Baby Products Marion IA

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
2425 Wiley Blvd
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Once Upon A Child
(319) 378-9844
3625 1st Ave Se
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Babymatters
(319) 364-1144
1520 1st Ave Nw Ste 1
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Baby Time
(319) 270-6328
2431 Teresa Dr. SW
Cedar Rapids, IA
Alternate Phone Number
319-270-6328

Suite Dreams
(515) 223-2337
9351 Swanson Blvd.
Clive, IA
 
Baby Time
(319) 531-6401
4341 1st Ave SE, Suite 123
Cedar Rapids, IA
Alternate Phone Number
319-531-6401
Hours
Tues-Saturday 10-3pm

Birth, Baby and Beyond
(319) 364-1144
4330 Czech Lane NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Alternate Phone Number
319-364-1144
Hours
Mon. 10-3, Tues. 10-3, Wed. 10-7, Thurs. 10-3, Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5

Toys R Us
(319) 396-0445
2425 Wiley Blvd Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Suite Dreams
(515) 223-2337
9351 Swanson Blvd
Des Moines, IA
 
Suite Dreams
(515) 223-2337
9351 Swanson Blvd
Clive, IA
 

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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