Earth Day is celebrated on April 22, but as savvy moms, we are looking to lighten our footprint every day. Little changes can make a big difference as Max Lucado says,
“No one can do everything, but everyone can do something”, we agree.
As a special nod to Mother Earth, here are some of our fav green products.
Green Toys: Perfect addition to any sand box or for the littles that love to help in the garden, the Green Toys watering can is made from recycled milk containers, is durable and is free of nasty toxins.
Thames and Kosmos: If you are looking to inspire your little green thumb, then you will love Grasshead by Thames and Kosmos. Your kids will love to watch the seeds they plant turn to quick-growing hair on characters they get to decorate with included stickers. Nothing says fun like soil for brains and grass for hair!
Rouxroo: For modern and eco-friendly textiles, we love the fresh, geometric prints that Rouxroo offers for baby. Cool prints offered on bibs, lovies, and versatile swaddles are both stylish and good for the Earth.
Lifefactory: I have long been a fan of Lifefactory for its plastic-free, glass water beverage bottles. The silicone sleeves protect the glass and offer the perfect (and cool looking!) grip. Lifefactory just launched its glass storage collection with silicone protection. The glass storage is freezer, dishwasher, oven and microwave safe. Most importantly? It's food safe!
Babyganics: Offering all of your baby skin care needs, Babyganics has all natural, plant based cleaners, wipes, and body care care essentials for your whole family. Gentle, non toxic and affordable, Babyganics products are safe and effective. Babyganics has just launched their bathtime essentials travel kit at babies r us for $9.99. This set comes with a shampoo + body wash, moisturizing daily lotion, and bubble bath, all in convenient 2oz travel sizes zipped into a pouch. For all our Amazon shoppers, from 3/29 – 4/4 AMAZON is having a BIG sale on select babyganics products- I’m talking 50% off!
PlanetBox: Part bento box, part TV Dinner tray, this all in one lunch box from PlanetBox is the perfect way for you to pack a healthy lunch for your kids. We love the dipping containers and how the different segments offer a space for everything. We think the PlanetBox encourages portion control and the ability to try a variety of foods. Our children try to fill their Planetbox lunch box with a rainbow of colors!
KicKee Pants: We try to avoid chemicals at all costs, and love that KicKee Pants offers eco-friendly bamboo clothing and avoids the use of flame retardents in its jammies. über soft, super cozy and comfy KicKee Pants offers a wide variety of sweet layering pieces, graphic tees, jammies as well as accessories for babies- size 6!
Parker Time Potions: One way to connect, soothe and comfort your child is to offer a daily massage. We are loving the scents from Parker Time Potions, and our little girl looks forward to this special bonding time as much as we do. Made without harsh chemicals or fragrance, the massage oils are safe for baby's gentle and delicate skin.
Honest Company: Momtrends fell in love with the Honest company years back when we hosted the founder, Jessica Alba at an exciting NYC event. The Honest Company offers safe, non-toxic goods for your baby (and whole family!) From the cutest print (eco-friendly) diapers, to sweet smelling hair conditioner, you can trust the Honest Company's products to contain only effective, and safe ingredients. We love that the Honest Company's full line is now available at Target and Target.com.
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nini and pumpkin: Keep your babe sleeping soundly and safely in this adorable sleep sack from nini and pumpkin. The Moon Cocoon, offered in organic cotton, is the only sleep sack you'll ever need. It adjusts to three sizes, unzips at the top for a quick top replacement, unzips to be used as a blanket and unzips at the bottom, offering the option of mobility and/or additional air flow. All this from one Moon Cocoon sleep sack, perfect from 6-36 months!
Chooze Shoes: Mismatched on purpose, Chooze shoes are designed to empower children, encourage creativity and inspire children to care for the environment. Made from vegan materials, and offered in a reusable, shoe box that can be colored, Chooze shoes offers a wide variety of adorable, fun and modern shoes with a meaning for kids from baby on up.
ACE Baby Furniture: Part of going green is supporting American businesses. We love the beautiful crafted furniture from ACE Baby Furniture. Whether you are looking for an updated take on the classic bookshelf, (we love that this one is on wheels!) a functional wardrobe or toy room storage, ACE furniture has a select line of unique, wooden furniture featuring animal silhouettes, made right here in the USA. Ace Baby Furniture’s mission is to design, build, and deliver affordable yet durable USA made baby and children’s furniture from their family to yours.
Lulujo: I have found the perfect washcloth. The soft, organic cotton washcloths from Lulujo are durable,are gentle on baby's skin and are made without any harsh toxins or chemicals. (better for the earth and our skin!) Lulujo, known for the finest in versatile turkish towels and modern print swaddles is committed to bringing high quality items that will withstand wear, while maintaining your sense of style.
Skip Hop: Cut down on your waste while showing off your whimsical style. Carry all your wee one's snacks, and drinks in these fun,eco-friendly and reusable ZOO reusables from Skip Hop.
Zoocchini: for the cutest in organic underwear sets, we choose Zoocchini. Fun animals adorn these 100% organic cotton undies, camis and boxer briefs for your littles. Natural, free of additives and dyes, Zoocchini under things give you only sweet and safe garments for the pieces you were closest to you.
Estella: Organic? knitted? soft rattles? yes, please! We are loving the sweet first toys for baby from Estella NYC. Of course, our favs include the iconic NYC symbols, like the yellow cab!
Bears for Humanity: This teddy was made for hugging! We love the safe, non-toxic 100% organic bear from Bears for Humanity. Not only are these bears free of harmful chemicals, they are soft yet hefty ~perfect for a cozy pal. Every time a bear is purchased, a snuggly friend donation is made to a child in need.
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