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 one-of-a-kind, fully reversible hammock is handmade from industry surplus cotton fabrics. Plus, it comes equipped with heavy-duty professional ropes and carabiners for hanging indoors or out, along with a matching carrier for portability. Know next to nothing about setting up a hammock? Don’t worry, Robyna includes instructions, as well as extra ropes, just in case.
Full of vitamins, proteins, iodine and other goodness, these zero-energy rolls are super healthy, tasty and crunchy. The combination of garden vegetables with the nori’s marine flavor makes these rolls a great salad alternative. A fun recipe for making with kids, for taking out on a picnic or for throwing a unique party where guests can make their own roll version as they like. Read on to learn how to add this tasty dish to your mealtime repertoire and see how easy it is to become a sushi chef in six simple steps!
Eco-minded families aren't the only people who aren't wearing enough sunscreen. Many families fail when it comes to the proper use of sunscreen. However, visit any green parenting forum, and you'll see excuse after excuse about why green families specifically don't wear sunscreen, or why they limit their sunscreen use to only on an occasional basis. I'm guessing sunscreen is such a huge issue with green parents because they tend to be more concerned with chemicals, holistic care and safety than some other parenting populations. It's smart to be concerned with chemicals and safety, but if your eco-ethics and beliefs are keeping you from wearing sunscreen, that's not good news. Sun damage is a very real health concern. Keep reading to learn eight common excuses that keep green families from wearing sunscreen, and find out why these excuses are dead wrong and dangerous.
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The children of Denmark are about to become the envy of every kid on the planet. The International School of Billund will open its doors in August as the world’s very first LEGO school. The institution is the idea of the toy’s owner (and grandson of the founder of LEGO), multi-billionaire Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen. Students will learn under standards set by the international baccalaureate (IB) with the Danish school system alongside LEGO’s emphasis on fun and playful engagement.
Whether you’re heading to your swimming pool, the local lake, or the beach, being prepared for a day of swimming with the kiddos is a must. In addition to slathering on a safe and natural sunscreen, don’t leave home without these 6 eco-friendly essentials, from swim-shirts to beach bags, to gear up for a day when your family will be making a splash. Keep your kids entertained with the best green water and sand toys from handmade wooden sailboats to equipment that will help them build a dream sandcastle. Got a tiny tot in your entourage? Here’s a list of 6 reusable swim diapers for babies and toddlers. These cheery organic cotton sun hats will keep baby protected and cool, and this adorable organic nautical hat for your babe is chic and reversible. Children will love toweling off with these cute and personable hooded animal towels from 3 Sprouts. And these organic terry cloth beach cover-ups will help little ones dry off quickly. If you’ve got a mermaid lover on your hands, give her the gift of Merfins so she can channel her inner mermaid. If your older kids want to try something new and exciting at the beach, read our story on how to bodyboard with your kids on your summer vacation, and before heading into the ocean, check the water quality.
It’s not often you find an organic stuffed toy for under $15. Luckily, Under the Nile is offering affordable, cuddly plush toys for green tots with their new collection of cute Scrappy Dogs. These
With summer right around the corner, your family is bound to start accumulating an onslaught of T-shirts from summer camp, sports games and volunteering events. Even if you try to avoid freebie Tees,
Eleven-year-old Zachary Maxwell, a fourth grade student at P.S. 130 Hernando De Soto in Manhattan’s Little Italy, asked his parents if he could start taking a packed lunch to school — but they
Image courtesy of Shutterstock Just in time for the Memorial Day holiday, Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released their 7th annual Sunscreen Guide. Like previous year’s guides, this guide
Image Courtesy of Shutterstock Every parent has watched in slow motion horror as their baby’s beloved pacifier has fallen on public ground while out and about. And many parents have probably also
Comic books of yore have given way to video games and iPads, but you can still give your little Superman or Wonder Woman an appreciation for the entertainment of your ancient history via a 3D handcrafted
Image courtesy of Shutterstock What if the same mattress pad you put your baby to sleep on each day and night could tell you (and your doctor) when your little one comes down with a fever or if his
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