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Headed outdoors this summer with your children in tow calls for smart, sun-protective products! Tiny Green Mom has compiled the top five best picks for babies & kids that are planet-friendly and (dare we say it?) – sheer genius!

5 Eco-Friendly Outdoor Finds for Babies & Kids

Kushies Swimsuit Diaper

Could this adorable swim diaper be any more convenient? Kushies® has combined the typically awkward swim diaper and made it into a cute, reusable suit! Ingenious! Both planet-friendly and economical, the Kushies Swimsuit Diaper is must-have this summer for any family hitting the pool or beach. Available in sea-worthy designs, such as mermaids, the swimsuit diaper is easy to get on and off, and the wrap style design makes it a breeze to change your child. Plus, the adjustable waist with added ties provides a snug, secure fit as your child grows.

Kushies Easy Fold Baby Bed

Kushies® has done it again! They have created a wonderful solution for families headed to the beach or to play outdoors, but don’t want to place baby on a blanket alone. Kushies’ Easy Fold Baby Bed is simply ideal for traveling, is both lightweight and portable, and it fits easily into a standard suitcase to keep baby safe and secure when away from home. Expertly designed, this portable bed features UV protected fabric which keeps baby safe from the sun when in the sun. What’s not to love?

Goddess Garden All-Natural Kids Sunscreen SPF 30

Whether you spray it on with the convenient spray nozzle or rub it on, this SPF 30 All-Natural Kids Sunscreen from Goddess Garden offers your child full-body coverage in a sheer, non-whitening formula! Not too chalky or thick, this water-resistant sunscreen is dermatologist recommended and is made with 82% organic ingredients. “Mom” loves that not only does it glide on easily, it is free of synthetic ingredients and toxic chemicals. Plus, the sunscreen was recently top rated by the EWG in 2011 for its superior broad spectrum effectiveness and non-toxic formula. You will want to make sure it is tucked into your purse or beach bag this summer when headed outside with your little ones!

Mad Gab’s Natural Lip Balm

Protect your little one’s lips with Mad’s Gab’s Natural Lip Balm, which offer SPF 15 protection in a variety of flavors, such as Vanilla or spearmint. Even more kid-friendly – all of Mad Gab’s balms are named after a sea creature or animal, making it less of a struggle and a whole lot more fun to get your tots to put on their lip protection! Choose from a selection of Aquarium Smooches, such as Turtle Smooch or Zoo Smooches, such as Monkey Smooch. All Mad Gab’s lip balms are made with Organic palm oil, organic extra virgin olive oil, beeswax, flavor, organic hemp seed oil, vitamin E, and rosemary extract.

Coolibar Sun Blanket

Why didn’t we think of this? Every parent has covered their little one with a swaddling blanket or small quilt when in the sun to protect tender skin, but Coolibar has gone a step further by adding UPF 50+ protection! This ingenious Sun Blanket is made of Coolibar’s own ZnO Suntect fabric, in a lightweight, breathable cotton/bamboo/spandex blend. Super-soft and perfectly sized for little ones, the Coolibar Sun Blanket is available in four gorgeous summery colors: melon, white, crisp aqua, and morning sky.

*Companies mentioned above generously provided samples and images for this article.*

Top Summer Eco-Beauty Must-Haves

Keep your skin balanced and beautiful this summer – naturally, of course! Tiny Green Mom has compiled the top summer eco-beauty must-haves to protect, soothe and brighten the skin – allowing you to put your best face forward each and every morning during the summer months!

suki® skincare

Concentrated Balancing Toner Formulated with white willow bark extract, this refreshing toner is an anti-inflammatory and contains anti-oxidants to soothe redness and inflammation after sun exposure.

Butter Cream Healing Salve This luxurious salve features organic lavender and chamomile extract to soothe and organic comfrey extract to heal sunburnt or chafing skin. It also helps with redness and irritation.

Bio-C 10% Formula Face Serum For those who have been in the sun, this lovely serum contains time-released vitamin C glucoside to even out the skin tone after tanning.

Renewal Bio-Resurfacing Facial PeelMom’s” new favorite beauty product of all time! This gentle peel contains apple enzymes to even out skin tone and cranberry glycolic acid to brighten the skin as well as diminish blemishes. It truly works miracles on your skin!

Shea Terra Organics

Ghassool L’eau De Fleur D’Oranger Purifying Paste New to the Shea Terra Organics line of amazing organic skincare products, this 100% natural paste is made with rare, active lava clay called Ghassool, which promotes the healing of cracks on the feet and hands, wounds and even acne. You can use all over for an at-home spa experience – simply apply the paste to the face and body, and rinse off thoroughly after 1o minutes. Your skin will feel luxurious and silky-soft!

Mad Gab’s Wildly Natural Bodycare

Mad Gab’s Hand Preserver Toss one of these tins into your purse or beach tote this summer for instant relief from dry, cracking hands! Available in Cranberry or Vanilla, this 100% natural balm contains Olive oil, Sweet almond oil, Beeswax, Shea butter, Vitamin E oil, and Essential oils, to protect and moisturize.

Goddess Garden

Goddess Garden Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 Full-body coverage in a sheer, non-whitening formula, this water-resistant sunscreen is made with 82% organic ingredients. It glides on easily, offering effective natural sun protection, free of synthetic ingredients and toxic chemicals. It is “Mom’s” top pick for sun protection this summer!

Olìe Biologique

100% Organic Rosehip Oil Touted as Nature’s Miracle Worker, rosehip oil brightens and evens pigmentation, as well as heals sun damage. Rich in Vitamin C, this is the oil to moisturize with day and night during the summer! Plus, it helps to heal acne spots and fade scars.

*Companies generously provided images and samples for the above article.*