Babies & Kids

Organic Grace

Just about everything you might need for your baby, chosen to be safe by a real mother for her baby. Crib and mattresses, bedding, glass bottles, cloth diapers, baby blankets and clothes, herbal products, dolls, teethers, toys, pactifiers, pillows, and more–all made from nontoxic, natural, and organic materials. Even organic cotton baby carriers!

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Finn + Emma

Clothing for babies and kids made from 100% G.O.T.S. certified organic cotton, eco-friendly inks and dyes, and lead and nickel free snaps with coconut insert. Also snuggle and dangling toys made from 100% G.O.T.S. certified organic cotton stuffed with sheep’s wool, untreated woods with nontoxic vegetable seed wax finish, and other good materials.

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Woolnimals

Adorable handmade needlefelted wool animals. “I made one bluebird and was hooked. Nearly four years and several hundred creatures later, I am still fabulously in love with felting. I adore animals and it’s as much a surprise to me as anyone else to see the personality and soul of the creature emerge from a ball of wool. I constantly surprise and delight myself. ”

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Kid Licks

OK OK I finally found a nail polish that I can recommend. It’s “so natural it’s edible.” Really. Zero toxic fumes. And some ingredients are organic. This stuff smells like fruit. The polish goes on smoothly and has a beautiful finish. Vibrant color. I can’t find anything toxic about it. Takes longer to dry than toxic nail polish. And it washes right off with water. It’s really designed for little girls to play dress-up, and it wouldn’t stand up to a day of washing hands or dishes. But if you want to play dress-up for a special night out, or put it on your toe nails until your next shower, this would be great. I’m going to play with the sample they sent me.

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Wholesome Linen

line of sleep essentials for infants and toddlers made from organic linen fabrics and raw flax fibers. Selection includes a toddler car seat liner. “Our products are soft, hypo-allergenic, machine washable and long lasting. We make them with100% organic raw flax fibers, without adding any dyes or bleaches. We source our flax from certified organic farms in Europe where it has been grown the same way for generations. We turn it into high quality essential sleep products that we deliver to you from Denver, Colorado.”

 

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Kinderfeet

A wooden push “balance bike” to ease the transition to pedal-powered bicycle at a toddler’s comfort level. Designed by a Dutch father as a gift to his son, “Our balance bikes are made from sustainable birch wood, from a replenishable source. The airless tires are completely biodegradable. We use minimal packaging material made from recycled paper and water based-ink. The chalkboard finish paint is water-based and the lacquer is non-toxic.” Also push bikes made from bamboo wood.

 

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Plantoys

Toys for children from birth to age 4, based on child development. Made with sustainable materials and processes, including kiln-fried natural ribber wood from trees that no longer price latex (to keep the wood pure, no fertilizer is added to the soil three years prior to cutting down the trees), non-formaldehyde glue, organic color pigment, and water-based dyes.

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Uncle Goose

Adorable wooden blocks painted with animal faces and features. Also beautiful ABC blocks. These are truly works of art. I love these! “We handcraft every set in Grand Rapids, Michigan, using choice materials from around the Great Lakes. And yes, we are 100% made in the USA…non-toxic, child-safe inks on all our blocks.”

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Filana

“Awesome crayons” made with “lots of organic beeswax…Filana™ crayons are made with natural waxes and over 25% certified organic beeswax. We never use petroleum waxes or paraffin. All our ingredients are GMO free. Filana™ crayons contain a special blend of organic and natural petroleum-free waxes, FDA-approved organic and inorganic pigments, and kaolin clay. Filana™ crayons conform to ASTM D-4236 standard, which indicates Filana™ crayons are certified nontoxic and meet or exceed specific quality standards. Filana™ crayons are CPSIA compliant. They have been tested by an independent laboratory and are certified to be compliant with the the CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act). Each one of our crayons is hand-crafted in Langley, Washington. Our crayons are 100% made in the US.”

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Mountain Honey Clothiers

“We are committed to creating heirloom quality children’s clothing, toys, and accessories, that support imagination and your child’s own unique style. We don’t skip corners, follow the hotest trends, or print big flashy logos on our products. We create pieces that are timeless and fun, yet incredibly functional.We are all about bringing your family fashion choices that allow your little one to express their uniqueness and creativity, while making a positive impact on their world. Our clothing is more than just whimsical, well made, and unique, it is made by a small company, with a huge heart; a company with a conscience.” In an email, Diedre told me she is committed to using only natural fibers (with one tiny exception: recycled plastic in a wool blend). She tries to use as much certified organically grown cotton as possible, or organic linen. The dolls are stuffed with fluffy organic cotton fill. I choose fabrics that have a 100% cotton, linen, wool, or flax content, no synthetic fibers. I use cotton thread, and metal snaps that are produced in the US and are nickel-free. I purchase from companies that either produce their products organically, are sustainably run, or can be classified as a “small business”. 100% of my products are handmade in VT, USA by either myself or my assistant. The Mountain Honey line is based on the principles of sustainably produced, small-batch fashion.”

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Dots on Tots

100% certified organic cotton hats for babies and toddlers. Various styles in various colors. “Dots on Tots is a baby headwear company specializing in ear flap hats made from natural, certified-organic cotton…As newborns and toddlers have sensitive skin and are vulnerable to ENT ( ear, nose and throat) complications, [parents need] a line of accessories that keep babies safe by covering their ears and at the same time not harming their sensitive skin. With her Master’s Degree in Fashion Design and Technology and an experienced mother, Olivia set forth to provide the children’s market with a niche product that would provide safety and comfort to children.” Noise-reduction inserts for ear flaps available.

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Lady & Little Bug

Organic cotton leggings, bodysuits, newborn gowns, baby hats and more. “Cotton is the name of the game for me, specifically American- milled, organic cotton. This is in part due to my own choice and in part due to my mother’s wonderful influence. She insisted on natural fibers for clothing and is an organic gardener. I use mainly American-made, organic cotton, because I want to support our economy. You will find a few exceptions, as India is one of the largest producers of organic cotton and I have yet to find an American source for woven, organic fabrics.”

