Environmentally conscious parents often seek to find eco-friendly products to use to take care of their little people. This author is no exception. Here are four of this author’s favorite baby care items that are beneficial to both baby and the environment:
Hyland’s Teething Tablets
Hyland’s Teething Tablets are homeopathic and contain 100% natural ingredients. These tablets contain calcarea phosphorica, chamomilla, coffee cruda, and belladonna which all work together to help relieve your baby’s teething pain and irritability safely and effectively.
To find a local store that handles this product as well as other Hyland’s products, you can check out the store locator located on the Hyland’s website (www.hylands.com). If you prefer to shop online, these tablets are available on the CVS website for $6.49 for 125 tablets and on the Target website for $10.99 for 250 tablets.
California Baby Nature’s First Aid Calendula Cream
California Baby Nature’s First Aid Calendula Cream is made from organic and sustainably grown ingredients and is non-comedogenic. This cream is effective in treating eczema, insect bites, diaper rash, cradle cap, chapped skin, scrapes, cuts, and a host of other conditions and is safe for babies, children, and adults.
This wonderful product is available to order online through the California Baby website and to purchase locally at Babies-R-Us and Target. This cream retails for $12.99 for a 2-ounce container.
Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Shampoo and Wash
Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Shampoo and Wash is made from all natural ingredients and will not irritate your baby’s eyes. This baby shampoo and wash combines coconut and sunflower oils with soy protein to produce a very gentle cleanser that is effective to use even on babies with sensitive skin.
This product is priced at $9.00 for a 12-ounce bottle from the Burt’s Bees website or is easy to find at your local Walgreen’s, Target, and Babies-R-Us stores. This baby item is available in a fragrance free option as well.
Seventh Generation Chlorine Free Baby Wipes
Seventh Generation Chlorine Free Baby Wipes are hypoallergenic and alcohol free, and they have been whitened without chemicals containing chlorine. The container in which the wipes comes dispenses one wipe at a time to minimize the wasting of wipes.
These wipes retail for $3.79 at the Toys-R-Us website and are also available at your local Kroger and Babies-R-Us stores. Each tub contains 70 wipes.
Whether you are shopping for your own baby or for a family member’s or a friend’s beloved little one, you may want to keep these environmentally friendly baby items in mind. You can provide your baby with safe, beneficial care while not negatively impacting the environment.
*If you have any concerns or hesitations about using any of these baby products, please consult your baby’s health care practitioner prior to use.