Best of Inhabitots: 7 Green Beach Gear Essentials for Babies & Tots

+ Ahoy matey! Tots will look officially dapper in this organic and reversible nautical hat which features anchors on one side and stripes on the other.

+ These handmade wooden sailboats with organic cotton sails are ideal for literal ocean-faring adventures, but will also just as majestically set sail across bathtubs, lakes and swimming pools.

+ Eco beach babes can rock these comfy and absorbent terry cloth frocks on jaunts to and from the seaside.+ No need to worry if your tot's shovel goes missing while digging a hole in the sand all the way to China. Zoe B debuts biodegradable beach toys comprised of a bio-based material that eventually disappears.

+ Kids can imagine sprawling stretches of sand are actually monstrous sand dunes while playing with Sprig's beach-friendly dunebugs and trucks.

+ Keep sun rays at bay by applying (and re-applying!) any one of these great natural sunblocks, specially formulated for babies and tots.

+ Sun hats are a must when it comes to protecting a little one's sweet face and delicate head. Here are five eco-friendly summer hats for boys, girls, and even one for moms and dads.

—Written by Beth Shea
Inhabitots is a website dedicated to green design for kids and babies. Written by a team of intrepid, design-conscious parents, we review eco-friendly, healthy, and sustainable toys, furniture, clothing, and gear. Follow us on Twitter @inhabitots and on Facebook.