Going green can start with your most valuable resource – your baby- or a baby you love. Eco Friendly baby products should reflect a vision for the world you would like the next generation to inherit. Fortunately there are a myriad of baby products including clothes and toys that are safe for babies while simultaneously being socially and environmentally responsible.
Whether purchasing a baby product for your precious bundle or a bundle you love, it has never been easier to buy fashionable and unique gifts that will help save our environment and improve your environmental footprint.
One of the more unique environmentally friendly baby products we have seen is Pickle Peas (www.picklepeas.com). Pickle Peas sells an eco friendly clothing line for babies that are specifically designed to work with their proprietary integrated bib system. All Pickle Peas’ clothing is made from 100% organic cotton and has a patent pending snap system on the front of the clothes to attach the bibs. The bibs are designed to work with all Pickle Peas’ clothing so as your child grows, you can purchase larger clothing without having to purchase new bibs. The bibs attach under the neck line protecting right up to the top of the shirt/onesie. The snap system eliminates the concern of tying the bib too tight around your baby’s neck and/or always having your baby pulling off the bib and scratching their neck. All of the bibs have a waterproof layer to prevent moisture (and drool) from soaking through and reaching the clothing and your baby’s skin.
In addition to being a highly functional clothing line, Pickle Peas was designed with fashion in mind. All of bibs feature great embroidery and appliqué detail. Special attention was put into the colour selection of the clothing and the bibs to ensure every item can work with the next. This helps parents in the event a bib gets wet and needs to be replaced. The bib can quickly be replaced without the need to replace the entire outfit. Unlike traditional bibs that detract from your baby’s outfit, Pickle Peas’ bibs were designed to make the outfit!! The Pickle Peas clothing line is available in long sleeve tees, onesies, pants and rompers for boys and girls from 3 months up to 24 months.
Pickle Peas was designed by a mother of three drooling
babies. A conscious effort was made on
Pickle Peas part to be as environmentally friendly as possible. All their clothing is made from 100% organic
cotton and low impact dyes are used. The
snap system is nickel free to help protect your baby’s delicate skin. Lastly, all of their shipping materials and
packaging are made from recyclable materials and are recyclable.
Pickle Peas sells there organic clothing and drool bibs on their website. you can shop separates to create your own outfit or look at their "bundled" sets that contain multiple clothing items and bibs that are all color coordinated and designed to work together all in one package or as individual items. To find out more about how Pickle Peas works click here.
The average baby could go through 5,000 to 6,000 diapers before they are potty trained. Diapers are definitely one of the largest environmental impacts a baby leaves on this planet. The good news for parents is there are now numerous eco friendly diaper options available in the marketplace. From cloth diapers to bamboo diapers to gDiapers, the-Eco-Market.com will help you find the right green diaper for your baby and the planet.
Information on Eco Friendly Diapers
Babies spend a lot of time with their toys, and particularly during the teething stage, those toys will spend a lot of time in your baby's mouth. Toys can be finished with paints containing toxins or made with plastics like PVC which contain numerous harmful chemicals. There are eco friendly toys available for your baby such as organic fabric stuffed animals, sustainable bamboo building blocks, and lead free baby toys.
Information on Environmentally Friendly Toys
Babies should be kept warm and safe in organic baby clothing that nurtures babies' delicate skin while protecting our environment. Many retailers sell eco friendly baby clothing that are made with organic fabrics such as bamboo, soy, organic cotton and tencel that are chemical free and a safe option for your baby.
Information on Organic Baby Clothing
Are you looking to purchase an eco friendly product for your baby? If so, you can find an extensive list of retailers that sell eco friendly clothing, baby products and eco friendly toys by visiting the Eco Friendly Baby Directory page.
Here is just a quick summary of some of the other green baby products that you can find for that little person you love so much:
baby bottles look for Bisphenol A, PVC Phthalates, lead and nitrosamines free plastic bottles, or there are old fashion glass options available with protective sleeve covers to prevent breakage
bath, bathing and skin care everything from natural soaps and shampoos designed for your baby's delicate skin to natural diaper creams made from beeswax Canadian beeswax and organic Calendula oil. Also look for wash cloths, mitts and towels made from eco friendly fabrics such as bamboo
baby slings there is a wide variety of options available made from eco friendly fabrics such as hemp, silk and organic cotton
footwear look for PVC free shoes and rain boots. Other options include shoes and loafers made from 100% organic cotton
grooming lots of options such as brushes with old fashion wood handles to BPA, PVC and Phthalate free combs, nail clippers and tooth brushes
pacifiers options include eco friendly pacifiers made out of natural rubber or BPA, phthalate and latex free options
cribs and bedding eco friendly choices include sheets and bumper pads made from eco friendly fabrics such as organic cottons or bamboo to sleep sacks made out of recycled plastic bottles.