When I was pregnant with my son more than six years ago, the green baby movement was just beginning. I had no idea about the dangers of plastic, so I stocked up on plastic baby bottles and plastic breast milk storage bottles. Eventually I switched most of them out for the newer BPA-free options that began to come out, but now that I’m pregnant again and much wiser, I’m using glass all the way!
Unless you plan to never leave the house again after your baby is born, you must have a well-stocked diaper bag. When you and your baby are at home, it is much easier to choose reusable items such as cloth diapers and cloth wipes. But cleaning up a poopy cloth diaper isn’t as simple when you are in the middle of the Cheesecake Factory.
If you are a new or expecting parent, you have more than likely already been confronted with the diapering dilemma. Conventional disposable diapers typically contain a ton of toxic chemicals – found in the form of dyes, plastics, fragrances, chlorine bleach and absorbent polymer gels. These ingredients have been linked to things like skin irritations, respiratory problems and even cancer. To be completely sure about what goes on your baby’s skin, you can make your own diapering products.