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Little Barefoot Princess

“Classic heirloom-quality soft toys re-imagined in choice materials: GOTS Certified Organic Cotton, Hemp, Peace Silk and “The Fiber of the Gods” ˜ fine Alpaca fleece.” Their teddy bear is made from alpaca fiber, GOTS Certified Organic Cotton and low impact fiber reactive dyes. Plus other stuffed animals—both real and imaginary—are made in the same manner. Blue whales, dolphins, unicorns, dragons, pegasus, rabbits, elephants…all handmade.

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The Puzzled One

Colorful and unique “Handcrafted Wooden Puzzles and Toys that are safe, fun for all ages and created just for you. Our wooden puzzles and toys are heirloom quality, designed to become treasures that will last from generation to generation. Every wooden puzzle or toy has been skillfully handcrafted from the highest quality wood and hand painted using non-toxic water based paints, stains, and finishes (unless otherwise noted). I offer many different options at no addition cost and will add any custom detail or personalization to your puzzle for a few dollars more. All wooden puzzles and toys have been inspected for safety and durability.” In addition to toys, they also make one-of-a-kind “unity puzzles” for weddings, and “guest book” puzzles where each guest writes on a puzzle piece that the couple then puts together with each other.

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Manzanita Kids

Handmade wooden toys in the natural colors of the various woods they are made from. “We carefully select the best American hardwoods for our toys and buy from a local source. This beautiful wood is enhanced and protected by our own blend of beeswax and organic jojoba oil, which we apply and polish by hand. The birch plywood we use for our modular toys is of the highest quality, it exceeds the strict requirements set by the European Union and the California Environmental Protection Agency (CLARB II). Our toys are safe, durable, beautiful and meant to be passed to the next generation.”

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Back to Blocks

Many different sizes and styles of wooden block sets so you can find the perfect wood blocks for your family’s needs. All wooden building blocks for kids are made from natural hardwoods, like maple and poplar, and are handcrafted in the USA. No paints, stains, coatings or finishes of any kind, only natural wood. Convenient storage buckets make it easy for kids to clean up.

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Camden Rose

Natural toys and home goods for environmentally conscious families. “We believe it is possible to raise healthy children without the harmful toxins and electronic influences that challenge today’s families.” and so this couple began to design and make their own toys, inspired by the natural toys made in Europe. “Camden Rose natural toys are made from wood, wool, silk, and cotton. Children love these materials because they have a warm, honest quality that appeals to the senses. Unlike plastic, they do not impart a false impression of weight, mass, or touch. Imbued with the life force of trees, plants, and living creatures such as honeybees, our toys are lovely to touch and behold.” No plastics.

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Manny + Simon

Delightful wooden toys with bold shapes and bright colors. “We have set meticulous manufacturing and assembly standards, including the use of chemical-free wood, nontoxic paints, and safety-conscious ergonomic shapes while maintaining our high quality. Sustainably harvested maple…our paint zero VOC, volatile organic compounds, zero carcinogens.”

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Countryside Gifts

Handmade wooden toys, banks, crayon holders, models, desk accessories and more, with traditional and creative designs. Some can be personalized.”All of our products are lovingly hand-crafted in our wood shop using the finest grade woods and materials. Our products are beautifully finished using only nontoxic finishes. The majority of our products are made from woods harvested using Sustainable Forestry Practices and feature Environmentally Friendly, Organic and Natural Finishes. All our products are 100% Handmade in the USA.

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D AND ME

Handcrafted wood toys. Mostly cars and trucks and trains, but if you have an idea for a toy that you’d like, they are happy to make it for you. “All of our handcrafted wood toys provide hours of imaginative play for toddlers and children of all ages. The toys may be ordered with or without (natural) a child safe oiled finish.”

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Cake in the Morn

Cake in the Morn specializes in natural, eco friendly Montessori and Waldorf toys. Each toy is made to order. It is hand cut, hand painted, and hand sewn by Heidi. Each design you see is created by Heidi and unique to Cake in the Morn. You won’t find toys like ours anywhere else! We use eco-friendly felt, all American hardwood, and an AP-certified non-toxic paint wash on all of our wood products. All of our toys are sealed with our very own homemade local beeswax seal.”

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Bannor Toys

Charming wooden toys, with no toxic anything, handcrafted completely in the USA. “Our wood is natural, we do not stain it. We use Maple, Cherry, and Walnut woods and their natural colors. Our finish is an organic beeswax and flaxseed oil mixture that is all natural and nontoxic so it is the perfect finish for baby’s mouth. The oil brings out the color and the beeswax provides durability. Our glue and paint are organic as well made from a company in the United States. They are 100% safe, lead free, no VOC’s, and non-toxic. Our teethers are left “naked”, there is no finish on them.”

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Organic Designs

Organic toddler/preschool nap mats, made by a parent-owned company in New Hampshire. They also make a toddler comforter that doubles as a playmat, and toddler pillows. “We Make Modern, Stylish, Durable yet Super Comfy Organic Children’s Nap Mats from Certified Organic Cotton Fabric and Certified Organic Cotton Batting. Our Organic Nap Mats are Ideal for Toddlers, Daycare, Preschool and Rest Time at Kindergarten. They Can Also Be Used for Vacations and Sleep overs. There are NO Harmful Chemicals or Pesticides in Our Products. We DO NOT use Polyester, Toxic Dyes or Chemical Washes of any kind. Our Organic Nap Mats are Safe, Eco Friendly and Non-Toxic.”

