Posted on Leave a comment

Claim Your Free Organic Moisturiser from Zkin at Nature’s Child

Zkin Organics Relief Moisturiser GIVEAWAY

JUST PLACE YOUR ORDER FOR $100 AND WE WILL SEND A FREE  Organic Moisturiser value $45 WHEN YOU spend over $100 in our Nature’s Child
Shop $100 minimum in the Nature’s Child Store for any baby, Zk’in or green cleaning products you need. 

Posted on Leave a comment

Plastic Free Collection

Nature’s Child is committed to removing all plastic from our packaging. We believe this should be a fundamental goal for eco-friendly baby companies.

Removing unnecessary plastics is a priority for us. Over the years, our customers expect Nature’s Child to set the standard in eco friendly baby products. Here are some of the milestones we have pioneered to date.

  1. Australia’s First Organic Baby Store in 2000
  2. Australia’s First Organic Cotton Cloth Nappies 2004
  3. Australia’s Baby Business to sell Cloth Nappies commercially to mainstream baby stores 2008
  4. Australia’s First range of Organic Baby Range of Mother & Baby Essentials 2005 – 2008
  5. Australia’s First Baby Brand to offer Non-Disposable essentials for every day use 2003
  6. Australia’s First Certified Organic Baby Skincare Range – 100% of the range. ACO
  7. Australia’s First Baby Company to commit to 100% Plastic Free Packaging

We will continue to be an industry leader for eco-friendly baby products standards. It is what our customers have come to expect and it is certainly what we have come to expect from ourselves. Over the next few years we’ll be removing unnecessary packaging where we can and introducing alternative packaging materials. Our ultimate aim is to eliminate unnecessary plastic and make all our own-brand packaging reusable or home-compostable material by 2021.

We’ve made great progress already, with over 90% of our own-brand packaging now meeting our recyclable, reusable or home recycling goal. But we know there’s more we need to do, and that’s why in 2018 we made the decision to aim for a 100% plastic free packaging.

All our products are plastic free and reusable but packaging has always been a challenge. When we started selling our organic cotton baby and mother products in 2005 such as breast pads and baby wipes, it was a standard expectation from retailers that the product would be ‘protected’ in a plastic baby inside the box. Now you have to remember that back in 2005, plastic free  was not a phrase. Just using recycled cardboard for our packaging was a major step.

In recent years, we have engaged with our key retailers, customers and distributers with a plastic free conversation and are pleased to announced a 100% acceptance of our plastic free goal with packaging.

Reusable Baby Wipes

Here are the 4 products that are already 100% Plastic Free. You simple open the box and your reusable product is ready to use and the box can go strait into the recycling. The packaging is the only rubbish is the only waste that will result from our products. Compare this to a packet of disposable baby wipes or breast pads that are used and discarded weekly. Actually, it’s such a beautiful box, we usually recommend cutting out the beautiful image on the front and making a gift card with it. We have seen many delighted customers enjoy our home made gift cards.

100% Plastic Free Products so far

  1. Breast Pads Regular – Cardboard box with die cut so you can see the lovely fabric but no plastic!
  2. Baby Wipes Box of 8 – Cardbox box with die cut so you can see the lovely fabric but no plastic!
  3. Amber Necklace – Cardboard Hanger with eye catching display
  4. Amber Bracelet/Anklet – Cardboard Hanger with eye catching display


Here are the next two products that will be Plastic Free by 2020

  1. Breast Pads Large
  2. Breast Pads Light &Discreet

95% Plastic Free Products 

  1. Organic Baby Wash
  2. Organic Baby Massage Oil
  3. Organic Baby Powder
  4. Organic Bottom Balm
  5. Organic Wonder Balm
  6. Organic Cotton Face Wipes
  7. Organic Cotton Towelling Nappies

Current Organic Baby Skincare Packaging

Glass Bottles with plastic lids

Our gorgeous organic baby skincare is proudly packaged in glass but we still have plastic lids. We are working on a lid solution. The only lids that are designed to work on our bottles are made from plastic! So this project will take longer as we will need to change our bottles in order to change our lids. The good news is that all our plastic lids are hard BPA free plastic so you can recycle them in the meantime. The good news is that your product has minimal or no contact with the plastic before and after use.

organic baby products by natures child

We look forward to updating you further later this year and look forward to celebrating every milestone with you our valued customers.

