Fabulous Green Baby Shower

Although I’ve often written about planning a green baby shower, I’ve never gotten to experience once firsthand.  Thanks to my incredible, intelligent, caring, physically fit, and highly attractive teaching colleagues I had the chance to attend one thrown in my baby’s honor. 

Now it’s quite humbling to have friends take the time to organize a baby shower, especially when those friends are all middle school teachers challenged with managing spring behaviors at the end of the school year.  It’s even more of a gift when said friends are thoughtful enough to take the time to make it green.

Here are some of the eco-friendly ideas they worked into the shower:


Read Our New Article for 25 Ways to Green Your Pregnancy!

Our latest Green Baby Guide article is brought to you by Joy Harkins of the Just Plain Joy blog.  You’ll find twenty-five tips that will make you, your baby, and the planet happy.  Some you may have heard before (eat organic food) and others you may have never considered (purchase a scanner).  Enjoy!

25 Tips for a Green Pregnancy 

Throw a Simple Green Baby Shower

Sheryl Crow had one. Parents magazine raved about them in last March’s issue.  An eco-conscious expecting mother in your life may be hinting for one.  But what is a green baby shower?  It may seem like a ploy to get you to “buy” your way into the green movement.  Are we just trading piles of Pampers and mounds of plastic toys for $50 organic onesies and free-trade rattles?  Maybe.  But it’s also possible to throw an old-fashioned, down-to-earth baby shower that’s simple and eco-friendly.  Here are just a few ideas to celebrate the arrival of a new baby.

Throw a book baby shower.  Don’t forget the Green Baby Guide’s article touting the merits of giving the gift of imagination.  Attendants bring a book or two the child can treasure well after she’s outgrown her bouncy seat.