Celebrate an Eco-Friendly Holiday Season with Baby!

By BabyEcos , Friday,December 1, 2017
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Celebrate this winter holiday season with your family while also showing love to the planet.

It’s never too early to set a positive example of sustainable practices for your little one.Here are some tips to help your baby’s holiday stay fun and eco - friendly!

For gift - giving, wrapping paper is used once and then thrown away.In fact, it’s thrown away so much that all that waste could wrap around the earth nine times!You can help reduce this waste by wrapping with recycled options like:

  • Old newspaper
  • Book pages from a book you no longer read
  • A decorated paper grocery bag
  • An old cloth for a unique gift wrap

Delicious food is one of the best parts of winter parties that your baby will surely enjoy!You can help reduce food waste by:

  • Turning a holiday dinner into a baby food puree
  • Preparing your meal far in advance to avoid buying too much
  • Composting leftovers for your garden

You have a growing baby, spread the holiday cheer by donating baby items you no longer use.There are a lot of families that could use help this year and donating helps them and the planet by reducing waste.

  • Find a gift donation and drop off clean used toys
  • Donate baby clothes instead of throwing them away to mothers in need
  • Donate extra packaged baby food items

Enjoy spending time with your family and creating a warm, festive, and eco - friendly home this December!

First Thanksgiving With Baby

By BabyEcos , Wednesday,November 1, 2017
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Happy November, the kickoff month for the end-of-the-year holidays! November and December are jam-packed with holiday fun for you and your little one. If this is your baby’s first Thanksgiving, don’t worry—we’ve got you covered with tips to help it go smoothly.

Plan your day

If you want to split the day between two homes, plan it out in advance. If one side of the family likes to host Thanksgiving brunch and the other dinner—perfect! You can take time in between both events to let baby nap and to take a break yourself. However, if you want to make it to two Thanksgiving dinners, plan on spending at least two hours at each.

Wear something nursing-friendly

If you’re nursing, finding an easy outfit to wear in the winter can be a challenge. Wrap dresses provide a lot of flexibility with easy access, and you can pair it with a nice cardigan and leggings if it’s cold. Tops with zippers or buttons, or stretchy sweaters, might be your best bet for a smooth Thanksgiving while nursing.

Prep baby’s food

You can make some Thanksgiving purees the night before so baby won’t go hungry. Try to get festive with pumpkin, squash and cranberry flavors. You can take the purees along with you in a cooler bag, especially if you’re travelling house to house.

Manage family time

This might be the first time that some family members are meeting your little one. This means they might constantly ask to hold your baby throughout the gathering. Going from person to person can cause stress for your baby, who might be getting tired from a long day. If your baby is new to all the attention, try to kindly let family members know when your little one needs a break.

Save leftovers

Even babies love Thanksgiving food! Save the turkey, sweet potatoes, veggies, and stuffing for baby for later. Some of these foods will be soft enough for baby on their own, while others can be blended down into a nice puree.

Tips for a greener Halloween!!

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3 Fun & Healthy Halloween Snacks for Kids

By BabyEcos , Sunday, October 1, 2017

It’s Halloween season! Finally you can enjoy delicious snacks with a spooky theme. If you’re looking for healthy alternatives for your kids, you’re in luck! We’ve crafted a list of our favorite healthy Halloween treats from around the web just for you and your kids to enjoy.

To me, Halloween means candy corn! I always make sure to have a big bowl of candy corn in my home every year. It’s become a tradition for many families because of its sweet, chewy texture and bright fall colors. These fun Candy Corn Popsicles from Chew Chew Mama are big, refreshing version of my favorite Halloween treat—and healthier for little ones too.

To make them, you just need some popsicle molds, organic juices and yogurt. It’s an easy recipe that your kids will love!

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Have you ever noticed that clementines look like little pumpkins? This sweet cross between a mandarin and an orange makes a great healthy snack for kids, and the best part is you can easily decorate them just like a Halloween pumpkin! Jack-o-clementines are easy to make with a black permanent marker and a bag of clementines, which are in season right now. Let your kids get creative and draw fun Halloween faces on their cute little clementines to display for Halloween or send to school for a yummy festive snack.

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Halloween is all about ghosts, monsters and witches. These Pretzel Witch Brooms are easy to make with pretzels and cheese sticks – a kid favorite combo! Little ones can help with this recipe too – as you prepare the cheese, they can add the pretzel. Kids love to eat what they help make!


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With all the less-than-healthy sweets that kids eat during the Halloween season, these snacks will help you add a little healthy fun!

4 Ways to Prepare Your Home for a New Baby

By BabyEcos , Friday,September 1, 2017
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Congratulations! Your little bundle of joy is almost ready to meet the world. As your belly grows, so does the need for new baby gear to fill your home. Here are some steps help welcome your little one for the big day and keep you calm and organized during this big transition.

