I’m sharing with you my small daily efforts to create less waste. With three children that seem to be constantly eating, I look to a couple of key products that help simplify my life and make the world a greener place for future generations.
My children (4 and 6 yrs old) set the table and like having their own personalized placements. We have Mimi the Sardine placemats made of organic acrylic-coated cotton in awesome modern Swedish designs. The fabrics are highly reusable and easy clean: they are wipe-able or machine-washable and you can even tumble dry them on low. We’ve had ours for two years and they look just as they did the day I bought them as stocking stuffer gifts. I just discovered that Mimi the Sardine are discontinuing their kid’s line so visit their website soon for deep discounts.
My quest for the perfect bib is over. This Australian-made silicon bib is easy to rinse, dry and put into use just seconds later. It’s really the only bib I need. My little guy (1 year old) is done drooling so our bib need is solely for meal time. The crumb catcher pocket is great for both of us – saves me from chasing spills that reach the high chair and lets him find his favorite foods that slip through his hungry little fingers. Made of food-grade silicone I’m comfortable using this with my son every day and happy about not creating more laundry to the pile. We have the blue design with the bow tie and we get lots of compliments. I bought mine in a gift boutique but they are also on Amazon.
These adorable reusable, machine-washable 6” by 6” square, cotton napkins are perfect for use at home or on the road. Created by two green-minded mom friends and handmade with love in the USA, they will be available beginning May 4th at www.2GreenMinds.com or (855) eco-kins (326-5467.) eco-kins are available in sets of 2 for $10 or sets of 8 for $35 with proceeds donated to your PTA or organization. Co-founder and one of the Green Minds, Ann Delmarmo, says PTA members can contact her for a donation of 8 eco-kins to their school or organization. My daughter loves when I slip her rainbow eco-kin into her lunch bag each day.