Parents have a lot to consider when buying items for their new baby, and more and more moms and dads are choosing eco-friendly products. Synthetic toys can contain harsh chemicals, and disposable products (like diapers) take their toll on the environment. If you want to go green with your baby, check out these gems:
- Skip Hop’s line of Versa diaper bags lets you carry everything you need. The bags are BPA-free, PVC-free and phthalate-free, so all your items stay clean while on-the-go. Other features include 11 pockets, water-resistant linings and even an expandable center. Shop online at www.skiphop.com.
- Pacifiers are handy for keeping your baby calm and content, and it helps to know that the ones you use, along with related accessories, are completely non-toxic. For something fun and safe, take a look at Haba’s Teddy Pacifier Chain. Your baby will love the bright colors and smiling teddy bear, and you’ll love that it’s made with natural, water-based, non-toxic lacquers. Learn more at www.oompa.com.
- While Safety 1st offers a variety of great childcare products, their Nature Next line is getting positive reviews in particular. The Nature Next Booster Seat is made from 50 percent bio-plastic, a new generation of plastics developed from renewable plant resources. In addition, the factory that makes the booster seat is a zero landfill facility that reuses more than 99 percent of its plastic manufacturing waste. See more Nature Next products at www.safety1st.com
- Due to recent concern over the chemicals in plastic bottles, Lifefactory has created a line of glass baby bottles. All bottles are covered with a colorful silicone sleeve for easy gripping, and both components are 100 percent free of known toxins including BPA, phthalates, polycarbonates and PVC. The sleeves are made with medical-grade silicone and do not contain any plastic or latex. Check out all the colors and styles at www.lifefactory.com.
Many eco-friendly products for babies come in a variety of sizes, colors and more, so you can pick one that fits your style and budget. You’ll get extra satisfaction from knowing that not only is your baby safe and sound, but that you’re doing your part to protect the environment as well.