It’s time to give our Earth a big bear hug!
April 22 is an annual reminder that we all need to do our part to protect our planet.
And for parents, a great place to start is by choosing earth-friendly products for our kids.
From plant-based teethers to PVC-free vegan diaper bags and toys that teach our kids about renewable energy, we’ve found a bunch of unique items that can make a world of difference.
Are you ready to be eco-conscious all 365 days of the year?
Check out our round-up of naturally awesome products below:
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DRINK & BE HAPPY
Cheers to safe sipping! Klean Kanteen‘s 12 oz. bottle ($14.99) is made from 100 percent recyclable, high-quality, food-grade stainless steel, and no special linings are required like some other brands.
The easy-to-hold container is BPA-free and promises not to leach chemicals, toxins, or metallic flavors into your little one’s water or juice. Bonus: the large-mouth makes cleaning a breeze.
CHEW ON THIS
There’s nothing prehistoric about this Eco-Teether Dino ($11), which is made of a cool plant-based bio-resin material (free from BPA, Phthalates, PVC and latex) that is better for your baby and for the environment.
GRIN & BAG IT
All the kids at school will be green with envy when your child totes one of Fluf‘s organic cotton lunch bags ($19.50) to the cafeteria.
They’re all printed with low-impact, azo-free dyes, and are phthalate, BPA and lead-free.
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Axl Brand‘s environmentally sensitive onesies ($28), made with ring-spun organic cotton, are as cute as a button — and that includes the adorable nickel-free ones they use on all their apparel.
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Teach them about renewable energy with this mini wind turbine kit ($50) that recharges AA batteries to power Thames and Kosmos‘s model toys like a glider, sail car, jet car, tractor, race car, and tricycle.
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A bib that protects the planet and your baby’s clothes? That’s a real ground-breaker! Poncho Baby‘s super absorbent organic line of bandana bibs ($15) keep food and drool off your kid’s clothes which translates to less washing machine usage.
BRAND NEW BAG
Like our earth, Mimish‘s storage beanbag ($149) has a complex core: the bottom half is a storage compartment, the top is filled with cushy 100 percent recycled polystyrene beads.
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Be eco-conscious and chic! Take a tip from earth-loving mama Jessica Alba and tote a Timi & Leslie diaper bag.
All of the designs in their new collection (including the Kate version to the left, $170) are sturdy yet stylish, vegan, PVC-free and come with a removable cross-the-body strap for whenever all hands are needed on deck.
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Made of FSC-certified natural beech wood, the artisanal Petite Collage Safari Jumble ($34) is perfect for play and display, since the pieces are hand-cut so beautifully.
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LEAVE A MARK
Everything you need to successfully plant and grow a tree comes in this convenient kit ($24). Years from now you’ll eat the fruit of your labor: medium to large apples with thin greenish-yellow skin.
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Apple Park‘s cuddly animal-themed blankets and blankies ($22 – $58) feature a mix of organic fabrics that are even more squeezable than the real thing.
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BY THE SEA
Green Toys‘s Safe Seas set — available now in limited edition colors!– ($20) supports one of our planet’s most vital resources: our oceans.
A portion of profits go to Sustainable Surf, a charity dedicated to protecting the ocean and inspiring communities to solve environmental issues.
They’re never too little to be eco-stylish! This soft cotton jersey shorts set ($10) from H&M‘s Conscious-Sustainable Kids Collection is made from organic and recycled fabrics that will help do a world of good.
– Amy Jamieson