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Natural Baby Skin Care

Natural Baby Skin Care

When people hear baby, often the first thing that comes to mind is their supple, soft skin and that unmatched fresh, new baby scent.  
Far more sensitive than ours, baby’s skin deserves only the best. And, it's just as important to protect baby’s skin starting from day one. Here are some tips and products every mom needs to know:
Don’t Bathe Baby Too Often 
While adults tend to bath daily (unless you’re the mom of a newborn), a common misconception is that baby needs a daily bath too. According to Karl Neumann, MD, a pediatrician at Forest Hills Pediatric Associates, “Two or three times a week is plenty.”
“Of course, clean the diaper area as often as necessary. Frequent bathing may dry out the skin and remove oils and other substances that protect against infections and other irritants.”
 
Chunky Baby Rolls
Aside from the goo’s and gah’s, everyone loves babies for their rolls. While everyone else seems to want to lose any excess fat they have, everyone loves chunky babies, but be sure to pay close, special attention to not only cleaning the spaces in between baby’s rolls, but removing any excess moisture that might get trapped there, too. At three months, when baby starts to drool more frequently, this can become especially troublesome (and a wee bit gross) when food particles and milk creep into those baby folds we all love.
 
Diaper Cream
Organic Night Cream
After months of searching for the right organic skin care partner to match our organic Egyptian Cotton, we found it with Badger Balm.
We love Badger because they offer organic, natural products, sustainable packaging and their ethical business model that offers healthy and safe skin care for baby. Plus, their products are never tested on animals! 
Badger Diaper Cream is the best on the market, sustainable and perfect for baby.
Diaper rash often occurs when diapers are too tight or wet diapers stay on too long. To further help reduce the occurrence of diaper rash, keep the area open to air as long as possible and check frequently for wet diapers and change them as soon as you notice it is wet.
  
Sweet Dreams 
Organic Night-Night Balm
A safe, organic and soothing bedtime balm for baby and toddler, featuring essential oils traditionally used to calm and relax. Badger Night-Night Baby Balm promotes peace and calm after a busy day of growing and learning. It's a great addition to your bedtime routine with baby after a night-time bath.
Active Essential Oils in Night-Night Cream:
  • Lavender and Chamomile are common herbs that help soothe baby to sleep
  • Mandarin uplifts baby’s spirits and promotes a calming of the mind
  • Spearmint calms, centers and settles the active mind of kiddos
  • Sandalwood evokes a feeling of comfort and reverence with the sleeping world.
Have you tried Badger Balm? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
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Affordable Alternatives to an Eco-Sustainable Lifestyle

Affordable Alternatives to an Eco-Sustainable Lifestyle

Opting to live an eco-friendly lifestyle can be expensive at times. When you make the right decision to shop with grocers and stores that don’t cut corners and provide only the best, highest-quality sustainable goods for your family, they often have to charge more than their cheap, non-organic and non-eco conscious alternatives to stay in business. But that doesn’t mean going green will cost you an arm and a leg.
 
Whether you’re just starting your healthy, eco-friendly journey or you’ve always been interested in saving money and the environment, here are some easy tips to get started.
 
Give up the Bottle
According to Treehugger, the US consumes 1,500 bottles every. single. second. So on any given day, more than 60 million plastic water bottles are being discarded. And while some make it into recycling bins, most are thrown away and added to landfills. Opt for BPA Free portable drink options rather than a bottle. Not only will you save lots of money, but you’ll help save the planet, too.
 
Essential Oils
We’ve all heard about essential oils and their miracle like powers. Great for treating everything from sunburns headaches to pest control, these good smelling oils can be used to ditch chemical filled cleaners. Real Simple put out an extensive and comprehensive guide to 66 Natural Cleaning Solutions.
 Use Them to Clean Your…
Combs and brushes: Fill a container with 1½ cups water, ½ cup distilled white vinegar, and 20 drops tea-tree, lavender, or eucalyptus oil. Soak combs and brushes for 20 minutes. Rinse and air-dry.
 
Scuffed floors: Apply two to four drops of tea-tree oil to the spots. Wipe excess oil with a cloth and rub in distilled white vinegar.
 
Gum-encrusted items: Orange oil is great at removing this sticky offender from various materials. (Don’t worry: It shouldn’t stain fabrics. But do launder immediately.) Apply with a cotton ball.
 
