Here are 5 baby products you use every day
Did you know it’s thousands of dollars cheaper to reuse organic baby products rather than disposable baby products? Do the Calculator Challenge with your preferred disposable brand to work out your family savings if you switched to Cloth for any of the 5 products above.
If you want to change but not sure where to begin, just start by replacing one of these 5 products. If you are still pregnant and making decisions about what products to use for your new baby, then now is the time to research and prepare for the best eco start possible for your family. Using Cloth Products is easy, safe and fun, not to mention saves you a bundle of cash.
Just start where you can is my best advice. The aim is not to be perfect or stressed about change. The aim is to be making small manageable changes. We all want to see big changes in life but the truth is that big changes happen in small ways. Replacing products and changing your shopping and consumption habits are small weekly decisions. Some weeks will be successful and some weeks you won’t. That is okay! As long as you are moving in the direction of change, you are doing more than most people.
You are looking for progress, not perfection. When you look back in a year from now, it will look like a big change but it will feel like on daily or weekly basis, it can feel quite small. That is good news!
Reusable baby products saves a load of rubbish but also saves you a load of money! An Organic Cloth Nappy Set up for a new baby including all the nappies, nappy wipes, breast pads for a new mother and face wipes for dribbles all comes in under $1000. If you buy these items in disposable form on a weekly basis, they cost minimum $5000 per child.
If you are already a convert to ditching disposable baby products and buying less “stuff” for our kids, then Earth Overshoot day is a great way to measure our consumption and see in real time how this impacts the natural resources available to us on planet earth. Last year, earth overshoot day was in August. This year, it has moved up to July 29. This is not the direction we want the date to move in. In 2019, the Earth Overshoot Day campaign introduced #movethedate to inspire people to share the awareness of this significant date.
Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. You can share #movethedate and talk to parents in your community about this date. Earth Overshoot day changes every year based on our calculated human consumption. This year, we have used up one planet of resources by July 29 but we have a lot of the year to go still! It’s a bit scary but also inspiring as it gives us a measurable way to consider using less products every day. Using Less Products means Using Less Resources. It’s that simple!
Disposable Nappies are a greater problem than plastic bags for local councils. An estimated 27.4 billion disposable diapers (nappies) are used each year in the United States. An estimated 2 billion are used every year in Australia. With 195 countries in the world having access to disposable nappies, you can see why eco parents want to lead the charge for change. Add billions more baby wipes, breast pads, swimmers and other disposable baby products and you can see why we have to change. These statistics are a huge inspiration for Cloth Nappy Companies such as Nature’s Child, all started by mums who care for the planet our kids will inherit.
Nature’s Child is committed to removing all plastic from our packaging. We have alreay removed almost 90% of plastic and we are committed to solutions for our lids and inner protective packaging. Last month, we shared the news about our Popular Regular Breast Pads now arriving with NO PLASTIC in the packaging at all. They join our Baby Wipes which went Plastic Free Packaging Last Year! If you have not seen them yet, check out the link below #sharetheplasticfreenews #natureschildbreastpads #organicbabyproducts #parentsagainstpollution
When you choose reusable, organic baby products instead of disposables, you get safer, healthier for your baby.
Thank you for exploring 5 Ways to #movethedate Earth Overshoot Day as a parent in our eco movement.
Thank you for joining parents against pollution in our Organic Tribe.
Nature’s Child was born in Byron Bay in July 2000. We have a lot of experience and love for this topic!