Orange Power is 100% Australian owned and produces household cleaning products that are palm oil free (they use coconut oil and other no-palm based alternatives) and environmentally responsible. The ‘Aware’ laundry product range is formulated for allergy prone people with sensitivity issues with harsh chemicals. So sensitive skin is now no longer an excuse to avoid helping out with the laundry! See for yourself as we trial the Aware laundry product range.
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Pyjamas make a great present. Light and unbreakable if you are sending overseas, and just about everyone needs them. Now if you could add Australian made and giving to charity into the mix, then what more could you want? Catnaps children’s PJs and the charity Child Wise (Australia’s leading international child protection charity) have partnered up. So for every pair of children’s pyjamas you buy, $5 will be donated to Child Wise. Cute and original these presents just keep on giving. With classy designs including sharks, animals, stars etc and long and short PJs and nighties, there is something for all seasons.
Getting ready for our third baby in early 2013, we are once again in the market for nappy creams and lotions with natural and gentle ingredients. So when Weleda approached us with some baby product samples we jumped at the chance.
If you are interested in finding out more about Weleda’s Mother and Baby range and sampling some of their gorgeous sustainable products then read on
The shops are already full of Christmas decorations. Santa can be found in every shopping centre and kids are getting excited. Its a time of giving, receiving, creating tonnes of rubbish and overeating. But not to be totally bah-humbug its also a great excuse to get creative with the kids. Check out www.ecotoys.com.au for some great ideas for creating Christmas decorations. Start saving your loo roll holders for the great eco-Christmas Crackers!
I felt like a bit of a scrooge this Christmas. Presents for my 2 year old consisted of things she needed, like a new toothbrush and a toddler cutlery set. However, when she spent most of the holidays playing with a cardboard box and bubble wrap, I realised that she would not be emotionally damaged from my meagre gift giving.
Naturopath Su-Lin Sze talks to us about some of the highly controversial substances which are readily used in baby products. She provides a summary of some of the latest research into substances which can be detrimental to the health of your baby and offers some great advice on how to select better and healthier products for you and your baby.
I have a love – hate relationship with disposable nappies. I feel guilty about using them, but they are totally invaluable in many situations and it would seem I am not alone. So when we did the callout for testers to trial the Nature Babycare eco-disposable nappies, we were inundated with volunteers. The popular brands Huggies and Babylove perform well, so to bring a new disposable nappy out which can compete with the price and performance of these brands, and bring eco-credentials into the mix is a pretty tall order. We have finished our nappy trial and the results are surprising. Find out how our testers got on.
The latest trial results are in. The Little Takas testing panel have been scrutinising these little gems for the past couple of months. All panel members stated that they would use these nappies again and recommend them to friends. The main points of difference with these nappies was the soft texture and fit, particularly around the legs. So if you are interested in these eco disposable nappies check out what the testers had to say about Little Takas.