Shower doors: Wipe scum-covered glass doors with a few drops of lemon oil twice a month. It will protect them from grime buildup.
Toilets: Add 2 teaspoons tea-tree oil and 2 cups water to a spray bottle. Shake, then spritz along the toilet’s inside rim. Let sit for 30 minutes; scrub. You can also place a few drops of your favorite oil on the inside of the toilet-paper tube. “Every time the paper is used, the scent will be released,” says Siegel-Maier.
Windows: Mix 2 ounces water and 10 drops lavender or lemongrass oil to wipe grime off windows. Bonus: These oils may repel flies.
 
Check it out the full list here.
 
Know the Dirty Dozen
It is pretty safe to say, we’ve all stood in the grocery isles pondering if organic really is worth it. I mean, both apples look the exact same, could they really be that different? The answer is yes… and no. The truth is, while it might be better to buy everything organic all the time, sometimes that is just not an option for your family.
 
Dirty Dozen
The EWG, Environmental Working Group, a non-profit dedicated to protecting human health and the environment, released a listing of the Dirty Dozen, the top 12 foods shoppers should opt for organic, if at all possible. These are foods that are more heavily doused with chemicals and pesticides than others. As you might recall from our last blog post, pesticides and chemicals have been linked to carcinogens.
 
If you’re up against a tight budget start by adding these 12 foods to your organic or local farmer’s market shopping list.
 
Listen instead of Read
Audible has a great selection of audiobooks
Can’t wait to get your hands on the latest New York Times best seller? Instead of buying another book, opt for an audible version. Not only does it pass the time while you commute around town, but reddit user Brody10123 estimates nearly 2,324,634 trees died in the making of the Harry Potter series.
One tree can yield 942 100 page books, or 94,200 pages. The Harry Potter series has 3407 pages. 450 million books have been sold from the series, and there are seven books. Assuming that each book of the series has the exact same number of purchases, that's 450 million books that are 487 pages long. 450 million x 487 is 219,150,000,000 pages total. Divide that by 94,200, and you'd get 2,326,433.12102 as your answer. Round that up to get a full tree, and the number of trees killed to make the Harry Potter series is 2,324,634.
 Checkout Audible.com for their incredible selection of audiobooks.
BYOM (Bring your own Mug)
Along the same lines as the aforementioned bottles, paper cups with the iconic green two-tailed mermaid are in approximately 8,070,428 caffeine lover hands a day. But did you know that Starbucks, as well as many other other coffee shops, offer a discount if you bring in your own cup? Yup, 10 cents a cup – That’s savings for you and mother nature.
 
Do you have a few cheap tricks to going organic without going broke? We would love to hear from you in the comments below!
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Top 5 Tips for Living an Organic Lifestyle

Top 5 Tips for Living an Organic Lifestyle

What do you think of when you hear organic? Probably ripe grapes, fresh off the vine and juicy Fuji apples plucked right off the tree, yes? You wouldn’t be alone, most people think of food, and while it is definitely one of the most immediately gratifying organic options, lucky for us, it is not the only eco-friendly lifestyle option.
From the clothes we wear to the cleaning products in our home, organic options are all around us. Going organic has many so many benefits. One of the most universally understood is how much healthier it is for us. Getting rid of toxic pesticides and chemicals in our refrigerators and homes helps us live longer, happier and healthier lives.  
Choosing organic options whenever possible is a sustainable way to live life. It refocuses our attention on the long-term needs of our children and our grandchildren over the short-term perks to be gained by corporations benefitting from cheap chemical alternatives.
Here are 5 things you and your family can do to live a more organic lifestyle.
 

Cook at Home

Cook at home

Preparing meals in the comfort of your own home ensures that you know exactly what you are putting in you and your family’s body. Cooking at home also sets the standard of health for everyone in your home.
 

Labels: More than just Marketing

Look for organic labels
Shop with companies who go out of their way to go organic and provide only the best products for you and your family.  
 

Build a Garden

Grow a garden
Consider growing some of your own food! Not only does it cut the cost on your favorite vegetables, but it can be a fun hobby for the whole family. Many people find it very stress relieving and rewarding, too!
 

Shop Local

Shop local farmers markets and grocers
Whenever you can, shop local. It keeps business who are focused on providing only the best organics in business and ensures you help your local community. There is nothing quite like perusing your local farmers market!
 

