Our top eco holiday essentials for young kids

The lockdown is easing, campsites and hotels are re-opening and we are all starting to think that some time away this summer may actually be a possibility.   If you are getting ready for a break with your little ones, take a look at our eco holiday essentials to keep both them, and their environment, happy and safe. 

Badger Baby's SPF30 hypoallergenic suncream is a high factor sun block designed specifically for your baby's delicate skin.  Unlike many suncreams, it does not contain any nasty chemicals and is also reef safe, biodegradable and certified cruelty free. It only has six ingredients, including chamomile and calendula to calm and soothe your baby's skin. In fact, many of our customers who have children with eczema say it is the only sunscreen their child's skin can tolerate. It is an absolute essential when we go away with our little ones.   We also sell a kids version, the only difference being the smell (it is naturally scented with tangerine and vanilla). 

Wash the sand from your baby's skin with this gentle lavender and geranium baby body wash by Ecostore.  As well as leaving your little one's skin beautifully cleansed and conditioned, it also smells so gorgeous that you will honestly think you have gone to the spa (remember those pre-children days?!). The ingredients are all plant based and match the oils and amino acids found naturally in your baby's skin.  The bottle is made from renewable sugarcane plastic which is 100% recyclable.  The range also includes a baby shampoo, moisturiser, bubble bath and baby massage oil.  

Avoid plastic camping plates or delicate hotel crockery by bringing your own non-breakable dinnerware designed with your children in mind.  This gorgeous bamboo bowl and matching spoon are not only great for our planet but will be a big hit with your little one.  Made of eco-friendly and non-toxic bamboo, this bowl is a great alternative to plastic and will give parents complete peace of mind both at home and away.  The range includes matching sippy cups for young toddlers, straw cups for older kids and bamboo plates in cute designs.  We also sell bamboo and silicone straws.  

For daytime naps on the beach or to keep them warm at night, this breathable, soft and lightweight blanket will keep them feeling safe and cosy whatever the weather.  It is made of 100% certified organic cotton with the added bonus of being machine washable.  This is a must have for any trip away.  Available in dove and linen colours.  

This 260ml bottle is perfect for little hands and little lunchboxes when out and about (and is a good fit for a handbag too).  It keeps drinks ice-cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours.  Use it for cooling drinks on the beach or hot chocolate around the campfire.
So there you have it.  Our Green Monkeys' top picks for eco holiday essentials this summer.  We wish all our customers a happy, fun and, above all, safe summer holiday.  Take a look at our Green Monkeys store for more great ideas for eco products for babies and young children.