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  • Postpartum recovery

    So you've had your baby - and s/he's gorgeous, of course. But what about you? Over the next few days, weeks and months, you will start to feel more like your old self, both physically and mentally (hard to believe, but true). Give yourself a helping hand and take extra care of yourself as well as your baby. Much depends on the type of birth you had, but even a straightforward vaginal birth can leave you feeling a bit battered. Long labour, instrumental deliveries, episiotomies and C-sections will add to this.

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  • How to avoid flame retardants in your living room

    Furniture and carpets can be treated with a so-called perfluorinated chemical that makes the fabric less sensitive to dirt and water. Your furniture can be treated with flame retardant in both the padding and the fabric. Remnants of this chemical often end up in the household dust and air and is linked to a number health concerns. This chemical can later be found in the breast milk.

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  • Breastfeeding your new baby

    There's no disputing the evidence: breast milk is the best possible food for your new baby. It contains substances that help regulate appetite, promote brain development and guard against diseases both in the short and the long term. It adapts to suit your baby's stage, and varies from mother to mother and from one day to the next. Once established, breastfeeding is cheap, easy and convenient, with no formula to buy and prepare and no specialist equipment needed, save a few good feeding bras and breast pads for you.

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  • Composting the Eco by Naty diaper

    Today, bio-based materials are of huge interest due to global warming. We want crops and plants to grow and we need reduced CO2 emissions. By using renewable materials and avoiding fossil based materials, we can ensure both. Many disposable diapers on the market consist of fossil based materials with little to none renewable material. Our disposable diaper is made of 51% renewable materials.

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  • 5 steps to a better birth

    Whether you're planning a high-tech hospital birth or want to stay in the comfort of your own home, spending time thinking about what might happen on the big day is advisable - being informed puts you in charge of any decisions that need to be made.

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  • Making the journey to preschool more eco-friendly

    Did you know that clothes and shoes labeled as waterproof are often made of plastic treated with chemicals to resist rain and bad weather? In addition to this, school bags in imitation leather may contain harmful phthalates that make plastic soft. The same applies to t-shirts with prints that contain PVC.

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  • What's inside a Naty diaper?

    At Naty we use renewable resources whenever possible, and we always strive to find suppliers offering 100% biodegradable materials. The conventional plastic outer sheet has been replaced with a biodegradable material made from corn starch and cellulose fiber, both natural materials. This material, whilst being watertight, also allows the nappy to breathe, resulting in an airier, dryer, cooler, and more com - fortable nappy.

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  • Our Certified Organic Baby Care Line

    Our new baby care product line is entirely organic and fragrance free - perfect for your little ones sensitive skin.

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  • Our Organic Mother Care Line

    Our new mother care product line is entirely organic and fragrance free - perfect for mums-to-be's changing skin. The new range consists of 3 different products for that are all certified by ECOCERT.

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  • First steps towards a non-toxic pre-school

    In kindergarten, children are exposed to the same chemicals at home but sometimes at an even greater extent research shows. It may be due to problems material foam and soft PVC is particularly common in preschool. Extra worrying considering how much time most children spend there.

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  • Feelgood remedies for your pregnancy

    Many women turn to alternative therapies during pregnancy, whether to help with problems such as backache or morning sickness or simply to help them feel calm and relaxed. Before undergoing any therapy, do make sure that your practitioner is qualified and experienced in treating pregnant women.

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  • The Naty story

    The idea was conceived when Marlene Sandberg was pregnant with her second child and was reading a newspaper article about the high levels of waste that conventional nappies produce. The newspaper article was a wake up call to change the way she lived. Marlene knew that in order to make a disposable nappy work for the environment and for busy new mums, she needed to reinvent the disposable nappy from the inside out.

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  • Organic vs. non-organic cotton

    Did you know that cotton is one of the oldest fibres, which can be tracked back to about 5000 B.C.? Still today cotton is widely used being the most popular natural fabric in the world. What most people don’t know is how harmful the conventional production method is when making the cotton for people and the environment. For example, cotton covers 2.5% of the cultivated land in the world but at the same time uses 16% of all pesticides, which is more than any single main crop.

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  • Eco-friendly products in the baby room

    Most children spend a lot of time in their room - during play and when they sleep. Besides that children are sucking and biting on toys and other things in the home there are also secreted chemi­cals from toys and gadgets that the child is get­ ting through air and dust. Soft plastic figures often contain PVC and can leach substances that make plastics soft.

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  • Potty training and our innovative Clean Potty

    Potty training can be tricky business. We just made that a lot simpler with our Eco by Naty Clean Potty. Potty training is an extraordinary practice since it usually is the first daily life activity that your child will start to independently manage.

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  • Our eco-friendly clothing line

    When we decided to extend our product range with children's clothes we also decided not to take any shortcuts. Being an environmentally conscious company it was a natural decision to use only 100% certified organic cotton that confirm to the world's toughest eco-lobeling "Good Environmentol Choice".

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  • What is ECOCERT® certification?