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Firefly Diapers

A natural fiber diapering company with special attention to purity and sustainability of materials. Their quick-dry diapers (with “wings” to help them dry in one short cycle) are made in the USA with 100% organic cotton. The wool use to make their wool changing mats, crib-size puddle pads, and twin-size mattress pads is Cradle to Cradle(CM) certified for eco-efficiency. Their great page on Artificial Materials and Cloth Diapering shows they have really done their homework on choosing materials.

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Cloth Bottom Baby

Clothing specially contoured to fit cloth diapered babies. “Our patent pending design has an adjustable fit so your baby can wear the same clothes with a trim-fitting cloth diaper as well as a bulky, double or triple stuffed diaper. We understand the importance of dressing your baby in chemical-free, comfortable clothing, so we are dedicated to having all of our products created from organic fabrics.”

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Penguin Organics

Super-soft 100% GOTS certified organic baby clothes. “We are committed to offering premium quality baby clothes made with the softest top quality GOTS certifiedorganic cotton, combined with delicate colors and modern designs. And behind the scenes, we thoughtfully plan each snuggle-up cozy detail, and from our supersoft and washable fabrics of the purest organically grown cotton to our easy-to-change features, we’re always one step ahead, making sure babies are surrounded in absolute head-to-toe comfort.”

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Lucy & Leo

Delightful organic clothing for babies and children, made in New York. “Our mission is simple: to provide your child with the finest, highest quality clothing on the market. Our garments move and breathe, are durable and very comfortable. {Our] clothing is known for its soft color palate and classic design with a modern twist. As our brand grows, we stay true to our vision of creating unique, adorable and comfortable outfits for your child in an eco-friendly fashion. We are proud to be one of the first organic and USA-made clothing brands in the children’s industry.”

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Vermont Bunkbeds

Sturdy, simple bunk beds, loft beds and beds with drawers beneath, made from local Vermont hardwoods. Finished in your choice of colors with Natura Zero-VOC paint or Old-Fashioned Milk Paint with Vermont Natural Coatings finish. “In shopping for bunk beds for their own children, Scott & Amy realized the need for a safer product that would hold up to the every day demands of their active boys and yet still be affordable for the everyday family. So Scott and Amy began dreaming of devoting their skills and experience to building solid wood beds that would be safe for children and affordable for parents.”

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Maine Bunk Beds

Sturdy, real hardwood bunk beds made from nontoxic materials with kid-friendly colors and designs. “While many furniture companies use softer, less durable woods like pine, we use poplar—a high-quality, sustainable, locally sourced, renewable hardwood…Except for the architectural bolts used to attach the rails to the corner frames we don’t use any metal in our beds: no wood screws, no metal plates, and no braces or angles used to artificially reinforce inferior products. We never use particle board or composite material in our beds.” Finishes are my favorites: Old-Fashioned Milk Paint and Vermont Natural Coatings. All of their beds are made to meet your needs and aesthetics. They also sell natural mattresses.

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The Woodshaper Shop of Maine

“Where wood is shaped into treasured creations for the home and garden.” Their “refined rustic furniture” for the garden is durable and affordable, made of “native white cedar and are true Maine Made quality.” Their classic wooden toys give a creative alternative to video games. “Made of pine and finished with a beeswax and citrus sealer, Woodshaper Shop toys are safe and durable.”

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Under the Nile

Cute and colorful baby clothes made from 100% organic Egyptian cotton. The company was founded in 1998 when Janice was having a hard time finding real organic cotton baby clothing. Janice and her husband Mohamed worked hard together to develop their vision for a very special organic cotton clothing company. As an Egyptian, Mohamed was familiar with the thousands-year-old tradition of cotton production in Egypt. So they went to Egypt and found a partner there to product their cotton. “No chemicals or pesticides are ever used throughout the entire cultivation and production process.”

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Sierra Sage Herbs

Personal care products made in Boise Idaho by a woman who is an herbalist, organic farmer, backyard beekeeper, Certified Professional Midwife, and a Permaculturist. She and her family use” timeless herbal wisdom with Organic ingredients to produce Food for Your Skin™…We strive to bring the farm into the pharmacy by carefully selecting only the purest, most sustainable herbs and essential oils to create medicinal everyday products…Our herbs are carefully sourced from organic farmers, consciously wild crafted, or organically grown in house. We infuse our fresh and dried herbs in organic oils, rather than using premade extracts, to increase the medicinal value of our products. This enhanced process maximizes the potency of our salves taking the healing properties to the next level. We don’t just offer products that soothe and moisturize, we craft products that make a difference in your life!” Choose from products for skin care, outdoor and first aid, pet and ranch, mom and baby, and intimates.

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Bee Organic

100% organic skin care products made with 100% USDA Certified Organic beeswax by a USDA Certified Organic Handler. “Everything you see here at Bee Organic is handmade, hand poured, and hand labeled. We take pride in knowing that every product we produce here at Bee Organic is made with care and reaches a quality standard that is unsurpassed in this industry. We do not use chemicals in any step of our process, nor do our USDA Organic suppliers.” Products for baby, skin care, deodorants, massage oil, and beeswax candles. Products are unscented or scented with organic essential oils. Deodorant comes in an innovative paper tube instead of plastic.

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Green Living Organics (GLO)

Pure, GOTS Certified, organically grown, and fairly traded cotton products for bed, bath, and baby. “Our cotton is grown by family farmers in co-operatives that are Fairtrade Certified and Certified Organic. This generates a significant benefit to the farmers, their communities, the environment and to our future generations. From field to store shelf, our cotton is grown and manufactured according to strict social and environmental standards. The result is gorgeous low impact, non-toxic products that are as gentle on your skin as they are on Mother Nature. ”

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ja*lu

Baby accessories made from 100% USA-grown organic cotton. All products are produced right here in the United States. Selection of products is small, but pure: bibs, burp cloth, blanket, hat…

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Garden Kids

“Super comfortable, fashionable organic clothing for babies and children, since 1994. Certified organic fabrics, handmade in the USA, low-impact fiber reactive dyes, All the basics for babies and kids, including pajamas without flame retardants.

