While more and more children’s companies are beginning to produce greener, more non-toxic products, it’s still an overwhelming task for parents to find every essential item they need for their little ones with full confidence that they are providing them with the safest, healthiest products possible. i play., and its branch company Green Sprouts, is literally a one-stop-shop for all essential baby, toddler and children’s items – using only the greenest and safest elements to create quality, lasting products that children will love and parents can feel confident in using.
No matter what your day has been like, a bath can be a very soothing experience for both you and your child. Whether you are helping to fight off congestion from a cold, soothing dry skin or eczema, or are simply looking for a calming bath before bed, essential oils are a fantastic natural option with very beneficial results. If nothing else, their aroma will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
With so many play yards on the market today, each boasting convenient, simple-to-use features, it might become a stressful feat to choose the right one for your baby. While your play yard needs might vary from use for the occasional overnight trip, a safe play space for your little one while you are completing household chores or your infant’s main sleep space for naps and bedtime, the most important features to consider are safety and toxicity.
Congratulations! You’ve chosen to use cloth diapers. Now all your friends and family members have proof that you’re a little crazy! The truth is, cloth diapers have come a looooong way in recent years and are at least as easy to put on your
wiggly worm child as disposables. All you need now are these tips on how to properly care for and clean your cloth diapers. With a little TLC, your cloth diapers can make it through several kids and may still even be re-sale worthy. Check out these 10 tips on how to make your cloth diapers last for years and be sure to add your own ideas in the comments.
We’ve all been there, the invasive questions people think they deserve to ask when you have children. Is he circumcised? Did you have a natural childbirth? Will you vaccinate? Do you give antibiotics? Most people mean no harm but inevitably, some people get offended or upset when your philosophy differs from theirs. Being a parent means that you are responsible for your child’s well-being and therefore you get to choose how to raise them. You’ve done the homework and the research and picked a philosophy that is right for your family. So how do you defend these choices to others who might not understand?
Your baby, with their sensitive, soft skin and energetic antics, deserves to be clothed in the safest, most comfortable fabrics imaginable. And, they should be able to look fashionable at the same time! Kate Quinn Organics offers a line of fashion-forward, irresistibly soft, certified organic cotton clothing that you can feel good dressing your little one in.
Have you noticed dry, itchy, red patches on your baby’s skin? If so, your baby may be suffering from a very common skin condition called eczema. Many times pediatricians will prescribe a topical steroid to ease eczema flair ups, but there are several safe, more natural alternatives that may help your baby’s skin.
Diaper bags have come a long way in terms of fashion and functionality. Today, there are literally hundreds of companies marketing chic, stylish diaper bags in all shapes and sizes to suit the needs and style of every type of person. When searching for the perfect diaper bag, you might become completely overwhelmed with your options. Should you chose the carryall, the tote or the backpack? Should it have a waterproof coating or be machine washable? Will you need 6 exterior pockets or just 3? While all of these questions might seem important, the biggest question you should be asking yourself is: Is this diaper bag non-toxic?
Introducing art to your baby at a young age not only gives you something fun to do with them on a daily basis, but it is also a great way to help develop their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Since little ones are all about the tactile experience, there’s a good chance any product you give them will enter their mouth at some point. This is why it is so important to invest in safe, non-toxic art supplies. Read on for some amazing eco-friendly products and fun art ideas that you can introduce to your soon-to-be budding artist.
A baby can spend anywhere from 12-16 hours per day sleeping, sometimes even more. Because a baby spends so much of his time asleep and because a baby’s lungs are still developing in infancy, it’s important to create a safe environment for sleep and rest. A mattress can be a big investment, but investing in a quality, organic mattress is one of the best investments for your child.
Even the most natural-minded, earth-loving, cloth-diaper-obsessed mamas can be a bit nervous about adding cloth diaper wipes to their diapering regimen. We’ll admit, there is something nice about grabbing some disposable wipes, wiping away, then tossing them in the trash afterwards – no fuss, no muss. But, if you’ve ever stopped to tally the amount of money you’re spending on disposable wipes, or tallied the number of wipes you use in a week (big environmental impact!), you may start to reconsider incorporating cloth wipes into your diapering routine. On top of all that, most conventional disposable wipes contain harsh chemicals that can be difficult for a baby’s sensitive skin to handle. Cloth wipes are a great choice for all babies, and especially those who are prone to diaper rashes.
No one likes to see their baby sick or in pain, and it can really be overwhelming for parents when something is wrong with their child. We get loads of “how-to-fix-the-ailment” advice – some good, some bad, from well-meaning family members and friends, and other advice from pediatricians who may not be as natural-minded as we prefer. So, we’ve broken down the five most common baby ailments, and put together our favorite, tried-and-true natural remedies that really work. And, they work without creepy chemicals or toxins – just as nature intended!
Castleware pajamas are beautiful and simple pieces your child will enjoy for everyday use. More important than anything else, Castleware pajamas are made of 100% organic cotton. You will know your little one is safe from the toxic chemicals found in conventional pajamas, which are sprayed with flame retardants. Your baby will notice how comfortable they are when sleeping, or during a lazy day spent in pjs.
On warm summer nights, dressing your little ones for bed becomes a choice between putting them in just a diaper, or trying to find pjs that are comfortable for them without being too warm. Thin knit, snug fitting, and organic Skylar Luna pajamas are one of our absolute favorites and perfectly fit the bill!
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How do you determine what toys to allow in your home? Choosing natural, safe toys for children is important to many parents. Nothing makes this choice more simple than Plan Toys. Plan Toys has a wide range of earth friendly, child safe toys that you and your little ones will love.