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As we head into summer, we have been on the lookout for this summer’s best picks for packing your diaper bag. Filled with eco-essentials that make traveling both near & far with baby on board a breeze, here are Tiny Green Mom’s 5 top diaper bag essentials!

Sophie the Giraffe

Sophie the Giraffe
Keep your sweet baby entertained on long outings with Sophie the Giraffe! ​Handmade exclusively in France, Sophie the Giraffe​ ​has been the go-to teether for parents across the world since 1961. She is made from 100% natural rubber and painted with food grade dyes so babies can chew and squish to their hearts’ delight​. We love how easy she is to clean, too!

BabyGanics sunscreen stick 2

BabyGanics Pure Mineral Sunscreen Stick
Keep this handy, spill-proof SPF 50+ sunscreen stick in your diaper bag for when you are out and about in the sunshine with your little one! Made with plant-based and certified organic ingredients, Baby Ganics’ Pure Mineral SPF formula provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and glides on smoothly for easy application. It is non-allergenic and tear free, and does not contain PABA, phthalates, parabens, fragrances or nano-particles. A perfect solution for moms on-the-go!

Bloom Baby Wipes

bloom BABY Wipes
Tuck a pack of these biodegradable, natural baby wipes in your backpack, diaper bag, purse or in the car for diaper changes, sticky fingers, inevitable messes, and more! bloom BABY has made extremely soft, hypoallergenic and biodegradable baby wipes that “Mom” is loving – they don’t leave a residue or break apart in your hands. Plus, if you purchase a box of wipes, a convenient wipes pack for on-the-go is included in the box! Bloom Baby Sensitive Wipes are currently available in Sam’s Club (in-store and online) and on Amazon.

Green Goo Baby Salve

Green Goo Baby Balm
Keep this convenient balm in your diaper bag for easy-to-use application on babies and children! Made with 100% natural ingredients, Green Goo is safe to use on newborns. Green Goo Baby Balm is a gentle and soothing homeopathic salve designed to moisturize your baby’s sensitive skin while helping soothe a broad spectrum of baby skin irritations, comforting sensitive skin. This homeopathic salve helps to naturally relieve diaper rash, cradle cap, eczema, psoriasis and dry skin. We love that the non-breakable tins and stick are a no-mess solution for keeping on hand in a diaper bag!

Weleda Baby On the Go

Weleda’s Baby-On-The-Go Travel Kit
With the warm weather right around the corner, this travel-ready kit is ideal for parents trying to plan their weekend getaways sans the stress and hassle of packing every baby product necessary. The kit features a carefully formulated selection of calendula-infused products – Diaper Rash Cream, Body Lotion, Body Oil, Body Cream, Face Cream and Shampoo & Body Wash – which are ideal for delicate baby skin (and can even be used on mom’s sensitive skin)! Plus they’re all housed in a small bag that can easily be thrown into a backpack, diaper bag, carry-on bag, or purse! We are big fans of calendula – it truly is a little miracle worker on sensitive skin!

*Companies generously provided samples and images for this article. All thought expressed herein are my own. Cover image courtesy of nenetus at FreeDigitalPhotos.net.*

Instead of chocolate bunnies, jelly beans, and other sugar-filled treats, we have compiled our favorite Easter basket surprises that children will delight in finding on Easter morning! We think that they are just as sweet!

An Easter Surprise and Plush Gift Set

An Easter Surprise & Plush Gift Set

Make Easter morning extra magical by taking your little one on an “eggs-traordinary” egg-hiding adventure around the world! An Easter Surprise gives your child the chance to plan his or her very own Easter mission! Soaring as high as the moon in a hot air balloon, delivering eggs all over town, and stashing tasty treats all down the streets, your little one will be thrilled at the surprise twist in this Easter adventure!

