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8 eco-friendly essentials for kids

Here are the latest buys for living a more conscious, sustainable lifestyle with kids

8 eco-friendly essentials for kids

1. Play time

It's not only about what your children wear: it's important that their toys are eco-friendly, too. Lanka Kate's Junior Natural Wood Noah's Ark Playset includes 18 characters – including crocodiles, elephants, and Mr and Mrs Noah – all handcrafted by skilled artisans in Sri Lanka. Designed to last, the natural kit is made from sustainably-sourced rubber wood and non-toxic paint. £85, notonthehighstreet.com

8 eco-friendly essentials for kids

2. Food fun

We tell kids not to play with their food, but exceptions should be made every now and then. Playtime will be more fun with Le Toy Van’s quirky set of three happy wooden vegetables, all placed in their natural wood pots. Made from solid, smooth, replenishable rubber wood, the set can be mix- and-matched so you can create a carrot, beetroot and radish trio. £19.95, letoyvan.com

8 eco-friendly essentials for kids

3. Go Wild

One of the most important elements of an eco-friendly kitchen is having BPA-free products, and your children's dinnerware should be no different. Luckily, these adorable plates from Bamboo are made from – you guessed it – all-natural bamboo! The plates come in adorable fox, rabbit and sheep shapes, each with a coloured, removable suction bottom to avoid spills. Plus, the plates are coated in food-grade silicone to protect your child from toxins. £14.99, bamboobamboo.co

8 eco-friendly essentials for kids

4. Brush Up

Getting children to brush their teeth is difficult enough, so The Pearly White Club is here to take one thing off your mind. The UK’s only eco-friendly toothbrush subscription service helps you reduce plastic waste by switching to bamboo brushes, plus you can sign up for monthly or bi-monthly deliveries, tailored to your family. From £20 per year, pearlywhiteclub.co.uk

8 eco-friendly essentials for kids

5. Eco Nappies

Your baby's tooshie deserves the best. Plus, with all those nappies little ones go through in just a day, traditional versions are taking over our landfills. So, why not make the switch to a natural, biodegradable version like these award-winning, hypo-allergenic eco-nappies from Kit & Kin? Rest assured your baby's bum is in the best hands, and so is the planet: for every 10 subscriptions you buy, you help fund an acre of rainforest with the World Land Trust! From £8, kitandkin.com

8 eco-friendly essentials for kids

6. Sweet Dreams

Decorating your nursery with sustainability in mind is a cinch with Little Green Sheep's Natural Knitted Moses Basket and Mattress. The palm leaf basket features an organic kitted liner, machine-washable cover and the company's chemical-free, organic mattress. It's the perfect way to create a natural sleeping environment to help your little one drift off. From £39.95, littlegreensheep.co.uk

8 eco-friendly essentials for kids

7. Crystal Clear

Crystals are at the core of the Be Water Junior reusable water bottle. Perfect to encourage children to drink more water with the dazzling gemstones, the Junior range comprises various stones for different benefits, as well as a choice of colourful lids. £19.95, bewater.com

8 eco-friendly essentials for kids

8. Looking Good

comes in a bee-autiful pattern, designed to fit over cloth nappies. Presented in a handy drawstring bag, the kit includes a long-sleeved babygrow, short-sleeved body and Buzzy Bee hat. The kit is available in one size, suitable for children aged zero to three months. £20, welovefrugi.com

8 eco-friendly essentials for kids

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