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Becoming a parent is life changing and for many of the 605,479 women who have given birth so far in 2023, the desire to live a more sustainable life may take on new perspective. Suddenly you more aware of the world in which you live and that the choices you make have a far greater impact on your baby’s future than your own.

You’re not alone in wanting to become a more eco-conscious parent. In fact, 41% of UK parents are influenced by how environmentally-friendly a product is and 41% also acknowledge that their purchasing choices are guided by how the world around them is changing.

However, turning good intention into action is another thing entirely. Making sustainable eco swaps may seem overwhelming while juggling a new routine, riding the rollercoaster of new emotions and sleep deprivation but there are simple changes you can make including buying second hand, washing at 30° and even upcycling.

Here are five small but practical changes you can make that add up to making a positive environmental impact: 

  1. Buy pre loved clothes, toys and books. An astounding 3 million toys made their way to landfill in the UK in the last 6 months alone!
  2. Shop local and cook at home. Meal prepping and batch cooking can save a family up to £40 a week on their shopping bill
  3. Wash clothes at 30°. Washing at 30° saves around 40% of energy a year
  4. Pass on outgrown clothes and shoes. Recent research reveals that 183 million items of children’s clothing and 162 million pairs of children’s shoes end up in landfill in the UK every year
  5. Use biodegradable wet wipes

A staggering 11 billion baby wipes end up in landfill in the UK every year. That’s around 36,000 wipes used per baby over 4 years. Many off these wipes are not biodegradable, contain plastic and take up to 100 years to break down.  

Mum & You 100% Biodegradable Eco-Friendly Baby Wipes have been developed to look after baby’s delicate skin and the world they live in. And here’s a fun fact: Mum & You baby wipes disintegrate faster than an apple core, taking only 3 days to break down!

“Green” parenting does not need to be complicated: one of the most sustainable things parents can do is buy second hand.  And remember the 3 “R’s” – reduce, reuse and recycle. By living by this simple yet powerful mantra, you’ll be surprised by the difference your individual efforts can make.

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