When you consider what you purchase and why you are buying it, you make a better eco-friendly parent.
Being an environmentally conscious babysitter means purchasing products and services that are environmentally safe and child-friendly. The number of options for baby products is growing every week as parents wake up to the green revolution.
What can I buy?
The real question for eco-friendly parents is what can’t I buy? You don’t need to purchase new items every single time, you can re-use items already in existence and the less new things you purchase the more eco comfortable your new home will feel! Baby clothes are simple and cost-effective to purchase secondhand . Because babies grow so quickly they are seldom used. Other items to search for in secondhand and charity shops include cot linen and soft furnishings, as well as bouncers, and inflatable nests for baby.
They also reduce environmental impact and by taking steps like recycling, you can establish a great example for the next generation. There are now many products in a “green” version for your baby, including organic baby clothing, organic baby food , and even magazines made out of recycled paper. There is an increasing movement by parents to return to the past and to use cloth nappies in place of disposable ones which add to the landfills. Imagine how many of these nappies you can get through during the early years of a baby’s life? Hundreds if not thousands! A lot of these cloth nappies firms are citing that their products are easy to use, have economic benefits, less trash and the ease of using natural cloth over paper and gel against delicate skin as just a few of the reasons making this change. See the green directory for companies that offer cloth nappies as well as other eco products for babies as well as the home. The choice of reusable nappies is one of the biggest single things you can accomplish to improve the environment. It’s been estimated that two trees a year are felled to make pulp for the disposable nappies of every child and that it takes hundreds of years for them to break down in landfill sites. Reusables are much less of a burden than they used be.
And for times when they are inconvenient The range of eco-friendly products is expanding and is better than ever before. If you’re purchasing wooden items, such as high chairs or toys for babies, avoid the tropical hardwoods. Make sure to choose ones made of trees grown in sustainable forests and remember if you doubt you really need something, don’t purchase the item yet. Wait and test it. Learn more about Jamila\’s here.