Soothe your conscious with our ethically-sound, environmentally-friendly mum and baby must-haves.
Shopping makes us feel good. Being kind to the planet and all its inhabitants makes us feel good too. So in this section we thought we'd put them together. (We're clever like that). Check it out for essential conscious-soothing purchases for mum and baby, whether ethical, green, or fair-trade.
Teaching kids how to tie shoe laces can be a drag. I think my kids can wait until they are Uni before they learn after all. But admittedly they can’t be squeezing their feet into mini Velcro un-trendy shoes forever. At some point they’ll need to have lace-ups. Before a wave of panic rushes through you, check out HICKIES - the best “laces” ever for kids (or adults!).
Kids love novelty toys. Parents love encouraging their kids to write. So merge the two together and what do you get? Smencils! Yup, these gourmet scented No. 2 pencils are made from 100% recycled newspapers and are guaranteed to be smelling fresh for up to 2 years.
All kids (girls and boys) love a good ole’ doll’s house but like everything else nowadays, it’s time for even our doll’s house to become environmentally friendly. So check out the Greendoll House with furniture by PlanToys, complete with a wind turbine, a solar cell panel and electric inverter for generating electricity.
This great looking dollhouse also includes a rain barrel for collecting rain and a blind that can adjust the amount of sunlight and air circulation (heaven’s forbid the dolls should get over exposed to sunlight!). It also comes complete with a full set of 5 eco furniture rooms including: living room, kitchen, bathroom, master bedroom and children’s bedroom and is manufactured from sustainable rubberwood and has been finished using non-toxic water based dyes.
On sale for £128 from Amazon.
FLAMEDISK, A BETTER AND GREENER ALTERNATIVE TO CHARCOAL FOR YOUR BBQ
The summer is nearly upon us and I can smell the burnt burgers from here. Here’s a BBQing product that takes literally seconds to heat up and is so easy to use that even I could do it! No more waiting over 30 mins for the coals to heat up and no more messy soot to clear up after the BBQ. Thanks to the FlameDisk, a revolutionary new heat source which looks like a flying saucer but does the job of charcoal, we can now get succulent flame-grilled tasting burgers without the hassle. So no more moaning kids waiting ages for their food. Whip out the sausages, burgers and buns and don’t forget the marshmallows. It’s grill-tastic.
P.S. The FlameDisk produces 99% less carbon monoxide than charcoal and is recyclable!