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Eco-Friendly Baby Gifts For a Sustainable Parenting Journey

If you're attending the baby shower of a sustainably-minded family, it can be difficult to navigate which baby gifts are truly sustainable and, at the same time, useful.

We've got you covered with the best eco-friendly baby shower gifts to help new parents in their sustainable parenting journey.

We've got a bunch of amazing products, but we've handpicked the most suitable for a baby shower gift. Many people will go for baby clothes as gifts, but these will be quickly outgrown. The baby shower gifts we've selected can be used for many years.

Our aim is to help parents on their zero-waste baby journey, by making easy to use and high-quality products that will last. We go to great lengths to design products and source raw materials that are truly sustainable.

Many of our baby products are made from sustainable materials, including recycled post-consumer polyester which is spun from transformed plastics. All products have an environmental cost, so while reusable baby products are great, reusable baby products made from recycled materials are even better!

All our eco-friendly baby products come in plastic-free conscious packaging, including recycled FSC certified cardboard which can be recycled or composted.

We are also committed to circularity. All Bare & Boho products that have reached the end of their life can be sent back to us to be recycled.

So here it is, our collection of zero waste baby gifts.

Image of Bare and Boho's Modern Cloth Nappy 3 Pack in the Habitat Series

1. Modern Cloth Nappy 3 Pack

Price: From $79.95

Reusable nappies are the holy grail of eco-friendly baby shower gifts if your friends have expressed they plan on using cloth nappies. Not all parents will plan on using cloth nappies, so it's always best to check first.

Since most of the waste associated with babies comes from the use of disposable nappies, reusable cloth nappies are a must for parents wanting to lead a more sustainable lifestyle.

If you know the kind of colours and patterns the parents are into, a 3 pack modern cloth nappy bundle is a great trial amount for parents to give cloth nappies a go. The bundle comes with everything they'll need to get started including cloth nappy inserts and cloth nappy boosters.

These modern cloth nappies are made from sustainable materials, including GOTS certified organic cotton and yarn spun from recycled plastic bottles.

Our modern cloth nappies feature an adjustable snap system so they can be adjusted as the baby grows. This means parents won't need to keep buying larger sizes as you do with disposable nappies and other cloth nappy styles.

Be sure to share our sustainable modern cloth nappy wash routine with the new parents, it's a great resource with tips on how to reduce the environmental impact of cloth nappies.

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Image of Bare and Boho's Swim Nappies in the Pastel Fronds design

2. Reusable Swim Nappies

Price: From $29.95

Reusable swim nappies aren't a common gift at baby showers, but they should be!

While cloth nappies are the popular baby shower gift for eco-minded parents, reusable swim nappies are essential as normal cloth nappies shouldn't be used in water. This is because cloth nappies have added absorbency which will become too heavy in the water with the danger of weighing babies down.

Our reusable swim nappies are designed to be lightweight with single-leg gussets to contain solids while allowing urine to flow through. Like most of our range, our reusable swim nappies are made from recycled post-consumer polyester.

If you are looking for a unique baby shower gift nobody is likely to buy, a reusable swim nappy is a perfect choice.

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Image of Bare and Boho's Nappy Free Play Mat in the Sage design

3. Nappy Free Play Mat

Price: From $99.95

Nappy free playmats are a unique baby gift both parents and the baby will get a lot of use from.

Our nappy free play mats are luxuriously soft and comfortable and are made from non-toxic water-resistant recycled post-consumer polyester with polyurethane laminate that's easy to wipe clean when spills and accidents happen.

We offer three sizes, 1m, 1.2m and 1.4m to suit your budget and the family's needs.

The family size is great for parents with other children, as it can fit multiple adults, children and the new baby.

While our play mats offer a perfect thickness, they aren’t bulky and are easy to travel with. Our portable play mats can be rolled and secured with their strap for easy storage or transportation.

