If it is one thing that babies need is things, many different things, but how do we as parents keep this sustainable. It is becoming increasingly popular for parents to be more conscious about the planet. Global warming is here and it is essential for people to start doing their bit to help our planet. With babies going through countless nappies and wipes it feels like an impossible task to handle. In this article, we will go through some ways in which you can be a more sustainable parent without it being too taxing on time as we all want to spend as much time with our babies as possible.
Move To Sustainable & Reusable Fabrics
Having a baby is no easy task at the best of times, but when trying to be sustainable it can feel impossible. Especially when it comes to disposable nappies. Babies actually use around 6000 nappies from birth to potty so it is important to find other alternatives for this as it is all too easy just to get disposables. If you think, that is just one baby, now times that by the number of babies there are in the world and it soon adds up to around 3 billion nappies found in landfills each year. There are many brands out there that offer alternatives to disposable nappies. They cost more at the start but work out cheaper in the long run. Reusable nappies can be used for more than one baby also, so can be reused when building your family.
Many brands are following the bandwagon on this and using bamboo is a key material in their products. Bamboo is extremely sustainable and doesn’t require as much water when manufacturing including baby washcloths, reusable nappies and clothing.
Make Your Own Baby Food
Another huge trend in recent years is obviously organic, vegetarian and vegan diets. This isn’t to say that you have to raise your child these ways but incorporating a range of different foods in your child’s diet. If you are not comfortable raising them with these dietary requirements, the next best thing is to make your own baby food so get your coverall bibs at the ready because it’s going to be messy. It’s much cheaper than buying organic, simply put what you eat in a blender for your child to enjoy, stay away from too much salt or spice though.
Join Clothes Swapping Groups
There is a continuous issue with fast fashion and people following the next biggest trend. This doesn’t have to be done for children unless you are one of those parents who spend thousands on designer clothes which will last them a week before they grow out of it. Rather than buying new all the time, there are communities on social media where you can join and swap clothes with other parents. This means you can keep having new clothes for your child without spending a fortune. If you have unwanted clothes, why not try this today and see what you can find.
There are many options to being a sustainable parent, it’s just you need to get into these habits which will get easier over time.