sustainable Christmas gift ideas from for first steps

Sustainable Christmas Gift Ideas From For First Steps- plus 10% discount just for you!

Christmas is just around the corner and if you are anything like me, you will be starting to wonder what to buy for all of the little people in your life. Not only do I have children of my own but I also have nieces and nephews, friends children and cousins to think of for birthdays as well as Christmas. But what do you get that will mean something, that will last and will be appreciated by the parents too? I know I certainly do not need any more plastic toys piling up in my living room and I am very wary of spending money on fad items that will only get played with a couple of times and then tossed to one side (we all know that feeling!) Continue reading “Sustainable Christmas Gift Ideas From For First Steps- plus 10% discount just for you!”

baby wearing cloth nappy with three more cloth nappies next to him

Our Cloth Nappy Update And Why It Was A Great Change!

This post is well overdue but what with sleep deprivation, the baby still wanting to boob far too much and he is still sleeping in with us plus with the start of school for Jake, things have had to be put on hold for a while. Anyway, here is my cloth nappy update… Continue reading “Our Cloth Nappy Update And Why It Was A Great Change!”

3 images of clothing one with baby wearing vest and pants then vest and pants on the beach with the title little drop in the ocean review

Little Drop in The Ocean Eco-Clothing: A Review

I have a secret…

I’m a bit obsessed with cute baby clothes. I’m also a bit obsessed with funky prints and designs. Add in eco-friendly, enough space to fit a fluff cloth bum and I’m hooked.

Which is precisely why I’ve been lusting over the gorgeous children’s clothes from Little Drop in the Ocean for months now. Continue reading “Little Drop in The Ocean Eco-Clothing: A Review”

for first steps logo and toys plus giveaway

For First Steps Sustainable Toys Giveaway

‘For First Steps’ is a brand new eco-friendly, ethically sourced, unique online shop which is brimming with beautiful products for your children. From wooden toys to handmade dolls, natural rubber bath toys and puzzles and games. There are toiletries and night time essentials as well as mealtime accessories, baby blankets and so much more. Continue reading “For First Steps Sustainable Toys Giveaway”

you cloth nappy questions answered

Your Cloth Nappy Questions Answered

Changing to cloth nappies has been a really positive move for us as a family. Not only are we reducing our waste and helping the environment, we are also saving money and in a year this could even amount to as much as £500! Children cost enough money as it is and I would rather spend those vital pennies on a day out than on something that will end up in a landfill. 

Since writing about the change, I have been asked quite a few questions about how they work, what they are like, how washing impacts on my week and so on, so I thought the best way to help would be to answer all of these in one place. Continue reading “Your Cloth Nappy Questions Answered”

how we've been making positive eco-friendly changes

How We’ve Been Making Positive Eco-friendly Changes

A little while ago I wrote about 5 changes I was planning on making to be more eco-friendly; do away with clingfilm, buy a compost bin, grow our own, switch to reusable nappies and reusable sanitary towels. At the time I had the idea but I must admit that what with being a parent of two now, being tired most of the time and being quite stuck in my ways, I felt a little hesitant and apprehensive. It’s daft how we all get so Continue reading “How We’ve Been Making Positive Eco-friendly Changes”

all in one cloth nappies plus wetbag, wipes and boosters

All in One Cloth Nappies- everything you need

You would have read in my last post that we are making the move over to cloth nappies. This is for quite a few reasons but the most important being the fact that they are eco-friendly and they will be saving us money in the long-run… up to £500 a year did you know?! We are starting with the all in one cloth nappies but I know there are other versions available and there is a lot for me to still find out but for now, I am going with what seems to be the easiest option. Continue reading “All in One Cloth Nappies- everything you need”