Love from – The Nature’s Child Team x x

PS: The first synthetic plastic — Bakelite  — was produced in 1907, marking the beginning of the global plastics industry. However, rapid growth in global plastic production was not realized until the 1950s. Over the next 65 years, annual production of plastics increased nearly 200-fold to 381 million tonnes in 2015. For context, this is roughly equivalent to the mass of two-thirds of the world population.1  You can learn more here 

Posted on Leave a comment

5 Disposable Baby Products that you can replace right now

Here are 5 baby products you use every day

  1. Nappies
  2. Baby Swimmers
  3. Breast Pads
  4. Baby Wipes
  5. Face Wipes

Did you know it’s thousands of dollars cheaper to reuse organic baby products rather than disposable baby products? Do the Calculator Challenge with your preferred disposable brand to work out your family savings if you switched to Cloth for any of the 5 products above.

If you want to change but not sure where to begin, just start by replacing one of these 5 products. If you are still pregnant and making decisions about what products to use for your new baby, then now is the time to research and prepare for the best eco start possible for your family. Using Cloth Products is easy, safe and fun, not to mention saves you a bundle of cash.

Just start where you can is my best advice. The aim is not to be perfect or stressed about change. The aim is to be making small manageable changes. We all want to see big changes in life but the truth is that big changes happen in small ways.  Replacing products and changing your shopping and consumption habits are small weekly decisions. Some weeks will be successful and some weeks you won’t. That is okay! As long as you are moving in the direction of change, you are doing more than most people.

Nature’s Child is committed to reusable baby products that every parents needs every day in a reusable form to avoid pollution

You are looking for progress, not perfection. When you look back in a year from now, it will look like a big change but it will feel like on daily or weekly basis, it can feel quite small. That is good news!

Reusable baby products saves a load of rubbish but also saves you a load of money! An Organic Cloth Nappy Set up for a new baby including all the nappies, nappy wipes, breast pads for a new mother and face wipes for dribbles all comes in under $1000. If you buy these items in disposable form on a weekly basis, they cost minimum $5000 per child.

If you are already a convert to ditching disposable baby products and buying less “stuff” for our kids, then Earth Overshoot day is a great way to measure our consumption and see in real time how this impacts the natural resources available to us on planet earth. Last year, earth overshoot day was in August. This year, it has moved up to July 29. This is not the direction we want the date to move in. In 2019, the Earth Overshoot Day campaign introduced #movethedate to inspire people to share the awareness of this significant date.

Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. You can share #movethedate and talk to parents in your community about this date. Earth Overshoot day changes every year based on our calculated human consumption. This year, we have used up one planet of resources by July 29 but we have a lot of the year to go still! It’s a bit scary but also inspiring as it gives us a measurable way to consider using less products every day. Using Less Products means Using Less Resources. It’s that simple!

Disposable Nappies are a greater problem than plastic bags for local councils. An estimated 27.4 billion disposable diapers (nappies) are used each year in the United States. An estimated 2 billion are used every year in Australia.  With 195 countries in the world having access to disposable nappies, you can see why eco parents want to lead the charge for change. Add billions more baby wipes, breast pads, swimmers and other disposable baby products and you can see why we have to change. These statistics are a huge inspiration for Cloth Nappy Companies such as Nature’s Child, all started by mums who care for the planet our kids will inherit.

Nature’s Child is committed to removing all plastic from our packaging. We have alreay removed almost 90% of plastic and we are committed to solutions for our lids and inner protective packaging. Last month, we shared the news about our Popular Regular Breast Pads now arriving with NO PLASTIC in the packaging at all. They join our Baby Wipes which went Plastic Free Packaging Last Year! If you have not seen them yet, check out the link below #sharetheplasticfreenews #natureschildbreastpads #organicbabyproducts #parentsagainstpollution

When you choose reusable, organic baby products instead of disposables, you get safer, healthier for your baby.

