Q&A: What organic baby products are worth the price?
What organic products are actually worth the extra money?
We’re big fans of going green for Baby when it comes to what goes on their skin and what goes in their mouths—and what doesn’t when they’re babies and toddlers!
For Baby’s skin, do your research and invest in some fabulous baby shampoos and lotions. We like Nature’s Baby Organics and Little Twig—but there are lots to choose from that won’t leave you broke.
For baby food, it’s easier and greener to cook up your own than you might think. A great tool for this is the Beaba Baby Cook—it’s a steamer, blender, warmer, and defroster in one compact appliance. Although it may seem like a big investment, it could actually save you money in the long run since you’ll be bypassing jars of pre-made baby food at the grocery store. Give it a try and soon you’ll be making your own, ideally using fresh and organic ingredients.
Babies love to put toys into their mouths so look for “safe” toys that are BPA (bisphenol-A) and phthalate-free. We’re big fans of Earthentree toys because they’re eco-friendly, lead free, and—best of all—fun.
And how do you know if something is toxic? Our go-to green expert, Alegre Ramos, owner of the eco-living general store, Green and Greener, tells us “If a product smells toxic to you, it probably is toxic.” She suggests ridding your home of household cleaners and chemicals. A great and inexpensive alternative is to use baking soda and white vinegar as a cleaning agent, as well as brands such as Bi-o-kleen, Bon Ami, and Begley’s Best. While going organic might seem overwhelming, the overwhelming evidence suggests its best for you, for Baby, for the earth, and in the end, your wallet.