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Organic Grace

Just about everything you might need for your baby, chosen to be safe by a real mother for her baby. Crib and mattresses, bedding, glass bottles, cloth diapers, baby blankets and clothes, herbal products, dolls, teethers, toys, pactifiers, pillows, and more–all made from nontoxic, natural, and organic materials. Even organic cotton baby carriers!

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Earth Mama Angel Baby

Safe, “zero-toxin,” hospital recommended, organic herbal products to support mamas and babies through the entire birth process—from pregnancy through post-partum recovery, breastfeeding, baby care and beyond. “Every product is made with only pure, plant based, worry-free ingredients.” This company is an industry leader in safe, natural and organic herbal products for moms and babies. Founded by a woman who is a nurse, herbalist, organic gardner and real mother, with years of experience formulating organic herbal remedies.

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The Soft Landing

A team of three sisters and their mom founded The Soft Landing in 2007 when they became aware of toxic chemicals in products they were using every day with their growing children. “It quickly became apparent that figuring out which products are safer can be really tricky and time consuming. So we set out on a journey to investigate about where these worrisome chemicals lurk and began sharing what we learned along the way. Now we work together as a team to educate and assist parents in creating a safer living environment for their families while connecting them to the natural living resources they need to make it happen.” They cover almost every subject in their blog, store, and safe product guides, with a particular focus on products for moms, babies, and children.

Listen to my interviews with Laura Saville, One of Three Co-Founding Sisters of The Soft Landing

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Buckaroo Organics

Organic skin care products for moms and kids, made by a mom who “struggled to find products that weren’t full of harsh chemicals. Products that could actually heal skin issues and were safe for babies.” So she and her husband created a skin care line that is organic, simple, and safe…and even includes a laundry powder that are safe for your skin, made from soapnuts and natural minerals and wool balls to use instead of scented fabric softener sheets. Laundry products contain no fragrance and body care products are fragrance-free or scented with essential oils.

Listen to my interview with Lindsay Herron,  Co-founder and CEO of Buckaroo Organics

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Cutie Bees

Healthy baby clothes, made from 100% organic cotton, and free from harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde, phthalates, pesticides and fire-retardants. A real-life working mom created this clothing line after her first child was born with sensitive skin and she became aware of research studies that eight chemicals found in most baby clothing are extremely toxic. ”We believe that YOU can LOOK GOOD and FEEL GOOD without compromise.”

Listen to my interview with Airstar Partners, LLC Chief Operating Officer Ryan Hamsho.

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Primal Life Organics

Paleo, gluten-free, vegan skincare options for those looking to detoxify their skincare and get back to the basics. Products are all natural, organic and made fresh when ordered. Made from ingredients our primal ancestors could have used for their own skincare. Choose from makeup made from plants and clay, skin care, hair care, tooth powder, pregnancy products and baby care. Watch how they make their products on this video. Enter “live free” at checkout for 10% off your entire purchase.

Listen to my interview with Primal Life Organics CEO Trina Felber, RN, BSN, MSN, CRNA.

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Veritey

1000+ exceedingly well-vetted products for body care, baby & kids, health, home, and more, with badges that show why they were chosen. Their nontoxic & safe criteria is “free of toxic chemicals and safe for use. The Non-Toxic and Safe Badge indicates products are free of all known or suspected chemicals based on publicly available information (sources include the Environmental Working Group, GoodGuide, US Department of Health and Human Services Report on Carcinogens, The Center for Disease Control, The World Health Organization and more) as well as input from Veritey Science Panelists (leading doctors, researchers, and PhDs). We look for products that do not contain toxins associated with a variety of diseases and health issues, including cancers, obesity, diabetes, infertility, autism, ADD, ADHD, endocrine disruption and more.” Every product is not only reviewed to be free of toxic chemicals, they are also used by the Verity team, so every product is also a great product. “At Veritey, we do all of the hard work so you don’t have to. Analyzing. Researching. Testing. We feature only 100% GOOD goods.”

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Hazelnut Kids

“Natural toys for girls and boys.” This site has LOTS of toys to choose from that range from art supplies to wooden toys, and everything in between: blocks, dolls and dollhouses, games, musical instruments, puzzles, stuffed animals, and more. They have a good list of chemicals that are not in their products, including their health effects, and give each product an icon for “toxin-free,” “sustainable production,” “organic,” “made in the USA,” “recycled,” and “social responsibility,” (and maybe more…these are the ones I found) which show why they chose the product and helps you find the attributes you are looking for at a glance. Many of the toys also have stories about who made them. See their article “Why Choose Natural, Wooden and Organic Toys?”

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Down to Earth Toys

“Top quality toys made in the USA…We know that American made toys are constructed with safe materials and built by fair labor practices.” They carefully select baby and toddler toys made from organic, biodegradable, recyclable or recycled materials. “All of the toys found here meet or exceed the established North American and European safety standards. All finishes are child-safe and non-toxic. We are thrilled each time we find a new organic toy to offer. We also carry a selection of Fair Trade toys (provided by companies in other countries who adhere to very strict safety and fair labor guidelines).” Their navigation helps you easily find the toys that are “natural and organic” and “wooden.” Lots to explore and choose from!

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Natural Joy Beauty

unnamedNatural and Organic Cosmetics, Skin Care, Hair Products, Bath & Body, Safer Nail Polish, Perfume, Aromatherapy, Cloth Menstrual Pads and more. At Natural Joy Beauty they research the ingredients for you and find quality products with the cleanest ingredients at reasonable prices! Sample sizes are available for most items. So many products these days are being marketed as “natural and organic” that really aren’t, even those sold in health food stores. Many still contain formaldehyde releasing preservatives, parabens, propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfates, synthetic fragrance, phenoxyethanol and other questionable ingredients. Their goal is to take the guesswork out of shopping for healthier alternatives and provide a wide variety of products that you can truly feel good about using. They also have special categories for Gluten-Free, Vegan and even Coconut-Free. Shop online or visit their retail location at historic Gardner Village in West Jordan UT.

