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How To Use Reusable Baby Wipes Out and About

Making any switch from something which you may have always deemed as convenient to something completely new may seem very daunting and confusing. Of course it does, we are all so used to our lifestyles being made “simple” by large companies and we are programmed to throw things away when they are dirty because it has been drummed into us that germs are bad. So, when we bring in a reusable product, something that can be washed and used over and over again, an item that is as simple as a flannel and water, we for some reason overthink it. Continue reading “How To Use Reusable Baby Wipes Out and About”

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Our Eco-Friendly Swaps to Date

My journey to be more eco-friendly has really ramped up this year. After discovering cloth nappies and wipes in 2018 I was more determined than ever to add to this over the coming years and I am pretty pleased with how much I have tried, I have achieved and I have persuaded my husband to go with too!! (Lord knows that was the hardest part of it all!) So, instead of rambling on in another post on how to do this and that I thought I would just give you a very quick list of our eco-friendly swaps to date. Continue reading “Our Eco-Friendly Swaps to Date”

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Small Businesses: What Could You Do To Be More Sustainable In 2020?

The new year is almost upon us. And for business owners that means it’s time to start looking to the challenges that the new year will bring. It’s time to think about how you’ll hold your own as the market grows more competitive. It’s time to think about what will happen as the economy grows more uncertain with the looming issue of Brexit (whether you voted for it or not, there’s no denying that it will have long term economic repercussions including the possibility of a recession). But perhaps most importantly of all, it means doing your part to ensure that your business leads the charge for sustainability and ecological awareness. Given that our PM couldn’t be bothered to even turn up to a debate on climate change, it’s up to the UK’s businesses and entrepreneurs to show how much they care about a sustainable business future. Continue reading “Small Businesses: What Could You Do To Be More Sustainable In 2020?”

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Popper or Velcro Cloth Nappies?

The popularity of cloth nappies is clearly growing and for me, this is a great sign! I love seeing more parents showing off their latest prints, their babies fluff bums and yelling at the top of their voices about helping the planet. It is such a step in the right direction. Of course, with this new interest comes plenty of questions and those questions are always good. Never ever think that a cloth nappy question is stupid because if you are asking it, you have a reason for that and if one person can answer it quickly and easily for you, that may help to keep you on the cloth nappy path and prevent you from reverting back to disposables. I’ve answered a lot of the usual questions in this blog post here (washing, myths, costs etc) but this post is going to cover whether you should you go for popper or velcro cloth nappies. Continue reading “Popper or Velcro Cloth Nappies?”

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Should We Be Going Meat-Free?

Should we be going meat-free? This is something I have been going back and forth with over the last year I’d say. Having watched my sister turn Vegetarian last year and thinking she was mad after over 30 years of being a meat-eater, I am now contemplating joining her. Why? Because I feel that I need to do more for our planet and going meat-free could have the biggest impact.

I have watched a lot of TV programmes in the last 18 months and I am very aware of our plastic problem, of the need to cut back on what we buy and the importance of making better product choices BUT Continue reading “Should We Be Going Meat-Free?”

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All You Need To Know About Pebble Festive

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Have you heard of Pebble Festive? I hadn’t until recently and now I am buzzing about it! Run by pebble mag, the second Pebblefest is coming to London on 30th November which just so happens to be Sustainable Saturday–the perfect antidote to Black Friday which takes place the day before. The first-ever Pebblefest took place in April this year and is making its comeback as ‘Pebble Festive’ just in time for the Christmas celebrations to start! The perfect place to find all of your sustainable Christmas gifts and open your eyes to the ever-growing world of eco-friendly brands. Continue reading “All You Need To Know About Pebble Festive”

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Using Cloth Nappies on Holiday

When it comes to using cloth nappies, I use them full-time so when I go on holiday I don’t see why that would change. For me, this is my routine. William wears cloth nappies, not disposables and so far, each of my holidays or trips has allowed for that to continue. Here’s how I use cloth nappies whilst on holiday… Continue reading “Using Cloth Nappies on Holiday”