Rid your House of Chemicals

Ditch unhealthy household cleaning products
Often overlooked, cleaning supplies are probably one of the worst for our health. Many are filled with phosphates and phthalates, which are known links to carcinogens. And much worse, those bubbly cleaning supplies are washed down our drains into our water supplies and waterways every day.
 
We would love to hear from you, what simple changes have you made to create an eco-friendly lifestyle?
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5 Essentials for the New Mom

5 Essentials for the New Mom

From the very moment you tell people you’re expecting, you get flooded with suggestions on what you need to when your new little one arrives. From friends and family, to strangers, everyone (and their mother) will share their two cents.

And, so it goes, you start making a list and checking it off…  

 
✓ Diapers
✓ Baby Wipes
✓ Changing table
✓ Crib
✓ Car seat
✓ Bibs

 

You think you’ve got it all taken care of, right? Nope! Turns out there quite a few essentials no one thinks to bring to the shower.

Batteries

Everything in your house for the foreseeable future will require a portable power supply. From white noise emitting animals that lull babe to sleep to vibrating bouncy seats, almost everything in your house for the foreseeable future will require a portable power supply. And, who keeps C and D laying around? Stay eco-friendly with rechargeable batteries and have them delivered to your doorstep!

 Rechargable Batteries

 

Mittens
Everyone says you need nail clippers, and while it is true, what you really need are mittens. It is crazy how quickly those nails grow and with everything the new mom has to do, the last thing she will think of is to give baby a manicure. 

Organic Baby Mittens 

Burp Cloths

You can never have enough. Simple and effective, Under the Nile customers love how gentle and soft they are on baby’s skin.

 Organic Burp Cloths

 

Natural Diaper Cream

Another item for baby that you just can’t get enough of. Pick up some Natural Diaper Cream to help prevent and sooth diaper rash. This cream is hypoallergenic and safe for the most sensitive skin. Under the Nile has an entire collection of Badger Skin Care that we know you will love because we use it ourselves. 

 

Natural Baby Diaper Cream 

 

 

And last but not least, not everything is for baby. New moms need to make sure they take good care of themselves, too!

 Postpartum Care Kit

Who would have thought that the most unglamorous gift would be quite possibly the best gift ever? Not nearly as fun as a giving a diaper bag, no one really thinks of the few days following your baby’s birthday. So, make sure you stock up on some of these new mother essentials:

  • Lidocaine Spray and Witch-Hazel pads: These over the counter options can provide relief for many first-time moms who tear their perineum or develop hemorrhoids.
  • Hot/Cold packs: Helpful for reducing pain and swelling.
  • Stool softener: Yes, prepare yourself.
  • Nighttime pads: The name might be a bit misleading, since you will likely need them 24/7 for a few days.
  • Night lights – New moms will be up at all hours and the last thing you need to worry about is jamming your toe!

We would love to hear from you - What do you wish you had when you brought baby home from the hospital? 

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Organic Baby Food Made Easy - Part 2

Organic Baby Food Made Easy - Part 2

In our last post, Organic Baby Food Made Simple - Part 1, we provided 6 Simple Reasons to Make Your Own Baby Food. And for Part 2, we’ve scoured the internet and found the best recipes and tools out there, guaranteed to make homemade baby food as simple and stress-free as can be.

Homemade Organic Baby Food for little ones 4-6 months

In the first few months of making your own baby food, stick to simple, single ingredients, and many allergists recommend introducing new foods by spacing them at least 4 days apart. The top 3 easily digestible foods for their tiny little tummies are sweet potatoes, squash and carrots.

According to Wholesome BabyFood, the best solid food options being introduced to baby are called Stage 1.

 

Stage 1 Foods for Baby

Fruits:

Apples | Avocados | Apricots | Bananas | Mango | Nectarines & Peaches | Papaya | Pears | Plums & Prunes | Pumpkin

Veggies:

Beans (Green) | Carrots | Peas | Sweet Potato | Squash

Grains:

Rice | Oatmeal | Barley

 

DIY Cereal Recipe

Brown Rice Organic Baby Food
(4)6 months+

  • 1/4 c. rice powder (brown rice ground in blender or food processor), ground oats (do NOT use instant or Quick Cook) or ground barley (barley ground in blender or food processor)
  • 1 cup water

Step 1: Bring liquid to boil in saucepan. Add the rice powder while stirring constantly.

Step 2: Simmer for 10 minutes, whisking constantly, mix in formula or breast milk and fruits if desired

Step 3: Serve warm.

