Socially and environmentally parents and parents-to-be are seeking out sustainable, healthy, and organic products before and after baby is born. Exciting, and fresh trends are flooding the marketplace in order for these types of parents to have much to choose from.
Here are five of the most eco-chic baby trends hitting the market:
The Eco-Chic Baby Shower: Planners of eco-friendly baby showers are using ‘real’ table wear, as opposed to paper, bringing in potted plants, or herbs instead of floral arrangements, and decorating with organic pacifiers, and wooden blocks made from bamboo. The mother-to-be is happy and surprised when she walks into her earth friendly baby shower surrounded by socially responsible family and friends.
Eco-Chic Baby Gifts: What do you buy the eco-chic mother-to-be? Eco-chic baby gifts, of course! Starting with a healthy sippy cup, to an organic baby welcome set, to organic baby layette sets, the gift giver is almost overwhelmed today by the wide selection of earth friendly gifts for baby and mom-to-be.
Want to really go green? Make sure the company you buy from gives a portion of all its proceeds to an environmental organization. And, that the packaging is recycled or comes from mixed sources. All of these little things help the environment and align with sustainable value systems.
Eco-Chic, Trendy Baby Clothes: Baby is born and is really au natural when fun and naked. Cloth diapers have made a revival with many mothers and can become a wild controversy for others. It is up to you, just make sure all your products are organic cotton and washed with natural products. Eco-chic baby clothes are also being made from earth friendly products such as bamboo, and soy fiber, so keep that in mind when dressing that little baby boy or girl up in kimonos and rompers.
Eco- Chic Baby Toys: When it comes to green toys for baby, it is not about what the toy is so much, as how or with what materials the toys are created. And, how far the toys have traveled from creator to baby’s home. So, make sure no BPA, try for the good ole USA made, and look at the product materials. Are they made from bamboo? Are they recycled from other materials? Socially and environmentally responsible parents have a variety of options today when buying toys for baby.
All of the above are just the tip of the iceberg (no pun intended) when it comes to the new eco-chic baby trends. As parents become more and more aware and align their value systems with the products they surround their family with, these products will become ever more available.