Avoiding Toxic Chemicals
In that past, only niche companies seemed to offer eco-friendly brands, but now consumer demand has made a wide array of products available to new parents. Buying eco-friendly provides tangible benefits both for your baby and for the planet he or she will be growing up on. From blankets to bottles, you'll want to ensure that your baby avoids toxic chemicals that can be byproducts of traditional processing methods. Many websites offer tips and reviews to help parents identify and avoid these hazards. Eco-friendly products offer non-toxic alternatives that can keep you and your little one safer. Oeuf designs stylish, contemporary nursery furniture that meets the highest standards of safety for the environment and for your little one. If you're looking for adorable sheets or swaddles in fun prints, Aden + Anais offers a line with GOTS certified organic cotton muslin.
Making Informed Diaper Choices
Another major choice parents must make is which diapers to use for their newborn and many are turning away from traditional choices. As Parents Magazine reports, "A study by the University of Kiel indicated that the reduced breathability of disposables may create a raised temperature inside the diaper that is unhealthy for male babies. And many experts believe the stay-dry comfort of disposables makes it harder to potty train toddlers." One eco-friendly choice parents can make is to use cloth diapers which can greatly reduce both the cost and ecological footprint of traditional diapers. However, many companies also now offer organic or eco-friendly disposables that offer a great alternative for your baby and for the planet.
Finding Adorable and Eco-Friendly Clothing and Toys
As a parent, you also have a range of "green" offerings for your baby's needs in both clothing and toys. Finn + Emma has whimsical patterned tops and bottoms, as well as one pieces and gowns, all made with organic cotton with eco-friendly dyes. For classic wooden toys made in the USA, consider Manny and Simon who use chemical-free wood, nontoxic paints, and safety-conscious shapes. Or consider the unique hand-knitted dolls from Blabla. Blabla's commitment fair trade means many of these lovable animal friends are handmade in Peru.
Find a wide range of these products perfect for your baby's unique needs at Milk & Honey.