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Wednesday, 28 May 2014

postheadericon Bamboo Diapers: Good For Baby & Good For the Earth

Based on rough calculations, if you change your baby six times a day until the age of three, you will use over 6000 disposable diapers. Think of the impact on our landfills for families with more than one child!

With that in mind, many parents are exploring options for using reusable diapers made from a combination of bamboo and cotton with disposable liners. The big benefit of bamboo is that it is super absorbent and also hypoallergenic - not to mention the environmental benefits.

Bamboo diapers allow you to purchase as many waterproof outer shells as you require, so this can even work for super busy parents. There are many attractive designs available so you can mix and match with your baby's outfits. You simply insert a flushable, biodegradable bamboo/cotton liner and change and wash the outer cover as needed. 

Bamboo/cotton reusable diapers are perfect for delicate newborn skin, offering breathable fabric and soft elasticized waistbands and side tabs that can adjusted as your baby grows. Bamboo will keep your baby warm and dry, trapping wetness in the core and away from sensitive skin, with double gussets to prevent leaks.

Although disposable diapers offer a lot in terms of convenience, the environmentally-friendly aspects of bamboo diapers combined with the benefits to baby have many parents making the switch.

Friday, 16 May 2014

postheadericon Why Are Organic Babies Toys Best?

Organic baby toys are made from natural materials like wood and cotton wool. Most organic toys are simple and designed to encourage creative play and learning. Some non-organic baby toys pose health risks even though they are labeled as non-toxic. In fact, only a decade ago all metal toy jewelry was recalled due to lead content - a scary discovery given that babies tend to put everything in their mouth.

By choosing organic toys you can reduce your baby's exposure to toxins, pollutants and chemicals and make an eco-friendly choice since metal and plastic toys are not biodegradable and contribute to pollution, harming the environment.
Monday, 5 May 2014

postheadericon Tips For Choosing Stuffed Animal Toys For Little Ones

Little ones love curling up with soft and cuddle stuffed animals and many will
keep their treasured buddies for a lifetime. Of course, not all toys are made to last, so here are some tips for choosing the safest, most durable toys that children can enjoy for years to come:

  • 100% organic fleece is soft, cuddly and safe for the tiniest little hands to cuddle and love. Best of all, it's machine washable.
  • Look for seams that are completely sewn 
  • Outer features - eyes, nose and mouth - should be secured with safety hardware.
  • Any clothing or accessories should be made from equally safe, child-friendly materials.
  • Pay special attention to make sure there are no removable pieces that could be a choking hazard.
  • Avoid toys treated with chemical flame-retardants. Natural fibers are best. 

Vintage baby toys can tug at our heartstrings, but use caution when purchasing vintage toys that will be used for more than display. Safety regulations in the past were not as stringent as they are today, so take care to educate yourself when choosing stuffed animal toys for little ones. Organic stuffed animals are often hand-crafted and special attention is given to safety, so many parents opt for these products for their children.