Diapering Alternatives 101
So many alternatives, TOO much information! Learn about ALL of your diapering options and how they compare from an environmental, health, cost, and convenience perspective. Includes modern cloth diapers, chlorine free, compostable or "flushable" disposables, diaper services, diaper free, EC, and more!
See, touch and feel the options available. Leave with information you need to decide what will work for your family, and where to find it here in Vancouver.
Greening the Nest: Healthy Home for Mama and Babe
Preparing home for baby? Toddlers running amok in your nest? Interested in shedding the unnecessary chemicals lurking in your home? Together we will sort through the research and the hype on everyday chemicals and the health of our little ones. No chemistry degree required!
Learn how to be clean and green as you care for yourself, your baby, and your home (soaps, lotions & potions, cleaners, laundry, sanitizing, & more). Also includes healthy eating for mama and baby that is high on nutrition and low on unwanted chemicals (including priority organics, breastfeeding, formula, food and drink preparation and storage)
Gearing Up Green for Your Little One
The STUFF begins even before baby arrives, and as baby grows it can feel overwhelming. Sadly, the baby's zone, prepared with such love, often ends up being the most toxic area in the home. Learn about green and healthy options for your child, and explore what gear is truly useful to your family. Includes being plastic savvy with food and drink storage, toys, baby gear and household. Also learn tips & tricks to save time, cash & build community too!
Babywearing and Baby Carriers 101
A baby carrier often rises high on the list of "essential" baby gear, but which one? Come see touch and try the wide array of "baby wearing" options available. Learn how styles of carriers compare, how to use them safely, how to position your baby, and the benefits for parent & baby.
For Preschools and Child Care Centres
Healthy Home and Play: Greening your space for little ones
Parents, teachers and caregivers are overwhelmed with information and the marketing of products about chemicals in our environment, how they affect our children's health, and what can be done about it.
This workshop gives participants:
a balanced summary review of the hype and research regarding environmental toxins and our children's health
an understanding of what is "GREEN" and what is "HEALTHY" and how they do and don't always overlap
an easy action plan of the best starting points to reduce harmful exposures in our homes, schools and care centres
a first hand look at solutions and locally available products
tips and tricks: cost effective solutions and kids classroom activities and projects
resources for reference and continued learning
an action kit for the school and for each parent to take home that helps put the learning into action right away