Green Home for Baby

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The big players in the kiddie market are finally seeing green. Gap and Pottery Barn have introduced lines that are adorable, affordable and easy on the environment.

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Pottery Barn Kids has a full line of organic bedding, linens and clothes for tots. Sweet organic overalls are on final sale for $16.99. I also like their organic cotton polka dot towels (also on sales for $24.99).

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Not to be outdone by their rivals, Gap is getting into designing kiddie bedding and clothes with a nod towards the earth. The mix-and-match bedding includes bed skirts, crib sheets and more all made with 100% organic cotton. The Safari crib sheet is a great place to start building a nursery theme. ($19) From there, I'd add in the Organic Mix & Match Bumper (sale $79.50) The gift collection includes a variety of eco-friendly products like burp clothes ($10), toys and clothing basics.

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It sure is nice that the retail big boys are going green. But being environmentally savvy is still tricky at times. I found a great "cheat sheet" from Cookie Magazine. Their "Green Home Guide" gives room-by-room instructions to make your home enviro-chic. In the laundry room, they recommend Ecover and Ecos.

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