Load your fridge and freezer with prepared meals

Make it easier on yourself by meal prepping! You might be too tired to cook three meals a day for yourself once you’re looking after a little one. Even if you just meal prep one meal or a few snacks, you’ll thank yourself later when you’re not hungry and tired at the same time.

Plan your wardrobe in advance

Plan a couple of outfits that you’d be comfortable wearing around the house after your first few weeks after birth. Leggings paired with a flowy shirt will help your body breathe and allow you to move around easily without discomfort. This will end up being an energy saver in the morning, just like meal prep! Just fold the outfits in your closet and have them ready to go for when you arrive home after delivery.

Stock up on cleaners that are safer for baby

A new baby means new messes around the house. Save yourself trips to the store by stocking up on a few months’ worth of cleaners made with safer ingredients. Baby ECOS™ has great options for laundry, fruit and veggie washing and cleaning messy surfaces.

Get organized with storage space

Now that you’ve prepared for baby, where do you put all the stuff? A messy nursery and house might create additional stress once your baby is born. Use an easy organization system (lots of tape and labels!) that helps you quickly get to the items you need and keep the items you don’t need out of eyesight until you do.

Fall in Love With Fall at Home

By BabyEcos , Tuesday, August 1, 2017
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Uh oh, summer is coming to a close and fall is on the horizon. Even though you might miss the sunshine, I’m sure you’re looking forward to the pumpkin spice and Halloween costumes right around the corner. Here are some tips to transform your home into the perfect fall refuge.

Get fall-scented candles

Nothing says fall like the scent of pumpkin, cinnamon and vanilla. Get fall-scented candles to make your house stand out to your guests and put them in a festive mood. Look at social enterprises with a good cause that sell eco-friendly candles.

Look up fall recipes

If you love cooking, try a few new recipes this fall. To be environmentally conscious, consider trying a plant-based alternative to one of your favorite meat dishes. You can make healthier Halloween candy with pretzels, vegan marshmallows and cacao nibs.

Get crafty

Something about fall just makes me think of crafts. Consider making a Halloween costume from scratch this year and reuse old materials you have, or check out your local thrift store. You can be creative and help eliminate waste from a landfill by upcycling materials.

Tips For Traveling With Baby

By BabyEcos , Saturday,July 1, 2017
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If you like to jet set, don’t be scared away from travel if you need to bring your children along. If you’re a new mom, the thought of flying with an infant can bring a lot of anxiety. Here are some quick tips to help soothe some of the anxiety you might have about a flight with your baby.

Pack smart

Pack any diaper-changing supplies into a smaller bag within your diaper bags (diaper, changing pad and wipes). When it’s time to change a diaper, it’s easy to grab and go without digging through a packed bag with a wet and fussy baby!

Bring a toy

If you have a toddler, bring along an activity for them to play with so they don’t get too restless on the plane. A coloring book is easy to pack in a backpack and is quiet. You can also search for smart phone apps made for toddlers to play with. Don’t forget to bring your baby-friendly headphones, just in case the app is noisy! There are many cordless headphones designed to be safer for little ones.

Snacks are a must

Snacks at the airport are priced much higher than your local convenience store. It’s also harder to find healthy options at the airport where fast food is abundant. Before you leave for the airport, prep some apple slices, celery and travel pouch applesauce!

Bring calming music

Some planes offer inflight music entertainment, but just in case they don’t, make a soothing music playlist for you and your little ones (if they're old enough). Don’t forget baby’s special headphones!

Don’t panic if they cry

Don’t be embarrassed if your child cries on his first airplane ride. Most people on the plane have been there before with their own kids and aren’t thinking less of you. Stay calm and keep working on soothing your baby. Babies usually settle after a few trips up and down the aisle, and it’s great to get a mid-flight stretch for you as well.

Why You Should Shop Local

By BabyEcos , Thursday, June 1, 2017
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If you’re making changes to be more environmentally friendly, you can start with your kitchen. You don’t have to change what you buy, but changing where you buy can reduce your carbon footprint. If you check online, your community or a nearby one probably has a local farmer's market.

Local food is in season

When you buy locally you’re more aware of what’s produced seasonally, and seasonal produce tastes the best! Shop locally to get in touch with the variety of foods your community grows all year.

Supporting local farmers also supports your local economy

When you buy local, you empower your nearby farmers who are growing organic food. They’re competing against non-organic farmers who are able to produce fruit and veggies at a much lower price point. Show your local farmers that you appreciate their efforts to bring healthy food into your community by buying from them whenever you can. You’re adding money back into your local economy by doing so.

Eating local reduces your carbon footprint

Produce is shipped from all over the world to your closest grocery store. When you buy from a conventional grocery store, you might be getting food that indirectly releases tons of carbon dioxide to transport via air or truck. When you shop locally, you reduce transport time and your carbon footprint.

Building community

Shopping locally, especially at a weekly farmer’s market, might build community! Soon you’ll get used to saying hi to the man at the honey stand and might even even make friends with the fresh squeezed juice seller. When you show up to shop regularly, you’ll help make your community stronger.