Our family isn’t perfect, but we have slowly been making little switches in our house to try and be more green. One of them being with our kids car seats. Did you know that most car seats have fire retardant chemicals?! Fire retardants are not only harmful for babies because of the toxins, but they are also harmful for the environment.
One of our favorite sustainable car seats is the Maxi-Cosi PureCosi Mico XP Max. Their new fabric, PureCosi, meets flammability standards without the use of added fire-retardant chemicals. That means baby is protected from toxins while reducing the accumulation of PBDE’s and PFAD in the environment! They meet flammability standards through material and design choice, not with added chemicals. The seats are also made with high quality fabric and they are removable and washable (that’s a must when you have messy kids)!
Being more conscious of the way your kids products are made and what they are made with is just one way you can work towards being more sustainable.
Ways Your Family Can Go Green
Use reusable straws
Drink from a refillable water bottle
Shut off lights and electronics when they’re not in use
Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth to save water
Skip disposable cups, plates, and utensils
Shop with reusable bags
Compost food scraps
Make your own baby food (and use glass jars)
Buy sustainable/non-toxic/BPA Free kids products (furniture, car seats, mattress, etc.)
Use cloth diapers or bamboo made
Say “no” to fire-retardant chemicals
Ride a bike, walk, or carpool with friends to cutdown on carbon pollution
Hang a birdhouse or bee habitat in your backyard to protect pollinators and keep your local ecosystem healthy