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Image of Bare and Boho Portable Nappy Change Mat and Wet Bag in the Scallops design

4. Portable Nappy Change Mat & Medium Wet Bag

Price: $39.95

Baby toys are great, but a portable nappy change mat and wet bag are a baby shower gift staple. Changing cloth nappies out and about will be hassle-free and most importantly comfortable for bub.

Our change mats feature a water-resistant recycled post-consumer polyester with polyurethane laminate that's easy to wipe clean. The other side is made from soft quilted bamboo cotton velvet.

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Image of Bare and Boho's Wet Bags in the Boardwalk design

5. Wet Bags

Price: From $11.95

Wet bags are a game-changer. Who knew a waterproof bag could be so exciting? #parentlife

The reason wet bags are parents' most prized possession is because they save your life on the daily. Dirty nappy? Wet bag. Soaked swimmers? Wet bag. Half-eaten apple you know your toddler's going to want to eat later? Wet bag.

Wet bags really are one of the most eco-friendly baby gifts, because we guarantee they will get used. Bare and Boho wet bags come in 3 sizes, small, medium and large; great for storing and organising a range of reusables like teething rings through to cloth nappies. A big bonus is that they are made from recycled plastic.

Our large wet bags are a great baby gift for new parents, as they fit many cloth nappies (about 8-12 stuffed nappies). Another super convenient feature of the large wet bag is the double pockets. Typically the front is used for clean nappy sets, whilst the rear laminate lined pocket is used for the soiled items.

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Image of Bare and Boho's Reusable Baby Wipes Set and Spray Bottle

6. Reusable Baby Wipes Set + Spray Bottle

Price: $44.95

In this handy set, you get 10 reusable baby wipes and a reusable bamboo spray bottle. This is a small but really useful present idea for new parents.

The baby wipes are made from a sustainable blend of super soft bamboo and cotton velvet.

The inclusion of the purse-size spray bottle makes this perfect for use out and about and in the home. You can fill it with water or opt for a gentle baby soap like Dr Bronner's Pure Castile Baby Soap (next up on our list of baby shower gift ideas).

This set is a budget-friendly eco baby gift perfect for any zero-waste family.

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Image of bottles of Dr Bronner's Pure Castile Soap Baby Unscented

7. Dr Bronner's Pure Castile Soap Baby Unscented

Price: From $14.25

There are many products you'll need as new parents, and often smaller items like baby soap/baby shampoo are not top of mind. When the baby arrives, having sustainable and non-toxic baby soap on hand will be a big relief.

Dr Bronner's Pure Castile Baby Soap can be used beyond bath time, it's the perfect complement to our reusable cloth wipes and spray bottle system. This soap is perfect for sensitive skin and is made from vegan and fair trade ingredients.

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Image of a tin of Dr Bronner's Baby Unscented Organic Magic Balm

8. Dr Bronner's Baby Unscented Organic Magic Balm

Price: $19.75

If you're wanting to create a hamper of baby products, Dr Bronner's certified organic baby balm is a great addition. Toxin-free, plastic-free, palm oil-free and made to soothe little ones' sensitive skin, this magic balm will be well used by parents. This balm is also multi-purpose, so mums can use it for soothing cracked nipples and for pregnancy belly itches and moisturising.

Lots of baby balm brands contain lots of different ingredients including fragrances that may irritate babies' skin, and what we love about this product is that it contains only a handful of nourishing ingredients and is unscented.

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Image of Bare and Boho's Reusable Breast Pads

9. Reusable Breast Pads

The needs of a newborn mother are the same as the needs of a newborn baby, so for a baby shower gift consider a thoughtful eco-friendly gift for new mums.

Our reusable breast pads come in a pack of 6, featuring a water-resistant, anti-leak base layer of recycled post-consumer polyester + polyurethane laminate combined with three layers of soft absorbent bamboo cotton fleece.

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Mumma & Founder,

Jordan xx

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