusing on younger siblings, illness, disability etc). It’s not really anybody’s fault, it’s just life.

However, there is always a little wiggle room to encourage a little outdoor play—whether it be the backyard, the park or going on a simple walk in your own neighborhood (even if it’s just on the weekends).

By doing so, you can unleash your inner eco-friendly parent by pointing out things in nature, perhaps picking up some litter and collecting flowers, rocks or pinecones for arts and crafts projects.

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5 Best Natural Face Creams For Kids

Our Guide To The Top 5 Non-Toxic Facial Moisturizers For A Safe Pediatric Skincare Routine

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Shopping for an all-natural face cream to go along with your child’s non toxic facial cleanser? You’ve come to the right place!

Many parents wonder if facial moisturizers are an appropriate addition to a child’s skincare routine because it’s considered by many to be an “unnecessary luxury”. However, there are many benefits to having your child use moisturizers and we’ll talk about them below.

With that said, we’ve also put together a shopping guide to the safest all-natural face creams that are made specifically for children and their delicate skin.

Why Do Kids Need Moisturizers?

A child’s night time skincare routine should include a bath with a gentle facial cleanser, followed by application of a moisturizer—and there are several benefits to incorporating this routine.

  • Children have thinner skin than adults, making it vulnerable to environmental elements. Adding a moisturizer adds a barrier.
  • Babies and young children don’t have the natural protective oils that teens and adults do, making their skin more prone to drying out and making skin conditions like eczema worse. Pediatric facial creams help add moisture and soothe dry skin.
  • Children lose moisture in their skin after washing their face, and a moisturizer is a great way to re-hydrate their skin.

Why Can’t I Just Use Lotion On My Child’s Face?

Many parents wonder if they can just use lotion on their child’s face following a bath or facial cleanser. And while you certainly can, it’s important to know the difference between the two and how each affects the skin.

  • Lotions have higher water content than face creams, which means that while they spread more easily, they also evaporate quicker.
  • Face creams are thicker and have more oil content, which means that the barrier they create stays on longer, and keep your child’s skin from drying out faster.
  • Body lotion may also contain fragrance that can irritate your child’s face, especially if they aren’t hypoallergenic.

How To Choose The Right Face Cream For Young Children

When it comes to natural face creams for adolescents, there are several important key features you should look for to make sure that the moisturizer is truly non-toxic:

  • Free of harsh chemicals such as sulfates, parabens and phthalates
  • Non-greasy formula
  • Hypoallergenic with natural fragrance or fragrance-free
  • A combination of all-natural and organic ingredients
  • Vegan and cruelty free

Now, if your child is starting puberty (usually age 8 for girls and age 9 for boys), they may start producing more facial oil on their own, and some face creams may clog pores and create acne.

In that case, it’s important to choose a cream that’s noncomedogenic—meaning it’s specifically designed to not clog pores but is still able to moisturize and hydrate the skin.

It’s also important to know that many natural face creams contain tree nuts, seeds and soy as ingredients, so if your child is allergic to any of these, please use caution (get advice from your pediatrician or do a spot test).

With that said, below are 5 of the most effective yet gentle pediatric facial moisturizers for kids that are perfect to use with their natural facial cleansers.

They’re great for all skin types, and even help with skin conditions such as adolescent acne and eczema without clogging pores.

Best Non Toxic Moisturizers For Kids

Evereden Kids Multivitamin Face Cream

1. Evereden Kids Multi-Vitamin Face Cream

The Evereden Mega Vitamin Complex is noncomedogenic and formulated with niacinamide and ceramides to help skin retain moisture, hydrate balance, and soothe sensitive skin during adolescent years without clogging pores.

Features

  • 100% natural fragrance
  • Contains essential omegas, amino acids, and vitamins
  • Formulated with niacinamide and ceramides 
  • Contains a blend of natural and organic ingredients
Natural Organic Family Face Cream For Kids

2. Natural Organic Family Face Cream For kids

The Natural and Organic Family Kids Face Moisturizer Cream has be named winner of the 2021 Janey Loves Award. It works especially great for conditions like eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and adolescent acne because it soothes and hydrates while tackling bacteria—so pores won’t ever clog.

We own this particular face cream and it smells lovely. It’s also very moisturizing yet not greasy, so my four year old daughter loves it as well. She feels very much like a big kid putting it on all by herself.

See my full review of The Natural Organic Family Skincare products here!

