I want to share how we as a family try to reduce our plastic waste and overall try to reduce our footprint and think about the environment in our purchases.
Glass straws. We and both our toddlers love these and these.
We use these and these
Metal straws. I personally don’t use them but they are a good durable option here is a highly rated brand.
Reusable water bottles. We love our life factory. Glass bottles are my favorite.
They come with a normal lid option, a straw lid option and with a a nipple option.
Klean kanteen are great too, our kids aren’t great at using their child friendly options, but I think in a year or two they will be.
Hydro flask is next on my purchase list as I have only heard great things about them.
For home use we mainly have mason jars.
Cloth diapering. You can read about our cloth diaper choices here.
And here is a bit talk about disposable diapers that are still eco friendly
Reusable wipes Here is a good recipe for the solution and the wipes. If it’s not something for you there are still great choices of biodegradable wipes.
Reusable pads. There are many brands, and some even make their own.
They are much better for your skin and the environment.
These are my current favorites.
Spray solution bottles I have these. Also great for making your own toy cleaner, fruit rinse or just household cleaning.
Avoid PVC and other products that are harmful and not biodegradable.
We prefer wooden toys and most of the purchases also includes planting trees or supporting sustainable harvest.
In my Green Living section there is a list of a few of the brands I know care a lot for our earth.
Avoid plastic bags if possible or recycle probably.
Slow fashion or buy second hand.
I have also been looking at smaller things like choosing organic cotton, looking for companies where their ink is bio degradable.
Whats your favorite way to protect our planet?
I first discovered this earlier this year. And I really loved the idea of this company.
Basically you rent toys on a monthly basis, and send them back in the same box, and stick on the provided shipping label. You can keep them longer if you want, or choose to purchase certain toys at a discount.
You can customize your piñata or have the company send you toys based on age. I like choosing the toys myself since both kids aren’t the same age.
The toys are mainly wooden toys, all from reputable companies. My favorite is plan toys which is a brand I also purchase from often.
First I wasn’t sure if it was for us. But I’m definitely sold now. I was worried if it was a good idea, but with two toddlers a month is more than enough time to get bored with a toy, and sending it back is so much better than trying to store all the toys they are currently bored with. We also use it to test out weather a toy truly is as good of an idea as we think. Will it keep the kids attention over time or do they just like it because it’s new and shiny.
Another thing I really love is the waist reduction. Instead of taking in new toys that might end up just being tossed or never used again, we get to ship them back and another family can enjoy them while our kids get something new.
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