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Top 5 Glass Baby Bottles
When it comes to baby bottles, glass is a classic -- and natural -- choice. Glass baby bottles have been around for decades and, thanks to concerns about the chemicals found in plastics, have enjoyed something of a resurgence in recent years. Many now also come with silicone sleeves to prevent them from breaking if dropped. If you're considering using glass baby bottles, here are the top brands to look at.

Top Picks for Eco-Friendly Cookware
Because of concerns about the health effects of non-stick cookware, a new generation of cookware has cropped up recently claiming to be better for your health and the environment. This green cookware typically uses ceramic coatings rather than Teflon to prevent food from sticking to the pans. If you're looking at eco-friendly cookware, here are some of the major features of the top brands.

Top Eco-Friendly Baby Toys
If you're looking for an eco-friendly gift for a special baby in your life, there are lots of options on the market today -- from wooden toys to organic stuffed animals. Here are some of the latest and greatest eco-friendly baby toys -- all priced under $50.

Top 5 Wool Diaper Covers
Committed to having natural fabrics against your baby's skin? Then wool is a logical option for cloth diaper covers. It's anti-bacterial, absorbent, breathable and easy to care for -- all of which makes it a great choice. If you're considering wool diaper covers for your baby, here are some of the top brands to consider.

Four Natural Rubber Pacifier Brands
If you're searching for a pacifier made of natural materials, then rubber is the way to go. There are several different rubber pacifiers on the market today. Here's a breakdown of the different brands.

List of Top 6 Eco-Friendly Baby Teethers
If you'd like to buy an eco-friendly teether for your baby, there are several on the market that promise to satisfy your baby's natural urge to chew. Here's an overview of some of the top picks available now.

5 Must-Have Postpartum Products for Eco-Minded Moms
It's easy to get caught up in the excitement of preparing for your baby, but don't forget to prepare for motherhood, too. In the immediate postpartum period, you'll have a lot of healing to do. If you want to help along your body's natural healing process with natural products, here are some of the best products to have on hand during the postpartum period.

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Book & Product Reviews
If you're looking for reviews of green products and eco-friendly books, you've come to the right place.

Green Baby Care
Here you'll find tips on green baby care. Learn about cloth diapering, breastfeeding, making your own baby food, soothing your baby and more.

Green Family Basics
Interested in greening your family's lifestyle but not sure how to get started? Here you'll find simple tips to help make your family a green family.

Green Pets
Pets are family members, too. Here you'll find tips on extending your eco-friendly lifestyle to your pets, covering everything from green pet care to natural pet products.

Green Pregnancy
A green pregnancy is a healthy pregnancy. Find tips on how to reduce your exposure to chemicals and toxins, as well as ways to green your pregnancy and delivery.

Green Shopping
Learn how to buy green. Look here for information about green labels and certifications, greenwashing, natural and organic products, green gifts, no-buy holidays, and more.

Healthy Living
The key to healthy living is green living. Find out about reducing your exposure to chemicals and toxins, organic and local foods, natural and organic products, and more.

Raising Green Kids
Raising environmentally conscious kids can be fun and rewarding. Here you'll find tips for teaching kids about green living as well as eco-friendly crafts and projects.

Recycling & Reusing
One of the keys to green living is to reduce the waste your household generates. Here you'll learn about recycling, upcycling and reusing products.

The Green Home
Keeping a green home is easier than you might think. Here you'll find out how to turn your house into a safe and healthy place.

The Green Yard
Whether you're looking for ideas on sustainable landscaping or eco-friendly pest control, you've come to the right place. Here you'll find ways to extend your green lifetsyle outside. Topics include xeriscaping, pesticides, safe outdoor play equipment and eco-friendly lighting.

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Ozeri Green Earth Textured Ceramic Nonstick Frying Pan
This pan features a ceramic coating that is free of heavy metals and chemicals, but it requires additional upkeep to keep the coating performing its best.

Top 4 Stainless Steel Baby Bottles
The concerns over chemicals in plastic baby bottles has led to a relatively new entry in the baby bottle market: stainless steel bottles. These bottles offer an advantage over plastic bottles in that they're made from natural materials. Unlike glass bottles, they're also unbreakable. Many of these bottles are also designed for later conversion into sippy cups or water bottles, which gives them a longer lifespan than a traditional baby bottle. To help you choose a stainless steel baby bottle, here's a list of the top brands to consider.

Top 5 Types and Brands of Organic Cloth Diapers
If you're looking for an organic cloth diaper, here's a breakdown of the top products available today. Whatever your taste, there's an organic diaper to suit your needs.

Ways Your Family Can Help the Environment on Earth Day
Go green on Earth Day or any day with these ideas designed to get your family into the act when it comes to protecting the planet.

Best Eco-Friendly Disposable Diapers
If you want to use eco-friendly diapers but don't want to use cloth diapers, there are several different brands of disposable diapers that promise to be gentle on the planet and your baby. Here are some of my top picks for eco-friendly disposables.

How to Be an Environmentally Friendly Family
Articles and reviews for “green families” – Cloth diapers, eco-friendly baby toys, reducing family waste, minimizing toxins, composting, and more.

Organic Gardening
Planting an organic garden? Find tips on starting an organic garden, controlling pests, what to plant, and how to involve your kids in your garden work.

What Toxins & Chemicals Should I Avoid While Pregnant?
You're smart to be concerned about the risks to your unborn child from exposures to common contaminants, since some chemicals can interfere with the vital systems your baby is just developing. The most harmful chemicals, their most common uses and ways to avoid them are outlined here.

