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Serena & Lily has new organic crib linens, made with formaldehyde-free dyes. There are four patters, from the retro Maggie to the outdoorsy Dylan. A crib set includes crib sheet, skirt and bumper, for $589 at FF - Wendy Gee! 2, Greenwich WP – The Kids’ Room, Scarsdale QP – Petite Pram, Cedarhurst BK – Living Quarters BAP – Kid’s Supply Store www.serenaandlily.com.
A Change in Changing Pads
You may use cloth diapers, organic emollients on your child, and green cleaning products throughout your home, but chances are, you have a plastic coated changing pad. Baby OHM seeks to change that. The yoga-inspired mat is made of biodegradable, non-toxic organic cotton, with no PVC, latex or chloride. In pink or blue. $19.99 at www.zo-li.com.
BPA and phthalates in plastic baby bottles have inspired a return to glass, but glass is breakable. Silikids has silicone sleeves that slide over bottles and protect them from breakage. The dishwasher-safe sleeves also allow baby to get a better grip. $6.95 for a four-ounce bottle and $8.95 for an eight-ounce bottle. www.silikids.com.
Clean and Green
All-natural bath products for kids can be fun. Tiny Tillia has Head to Toe Foamy Wash ($4.99), a cucumber and mango based cleanser that has no parabens. There are also bath gels ($.99) and animal-themed bath mitts and sponges ($4.99). And for those who like a dose of celebrity with their eco hand sanitizer ($4.99), Tillia founder is Tiffant Lerman, daughter of Jackie Collins. At Kitson or Target, or at www.shoptillia.com.
Tired of a growing carbon footprint with plastic water bottles? ZeroWater has a gravity fed filter that fits in its own pitcher and removes all chemicals from treated water. This makes tap water as pure as bottled water, with no lead, chlorine, or mercury. The ZeroWater Pitcher comes with a tester so you can measure the safety of your water. When it rises above zero, it is time to change the filter (the filter lasts a varying amount of time, depending on how clean the water was to start). The pitcher is $39.99 and two replacement filters are $29.99 at Home Depot or www.zerowater.com.