Safe Baby Products Guide: Showers & Shopping

Welcome! This Safe Baby Products Guide is made to help you understand where chemicals of concern can lurk in products made for babies, and how to find safer choices. 

We hope people will use this guide in several ways:

  1. to find information about a particular product, when you just need one thing.
  2. to get a general understanding of what to think about when you buy products, set up your own gift registry, or are helping a loved one with theirs. You can download our recommendations on each page to keep them for later.
  3.  to build an online gift registry using the tools created by BabyList.

To learn more about how to use the guide each of these ways, you can always click on the toolbar above.

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More resources

Want to hold a "safe baby shower"? From the Oregon Environmental Council, we present content from the Tiny Footprints Baby Shower Guide

MADE SAFE and the Plastics Pollution Coalition have a Healthy Baby Guide

check out the guide featured on these blogs


The Getting Ready for Baby campaign, coordinated by Clean and Healthy New York, gratefully acknowledges the following people and organizations for their input on this guide:

Primary author: Bobbi Wilding, Clean and Healthy New York

Additional content by: Kathleen Curtis, Clean and Healthy New York; Anne Hulick, Connecticut Clean Water Action; Kathleen Schuler, formerly of Healthy Legacy

Thanks to support from Dashawn Alderman, Bridget Sheerin, Liz Ahearn, Anna Gagion, Samantha Lore

Graphic design: Lizanne Hart Design