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Crazy About BabyGanics

I love BabyGanics. This is my new go-to for baby-safe cleaning and personal care products, and I wholeheartedly recommend the entire line. BabyGanics, a New York-based line of 60-different plant-based products, ranges from floor cleaner to sunscreen. I have switched over completely from The Honest Company. I don’t doubt the organic safety of the line, […]

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Eco Play House

In honor of Earth Day, check out these adorable paper doll houses inspired by architecture all over the world. Each is ready for personalization and easy for little hands to decorate. Prices range $10 to $60 at Lille Huset.

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Green Your Home

Parenthood prompts many people to green their homes, but vetting products for eco-friendliness can be time-consuming and confusing. Here’s a list of mostly local resources (beyond Whole Foods) that have done all the research for you. If they stock it, it’s organic, non-toxic, and eco-friendly. (For a full list of green stores, visit the directory […]

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Where Do I find…Cloth Diapers?

Parents who are interested in going the cloth diaper route are often initially overwhelmed by the options. Here are the best places in Chicagoland to shop for cloth and receive expert advice on what type will work best for your baby. 1.) Be By Baby (1654 W. Roscoe St., Chicago, 773-404-2229, bebybaby.com). Lakeview Be By […]

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Wicker Park is now home to a new organic kiddie store. Sprout San Francisco (1943 W. Division St., Chicago, 773-489-0009) opened Earth Day Weekend in the spot formerly occupied by Grow. The shop is a one-stop for non-toxic and organic products, stocking only merchandise that meets exacting green criteria. The Chicago location is the third […]

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