Expanding your family is a time of constant change – sleep cycles are upended, and day-to-day priorities change dramatically as your focus turns to caring for your new addition.
When you have a new baby in the house, the amount of waste being contributed to landfill is often the furthest thing from your mind, but by making some small changes early on, you can be helping your little one grow up in a less polluted world.
Establishing routines can be a vital way of adjusting to life with a new baby, so here are a few simple suggestions for incorporating waste-reducing habits into your day-to-day life:
Choose the right wet wipes
Wet wipes are an absolute necessity when you’ve got a baby in the house, so look for brands that offer biodegradable options. Consider steering clear of scented wipes, as the chemical fragrances can also cause irritation to babies’ delicate skin. Try using muslin wipes at home that can be washed, saving your wipes for going out.
Make your own baby food
If you’re able to make your own baby food at home, rather than buying it from the supermarket, you’re not only boosting the amount fresh, organic fruit and vegetables your little one is eating, but also dramatically reducing household waste in the form of plastic and paper packaging.
Try reusable nappies
Reusable nappies are making a comeback and are now much easier to source than they have been previously. The average baby has used 5000 nappies by the time they’re fully potty-trained, meaning that hundreds of thousands are being thrown into landfills in New Zealand alone every single year. By using long-lasting reusable cloth alternatives, you’re making a significant reduction to waste, not to mention saving money.
Here at Au Natural Skinfood, we are about creating a better future for our little ones, that’s why our products are not only recycable but reuseabe and refillable. Our skincare also makes it easy for you, delivering your skincare to your door saving you time and money. Good for you and good for the planet. Say no to plastic as a parent and help us create a better future for our children.