If you're a parent, you've likely thought a lot about creating a safe environment for your little one. Unfortunately, some baby products contain chemicals and plastics that can harm your baby and the environment. The good news is that most eco-friendly baby products are made from sustainably-sourced materials and are free from harmful chemicals. They're also readily available and just as easy to use as their less carbon-friendly counterparts.

Read on to learn how you can benefit by choosing sustainable baby products. 

Organic baby products don't contain harmful chemicals and plastics  

Multiple studies have found that certain chemicals and plastics used in baby products contain carcinogens and can even interfere with babies' hormones. Sustainable baby products, such as those made from bamboo and wood, are made without BPA and other plastics. They’re also naturally free of unwanted chemicals such as phthalates and parabens. 

A baby’s skin is delicate and more sensitive than an adult’s, so it’s essential to protect it from chemical stresses. Switching to organic baby clothes and blankets dramatically reduces the number of pesticides and harmful dye chemicals that come into contact with your child’s skin.

Not sure what's truly organic? Look for GOTS or OEKO-Tex certified pieces, as these are trusted industry standards.

Sustainable baby products are naturally antibacterial and antifungal 

Every parent knows disinfecting all the surfaces little ones touch and put in their mouths can be challenging. Products made from bamboo and soy are naturally antibacterial and antifungal, so there's no need to worry about them harboring harmful bacteria. And, because bamboo can substitute both plastic and cotton, it can replace nearly everything from toys to blankets. 

Using biodegradable products means less guilt when your baby outgrows them

It's no secret taking care of a baby generates a lot of waste. And the reality is it can take around 500 years for things like disposable diapers and plastic toys to decompose. Products made from bio-degradable materials, like these bamboo bowls or this cup made from plants, are durable, safe, and won't sit in a landfill forever. 

Sustainable materials are long-lasting and more durable

Plastic baby accessories, such as toys and booster seats, easily crack and break over time. Sustainable toys–like this wooden lacing toy–are super durable and can last for decades. Meaning there's a better chance of passing them on as heirlooms. And they have the bonus of being super cute! 

Switching to sustainable baby products reduces your carbon footprint 

According to this 2017 study, having a child in a developed country adds 58.6 tons of CO2 to your carbon footprint each year. Taking care of a baby is demanding enough, and the thought of going green may be overwhelming to some parents. Fortunately, switching to sustainable baby products is an easy step in reducing landfill waste and preventing the release of harmful chemicals into the environment. 

Little Bubba Shop believes in helping parents cultivate a healthy and fun environment for their little ones. We're committed to only offering eco-friendly products that are organic and free of harmful substances, such as phthalates, parabens, and plastics like BPA.

We would love to hear from you! If you have any comments or questions, feel free to drop us a line.

January 28, 2022

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