Eco friendly products are good for the earth and they are also good for your baby. More likely than not, they are made using fewer toxic chemicals so that they have less of an impact on the environment and so that baby comes into contact with fewer toxins and allergens. Here are the ways in which you can make more natural, eco friendly choices for your baby.
Your baby is going to spend most of his or her time sleeping during the first few months; so make sure that the baby’s cot and bedding are made from natural materials. Pick organic mattresses, blankets, sheets and swaddling cloths.
Also be careful about the sort of cot or crib you pick out: pick out something that is made from sustainable materials, which have been sourced in an eco friendly and responsible manner. It goes without saying that the paint or finish used for all baby products should be non toxic and baby friendly.
Pick out toys made from natural rubber, wood, safely recycled materials and so on; check that non toxic materials have been used for any toy that you buy for baby. Chances are that any toy that you present to your baby will find its way into baby’s mouth at some point so be careful what baby toys you pick out.
Pick organic cotton clothes. They are better for a baby’s sensitive skin and are also made in a way that creates far less environmental pollution. Pay attention to baby’s layette, the sort of carry bag you use for baby as well as the kangaroo pack or sling that you decide to carry your baby around in.
You can even made more earth friendly choices in the sort of diapers and baby wipes that you use: use unscented, non-beached products they undergo less processing and create less chemical waste.
4. Hygiene Products
The rule of thumb to follow here is, the fewer the ingredients there are listed for baby’s soap, shampoo and moisturizer, they better it is. Just a few natural ingredients and minimal processing with few or no preservatives is what you should aim for.
5. Feeding Products
The feeding bottles, cups, plates, sippers, cutlery and other implements that you use can sometimes have toxic chemicals. So pick items that are free of BPA, phthalates and other toxins.