The Better Living Awards, presented by Babo Botanicals, honor brands in each of the five Cribsie Award categories (Nursery, Play, Gear, Mealtime, Fashion) who are doing excellent work on an eco-considerate, non-toxic, Earth-loving basis. Modern parents demand not only smart design and functionality of their children's products, but also healthy materials and sustainable practices. Please join us is giving props to these five Better Living Award recipients.
Recycled milk containers are the main ingredient in every Green Toy. They're free of even trace amounts of BPA and phthalates, and are designed without any external coating (no lead paint, that's for sure). The toys are packaged in recycled corrugated boxes and can be recycled yet again after you open them. But perhaps best of all? Green Toys products are 100 percent made in the good old U.S. of A.
Dousing pajamas in chemicals bums us out in a major way. Kudos to Skylar Luna for their super-stylish (and super-soft) line of kids' PJs that are made with 100 percent organic cotton and free of fire retardant chemicals. They're packaged in reusable linen bags, to boot. Just perfect.
No off-gassing here. Naturepedic's crib and toddler mattresses are certified organic and GreenGuard Select. They're made with organic cotton, organic wool, recyclable steel springs—and nary a GMO fiber or flame retardant chemical in sight. Ditto for their ultra-healthy line of mattress pads, sheets, and pillows.
Non-toxic. Durable. Diswasher safe. It's the trifecta of perfect feeding products. All of Zoli's mealtime essentials are free of BPA, PVC, and phthalates; can stand up to the roughest toddler abuse; and can be tossed in the dishwasher—right down to their handy silicone place mats.