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Greenify Your Child's Morning With These 5 Simple Steps

By Maria Cook

The morning routine. Everyone has one, including your kids. But because we're often half-asleep when trudging through our start-of-the-day activities, we may not be as mindful as we should be about what exactly we're doing. This can mean missed opportunities to be healthier and more eco-friendly. 

But now that you're fully awake, take a moment to think about the steps that your kids take in getting ready each morning. What can be improved for the good of the planet and their health? Here are five simple steps to get you started. 

1. Use organic toothpaste

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Brushing your teeth is the first step in just about everyone's morning routine. This includes kids, who are oftentimes just learning the importance of this crucial daily task. But traditional toothpastes can be laden with harsh chemicals, as well as unnecessary flavors and dyes. Their packaging is usually made from plastic as well, which isn't great for the environment. 

If you're looking for an improvement, try organic toothpastes from Jack N' Jill. They are available in a variety of kid-friendly flavors! Or simply make your own toothpaste. It's surprisingly simple to do. Many recipes, such as this one, can be found online.