Thank you for exploring 5 Ways to #movethedate Earth Overshoot Day as a parent in our eco movement.

Thank you for joining parents against pollution in our Organic Tribe.

Nature’s Child was born in Byron Bay in July 2000. We have a lot of experience and love for this topic!

Posted on Leave a comment

Creating Healthy Kids

New Mum Gifts

Our behaviour, what we eat and how we spend our days can shape our children’s future (no pressure!). Their developing brains are like sponges, waiting to see what information is vital and what they need to hold on to in order to create and shape their own futures.

It is therefore imperative that we lead by example and encourage our children to start making healthy food choices, without creating obsessive or complex behaviour towards food. Piece of cake right?

Here are a few tips to get you started:

  • Eat whole foods 85% of the time: the less processed the food, the easier it is on your child’s digestive system. Genetically modified ingredients, additives and preservatives found in processed foods are among the main causes of the increase in allergies and intolerances prevalent today.
  • Behavioural problems have been linked with preservative calcium propionate (282), commonly used in bread. Always check the labels for a long list of numbers and unpronounceable ingredients, as childhood diseases such as asthma, hyperactivity and learning difficulties are often linked with these food additives.
  • Keep school lunches interesting by mixing up the contents. Sorry but a sandwich day in day out won’t get you over the line (and may result in mouldy bread found stashed in the backs of cupboards months later). Try boiled eggs, fresh fruit, veggie sticks, or my Nut-Free Muesli Bars, Carrot Cupcakes or No-Bake Cookies.
  • It is your responsibility to get your children out and about, rather than sitting indoors playing with gadgets. Spend quality time with kids, turn off computers, phones, iPads and play. Before you know it. They’ll be grown up and won’t want to hang out without you!
  • Take time for yourself! Enjoy guilt free time out every day with exercise, yoga or meditation. Children are more resilient than you think and you’ll be a better parent for it.

In the extraordinarily beautiful and wise word of Kahlil Gibran in The Prophet, “Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, and though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.” Amen.

Posted on Leave a comment

Life Management Skills

Here are three simple tips to better manage your day to ensure you’re needs and wants are being met and you’re still finding enjoyment in the day to day activities.

  1. Make a list
    Sounds mundane but honestly, if you want to better manage your days, lists are your new best friend. Write a list of everything you think you need to do in the day, as well as the things you would like to (i.e. things you enjoy doing/self-love kind of stuff/sit with your children, etc).
  2. Now divide that list into:
    – Things that must get done
    – Things that would be good to do but are not urgent
    – Things you want to do for enjoyment

Get the must-haves done so your mind is at ease but let’s re-evaluate the not so urgent tasks. Can the vacuuming wait another day or two? I think yes! This now gives you time to add in one of those tasks of enjoyment, be it yoga, a beach walk or sitting in the sun and reading a book. Our days are busy and full of rushing hither and thither so scheduling time in the day to do something you enjoy is a top priority in my mind. No ‘I don’t have time’ excuses, please.

  1. Delegate
    Are you someone that likes to feel in control? Perhaps you take on too much because you feel you’re the best at the job and someone else just might not be up to scratch. I don’t mean this in a bad way, it’s likely you’re very competent and know just how things need to be done but the sake of your own sanity (and to free yourself up some time), send that stuff someone else’s way! Start with smaller jobs until you feel confident letting go and handing over the reins on the bigger stuff. This goes for work and home life too. (I bet your partner is more than capable once given the opportunity!).

You will find even the first step of writing down all of your to-dos is helpful enough. Getting those thoughts out of your swirling mind and onto paper is cleansing in itself. And once you’ve de-cluttered your mind and organised your day into a functional flow, you’ll find the balance between being and doing. And why we need both states in our precious lives.


