When you consider what you buy and the reasons you are buying it, you become a more eco-friendly parent.

Being an environmentally friendly babysitter involves purchasing products and services that are both eco sustainable and safe for babies. The selection of products available is increasing weekly as parents wake up to the new green revolution.

What can I buy?

The most important question for eco-friendly parents is what do I need to purchase? but you don’t need to buy every time, you can re-use things that are already available and the less new things you purchase the more eco comfortable your new household will become! Baby clothes are easy and cost-effective to purchase secondhand . Since the baby’s growth rate is so rapid it is common for them to be not worn. Other items to search for in secondhand or charity shops include cot bedding, soft furnishings, bouncy chairs and inflatable nests for babies.

They also limit environmental impact and through actions such as recycling you can establish a great example for the next generation. There are now many products in a “green” version suitable for babies, such as organic baby clothing, organic baby food items and even magazines made out of recycled paper. There is a growing movement by parents to return to the days of old and to use cloth nappies instead of the disposable ones that add to the land fills. Imagine how many of these nappies you can get through during the early years of the baby’s existence? Many thousands, perhaps hundreds! A lot of these cloth nappies firms are citing simplicity of use, financial benefits, less rubbish and the softness of natural cloth over gel and paper against delicate skin as just a few of the many reasons for making this switch. See the Green Directory for companies offering cloth nappies as well as other eco-friendly products for babies as well as the home. Choosing reusable nappies is one of the most important things you can accomplish to improve the environment. It’s been estimated that two trees are cut down each year to provide the pulp for every baby that wears disposables and it takes hundreds of years for them to break down in landfill sites. Reusables are less of a burden than they used be.

When they’re inconvenient the selection of eco-friendly disposals are growing and is better than ever. If you’re looking to purchase wooden items, such as high chairs or baby toys Beware of tropical hardwoods. Make sure to choose ones made of forests that are sustainable and remember if you doubt that you actually need something, don’t buy it yet – wait and test it. Learn more about Goedkoop babynestje here.