Mothers up and down the country are becoming more concerned about their actions on the environment. They want to protect nature for future generations but worry that certain lifestyles could make that impossible.
Their attention, therefore, is turning towards raising their babies sustainably, using the latest and greatest products to come out of the eco-movement.
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Cloth nappies were once the only type of nappies you could get. Then commercial companies realized that they could make a killing selling disposable versions that were easier for parents to whip on and off and dispose of. The trend continued for many years because it helped save time. But then, around a decade ago, people started raising environmental concerns. The plastic in these products didn’t break down in the ground, and it was having an outsized effect on landfill.
Cloth nappies have made a come-back. And now manufacturers are making them out of easy-to-wash fabrics that can endure high-temperature cycles. Yes, it’s slightly messier than before, but it saves a considerable amount of waste.
Organic baby clothing is also becoming increasingly popular. Parents know that any particular item that they use to dress their child won’t last long because of how fast kids grow. So now they’re looking for alternatives that they can dispose of, without worrying about landfill or energy use.
Today there are a plethora of companies offering just that. These garments don’t make use of so many synthetic materials. And the cotton used to make them is organic, meaning that farmers aren’t adding pesticides and herbicides to the soil.
Compostable Baby Slings
Most baby slings are made of nylon or some sort of composite that won’t break down in the ground. Now, though, companies are making organic baby slings made from 100 per cent cotton. These allow mom to breastfeed feed discreetly if she wants to.
Toys Made Of Recycled Materials
Being sustainable means both using renewable materials and recycling non-renewables. Many toy makers are doing just that. Bosses at these firms are approaching recycling centres and ask them to provide inexpensive materials that they can then fashion into toys. Using what is essentially a waste product pushes the price down. So now, recycled toys are a growing industry. You can get recycled bears, teddies’ picnic options, and much more.
Potties Made Of Plants
Potties are traditionally just bits of moulded plastic toddlers sit on to go to the loo. Now, though, there are a bunch of companies making them out of bamboo waste and rice husks.
Bamboo is one of the most sustainable materials in the world. It grows exceptionally fast and hardly requires any land. Rice husks are simply a fibrous waste product from farming. When you combine these two ingredients with resin, you wind up with something that behaves like plastic potty but is also biodegradable.
What this post hopefully proves is that you can be kind to your child and the environment. It’s not just one or the other. It’s both.