It might seem impossible to think of babies and the environment when you are in the middle of preparing for your new baby. There are so many necessary things to buy and it seems impossible to unite the two. But it is possible to make a start on bringing up your baby in a way that won’t be environmentally unfriendly.
You could buy, or ask for organic clothes for your new baby. Crops that produce organic materials won’t have had any pesticides sprayed on them and there are other benefits, like the reduction in use of artificial fertilisers, which can cause harm to rivers and wildlife. Artificial fertilisers also use energy to make them, which all adds to environmental problems.
Once you have the organic clothes for your baby, you could decide to research on other areas that might help – for example using ecological washing powders. As your baby grows, you can make sure that you choose organic baby foods and sustainably produced toys and baby gifts.
You can choose activities to do with your baby or toddler that don’t need a lot of travelling or energy use, like going to the park, or to other interesting local places. And reading together or playing games at home and in the garden are ideal for enjoying time with your baby or toddler and being environmentally friendly.