Listen to my interview with NaturalJoyBeauty.com Owner Joy Wicks.

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ClothDiaper.com

This website is dedicated to cloth diapers, so they have a ton of information and products to make your cloth diapering experience a success. They explain all the different types of cloth diapers, home many to buy, how to fold a diaper, and anything else you might need to know about diapering. Products include resuable cotton diapers made from bleached, unbleached and organic cotton. Plus diaper covers, wipes, liners and all the accessories.

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Peek A Green

Practically everything you might need for babies, kids, and moms, all handpicked by a mom who knows a lot about choosing healthy and green products. For example, ALL clothing, bathwear and soft toys are certified organic cotton or Oeko-Tex 100 certified bamboo fiber, with low impact dyes, free of heavy metals, no chlorine or formaldehyde, nickel-free enaps and zippers. Wooden toys are made from from renewable forests with water-based metal-free dyes and non-formaldehyde glue. 

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Levana Naturals

High quality organic cotton, organic wool & silk clothing for babies and children. They have everything from organic onesies to fair trade playsuits to organic baby blankets.”Our love of natural products—their feel, taste, smell, look and sometimes even their sound—made it a natural choice for us to look for organic items for our newborn. We want to protect the innocence and carefree nature of our children, the environment they live in and the society they grow up in. And have fun doing it. “

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Bella Luna Toys

“Unique natural toys and products for children and families that are safe, healthy and encourage imaginative play. You will find no battery-operated or plastic toys here, the kind that will be played with for a short time before ending up in a landfill. Our quality toys are not disposable. They are built to last; the kind of toys that can be passed on or handed down to future generations. Most of our toys are made in the USA, Germany or Canada. The ones made overseas are certified to be ethically and sustainably made. Our toys have been tested to meet the strictest safety standards.”

Listen to my interview with Bella Luna Toys Owner Sarah Baldwin.

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Peapods Natural Toys & Baby Care

“Our store is an alternative toy and baby supply store. We offer a huge selection of great products. We offer baby slings, cloth diapers and wraps, wooden toys, puzzles, silk toys, toys made from recycled plastic, dress up wear, stuffed animals, finger puppets, dolls, dollhouses, toy trains, and a lot more really really neat stuff. Nearly everything is made of natural woods and fibers–no batteries or vinyl toys.”

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Oompa – Naturally Brilliant Toys

Literally hundreds of wooden and organic toys from around the world. “With a keen eye for MODERN design, superior craftsmanship, fine materials, and high play value, we continuously search the world for the best toys for your child. We seek out manufacturers that make sincere efforts to respect the planet and that provide safe, nurturing environments for their employees.” Search by age, brand, category, and country.

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Rosie Hippo

“Beautifully handcrafted wooden toys, toys made from organic fabrics, toys from individuals, companies, villages and cooperatives around the world, and books and games that stimulate creativity and independent thought. We offer toys that will evoke a sense of fun, curiosity and wonder for that special little one in your life. And all of our toys are produced under conditions that are fair to workers and kind to our environment. We choose products that help you savor those special moments…the walks with that little hand grasping yours, that special book you read together at bedtime, the game you play as a family, the arts and crafts you create side-by-side… We hope that Rosie Hippo is able to help by offering special toys that will become best friends, cherished memories, and lead to many happy hours spent together as they are passed through the generations.”

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ChildTrek

“An award-winning toy store that specializes in non-toxic, higher-quality, better made, educational toys without the commercial hype. Most are made of sustainable natural materials and recycled plastics. All are certified child-safe and non-toxic.” They also feature toys made under fair-trade practices to promote world prosperity

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Good Night Room Nyc

“Carefully selected, nontoxic, organic products” primarily for babies and children (with a few items for adults). Top organic brands for mattresses, bedding, toys, feeding, gear, and bath. “our mission is to help make your home the healthiest and safest place it can be for you and your family to live and grow.
We meticulously evaluate every product we carry to ensure it’s free from anything that might be harmful to your baby and your home. We share your concerns for a healthy earth and make sure our manufacturers use the best sustainable practices.
Providing locally made products is very important to us since it reduces negative environmental impact and helps assure the quality and safety of our products. We have some products from our own line – wood furniture and organic bedding and toys. These products help support local artisans and low-wage women in our area.”

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Vermont Soap

“Our products are so natural, they’re certified to USDA organic food standards by Vermont Organic Farmers.” They have been a certified organic processor since 2003. For over twenty years Vermont Soap has been manufacturing 100% natural and toxic-free personal care and cleaning products. They make handmade bar soaps for sensitive skin, anti-aging products and moisturizers, 100% natural shower gels (soap based), castile liquid soaps, and nontoxic cleaners, products for pets, camping and gardening. All products are free from artificial scents (many are unscented altogether) and other toxic ingredients, such as antimicrobials and detergents. Get a 10% discount on your first order!If you have MCS, read Larry’s free ebook The Reactive Body Handbook.

Listen to my interviews with Vermont Soap Founder Larry Plesent

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Zulily

“Daily deals for moms, babies and kids” on top boutique-brand clothing, jewelry, accessories, toys and more,. “We strike deals with top brands you already adore, and we introduce you to new brands you might not find anywhere else. You get a hand-picked selection of high-quality goods.” The selection changes every few days, so there’s almost always something new. While not all items are natural, I had no problem finding natural fiber clothing in my size by typing “cotton,” “linen,” etc into their search box. I just typed “organic” in the search box and got 375 items. It’s fun to play and the prices are HUGELY discounted. And…you can earn $15 if you refer a friend and they make a purchase (it’s simple to sign up).

