A ban on baby feeding bottles two years ago raised multiple concerns amidst new age parents about their baby’s safety and environments’ health. Many informed and conscious parents began exploring the use of safe and secure eco-friendly products that they could easily integrate into their child’s life. Some time back the options were very limited however in the last few years start-ups that promote baby and environment sensitive products have surged in big numbers and have ushered into the market to bridge the gap with a variety of innovative eco-minded products.
Ms Rishu Gandhi, Child Care Specialist, Founder, Head- Brand Strategy, Mother Sparsh lists below some much-needed baby essentials that deliver the perfect performance, in ways more than one.
Baby Wipes- Wet wipes are the third largest source of plastic pollution. Therefore considering how often you use wipes, it’s time to switch to eco-friendly water wipes that contain 98% water and are made of 100% plant-based fabric like bamboo and cotton. They are clinically proven, biodegradable, extra strong & velvety-soft for your baby’s precious skin. With no harmful effects on the baby or the environment, an investment in such wipes is the first step to ensure your child has a safe and clean world to grow up in.
Baby Bottles- 35 countries including India banned baby feeding bottles as it contained BPA which is harmful to the child. Since then a number of start-ups are providing BPA free, anti-colic feeding bottles. You can choose between glass and stainless steel, in either case, you don’t have to worry about the harmful effects of plastic, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and phthalates. Few brands offer different nipple size to suit newborn up-to older babies, while many provide nipples that help reduce nipple confusion.
Baby Nappies- Diapers take about 500 years to decompose. They are creating a disastrous effect on the environment. Not just that, they cause redness, rashes, and allergies on your baby’s bottoms. There are natural diapers made from cloth, bamboo, wheat, corn, etc., available in the market, which is best suited to their delicate and sensitive skin as well as the environment.
Baby Toys- Stuffed cuddly toys are a favourite with every baby. With babies having a habit of putting everything in their mouth, these toys are no exception. But what we fail to realise is that they are the biggest carriers of dust and many other harmful ingredients. Brands offering toys filled with safe polyester, and recycled material ensure you adopt a natural and chemical-free, safe, and healthier product for your little one.
In case you are wondering on how to get your hands on them? These items are readily available at leading e-commerce sites at competitive prices.
From 100% eco-friendly to 100% biodegradable, toxin free to paraben free; a wide range of high-quality baby products are now conveniently available in the market that is not just great and healthy for your baby but also works wonders for the environment.