Posted on Leave a comment

Tips for an Autumn Cleanse

What if I told you that keeping clean whilst being pregnant and rearing children doesn’t have to be complicated. There are some super easy things you can do in your daily life to gently restore our bodies whilst keeping safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding times.

You may even be doing them now.

Eat (and drink) Beetroot
Beetroots contain a group of phytonutrients rich in antioxidants called betalains that support detoxification in the liver. When your liver is able to detoxify chemicals and toxins more effectively, then your body is better able to balance hormones, cholesterol and energy levels. Try in juice or grate beetroot raw in a salad or roasted with olive oil and sea salt.

Drink Apple Cider Vinegar
Raw apple cider vinegar is alkalising, stimulates the secretion of digestive enzymes, aids in healthy weight maintenance and safe to use in small does at all times. Mix apple cider vinegar and a pinch of cayenne pepper to 50-100ml warm water. Drink on rising or ten minutes before meals to increase digestive capabilities.

Use Natural Household Cleaners
It’s so important to reduce the ubiquitous presence of toxic chemicals in our natural environment, man-made environments and our personal environments. Seek out safe cleaning solutions, such as eucalyptus oil, tea tree oil, citrus oil, bicarbonate of soda and white vinegar.


Dry Body Brush
Our skin is the largest waste elimination organ in the body. Body brushing exfoliates the skin and removes dead skin cells that may be clogging up pores and interfering with toxin elimination. This process also assists with the prevention of dry skin, as it stimulates sebum secretion from the sebaceous glands, leading to softer, lustrous skin. I body brush before showering in the morning. As a general rule, stroke the brush in one upward movement towards the major lymph nodes in the body, such as the groin, armpits and base of neck.

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
Drinking lots of water is essential, especially alkaline water. Alkaline water, also known as antioxidant water, has a higher pH which helps to extract acidity from the body.

Use Fresh Herbs
Many every-day kitchen herbs are not only loaded with antioxidants, they also enhance flavours in food so you can easily give processed condiments a miss.  What’s more is that herbs such as parsley and coriander are super-alkalising, and have the ability to harmlessly remove heavy metals from the body.  Parsley for example, is loaded with Vitamin C and beta-carotene, it’s like the equivalent of eating a couple of oranges and a carrot juice to boot.

You see, keeping clean doesn’t have to be difficult or take control of your life. By incorporating these things into your daily routine you’ll reduce the toxic load naturally.

Posted on 1 Comment

Reduce Your Toxic Load

Autumn is here and with it comes a great time to do some autumn cleansing. Here are some sure-fire ways to reduce your toxic load for your family and for our planet.

What are we waiting for?

These days our bodies are overloaded with toxins as they are being thrown at us from every angle – in the food we eat, the air we breathe, the products we use on our skin, for our family and in our home. We can’t be perfect all the time so here are some easy solutions to the toxic burden.


Avoid processed foods. Our bodies need and understand whole foods, not refined and processed ones. Pesticides on fruit and vegetables can be partially removed by soaking them in a bentonite clay bath, which attracts and absorbs some of the toxins used in conventional agriculture. Also, apple cider vinegar works as a fruit and veg wash.


Consumption of alcohol is extremely taxing on the liver as the liver needs to work overtime in order to process the toxins. It is not just the liver that suffers however, alcohol can affect personal behaviour and mood, digestive function, skin quality, cognitive function and absorption of nutrients from our food.

Personal Care Products.

That’s where we can help! Check out our range here. From personal care to baby care and eco-living products we have you covered.

Household Cleaning Products.

Look at the material safety data sheets (MSDS) on the products you use to clean your bathroom, kitchen and living spaces. Ditch any that are damaging. Seek out and use non-toxic cleaning solutions like our range or simple solutions like eucalyptus oil and white vinegar.

Clean Up Your Air.

Have lots of plants in your living environment. Ensure your house gets fresh air daily. Ideally, if you live in the city, go to a nature reserve to indulge in some fresh air. Avoid all products that list ‘fragrance’ on them as these are totally unregulated.