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Bamboosa

Baby items made in the USA from soft, absorbant, certified organic 100% bamboo fiber or high content bamboo fiber blended with organic cotton. Fabric processing uses no chlorine and only fiber-reactive dyes that use less water and less energy and generate less waste, nor do they use dyefixing agents, which often contain heavy metals and formaldehyde. All packaging materials, are made from 100% recycled paper with a minimum of 30% post consumer waste (PCW) and higher value PCW where available. Collection includes socks, booties, hats, hooded towels, crib sheets, washcloths, baby blanket, and bibs.

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Naturepedic

GOTS-certified “organic mattresses,” created by a concerned grandfather who is also an environmental engineer. Also certified by Greenguard to their highest standard, these mattresses DLDRP-logo-formalfeature organic cotton and natural materials, and nontoxic food-grade waterproofing. Meets all fire regulations without use of toxic chemicals. No harmful chemicals or known allergens. Proper firmness, comfort and fit. Made in the USA by a family who cares and understands the issues.

Listen to my interview with Naturepedic Founder Barry Cik.

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Lullaby Earth

“A revolutionary lightweight baby crib mattress that offers all the benefits you want in a crib mattress without any harmful chemicals or allergens. The mattress weighs only seven pounds, so it’s easy to lift when changing the sheets, which is particularly helpful with the newer Crib that no longer have the drop-side features. And it’s also affordable (not one of those high-priced models). Made of food-grade PE and PETE and designed to be free from harmful chemicals and allergens. You can even recycle this mattress when it’s outgrown. The mattress contains no polyurethane foam (including “soybean” foam blends), vinyl/PVC, polyurethane coated nylon or damask, PFC water-resistant treatments, antibacterial biocides and the various chemicals associated with these materials. DLDRP-logo-formalMade by the family who also created the Naturepedic mattresses. Tested by independent third-party laboratories and certified to meet the GREENGUARD® Children & Schools Certification  standard and their even more stringent “Select” Certification standard.

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Greenedge Kids

Founded by a mom who is an environmental engineer, this website has “the largest selection of organic designer children’s clothes” for boys and girls, sizes 2-14. Best prices guaranteed. “Wirtually all of the designer organic kids clothes offered by GreenEdge Kids are made in the USA.” Their “shop by conscience” feature lets you quickly find the criteria you care about most…organic cotton, recycled fabric, fair trade, dye-free and more.

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Mom’s Healthy Market

Products for babies, kids, and moms that offer Inspiration and resources for raising healthier and smarter children. “Our goal is to inspire and encourage moms to provide a safe, stimulating and healthier home for their growing child…All of our hand-selected healthy products are Eco-friendly, Non-toxic, Safe, Organic, Preservative free, Educational, and/or Recommended by Doctors and Dietitians.” Icons indicate why each product was chosen for the website. Products include organic foods, organic bedding, health care products, cleaning products, baby essentials and diapering, wooden toys, BPA-free products and much more. Plus lots of good articles on healthy parenting.

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Kids Collection Organic

A whole collection of Crib and furniture for babies and kids (some suitable for adults too) made from all-natural materials (organic in the name refers to the materials being of nature–no petrochemicals are used). All pieces are made with FSC-certified solid wood, handmade by local Amish craftsmen. Stains and finishes are plant-based, food-safe, water-soluable, and VOC-free (the owner said to me “I’ve licked this finish off my hands.”). Construction waste is minimal as wood scraps and sawdust are used for heat; wood chips and shredded paper are used for animal bedding. The only exception is a water-based glue, which is the least-toxic glue they could find. They have a good range of styles, both traditional and modern.

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Nobby Organics

Organic cotton and wool clothing, bedding, sleepwear and toys for babies. "A small family-owned business which began with a pursuit for certified organic, toxin-free clothing and bedding for our own five children…At a time when most commercially-available products are saturated with chemicals which cause serious damage to the body and brain, we believe that the everyday choices we make affect not only ourselves but those around us…We carefully choose our products from around the globe with the mission of being safe to people and friendly to our environment. Our produts are carefully selected for quality, purity, and design, and produced without chemical treatments from organically grown cotton, silk, wool, and wood. Our suppliers actively support Organic and Biodynamic farms and strictly adhere to Fair Trade guidelines.

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Mighty Nest

Organic, natural and BPA-free products for baby, family & home. Handpicked “organic, natural, non-toxic and eco-friendly products to help you create a healthy and safe home…a unique Web site that provides parents the ability to research, get advice and buy natural, organic and non-toxic products all in one place. All products are free of lead, BPA, PVC, phthalates, parabens, chemical flame retardants and any other known toxic ingredients.” Everything from art supplies and baby bottles to teethers and toys.

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Baby U R Precious

Baby gifts made from certified organic bamboo velour (70% bamboo, 30% organic cotton and 2% polyester in the backing to ensure durability). Items include blankets, burp cloths, bibs, washcloths, and hooded towels. I gave one of the bamboo bibs as a gift to the daughter of a friend of mine who had his first grandchild, and she LOVED it. She liked the generous size and softness of the bamboo fabric. My friend went on and on about how great this bib is!

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Baby Eco Trends

A one-stop shop for “green baby must-haves that we can count on to be safe, socially responsible and sustainable.  With concern for the health of the planet as well as the health of our family, we work hard to find products that are ecologically friendly and have minimal footprints.  Whenever possible, we opt for organic, USA made, sustainable and cruelty free products.” Products include baby Crib, changing tables and dresers, Moses baskets and cradles, baby mattresses and bedding, rocking chairs and gliders, children’s furniture, nursery art, baby toys, baby clothing and gear, strollers, and diapers and diapering accessories. Lots of selection in one place. Good descriptions of health and environmental attributes of each product.

