Going Green in Bangkok

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Being a ‘greener’ parent has never been easier in Bangkok

It goes without saying that becoming a parent changes how you view the world. “What type of world do I want to leave for the next generation?” takes on a much more personal and immediate aspect once you’ve got kids of your own.

Going Green in Bangkok

Luckily, it has never been easier to make ‘green’ choices in Bangkok.

Whenever possible, I’ve attempted to make more environmentally friendly choices since the birth of my children. Whether it be choosing wooden toys for my boys made from sustainable forest projects right here in Thailand (see Wonderworld), biodegradable feeding spoons and forks made of corn or non-toxic insect repellants. Environmentally and socially conscious products are finding their way to more shelves here in the Big Mango.

I was so excited this weekend to discover that my local Villa supermarket has begun stocking some exciting new products. Namely, a brand called Seventh Generation. I’ve always been a keen supporter of Mamy Poko products. Recently, my littlest one has been suffering from an acute diaper rash (most likely teething related) and I was at my wit’s end about how to make it better. These new Seventh Generation wipes have been so gentle on his skin that the rash has nearly cleared up in a matter of days. These wipes are super moist, thick and strong. But even better still they contain no dyes, fragrance or alcohol.

For years, I’ve been using something called the Smart Klean Laundry Ball. It works like a charm, leaves no chemical residue and doesn’t pollute the environment. However, I bought this product overseas and it is, unfortunately, not yet available in Thailand. So imagine my excitement to see that this Seventh Generation has a whole line of cleaning products, from laundry soap to washing up liquid.

If anyone from Villa is reading this, I hope that these products are here to stay. Not like the those great environmentally friendly disposal diapers (well, as friendly to the planet as disposals can be anyway) that you stocked for less than 6 months.

That’s why I am so excited about this new range of products from Seventh Generation.

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My name is Jodie. I'm a 38 year old Canadian working and living in Bangkok, Thailand. My husband and I are both international teachers - though I'm taking this year off to be a full-time mom.

When we're not busy with other people's kids, we try our hand at raising our own very curious nearly four year old son and his 9 and half month old brother. When it comes to parenting, like most of us, I’m making a lot of it up as I go along .

1 Comment

  1. David Walters  /  November 16, 2014, 3:44 pm Reply

    It is difficult to find anything eco-friendly in Thailand. We are trying to raise awareness of the importance of sustainability through our school initiatives. Please take look at what we have been doing http://beyc.co.th/blog/2014/10/kindergarten-3-topic-blog-looking-after-our-environment/. Our most recent inclusion is an aquaponics system. The children have a hand in everything we do. We are hoping to set out new initiatives to educate people through our facebook page. I would certainly welcome any ideas on how to develop new initiatives. You could also have a look at Lamoon Baby (http://www.lamoonbaby.com/). We use their products as they are all organic.

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