Aster & Oak – All about Organic / Organics

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Childproofing Checklist: How to Baby-Proof the Nursery

Babies usually start crawling soon after turning eight months – but sometimes even sooner! – so you need to be prepared in advance because you never know when your little one is going to decide it’s time to start investigating the surroundings. Many parents think their children will never put their fingers in electrical outlets or start climbing the furniture, but you’d be surprised how much they truly like touching and climbing everything they see. This is why you need to start baby-proofing the nursery before your youngster starts exploring it.
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Bought vs Homemade Baby Food – Pros and Cons

Baby food is almost as varied and flavorful as adult food now — anything that can be pureed can be put in a jar and called baby food. Once our little one has reached the food stage at around six months, it’s time to make a decision. Should you buy your baby food or make it at home? We’ve assembled the pros and cons of each option to help make the choice between Bought vs Homemade Baby Food a bit easier for you.

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The Eco Friendly Nursery Guide: Everything You Need to Know

Learning you’re pregnant is one of the most wonderful moments of your life and sharing the news with your partner means spreading positive and empowering energy between expecting parents. This also means some things are going to change in your life as you’ll have to become a much more responsible individual. Babies require lots of care and you basically need to create an entire new micro-system for them inside your own home. Designing and building a nursery is an important task that has to be done well, sensibly and in accordance with certain rules. If you too want your child to start its life in a natural, organic and non-toxic space, here is our ultimate Eco friendly nursery guide.

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Top Reasons Why Organic Cotton is Best for Your Baby

Have you been considering dressing your baby in pure organic cottons and wondering whether it’s worthwhile? After all, what difference does organic cotton really make? The answer may surprise you. Not only is organic cotton better for your baby, it’s also better for the environment and for farmers. Here’s our top reasons why organic cotton is best for your baby!

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Another life adjustment… You don’t need chemicals for the squeak in your clean.

Cleaning without chemicals!
When you enter the crazy, uncharted waters of motherhood, your perspective on the simple things such washing can alter in ways you never before contemplated. Pre-children, you soaked your whites for a week, hand washed your designer bras, scrubbed and starched cuffs & collars, removed the occasional red wine stain on your husbands business shirt from his Friday work drinks and a chilli oil stain on your chinos from your lazy Sunday morning Yum Cha session with your girlfriends.

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WIN an $40 Aster & Oak Organic Clothing Prize Pack + 6 Months Supply of Resparkle Baby Wash!

Would you like to WIN a gorgeous baby clothing prize pack & essentials for your little one? We believe that a toxin-free home for baby is even better when it means a carefree life for mummy.

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Fresh Produce – Why would you eat foods with Soul?

I thought I was pretty clever when I come up with a little adaption of the Acronym from the slow food movement (Seasonal, local, organic wholefoods). I try to live by this as much as possible – Eating foods with SOUL:  Seasonal, Organic, Unprocessed and Local.

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How To Wash Organic Baby Clothes – Easy Tips For Organic Clothing Care

There are lots of ways your family can support eco-friendly practices, and a great way is through purchasing organic clothing. This clothing is not only better for us as consumers… it’s better for the ecosystem as a whole. But, if you’ve recently ordered a bunch of organic baby clothes, you might be wondering how to take care of them. You’ve gone through the effort and extra cost to buy safer clothes… you certainly don’t want to ruin them by using the wrong products or laundering procedures.

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The Dirty Truth Behind Children’s Clothing

When you shop for produce, you might be more likely to pick up the bag of organic apples versus the conventionally grown apples. Why is that? Chances are, if you are purchasing organic food, you’ve been asked by family and friends why you bother with the extra expense of buying organic, and chances are, you probably have an answer.

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