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The Wooden Wagon

A good selection of wooden toys and figurines, games and puzzles, dolls, and imaginative playthings. I love what they say about why they sell wooden toys and will not sell plastic. “Wooden toys have a wonderful power to awaken the child’s imagination. They may not beep or speak or flash lights, but watch them in use, and you will see a child’s imagination flourishing. With these toys, life is given by the child, not by a battery or computer chip. The simplicity of their design frees rather than restricts the imagination. Aesthetically wood is the perfect material for toymaking. Just as each piece of wood has its individual grain, so each wooden toy has its individual character. The child’s senses are awoken to the natural world and stimulated by the variations in grain, texture, and smell of different woods. And wood has its own temperature, making it pleasurable to the touch. Finally, there are environmental reasons to choose a wooden toy: Wood is a renewable resource, whereas petroleum-based products are not. Our manufacturers use local woods where possible, frequently from the annual fell from European forests, and promote regrowth. The by-products of production can be recycled. Vegetable dyes and natural varnishes ensure that the toys are not only non-toxic, but natural as well. And a wooden toy can be easily repaired if necessary, or as a last resort recycled.” Also natural teddy bears and stuffed animals.

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The Soft Landing

A mother's choice of products for babies and kids that do not contain toxic plastics, including baby bottles and nipples, baby dishes and utensils, food and breastmilk containers, bibs, pacifiers, teethers and toys, sippy cups, and more. Also water bottles, dishes and lunch gear for adults. See The Soft Landing Blog for feeding product reviews, toxic plastic research and quick reference shopping guides.

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Shepherd’s Dream

Makes a complete crib set (mattress, bumper pads, etc out of organically grown wool and cotton). Family-owned by an experienced natural mother. This company is about wool–sleeping on it and under it, cuddling with it, and loving the wool and the sheep and the land. Founder Eliana Jantz has been working with wool as long as I’ve been writing about natural products (her daughter now runs the business). Eliana led the development of EcoDomestic Wool, “a collaboration which involves the sheep growers, wool processors, product makers and promoters in gradually developing an infrastructure which ensures environmentally friendly and sustainable practices and fair prices to the woolgrower.” DLDRP-logo-formalAll within a few miles distance, the sheep are pastured, the wool is milled, and the products are sewn by local women in a renovated storefront, all in site of majestic Mt. Shasta in northern California. Be sure to tell them “Debra sent me.”

Listen to my interview with Shepherd’s Dream Owner Sarah Sunshine Smith.

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Seasons Natural Toys

"I have designed and made magical playthings that could enter a child's world and gently enhance and inspire an exploration of self, family, and nature, free of outside worries or walls. My playthings are inspired by the belief that children need to have a connection with nature and freedom to imagine, and the opportunities to do so. Almost all my little designs are made by a group of stay at home moms and weekend workers." This philosophy positively glows through these charming playthings, which are original and exclusive to this website. In addition to figurines and "whatever we find magical", they sell play environments based in nature– treehouses fairy and wizard houses, caves for trolls… "Enchantment, Inspiration and Imagination are Free!"

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Planet Happy Toys

A wondrous selection of toys chosen to "connect people and plant through play." created by a mother dedicated to fair trade and organic and sustainable materials. Toys, books and crafts by global artisans celebrate education, global awareness, and non-violence. For every purchase, a tree is planted.

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Ostheimer Toys

"Beautiful, quality wooden figures…dedication to the gentle, open ended, natural and creative play encouraged by Waldorf schools." These toys are long-time favorites and can be found on most websites that sell natural playthings. This is the website of the manufacturer, who will ship direct. They have "a vast selection of animals, birds, trees, people and even snails and turtles. Every figure is created by hand and with the utmost care. They use natural paints to create the soft colours on each hand painted figure and are careful about what paints they use to ensure safe and truly natural wooden toys. The paints used are non-toxic and water-based, and they are applied in thin layers in order to allow the natural appearance of the wood to remain visible…Every figure is submerged in a bath of walnut oil, to protect and intensify the colours."

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OrganicWearUSA

Soft and cuddley animals and "zmooz dolls" made from 100% natural-color organic cotton. My favorite is the Amazing Organic Sheep Music Box. Made with 100% organic cotton and filled with pure wool, this adorable, washable, sheep plays soft music that soothes baby to sleep. The German manufacturer is certified by international organic organizations and controls the manufacturing process from the weaving and dyeing to production by home mothers.

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OrganicWearUSA

Baby clothing, charming toys, and bedding made from 100% organic natural-color cotton and wool. These can be purchased as single items, or as gift sets "Our gifts are hand pre-packaged in our signature premium recyclable gift boxes, and include a complementary gift card printed with soy ink on 100% recycled paper, making a beautiful presentation." Also complete crib from mattress to blankets and some bonuses–like a long list of baby names inspired by nature. This business was started by a group of UCLA students. "We are proud to have created a company that supports American small business, sweat shop free labor, and avoids environmental toxins including pesticides, insecticides, plastic, bleach, petroleum based inks and dyes."

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Nova Natural Toys and Crafts

Aimed to families and teachers, this website carries “a wide variety of natural products, which are conducive to creative and wholesome living. We offer finely crafted toys that inspire imaginative play, beautifully illustrated children’s books, a wide range of parenting and craft books, non-competitive games which successfully combine action and challenge with co-operation and compassion and natural craft and art supplies to create your own works of beauty…Each toy should be age-appropriate in form and in function. Toys should further the child’s inner development allowing children to express moods and feelings freely and have an ‘open-ended’ quality…A simple toy allows the child’s imagination, full play.” All the toys are made from natural materials. Toys include teddy bears and stuffed animals, wooden toys and games, toys for learning skills, science and discovery, arts and crafts, and much more. Everything a child could need for inspirational and educational play—all made from natural materials.

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Nature’s Crib

100% natural and organic products for baby and mom that are safe and gentle on you, your baby’s skin, and the environment. Selection includes all-natural skin and body care, baby care and hair care products from Aubrey Organics, natural cleaning products that are safe enough for baby, cloth diapers and menstrual pads, all organic crib mattresses and bedding, organic baby clothes, made-in-America natural wood toys, and more.

