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June 22, 2021

Baby Steps Towards a More Sustainable Life

You’ve probably heard the term ‘sustainable’ thrown around a lot in the past few years. But what does it really mean? Well, simply put, anything made sustainably doesn’t harm the planet. Materials are ethically sourced, pesticides aren’t used in the farming processes and, ultimately, natural ecosystems are left intact. What’s not to love?

Now, how can you make more sustainable choices?


Taking stock of your personal carbon footprint and researching how your favourite products are produced is a great place to start. Luckily, nowadays, there are environmentally friendly options for almost everything. Flavourful meat alternatives are hitting shop shelves, compostable party plates are gaining popularity, and there’s even a whole market for sustainable baby toys!

Speaking of, did you know that plastic toys account for a staggering 90% of the kids’ toy market? Since the majority of these play items are actually made of non-eco-friendly materials, it can be a bit of a challenge to know where to look for sustainable alternatives.


If you’re a new parent trying to make more environmentally conscious decisions for your family, our recently launched Leif and Lillie online store provides a wide selection of contemporary, sustainable baby brands from all around the globe. So, to help you out on your eco-journey, we’re highlighting some of our top baby brands of the month to get you started.


Alternatively, dive right in and browse all of our brilliant brands right here!


1. Ecorascals

For trendy, bamboo tableware, Ecorascals is the company for you. Founded by British mums Kristina and Celeidh in Abu Dabhi, this brand produces a wide selection of kitchen items and tableware for your home.


Our top pick: How cute is this yellow bamboo suction owl plate? Suitable for children between the ages of six months and five years, you’re guaranteed to get some good use out of your purchase. The natural bamboo material is also easy to clean, organic and completely recyclable, too


2.Cam Cam Copenhagen

New baby on the way? Designing the perfect eco nursery for your newest member of the family is made a lot simpler with CamCam Copenhagen. CamCam produces everything from your favourite reusable silicone baby bibs to a range of stylish interior furniture for your home, making them a super versatile eco-conscious brand. Their distinctly clean, pastel, Scandi style sets them apart from the rest and makes them one of our favourites.


Our top pick: check out this ultra-charming, seashell play mat. Made entirely from organic cotton, this padded mat is an elegant take on a nursery staple. Pretty and practical!


3. Minois Paris

A new wave of baby skincare has taken the world by storm. But it’s not surprising that parents are becoming increasingly conscious of what products they use on their children. The skin is the body’s largest organ, after all, and it makes sense to be extra cautious about what you’re applying to it. Everything that goes on must go in (to your skin, that is), so it’s always best to err on the side of caution!

If natural baby skincare is what you’re after, you should definitely have a browse of the Minois Paris selection on our website. The French brand creates natural skincare products for babies and toddlers without any harmful chemicals or additives, making them the ideal choice for your baby’s soft, sensitive skin.


Our top pick: their gentle cream is paraben, sulphate, phenoxyethanol, silicone and colourant-free, and is designed to hydrate and nourish your baby’s skin. A new mummy’s must-have!


4. Liewood

This Danish company has pretty much everything you need to raise your little one. Their clothing options in particular are both adorable and ethical – sustainable chic! Because you don’t have to sacrifice on style while giving the planet a hand.


Our top pick: Whip up your favourite ice lolly flavours in these reusable, silicone moulds! Cool, crisp, summer goodness.


Bonus: Ideal for holidays and long days at the beach, the Roomie Poncho is a Malta-summer -must-have.


5. Kids Concept

Known for their vast selection of wooden toys and fun household items, Kids Concept work to create long-lasting products that can be passed down for generations to come.

Apart from being a sustainable alternative to plastic baby toys, there has been a lot of talk about the notable cognitive benefits to wooden games. They help develop your child’s thought processing skills, support cognitive growth, and improve their capacity to reason, too!


Our top pick: This ride along kart is a total fan-favourite guaranteed to entertain your child for hours. Plus, it’ll help them to hone their motor skills, strength and balance – a winner in our book!


Make the sustainable change


Now you’ve decided to shop sustainably for the children in your life, we’re looking forward to bringing these brands right to your doorstep. Here at Leif and Lillie, we’ve made it our mission to bring these fantastic, sustainable baby and kids’ brands to Malta, so you and your family can live more sustainably, with ease. Our full online collection is available here.


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