Fall shopping isn’t just for fashionistas and back-to-schoolers! With a growing awareness of the toxin exposure, babies and toddlers face, consumers are demanding more eco-friendly “green” products for their little ones. And it’s no wonder: recent studies link exposure to PCB’s to an increase in childhood asthma and prenatal exposure to household pollutants linked to childhood obesity while some companies and the FDA try and figure out what a “toxic” ingredient really is.
Better safe than sorry is the best way to go and here are a host of eco-friendly goodies for babies courtesy of Bump.com:
Bamboo Baby Blankets: Soft and smooth for a baby’s delicate skin, Green Earth Bamboo offers not just organic baby bedding but also organic baby clothing made from the amazingly renewable resource of bamboo. (Because it’s a grass that grows without the use of herbicides or pesticides, it’s a natural fit for use in organics.)
Clean of Toxin, Clean of Food: PetitesFrites offers a set of bibs made from sustainable, unbleached fabrics that will last busy parents through the week. Adding to the sustainability quotient for the company is that all their products are sourced and produced within a 5-mile radius of the company’s headquarters.
Baby Sunscreen: The importance of skin protection for infants is well-known by now and this sunscreen from CaliforniaBaby.com offers vegan ingredients, contains no synthetic fragrances and is sulfate-free.
Eat Eco-Friendly: It’s not just about organic food for the kiddos. AbesMarket.com offers a plate made from potatoes or more accurately a bio-plastic called Spudmer made from a vegetable-based biodegradable solution. The plates have the look and feel of regular plastic plates without any of the toxins or chemicals.
Avoid BPA: ThinkBabyBottles.com offers baby bottles that can transition with babies. The bottles are BPA free and recyclable and cost-effective as the bottles transform from baby bottle into a sippy cup as baby grows into toddler.
Bio-booties: From Puj.com, they’re vegan, machine-washable and fit both the left and the right foot. What more is needed for a baby??
Germ-free strollers: Just like supermarkets offer wipes for the carts, here is a 100% natural and organic stroller cleaner kit. Made by concerned parents this kit includes PolishLOVE for the strollers, WheelLOVE for the wheels, FabricLOVE for tough stains and FreshLOVE to eliminate odors.
Sit on some Green too: OrbitBaby.com showcases a convertible car seat that uses fabrics free of Brominated Flame Retardants. Not only are the seats chemical-free but the company offers a recycling program for when your baby has outgrown the car seat.
Visit our Bamboo Baby category for more eco-friendly tips and ideas!