Natural baby products are not only good for babies but they are good for the environment as well. As such, the two go hand-in-hand when packing for a day at the beach. And while some natural products may be known, the fact that many baby products that are not recyclable or are made of materials that could harm the environment could easily be replaced by natural and eco-friendly items is lesser so. Therefore, it may be worth looking into some natural products to buy when taking babies to the beach.
With the number of people who flock to the beaches every summer, comes trash and chemicals that are harmful for marine life. This is because many of the toys, sunscreens, and the like that sound good for a day of fun in the sun are doing nothing but exposing sea animals to harmful substances. And because of this, if people are able to find natural products to bring to the beach instead, it is something they may want to consider.
Here are natural products to buy when taking baby to the beach.
10 Natural Sunscreen
When looking at sunscreens, parents have the option to choose mineral-based or non-mineral-based ones. And while either is fine for babies, what parents really need to exclude from the sunscreen ingredient list is oxybenzone.
According to Good Housekeeping, oxybenzone can cause allergies and is a hormone disrupter. Further still, when it is put into water where things like coral are present, it can cause them to die.
Therefore, opt for the natural sunscreen and keep both babies and the environment safe in the process.
9 Eco-Friendly Sand Toys
Many sand toys are made fro hard plastic that becomes brittle after sitting out in the sun. When this happens, they can break and bits of plastic are left all over the beach.
By choosing sand toys made from bamboo or recycled material less breakage is likely to occur. This makes for more fun at the beach and less harm to the environment.
8 Bamboo Mat
A very easy way to keep babies from sitting directly on the hot sand is to have them play on a bamboo mat instead.
According to Temperature Master, bamboo mats remain cool when they are out in the sunshine. This will keep babies from safe from burning themselves on the hot sand when playing at the beach when the sun is higher in the day. And because it is easy to clean it makes for a great natural mat to take to the beach.
7 Sustainable, Non-Toxic Bathing Suit
Believe it or not, there are bathing suits that are made from eco-friendly material as well.
According to Going Zero Waste, eco-friendly bathing suits are made from recycled nylon, recycled plastic, and recycled Moreno wool. And by purchasing bathing suits out of this material means that consumer waste is being put to good use.
6 Organic Swimming Diapers
When swimming diapers are made from bamboo versus toxic chemicals, they are much safer for babies and the body of water that they are putting their diapers in. When this happens, babies’ futures selves and the environment will thank parents for it.
5 Eco-Friendly Sunglasses
Sunglasses do not need to just be made from plastic. There are a wider variety of natural materials available instead.
According to The Good Trade, sunglasses can be made from bamboo, cork, or other recycled products. As such, not only will babies look good, the environment will as well.
4 Organic Baby Clothes
Many baby clothes are coming in organic materials. The materials that designer are choosing to create such clothing are generally out of organic cotton. And by purchasing them for the beach, it helps to keep anything unnatural from coming into contact with the sand. Something which is better for the environment.
3 Organic Cotton Beach Towel
With beach towels coming into contact with the sand, they can become hot. To combat this, some beach towels are made of an organic cotton and bamboo blend. This can make towels not only soft but cooler to the touch as well.
2 Organic Baby Sun Hat
Keeping sun off of babies’ faces is very important when going to the beach. And if ones made from organic materials can be found, all the better.
The combination of cotton and bamboo is seen again in baby sun hats. Not only does this make them durable but they also make it so that babies’ heads do not get as hot when wearing them in sunny places like the beach.
1 Natural After Sun Gel
Even if babies do not get burned when at the beach because they had the proper amount of sunscreen applied, using natural after sun gel is great for keeping the skin soft.
According to Natural Resources, the best natural after sun gel are those made from aloe. It is completely safe for their skin and will help to moisturize it after a long day at the beach.
Source: Good Housekeeping, Temperature Master, Going Zero Waste, The Good Trade, Natural Resources