Features

  • Infused with nourishing strawberry and cranberry extracts to help soothe and calm inflamed skin
  • Contains a wide range of vitamins to nourish the skin
  • Combined with tea tree leaf oil it provides anti-bacterial properties that help tackle acne
  • Works for all skin types

3. California Kids Super Clear Overnight Moisturizing Cream

The California Kids overnight cream helps improve the appearance of problem skin while also soothing redness. Made only with gentle ingredients, and perfect for all skin types, including sensitive skin and those with adolescent acne.

Features

  • Works great for adolescent acne prone skin
  • Contains plant-based emollients, pure organic calendula extract, coconut oil, and zinc oxide which revitalize, soothe, and improve the appearance of irritated skin
  • Beautifully scented with the pure essential oils of French lavender and tea tree
Kid Skin Non Toxic Face Moisturizer

4. KidSkin Gentle Skin Moisturizer

The KidSkin Gentle Skin moisturizer is great for little kids, preteens and teens. In fact, this moisturizer was initially developed for a six year old with problematic acne. This moisturizer is non-greasy, non-comedogenic and packs enough power to calm and soothe dry skin conditions.

Features

  • Contains antioxidants and peptides
  • Targets sensitive, irritated and compromised skin conditions
  • Offers the perfect balance of hydration and lightweight consistency
  • Safe for all skin types
TruKid Natural Face Cream

5. TruKid Lavender Face Cream

TruKid Lavender Cream safely calms and hydrates kids’ sensitive skin. Though suitable for all skin types, it’s especially great for problematic skin such as eczema, and contains a subtle lavender scent to promote relaxation. It goes on smooth, and can be applied to the entire body.

Features

  • Contains a natural blend of natural blend of sunflower, aloe, allantoin, shea and cocoa butters 
  • Contains a fresh lavender scent to help soothe and relax
  • Made with naturally-derived ingredients such as sunflower, aloe, allantoin, shea and cocoa butters
  • Suitable for all skin types

Best Organic Twin Mattresses For Kids Beds

Shopping For A Non-Toxic Kids Mattress? These Green Mattress Brands Focus On Comfort, Health And Sustainability

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Body heat increases volatile organic compound emissions in mattresses—making your kids vulnerable to toxins as they sleep. Invest in an organic mattress for a safer and healthier night’s sleep—your child deserves it!

Are you shopping for a non-toxic kids mattress that’s safe for your child and ethically made from sustainable material? You’ve come to the right place!

Kids spend far more time in bed than adults do, which makes them more vulnerable to volatile organic compounds which off-gas from conventional mattresses—putting their health at risk.

With that said, we’ve created a guide that contains only organic mattress brands that focus on safety, comfort and sustainability, all while meeting federal and state flammability requirements.

Why Buy A Natural Kids Mattress?

A conventional mattress is constructed from material that has most likely been treated with pesticides, flame retardants and many other toxins that can disrupt hormones due to off-gassing.

According to WebMD, conventional mattresses contain polyurethane and flame retardants which release small amounts of gaseous chemicals called volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and are triggered by body heat.

A green mattress, on the other hand, is made from all-natural and certified organic material that doesn’t pollute your sleeping environment and still meets fire-retardant and other safety guidelines—so there’s no off-gassing of VOC’s.

What Are The Advantages Of An Organic Kids Mattress?

  • Organic kids mattresses do not off-gas volatile organic compounds like synthetic mattresses made with polyurethane tend to do. And since kids’ immune systems are still fragile, sleeping on an organic mattress means they won’t have to fight off toxins while they sleep.
  • Organic kids mattresses have fewer allergens because they are made with hypoallergenic material such as natural latex, organic cotton and organic wool—both of which are resistant to environmental allergens and dust mites.
  • Organic kids mattresses have safer fire protection because the natural material that they are made with smolders rather than ignites, omitting the need for flame retardants which are toxic to your child’s endocrine system.
  • Organic kids mattresses have better temperature control because they are made with natural fibers that are breathable as opposed to synthetic material that traps heat, resulting in your child to sweat a lot more.
  • Organic kids mattresses are higher quality and more last longer—particularly organic wool and natural latex mattresses which can last about 15-20 years compared to their synthetic competition.

What To Look For When Shopping For An Organic Kids Mattress?

When choosing an organic mattress, you should consider sustainable certifications which ensure that ethical standards are being met.

Sustainable mattress brands should also be transparent and willing to list all material used to create each mattress.

