The sustainable and non-toxic baby industry is coming along in leaps and bounds. It would have once been impossible to find a non-toxic stroller but luckily we now have multiple options, not just with non-toxic materials but also sustainable and ethical options.
When looking for a non-toxic stroller, the main things that we want to avoid are flame retardants, PVC, BPA, phthalates and PFAS chemicals (used to make fabric waterproof). In this list of non-toxic strollers, not all are free of every toxic component but all are flame retardant free. When researching, make sure you’re weighing up all the pros and cons for each stroller and your individual situation.
We’ve decided to break the list down into brands. Some of them make all of their products non-toxic, others have only some non-toxic products. When choosing companies to include, we make sure their information about their practices is easy to find, if it’s not, then they’re probably hiding something. There are some other non-toxic strollers that often make the list but we were unable to 100% guarantee that their products were non-toxic. Always do your own research!
Let’s dive into the world of non-toxic strollers!
Please be aware that flame retardants are required by law in the UK. If you’re purchasing your stroller in the UK, it will have flame retardants.
The Best Non-Toxic Strollers
Bumbleride is our overall winner! We can’t recommend their products enough!
It is the most transparent company, the first impression on their site is that they care about the environment, creating non-toxic products and making their products as sustainable as possible.
All of their products are flame retardant, PVC, BPA and phthalate-free. They only use PFAS free fabrics for their water durable fabrics and their rain cover is PVA free.
On top of that, Bumbleride is passionate about sustainability and the environment. They have been able to create products made with 25% recycled fishing nets and 100% rPET fabrics, meaning they’re creating fabrics from high quality recycled plastic bottles. Pretty amazing right!
Foam padding within baby products is mostly created with potentially harmful products but Bumbleride uses untreated polyester batting, making it even more non-toxic. They also create 100% organic accessories with organic cotton, wool and flax. These products include a basinet mattress cover, infant inserts and seat liner.
Even though all of the Bumbleride products are made with the above materials, the Era – Reversible Stroller also has a cork handle. Cork is sustainable, renewable, antimicrobial and durable. The Era comes with air-filled tires, all-wheel suspension and a reversible seat, making it suitable for the city and more uneven terrain. It is also suitable from day 1.
You know we’re passionate about supporting ethical companies and Bumbleride doesn’t disappoint! Their products are manufactured in a small family-owned factory in Taiwan. The factory has fair working conditions, fair pay and a 5-day working week (6 days is normal). Products are made in small batches, helping to maintain minimal waste.
It’s easy to see why the Bumbleride Era is the overall winner for the best non-toxic stroller!
When you land on their website, you’re greeted with ‘Smart design for families with a green heart’. You know you’re in the right place when looking for non-toxic strollers!
They are on a mission to create smart, functional and sustainable products. In creating green products, they have a big focus on using recycled and non-toxic materials in their manufacturing. The Greentom Classic is made from 5.5kg of high quality recycled PET bottles. After use, their products can be recycled. Their fabric and frame components are extensively tested for chemical substances, are non-toxic and comply with child safety regulations. Greentom products do not contain fire retardants, PVC, BPA, phthalates and parabens.
When purchasing a non-toxic stroller for a newborn, you want to make sure that the mattress in the carrycot is non-toxic as well. Luckily the Greentom mattress is 100% organic and made with organic cotton, wool and flax. No chemicals are used in the farming of the sheep and when washing the wool before production begins. Wool is also a natural fire retardant, making it safe and without the nasty flame retardant chemicals.
Greentom has three options for purchase, the Classic Stoller, the Carrycot and the Reversible but you can also purchase all three as a set, the base remains the same, you just change the seat that you need.
Greentom is our overall runner up and the only reason that it doesn’t win is that it’s only available in Europe. This does however make it a great option for those in the UK.
Uppbaby is a well known and trusted brand. They create amazing strollers and all of their products are flame retardant free. They do also mention that they don’t use any ‘hazardous products’ but there’s no more information on what that exactly means.
Their most popular non-toxic stroller is the VistaV2. It’s great for baby’s first stroller and comes with the carrycot as well. It’s super easy to change out seats and additional carrycots and seats are available for purchase, making it a great option for multiples or families with more than one child.
Uppababy also runs a program called ‘Uppababy Gives Back’ which helps families in need by donating products. To date they have donates over 2 million dollars.
Chicco is committed to using innovative fabrics that don’t require the use of chemicals, without compromising on quality, comfort or sustainability. One of their innovative fabrics is ClearTex. It means flammability standards, without the use of flame retardant chemicals. Chicco is also Greenguard certified, meaning that materials used within their products are low chemical emission.
Stain-resistant chemicals are often used on baby products, for obvious reasons but they are harmful chemicals. Chicco has come up with a solution where products come with covers that are easily removed and washed, reducing the need for harmful stain-resistant chemicals.
All products come with these great features but our pick is the full-size Bravo stroller.
Zoe Strollers manufacture strollers that are made with materials that are naturally flame resistant, meaning that no nasty chemicals are needed. They have also started to incorporate recycled fabrics with their new Terra range.
On top of that, they are also very affordable!
The only downside that I can see is that they don’t manufacture an infant stroller. They only create strollers for babies that are able to sit more upright. Zoe Strollers do however manufacture triplet and quadruplet strollers, making them a great option for non-toxic large multiple strollers.
All Nuna car seats and strollers are flame retardant free and manufacture their products with materials that are naturally flame retardant. On top of that, they use organic cotton, GOTS certified fabric and merino wool to make Tencel fabric.
From an environmental point of view, Nuna abides by ISO 14000standards, meaning they use alternate fuels such as solar, the treatment of wastewater and recycling material such as plastic waste and packaging.
Nuna is also Greenguard Certified and eight of their products have met Greenguard Certification, meaning that their products don’t contribute hazardous material or VOCs into the air.
Non-toxic strollers are the way to go
As you can see, there are so many more options for non-toxic strollers these days! More and more companies are seeing the importance of making changes that are better for our health and the environment.