6 Great Plastic-Free Products for Children
Our Quick Guide to Natural & Plastic-Free Products for the Kids
You don't need to look too far when searching for eco-friendly essentials for children
Shopping for the kids may seem daunting when trying to switch in plastic-free products to your home, but it's not as scary as it seems. Starting with some basic items will help you begin the journey. Here are 6 great products to get you started.
Baby Soap & Shampoo
A buttermilk baby soap and shampoo is designed for babies and sensitive skin. It's made with limited natural ingredients and moisturises the skin subtly, and has no harsh chemicals. This soap bar can last for months, too. It's wonderful.
Storytelling can be pivotal in a child's development and it's important for children to read stories that have positive lessons running through them. From rainforest sustainability to protecting our oceans, the Wild Tribe Heroes series is full of beautiful illustrations and great messages. Children's books are an easy plastic-free product to shop for.
Reusable Cloth Wipes
It has been reported the UK uses an estimated 11 billion baby wipes each year, which is an environmental disaster. The majority of wipes are made from non-biodegradable plastic and are one of the main causes of sewage blockages. Think about swapping in plastic-free products like reusable cloth wipes, which are made from natural and sustainable materials. You'll never look back.
Bamboo Kids Toothbrush
While not 100% plastic free, as the bristles are made up of 38% nylon, a child's bamboo toothbrush is naturally anti-bacterial, packaged plastic free and is a great eco friendly option. Once the toothbrush is finished with, just snap off the head and put it into an eco brick. You can recycle the bamboo handle easily.
Plastic-free plasters will biodegrade between one and two months, and will save our landfill from a barrage of waste. Patch children's plasters are made from organic bamboo fibres and are hypoallergenic, which makes them ideal for sensitive skin. This is an essential plastic-free product for every kitchen and bathroom.
Multi-Coloured Silicone Straws
A lot of restaurants and cafes now stock up on plastic-free straws and provide alternatives that are made from cardboard. But many don't, so it's a good idea to carry your own. Reusable silicone straws will last you forever if taken care of and the kids will love them. They're colourful, strong, durable, food-grade standard and they come with a lovely travel pouch.
Children won't know the importance of plastic-free products unless they are educated at an early stage. Mixing in books, toothbrushes and every day household items will ensure a great start to a child's plastic-free journey.
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