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  • Breastfeeding Tips for New Mums

    Breastfeeding can be a bit tricky at first. After all, you’ve just gone through the most amazing experience of giving birth to a precious new life, and you’re probably somewhat overwhelmed at the moment. So, firstly, remember what you’ve already learned and ask for the nurse’s help before you leave ...

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  • Why Buy Organic Kid’s Clothes?

    Buying organic kid’s clothing is essential to your child’s health, just like eating healthy food and getting plenty of exercise outdoors. This is because the clothing industry uses vast quantities of toxic chemicals to produce both natural and synthetic materials. These toxins run off into the environment and water supplies ...

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  • Real Toys – No Plastic!

    With all the excitement of a new baby in the family, the first thing friends and relatives want to do is bring a gift of some sort. Often, that gift is a plastic toy. The trouble is, plastic toys, particularly ones made in China, can be a source of dangerous ...

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  • Make Your Own Natural DIY Playdough

    Kids love playdough. It’s squishy, soft, colourful and pliable. They love the texture and the shapes they can mould and roll out. Fortunately, it’s so easy and enjoyable to make your own DIY playdough! It’s a wonderful non-toxic substitute that is also more affordable. Kids enjoy helping, and it only ...

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  • Fun, Non-Toxic Indoor Kid’s Activities and Crafts

    It’s time to get crafty with the kids! Knowing what to do with your young children when they’re home all day in winter can be challenging. After all, there’s only so much screen time you want them to have. So, here’s a list of fun and creative kid’s activities that ...

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  • The Best Non-Toxic Rain Gear for Kids

    It’s lovely to see kids getting out and about even in the wet, running around and enjoying splashing in their rain gear. It’s a carefree scene of innocence and play. However, did you know that most kids’ rain gear is a source of toxic chemicals? In fact, most rain gear ...

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  • The Best Organic Stuffed Animals

    Stuffed animals, dolls and teddy bears are essential for your child. They offer great comfort and companionship. Known by psychologists as ‘transitional objects’, stuffed animals are acknowledged as a vital part of a child’s development. But, many mass-produced stuffed toys contain toxic chemicals associated with dermatitis, hormone disruption, and cancer. ...

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  • How to Create a Non-Toxic Nursery

    Preparing for the arrival of a new baby is a precious time. As the big day draws nearer, the excitement builds, and so does the mother’s need to have everything ready. This nesting instinct becomes focussed on creating the perfect nursery. There’s much to do! For instance, deciding on room ...

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  • World Environment Day 2022: Plastic Free Products for Our Children

    World Environment Day is June 5. It’s a day that promotes worldwide environmental awareness and the need for change. One thing we can all do is move towards a plastic-free lifestyle. Here’s what the UN says: “The foods we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the ...

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  • Mindful Kids Parties: Moving Away From Disposables and Gifts

    Is it time to rethink kids’ birthday parties? Traditionally, when we think of young kids’ birthday parties, we imagine cake, colourful paper décor and tables groaning with sweet food. In addition, there’s the party games and birthday gifts. All this is dished up with disposable plates, bowls and plastic cutlery. ...

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  • Packing Up And Packing Light: Eco-Friendly Travel Tips For Families

    Most new parents will be familiar with the chaos that ensues when trying to get out of the house, even just going shopping. Nothing quite prepares you for the sheer amount of organisation involved with such a seemingly simple task with a new baby! However, in time, you’ll get the ...

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  • Why Buy Sustainable Clothes for Kids?

    Sustainable is a word we hear every day. But how does it apply to kids’ clothes, and why is it beneficial? Essentially, buying sustainable products means minimising the impact of production on the environment and creating a fairer system. For fabrics, this means environmentally-friendly growth and manufacturing and the proper ...

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