Research shows that Australian concern for the environment has been gradually declining in recent years. Therefore, steps should be taken to ensure a healthier and greener lifestyle! As a matter of fact, wouldn't it be best if it all starts at home; specifically, at the very room where everything begins once the sun rises?
We are, of course, talking about the bedrooms; the place where we wake up every morning and hit the hay nightly! In this part of our home alone, a number of steps can already be taken to ensure that we, in our own way, have already taken part in the fight for a greener world!
One step that can be taken is called "upcycling". Upcycling is the process of renovating or converting our household furniture or old stuffs to make them look different, all the while giving them an entirely different purpose as well. An example of this is using an old ladder as a bookshelf by hanging it horizontally on the bedroom wall.
Another step that can be taken is by using more of the "organic" than the "synthetic". Why not consider painting your bedroom wall with natural paint instead of the ones that are full of chemical substances (volatile organic compounds) that are harmful to the environment? Why not use organic sheets (like our Mulberry Silk Quilts or our Bamboo Quilts *wink*) and mattresses that are lined with natural fiber? Think about it. This would not only be beneficial to you but to the environment as well.
Furthermore, things can also be done to the room temperature! Consider investing in wooden blinds instead of fans. You could also invest in thermostats to have better control over how hot or cold it is in your room. If you don't want to invest in a thermostat, even windows can do their part in our cause. By using windows that are lined with coatings that reflect heat and provide insulation, you can keep your room significantly warmer.
Great flooring can also transform your room into an eco-friendly one! It may be done in terms of the floor itself, or the carpets if you prefer them! For the former, you may try using reclaimed wood flooring which can definitely add appeal to the room’s interior, while for the latter, alternatives exist in place of regular nylon that otherwise contain harmful chemicals!
Finally, nothing could be better than having plants freshen the bedroom's ambiance! Plants filter air and helps remove harmful substances in it. You should, of course, choose plants that fit...
So why not consider choosing to make a change? Why not take small steps to make even the most minor environmental concern non-existent?! After all, it wouldn't hurt to wake up in a room filled with a fresher aura around it.
We always want our babies to have a good night’s sleep. Most of us put our babies to sleep with a lullaby, it’s like second nature. Then when the baby sleeps, we tuck them away in the softness of their blankets, so they feel cosy and warm all through the night.
It is quite important to choose the right blanket for our little ones. The blankets should be soft and comfortable and should not irritate the baby’s sensitive skin. Bamboo blankets are soft and cosy and made from 100% Bamboo. They are soft and light, yet as warm as lightweight wool. Won’t rasp baby’s skin and easy for baby to stroke. Perfect for the cot, just the right size to wrap around baby as they nod off to sleep in your arms, and a great throw for mum or dad when they have to sit beside the cot.
The bamboo blanket is gaining in popularity for many and varying reasons.
Firstly, compared to regular blankets, these bamboo blankets are proven to be more sustainable, since bamboo fiber is scientifically stronger than other textile fabrics.
Secondly, baby bamboo blankets contain Kun, a natural antibacterial agent. This means, not only would this type of blanket give your little bundles of joy the warmth and comfort a blanket is supposed to give, it would also keep your infants from the dangers of bacterial infection. It has been proven that this cloth repels bugs, mold, and allergens, and also kills pests. Perfect in keeping your baby away from certain threats to health.
Thirdly, bamboo fabric is extremely soft. Compared to other fabrics to which babies (and people of all ages for that matter) may experience irritating discomfort due to allergies. It is also produced without chemical treatment, which means that there is no sharp spur to irritate your baby's skin.
Fourthly, its excellent wicking ability will pull moisture away from the skin so that it can evaporate. This means that the baby won't sweat while all wrapped up in a blanket.
All the benefits plus bonuses the bamboo blanket provides make this type of blanket REASONABLY popular among mothers. So whether they're used to cover or wrap the baby, cover strollers or car seats as a sunshade, spread on the floor to function as a mat, or used as a place for changing diapers, the bamboo blanket is preferred because of the extra benefits mentioned above!
So the next time we put our baby to sleep, let us reach out for that Bamboo blankie and sing our lullabies away.
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I am Jane - a mum of 4, lover of dogs and cats, with a passion for stylish items for your home and the environment that don't
cost the earth.
I blog about interior design, natural living, decorating, family, and the environment. I am very proud of our eco-friendly Coshee bed linen and love to hear back from you so please contribute with your experiences and ideas.