How Natural Baby Products are Changing Future Generations

How Natural Baby Products are Changing Future Generations

Guest post by: Kaitlin Krull

In an increasingly environmentally conscious world, it’s easy to think that we’re doing our part to live healthier, more eco-friendly lifestyles. Eating organic foods, buying Fair trade and ethical products, and cleaning our homes with natural cleaning supplies are all excellent ways to help reduce both our carbon footprint and our intake of toxic chemicals. However, those of us with children should also know that there are natural alternatives for the whole family. Using these kinds of baby products regularly can help to change future generations’ outlook on the environment in a number of ways.

 modern nursery

via Modernize

 

Making a difference to the environment

Purchasing baby products made from organic and natural materials helps the environment. While we know that chemicals and pesticides are detrimental to both our own health and that of the wildlife and organisms near them, cotton production is not currently regulated in the same way as other consumables. This means it’s up to us to choose organic clothing to be sure it is free from harmful chemicals. Organic cotton is produced with no chemicals or pesticides, and as such is the logical alternative to other standard clothing and bedding. At Modernize, we particularly love soft, comfortable baby clothes like this Babysoy K Modern Alphabet Organic Footie, made from organic cotton and bamboo rayon.

 

Breaking negative cycles

When shopping for baby products, it can be so easy to choose the same products your parents bought when you were little, or any number of popular name-brand items. Unfortunately, most of the bathing and baby care products on the market today are full of chemicals and potentially toxic materials. Break the cycle by making smart choices when shopping for these kinds of products: choose chemical-free, natural products from brands such as Weleda (we swear by this diaper cream) to keep baby out of harm’s way.

 

Setting a positive example

Making informed decisions when it comes to the baby products we buy not only helps the environment (and baby), but lets others know that we know what’s going into them. Lead by example by choosing organic, natural products (one of our favorites is the Mezoome Muslin Swaddle Blanket) time and time again, and friends and family will take note. With any luck, these kinds of environmentally conscious decisions will rub off on our little ones as well, helping them to make the same kinds of decisions later on in life.

 

Instilling healthy habits

While hoping our children observe and understand our positive example is a step in the right direction, why not do one better by teaching them the importance of environmental consciousness on a regular basis? When buying organic clothing, natural products, and eco-friendly toys (like the adorable Sera’s Wooden Play Kitchen from Elves & Angels), involve children in the process. Explain things like the following: why organic is best, which fibers are better for us and the environment than others, and how they can continue to help the Earth and each other. Exactly how much information they take in can be surprising (and we all know that kids never forget a thing).

January 29, 2016 by Tina Bar-On

Introducing Plutt Kids!

Scandinavian meets South America for soft and cosy unisex clothing
Plutt create gorgeous 100% Eco Baby Alpaca clothing for babies and children aged 0-4 years. Designs are exclusively timeless and unisex; tranquil and stylish, the collection features all natural, un-dyed yarns from The Andes. Alpaca fibre is hypoallergenic (so perfect for baby’s sensitive skin), warm, soft, durable and eco-friendly.
Plutt is based in San Francisco, but the influence of Scandinavia and South America are clear to see. Plutt (‘little person’ in Swedish) is the creation of Alessandra, a Chilean Mum of two married to a Swede. When the family moved to SF – where they found such a deep appreciation of natural and organic – Alessandra realised how amazing it would be to combine the practical and style sensibilities of Scandinavian design with the wonders of the soft Alpaca with which she had grown up. Have a look at the stylish, comfortable result!
January 28, 2016 by Tina Bar-On

Trend Alert: Black & White!

We are noticing a new design trend in children's fashion this season, black and white modern prints and patterns.

Here at Wild Dill we have put together our favorite black and white finds all from independent designers and from top quality natural materials including organic cotton and sustainable materials.

Click to shop our black and white picks!

November 06, 2015 by Tina Bar-On

Store Review from A Beautiful Exchange Blog

We have partnered with the fabulous blog A Beautiful Exchange to give you a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Wild Dill! Check out her great review of the Begin Again chameleon puzzle and the adorable Olive & Pickles giraffe rattle and bunny ears teether.

 

*Photo credit A Beautiful Exchange

Under the Sea favorites!

Under the sea picks for your little one! Clothing, toys, and nursery decor.

 

 

April 27, 2015 by Tina Bar-On

Happy Earth Day 2015!

Happy Earth Day 2015! Check out our special offer below, valid only April 22-23rd, 2015!

In honor of Earth Day, learn more about our charitable giving partner: The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation and ways you can support their mission.

 

 

April 22, 2015 by Tina Bar-On

Giving Back: The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation & Wild Dill

 Wild Dill is a proud supporter of the non-profit organization The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation. Starting in 2015 we are now a professional partner providing a share of our profits to this worthy, earth friendly organization.
Check out these great ways to further support their mission:

 

Buy the Home Orchard Handbook  

Buy the Apple Tree Grow Gift Kit

MISSION:

The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation is a nonprofit charity dedicated to planting edible, fruitful trees and plants to benefit the environment and all its inhabitants. Our primary mission is to plant and help others plant a collective total of 18 billion fruit trees across the world (approximately 3 for every person alive) and encourage their growth under organic standards.

FTPF provides support, resources, and guidance for those interested in planting fruit trees and spearheads a variety of planting programs. These programs are aimed at enriching the environment, providing nutritious food sources for wild and rescued animals, and improving human health by bringing delicious, fresh, locally grown raw fruits and vegetables of the highest quality into the lives of all people.

FTPF also seeks to secure land throughout the world with the sole purpose restoring native plant ecosystems with an abundance of fruit trees and plants that benefit the surrounding air, water, and soil and provide food sources for wild animals.

April 09, 2015 by Tina Bar-On

Earth Day Picks for Baby!

Honor Earth Day this April, 22nd and dress up your little one in a Earth themed organic onesie! What do we love about these onesies? Each has a strong earth friendly message, playful prints, bright colors and fairly made with organic cotton. Click here to shop them all

 

 

April 09, 2015 by Tina Bar-On

Easter Themed Gift Guide for the Little Ones

Eco-friendly, non-candy Easter Gift Guide for babies and kids!
April 02, 2015 by Tina Bar-On

Gift Guide: For the Little Ones

Gift Guide week continues with some great natural picks for babies!

Our first pick the  Mezoome Organic Wabbit Blanket was featured in the fabulous Green Child Magazine!

mezoome press green child magazine

We also have some great alternatives to their choices - like this adorable Elephant plush & teether from Olive & Pickles!

And this little buddy cat from Hazel Village..

gracie cat doll

Stay warm during those cool winter nights with this rocket ship hoodie from the fabulous Maxomorra!

space hoodie

November 18, 2014 by Tina Bar-On