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Why We Need To Be Wary Of Certain ‘Eco’ Products

So, eco has caught on and yep, some people are trying to make it the new ‘in’ thing. I mean you only have to glance at Instagram now and somebody is claiming to be #livingsustainably or #zerowastelife in their bio– trendy hashtag galore! The truth of the matter is that most of us will never ever be fully living sustainably and you will only be living zero waste if you live out in the woods off the fat of the land. It just isn’t possible in this modern world. Everything we use gives off energy, emissions, produces waste etc. so there is no way I will ever be claiming that I anything but trying my best. Which leads me onto the next new thing… Continue reading “Why We Need To Be Wary Of Certain ‘Eco’ Products”

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The Cheek Of Pampers: Why I’m Calling Them Out On Their #Cheektest

Right, so this week has been interesting to say the least! If you have been following me on social media you will by now be all too aware of the new Pampers influencer campaign designed to prove that their nappies are in fact the driest out there. Seems like the normal type of advert for single-use nappies right? Always trying to prove their nappies will keep a baby’s bum the driest. Yep, except that in this instance they decided to take their marketing steps too far by asking parents/influencers/bloggers to take 2 perfectly good nappies and soak them with water to really prove their point. Now, if that had been 1 nappy on a TV ad I doubt any of us would have batted an eyelid. I mean we’ve seen that most days on our screens for over 30 years now haven’t we? However, when they are asking 100’s of people to pour 200 ml of water on each of them to test which is drier on their cheeks all for a huge Instagram campaign, well that’s a different story… Continue reading “The Cheek Of Pampers: Why I’m Calling Them Out On Their #Cheektest”

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3 Environmentally Friendly Ways to Style up Your Home

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We all want to live in stylish and visually appealing homes, and, increasingly, more and more of us are also becoming conscious of our impact on the environment, and mindful of the need to be environmentally responsible.

It turns out, there are plenty of things that you can do to turn your home into your own personal paradise, according to your particular aesthetic preferences, while also being careful to have the lightest possible environmental footprint in the process. Continue reading “3 Environmentally Friendly Ways to Style up Your Home”

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You’re Taking Reusable Nappies Abroad With You??!!!

Since we started using reusable nappies last June, I haven’t used a single disposable one. Nope, not when we went away for a weekend to Cornwall, not when William was in hospital with hand, foot and mouth and not even for swimming. Reusable all the way here now.

So, when somebody asked me if I was taking disposables to Florida with us I said no, of course not, yet they looked surprised Continue reading “You’re Taking Reusable Nappies Abroad With You??!!!”

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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”

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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”