An organic mattress should be firm yet comfortable and made from with natural fibers like natural latex, organic cotton, sustainably sourced wool and nontoxic glue (if any).

Reputable certifications include:

  • Greenguard Gold
  • Oeko-TEX
  • GOTS
  • GOLS
  • Made Safe
  • CertiPUR-US
  • OTCO
  • Green America

With that said, below you’ll find some of the best organic twin mattress brands for every budget. All are made from sustainably sourced material, contain a plethora of certifications, are breathable, comfortable, and most importantly, safe for your child to sleep on!

Best Non-Toxic Twin Mattress Brands For Kids Beds


Naturepedic 2-In-1 organic kids mattress
Naturepedic
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1. Naturepedic 2-In-1 Organic Twin Mattress

Made In | USA

Price Range | $799 ($100 coupon available on Amazon)

Material | Premium organic cotton filling over steel coils

Warranty | 10–20 year limited warranty

Trial | 90 Night Trial

Shipping | Free Shipping

The Naturepedic 2-in-1 organic twin mattress is super comfortable and features two sides to suit your child’s development; a waterproof side and a luxurious quilted side for when they outgrow their “accident” years. As a parent, I’m sure you know just how convenient this mattress feature is!

Naturepedic is an eco-friendly family-owned mattress company with an impressive list of environmental and safety certifications, as well as awards. Their mattresses are manufactured in a GOTS certified facility right here in the USA and are Greenguard Gold Certified.

Eco Terra

2. Eco Terra Natural Latex Hybrid Twin Mattress

Made In | USA

Price | $699 (Currently $649 On Website)

Material | Natural Latex | Organic Wool | Organic Cotton

Warranty | 15 year limited warranty

Trial | 90 Night Trial

Shipping | Free Shipping

If you have a child who tends to get super sweaty at night, you’ll love the Eco Terra natural latex hybrid mattress. It’s made with layers of breathable and moisture wicking material that will provide your little one with dry, comfortable sleep.

The Eco Terra mattress is a handcrafted hypoallergenic hybrid mattress made with natural latex, organic wool, organic cotton, and encased coils; and each is calibrated with the precise support that your child needs to reach deep levels of REM sleep.

Essentia

3. Essentia Classic REM5 Organic Latex Mattress

Made In | Canada

Price | $3,382

Material | Organic Latex | Organic Cotton

Warranty | 20 year warranty

Trial | 120 Night Trial

Shipping | Free Shipping

Essentia is the world’s only organic memory foam mattress. Essentia mattresses are also ideal for young sleepers who tend to sweat at night because of its innovative cooling effect involving activated quartz within the latex.

The sleep surface of the Classic REM5 latex mattress is proven to sleep up to 5 degrees cooler over an 8-hour sleep cycle—helping to eliminate heat as a sleep stimulant!

This eco-friendly mattress brand uses organic latex foam and GOTS certified organic cotton covers; as well as other organic material that are sourced from farms that follow all sustainable and ethical farming practices, including strict fair trade and labor standards. 

Happsy

4. Happsy Organic Twin Mattress

Made In | The USA

Price | $899

Material | Organic Wool | Organic Cotton | Certified Natural Latex

Warranty | 20 year warranty

Trial Period | 120 Night Trial

Shipping | Free (excluding Alaska & Hawaii)

If your child is a back or belly sleeper, then they will enjoy sleeping on this firm yet comfortable organic latex mattress by Happsy. It is breathable and contours to your child’s form.

Happsy is a Greenguard Gold certified organic hybrid mattress that is constructed with a comfort layer of GOLS certified organic latex, a support core consisting of individually pocketed coils, and a cover made of GOTS-certified organic cotton. 

Best Sustainable Sleepwear Brands For Kids

The Healthiest Organic Sleepwear Sets For Kids For A Cozy Night’s Sleep

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Cotton is the most most heavily sprayed crop in the world, and the residue of these pesticides can cause serious skin allergies.

I get it. I’ve been there. It’s so incredibly tempting to purchase children’s clothing from stores like Carter’s and The Children’s Place because of the great deals that you can get on of them (plus, they’re super cute).

However, what parents often turn a blind eye to is what these clothes are made of, and the negative impact that they have on our children’s health.

That distinctive smell, for example, inside of every shipping package, is a combination of pesticides, flame retardants and other carcinogens used to create that cute outfit you’ve just ordered—and unfortunately, these chemicals are bonded to the fabric in such a way that they will last years of wash cycles.

