Jasmin Malik Chua

Jasmin is a word wrangler and TreeHugger writer who lives just across the Hudson in Jersey City, where she indulges in her penchant for cupcakes, zombies, and her search for the perfect soy chai latte. A 12-year veteran of the publishing industry, she has a master of science in biomedical journalism from New York University and a PhD in poopy diapers. Follow Jasmin on Twitter @jasminchua.
Jasmin Malik Chua
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday with Plush Characters from His Classic Books

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday with Plush Characters from His Classic Books

Oh, the places you’ll go with miYim’s Dr. Seuss Eco-Plush Collection. The whole gang’s here: the Cat in the Hat, Horton, and the Lorax, all sprung from the good doctor’s beloved

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ZAZA Handmade Fabric Hammocks Let Little Ones Swing into Lazy Summer Days

ZAZA Handmade Fabric Hammocks Let Little Ones Swing into Lazy Summer Days

Kids will relish the opportunity to while away lazy summer afternoons in one of these ZAZA hammocks, which make not only lovely baby rockers but also play hammocks or swings for older children. Each

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Hand-Carved Wooden Toy Boats by Friendly Fairies Let Kids Sail Into Bathtime Adventures

Hand-Carved Wooden Toy Boats by Friendly Fairies Let Kids Sail Into Bathtime Adventures

Rub-a-dub-dub, what’s floating in your tub? Perhaps one of Friendly Fairies’ handmade wooden boats, which are sea-worthy enough to weather the high seas of your bathwater. Carved in Oregon

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Espace Loggia Creates “Stackable” Rooms For Space-Constrained Kids

Espace Loggia Creates “Stackable” Rooms For Space-Constrained Kids

We frequently extoll the green virtues of small-space living over at Inhabitat, but figuring out how to make limited real estate work for a family can be challenging. EspaceLoggia, a French company

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Smart Kid: A Multifunctional Bedroom Set That Grows With Your Child

Smart Kid: A Multifunctional Bedroom Set That Grows With Your Child

Think of Andensen Furniture’s “Smart Kid” as a child’s bedroom-in-a-box, except that in this instance, the box also happens to be the crib. Made from solid birch and plywood, the

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Bo Ekström’s Fold-Down Nathi Changing Table Saves Space, Backs

Bo Ekström’s Fold-Down Nathi Changing Table Saves Space, Backs

Urban dwellers living in cramped quarters will appreciate Swedish designer Bo Ekström’s Nathi changing table, made from Forestry Stewardship Council certified birch and finished with non-toxic,

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From Washington to Obama: Presidential Toy Blocks by Uncle Goose

From Washington to Obama: Presidential Toy Blocks by Uncle Goose

If President’s Day celebrations are stirring the patriot within you, there’s more than one way to school your tot in our nation’s rich history—without drawing yawns. Uncle Goose has a

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Picnica’s Reusable Tote Doubles as a Stuffed Bunny Toy

Picnica’s Reusable Tote Doubles as a Stuffed Bunny Toy

No matter how you hype them, a reusable bag is a reusable bag. Picnica’s lightweight nylon tote, however, transforms into an adorable stuffed rabbit when it’s not in use. Distract a fidgety

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10 Ridiculous “Pinkwashed” Products That May Actually Cause Breast Cancer

10 Ridiculous “Pinkwashed” Products That May Actually Cause Breast Cancer

Is “pinkwashing” the new greenwashing? Marketers certainly aren’t shy about using breast-cancer awareness to hawk their cause-related wares each October. We’ve rounded up 10

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Wooden Vespa Rocker by Present Time

Wooden Vespa Rocker by Present Time

If you can’t hack your own bespoke Vespa rocking chair, this wooden scooter by Present Time is probably the next best thing. Made from solid wood, the ersatz rocking horse lends a cool, retro vibe

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Makedo Dollhouse Kit Turns Garbage into Architectural Wonders

Makedo Dollhouse Kit Turns Garbage into Architectural Wonders

Who needs Barbie’s Dream House when you can bring your own architectural masterpiece to life? For the aspiring archi-tot in your life, there’s the dollhouse kit from Makedo, an Australian

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miYim Introduces Jane Goodall Wild Animal Toy Collection

miYim Introduces Jane Goodall Wild Animal Toy Collection

We’re positively wild about miYim’s new collaboration with the Jane Goodall Institute. What self-respecting animal lover wouldn’t be? Based on the renowned British primatologist’s

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SNEAK PEEK: Joya Rocker by Monte Design Group

SNEAK PEEK: Joya Rocker by Monte Design Group

There’s nothing grannyish or prissy about Monte’s rocking chair, which was formally unveiled at the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas this week. One cool, collected customer—everything you want to

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DIY: Make a Marble-Run Toy With an Empty Cereal Box

DIY: Make a Marble-Run Toy With an Empty Cereal Box

Forget the essential minerals and vitamins; the real magic happens when the Cheerios are downed and you’re left with an empty cereal box to bend to your will. The crafty dad at Made by Joel

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Model Gisele Bundchen Thinks Breastfeeding “Should Be a Worldwide Law”

Model Gisele Bundchen Thinks Breastfeeding “Should Be a Worldwide Law”

For new mom Gisele Bundchen, breast isn’t just best, it should be mandated by international law. “Some people here think they don’t have to breastfeed,” the Brazilian supermodel

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Junk Food More Than Doubles the Risk of ADHD in Kids, Says New Study

Junk Food More Than Doubles the Risk of ADHD in Kids, Says New Study

Photo by anaulin Take that candy away from that baby—or that child or teenager, for that matter. Junk food, including sweets, highly processed snacks, and fried and takeaway grub, could be causing

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Swedish-Inspired V:King Lawn Game Offers Outdoor Family Fun

Swedish-Inspired V:King Lawn Game Offers Outdoor Family Fun

Your kids aren’t the only ones who need to get outside and play. For an activity the whole family can enjoy, check out V:King, an old-fashioned game that you can play on the lawn, beach, park, or

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Recycled Typography Mobile by Veer

Recycled Typography Mobile by Veer

We admit, we’re just a bunch of design and typography nerds masquerading as parents. So you can imagine how our little geeky hearts soared when we spied Veer’s Typographic Mobile, which the

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