Natural Parenting Forum

Share experiences and receive help and advice on mindful parenting, natural remedies and clean living from experts in their field and parents who have been there


Green-washing, health-washing, safe-for-baby-washing and parent-washing

Green-washing is becoming an increasingly well-known term to describe companies who make false or misleading claims around the environmental merits of their products or brands. Similarly, health-washing has [...]

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Why Choose Organic Baby Comforters

Organic baby comforter - Midnight Bunny As soon as babies are old enough to reach out and grab things it’s the start of everything going in their mouths [...]

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Our Cleaner Oceans Pledge and the Global Week for Future

This week is the Global Week for Future. That future belongs to our children. And that future depends on our planet, our home. As people gather all around the world to make a stand against climate change and Greta Thunberg addresses global leaders at this year’s Climate Action Summit, it’s clear that the politicians are failing to act upon the urgent need to protect our planet for future generations. In Greta’s heartfelt address, she pleads “People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tails of eternal economic growth. How dare you?” She goes on to say “the politics and solutions needed are still nowhere in sight”. According to organisation Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) “One marine mammal or sea bird dies every thirty seconds from plastic pollution”

We can no longer afford to wait around for our world leaders to come up with policies to protect our beautiful planet, we must do this for ourselves and we must act fast before it is too late.

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Our ethical manufacturing processes – Visiting our factory

Last week we visited our UK based factory to run through all our products, make improvements where needed and most excitingly, to plan lots of future products to [...]

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The Eco Mama and Baby Fair – The Low Down

As part of our mission to promote natural products for babies and sustainability for the planet, last weekend we hosted the inaugural Eco Mama and Baby Fair in [...]

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Non-toxic play mats: What to look for and what to avoid

Lots of people have been asking us what it means to have a truly non-toxic play mat. Below is a summary of our two years of research on the subject, and why it’s so important.

THE IMPORTANCE OF CHOOSING A NON-TOXIC PLAY MAT

Indoor air quality is up to six times more polluted than outside our homes, even in congested cities! The main contributors to poor air quality inside are soft furnishings, floorings, MDF wood, carpets and curtains, so the choices we make when buying these can have a significant effect on the air that we breath.

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Bedding: It’s all about what’s inside

When choosing sleeping bags, blankets and duvets for your little ones, the outer fabric is very important, but it’s mainly about what’s inside, and here’s why.

As the filling makes up the majority of the fabric, it’s really important that it’s a high quality, natural fibre which is going to help regulate your baby’s temperature. Synthetic fabrics such as polyester inside a duvet or sleeping bag are not breathable and can easily cause overheating and sweaty nights, while not keeping in the warmth on cooler evenings.

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Avoiding plastics – Why it’s important and easy changes you can make to protect your family

Plastics are made up of crude oil and synthetic chemicals. Depending on the type of plastic, and the way it’s used, they vary in terms of toxicity and [...]

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Why fabric choice is so important for babies

Organic and natural fabrics are better for your baby and for the planet. Chemicals that come into contact with your baby’s skin take only 26 seconds to get inside their bodies via their blood. We only use organic fabrics and safe dyes in our products.

Little Earth Baby organic bamboo baby sleeping bags
Our pioneering bamboo wadding sleeping bags are made using 100% organic and natural fabrics.

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What’s in your babies’ products? And why might it matter?

It's a large and potentially daunting topic, but there's mounting evidence about the dangers of certain chemicals and toxins in our every day lives. We strongly believe that keeping babies away from environmental toxins and surrounded by natural products will give them the healthiest possible start in life, so we want to share some of the key points with you.

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