When you become a parent, you want to create the best possible life for your child. You should not just think about your own home, but the planet as a whole. What kind of world will they be growing up in? There are lots of little changes you can make and eco-friendly products, that can help nurture your child, and the environment.
Eco-friendly Products for Your Newborn
Biodegradable Baby Wipes
You’ll either already know – or are soon to discover – the sheer number of baby wipes you can get through in a day. They really add up to a lot of waste. Thankfully, lots of companies are releasing sustainable wipes that break down in a matter of weeks and are made of organic materials. Not only is this better for the planet, but your baby’s skin will benefit too.
Bamboo Sleeping Bag
For new parents there is nothing more important than getting their baby to sleep. Bedding can be tricky to get right for a newborn but using a sleeping bag is a safer alternative to a blanket and helps regulate your baby’s body temperature. An organic bamboo baby sleeping bag is a game changer, equally good for your child and environmentally friendly.
You may have just read that and scrunched your nose up. Back in the day, cloth nappies were not exactly ideal. However, now reusable nappies are increasingly growing in popularity. It isn’t hard to understand why, you can save yourself money and prevent so much waste. Did you know that if you swap one disposable nappy to a reusable one, you’d save around 900 nappies going into a landfill? There are so many different styles and you can find just the right fit for your newborn.
You may want to reconsider where you purchase your stroller when you think about how much plastic is already on the Earth. There are brands which are proud of creating eco-friendly pushchairs, sourcing them from recycled materials such as recycled plastic bottles that do not have harmful toxins. However, if you don’t want to break the bank, a simple but effective option is to buy some baby items second-hand. Recycling or reusing a pushchair and other products is a good place to start.
Even small environmental changes have a big positive impact, and if you can incorporate this with essentials for your baby, you’re on the right track!