5 Ways to “Go Green” Without Changing Your Lifestyle: Baby Edition
Buy toys from recycled or renewable resources
Many toys made from plastic are hard to recycle which means these toys take up a significant portion of space in landfills. In addition to that, these plastics are often petroleum based and something dependent on oil is rarely ECO friendly. Instead, opt for toys made from recycled materials, cloth, wood, and bamboo. Also, look for toys decorated with safe paints and natural finishes.
Use natural baby wipes
Typical wipes are usually made of synthetic fibers or cotton, both of which have to go through an array of chemical processes before they reach your babies bum. Also, these wipes contain many chemicals themselves such as parabens and phthalates, known hormone disrupters. If you can’t afford to make the switch to natural wipes consider using cloth wipes.
Buy or make organic baby food
Giving your baby organic food reduces the amount of chemicals and pesticides used in farming. This means you’re also reducing the amount of chemicals and pesticides given to your child. If store bought organic baby food is too costly, save some money by making your own.
Bathe every other day
Often times babies don’t need baths every day so save water by skipping a few days a week. Also, be conscious of the amount of water used in baby’s bath in order to conserve.
A second-hand store can supply many of your baby needs offering clothes, toys, books, and furniture. Buying many of these items saves precious landfill space not to mention the energy that goes into a new toy such as shipping and packaging.
Amanda lives in Ohio with her fiancé and one year old son. She enjoys spending her days listening to amazing music while teaching her son awesomely bad dance moves. Her hobbies change monthly, but she stays constantly focused on clean eating, being green and spending as much time outdoors as possible.