Source The Purest Water You Can Find.

Water is a major ally during a cleanse and in everyday day life. Every process in the body takes place in a water environment, so ensuring this is continuously refreshed is vitally important, even more so during a detox. Choose what water works for you, whether it be filtered, spring or distilled and add some lemon or lime for a further alkalising effect.

Tune Within.

Tune in to your internal commentary and become aware of any toxic criticisms or reproaches you may be generating, either towards yourself or others. Nip them in the bud and express them with a healthier, constructive voice. Clearing these can create uncluttered spaciousness. Find some affirmations that are powerful for you, and read them during times of stress or when you see fear overtaking love.

Posted on Leave a comment

General Recommendations During Pregnancy

General Recommendations During Pregnancy


  • Pregnancy is such a beautiful time of one’s lifetime and we highly recommend transcribing the journey in one of our gorgeous Pregnancy Journals, to cherish memories and give your child a treasurable gift.
  • Hydration is key during pregnancy and also for energy levels. Increase water to at least 2.5-3L daily.
  • For moisturising the body, you can’t look past our wonder balm which doubles up as a cure for anything!
  • Ginger tea or bread for nausea. Some people find ginger biscuits and oatcakes with a cup of peppermint tea works. Also, sipping on Yogi Mother-to-Be tea in 2nd and 3rd trimester is not only nutritive but soothing too.
  • It is safe and beneficial to continue exercising during pregnancy. The rule of thumb is you do not need to be concerned about heart rate if you have been doing regular exercise prior to getting pregnant.  Low-impact exercise such as walking, yoga and swimming is beneficial during later pregnancy, as we naturally slow down due to the weight of the baby.
  • Get 20 to 30 minutes of sunlight to boost Vitamin D levels, avoiding more intense sun exposure times (10 am to 3 pm during hotter months). This is also great for mood and relaxation for both yourself and baby.
  • Must-have organic personal care products to have a regular supply can be found in our pregnancy section.
  • Most importantly, enjoy this miraculous time and remember it’s just nine months out of your ‘normal’ life!



Posted on Leave a comment

Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

Avoids List for Every Expecting Parent-to-be…

Depending on where you live in the world, what’s the bet you get told: “Do this, do that. Avoid this, avoid that”. So much so, we start freaking out when we’re pregnant, paranoid at the sight of food and even at the thought of sitting next to someone with a sniffle. Well, bubbles don’t exist but please don’t let this ruin your magical journey. Instead, we’re arming you with no-fuss general recommendations and supplying you with the rightful foods to avoid during pregnancy. Here’s to a happy, healthy (and relaxed) birthing journey!

Foods To Avoid During Pregnancy

  • Raw meat, raw fish, deli meats, raw egg, undercooked chicken all pose a risk of contamination with coliform bacteria, listeria, salmonella and toxoplasmosis.
  • Soft cheeses such as camembert, brie, blue vein and queso blanco can contain listeria.
  • Fish with possible higher levels of mercury include tuna, shark, barracuda, swordfish and king mackerel.
  • Shellfish may contain higher levels of industrial pollutants.
  • Caffeine is a stimulant and can inhibit the absorption of iron. Should be avoided during pregnancy, especially in 1st
  • Sugars, artificial sweeteners, refined carbohydrates and deep-fried foods are to be avoided to minimise food additive exposure, reduce the risk of gestational diabetes as well as excessive weight gain.
  • Acidic, fatty and spicy foods may aggravate morning sickness (1st trimester) and heartburn (3rd trimester).
  • Avoid alcohol, cigarette smoke, recreational drugs and over the counter prescription medications and toxic chemicals (some household cleaning products) for the duration of pregnancy and breastfeeding. Instead, check out our eco-cleaning products.
  • Check out our post on Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy for a complete naturopathic guide for every trimester.
  • For further information, check out Healthline’s 11 Food and Beverages to Avoid During Pregnancy.