Kids and Babies

Swaps

Here's a list of ideas for your zero waste / sustainable journey. I hope this helps! As a preface:

Baby bottle

Often made of plastic which contain toxic chemicals that are particularly harmful for babies. Plastic also retains odors and germs get trapped in the scratches.

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Diapers

Disposable diapers are commonly used, and they take 500 years to break down. They don't really decompose since they're made of plastic, which breaks down into tiny particles and can end up in waterways. In landfills, they don't break down easily because they aren't exposed to sunlight and oxygen.

  • Try cloth diapers (check out Naturally Tess's advice on YouTube). They require an upfront investment, but are much cheaper in the long run. The tiny newborn sized ones are used for a short period of time, so you may want to shop for used ones on Craigslist.
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Kids Clothing
  • Shop for used baby and kids clothes online at Kidizen or at your local thrift store.
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Paper lunch bag

- Use a reusable container, tiffin, or washable cloth lunch box.

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