As summer winds down and the kids go back to school, now’s a great time to make some small changes to live a greener life.
Skip the brown bag and single use bags for cute lunch boxes, reusable snack bags and Bento boxes. There are many adorable options to choose from, so find one that best represents your kiddo and their personality.
On the Go:
Ditch bottled water and opt for a reusable bottle. There are great options that will keep your cold drink cold or hot drink hot for hours. If you prefer glass, check out Lifefactory bottles. Of course, Cotton Babies carries bottles and cups for toddlers as well.
In the Kitchen:
No more paper plates. For kids, try Replay, made from recycled materials like milk jugs. These plates are colorful, tough, and dishwasher safe. To swap out toss away food storage like wraps, save leftovers in glass food storage containers.
Cloth diapers for the win! Cloth diapers don’t have to be an all-or-nothing commitment. Every time you choose to use a cloth diaper, you are keeping 1 disposable diaper out of a landfill. Did you know it can take as long as 500 years for a disposable diaper to decompose? Besides cloth diapers, you can switch to cloth wipes. You’ll be creating less waste and spending less money.
For Nursing Moms:
Lactating mamas usually need breast pads to soak up some milk. Go green by switching to reusable breast pads. Just toss them in the laundry to wash them.
Toys can be green, too! Green Toys are made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic. These are interactive toys you will feel good about buying. Check out all the options – they’re tons of fun!
Cleaners don’t have to be full of harsh chemicals. Opt for a natural cleaner like Better Life. It’s safe around kids, pets and the planet.
At the Gym/Pool:
Wet bags can be used for more than just cloth diapers. Wet bags are a great alternative to plastic grocery bags when you’re at the gym or the pool. Transport your wet or stinky clothes in a cute, convenient wet bag.
Do you have any other tips for simple ways to live a greener life?