All posts tagged: Diaper

happy Earth Day – what will you do?

Earth Day is extremely important.  We should live like Earth Day is everyday, but we all need reminders to step it up a little.  To do more.  To take one extra step to make the world a better place for our future, the animals, and our children.  Imagine our world without clean air; green spaces, clean water, enough food, edible fish, enough room for all of our trash, animal diversity, and so on? We all know the little things matter the most.  If we all avoided throwing one battery in the garbage a year, imagine how many batteries wouldn’t leak toxic stuff into the landfills every year?  If we all planted just a few vegetables, imagine how much food we could collectively grow that is organic and not tainted by this wretched GMO business (more on that someday when I feel I can write without cursing)?  If we all used a water bottle that wasn’t plastic once a week, imagine how many bottles wouldn’t go in a landfill?  If we turned off one more light …

a review of baby diapers (from an eco-friendly perspective)

What goes on your baby’s cute little bum is important.  We FINALLY found the diaper of our dreams (I’ll save the best for last on this post). Different diapers work for different people. The opinions in this post are only my own and you may find a different product works better for you. A diaper lasts in a landfill for 500 years.  I just read that in a magazine and I nearly had a heart attack.  I knew they lasted for a long time, but 500 years?  Wow.  That is a lot of diapers considering about four million babies are born every year in the U.S. alone (according to Babycenter.com).  Those four million babies use on average over 3700 diapers in their lifetime.  Do the math.  Landfills must just be overflowing with diapers. We really wanted to use cloth diapers for environmental purposes.  However, we have also been using disposables.  Why? First, until the stump falls off (around 10 days old), you really have to use disposable with a cut out (again, in my opinion). …

cruelty-free baby products

A good friend of mine said it best (in reference to Johnson and Johnson baby wash): “I couldn’t even use it.  How could I put it on my baby’s skin when it has been tested on animals?” I couldn’t agree more.  Our house is a “no animal testing” zone.  Our cleaning products–from laundry to the floors–are earth-friendly and animal-friendly, as are our health and beauty products.  Bonus, these two wonderful qualities tend to go hand-in-hand.  I’ve tried several of the mainstream brands of baby products (some gifted and some I purchased myself) and thought I’d share my faves for your future purchasing decisions. The must-haves You need three simple items when it comes to baby body care.  Soap, lotion, and diaper cream. Soap: Burt’s Bees Bubble Bath (or the combined shampoo/body wash) win.  It isn’t ridiculously sudsy and it smells great.  I do not at all love that Burt’s Bees was purchased by Clorox a few years ago (Clorox is a massive corporation that does test on animals), so I may search for a different …