THE 20 BEST VEGAN BABY PRODUCTS
Quickly find plastic free and organic natural baby products in the UK.
VEGAN BABY BALMS
Cruelty free and gentle general body butter for baby
When I was pregnant, I set out to town to do my baby shopping. I went to the local wholefood shop and bought what I assumed to be the right thing. I brought home nappy and nipple creams which, to my surprise, turned out not to be vegan. I learnt that baby products often contain 'cera alba', which means bee's wax, and 'lanolin' which means sheep's wool. Furthermore, non-organic palm oil could have been grown in a recently deforested area. Way back then (two years ago) there wasn't so much plastic free stuff around, so I didn't even think to look for it. I compiled this page in the hope that new vegan parents won't have to make the same mistakes.
Here are my suggestions: Special Baby Skin Balm by Natalia at VItal Touch, Scrummy Yummy baby butter from Butterwhips, Fairtrade Shea Body Butter from Fair Squared, Bump Balm from Moksa, or Mama's Balm from Silvan Skincare.
VEGAN NAPPY CREAMS
Plant based dribble rash and bum balm
Scrummy Yummy, Bump Balm, Mama's Balm and plain body butter can be used as nappy cream. The vegan baby products which are especially designed for use as vegan nappy cream are: Nappy Cream from SoldeLunaCrafts, Baby Bottom Butter from Vital Touch, and Nappy Balm from The Solid Bar Company.
When Baby was little we smothered them in nappy cream, and changed them frequently to avoid rashes. Since we started early potty training at 9 weeks old, we now haven't used nappy cream for long time, and I've made an online course about it. You can find more toilet related products on the potty training page too.
VEGAN ECO NAPPIES
Vegan washable reusable nappies and vegan biodegradable nappies
No more itchy pants- plant base up your bum. Washable nappies can contain wool to retain moisture. However, other materials work just as well.
Ethical Superstore supply Tots Bots and gNappies reusable nappies and nappy soak, eco disposable or washable wipes and eco disposable nappies. Rainbow Life sell nappies. Natures Healthbox stocks BioD Nappy Fresh for soaking nappies, disposable nappies and wipes, and washing powder bags, nuts and balls. Planet Organic has eco disposable wipes and nappies. Wearth London sells reusable wipes and scent- free laundry powder. Know the Origin has fragrance free laundry balls, and TheVeganKind has these, plus laundry soap nuts, which are sensitive skin friendly. Boots sells biodegradable nappies and wipes. You can sometimes find discounted biodegradable nappies in Approved Food, Star Bargains, or Bargain Foods.
Find out about second hand or recycled nappies from the eco parenting page.
VEGAN NIPPLE CREAMS
Baby friendly and cruelty- free breastfeeding... balmily
Baby Special Skin Balm, Bump Balm, Mama's Balm and plain body butter can be used as nappy cream. You can also massage with an oil to encourage milk to flow and dislodge blockages. Mum's Miracle Balm by Vital Touch, and Breastfeeding CBD balm by You & Oil are particularly designed to ease cracked and sore nipples.
Prevent your baby ingesting animals products or artificial chemicals while they suck your breasts all day.
Find vitamins, tea, pads and cushions on in the milk market.
VEGAN BABY BATH
Shampoo bars for baby and you
Our skin is absorant, and especially a baby's. It takes in what we put on it. This is why I prefer natural products; ones which could be eaten! Baby was born with very dry skin. Half the midwives told us we must put oil on them, and half told us we certainly must not. Contradictory medical advice was to become a theme of early parenthood. Perhaps it depends on the type of oil. I was lucky to be gifted an organic massage oil, which made Baby coo.
A very new Baby's skin is too sensitive for baths. Our initial bath attempt resulted in tears, and we put it off for a bit longer. The problem was that we had followed the advice to bath baby in the evening, which was their unimpressed time of day. We learnt that it is best to constantly adapt routines around Baby's feedback, rather than what a book says.
Products are also not necessary at first. Baby did not eat food or have hair to get it in. Once it became possible to wash my hair together with Baby in the bath, they started to play with my shampoo. We now wash Baby's hair from time to time, with a flannel, (to try and get less in their eyes), when they allow it.
VEGAN ZERO WASTE TOOTHPASTE
Plant based toddler toothpaste
Lamazuna toothpaste solid bar is available at Planet Organic. It can be used from age 3, and not while pregnant.
You & Oil toothpaste tube is suitable from age 7, and can be bought from Klip Shop.
Find biodegradable toothbrushes, organic towels, and caressing combs and more on the bath products bit.
VEGAN BABY VITAMIN DROPS
ACD liquid supplements for vegan babies
VEGAN KIDS HAND SANITISER
Alcohol free hand sanitiser for children
Here are some more sanitiser options:
Alcohol free, glass bottle: Kids Hand Hygiene by You & Oil at Klip Shop.
Glass bottle: You & Oil alcohol version in Klip shop
Find more essential items for leaving the house, such as recycled: child face masks, carrier backpacks, buggies, changing backpack bags, bike seats, and also picnic kits.
VEGAN TEETHING NATURAL REMEDY
Aromatherapy oil for external use
'You & Oil' has worked really well for us. Baby has even smiled at the sight of the bottle. At first Baby ate the wrong end of the breastmilk ice lolly. I'm not sure if they are that much better than a piece of cucumber. Find these and more teething comfort, colds, temperature treatments, home safety locks, family first aid kits... and a toddling crash helmet on the ouch page.