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    Green Baby Shower Gift Ideas

    Baby2 Babies deserve the best when it comes to the food they eat, the toys they play with, the soaps and shampoos they use, and the clothing they wear. Their immature organs and immune systems make them more susceptible to the impacts chemicals can have on development, learning, and overall health, so child safety should be your Number One priority in the 'green' baby shower gift department.

    How about these kid-safe options?

    Food. Organic baby food minimizes baby's exposure to pesticide residues while providing extra helpings of vitamins and minerals. Give the DIY-parent a small blender or food processor, a set of reusable glass jars with lids, and a link to the Wholesome Baby Food website for homemade grub baby will love. For organic parents with no time to cook, Earth Best's First Foods Gift Pack offers a nice introduction.

    Toys. Recent revelations that toys made in China contain hazardous chemicals rightly worry many parents. None of us would willingly expose our kids to lead or kerosene, yet those are some of the toxins that have turned up in toys as common as Thomas the Tank Engine and Dora the Explorer. Start babies off right with the safest toys available: ones made from organic cotton, recycled wood and lead-free paints.

    Soaps and Shampoos. Babies and toddlers don't need much powder, body lotion, perfume, moisturizer, or baby wash, though a little ointment to help prevent diaper rash is always appreciated. A mild shampoo sans synthetic fragrance and phthalates comes in handy, too. In the past, I've filled a reusable shopping bag with fragrance-free organic and plant-based body wash and shampoo formulated especially for babies, along with an organic cotton towel and a safe rubber ducky.

    Clothing. Conventionally-made baby clothes may be treated with a surprising array of toxic chemicals, including fire retardants and formaldehyde. A healthier alternative? T-shirts, socks, shirts and sweaters made from organic cotton and bamboo. You'll find a lot of options if you search "organic baby clothes" on the Web. If you'd rather browse the racks, try the organic options at Target and Wal-Mart.

    Need to find a gift for someone who has grown-up? Find more gift ideas for all ages as well as green gift-wrapping tips here.

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    Industrial Supplies

    this is great advice for a baby shower - it used to be - if you didnt know what to get them - get them diapers and wet wipes, but now it seems everyone is being conscience of the throw away diapers and the harm it places on the environment and are moving towards disposable.

    Industrial Supplies

    non - disposable - i meant =)

    Carissa

    These are some great tips! I had NEVER thought of this stuff to give to new mothers. I will have to try it out at my nephew's baby shower :)

    Elaiine

    How come there is no mention of cloth diapers. Just type in cloth diapers on any web search page and you'll find all kind of great cloth diapers that work really well. Wouldn't it be great if at baby shower's other moms helped the new mom know how to breastfeed and brought cloth diapers as gifts. First ask the mother if they would be willing to breastfeed or use cloth diapers.

    baby food

    Yes, it is quite right that babies deserve the best healthy life. When it comes to baby food, I would like to add that it is the moct important area. Specially, organic baby food is prepared from organically grown materials and prepared in a very safe and sterile environment, to ensure that your child has no chance of any exposure to harmful chemical substances. Organic baby food contains all the ingredients that are needed by your baby to grow up healthily. In fact, you can even choose to make your own food. Doing so helps you sleep safe and sound as you know exactly what your baby ate today, where it came from, and if it indeed is beneficial to your child body since you can chose the ingredients with care.

    baby shower gifts

    The baby shower tips are great. Definitely should be read to know about that.

    MAC

    Look into Zaria & Bella's Gift Shop located at 135 Jay Street, in Schenectady. Also online!

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