And since our little ones spend hours in bed, it’s important for them to wear pajamas that aren’t treated with any toxic substances.

That’s why I recommend sleepwear made from organic cotton and bamboo viscose, and below are several benefits to wearing this fabric.

Advantages Of Organic Cotton Pajamas

  • Organic cotton is a natural material that is grown without the use of harmful pesticides or toxic chemicals, making it a more eco-friendly choice for both the environment and your little one’s skin.
  • Organic cotton pajamas contain a snug fit, and are not treated with flame retardants, which means that they are non-toxic, hypoallergenic and still keep your little one safe at night.
  • Organic cotton pajamas are light and breathable, yet warm and cozy—making them ideal for all seasons.
  • Pajamas made from organic cotton are softer and more superior when it comes to quality and durability than regular cotton because the fibers haven’t been over-processed and drenched with chemicals—they are also colored with nontoxic dyes.
  • Lastly, organic cotton is kinder to our waterways, soil and the farmers who grow it because they are not touching or breathing in harmful chemicals that non-organic cotton is typically treated with—making it the most heavily sprayed crop in the world.
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Advantages Of Bamboo Viscose Pajamas

  • Bamboo fiber is naturally porousand breathable, which keeps your child from overheating at night. It also absorbs sweat and allows it to evaporate at a faster rate than cotton.
  • bamboo is antibacterial, and keeps your child’s sweat odorless because it can kill up to 99.9% of bacteria.
  • Bamboo fabric is buttery soft and hypoallergenic, which is perfect for children with certain skin conditions.
  • Lastly, bamboo is an eco-friendlyand sustainable resource that grows back incredibly fast, doesn’t require the use of pesticides, and produces a lot less pollution than other fabric such as cotton.

With that said, below are some of the most trusted sustainable fashion brands who make the most comfortable organic cotton and bamboo pajamas for children.

Your kids will love the feel and the patterns of these pajama sets, and you will feel great knowing that your kids are sleeping in sustainable fabric that won’t have a negative impact on their health or the planet.

Best Organic Sleepwear Sets For Kids

Hanna

1. Moon And Back Organic Cotton Pajamas By Hanna Andersson

Sizes: 6 Months thru 16 Years

The Moon and Back sleepwear collection by Hanna Andersson is made from organic cotton, and each pair of pajamas features a timeless pattern that are both parent and child approved. These organic kids pajamas are super comfortable, ethically made, and are free from over 100 harmful chemicals—they also meet the Oeko-Tex Standard.

2. Burt’s Bees Organic Cotton Pajamas

Sizes: 6 Months thru 14 Years

If you love their beauty products, then you’ll love Burt’s Bees pajamas even more! Burt’s Bees sleepwear for kids is made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, and are available in lovely whimsical patterns that both parents and kids love.
Based on personal experience, I have to say that I adore this sleepwear, and will probably keep ordering until they run out of my child’s size.

Mightly pajamas

3. Mightly Organic Cotton Pajamas

Sizes: 2T thru 14 Years

Tag-less and pre-shrunk, the award winning Mightly children’s pajamas are GOTS and Fair Trade certified organic, and made with nontoxic ink and dyes.

You can purchase several cute designs on Amazon, or on the official Mightly website where you might find a special sale going on from time to time.

Owliwia organic pajama set

4. Owlivia Organic Cotton Pajamas

Sizes: 12 Months thru 8 Years

The super soft and durable Owlivia pajamas are made from certified organic cotton and are available in several dreamy boho-style patterns. These sustainable pajamas are very high quality, and parents love the snug and thick fabric, which makes these perfect for colder seasons!

5. Hatley Organic Cotton Pajamas

Sizes: 2T thru 8 Years

Hatley pajamas are GOTS certified organic and perfect for wintertime due to their premium quality fabric that’s durable yet ultra soft and cozy! Both kids and parents also love how breathable these pajamas are, which helps prevent night sweats! You will also find that these sustainable kids pajamas are available in various fun prints!

Honest Co organic Pajamas

6. HonestBaby Organic Cotton Pajamas

Sizes: 12 Months thru 5 Years

HonestBaby has an adorable sustainable sleepwear line that’s made from GOTS certified cotton. Each set has a timeless style with a fun design that your little one will love! All HonestBaby pajamas are also ethically manufactured in India where fair wages and humane treatment of workers is a priority.

