Easy Parenting Sustainable Swaps for 2022
The new year is fast approaching, and here at Nimble HQ, we're looking ahead to another busy year! Like many of you, we're making a few new year's resolutions to help keep us on a greener path for 2022.
Nimble Babies has always been eco-conscious as a brand, and as a team, we're always searching for greener ways to live. So with this in mind, this week, we thought we'd share our favourite easy sustainable swaps you can make for 2022. Let's make the new year greener than ever!
Swap the disposable plastic brushes for a more sustainable alternative, and we promise you'll never look back. It's recommended that we change our toothbrush at least every 3-4 months, so by purchasing either bamboo or a reusable toothbrush in 2022, you could help to seriously reduce the amount of plastic we send to landfills each year.
A cool brand that you could use for grown-ups and bambinos is Bamboo Club! They are environmentally friendly, and even better, they offer a subscription, so you'll never forget to change your toothbrush again
Your shampoo and shower gel
Shampoo and shower gels often come packaged in plastic bottles, and they rarely tend to last very long either. Each time you replace these shower 'essentials,' you're adding to the plastic problem.
The answer? Swap to bar products instead. Not only will a good bar of soap last a lot longer, but it will be considerably cheaper (and greener!) Win-win!
Reusable period products
Speaking of toiletries, as a new mum you already have enough to worry about when looking after your little one, never mind worrying about your period too! Here at Nimble, we recommend Cheeky Wipes' Reusable Period Pads or Period Pants to reduce the waste created by disposable period products. Plus, changing to reusables means you never have to worry about running out of pads or tampons if you get any surprises!
Your water bottle/ coffee cup
Just in case there are some of you still buying plastic water bottles and takeaway coffee in those plastic-coated cups, this year is the year for change! Invest in a reusable version instead! This is an easy swap that can save you money while saving the Earth!
A good KeepCup is always a good idea, isn't it? And we know parents need a good cup of coffee to gear up for every day's adventures!
All of our products here at Nimble are made using baby-friendly, natural ingredients, so if you haven't made the swap yet, now's the time! We proudly make our cleaning products here in the UK to lower our impact on our planet and are only using ingredients derived from plants so that cleaning doesn't have to be so harsh! Have a look at our plant-based cleaning goodies her
These days, there are many eco-friendly options for baby wipes, and you can also opt for reusable wipes. There's no room for disposable, plastic-based wipes in 2022!
We love the reusable baby wipes from Cheeky Wipes. Perfect for faces, hands, and bums, and suitable for delicate skin (and all ages!), these are a great eco-friendly addition to any family home!
Does anyone even use these anymore? We've added this one just in case… opt for bamboo, metal or silicone reusable straws instead.
Shop local in 2022! When you shop small, your products have used less energy to get onto the shelves! Furthermore, you're using less energy to get there and supporting small businesses, which is an excellent step against fast fashion, which also causes a lot of environmental damage.
Eat Seasonal Food
Ever heard the phrase 'eat the seasons'? Eating fresh, locally grown produce is an incredible change to make. Why not give it a whirl in 2022?
Please let us know if you're committing to Veganuary next month; we may have some surprises for you!
Buy second-hand Clothes
Ask any parent, and they will tell you— kids grow out of their clothes so quickly! A great new year's resolution is to switch from expensive high-street items to second hand instead.
Give clothes a new lease of life, reduce the amount of clothing waste while you're at it! One of our personal favs is Dotte; give them a try, you won't be disappointed
There's a big debate on this topic. We won't lie; things can get messy when switching to reusable cloth nappies. But, you should know that an estimated three billion nappies are thrown away every year in the UK. Making this eco-friendly switch can make a significant difference to our planet!
Our small tip would be to organise your schedule to make sure you have time for this commitment and run your cloth nappies washes separately.
We created our Nappy Lover non-bio washing powder specially for them, and if you have any questions please do feel free to drop us a message anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org!
For more information on cloth vs disposable nappies, check our this recent blog!