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Eco-Friendly Easter

Spring and Easter have arrived, bringing warmer weather, clearer skies and renewal. As the earth springs to life after a cold winter, why shouldn’t our families? Many families will take time to get together but most kids are looking forward to what the Easter Bunny brings.

Most Easter baskets are filled with trinkets, toys and treats. And keeping in that spirit we’ve compiled some great goodies that will excite the little ones while sparing them any harsh chemicals, materials or ingredients and make it the most eco-friendly Easter yet.

anaMalz, $8+

Occasionally, the Easter Bunny might place a toy or two in your child’s basket. Why not choose an eco-friendly product that’s safe. Designed by Louise Causon-Scott and her partner Tim Scott in Australia, anaMalz were first brought into the world in 2007. Today all anaMalz are carefully crafted and hand painted using child friendly paints and materials, tested under EN71, ASTM, CPSIA accreditation.

Through creating quirky yet timeless products of the highest standard, the creators want to give everyone a chance to give back to nature, and that’s why for every anaMalz that finds a home, a percentage is being donated for preserving nature forever. www.anamalz.com

Nurturme, $3+

Skip the candy isle and consider choosing healthier, organic sweets and treats for baskets this year. This full line of organic, gluten-free foods your growing kiddos. The lines include dried fruits, cereals, blended purees and much more. www.nurturme.com

Little Green, $5+

This clinically and dermatologist tested line of cleansers for babies and toddlers sprouted truly from necessity. Developed by a grandfather of 11, the line has grown into a collection of products that has lived up to its’ claims of being safe, gentle and pure. As well as being made of hypoallergenic formulas, the line is free of parabens, sulfates and allergens. www.littlegreencares.com

Skylar Luna, $34+

A modern mix of California-inspired style and feel-good fabrics, Skylar Luna is eco-friendly sleepwear for the trendsetters of tomorrow. Created to give parents a social- and style-conscious kids’ sleepwear alternative, Skylar Luna combines superior comfort with contemporary design and the peace of mind provided by 100%-organic cotton, free of any fire retardant chemicals. www.skylarluna.com

Nickelodeon’s Essentially Spring

Everyone’s favorite explorer journeys into what Spring such a beautiful and wonderful time of year. The entire DVD pack include six episodes include Dora’s Easter Adventure and Everybunny Loves Spring! www.paramount.com

 

For monthly product picks and other goodies, check out Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine and TBParenting.com.

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