    Transparency is extremely important to us at Eco by Naty. Declaring the ingredients and materials that we use in our products is key. In addition to this we use independent authorities to certify that the quality of our products and their performance is exactly what we say.

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  • Weaning

    Your baby will survive perfectly well for the first six months on milk alone, whether breast or formula, but around this time s/he will be ready to try 'proper' food, on the way to enjoying family meals with you. It used to be recommended to wean much earlier, but research has shown that your baby's digestive system is not fully developed until six months. If you feel your baby is ready slightly earlier, do resist if you can, especially if there is a history of allergies in your family, and consult your doctor or health visitor first. In any case, you should never start weaning before 17 weeks. If s/he's starting to show an interest in what you eat, is reaching out for your food, or s/he still seems hungry after a full milk feed, now could be the time to start the baby on solids. You may also find that s/he's started waking more at night, having previously slept through.

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  • Your Family, Nappies and the Environment

    Where do all the nappies go? Did you know that 6 percent of all the total waste on landfills comes from nappies? 6 percent! One baby contributes to as much as one tonne of nappies per year.

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  • 6 steps to a plastic-free dining room

    Bisphenol A is a common plastic chemical that children ingest through food. Crushed tomatoes, canned corn and caviar are some examples of metal containing chemicals. Even in fish, meat and other food there are often chemicals that spread with the help of plastic items. Oil cloths may be made from PVC and contain harmful substances that soften the fabric.

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  • Plastics and harmful substances in a nursery

    In a nursery the bed can hold and let go of hazardous chemicals. The mattress might contain flame retardants and a mattress cover in plastic terry may contain harmful phthalates. Foam may contain solvent residues from production. Try to avoid composite wood products in a nursery that might contain formaldehyde. It can cause nose and throat irritation, breathing trouble, and other health problems.

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  • Bottle-feeding know-how

    Not all women breastfeed successfully, or for the recommended six months. If you fall into this category, the most important thing is to ensure that your baby receives all the nutrients he needs through formula. Whatever your reason, don't feel guilty, just move on and get on with being the best mother you can be - feeling anxious about being unwilling or unable to breastfeed could affect your relationship with your baby, and this is a time for unconditional love on both sides!

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  • Greenwashing

    What are the defining characteristics of an eco nappy? Some might argue that conventional plastic nappies that are free from chemicals, perfume and dioxins are eco-friendly. Whilst others think of the production process as a whole and the material composition when they define the eco-friendliness of a brand. Unfortunately, greenwashing, which is marketing used to promote the perception that a product is environmentally friendly when in reality it is not, has become more common.

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  • Your pregnancy diet

    It's often said that you are what you eat, and while you're pregnant this is also true for your baby. What you eat while you're expecting impacts directly on your baby's development in the womb and, ultimately, to his health as an adult. Studies have shown that a diet high in salt, sugar and fat (all the things we know we should be avoiding anyway!) during pregnancy can lead to overweight infants with long-term health problems. So, normal healthy eating rules apply, although you may want to modify the way you eat through the day.

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  • 5 steps to an eco-friendly baby shower

    Are you planning on hosting a more environmental friendly baby shower? Sometimes it can be a bit tricky to know where to start. That’s why we have gathered all our favourite ideas in one post to help you. What’s better than welcoming future babies with a cleaner planet and brighter future? Together we can all make a difference. In this way you can spread the word about green living and celebrate life in a safe, clean and healthy way.

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  • Baby-led weaning

    Counter to all the advice to start with purées and move on from there is a movement known as 'baby-led weaning', pioneered by infant feeding expert Gill Rapley. The theory is that your baby will follow its instincts and natural curiosity; this will encourage independence, help your baby develop hand-eye co-ordination and enable it to join you for family meals right from the start. Many parents do it inadvertently, usually with their second or third baby, when they are having to divide their attention, so their baby is more likely to get the chance to just pick up a piece of food and start chewing. Others go down this route simply because their baby refuses to eat from a spoon. You may find that some food from a spoon and lots of finger foods works for you.

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  • Organic food during pregnancy

    If you’re looking to reduce your exposure to chemicals, eating organic is an obvious way to start. Organic foods are grown with the use of synthetic fertilisers, herbicides and pesticides and all animals are reared without the routine use of antibiotics. While only four chemicals are used on organic crops, some 430 are used on non-organic crops.

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  • Pregnancy feelgood

    People may talk of the healthy pregnancy ‘glow’, but you could well spend your time feeling less than perfect. Because of all the changes taking place in your body, there are many common ailments, from constipation and heartburn to backache and morning sickness. On the plus side, you’re unlikely to suffer all of them, and some will be particular to certain stages of pregnancy, so will pass. And there are plenty of ways of alleviating the symptoms…

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  • How does the composting diaper service work?

    The diaper has a long history of continuous inventions and improvements. The modern day disposable diaper saw its first light in the 20th century. It was first and foremost the convenience and performance of these new diapers that revolutionized the lives of many families.

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