This blog aims to provide a little inspiration on how you can minimise your impact on the environment, adopt a more sustainable lifestyle and maybe even save a few pennies in the process.
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The Sustainable Baby
For many, the environmental impact of items purchased for the baby is not the top priority when a small human shows up in their house.
Cost is frequently the number one concern for young families and single parents in particular. With that in mind it’s worth noting that some of the more environmentally friendly suggestions below will actually save money in the longer term but there is likely to be a sacrifice, one of convenience .
- If you’re looking to reduce the footprint, breastfeeding is cost-effective and requires less equipment.
- Switch to reusable nappies. Check out if there is a nappy library near you.
- Use stainless steel drink bottles (or at least plastic-free).
- Get a wooden baby teether.
- Use reusable nursing pads.
- Use eco-friendly (plastic-free) feeding sets.
- Source second-hand toys or join a toy library.
- If you are buying toys, find toys made from natural fibres.
- Use dummies/pacifiers made from natural rubber.
- Use coconut oil as a diaper balm.