Choosing Eco-Friendly Flooring for Your Home
Thinking of replacing the flooring in your home? Before you get started, here are some ways to make your project as eco-friendly as possible from start to finish.

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Top BPA-Free Bottles for Kids- Stainless Steel & More
Many people try to avoid products with bisphenol-A (BPA) because of concerns about its potential to mimic estrogen, lead to reproductive problems, increase the risk of cancer and interfere with brain development and fat metabolism. Fortunately, if you're trying to limit your children's exposure to BPA, there are many reusable beverage containers on the market today that are BPA-free. Here's a list of some of the top picks.

10 Ways to Reduce Toxin Levels in Your Home
Outdoor air pollution can create dramatic visuals -- blankets of thick, brown smog covering skyscrapers or a purple haze that obscures majestic mountain peaks -- but indoor air pollution can be just as dangerous for your family's health.

Favorite Newborn Diaper Covers - Green Family
If you're cloth diapering your newborn using prefolds, flats, fitteds or contours, you'll also need to invest in some waterproof covers as well. When it comes to newborn diaper covers, some of the key features to look for are an umbilical cord cut-out, overlapping tabs for fastening and double gussets around the legs to hold in messy newborn poos. This article features some trusted favorites for cloth diapering newborns.

Recycling - 8 Ways to Teach Your Kids
Getting your kids into the act when it comes to recycling can be fun for the whole family. Here are some simple ways to teach your kids to recycle.

Green Gifts for Mother's Day
If you're looking for an eco-friendly Mother's Day gift for a special woman in your life, here's a great selection of gifts that allow you to celebrate and show your love for Mother Earth.

Favorite Organic Baby Carriers
For those times when you need a helping hand to hold your baby, baby carriers are a fantastic option. And fortunately for families who care about the environment, there are several eco-friendly options to choose from. Here's a list of some tried and true favorites.

Top 4 Organic Baby Care Gift Sets
Whether you're looking for the perfect baby gift for an eco-friendly family or looking for a little something for your own baby, these organic baby care gift sets promise to get any baby's beauty regimen off to a natural start.

Top Organic Dog Treats
Dogs are part of the family, too, so why not treat them to your organic lifestyle, too? By choosing organic dog treats, you'll be choosing a product that is free of pesticides and chemicals. That means you'll not only will you be taking good care of your dog, but the planet as well. Here's a selection of some of the top organic dog treats on the market today.

Best Organic Newborn Cloth Diapers
Using an organic cloth diaper on a newborn baby ensures that only the most natural fabric touches baby's delicate skin. Here's a selection of the best organic cloth diapers for newborns on the market today.

Top Organic Nursing Bras
If you're a nursing mom who wants to limit your baby's exposure to potentially harmful chemicals or reduce your family's carbon footprint, organic nursing bras are a natural choice. To help you sort through your choices, here's a breakdown of some of the most popular organic nursing bras on the market today.

Top 7 Eco-Friendly Layette Sets
If you're looking for a special little something for a baby in your life, organic baby clothes are a great option. Not only are they adorable, they're also better for the planet and made from natural fabrics that are gentle enough for even the most delicate skin. To help you sort through the organic layette sets available today, here's a list of top picks.

10 Ways to Reduce Your Family's Carbon Footprint
The choices we make in our everyday lives have a profound effect on our environment, but there are simple actions you can take to reduce that impact. Here's a list of 10 ways to reduce your family's carbon footprint to get you started.

6 Eco-Friendly Ways to Rid Your Yard of Pests
Keeping your yard free from pests doesn't have to mean relying on harsh chemicals. There are many eco-friendly steps you can take to deter unwanted insects and animals from taking up residence in your yard. Here are a few ways to keep your yard pest-free.

Easy Ways to Reduce Waste
Reducing the amount of waste your family generates may seem intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. To get your family on the right path, choose one or two small steps you can take and commit to making them a daily habit. Once you've got that down, choose another goal. Pretty soon, choosing to reuse, reduce and recycle will be part of your family's lifestyle.

Haba Color Buttons Pegging Game
Haba's Color Buttons Pegging Game is a high-quality wooden toy that encourages a child's creativity and develops stacking skills, but it's not a favorite of my preschooler.

Lifefactory 16 oz. Flip Cap Glass Bottle
The Lifefactory 16 oz. Flip Cap glass bottle is an eco-friendly alternative to plastic bottles that's easy to use, dishwasher safe, free of bisphenol-A (BPA) and fits well in most vehicle cup holders, but it has a smaller capacity than I'd like and it's not leakproof.

Newman's Own Organics Snack Foods
These tasty treats feature certified organic ingredients and a portion of the money generated by their sale is donated to educational and charitable organizations worldwide.

Seventh Generation Free & Clear Natural Dish Liquid
Seventh Generation Natural Dish Liquid is an effective dishwashing liquid that cuts through grease and leaves dishes without any residue, but it contains some synthetic ingredients that raise potential health concerns.

PlanToys 30 Construction Set
The PlanToys 30 Construction Set is a sturdy, eco-friendly toy, but it's too difficult for young children to use to build by themselves.

Biokleen Free & Clear Automatic Dish Powder
Biokleen Free & Clear Automatic Dish Powder gets dishes clean without harsh chemicals or leftover residues, but it may leave a build-up under extreme hard water conditions.