 

Bananas

Stage 1 Fruit - Organic Bananas
(4)6 months+

Step 1: Peel ripe banana – do not cook

Step 2: Place banana in a food processor/food mill or blender and puree

Step 3: You can also mash the banana in a bowl using a regular fork – heat in microwave for 25 seconds prior to mashing for extra softness

Step 4: Add formula/breast milk or water to thin or add cereal (if desired) to thicken up.

 

Carrots 

Organic Carrots make great introductory baby food
6-8 months+

Step 1: Peel carrots and cut into small chunks

Step 2: Place chunks into a steamer pan with just enough water visible through the steamer basket

Step 3: Steam until tender

Step 4: Do not reserve any left-over water to use for thinning out the carrots if baby is under 8 months old as Nitrates may seep into the cooking water

Step 5: Place into your choice of appliance for pureeing and begin pureeing

Step 6: Add water as necessary to achieve a smooth, thin consistency

 

Plus, 3 Essential Gadgets and Gizmos for DIY Organic Baby Food

Baby Brezza One Step Baby Food Maker 

At 4.5 stars on Amazon, the Baby Brezza One Step Baby Food Maker brings healthy, homemade organic baby food for your little one. Eliminating the need to pre-cook food before adding them to your food processor, this really is a set it and forget it kitchen for DIY baby food. With the Baby Brezza, just add food and water and get back to your day. The bowl has a 3-cup capacity and is great for cooking several batches at one time.

 Baby Food Maker

Amazon: $103.99 - Prime Eligible

Infantino Squeeze Station

Another Amazon Best Seller, the Infantino Squeeze Station is the simplest way we have found to store and serve organic baby food, made from scratch from the comfort of your own kitchen. Perfect for the on-the-go family, it comes with refillable, reusable silicone pouches making it perfect for babies, toddlers and even preschoolers. Plus, the Squeeze Station is dishwasher safe and nests together for easy storage when not in use.

 Squeeze Station

Amazon: $15.99 - Prime Eligible

 

Mumi & Bubi Solid Starter Kit

For parents who juggle parenthood and work, the Mumi & Bubi Solid Starter Kit is a must-have! This starter kit makes freezing and storing big batches of homemade organic food for your little one a snap. It comes with 2 freezer trays, with 21 cubes each, for a total of 42 1-ounce servings. This comes in super handy if you have caregivers! And in eco-friendly fashion, these are certified free of phthalates, BPA, and PVC.

Solid Food Starter Kit 

Amazon: $25.49 - Prime Eligible

 Do you have one of our 3 tools to simplify DIY baby food or do you have a homemade baby food tip you would like to share with the Under the Nile community? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Wholesome BabyFood, Amazon.com

 

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Organic Baby Food Made Easy

Organic Baby Food Made Easy

 

6 Simple Reasons to Make Your Own Baby Food  

Nothing beats homemade food. But, with everything the busy new mom does, adding yet another line item to her ever-growing to-do list might seem simply exhausting. However, making your own organic baby food has never been easier, more economical or better for baby.

 

It is Simple & Easy

Make your own baby food!

Baby food is essentially steamed, baked, cooked or blended foods - That’s it! The key to making the process quick and painless is batching the food prep rather than making it every. single. time. Pick one day a week to devote one hour or less to cooking his/her favorite foods for the upcoming week.

Start by softening the vegetable by steaming, baking or boiling. We recommend steaming to increase the amount of nutrients in the final product. Baking or boiling for longer periods of time tend to dissolve the foods essential nutrients.

Take the cooked vegetables or fresh fruit and add them to your food processor. You can even make do with a simple Magic Bullet Blender!

Pro tip: Instead of throwing out any liquid used to steam the food, set it aside and add it as necessary to get the consistency just right. Not only will it help the texture, but it will also supply nutrients back into the food that may have been otherwise lost in the cooking process.

 Saves Money

DIY organic baby food saves money, too!

Let’s do a quick cost comparison…

A 4-ounce jar of Gerber organic sweet potato baby food is about $1.39 at your local grocer. If you get two meals per jar, the cost per meal is .69. One organic sweet potato at Whole Foods is about $1.50 and can make anywhere from 6 to 8 servings. That is a per serving cost of only .18 - .25 cents. At 3 servings a day, 365 days a year, that is a savings of more than $550!

Peace of Mind

Enjoy peace of mind!

