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There is no greater joy in life than the experience of raising a child. From the moment a baby is born, everyone wants to hold and touch them and take in their sweet, sweet scent. It isn’t difficult to keep a baby’s skin soft and supple, and there are tons of wonderful products on the market today that will help you do so.

In recent years, we have seen a trend of people doing their best to ‘green’ their homes.  When many of us think of greening our homes, we think of things like recycling, buying sustainably grown food, and looking for products that are natural and free of chemicals. These things are all important, but sometimes it’s the little things that make the biggest impact in the long run. This is why it is important to do everything in our power to reduce our carbon footprint, even when it comes to caring for our newborn baby.

As any parent can attest to, it is a lot of responsibility to care for and raise a child. When you throw in the added pressure of making sure you teach them the difference between right and wrong and the importance of the environment, things can get overwhelming, to say the least. Thankfully, there are tons of wonderful, eco-friendly, natural, and organic products available today that will make greening your baby’s care routine much easier.

Here are a few easy tips that should help you green your child’s daily care routine in no time:

  • Switch out their toothpaste and toothbrush. Your child’s teeth and oral hygiene are of the utmost importance, so why mess around with mediocre products? There are a host of great products out there that will allow you to keep your child’s delicate mouth and teeth clean, without the harsh chemicals. From this simple tooth gel from Weleda to eco-friendly toothbrushes that get your kiddo’s teeth cleaner with less environmental impact, there are many great options.
  • Protect their skin. It is no secret that the skin of babies, toddlers, and children is sensitive, which is why you should take extra care when deciding what products to use on them. When it comes to protecting their skin from the sun, it is imperative that you use safe products that are free of chemicals.
  • Bathe them with care. Baths are super important to the care routine of babies and growing children. And because of this, it is important that you pay attention to what products you are using to bathe your kiddos. There are lots of natural, organic options when it comes to getting your baby clean, while calming them at the same time. From herbal baby bath products that soothe the skin to this awesome calming milk bath, your options are endless!
  • Go fragrance free. This is especially true for newborns. Unfortunately, fragrances found in baby lotions, shampoos, creams, and powders are oftentimes full of harsh chemicals may smell nice but that aren’t good for a baby’s skin. Instead of these products, try using a nourishing oil or fragrance-free, natural lotion that will get the job done, without all the nasty chemicals.

These are just a few wonderful ways that you can change up your child’s care routine and have less of an impact on the environment. In doing so, you will not only be doing your baby a favor, but helping to reduce their carbon footprint, which is a wonderful thing to instill at such an early age!

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By Earth911

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