By thinking about what you purchase and why you purchase it, you make a better eco-friendly parent.
Being an environmentally conscious babysitter means purchasing products and services that are both eco sustainable and safe for babies. The selection of products available is increasing weekly as parents wake up to the new green revolution.
What can I buy?
The real question for eco-friendly parents is what can’t I buy? but you don’t need to constantly buy new things, you can re-use products that you already have, the less new items you purchase, the more sustainable healthy your new home will feel! Baby clothes are simple and inexpensive to purchase second-hand, and since babies grow so quickly they are hardly worn. Other things to search for in secondhand and charity shops are cot linen, soft furnishings, bouncy chairs and inflatable nests for babies.
They also lessen environmental impact and by taking measures like recycling, you can set a good precedent for the future generation. There are now many things that are a “green” version for your baby, including organic baby clothes, organic baby foods and even green magazines made out of recycled paper. There is a growing trend by parents to return to the old days and to use cloth nappies instead of disposable ones which contribute to the landfills. Imagine how many of these nappies you could use in the first few years of a baby’s life? Hundreds if not thousands! A majority of these cloth nappies firms are citing that their products are easy to use, have the financial benefits, less waste and the comfort of natural cloth over gel and paper against delicate skin as just a few of the reasons making this change. See this green directory for companies that sell cloth nappies, as well as other eco-friendly products for babies as well as your home. Choosing reusable nappies is one of the most important actions you can do to make a difference. It’s been estimated that two trees are cut down every year to produce the pulp needed for every baby that wears disposables and it also takes hundreds of years for them to degrade in landfill sites. Reusables are less of a hassle than they used to be.
In the event that they’re inconvenient, the range of eco-disposables is growing and better than ever. If you’re considering buying wooden products, such as high chairs and baby toys be sure to stay clear of exotic hardwoods. Make sure to choose ones made of trees that have been grown in forests that are sustainable And if that you actually need something, don’t purchase it yet – wait and test it. Learn more about Handgemaakte babynestje here.