There is nothing quite like knowing exactly what is going into your little one’s belly. And providing them with an abundance of fresh, antibiotic and chemical-free, organic food will supply a continuous stream of fuel for their all of their adorable growing parts from their brain to their tiny little toes. Making your own baby food ensures you know every single ingredient that goes into baby’s belly and gives you one less thing to worry about!

 More Nutritious

Healthy food for baby

Store bought baby food alternatives often have additives and extras to extend their shelf life. Opting for made at home organic baby food ensures finger-licking goodness powered by mother nature.

Healthy Habits

Start creating healthy habits for the whole family

Making your own food at home sets the standard for not only baby, but everyone in your home. When people in your family see you going the extra mile to provide fresh and healthy nutritious options for baby, it will reaffirm a sense of responsibility to take care of themselves. With staggering obesity rates due to the abundance of quick, simple meal solutions on every corner, this could make all the difference.

 Environmentally friendly

Help save the Earth 

Out of sight out of mind, but everything we throw away must go somewhere. Cutting down on disposable packaging is essential for saving our environment. DIY organic baby food is up there on the list of powerful little things we can do to help ensure a better future for the next generation.

Not only have we put together 6 simple reasons to make your own organic baby food, but check back next week for Part 2 in our Baby Food Series as we unveil 3 powerful tools for making homemade baby food a cinch and our favorite organic baby food recipes little Jack or Jill will LOVE!

 

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The NEW Under the Nile Gift Registry!

The NEW Under the Nile Gift Registry!

Get your newest family addition snuggly in no time with our all new Under the Nile Gift Registry feature! 

Now friends and family can pamper your new baby or birthday babe in our premium quality, organic Egyptian cotton clothing and accessories.

Babies Organic Egyptian Cotton

Effortlessly shop and share your Under the Nile gift registry with friends and family via email or social media all in one place with safe storage to come back to later at any time!

 

Get Started:

Simply create an account by navigating to Gift Registry from any page on UndertheNile.com. From the drop-down menu, select Create.

How to create a Under the Nile Gift Registry

To begin creating your registry, simply follow the on-screen instructions and fill out all of your registry information including your ship to address.

** Your shipping address is completely confidential and people viewing your registry will only be able to view your registry name, your name, event date and co-registrant's name.

In addition to creating a customization area for you to complete a personalized message to send along with your gift list to friends and family, we also added a fun feature to allow you to upload a sonogram or a photo of your little one!

Once you’ve completed your registration, you can browse our website and shop just as you normally would. Instead of selecting “Buy now,” simply select “Add to Registry” and all your favorite Under the Nile essentials will be added to your customized registry list. After you have selected all of your must-have organic Egyptian cotton bodysuits, rompers and lovies, hover over Gift Registry from any page on UndertheNile.com and select manage. 

Manage your Gift Registry

From there, you can edit the amount of each item in your Gift Registry basket or share your registry by email after customizing a note to family and friends. You can use our simple email application and share your registry with up to 50 emails.

Share Gift Registry by Email

Or, if you prefer, you can share your registry on Facebook in an event group, private message or on your own timeline.

Share your Gift Registry on Facebook!

You can also copy and paste your customized registry url anywhere you like for later use.

Once shared, your friends will get a quick and easy link sent right to their inbox to shop complete with your custom note! Our easy to use gift registry,

Our easy to use gift registry makes it simple for your loved ones to shower you and baby with environmentally friendly gifts in a variety of fresh colors and adorable prints. From a baby shower to baby’s first birthday, our new gift registry feature allows you to help every purchase made for your little one contribute to a better world for people, the planet, and most importantly - your baby. 

Tell us what you think about the gift registry below! 

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How To Involve The Whole Family In Sustainable Living

How To Involve The Whole Family In Sustainable Living

Getting all the members in your family to agree on something can be challenging. Everyone has their own ideas, preferences, and habits. With something as important to you as sustainable living, you just may have an opportunity to get everyone on board, as long as you keep it simple, and play to your audience. Here are some ideas to help each member of your family cooperate and get involved with being sustainable.

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Baby Yoga: Exercises for Babies and Kids

baby-yoga

Yoga is a holistic exercise that 36.7 million Americans practiced in 2016. It not only strengthens and tones the body, but fosters mental and spiritual awareness and centeredness.

Daily yoga sessions with your infant will help them sleep better, increase brain, digestive, and nervous system development, stimulate awareness and use of their core, and strengthen their bond with you through synesthesia.  

