Pink is for girls. Blue is for boys. But for a planet-loving
baby shower, green is the color of our time.
Throwing a green baby shower is a chance to cast that first tiny
footprint in an emerald hue and at the same time tutor friends and
family about all the eco-friendly choices out there.
As moms-to-be grow more aware of the impact each new infant will
have on the environment, parents feel a growing sense of
responsibility about reducing waste in the home, consuming organic
and sustainable products and ridding living spaces of toxic
materials and chemicals, says Eliana Eissler, a professional baby
planner with Itsabelly of Chicago, one of about 40 baby planning
"It only makes sense to put even more emphasis on green living
when preparing for the arrival of a baby, not only to provide them
with the most natural and healthy start in life but also to set a
great example from the beginning," she says.
Besides, Eissler adds, green baby showers are much simpler and
less expensive than traditional celebrations.
Here is an Itsabelly primer on how to craft an environmentally
savvy baby shower:
For more baby-planning advice, visit www.itsa-belly.com
Robyn Monaghan is a mother and long-time journalist.
See more of Robyn's stories here.
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