Originally published 12/6/22. Updated 11/20/23.
Have a new baby in your life? Lucky you! If you’re holiday shopping for a baby, you want to make sure that anything you purchase is safe and non-toxic. But since toxins are ubiquitous in most products these days, that’s easier said than done. Fortunately, Mama Embodied’s natural baby holiday gift guide is here to help you find a present that is both adorable and safe for little ones!
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Natural Baby Holiday Gift Guide
I’ve honestly never seen a cuter crinkle book than this one. While most soft baby books come in (kind of obnoxious) primary colors, this one’s soft palette and beautiful illustrations will be appealing to both babies and the adults who care for them. Features like a mirror, peek-a-boo crinkle leaf, and tethered mushroom and bunny for grasping will support baby’s development. You can rest easy gifting this crinkle book to a little one knowing that it’s phthalate-free and that its few plastic pieces are made of ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) plastic.
These cutie stacking cups are made by mushie, a Danish company. Not only are their muted colors aesthetically pleasing, they’re also completely free of BPA, PVC, and phthalates. And this classic gift will help your favorite baby develop their motor skills by practicing grasping and stacking.
This puppy stuffy is adorable, but the fact that it’s made of organic cotton is what will make you feel amazing about gifting it to a little one as their first friend. The puppy toy is both GOTS and OEKO-TEX certified. The puppy is filled with hypoallergenic polyester, and it’s both dye- and bleach-free.
Once a baby’s teeth start coming in, you just cannot have enough teethers around. This sweet bunny teether is made of non-toxic beechwood and food-grade silicone. Since it’s completely free of phthalates and BPA, you’ll never have to worry about your baby friend using it to get through teething woes.
A wooden car and train set is such a classic gift for a little one. This set is made of organic beechwood and is neither painted nor stained. Since they’re both rattles and push toys, this organic car and train set can accompany the baby in your life through childhood.
Every baby loves a set of stacking rings. This set is made of food-grade silicone and is soft, so the rings double as teethers! The rings squeak to hold baby’s attention and are covered with animals, letters, and textures. When the baby is small, they can use the rings to learn the skills of gripping and stacking. And as they get older, the rings will help them develop size recognition.
A play gym is a must for any little one who is starting to interact with the world around them. My dad made a wood play gym much like this one for my baby, and she can’t get enough of it!
I love that the wood baby play gym is made of natural materials. And a huge plus for me has been that it’s easy to fold up, so I can easily get it out of the way when my baby isn’t using it. The foldability also makes the play gym super portable. My daughter sometimes attends the yoga classes I teach, so I fold our wood play gym up and put it in the car so she has something to do while I teach yoga. She will happily roll around underneath it, kicking and grabbing at the hanging toys, for quite awhile.
I hope this baby holiday gift guide has helped you find the perfect non-toxic presents for the little ones in your life. Which of these gifts are you planning to give? Let me know in the comments!
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