6 Eco-Friendly Baby and Kid Products
The sustainability revolution is well and truly underway and more products than ever are here to help you live everyday with an environmental focus. Raising an eco-friendly baby and kid utilizing sustainable products is simple when you know where to shop.
1. Cloth Nappies
A single disposable nappy can take anywhere from 200 to 500 years to decompose. One of the reasons so many mums still use disposable nappies is because they don’t know where to start on the sustainable options. There’s so many it can be overwhelming. Apikali has your solution with a huge range of eco-friendly cloth nappies and guides to help you get started. Plus it’s founder has a PhD in Environmental Economics.
2. Biodegradable Waste Bags
Don’t get caught out wondering how to dispose of baby waste now that you want to wash and reuse those nappies. Try an Onya biodegradable waste disposal bag system for any little presents your bub is leaving you throughout the day. Keeping your little one clean along with the environment has never been so easy.
3. Sustainable Furniture
Tasman Eco is an Australian owned brand committed to using only renewable resources for their nursery furniture. All of their products are backed by a 5 year warranty so you can trust it will see you through the baby years.
In the MyDeal nursery furniture eco-friendly baby range take a look at the Bebe Care brand whose parent company is a signatory of the Australian Packaging Covenant. Their 3-tier baby change table is made from renewable NZ pine.
Eco Child offer plenty of environmentally friendly blankets, sheets and decor so your nursery can have the whole fit out.
4. Choose Natural Fibres
For affordable and cute eco-fashions consider shopping with Bamboo Lulu. Started by an Australian mum, their entire range is made from bamboo or certified organic cotton. Check out their range of eco toys for babies to make playtime an entirely organic experience. Or why not try a cotton and linen play tent by Ivory and Deene for older toddlers and kids.
5. Reusable Sandwich Wraps
Kids are natural snackers which means you’ll be wanting to carry food with you wherever you go. Instead of being sucked in by the convenience of plastic cling wrap get yourself a reusable sandwich wrap by Onya. Made from recycled PET bottles and 100% Vegan friendly, they’re a real crowd pleaser.
6. Cutlery and Dinnerware
Going plastic-free at mealtimes is better for the environment and for your kids health. The BPA free fad has fooled many into believing there is such thing as ‘good plastics’. For an eco alternative try bamboo dinnerware from bobo&boo!. Each set includes a matching plate, bowl, cup and cutlery and they are dishwasher safe.
Keeping hydrated on the go is simple with Onya’s stainless steel water bottle. Available in three sizes, they’re BPA and aluminium free so you never have to worry about whether they are good for you or the kids.
Living plastic free and raising your kids to do the same is more convenient than ever. Taking the time to research the products you use and what sort of eco-friendly options are out there is all it takes to rid your vocabulary of the word plastic for good.
This eco-friendly baby and kid products guest post has been written by Julia Hammond from Mydeal.com.au.