With baby no.4 on the way I’ve been thinking about the things I need for baby. When I had my last baby who is nearly 2 already I wasn’t yet set on my more conscious eco friendly path, apart from using hand me downs.
So in this post I will discuss what I will be doing and what works for us as a family , this of course will be different for all families. But this might provide some ideas if your thinking about going more eco friendly.
One of the main things I have got for the new baby are reusable nappies , I have kindly been given a haul of gNappies by a friend , which has saved me a small fortune. I have looked at cloth nappies since my first but always been put off by the initial cost , but I now know that it’s perfectly fine to use second hand nappies and often much cheaper than a new.
Something that goes hand in hand with reusable nappies are reusable wipes. There are lots of companies that make and sell these ; However I will be trying to use what I have as I have some terry fabric leftover from an old Etsy venture I did a while ago making bibs and burp cloths. I am most excited about this because I really am the most forgetful person and often run out of wipes so in part already use cloth wipes part time . Also again the cost will make a difference I’m sure.
Another way I will be trying to stay plastic free are the baby products I use . As a family we have already have swapped to soap , so will excitedly find a nice gentle one for the new babe. But one thing I am excited about using again are products from Earth Mama Angle Baby , with my first my mum got me some of the Baby bottom balm and the nipple butter and was by far the best two products that I was given. They come in glass jars and the texture of them both is so silky unlike a lot of other creams and ointment you can get which can be thick and clagy.
And lastly of course I will be using hand me downs and second hand where possible, and my babies are very lucky to have a wonderful great grandmother who loves to knit for them , so I am very much excited about the lovely new items she has excitedly told me about.
I’m sure there is more that we will do but for now those are the main areas we are looking at. Do you have any tips drop by in the comments I’m always up for new items .
Thanks for reading