Friday, April 17, 2009

Celebrate Earth Day with your Kids

Earth Day, celebrated April 22, is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment. It is a great time to learn about our planet and how we can take better care of it. Here are some ways you can celebrate Earth Day with your kids this year!

----- Have a picnic and use only locally grown food. This is a great way to teach your kids that produce from local farms and vendors is a “green” way of buying groceries and a fantastic time to introduce your little ones to a local farmer’s market. Look for organic foods while shopping. On your picnic, also be sure to use reusable dinnerware and plates, or paper plates made from recycled products.

----- Take a family bike ride to somewhere you would normally drive. If there is a nearby store or park that you would usually hop in your car to go to, instead ride your bikes to promote gas conservation and pollution reduction. This is a great way to enjoy a family activity together, all the while being environmentally friendly.

----- Plant your own garden! There has never been a better time to plant your own vegetables, due to the economy and the environment, so take the initiative on Earth Day and plant some of your favorite things to eat. Ask people at your local plant nursery for advice on what will grow best in your hometown.

----- Buy organic clothing and products on Earth Day and teach your child about the importance of “going green” when it comes to clothes and other gear. Many stores have “green” clothing items and other products, so when you can buy green, it is a great way to teach your children how to make environmentally sound choices.

Pure and Honest Kids has an entire section on our Web site dedicated to eco-friendly and organic products, so check out here. Our selection includes toys made by companies that support fair trade, organic towels, organic clothing gift sets, organic blankets, eco-friendly diaper bags, organic bib and burp cloth sets, eco-friendly bottles and much, much more! Some of our favorite “green” products are featured below.

Blue Bamboo Footsie and Hat Set
Calling all baby boys! This eco-friendly little footsie and hat set is made from soft & silky bamboo fabric and dyed with an Azo free dye. A whimsical embroidered panda is perched on the chest among printed bamboo that stretches from top to bottom. Snap closure. 70% bamboo, 30% cotton. Machine wash. Comes in pink as well for little girls.

Chocolate Brown Organic Jaquard Blanket
Eco-friendly and truly baby-fabulous! In classic chocolate brown and trimmed in natural, this 100% organic cotton jacquard baby blanket from Kee-Ka makes a great gift for any darling little baby! Made with low-impact dyes, organic cotton and is Fair-Trade certified. Measures 47"x36". Machine wash.

Erbaorganics Baby Body Wash
Super mild and gentle, Erbaorganics baby body wash is the perfect nourishment for baby's delicate skin. A rich organic aloe base forms the foundation for this super mild wash with natural cleansing agents that gently washes away the dirt of the day without over drying or causing irritation. Paraben and SLS free, organic oat extract and organic olive oil combine to create a green and eco-friendly surfactant which gently and effectively cleanses baby's delicate skin. Organic lavender helps soothe irritated skin while organic chamomile calms and relaxes. Erbaorganics donates 15% from your purchase of baby body wash to support the WWO (Worldwide Orphans Foundation). Great to give or receive as a gift! 78% organic. 6 oz bottle.

Wee Go Baby Bottle
Safe. Simple. Smart. Created by a feeding specialist and award-winning designer, the Babylife Wee Go Bottle is beautiful, stylish, safe, developmentally-appropriate and eco-friendly! The glass bottle is totally FREE OF HARMFUL CHEMICALS found in many plastic bottles. The plastic ring contains NO POLY-CARBONATES and is made of FDA-approved and food grade plastic, and is also recyclable. The super chic silicone sleeve helps prevent breakage and bumping and provides a good gripping surface and tactile experience for baby during feedings. Silicone is free of plastics and is 100% NON-TOXIC. 100% silicone, non-toxic, latex-free nipple included but other nipples may also be used. Bisphenol A, PVC and polycarbonate-free. Non-toxic. Boiling water or Dishwasher safe. Holds 9 ounces (260ml). From left to right, Pink, Raspberry, Orange, Yellow, Sky, Ocean.

Organic Long Sleeve Sweet Pea Tee
You're going to love dressing your sweet pea in this adorably cute long sleeve organic cotton shirt. The sweet pea shirt features a lap neck so you can easily dress your baby. Organic baby clothes are machine washable and dryable and packaged in Kee–Ka's signature eco–friendly brown box. Join the moms and dads all over the world who are helping to protect the planet with organic baby clothes. Soft, breathable organic baby clothes from Pure & Honest Kids are made with 100% organic cotton grown without toxic chemicals or pesticides.

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