Baby Products East Chicago IN

You may think of your diaper bag primarily as a portable changing station, but organized parents know that it can be so much more. What don’t you want in your diaper bag? Why not take the chemicals out of the skin—and mouths—of babes and offer your baby safe alternatives instead?

Toys R Us
2020 East Lincoln Highw
Merrillville, IN
 
Babies R Us
1335 East 79th Street
Merrillville, IN
 
Toys R Us
5001 Lincoln Highway
Matteson, IL
 
Toys R Us
8148 S. Cicero Ave.
Burbank, IL
 
Babies R Us
15820 94th Avenue
Orland Park, IL
 
Toys Et Cetera
(773) 324-6039
1502 E 55th St.
Chicago, IL
 
Babies R Us 9294 - Merrillville
(219) 736-1028
1335 East 79Th Street
Merrillville, IN
 
Babies R Us 9246 - Burbank
(708) 424-8755
7750 S Cicero Ave
Burbank, IL
 
Babies R Us
7750 South Cicero Avenu
Burbank, IL
 
Neiman Marcus - Michigan Ave. #019
312-642-5900 ext 2188
737 Michigan Ave.
CHICAGO, IL
 

Diaper Bag, Deconstructed

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You may think of your diaper bag primarily as a portable changing station, but organized parents know that it can be so much more. What don’t you want in your diaper bag? Phthalates, used to make plastic flexible (rubber duckies, pacifiers, and sippy cups) and stabilize fragrance (diapers, wipes, and diaper cream); BPAs, used to make plastic hard (baby bottles); and parabens, preservatives in lotions and shampoos. Why not take the chemicals out of the skin—and mouths—of babes and offer your baby safe alternatives instead?

Diaper bag
Stay safe—and stylish—with a water-repellent diaper bag free of vinyl and phthalates. $150, fleurville.com

Diaper cream
Synthetic fragrance (aka phthalates) doesn’t belong on baby’s skin. Instead, try Lavera Baby Neutral Diaper Cream with organic shea butter and soothing evening primrose oil. $15, 1.6 oz; lavera.com .

Compostable diapers
Each baby in disposables generates at least a ton of waste for the landfill, but cloth diapers lack convenience on the go. Make the perfect compromise with Gdiapers, flushable diapers made without chlorine, dyes, perfumes, or plastic. $27, starter kit; gdiapers.com

BPA-free bottles and sippy cups
Bypass dangerous plastics and let baby sip from Green-to-Grow bottles made of BPA- and phthalate-free polypropylene plastic ($9.95, 5 oz; greentogrow.com ). For toxin-free sippy cups, try Born Free ($10.59, 10 oz; newbornfree.com ).

Alternate onesie
Be prepared for blowouts with this hip, organic cotton onesie guaranteed to charm. $24; rock nrollbabies.com

Hand sanitizer
Toss the Purell, which uses hormone-disrupting triclocarban and triclosan to do its dirty work, and reach for plant-based EO Organic Lavender Hand Sanitizing Spray instead. $2.69, 0.33 oz; eoproducts.com

Baby wipes
Most conventional wipes come soaked with propylene glycol, a petrochemical used in antifreeze. But Seventh Generation wipes use only moisturizing glycerin and aloe to keep baby’s bum rash-free. $3; seventhgeneration.com

Babybibs

Fun, colorful bibs made with an eco-friendly coating (Oeko-Tex) resist water and soiling—critical when baby’s just learning to master the art of a spoon. $15; mimithesardine.com

Snackware
Free of PVC (vinyl), phthalates, and BPA, Thinkbaby’s stylin’ stainless steel tableware (with snap-on covers) also avoids potentially hazardous melamine, a common resin used in toddler dishes. $42, 8-piece set; thinkbabybottles.com

Mommy’s Little Helper
Revive your flagging energy with Garden of Life Living Foods Bars, which contain live probiotics to give you (and your baby if you breast-feed) much-needed immune support. $3, 2.25 oz; gardenoflifeusa.com

Wood rattle
All babies love to chew on their toys but most plastic toys contain phthalates, which are especially harmful when gummed. Look for phthalate-free on the package, or pick toys made from natural materials like Haba’s Flowery Ring Rattle, made of baby-friendly wood and fabric. $14; oompa.com

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