Going organic is the latest trend to grip health conscious individuals. Most products â toys, food, drink â contain so many chemicals these days that it’s become difficult to distinguish between what is harmful and what isn’t. Kids, in particular, are the most susceptible to the effects that synthetic materials and goods can produce. As their immunity to foreign agents is at an infant stage, it is necessary to make sure that they don’t fall victim to the health hazards. And if you think that inorganic products aside from food won’t harm your child, then think again. Even toys can contain toxic elements like phthalates which have serious health concerns.
What can you, as a parent or guardian, do? Well, read on for a list of 5 toxin-free, green products that your child will thank you for:
1. Eco Friendly Wooden Toy Car
Admire the beautiful craftsmanship and detail that goes into producing these toys. The Eco Friendly Wooden Toy Car by Automoblox is made out of European birch wood and is completely non-toxic. Fuel your kids creativity by having him experiment with the car’s 3 interchangeable parts. Sturdier than plastic toys, these cars can be taken apart and reassembled using the parts of other Automoblox wooden cars. Though a little pricey at $25.49, you’d do well to get your kid one of these as his health isn’t something that can be gambled with.
2. Eco Adiri Bottles
Bottle feeding is a necessary method of weaning. But most of these bottles are made out questionable plastic that may not be healthy for your tot. So how do you choose the ideal one? Eco Adiri Bottles are designed for such a purpose. BPA and phthalate-free, they’re shaped like a female breast. Soft to the touch, your baby won’t take long to get used to feeding out of it. It is available in 3 stages â white (for slow flow), blue (for medium flow) and orange (for fast flow).
3. 2011 Orbit Organic Green Edition Footmuff
Taking your baby with you wherever you go is a part of motherhood, especially when there’s no one to watch him. But it can be a little nerve-wracking putting your baby in the back seat while hoping he doesn’t wriggle out or bump his head. The Orbit Organic Green Edition Footmuff has been designed such that your child is kept cozy, safe and comfortable. The unit is made out of organic cotton and wool that is soft to the touch. It also uses a fire retardant layer of thin wool and weather-resistant nylon that protect your baby against fire hazards and harsh weather elements. The unit is easy to use and all you have to do is attach it through the harness slots in your stroller or car seats.
4. Sidekick stroller
Strollers are the ideal way to take your baby for a leisurely ‘walk’ as it’s cumbersome to carry infants around for long periods of time. This Sidekick Stroller is an attractive choice if you’re planning on getting one. Conforming to ASTM D6007-02 formaldehyde emissions limits, the stroller uses materials that are phthalate and PVC-free. It comes with a Cargo Pod diaper bag and can be folded to fit into the trunk of your car. The 4-wheel suspension and the tires made out of lightweight EVA ensure that your baby won’t have to go through a bumpy ride. The stroller also has a board at the back for kids to stand on so if you have more than one child, you can place him on the board and the three of you can enjoy a relaxed stroll.
5. Eco-Conscious Doll House
Doll houses are the dream of young girls, giving them the chance to play the lady of the house. But most of them are made out of questionable materials, no matter how pretty they may look. The Eco-Conscious Doll House, however, will lay all your worries to rest. The paint job is done using water-based dyes that are non-toxic while non-formaldehyde glue is used to stick parts together. The makers have taken recycling to another level by using wood recovered from rubber trees that no longer produce sap. Suitable for very young children, the doll house has no sharp edges that can cut your child. Look closely and you’ll see that the makers have also incorporated a green message in the design – a wind turbine, an electric scooter, a barrel for rainwater harvesting and a solar-paneled roof.