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Motherwear

Everything you need to breastfeed, including beautiful breastfeeding clothes — tops, dresses, sweaters, sleepwear, and loungewear (many are natural fiber, but check descriptions carefully) — breast pads, carriers, and breastfeeding books and resources.

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Magic Cabin

"We believe in good-old-fashioned make believe and in children's innate need to interact with simple, natural toys and crafts…we conscientiously select products that are beautiful and enchanting, sturdy and safe, and best of all, FUN." Choose from toys, games, puzzles, dolls, silks, and household items.

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Kidalog

This Canadian catalog (with worldwide shipping) contains over 3000 natural and organic baby, child, and mother care products. Many are unique and hard-to-find. Also many links to other natural baby related websites.

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Indoor Air Quality in Schools

The National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities Resource List contains over 250 links to references on hazardous indoor air exposures to children in schools, the specific health effects they have on children, and how you can help your child's school improve their indoor air quality. If you have a child in school or know someone who does, please take a look at this.

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Satara Baby

Specializes in natural, organic and safe products for infants and toddlers: organic baby bedding, organic crib mattresses, baby clothes, cloth diapers, baby carriers, baby bath prodcuts, non-toxic toys, feeding products and more."

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Heart of Vermont

All products are handmade in Vermont from natural fibers. All cotton is organic, FoxFibre™ Colorganic©, low-impact dyed, or untreated. Their pesticide-free wool is washed in hot water and soap, and processed into batting on their own machines without oils or mothproofing. Organic cotton flannel receiving blankets, hand-woven palm leaf-fiber bassinets, cotton and wool futons (with doctor's prescription) heirloom quality "Starry Night" weave cotton baby blanket, and an organic cotton stuffed bear.

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Hearthsong

One of the original natural toy catalogs, founded in 1983 by a mother on the premise that "kids need to be kids". Many items are made from natural materials. Selections include crafts and games in addition to toys–many teaching skills, nature awareness, and development of imagination.

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Hanna Andersson

A well-established provider of natural fiber clothing for babies and kids, well-loved for more than 20 years for their bright colors, softness, and comfort, inspired by the founders’ Swedish heritage. Now many items are made from 100% organically grown cotton–“since 2002 we’ve made over two million hannas in organically grown cotton”–certified in Germany by Oko-Tex to their Standard 100. “In order for a garment to be certified, every fabric, button, thread and zipper is rigorously tested for over 100 potentially harmful substances, and the result is especially easy on children’s skin.”

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EcoToyTown

Wooden toys for ages 19 months and up. Made from cultivated replenishable para rubberwoods that have ceased to yield latex and natural rubber. "Traditionally, para rubberwood that no longer yeilds latex is burned for charcoal, but now, it is being used to make optimum use of it while helping to maintain an ecological balance at the same time

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The Diaper Jungle

Everything you could ever need to know about cloth diapers. "Our mission is two-fold. We want to help moms learn about the benefits and advantages of using cloth diapers. We want them to know with no uncertainty that using cloth diapers is convenient, cost effective, healthier for their children, and better for the environment." A great resource if you are using or in the process of choosing cloth diapers.

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Chinaberry

This is one of those magical, creative websites that exemplifies the best in what it means to experience childhood. They primarily carry books that encourage environmental and multicultural awareness, expanded abilities, and cooperation. They also have many playthings including many wooden toys, magical things like fairy mobiles, toys and games that teach skills, and much more. You could spend hours exploring this wonder-full site."We are committed to making this world a kinder, gentler place, both with the products we offer and in the way we do business."

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Healthy Child Healthy World

Healthy Child Healthy World is dedicated to protecting the health and well being of children from harmful environmental exposures. We educate parents, support protective policies, and engage communities to make responsible decisions, simple everyday choices, and well-informed lifestyle improvements to create healthy environments where children and families can flourish.(formerly known as CHEC)

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Babybearshop

This website sells only four products–cheeky baby butter, mama belly oil, organic baby wash, and baby bird soap–but that’s really all baby needs. The products are so sweet and charming I had to include them. These products are made with natural ingredients, completely free of synthetic fragrance, additives, parabens, phthalates, and preservatives. They select “each flower, herb, root and plant oil for its inherent healing properties to nurture the senses and soothe baby’s delicate skin We are committed to Organic. 99% of our ingredients are organic and we’d like to keep it that way. We believe in supporting organic sustainable farming methods….products are made in the USA, are 100% cruelty-free, never tested on animals, are made of pure, organic and nourishing plants and plant extracts and are packaged in recyclable containers”

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Argington

Crib and "modern children's furniture" made from sustainable materials. "We are passionate about working as a family to craft furniture for other families. Their design aesthetic is "clean, simple, and tasteful. Our children are the inspiration for each new design and each piece is crafted to have that personal feel." Sustainability is expressed in both design and materials. "Our furniture is designed with longevity and reusability as an essential criterion. We offer adjustable seating that grows with your child, table tops that are reusable and also are adjustable, Crib that convert to toddler beds, space saving trundle beds, and storage solutions that are multifunctional and adaptable to a myriad of styles and conditions. We create designs that are crafted to be timeless and can easily be passed from one child to the next…Argington uses 99% wood products in it's furniture, with virtually no mdf, particle board, flake board or other similar engineered wood products. The wood comes from managed renewable forrests established specifically to provide long-term responsible solutions towards the growing demand of timber related products – FSC certified. Our finishes are non-toxic and can withstand the test of time. Aside from our solid wood components, the birch plywood used in our products are made with low emission glues which nearly eliminate long term emissions and offgasing. We have even coordinated efforts with our energy efficient production facilities to develop manufacturing processes that help maximize yeild and minimize waste of raw material."

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