Green living is not only fashionable, it’s also smart, and for nobody is this more true than for families with young infants.
Nobody is more sensitive to the harmful chemicals and toxins surrounding us in the modern world than young babies, and as awareness grows of the harm we are doing to our children with products we use around the house every day, green baby boutiques are growing in popularity around the country.
What Is a Green Baby Boutique?
Green baby boutiques carry safe, eco-friendly clothing, bedding, furniture, toys, and other gear for young babies and toddlers. They may also carry clothing and products for pregnant and nursing mothers. In addition to shopping, many green baby boutiques provide education for families to help them make the safest and healthiest choices for their children as they grow.
Examples of the types of products carried by many green baby boutiques include:
- BPA-free baby bottles and pacifiers
- organic cotton bedding and clothing
- eco-friendly baby furniture
- cloth diapers
- non-toxic educational toys
- organic baby shampoos and bath products
- picture books with green themes
- books about green living and gentle baby care
More Ways To Green Your Baby Boutique
In addition to choosing eco-friendly and socially-conscious products, green baby boutiques can go green in many other ways as well.
Printing advertising materials and educational pamphlets for parents on recycled paper with non-toxic inks is a great way to spread the word about your green baby boutique and its products.
Building or remodelling your store with eco-friendly building materials, low VOC paints, and other beautiful, safe green construction materials is another way to extend your commitment to green living beyond the products you carry. Some green baby boutiques even use wind or solar powered electricity, or purchase carbon offsets to reduce their carbon emissions.
Another way to go green is to skip the storefront altogether and open an online boutique using green website hosting. This allows most employees to telecommute, reducing carbon emissions. You can reduce environmental impact even further with green shipping and packaging choices, such as recycled boxes and wrapping paper.
Three Great Green Baby Boutiques
Happy Green Baby is an online green baby boutique with an extensive collection of eco-friendly and non-toxic clothing, begging, toys, gifts, and gear. The site also offers a green baby gift registry, a learning center with information about green baby products and green living for families, and a blog.
A Mother’s Haven, located in Encino, California, is a green maternity and baby boutique that carries an extensive line of organic and eco-friendly gear for expectant mothers and babies. The store also offers a variety of classes for new and expecting parents, including prenatal yoga, infant massage, and infant sign language.
Jilly Bean Green is a hip eco baby boutique located in Studio City, CA and focusing on stylish and eco-friendly organic, “upcycled,” and handmade products for babies and young children. The store offers an online gift registry, green living tips, and a page dedicated to celeb favorite green products.