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Eco-Friendly Feeding Products For Baby

Imagine you are a new mom and are looking to incorporate green eco-friendly baby products into your new child’s life to not only benefit their health but also the environment.

Through this blog post you as a new momma will learn what it means to be eco-friendly, how to determine if a product is eco-friendly or not, the best plastic alternatives and different examples of brands for common baby products that have been established as eco-friendly.

What Does it Mean to be Eco-Friendly?

When a product comes out and they state that they are eco-friendly this simply means that this product is supposedly not harmful to the environment. Instead, it is this product and the company that produces it that refine their focus on the health and well-being of the earth.

Additionally, it is through these green living practices that in return this helps not only conserve water in the environment, but also energy. The reason being why there is starting to be such a great shift from plastic products to eco-friendly products is due to the fact that plastic products have been known to lead dangerous chemicals into human bodies while also being non-recyclable which in return takes many years to break down.

Determining if Something is Eco-Friendly

Now that you know the importance of being eco-friendly the best indicator for determining if something is eco-friendly is seeing if they have the stamps of approval.

Examples of these eco-friendly stamps of approval include the Energy Star which is prevalent on eco-friendly appliances and electronics, the USDA Organic Seal which is prevalent on eco-friendly cosmetics and foods, the Green Seal which is prevalent on eco-friendly cleaning products, and the Forest Stewardship Council Logo which is prevalent on eco-friendly paper and wood products.

Best Plastic Alternatives

Now momma you have this information on what being eco-friendly means and how to know if a product is eco-friendly or not, but you still need more suggestions on what to buy. Well, look no further as here I will discuss with you some of the best plastic alternatives:

  • Stainless Steel
    • Tough
    • Easy to clean
  • Glass
    • Recyclable 
    • Can be repurposed 
  • Platinum Silicone
    • Made primarily from sand  
    • Flexible/ durable 
    • Heat tolerance 
  • Beeswax Coated Cloth 
    • Easy to clean 
    • Good odor
  • Natural Fiber Cloth 
    • Sustainable 
    • Replace plastic bags
  • Wood
    • Cleaning brushes, utensils, cutting boards
  • Bamboo
    • Tableware
    • Drinking straws 
  • Pottery
    • Waterproof 
    • Food storage/ Tableware 
  • Cardboard
    • Fully compostable

Common Items to Purchase that are Eco-Friendly

In regards to starting life as a new momma or even a previous momma that wants to be more eco-friendly, here are some suggestions on brands that are reputable to suit the baby’s needs while also protecting the environment.

Nursery

Feeding Products

Breastfeeding Support

Diapers

Toys

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Emily Sylvester

Emily Sylvester is the Founder & CEO of Mother of Fact. As a Licensed Registered Dietitian, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and Mom of 3, she's helped thousands of families in many low/middle income communities feel confident and supported in their feeding journey. Her mission is to eliminate the deficit of equitable breastfeeding & formula feeding help for all households & healthcare systems.
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