Helen Baron rounds up the eco alternatives that will help you ditch the plastic
There are plenty of innovative plastic free alternatives available for parents now. Stylish and safe for little ones, here are our favourites.
Eco by Naty
A potty facilitates its own obsolescence, but you can avoid landfill guilt by choosing this cute contemporary model, made of 95% renewable sugarcane. It’s designed for use with flushable, biodegradable inserts, so you also never have to clean it: result.
£29.99 (inserts sold separately); naty.com
These lunchboxes are crafted from eco-friendly bamboo and feature integrated dividers to keep snacks separate. We love the blue bento box set, complete with stretchy straps and a strip to write your child’s name.
From €33; liewood.com
An iconic design always way ahead of its time, the Hevea rubber dummy is naturally safe, soothing and sustainable – and is now available in a spectrum of soft shades. It’s biodegradable too, so when baby has had enough, skip the bin and bury it in the ground.
This is the reusable nappy brand that leads them all, with over 60 awards and fans in over 50 countries. Their range of cloth nappies lasts from birth to potty training, and the disposable biodegradable liners make changing a cinch.
From £15.99 for a Miosolo All-in-One Nappy; bambinomio.com
Made from recycled and bio plastics and completely recyclable itself, the Greentom stroller is built in a ‘closed-loop’ system, reducing waste to the bare minimum. It can also be adapted for use from birth to four years old.
From €279; greentom.com
Ekobo’s dinky dinnerware is made from bamboo and designed with minimalism in mind. Available in a range of tasteful tones, it can be composted when no longer in use. They also do bento-style snack boxes and a recycled PET lunch-bag.