Having a baby is an extremely hectic yet exciting time in our lives. If you are already a plastic-free household or are trying to be more conscious of your buying habits, then this article is for you. Having a baby has a huge impact on the environment due to the countless disposable products that are used. They are also very expensive and if you are on a budget, then some of these products may save you some money too like coverall bibs, for example, they last much longer than regular pips due to them being water resistant which you can just wipe down rather than having to put it in the wash.
With the growing trend of sustainability being at the forefront of many peoples mind, it is important to teach our children the importance of buying eco-friendly products and the importance of leaving as little carbon footprint as possible. In this article, we will go through some products which will help the environment.
Wet wipes, loved by many for so many different reasons. They’re quick, easily accessible and can be used by anything from cleaning faces to cleaning the high chair. But did you know that they have plastic in them? Did you know that 90% of our sewer blockages are caused by wet wipes which then end up in our sea?
Wet wipes are extremely bad for the environment and the government are planning on banning single-use wet wipes within 25 years to help with the pollution. There is a range of sustainable alternatives such as bamboo baby washcloths, they are naturally absorbent and super soft for your babies skin. It will also save you a lot of money due to them being reusable.
Reusable nappies don’t sound great I know, but they probably aren’t as bad as they sound due to the innovations from when we were children. They are much more eco friendly due to them being washed and reused which can half the average household waste of a new family.
They can also be used for other children if you are growing your family. Many come with removable inner layers so you won’t have to wash the whole nappy. Many parents swear by these and say that their babies are much more comfortable as they are softer.
BPA Free Baby Bottles
BPA is a toxin that comes from things made from plastic and can affect the way your child develops and is actually found in many baby bottles. Yes, I know, we turned out alright but as a parent, we want what is best for our children.
There is now a new generation of baby bottles made from many different materials, but the best we have seen are either made from stainless steel or glass baby bottles. This is due to them being BPA free, they are sustainable due to no plastic, they don’t give off any harmful chemicals when heated up as well as them making drinks taste much better without the plastic taste.
There are so many sustainable alternatives to the standard disposable items which can save money, time and also the environment which is the type of world we all want to live in. These children are going to be taking over the fight at some point to save our planet so it is best to start them early with sustainability.