RAISE A ‘GREEN’ BABY
A few simple changesenable parents to raisechildren in anenvironmentallyfriendly way.
Do you recycle and reuse? Are organic foods your specialty? Is your hybrid car your pride and joy?
Chances are if eco-friendly livingis a priority to you, then you maywant to extend this lifestyle tothe way you raise your child. It’seasier than ever to raise a babyby following “green” values.Here are a few ways to do so.Anew baby will grow veryquickly. This means that you willbe moving up to larger clothingsizes every few months. Not onlyis purchasing new clothingexpensive, it is also wasteful.Stock up on the staples, such assnap-close t-shirts and socks andtrade other clothes with familyand friends. You can also findbaby clothes swaps online. Oncethe clothes your baby hasoutgrown pile up, trade themaway or find a place where theycan be donated, such as a needywomen’s shelter.If you are breastfeeding and want tosupplement with bottle feeding, oryou simply prefer baby formula,consider using glass bottles. Glassbaby bottles are making acomeback. They’re durable, free of harmful chemicals, and onceoutgrown, they can be given awayor recycled.
Rely onGently-Used Clothing.Use Glass Bottles.
With the innovations in reusablediapers, it’s very easy to make theswitch from disposable. Today’scloth diapers are multi-layered, andmany feature a fiber strip in themiddle for even more absorbancy.They even have easy closures,eliminating the need for diaperpins. Disposable diapers have dyes,bleaching agents and chemicalliquid absorbers. All of which havethe potential to cause skin irritation.Cloth diapers can be washed bycommercial diaper-cleaningservices, which efficiently usewater and dryers.
Switch to Cloth Diapers
Exposure to harsh chemicals can beespecially dangerous for smallchildren. Therefore, resolve to useenvironmentally friendly productsin and around the home, especiallywhen cleaning items your baby willtouch or use.
Use GreenCleaning Supplies.
Baby foods haveevolved, and now youcan find severalbrands of organicfoods at your localgrocery store. Evenbetter thanpurchasingcommercial food is tomake baby foodyourself. Just beaware that someproduce, such ascarrots, can producenitrates if stored for along time. So it’s bestto make batches of food and use themrather quickly. Afoodprocessor makes easywork of grinding fooddown for baby’sdelicate palate.Simply cook downmost foods and mixthem with a littlewater, if necessary.
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