Babies do have a lot of needs, especially for newborns. Therefore, many mothers choose to put aside postnatal sustainable lifestyles in advance. However, there are actually a number of simple ways Moms can apply to live an environmentally friendly life with the little one. Come find out in the following detail!
As long as you are still able, you should do breastfeeding to your little one. Breastfeeding is the most waste-free feeding option. In addition, providing breast milk as a source of baby food is very cost-effective. It’s different if you give your baby formula milk which tends to be more expensive and leaves waste behind.
However, if you need additional equipment in the breastfeeding process, try to stay environmentally friendly. For example, using a breast pump that saves electricity or using a glass bottle to store the breast milk.
The need for singe-use diaper is undeniably a lot. We understand that after giving birth, not all mothers can afford to always wash their little one’s dirty cloth diapers. That’s what makes single-use diapers a favorite solution for new mothers. If indeed the conditions are difficult, try to combine the two. Moms can use cloth diapers from morning to evening, and singe-use ones at night. That way, the singe-use diapers can be slightly reduced. Reusable diapers are also now available to buy.
Thrifting Can be An Option
Babies grow very fast and the need for clothes will change quickly too. The clothes you bought this month may not be fit when she/he wears them in the next two months. As a result, you had to buy new clothes.
Therefore, make thrifting an option to meet the needs of you baby’s clothing. Make sure that the used clothes you buy are decent enough to wear and are washed thoroughly before your baby wears them. Not only clothes, you can also choose to use used strollers, used breast milk refrigerators, and so on.
Use Organic Food Ingredients
If the baby has started consuming solid food, choose organic food ingredients or those purchased at the local market. Also, make sure that baby food is prepared at home and avoid buying packaged breast milk substitutes. This is nothing but so that household waste does not increase.
Bathing with More Environmentally Friendly
Many baby toiletries are made of plastic. Whether it’s BPA-free or not, it’s still advisable to reduce the use of plastic in your little one’s bathing tools. Moreover, babies do not need to be bathed too often or for too long. Selection of shampoo and soap can also be more environmentally friendly, as long as it does not harm the baby.