Environmentally friendly products for moms

April 2, 2012 10:16:27 AM PDT
Many great products can help parents provide a green(er) and Healthier environment for their families---often times without even realizing they are doing so.

Bump Club and Beyond has a list of favorite products for helping to live a Green(er) lifestyle. Bump Club and Beyond will discuss these products and more at their Living Green(er) Faire at FLOR on April 18, 2012.


Itzy Ritzy Snack Happened and Snack Happened Mini Bags

$9.99 for a full sized; $12.99 for a set of two minis. These are from a locally based company and are the perfect solution to get rid of plastic snack bags. FDA Approved and BPA Free, they are lined and washable, making it easy to throw any kind of snack inside. We use these to carry crackers, fruit, even lunch meat. With two different sizes, Itzy Ritzy makes the word "reuse" a snap!

Innobaby Packin' Smart

Multiple sizes starting at $13.99. Also based in Illinois, Innobaby makes another great reusable solution for transporting baby's snacks, formula, or even for keeping pacifiers clean while on the go! Phthalates, PVC, Lead-Free and BPA free, Packin' Smart is also dishwasher safe.

Siliskins for Glass Baby Food Jars
$6.95 for a two-pack. This incredibly smart product allows you to safely carry glass baby food jars while on the go while solving the problem of breakages and messes in your bag.

Vapur Anti-BottleTM
$9.99 And of course since baby has a reusable cup, mom needs to have a reusable water bottle for staying hydrated on the go. We love this option from Vapur Anti-BottleTM to "fold-and-go" anywhere - easily fitting into pockets, purses and packs. It also can clip on to a stroller or on the outside of a diaper bag.

Envirosax Mai Tai Pouch
$39.95 for five reusable bags: This pouch features five reusable totes perfect for every day errands. They come in a colorful assortment making shopping fun too!

Buggy Love
The first organic Stroller Cleaning Kit, these products safely clean the grime and dirt off your child's home away from home!

simplehuman 12 gal. Stainless Steel 2-Bin Recycler
$179 at the Container Store: With two separate containers, it's space efficient for city living and keeps the trash and recyclables separate all in one bin.

Recycle Crunch Can by Umbra
$11.99 each at the Container Store: A more economical solution, these bins can be reduced to basically nothing when not in use. They pop up to sort recyclables and are easy to transport.

Jessica Alba and Christopher Galvin recently started The Honest Company providing safer products for your family. One of our favorites are their premium plant-based disposable diapers. Babies wear diapers all the time. These are 100% non-toxic, chlorine-free, sustainable, and plant-based materials ? ensuring your baby is safe and NOT exposed to any harsh or synthetic chemicals (ever!) Their diapers are sold online and delivered monthly to your door.

Babies and kids spend a lot of time on the floor, making it extra important to outfit their bedrooms and playrooms with safe flooring solutions. FLOR Modular tiles This flooring system from Chicago-based company FLOR is made with renewable and recyclable materials. FLOR has the lowest VOCs ratings in our industry so you can know with confidence that your little ones are not breathing in those toxic chemicals. The tiles come a part, making it a cinch to keep clean if there are any spills. This flooring system is not only great for a living room or entry way, but also a nursery or playroom as it is safe for babies and kids to play on. FLOR has a great recycle program helping to insure that none of their product gets put into a landfill.

Toys: Not only is a child's surroundings important to insuring a greener and safer environment, but we want to make sure they are playing with safe toys as well. While the government banned the use of phthalates in 2009, there are still many toys in homes that have these harmful chemicals in them. A few companies who make the safe, organic and green toys features here are: Melissa and Doug, Plan Toys, and Green Toys. We have partnered with the new green children's store, Sprout San Francisco to help dispose of these toys. If you bring in an old toy for disposal anytime this month, our friends at Sprout will give you 10% off a brand new phthalate-free toy.