Recently, VIVAIODAYS reached out to me to try their shopping portal, and so I did. VivaioDays is an online shop that curates products from small- and medium-sized companies based on their strict sustainability criteria. This includes:
- No harmful packaging or materials like BPA, dibutyl phtalates and heavy metals-lead
- No child labor
- Fair salaries to work force
- Energy efficiencies
- Bio compostable and/or recyclable packaging materials
For every $10 you spend on VivaioDays.com, they’ll donate $1 to pay for a day’s education, meal and healthcare for a child in Africa. That one dollar is enough to pay for a child’s education, meals and healthcare for one day.
So what did I pick up on VivaioDays.com website?
Five Sustainably Sourced Products – VIVAIODAYS
5. Pura Kiki bottles – I ordered Baby Spawn a couple of stainless steel water bottles by Pura and the straws to switch out the sippy parts. Pura has been top-rated for kids’ water bottles and like all stainless steel bottles, there is no odor when you fill it up with water. I’m appreciative of this because we were using take ‘n toss plastic cups that kept odors… I’d fill one with green juice and clean it. Yet it would still stink. Stainless steel bottles to the rescue! Bonus – They’re durable.
4. bambu home Fork and Spoon – this pair is made of USDA certified organic bamboo! I can bring these with us when we head out to restaurants. Have you ever tried to let a 13-month old use a soup spoon? Terrible idea. This fork and spoon set is designed to fit tiny hands and tiny mouths. Bonus – a cute animal is etched in each utensil! Spawn uses the fork to feed herself scrambled eggs.
3. U Konserve reusable ice packs – I have a small lunchbag I received as blogger swag a million years ago, which I use for Baby Spawn’s snacks. (Why buy a new one when I can just reuse one?) But it’s not very insulated so it doesn’t really keep stuff cold. I ordered two ice packs – one to freeze, the other to use – I can alternate them so I’ll always have a frozen pack ready to go. This will be so useful to keep fruit slices cold!
2. Go Macro banana and almond butter mini bars – These little energy snack bars are the perfect size to plop into our reusable lunchbag. The ingredients are also USDA certified organic, gluten-free and non-GMO project verified. When we are headed out on an adventure, these are easy to bring with us as a quick snack. They’re also small enough to throw in my cross body bag if I end wearing the baby!
1. erbaviva Bath Essence in Nighty Night – Our bedtime routine consists of a bath, “massage” and singing or reading books before night night. I’ve been using lavender essential oil (with almond oil as the carrier oil) as a trigger for Spawn to get into “sleepy mode.” erbaviva’s Nighty Night is made of lavender, chamomile and sandalwood; doesn’t that sound sleep-errific to you? (Let’s hope it is for Spawn!)
There are more sustainable products offered on the VivaioDays website and they’re probably stuff you were looking to buy. I love the idea that I’m purchasing products for my baby, and in turn, the company is providing for another baby (child). Why not order from here and automatically support the education of a child? I mean, 10% of all revenue goes to help fund children’s education in Africa. So why not?
Have you wanted to start making changes on a small scale? Vivaiodays could be your portal to start small and then go big.
Disclosure: I was provided a credit to purchase the products from Vivaiodays.com. This still doesn’t change the fact that this post is my honest opinion of the company.