What is a Green Childcare Product and Why Does it Matter?
As new mums and dad’s, you’re probably getting overwhelmed with lots of different advice, terms, and information that you hardly know where to start! But that’s okay – being a parent is an educational journey, and we’re here to help. In this article, we’re looking at green or eco-friendly childcare products, what those terms really mean, and why they matter.
What makes a childcare product green?
‘Green’ is a catch-all term for products and services that don’t cause harm to the planet or you during their manufacture or use. That’s quite a broad term and it means different things for a lot of products and services, but it generally means that these products have most (if not all) of the following qualities:
- Grown or created without using toxic chemicals
- Manufactured without artificial colourants, artificial preservatives, or harmful additives
- Has a low or zero carbon footprint
- Has a low or zero plastic footprint
- Uses eco-friendly and recyclable or biodegradable packaging
- Uses local, sustainable ingredients or materials
- Can be recycled, is biodegradable or compostable, and has no damaging effect on the environment
So, in terms of childcare products, a green childcare product would be made from locally sourced, sustainable ingredients, that contains no harmful chemicals or preservatives, and is safe for the environment and water table.
Why green childcare products are best for your bub
So, it’s easy to see why green childcare products are beneficial to the environment, but what about your child and your family?
Firstly, these products are very pure and very gentle because they contain no harsh chemicals. The ingredients and materials are farmed without the use of chemical pesticides and herbicides and are processed in a world-class hygienic facility. This means that you get all the cleaning power you need for sticky fingers and spills on linen without the risks of rashes and skin irritation.
These pure and organic plant extracts and essential oils also nourish and protect sensitive skin without stripping away natural oils, making them ideal for bubs that have sensitive skin, cradle cap, eczema, allergies, or any other skin irritation.
Using an organic and natural laundry liquid also helps your bub, protecting and softening the delicate fibres of linens and clothing so that they are breathable and soft against your little one’s skin. These products use natural antibacterial plant-based ingredients, making sure that every item is germ-free without damaging the fibres.
Lastly, protecting the environment means that your little one will grow up in a less polluted, more natural, and safer world filled with the beauty of nature!
Looking for green childcare and baby care products in Australia?
KidsBliss offers a lovely range of natural and organic baby care products that adults, kids, and newborns love. Not only are they made with the best natural ingredients, but they’re also vegan-friendly, cruelty-free, biodegradable, and greywater safe. Gentle on skin and delightful to smell, our products nourish your little one, make bedtime blissful, and help them thrive.