Without a doubt, every parent wants nothing but the best for their little one when shopping for essentials. However, in the quest for the wide-ranging non-toxic products for baby care, more often than not, it easy to get overwhelmed with all manner of ‘expert’ tips. Go for this, not that one. That product is harmful. The other is far better and so on.
One subject that remains a hot matter of debate involves eco-friendly baby products. With arguments for and counter-arguments, one can quickly lose sight of what to buy, the apparent benefits notwithstanding.
Not anymore. If you have gained interest in organic baby products, read on for some handy shopping tips.
- Prefer buying in smaller quantities
Bulk buying has its advantages. However, sometimes, especially in the case of food items, it leads to more waste if you can’t use all the products before they go bad. Therefore, when shopping for eco-friendly perishable products, consider getting smaller quantities that you can use without throwing away.
- Consider cloth diapers
A diaper is a basic item that every baby needs almost all the time. Given the number you may ultimately use over time, you can end up with massive heaps which end up dumped somewhere. A fantastic way to get around this problem is to opt for the more eco-friendly cloth diapers. For starters, cloth diapers are environment-friendly in that they can be used several times, effectively reducing dumped waste. Besides, you’ll save a significant sum in the long run with cloth diapers.
- Consider buying local and in season
Again! When it comes to baby food, buying in-season help reduces the need to source from far and wide. While it may not strike your imagination, that helps reduces carbon emission by reducing need to transport produce from elsewhere. The same way- buying local products discourages external sourcing.
- Go for reusable baby products
Babies require so many products each passing day. If you were to opt for single-use items only, you have so much waste to dump every other week. So, when shopping around, consider going for products you can use multiple times before needing a replacement.
- Buy second hand
Yes! It sounds odd, but you’ll be happy giving it a try. For one, most baby products, whether its play items, nursery furniture, or clothing, they are often used for a few months and before you know it, they are no longer necessary. Considering second-hand products cost far less, you not only reduce waste but reduce baby-related expenses.
- Consider organic babywear
Organic baby clothes are highly recommended for several reasons. Apart from their eco-friendliness courtesy of harmless production processes, they are safer and more comfortable. Given the highly sensitive nature of the baby skin, they provide a friendlier alternative.
So there you have it!
It takes simple consumer choices to reduce toxic substances from piling on the environment. And with so many eco-friendly baby products out there, it shouldn’t be challenging to walk the talk.