This entertaining Easter storybook can be personalized with your child’s name and hometown, along with a special message and photo on the dedication page. The incredibly soft, snuggly bunny that comes with the gift set is the perfect addition to your child’s Easter basket… and for lots of cuddles while reading together. $19.99 paperback, $34.99 hardcover, $44.99 gift set. http://www.putmeinthestory.com/personalized-gifts-for-kids/an-easter-surprise-and-plush-gift-set.html

Sophie the Giraffe

Sophie the Giraffe

Tuck the iconic Sophie the Giraffe into your baby’s Easter basket! There is just something magical about Sophie, isn’t there? From the way she looks, to the way she smells (faintly of vanilla), to how easy she is to grab and wave, it’s no surprise Sophie is one of the first toys babies adore! Handmade exclusively in France, Sophie the Giraffe is a timeless design that has been capturing the imagination and tiny hands and mouths of babies since 1961. Every Sophie is painstakingly made from 100% natural rubber and painted with food grade dyes so babies can chew and squish to their hearts’ delight. Easy to clean – simply wipe the surface with a clean, damp cloth after baby has drooled on and played with Sophie. https://www.sophiethegiraffe-usa.com/

Mackenzie I Love You More Romper

Tenth & Pine Romper

Looking for a cute and egg-citing outfit to place in your child’s Easter basket? At Tenth & Pine, they offer a variety of gender neutral clothing pieces that will help your little boy or girl look their Sunday best! With everything from footwear to rompers, onesies, beanies, tees, and leggings, you can pick out the perfect outfit for them. Keep your little one up with the latest fashion as they go on their Easter egg hunt! “Mom’s” pick for her little guy – a full length romper that moves easily for all of the running and playing he does! Available in sizes for a newborn all the up to a 4-year-old toddler!

Zoonicorns

Zoonicorns

If you have a child who loves unicorns, they will love finding one or more of the Zoonicorns inside their basket on Easter morning! Zoonicorns are a collection of four adorable plush toys that are a combination of an exotic zebra and mythical creature, each with their own unique and loveable personality. In addition to the plush toys, Zoonicorn offers a new children’s app, online games, and stories that make the perfect gifts to stimulate your child’s mind, sharpen critical thinking skills and discover prominent life lessons through magical adventures. Named Valeo, Aleil, Ene or Promithea – your child will love seeing a favorite creature brought to life on the new app! If you are traveling over the holiday, the app will engage and inspire your child on a long car or plane ride! www.zoonicorn.com.

Wee Blessing

Wee Blessing

Give the gift of an adorable Easter outfit, or a special outfit to wear throughout the year with Wee Blessing. Wee Blessing is a professional children’s styling service tailored to your taste, budget and lifestyle that helps you feel your best and gives you back what matters most… your time! Wee Blessing provides parents and children hand-picked outfits from the most-popular and top name brand companies for 40-60% off retail price. Available for newborns to children aged 14 years-old, you pick the box that works best for you.

Here’s how it works: Fill out the personal style profile with your child’s name, clothing size, favorite colors, princesses, superheroes and more, then choose a one-time service, monthly or quarterly box that all come complete with four outfits, or you can choose a one-time outfit for a gift. You will only be charged for what you keep and a flat $5 shipping and handling fee. You will not have to pay return shipping or restocking fee. If you decide to keep all four outfits, Wee Blessing will give you an additional 10% off. Perfect for Easter for newborns on up! www.weeblessing.com

strawberry-banana Sunkist Trail Mix

Sunkist® Fruit Lover’s Trail Mix™ Single Serve Packs

If you want to add a treat that is nutritious and delicious, Sunkist Snacks’ new Sunkist® Fruit Lover’s Trail Mix™ Single Serve packs are a perfect choice for a healthy Easter basket. Small enough to fit in an Easter egg, Sunkist Snacks single serve packs contain delicious premium fruit and tree nuts (no low cost fillers like raisins and peanuts) to give you and the kids a satisfying, perfectly portioned snack. Choose from Strawberry Banana Blend, Pineapple Coconut Blend and Breakfast Espresso & Granola Blend. The Strawberry Banana Blend is a definite kid-pleaser with Cranberries, Banana Chips, Papaya, Strawberries, Almonds, and Cashews! We love that there are no artificial colors or flavors… just 6 nutritious ingredients! Sold at major grocers such as Walmart and Ralph’s as well as online at SunkistSnacks.com.

*Companies generously provided samples and images for this article. All thoughts expressed herein are my own. Image courtesy of jannoon028 from FreeDigitalPhotos.net*