Finn + Emma Pajama Sets

7. Finn + Emma Organic Cotton Pajamas

Sizes: 12 Months thru 4 Years

If you love minimalistic patterns with a touch of boho, then these pajamas will be a great addition to your child’s sustainable wardrobe! Finn + Emma sustainable sleepwear sets for kids are made from GOTS certified organic cotton, and ethically made in India.

Posh Peanut Pajamas

8. Posh Peanut Viscose Bamboo Pajamas

Sizes: Newborn thru 5 Years

Just as the name implies, Posh Peanut pajamas are made from bamboo and come in whimsical designs for both boys and girls. These pajamas are buttery soft, regulate temperature at night, and are hypoallergenic.

9. Pretty Laundry Bamboo Viscose Pajamas

Made from a blend of bamboo viscose and cotton, Pretty Laundry is a sustainable pajama brand by the Kindred studio that contains the sweetest lounge sets made from luxurious signature fabrics. These colors will never fade, and your kiddos will love the way they look and feel in these designer jammies. 

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Best Baby Wearing Costumes For Halloween

Genius Baby Carrier Costumes For Halloween 2022

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Your baby can’t officially Trick-Or-Treat yet, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t enjoy Halloween!

There are many ways to include your new baby in Halloween activities, one of which involves a baby carrier!

Baby carrier costumes have become a huge trend, and it allows mom (or dad) and baby to become an epic costume duo!

You can make your own carrier costume, or you can purchase one online if you’re not much of a DIY enthusiast.

With that said, keep reading to see our compilation of awesome baby carrier costumes that you and baby can rock this Halloween!

Some of these costumes are available on Amazon, and some are available on Halloween Costumes.com!

Genius Baby Wearing Halloween Costumes For 2022

Halloween baby wearing costume

Little Red Riding Hood And The Big Bad Wolf

We are loving this Little Red Riding Hood carrier costume. The grey wolf costume slips over your front carrier and has stuffed arms and legs while your baby gets to wear whatever makes them happy and comfortable. Then, slip the red hood around your shoulders and you’ll be ready to head to grandma’s house in fairytale style!

Halloween baby wearing costume

Pirate And Mermaid Carrier Costume

Ahoy! You suited up for the adventure of a lifetime—parenthood—and now your little scallywag is ready for their first foray into the deep abyss…of Halloween! The baby portion of this costume contains an iridescent tail, body cover, headband and shell top. Mom and dad get a hat and eye patch combo!

Halloween baby wearing costume

Chicken And Farmer Carrier Costume

This super cute Chicken and Farmer Carrier Costume gives you the fun of dressing up with the ease of still being able to wear your baby. A fluffy white chicken body with dangling orange feet straps onto a standard baby carrier with elastic bands. Included is a matching cap complete with a chicken’s eyes, beak and comb to keep your baby’s head warm and cozy. As for the farmer, you get a rustic burlap hat with a wide brim to keep the sun out of your eyes while you tend your flock of one. 

Halloween baby wearing costume

Chef And Lobster Carrier Costume

This master chef and lobster carrier costume is a huge hit on Halloween night! One reviewer on Amazon even claims that she won a Halloween contest with this idea! The baby portion includes a hat and main lobster body while the master chef gets to wear an apron and hat. It’s an adorable combo that will get a lot of praise.

Halloween baby wearing costume

Chef And Spaghetti Carrier Costume

This genius baby carrier costume let’s mom or dad be a chef, while baby gets to dress up as an adorable pot of spaghetti! The chef portion includes a white chef’s hat, while baby gets a spaghetti hat and pot of spaghetti as the main frame. It’s an absolutely adorable costume for Halloween!

Halloween baby wearing costume

Robber And Money Bag Carrier Costume

Steal the show this Halloween in the adorable Thief and Money Bag Costume for mom and baby! This criminal costume includes a mask, beanie, and money carrier cover, making it easy for you to sneak around in the darkness. 

Halloween baby wearing costume

Diver And Octopus Carrier Costume

This fun baby carrier costume will get you a lot of compliments on Halloween. Light and durable, the octopus costume is easy to put on and keep on. Mom gets a mask and flipper covers for the shoes. The whole combo is unique and entertaining!

Halloween baby wearing costume

Pumpkin Baby Carrier Costume

This baby carrier costume is perfect for minimalists. This carrier costume kit includes a pumpkin carrier cover and matching pumpkin hat for mom or dad. It’s also more budget-friendly than other carrier costumes.

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