10 (Clean) Diaper Bag Essentials

List compiled by Hinna Memon

 

When I was pregnant with my daughter, I spent an indecent amount of time searching the web for non-toxic, clean baby products. As parents, we want to do everything we can to protect and keep our children safe.

For the conscious shopper, selecting the right baby gear can end up requiring the time and research it takes to put together a dissertation.

We’ve tried to relieve some of this crazy-making stress for you by calling on our editors to share their lists of clean essentials. This one is for your diaper bag.

Swaddling

Mariposa organic swaddles
Mariposa 2-pack organic swaddles, $38

  • Breathable
  • Soft and gentle on skin
  • Multi-purpose: swaddle, blanket, nursing cover, play mat

Feeding

Brown’s glass baby bottle for bottle-fed babies
2-pack Wide mouth glass bottles, $16.99

  • BPA-free
  • Reduces colic and gas
  • Bottle is glass, so there is no fear of toxic chemicals leaching into breast milk/formula when heated
  • Comes with a travel disk that helps prevent leaks
  • Easy to clean

Think Baby Sippy cups for toddlers
prices from $8.49-$13.99

  • Free of BPA, phthalates, nitrosamines, lead, PVC, PET
  • No-spill straw
  • Easy to open- and-close swivel top
  • Can be converted to straw cup with a new attachment
  • Easy to clean

Playtime

Toys: Green Sprout Teething Keys
Teething Keys, $7.85

  • Colourful key shaped teethers
  • PVC and BPA free
  • Easy to clean

Children’s GO! Wallet cards
Wallet Cards, Prices start at $8.00

  • Extremely durable
  • Non-toxic, bpa & phthalate free
  • Educationl with multiple themes (colours, shapes, numbers, places, letters with special extension activities on website)
  • Easy to attach to stroller or diaper bag

Toiletries & Diapering

Weleda Baby Starter Kit
usa.weleda.com, $14.50

  • Travel-size baby shampoo, diaper cream, body lotion and face cream
  • Organic, fair-trade product
  • Comes in a reusable zipper pouch
  • Gentle on skin

Honest Company Travel Wipes
target.com, $0.99

  • Travel-size wipes
  • Strong & absorbent
  • No petrochemicals, alcohol, parabens, phthalates or chlorine

Disposable Diaper Change Pads
toysrus.com, $9.99

  • Great for those on-the-go diaper changes

Honest Company Diapers
honest.com, Prices Vary

  • Cute prints
  • Gentle on baby’s skin
  • Made without chlorine, latex, lotions, fragrances, phthalates

Wet Bag

Thirsties Wet Bag
toysrus.com, $14.99

  • Leak-proof bag to store soiled clothes or cloth diapers

Baby Clothes

Extra pair of baby clothes: VonBon Organic Kids Apparel
vonbon.ca

  • Mom-owned business
  • Certified organic fabric, using only non-toxic inks
  • High quality & trendy

Parental Hydration

Bkr Glass Water bottle for Mom (or Dad!)
mybkr.com, Prices Vary

  • Glass bottle with silicone sleeve
  • Keeps you hydrated while out and about with your baby