14 Eco Essentials For Little Green Kids
The sustainability revolution has well and truly started, and with more products than ever designed to help us live everyday life with an environmental focus, raising an eco-friendly child has never been easier.
From Scandi-cool beds with multiple configurations, to bottles that adapt as your child grows, we’ve tracked down all you need for your little green kids.
BLAFRE Drinking Bottles from £16 @ Smallable
A reusable drinking bottle has become the must have accessories for adults and kids alike, and Norwegian brand BlaFre have cornered the market in plastic free drinking on the go with their stainless steel water bottles.
Ideal for kids on the go, these super hard-wearing (not to mention stylish) water bottle comes with a colourful screw cap and the additional option of a matching no-spill drinking spout. What can we say, Scandinavians just seem to do eco cooler. BPA/phthalate free and Dishwasher safe.
LIFEFACTORY Glass Baby Bottles from £18 @ KIDLY
Designed by a paediatric specialist to make feeding easier, these clever eco-friendly glass baby bottles fit a range of teats and lids so they can grow with your child. Made of thermal shock resistant borosilicate glass, they can be frozen, then popped straight into boiling water without the risk of breakage. Great for storing and quickly defrosting expressed milk. These bottles are also compatible with other manufacturer’s standard neck size teats.
ECOLunchBox Splash Box Lunch Boxes from £13.50 @ Little Green Home
Made from stainless steel with a silicone leak-proof lid, these eco lunch boxes are ideal for taking lunch or snacks on the go, while helping families reduce their dependence on plastics and safeguarding against exposure to plastic toxins, such as bisphenol-A (BPA).
ENGLE Bamboo Plates £24 for a set of 6 @ Folk Interiors
For sustainable suppers, look no further than the Engel Bamboo Plates. Made from eco friendly bamboo and maize fibre, their playful designs and colours are great for encouraging kids to eat. Dishwasher safe, you can even cut directly on them without leaving marks.
OOGAA Spoons £6.99 @ Onco
With their special emphasis on environmentally friendly materials that are as safe and sustainable as possible, Ooga bring the fun into feeding with their bright, fun and easy to grip spoons. A must have for weaning babies and hungry toddlers.
BEE’S WRAP Sandwich Wraps £18.95 for a pack of 3 @ Little Green Home
These handy sandwich wraps, made from beeswax, organic cotton, organic jojoba oil and tree resin, are a natural and sustainable way to cover food for storage. Use as you would clingfilm, they can be used to cover your kids left over’s in the fridge or to wrap up individual items for food on the go. Once you are finished with the contents of your wrap, simply wash and re-use!
OEUF NYC Beds from £317 @ Nubie
Stylish, versatile and made of Blatic Birch Plywood and Eco-MDF, an Oeuf bed is the perfect centrepiece for any child’s room. Can’t get enough of their Scandi cool bunk bed for £1,305.00 (pictured) which allows both beds to stand separately or together as a bunk, providing a variety configuration options, while its Greenguard Gold certification and non-toxic finishes mean it’s as safe for your kids as it is the planet.
SNUZPOD SunzPod 3 £200 @ John Lewis
Made from sustainably sourced beech wood and OEKO-Tex 100 certified materials (meaning they are free from any nasty harmful chemicals), the Snuz Pod 3 attaches to your divan or frame, so you can sleep as close as possible to your baby, while the added reflux incline also soothes babies who are suffering from these symptoms.
LITTE GREEN SHEEP Mattresses from £39.95
With babies spending so much time sleeping on their bed ( 16 hours a day on average ) and the majority of mattress made using synthetic materials treated with fire retardant chemical sprays, if there’s anyone who needs an organic mattress its your baby! The UK’s very first certified organic baby mattress, Little Green Sheep have become the go to retailer for chemical free, anti-allergic mattresses for babies and children. Made from springy coconut coir, super soft cotton and wool, a naturally fireproof material, every mattress has passed the UK and EU fire regulations without the use of chemicals.
BABY MORI Sleeping Bags £59
Using the softest and highest-quality materials, all Baby Mori products are crafted carefully from sustainable sources to ensure that manufacturing methods are environmentally conscious and non-irritating on your baby’s delicate skin. Non-toxic, sustainable, 100% plastic free and 100% recyclable, these clever sleeping bags also help minimise the risk of SIDS, so you can sleep in peace.
BIBS Dummies £4 @ The Little Natural Co
Developed over 50 years to support the child’s sucking reflex and shaped to mimic that of a breast, Bibs Danish dummies are made from a 100% velvety soft natural rubber, while it’s lightweight shield curves away from the face, to allow air to the skin and reduce irritation.
LIEWOOD Towels from £24 @ The Modern Nursery
Liewoods’ super soft, organic cotton terry baby towels, toddler bathrobes and poncho’s are sure to make your little ones smile thanks so their uber cute, Nordic designs. But it’s their uncompromising and ethical approach to manufacturing and GOTS certification (on all products) that will bring a smile to your face and leave you feeling happy in the knowledge that no one or thing has come to harm in the making of their products.
PLAN TOYS Bath Toys from £11.95 @ Babi Pur
The original eco toy maker, Plan Toys focuses on safety wooden toys made of reclaimed rubber woods that enhance development for children. Using rubber wood from trees that no longer produce latex and would otherwise be burnt, they also create some toys from 'eco Plan Wood' (from roots of the rubber ), another waste product. This sustainable wood source is then kiln dried without the use of chemicals, glued together with their own e-zero formaldehyde free glue and dyed with water based dyes to create a wonderful selection of eco friendly toys. No wonder Plan Toys have won over 70 awards from 11 countries around the world!
HEVEA Bath Mats £16.96 @ Babi Pur
Let littles ones splash about and enjoy plenty of clean green fun with this non-slip, non-toxic, colour free rubber bath mat. Made with 100% natural rubber, the Hevea bath mat is naturally BPA, phthalate, PVC and plastic-free.