Part 1 is found HERE and talks about Organic Eating & Happy Baby food with Giveaway if you’d like to start there. For part 2 – read on!
Another section of The Organic Guide to Baby’s First 24 Months is titled The Green and Happy Home.
Eating organic is almost a no-brainer. We hear about it all the time and for the most part it is easily available at our grocers. But what about other items we use?
Here are some ways to green up our baby…
~Cloth Diapers and Wipes. It’s hard to do? Actually it is much simplier than it first seems. But compromise with yourself. Maybe use only when you are home or only in the day time. I think you’ll actually enjoy it!
~Baby’s Nursery – use solid wood furniture with non-toxic finishes, mattresses & carpets made with natural fibers, & paint that is lead and chemical free.
~Toys – baby spends a lot of time chewing and knawing on toys. Find eco-friendly ones made out of solid wood or plastic that is BPA & PVC free.
~Clothes – baby is swaddled in clothes all day long. Use organic cotton, bamboo, hemp, or even soy fibers to cover him.
House cleaning and what you use is a big step in making your home a safer place to live and breathe. This is one of the first areas I changed in our house and have been using safe cleaners for many years now. Do you know that I cannot walk down the store aisle that contains all the cleaners? I get an INSTANT headache and it makes me sick to smell it. Disgusting stuff!
The Guide does a great job with their shades of green to help you slowly ease into changing how you clean. The best part? It gives you simple recipes with everyday products like vinegar and baking soda. Not only are you using better cleaners but you are saving a lot of money!
And finally – Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle! I bet you can tell me some good ideas that you do at home…