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Jun12th2012

Tiny footprints: For Earth-minded parents, a gentler suite of new-child supplies

As parents-to-be think pink and blue, many of them are thinking “green,” too.

This eco-friendly baby wear and gear will help you fill the nursery with items good for newborns – and good for the planet.

Stokke’s Sleepi crib and bassinet system features soft curves and creates a nestlike sleeping environment for your newborn. This crib is made from solid and environmentally friendly beechwood, and because the crib grows with your child, you won’t have to invest in multiple beds. It is narrow enough to fit easily through doorways, and the lockable wheels make it easy to keep your precious cargo nearby during daytime naps. $1,000; www.stokke.com for retailers.

Camden Rose wooden teethers are made of smooth sanded, unfinished maple. They’re easy for little fingers to grasp and perfect for when babies begin hand-to-mouth exploration. The maple finish is resistant to splintering. $9.95, Stella’s.

A stretchy sling made from 100 percent organic cotton, the Moby Wrap Organic Baby Carrier is made from one piece of fabric tied around a caregiver’s body so that the baby is snuggled close to the chest. The child’s weight is evenly distributed over both shoulders. This wrap offers hands-free mobility for Mom or Dad while creating a secure place for baby. It’s effective for soothing fussy babies, too.$59.95, www.mobywrap.com.

By SARAI BRINKER

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