10 of the Best Green Tips for your Baby!

29 07 2013


When most people think of the environment, the one thing they think of is nature, but in reality, the environment is all around you. It’s where you live, where you play, where you work and, and where you learn. Your environment is everywhere, and it affects everyone. As more time passes, the environment is becoming more and more harmful to society. Things you buy, wear, eat, and drink may be coming of harm to you because of what we have been doing to our environment. Though our bodies have become somewhat used to the harms of our environment, the new lives we are bringing into this world are not. In the first stages of a baby’s life, health is a vital part of the development and growth of the new life.  With the environment in the condition it is in with all of the pollution and toxic chemicals, finding safe alternatives may seem difficult. Luckily there are a lot of things you can do to make sure you have adopted the safest alternatives for your baby! Here are 10 Green tips to help you provide a healthy way to bring a new life into your world:

  1. Use Biodegradable diapers: Made with plant-based plastics (also known as bioplastics), these diapers non-petroleum based and are compostable. There are also Hybrid diapers which have removable inserts that can safely biodegrade when flushed
  2. Feeding your little one: Bisphenol A or BPA is a harmful chemical found in almost everything plastic and because babies cannot metabolize these chemicals like adults, BPA has a more powerful effect on their health. Turn to the alternative plastics that are eco-friendly and are BPA free. They are reusable and they are biodegradable, meaning they are safe for your baby and do not harm the environment.
  3. Chow down on solid foods: At about six months, babies starts to eat real food. Buying jars of food is sure convenient, but as an adult you don’t live out of jars, so why should your baby? For those occasional situations, purchase organic or fresh frozen baby foods. Otherwise, make your own. Grow a garden in any space you can to ensure that you are feeding them the best fruits and veggies possible.
  4. Dress your baby in smart green clothing: All those designer baby clothes are cute and oh so hard to resist in their fruity colors. But be careful. Choosing organic hemp or cotton, bamboo or wool fabrics made without toxic chemicals are best against a baby’s sensitive skin and last longer with the constant washing. Second-hand clothing is also another way to reduce waste and is a sustainable option.
  5. Lather up with natural skin care: It’s very easy to get sucked into the constant advertising of baby powders, creams, and lotions. But the best baby lotion is plain old olive oil–cheap, natural, and un-perfumed. As for other products, keep it as natural, organic, and fragrance-free as possible.
  6. Wash up: Green laundry and washing: It’s quite possible that our war on germs is actually making things worse. The best thing you can do for sensitive baby skin is not to cover it with synthetic chemicals. Wash nappies with pure or organic soap and warm water.
  7. Make play-time green-time with greener toys: Get back to basics and try old fashioned wooden toys and organic cotton or homemade teddies. Because babies put most things in their mouths, go as natural as possible.
  8. Rest easy with green furniture and accessories: Babies don’t need much–a secure place to sleep, a car seat, a high chair, and a way to be trundled around. If you buy new furniture, purchase high quality, durable pieces made of sustainable, low-toxicity materials. Think about some alternatives to the regular old wooden baby bed.
  9. Improve your indoor air quality and maintain a healthy household environment: It is very important to avoid exposure to the synthetic chemicals contained in everyday products such as paints, carpet, furniture, bedding, and pesticides. When decorating the nursery, use natural and low-VOC paints and don’t lay new carpet before the baby is born.
  10. Wipe out chemical cleaners and disposable liners: Diaper wipes and liners commonly include propylene glycol (a binder also found in antifreeze), parabens (a family of compounds commonly used as preservatives) and perfume, which can be made from up to 600 different chemicals. Try using good natural organic cotton wool and water and avoid disposable changing mats and perfumed diaper bags.

For more information on these tips and how to keep your baby safe, please visit InnovAsians at http://www.innovasians.com or contact us at info@innovasians.com.

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