Becoming a new parent can be a real eye-opener. It will not only make you see the world in a different way, but it will make you view everything differently. It’ll make you want to be a better person and do better so that you can set an example for your child. Not only this, but you’ll likely want the best for your child. This is why a lot of new parents if they weren’t before, become green. Those that were already green try to be even more self-sustaining. Of course, this is all much easier said than done, given the fact that babies require a lot. They not only require attention and work, but they require a lot of material things. Material things that add up. All in all, it becomes much harder to be self-sustaining when you have a child. This doesn’t mean that it’s impossible. It just means that it’ll be much harder, but you should be able to get ahead of the game with these tips.
Start With Feeding
Feeding and nutrition are without a doubt two of the most important things when it comes to a child. If your child doesn’t get the nutrition that he or she needs, they won’t thrive. That being said, feeding is also one of the tasks that require a lot of material tips. Think about the cup, the formula, the cans the formula comes in, the wipes, and more. Everything involved with feeding can have a major impact on the environment. And, not a good impact. If you want to reduce your footprint, you should consider breastfeeding. It is without a doubt one of the most zero-waste feeding options available. Not only this, but it is more cost-effective and requires less equipment. It will not be completely equipment-free, but it will certainly take less. In addition to this, it is one of the healthier options available.
You might be surprised to hear it, but sustainable products and clothing are the talk of the town right now. Not only are clothing manufacturers from all around the globe using sustaining fiber products, but even the baby manufacturing industry is taking advantage of such technology. VEOCEL™ Specialty Viscose fibers is produced with Eco Care technology that is naturally smooth and gentle on the skin. This technology is being implemented into tons of different baby products like toilet tissues, baby wipes, hand sanitizing wipes, bathing gloves, and intimate wipes.
The Right Bibs
Speaking of feeding and sustainable products, you can’t go wrong with hemp bibs. Silicon bibs are also somewhat handy, as they’re easy to wipe and don’t stain. However, hemp is more effective when it comes to absorbing power. Either way, you can’t go wrong with sustaining bibs. Bibs are something that your child will use in abundance, and if you can find ones that repel stains for longer periods of time, you’ll be doing the world a whole new justice. One single washing cycle consumes an unbelievable amount of electricity and water. Eliminating as many washing cycles as possible is the road to being sustainable as a new parent.