6 Tips to going green for your baby
So what’s trending in the world of baby this year? Going green for your baby is definitely at the top of that list. A more environmentally conscious generation of parents are looking for eco-friendly products for their little ones that make less of an impact on the planet.
Ensuring your bundle of joy gets the very best can be a daunting and stressful task but we have 6 eco-friendly tips to make sure that your angel has a small carbon footprint and lives a greener and cleaner lifestyle -tiny feet, small footprint.
1. Welcome home! Designing babies nursery
Dads listen up! One of the most important things you can do to ensure your little ones nursery is kind to both your baby and the environment is by choosing a water-based paint that is low in VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds). You can find water-based paints at most paint stores, so you won’t have any problem finding environmentally friendly, low-toxin paint in exactly the hue that you want.
2. Eco-Baby wear
Wrap your baby in Boody. Many parents are gravitating towards organic clothing to limit the exposure that their little ones get to toxic chemicals that are normally found in the making of everyday fabrics. With Boody, parents can rest assured that their baby will not be exposed to these harsh chemicals and they will be helping the planet too. Our oh-so-cute eco-friendly baby range combines the softness and benefits of bamboo to deliver clothing that is hypo-allergenic, breathable and silky soft. Our range includes onesies, leggings, t-shirts, shorts and more and now also available in a trendy stripe design.
3. Tasty organic treats for baby
There are plenty organic recipes that can make food time easy and fun. Because babies are so sensitive to toxins in foods, the fact that organic foods have no additives or pesticides and aren’t genetically modified, means you give your baby the best start to a healthy lifestyle. Parents can make their own organic food for their little ones. Simply choose organic fruit and vegetables from your local grocer, cook and blend or mash some raw fruit and watch baby smile. Why not start your own garden so you can eventually teach your toddler where good food actually comes from? It would be a fun bonding exercise for you both.
4. Silicone feeding bowls are a thing!
What’s in the bowl is equally important as the bowl itself. Silicone feeding bowls are free of BPA, phthalates, cadmium, lead and so much more. They are microwave and dishwasher safe and safe for baby to play with it too.
5. Play time can be eco too
Online Google searches for eco-friendly toys are up by 173%. Toys made of wood are what parents want more of. Not only will these toys limit the exposure to harmful chemicals which are sometimes contained in toys, it will also assist with eliminating the risk of over-stimulation through technology and digital games which many children are currently exposed to. Wooden toys require a child to move more and use the toy rather than just watching it. Another benefit of wooden toys is that it can be passed down from generation to generation and be kept in the family.
6. Use eco-friendly disposable nappies
50 million diapers end up in landfills every day and will sit in those landfills for 250 – 500 plus years. Go eco for your babies bum by using either eco-friendly disposable nappies or cloth nappies. They are dioxin free and free from harsh chemicals and perfumes – unlike their big-brand disposable counter parts. They can be easily purchased online.
Eco is the way to go! These tips are simple to implement and your baby will definitely thank you later. Try out our suggestions and let us know how it’s helped you move towards living an eco-conscious lifestyle and growing a greener family. We’d also love to hear your thoughts on our baby range, or if you have any questions about our full range, feel free to send us a note in the comment box below.