Buying a Green Baby Carrier ~ Traveling Green from the Start


New parents can do more than just trying to be green and earth-conscious in their home environment. There are pieces of furniture, clothing, green baby toys, and travel necessities to all be taken into account. They can carry this over to the products they buy to care for a new infant, like buying a green baby carrier.

Why buy a green baby carrier?

Outside of the home, parents will need to plan for the equipment needed to travel with a baby, and buying this equipment in green or organic products will keep the environment and your baby healthy and safe. There is so much equipment to consider when going on a trip; whether it is camping in the outdoors, traveling by plane, or just a day trip to the local park or hiking trail.

Green Baby Carrier

One thing that I see many new parents doing more of these days, is taking their baby for hikes; some just on a simple walking path and others on long treks. No matter what the duration of the trip is, a comfortable carrying apparatus will be needed to transport the child. Organic baby carriers are available in many different styles. These carriers are a great way of keeping your baby safe and sticking to a green theme.

Types of green baby carriers

Baby K’tan Original Baby Carrier – We love this carrier for its sheer simplicity. It’s made from 100% soft, natural cotton and that’s it: There aren’t any other pieces, hardware, metal or plastic closures, etc. It’s also free from harmful chemicals, azo dyes, and formaldehydes. The Baby K’tan Baby Carrier combines the concepts of being a wrap, sling and carrier all in one. There is also a Baby K’tan Organic Baby Carrier line that is made from organic cotton.

Britax Baby Carrier Organic – This green baby carrier is made of 100% organic cotton. Your baby can be in front of you or on your back. The design evenly distributes the weight of the baby to ease on back or shoulder strain. There is not much protection for the baby from the sun, but the padded design will keep baby comfortable.

ERGO Baby Organic Carrier – The carrier is made of 100% organic cotton. To classify as organic cotton, the material is produced without using harsh chemicals. The cotton is grown using natural fertilizers and pest control. This makes for a soft material for the baby’s skin as well as protecting them from harmful substances. This carrier is great for hikes and can be worn on the front or back. There is a sleeping hood to protect the baby from sun or wind and storage pockets for baby’s essentials.

Moby Wrap Organic Baby Carrier – The Moby Wrap is made of 100% organic cotton. The wrap is a simple piece of fabric that wraps around both shoulders and adjusts to how tightly you want your baby wrapped. There are no storage compartments, but this green carrier will keep your baby feeling comfortable with both the warmth of your body and the sound of your heartbeat. The carrier is very versatile and can be worn on the front with baby either facing you or facing the environment, to the side, or on your back.

A green baby carrier makes an excellent gift for the mom-to-be who is having a green baby shower.

These green or organic baby carriers are a great way to get out and enjoy the outdoors, your hands will be free to use with trekking poles, and baby will be getting fresh air too. Before heading out for your hike or walk, don’t forget to always put a hat and sunscreen on your special little someone to protect them from the sun. Speaking of hats and sunscreen, these are also products that can be found as green or organic in certain brands. When you can, buy organic for baby.