As your child grows, yoga can continue to help by: increasing the control baby has over their body, build their strength, and help develop motor skills.

The Early Stages

After being curled up in the womb for 3/4 of a year, gentle stretches will help infants navigate the space around them, while discovering their own body-movement connection.

A great time to help baby be aware of their body is when they wake up in the morning, after you have changed them.

Lie baby on her back and gently extend her arms over her head while at the same time stretching her legs straight. After holding for a second or two gently release the pose and allow her to move her arms and legs on her own.

Another great stretch while she’s on her back is to softly bend her knees by pressing lightly on the bottoms of her feet and guiding her knees towards her chest. Hold for a moment or two, and then release. This exercise can also be done one leg at a time, waiting a second or two before switching legs to help baby become fully aware of which leg is moving.

Older Babies

As your child develops physically and is able to roll over and hold up her head (generally around 5 months) you can begin to introduce the Bridge posture. Laying on her back, gently bend her knees in (with her feet on floor), then gently guide the hips up to create a straight “bridge” extending from the shoulders to hips.

Once your baby starts to crawl, she may be ready to try Downward-Facing Dog. Place her gently on her tummy and gently try to get her to get on all fours. Do it yourself beside her so she is encouraged to copy your movements. Show her how to lift the buttocks up while pressing down on hands and feet. Give her lots of encouragement while she tries to mimic your posture.

Keep It Fun And Easy

With gentle guidance, your child will also experiment with postures that are natural for her body. Never force your child into a stretch she is uncomfortable with, and above all, be patient and loving as she explores the wonderful miracle that is her body.

Keep baby flexible and comfy in these adorable animal-print yoga pants, made with 100% organic, Egyptian cotton.

Image: Flickr

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How To Wash Organic Baby Clothes - Easy Tips For Organic Clothing Care

How To Wash Organic Baby Clothes - Easy Tips For Organic Clothing Care

Do you need help washing organic baby clothes, and staying sustainable? Here are some great tips (we are experts!) as well as some recommendations for good natural laundry detergents.
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How You Can Involve Your Toddler In The Veggie Patch and Garden

How You Can Involve Your Toddler In The Veggie Patch and Garden

Gardening is a great activity for children. In fact, the National Gardening Institute suggests it may soon be taught in schools, with approximately 55% of Americans supporting its inclusion in school programs.

Growing vegetables is especially beneficial in teaching your toddler about responsibility, science, and nutrition, while having fun and being active.

Here are a few ideas about how you can get your little one engaged in growing, and enjoying vegetables.

Plan – Grow – Enjoy

Get your toddler enthused about gardening with a trip to a community garden, or a u-pick farm to get them excited about starting their own garden.

Make an adventure out of going to the garden shop for supplies and seedlings. Choose vegetables that are low-maintenance and fast-growing such as beets, corn, lettuce, cucumber, broccoli, tomatoes and potatoes.

If you already have a garden, section off a small area just for them, or do a container garden. Teach your child how to dig, plant, water, weed, and prune their vegetable patch.

After your child harvests their crop, let them clean the vegetables and help you prepare a special meal to celebrate their hard work. You won’t have to nag them about finishing their vegetables!

Create A Worm Composting Bin

Worm composting turns food waste into garden fertilizer rich in nutrients. It’s also a great way to teach kids about recycling and science. They’ll love seeing those creepy crawlers in action too.

Follow these steps to create a self-contained, worm composting bin to delight your toddler and help their garden grow.

Cultivate Their Passion

Feed your child’s interest in their garden even when they’re not working on it. Encourage them to draw pictures of their garden, or make pinwheels, mobiles and signs to decorate it. Help them make simple gift baskets or decorated bags of vegetables that they can give to family and friends.

Your little farmer will love one of these adorable little veggie plush toys made from scraps of organic cotton to share their gardening adventures with.

Helping Your Child Grow

80% of people who garden are satisfied in life, according to a recent study. Growing their own vegetables will not only give your child a lifelong appreciation of nature, accountability and healthy eating, it will help them to be more content adults.

Learn more about the importance of organic farming practices with your toddler here.

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Tips for Bringing Technology into your Mindful Family Lifestyle

Technology is now, and will forever be, a large part of human existence. For instance, over 65% of the jobs children entering school now will hold as adults don’t even exist yet! So it just makes sense to take a proactive approach integrating technology carefully and wisely into your family’s life. Here's a few tips how to make technology work for your family.

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