Last month we posted an article on how eco parents can prepare to bring their eco baby into the world. Once your baby arrives you can continue to follow green baby practices as they grow and develop.
Do you dream of being a super parent raising a green baby in this world full of non eco friendly child raising options? The typical households with children tend to increase their carbon footprint exponentially once babies enter the picture. There are piles of plastic coated diapers quickly filling up the trash. Extra loads of laundry running 24-7 due to all of baby’s messes. Cupboards full of jars and plastic containers of processed baby foods. This doesn’t have to be the case when you raise your green baby.
Diaper your green baby with some eco friendly options
There are plenty of eco friendly diapering options to choose from. The average baby contributes two thousand pounds of diapers to landfills in just two years. Knowing this is a good motivation to think of some other options besides using disposable diapers. There are some great diaper brands that use eco friendly materials to make their diapers. These diapers are more biodegradable as well. The cloth diapering route can be a good way to reduce your baby’s carbon footprint as long as you follow eco friendly laundry procedures. Making sure to do full loads of laundry will save on water and energy. Hang drying cloth diapers is also a good option to save on energy and keep your cloth diapers lasting much longer.
Feeding your baby healthy organic foods
Have you ever considered that the main ingredients in prepared baby food are fruits and vegetables. You can make your own fruit and vegetable purees for your growing baby. This allows you to choose exactly what you put into your baby’s mouth and it can even be more cost effective. You also end up reducing the amount of waste accumulated from baby food containers. There are plenty of organic baby food recipes available in books and online. Making your own baby food doesn’t mean you have to make it fresh every meal. You can make large quantities and freeze it in ice cube trays or individual sized portions for later use. This is just as convenient as pre-made baby food in the long run!
By taking these matters into consideration you can raise an eco baby in today’s modern world. Some things do require a little more time and effort compared to the other convenient non eco friendly practices. When you consider how much of a positive impact your efforts have on the earth and on the health of your baby it is well worth it. Raising green babies is possible and will bring you much satisfaction in the long run. The planet and your child will thank you!