10 things your newborn DOESN’T need

October 12, 2016 by  
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When it comes to baby showers, new parents tend to fill up their registry list in accordance with trends, but do babies really NEED all that stuff? So many items designed for newborns often lose their purpose after the baby is just weeks old, and others are just not necessary at all. Before new parents get sucked in to buying up these “must-haves,” we thought we’d take a closer look at some common products newborns can do without . Read on to see 10 things you DON’T need to buy for a baby.

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Vote for Your Favorite Green Parenting Story of 2013!

December 28, 2013 by  
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Inhabitots is Inhabitat’s sister blog, reporting on all things related to green parenting and raising happy, healthy kids. All year long Inhabitots has had its finger on the pulse of the eco-parenting world, bringing you stories that strike a chord a chord with on both intellectual and emotional levels. From one photographer’s poignant pictorial which celebrates the realistic images of mothers’ bodies to Editor-in-Chief Jill Fehrenbacher’s firsthand account of her experience eating her placenta , we’ve seen stores that inspire, challenge, and expand our idea of what it means to be a modern parent. Help us decide which one of these exciting stories deserves to be crowned Top Green Parenting Story of 2013! Keep reading to cast your vote. READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Children , eating a placenta , eco-friendly parenting , environmental learning , green parenting , Jade Beall , motherhood , playing outside , top green parenting stories        

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Vote For The Most Bizarre Eco-Fashion Story Of 2013!

December 28, 2013 by  
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Eco-friendly fashion doesn’t always mean organic cotton t-shirts or socks made from bamboo. Sometimes designers think way, way outside the box when searching for alternative materials and designs that will express their inner passion. This year, we saw more than a couple of bizarre eco-fashion stories that left us scratching our heads. We’ve rounded up 6 of the weirdest stories (including a creepy ring made from human leather and fart-neutralizing underwear ) and we need YOU to decide which one takes top honors for the year. Keep reading to cast your vote! READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bizarre fashion , creepy fashion , creepy ring , ethical leather , human leather , Icelandic designers , Icelandic fashion , Sruli Recht , top eco-fashion stories of 2013 , weird eco-fashion        

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6 of the World’s Top Green Playgrounds

June 16, 2013 by  
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School’s out for summer, and kids are hitting the swings, seesaw and slide at parks all around the country. While there are plenty of generic playgrounds for kids to choose from, there are also a bunch of great eco-friendly playgrounds that are made from recycled materials that promote creativity while lessening their impact on the environment. From a playground made from an upcycled wind turbine to a playground made from thousands of recycled tires, check out 6 of the world’s top green playgrounds . READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: adventure park , eco-friendly playground , green parenting , green playgrounds , inhbitots , play park , playgrounds , Recycled Materials , recycled playground , upcycled materials , World’s top green playgrounds        

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Fascinating Knitic Machine Prints Scarves that Match Your Brainwaves

June 16, 2013 by  
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A fascinating new digital fabrication technology called “ Knitic ” prints scarves that match your mood. Designed by Varvara Guljajeva and Mar Canet with input from researcher Sebastian Mealla, NeuroKnitting maps a person’s brainwaves after they have listened to ten minutes of classical music. This information is then plugged into the Knitic machine, which prints bi-color scarves that reflect the emotional data collected with an EEG headset. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: clothing that matches your mood , digital fabrication , eco design , ecouterre , Fashion , green design , knitic , neuroknitting , sustainable design        

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How to Grow an Herb Garden Using Eggshell Planters

May 5, 2013 by  
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Spring is the perfect time of year to plant a garden, and it’s a great opportunity to get your kids involved in gardening at a young age. Over at our green parenting site Inhabitots , we’ve put together a tutorial for how to plant a simple herb garden using eggshell planters. All you need for this simple project is an egg carton, some egg shells, soil, seeds — and a willingness to get your hands dirty. Head over to Inhabitots to view the entire DIY tutorial. READ MORE >   Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: DIY , DIY garden , egg carton , eggshell garden , Gardening , green parenting , herb garden , Inhabitots , parenting , recycled egg carton        

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Awesome Dad Builds Son a Calvin and Hobbes-Themed Nursery with a Tree Fort Bed

March 31, 2013 by  
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Any young boy raised on Calvin and Hobbes has dreamed of retreating to a tree fort to hurl snowballs and Susie Derkins and host  G.R.O.S.S.  (Get Rid Of Slimy girlS) meetings. One amazing dad created a nursery for his kid that would be any Calvin & Hobbes fan’s dream come true. The room includes a big Calvin & Hobbes-themed mural, and a treehouse bed with both a ladder and a slide. Just looking at it makes us want to turn back the clock to be a kid again. READ MORE >   Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bill Watterson , Calvin , Calvin & Hobbes Nursery , Calvin and Hobbes , DIY , Finland , green home decor , green parenting , Hobbes , Inhabitots , interior design , parenting

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Sales of gDiapers’ “Gift of Love” gPants Benefit Hands to Hearts International

January 26, 2013 by  
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Just in time for Valentine’s Day,  gDiapers  is debuting its new “Gift of Love” gPant diaper, featuring a rainbow hued print of X’s and O’s. In addition to reducing your impact on the Earth, you can feel good about supporting a good cause with your green lifestyle choice, as a portion of the proceeds from gDiapers’ “Gift of Love” gPants will be donated to  Hands to Hearts International , their global partner, to support their ongoing gift of love to women and children across the world. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: diapers , eco friendly diapers , gdiapers , gift of love , gpants , green parenting , hands to heart international , Inhabitots , parenting , valentine’s day

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German Court Bans Parents from Having Baby Boys Circumcised

July 15, 2012 by  
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Is circumcision an act of religious freedom, or is it merely an act of violence against baby boys? A German court in Cologne took the latter interpretation, ruling that circumcision of baby boys should be considered unlawful, noting that the “ fundamental right of the child to bodily integrity outweighed the fundamental rights of the parents. ” Religious leaders are outraged, as are parents who support circumcision along with the right to make decisions for their baby.  According to the  New York Times ,  the decision will only be enforceable in Cologne, but it could lead to a decline in circumcision in Germany. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: anti-circumcision , circumcision , Cologne , germany , green parenting , male circumcision , parenting , religious freedom

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Antibacterials in Care Products Linked to Higher Allergy Risk for Children

June 24, 2012 by  
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Allergies are a tough nut to crack for scientists, because there are so many variables involved, but according to new research from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center common antibacterial chemicals and preservatives found in soap, toothpaste and mouthwash could place children higher risk of developing many food and environmental allergies. “The link between allergy risk and antimicrobial exposure suggests that these agents may disrupt the delicate balance between beneficial and bad bacteria in the body and lead to immune system dysregulation, which in turn raises the risk of allergies,” wrote lead investigator Jessica Savage, M.D., M.H.S. READ MORE >   Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: allergens , allergies , antibacterial soap , chemicals , Children , green parenting , Health , household chemicals , parabens , personal care products

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