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The Green Baby

Nappies

A lot of people are trying to live a more environmental friendly life. One of the first things to think about with a new baby is whether to use disposable nappies or cloth nappies. There are 8,000,000 disposable nappies thrown away in the UK today, 90% of these end up on landfill sites where they takes decades to decompose. Some councils (e.g milton keynes) will give cashback to parents that buy cloth nappies as a reward for reducing the nappy waste for going to landfill (click here for links to councils offering incentives). Cloth nappies work out substantially cheaper than using disposable nappies. For more info. on the advantages of cloth nappies visit The Real Nappy Information service (www.goreal.org.uk ).

Kiddicare sell Bambino Mio re-usable nappies.

Organic Baby Food

People are increasingly concerned about the number of additives in food which has led to a increase in the popularity of organic foods.

Organic baby food is widely available from the main supermarkets such as Sainsbury, Tescos & Asda and also from smaller companies such as Ulula

Suppliers of various "alternative" products for babies

Green People Give your child the best start in life with pure products from Green People. Their award winning baby range is made with the very finest, purest ingredients. They are the gentlest products you can buy for your baby. They are not made with Lanolin, Petrochemicals, Parabens, SLS, SLES or artificial fragrances that are found in many of today's babies toiletries.

Please click here for an article by Linda Sones on how to "go green".

Please click here for an article about the pros and cons of using real nappies by Linda Sones.

For Further Information

The Green Parent is a green lifestyle magazine bringing ethical living to the mainstream. It covers a wide range of subjects from birth to nutrition, education to finances.