So many ask us how they can reduce their waste when it comes to raising children. while this of course is not all the swaps/changes you can make they are a fantastic example and place to start.
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🍃 zero waste— motherhood edition 🍃
here are some things that have helped me reduce my waste through becoming a mother.
• stainless steel bottles - ok, now these i actually don’t personally own because i got regular bottles before i knew about bpa and the affects of plastic. so these are something i would recommend and wish i had purchased instead.
• charcoal water filter stick - as much as i tried my b****t milk supply never fully came in. i carry this with me everywhere so my daughter has filtered water for her bottles.
• wooden toys - to reduce off-gassing exposure we choose wooden toys. which also makes them a natural option for your kiddos.
• cloth diapers - definitely not for everyone i know, but cloth diapers are a better option for us. they keep disposables from going into the landfills and limit chemicals that transfer to your babies sensitive areas.
• diy baby wipes soap - i use the recipe from @thebotanicalblendco and pop it into a pump bottle. i make a big batch at once and this option definitely saves money.
• bamboo cloths - i use these in place of traditional baby wipes. just pump some of the diy solution on here and it’s easy as that. wash after use of course.
so there you have it!
these things have saved me time and time again.
what are some things that help you reduce your waste through motherhood?
are there some things listed you never thought of?
let’s chat in the comments and get a conversation going.
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Sunday evenings are for food prep, that little that i can manage without get too overwhelmed:
- baked beans ready for the week;
- bean burgers ( with some of the beans i cooked);
- oats milk;
- bread crumbs from stale bread left over from the week ( if any) that i will freeze and use as needed;
- small batch of red onions pickled as per @goodeatings recipe ( delicious as is on in a sandwich)
We've been using these all natural loofahs for years now ans they work so great. the best part, you can compost them after using them.
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my grandma has been making these natural loofahs from her garden for as long as i can remember. we use them in the shower but they’re also good for household cleaning if you find them too abrasive. next time i visit home i plan on finally learning how to make these myself. are you team loofah or team washcloth?