At bath time, we try to find the most effective, gentle bath products when it comes to our babies. You’ll be happy to hear that the transition to a green lifestyle can easily begin with baby products that will help you accomplish just that. What’s healthy for the Earth is also usually safe for infants. With so many products being recalled on a daily basis, it is easy to be motivated to make the switch to worry-free, eco-friendly baby bath supplies.
The first place to begin is the bath itself. Basically, a green bathtub is one that isn’t made of plastic. A mother herself, Brandy Cameron decided to launch Spa Baby Tubs which have a design that keeps the baby in a natural, upright position for the baby’s safety and comfort. Best of all, Spa Baby Tubs are non-toxic, recyclable, energy-efficient in their production and BPA and PVC-free. Another bathtub worth noting is the Comfy Bath Center, which features a backrest for support with a slip-resistant pad and built-in temperature strip to ensure a comfortable and safe water temperature for your infant. It has other features as well such as an accessory tray and an easy-drain plug. There are several options for other environmentally-friendly baths, such as inflatable tubs and even ones to put in the sink. These can be found on the internet or at specialty retailers.
Bath time can be fun for your baby with the right bath toys. There are many toys companies that have wonderful options that do not include lead, PVC or any known carcinogens in their toys. Boon has released a new line of bath toys with “Water Bugs” and “Splat”. All of their items are BPA-free, Phthalate-free, and PVC-free. For an eco-friendly spin on a traditional favorite, the Sitting Duck Company has created a natural rubber duck toy. Sassy has a line of non-toxic toys as well such as appliqués and ring tosses.
For cleaning products, there are lots of wonderful options. Little Twig has an adorable line of soaps, shampoos and more. The products use all-natural, organic ingredients and have essential oil-based scents like lavender and tangerine to help relax and soothe the baby. Gaia Naturals has a wonderful line of baby bath time products as well. As a bonus, the products are made for ultra-sensitive skin. Many baby bath time essentials with green ingredients are showing up at many major stores as well as online and at eco-retailers.
Bath textiles have greened up as well. Bath mitts are being made out of organic cotton as well as bamboo and other eco-friendly materials. Organic hooded baby towels are also popping up. These products don’t use formaldehyde to treat the fabric, so post-bath time can be worry-free and comfy for baby.
EnviroCitizen.org suggests that you check out their selection of eco-friendly bath time products and accessories.