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Five Simple Swaps For Eco Friendly Parenting

Over the past couple of months I have been making small changes to live a more eco friendly lifestyle especially from a parenting aspect. It's scary hearing about the effects our living habits is having on our planet. I know there is still more I could be doing and I am working in it. 
Below I have listed five simple everyday parenting  swaps you can make that is kinder to the environment and in some cases kinder on your purse too. 
Reusable Hand & Face Cloths Shortly after Tommy started weaning I invested in these reusable hand and face wipes. I bought the starter kit but to be honest you don't really need it all. I tend to just rise one in water as I go rather than do the whole soaking process. The micro fiber cloths work really well at removing food from mucky hands and faces. I had got into a really bad habit of using baby wipes to clean not only faces and hands but wipe down the high chair and table ect too. I now try not to keep any baby wipes in my kitchen so am no…

Eco Friendly Play With Green Toys

Recently I've been taking small steps towards more eco friendly parenting, you can read my post on testing out planet friendlier nappies here. This weeks post is looking at eco friendly play.
Did you know that 90% of the toy market is made up of plastic toys? These toys often have a short lifespan and  mostly can not be recycled . They often come packed in endless cardboard, ties and plastics which add to our landfill.
I was determined to find an eco friendly toy brand and was delighted to discover Bigjigs Toys do an amazing range called Green Toys.

About Green Toys The Green Toy range is made from 100% recycled materials! The toys are primarily created from recycled milk cartons, which I love as my boys drink gallons of milk. The plastic is collected, cleaned, shredded then reprocessed to create a fantastic range of toys that are built to last and inspire play with no batteries in site! 
All the toys are packaged in 100% recycled cardboard with no unnecessary waste . The natural…

Putting Kin & Kin Eco Friendly Nappies To The Test

Over the forth coming weeks I will be writting a series of posts on small changes you can make towards eco friendly parenting. This week am putting Kit & Kin eco friendly nappies to the test.
Did you know that the average nappy takes up to 400 years to biodegrade? Considering in the UK alone we use approximately 8 million nappies each day then that is a heck of alot if waste going into landfill! After much consideration I've decided reuseable cloth nappies are not for us but I do want to do my bit to help our environment so I wanted to try out some a more eco friendly alternative.

About Kit & Kin Kit & Kin use plant based and sustainable materials that is gental on babies skin to make their nappies. The big selling point for me was that their nappy will biodegrade with in 3 to 6 years. That's a huge difference! Kit & Kin also gives back a percentage of their profits to the World Land Trust who help build rainforests. The nappies come in four animal face design…