Raising a Green Baby: Go Green

We read this great post on Ecostreet.com, the other day, about how to raise a green baby. We have a few additional tips of our own to add:

1. Make your own organic baby food: With the help of a Cuisinart Mini-Prep, a good cookbook, and some yummy organic fruits and veggies, you are on your way to becoming a Culinary Chef for your bambino. This also gives you a great opportunity to reuse baby food jars. Bonus!

2. Use cloth diapers: Consider these scary facts: Disposable diapers have a tremendous negative impact on our solid waste resources. Cloth diapers use less water and energy and generate much less waste than disposable diapers. It takes between 200-500 years for a disposable diaper to decompose, while cloth diapers have a life span of over 100 washings per diaper. Disposable diapers are the third largest single consumer item in landfills, and represent 30% of non-biodegradable waste. Yuck. Using a cloth diaper service company or buying your own cloth diapers would go a long way in helping to reduce these problems.

3. Share clothes with other babies: As every parent knows, babies grow out of their clothes faster than you can say, “Wow that baby’s grown!” Creating a circle of like-minded parents with babies of various ages helps to keep these gently used clothes in circulation, while helping you to manage your budget as well.


Image courtesy of Paul Goyette via Ecostreet