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Laura posted this 25 August 2018

What green parenting tips do you have? I'm already using cloth diapers, but I figure there might more I have over look. My daughter takes her lunch, so that helps lot! Her bento box helps eliminate waste as well.

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Tina posted this 03 September 2018

My friend sells essential oils and I've been able to change a lot of items in our house to be more green.  I'm now using laundry detergent, surface cleaners and diffusers (for yummy scents through the house) that do not contain all of the chemicals that our everyday household items have.  We have also switched to the essential oils branded tooth paste and shampoo.  Small steps but you have to start somewhere!  I use bento boxes for my lunches everyday.  It makes a huge difference when you are not using sandwich baggies every time 

Laura posted this 04 September 2018

I agree with Tina... There are so many ways to make your home more "green" I love diffusers as well, and have switched all of my cleaning supplies. 

Ingrid posted this 04 September 2018

I am pregnant with my second child, and I have learned from my first that packing a healthy lunch is SO much better than some of the food they seem to have at the school my child goes to. You can find all different types of alternatives with other things in your house as well. 

Kimberly posted this 18 October 2018

I make my own baby food from fresh produce rather than buying the plastic tubs or squeezy pouches. Breastfeeding is obviously green as well. I also use baking soda for a lot of my cleaning. Nothing gets my sinks/showers/tubs cleaner!

Michelle posted this 18 October 2018

We do a few "green" things. 

- Compost 

- Pack school lunches in reusable bags

- Only carry reusable grocery baggies

- Make our own baby food

- Drive fuel-efficient vehicles

- Buy local produce/meats

Anny posted this 18 October 2018

We do a few things at home, like reusable bags, green detergents, make our own baby food, breastfeeding, pack school lunches, I use a diffuser for smell, etc.

Lynn posted this 18 October 2018

I've slowly started switching household products over to more "green" versions- better for us and for baby!

Sarah posted this 21 October 2018

Essential Oils have helped me a lot.  Creating my own cleaners to eliminate the toxic chemicals that you find in standard cleaning products. 

Terri posted this 24 October 2018

I create our own household cleaners too!  We also use the cloth bags for groceries, compost, and use the essential oils in a diffuser for household scents.  I also switch to young living's toothpaste and hair cleaning products (love them).  It is hard to get rid of all the toxins in your house and go green so I've been doing it a bit at a time. 

Tammy posted this 24 October 2018

- Compost 

- Reuse glass jars 

- Donate/shop to thrift stores 

- Line dry laundry 

- Use cold water for laundry 

- Shop at farmers markets/buy locally 

- Reuse scrap paper (collect a bunch for kids to use to draw and other crafts)

- Use reusable bags 

Nicole posted this 26 October 2018

I use Thieves (Young Living) for EVERYTHING around the house! 

brit posted this 29 October 2018

We buy consignment clothes and have joined a local "Buy Nothing" group to pass on clothes with our neighbors. Kids go through clothes so fast and I can't afford or imagine buying new. We pack lunches in glass/tin and drink water at school (no juice boxes or throw away drinks).

grace posted this 31 October 2018

I buy all organic products over hereeee. Vegan is life!

Hana posted this 07 November 2018

We have a compost pile and recycle like crazy.  I've switched a lot of our household cleaners to green versions.  I can't make myself switch to cloth diapers though!  Any suggestions for green versions of laundry detergent here? 

bridget posted this 08 November 2018

We use green cleaners and are cutting out plastic products. 

Amanda posted this 08 November 2018

A lot of our cleaners are natural. I use baking soda or vinegar to clean almost everything too. No sense filling up your house with all those chemicals. We also compost a lot of our kitchen waste (fruit/vegetable peels/skins, egg shells, coffee grinds, etc). Another way is to make your own baby food. You control what goes in and you save some money.

Jean posted this 15 November 2018

I use reusable sandwich bags and applesauce pouches, as well as bamboo breast pads when I'm nursing.  I also like using reusable paper towel substitutes that I can wash, and I line dry pretty much everything rather than using the dryer.

Cassi posted this 15 November 2018

I have started using Mrs. Meyers and love them and they smell great!

Rose posted this 12 August 2019

Go green with cleaning supplies, recycling, and re-usable cups.

Lila posted this 12 August 2019

Re-usable bags and cups. 

Amanda posted this 26 September 2019

Use old clothes for cleaning rags instead of paper towels. You can even swap out your paper towels with unpaper towels. I got mine on Etsy

Katya posted this 26 September 2019

Greener cleaning supplies and beauty products. Also using reusable grocery bags and recycling are small changes that can be made as well

Jude posted this 26 September 2019

We use non toxic and natural cleaning supplies, especially laundry detergent and dryer sheets. Seventh Generation now makes laundry detergent that is in a biodegradable container rather than plastic.

Holly posted this 30 September 2019

I agree with the others - Young Living's Thieves line is fantastic! Re-use any plastic grocery bags you have as trash bags, take cloth bags to the store instead of using the plastic bags, there are alternatives to plasticwrap as beeswax reusable wraps, there's so much you can do. 

Lyrica posted this 20 October 2019

One thing I did recently is buy reusable produce bags for when I go shopping. I end up collecting so many of those produce bags, so this seemed like a good way to cut down. 

Brittany posted this 03 November 2019

One of the best things is to use un-paper towels and cloth napkins. My oldest is messy when she eats and I just throw her a 'paper towel' (cloth towel) or napkin and she can wipe her hands, face and clean up her space at the table with it. I just wash towels regularly. Less waste in the kitchen. 

Derek posted this 06 November 2019

Reusable cups and water bottles and also we get a lot of hand me down clothing and stuff like strollers and car seats 

BJ posted this 18 February 2020

The jury is out on the cloth vs disposable diaper thing, when you calculate the amount of soap and electricity that goes into washing them, not to mention the monoculture problems that come with cotton farming for the cloth itself.

But, we do as few single plastics as possible, reuse everything we can. No straws.

Candy posted this 18 February 2020

We do what we can, and my partner led the recycling drive at our son's school.

Jona posted this 18 February 2020

It's a tough thing, but not all "green" tips are effective. Recycling is not always the answer, but reusing is great. Just make sure you buy products worth reusing.

Mara posted this 19 February 2020

Watch chemical usage, use canvas shopping bags, recycle and reuse/buy used kids clothing. Our goal is to clear our house of plastics.

Andrea posted this 27 February 2020

One thing we don't think a lot about is how new clothes are affecting the earth. It's more earth-friendly AND budget-friendly to go to resale shops and thrift stores, or accept hand-me-downs if they are available. 

Lisa posted this 14 March 2020

Making own baby food.  And composting.

Rainy posted this 05 May 2020

Reusable grocery bags, teach the kiddos to turn off the lights, avoid plastic sandwich bags, compost our kitchen waste, and buy as much locally as possible.

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