Green and Environment friendly approach plus the climate change debate were the major trends of 2017 however their was another trend which was very subtle working, it is the Echo-minded parenting trends . We have listed below a few of them-
1. Old-style wooden toys
It looks like parents are growing more aware of the risks (and non-recyclability) of plastic toys, as well as the many benefits of wood. Searches for wooden toys were up 173 percent in 2017.
2. Eco-friendly baby clothes
From cloth diapers to recycled clothes to plant-based fabrics, parents are caring more than ever about what’s sitting next to baby’s skin. Searches for ‘eco-friendly clothing’ were up 750 percent in 2017. This is a great thing! Not only does it cut down on waste, but it is far healthier for babies, as conventional new clothes are often laden with toxic chemicals, as research by Greenpeace has shown.
3. Modern nurseries
Parents are moving away from the cutesy baby-themed rooms of the past toward more mature, adult-like spaces. They want to decorate with furniture that can be reused, that won’t feel outgrown within a few years. A popular offshoot of this is the removable wall decal, up 219 percent in searches over this past year. Removable wall art is a great way to redecorate with minimal cost and impact
4. Meal-prepping ahead of baby’s arrival
It seems that parents are more concerned than ever with getting food prep in order before giving birth. A search reveals hundreds of slow cooker freezer meals prepared in huge batches. We’re all about the meal planning, the budgeting, and making use of one’s freezer; and if having a baby is an excuse to get started, we can only hope that habit will continue for years to come.