Ethical Products for Kids

More and more people are becoming concerned about the environment and how what we buy affects it. This includes kid's toys.

If you are looking to buy building blocks that are made out of recycled packaging then look at the option of buying You Play Box. These are components that are made out of used yogurt containers. The single serving plastic containers have been designed so that they can be locked and snapped together to create different things such as cars.

Another green item is the Eco Friendly Cardboard furniture that is made by Metrocs. This furniture is also interlockable and folds up into blocks that can be stowed away. This environmental furniture is not new. It was originally designed in 1965 by Riki Watanabe and it has recently been revived for sale by the Metropolitan Gallery in Tokyo. This is furniture was inspired by origami and is made completely out of folded paper. It is safe because it does not have adhesives or nails. Once assembled the chairs are so strong they can also support the weight of an adult.

You can also now buy Pre-Fab playhouses that are made out of recycle wood, plastic and canvas. Kiddo Cabana is an example of a designer making this type of play shelter. Some of the styles of these eco-playhouses include windows, shelves for serving lemonade to outsiders and built-in tables on the inside. You can custom order one of these Owls to be made from of your old blankets or sweaters from the green artisans at Night Owl Paper Goods.

The Eco-friendly Orbit Baby System is an earth smart stroller made out of recycled fabric and PVC –free rain shields. However it also has a neat aspect to it because the actual crib on it can be twisted and lifted so that it rolls 360 degrees. It also lifts out of the stroller and turns into a car seat.

Another interesting toy I have run across lately is the NightOwl Paper Godos Owl Plushie. This is a little soft statue of an Owl that is made entirely from recycled paper and repurposed sweaters from thrift stores. They eyes are made from old book pages and wooden pegs.

Another nifty eco product is the Transformer Bunny Bags. These are big nylon totes by the company Picnica that can be manipulated so that it turns into a giant stuffed bunny.

As a mom I can't help but marvel at what a wonderful time we live in that we can be offered so many great products to help us take care of our kids while at the same time taking care of the earth!