I had it all planned; breastfeeding, baby wearing, cloth nappies, organic this and ethical that – seriously, I was going to rock at being an Earth Mother.
And then I had the baby.
Reality, particularly following an emergency c-section and as we did battle with a cows’ milk protein allergy and reflux, proved somewhat different to what I had imagined.
When all my well thought-out plans went out the window, I felt like a huge failure and so guilty that I simply gave up even trying for a while. However, 18 months on, I noticed some of my old green habits were starting to sneak back in.
I’ve created this page to record my journey back to a more sustainable lifestyle – just in case anyone else is interested. I’ll be adding to it all the time and please do comment if you have any useful links or suggestions.
I’m not an expert, just someone who wants to do the right thing (and prove that it doesn’t have to be hard).
And I think that’s what I want to be – an introduction, of sorts.
But what do I blow my nose on? And other taxing questions on life without kitchen roll.
Ladies, how far would you go to be eco-friendly? – cloth pads.
Review: Odylique by Essential Care Timeless Rose Moisturiser.
Charity Shop Chic: Toddler Girl Haul.
Happier People Healthier Planet by Teresa Belton. While it isn’t a ‘how to’ guide there are many lessons to be learned from it for those who want to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Thoroughly researched and well written, it deserves to be read.
The No-Nonsense Guide to Green Parenting by Kate Blincoe. I’ve been lucky enough to see a pre-publication copy of this and it is awesome. You’ll want to take notes.
3 thoughts on “Going green”
My pre baby vision was green too; three months into cloth nappies with twins we went to stay with my parents and reluctantly agreed that maybe Pampers would make sense for our jaunt, we never used a cloth nappy again!
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I think you should pat yourself on the back for three months (especially with twins), it’s better than nothing (which is what I achieved!). I did retain at least a tiny glimmer of green and went for Naty nappies but it, and indeed early motherhood, wasn’t what I imagined. Hopefully I can make up for it going forward 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to comment.