ways moms can be eco-friendly

Ways New Moms Can Easily Be Eco-Friendly

New moms and moms-to-be have a lot of adjusting in their everyday lives welcoming their baby into the world. Things that were once important, may fall by the wayside to help care for your baby in the best way possible!

However, life is all about balance, and you don’t have to sacrifice all of your morals in this new life as Mom. If you live an eco-friendly lifestyle, there are easy ways to incorporate green actions into your life post-baby.

Switch out some daily items

Swapping some of the things you use everyday for more sustainable options, is an easy way to go green. Luckily, lots of brands are looking to make a green switch as well. This makes it easy to get products sent to your door, or at a local Target or Walmart, that align with your new routine!

Cleaning products

Green cleaning products have become more and more popular in recent years. It’s important for your entire family, pets included, to keep the air in your home free from toxic chemicals. Grove is a company that ships you new eco-friendly cleaning products automatically, so you never have to think twice about running out. 

Read This: How to Create a Healthier Living Environment

Self-care products

Products like your makeup, facewash, and contacts can be switched out for ones that are more eco-friendly. Thrive Causemetics offers skincare and makeup that are cruelty-free, vegan, and environmentally-conscious. It will feel good to support a brand that gives back to the planet, animals, and people all over the world, including veterans!

Read This: Toxins and Personal Care Products: What to Avoid and What You Need When Trying to Conceive

Even well-known brands like Warby Parker have been making strides to be more sustainable, which makes it easier for consumers to do the same. For starters, their new contact lens line, Scout, uses less packaging than traditional contacts, so you don’t create tons of plastic waste.

Baby products

Caring for your baby can still being green. To make it easy, switch out products that will be the easiest change for you. Choosing to buy organic baby food is better for the environment, and your baby’s health. You see, these foods are free of pesticides, growth hormones, and MSG. Also, natural sunscreen is an easy switch that benefits the ocean, and is safer for your family.

ways moms can be eco-friendly

Get creative

You’d be surprised at how many moms are looking to be more sustainable. From your real-life mom group, to those on Facebook, you’ll find like-minded mothers who also want to live a greener. Here are some things to try with your mom friends:

Carpooling

Carpooling to daycare and play dates helps reduce your carbon footprint, and saves everyone a little money on gas!

Clothing swaps

Host a clothes swap! Exchanging clothes helps reduce the need to buy new, saving energy that the textile industry uses to make new clothes.

Read This: Why I Joined a Moms Group (and You Should, Too!)

Birthday parties

Try to make birthday parties more eco-friendly. Usually a party means lots of paper and plastic waste. Instead, use reusable cups, plates, and cutlery, and try to buy food from a local farmers market so you and your friends aren’t creating loads of waste.

Educate yourself and others

One of the most important things you can do as a mother (and a person!), is learn more ways to be kinder to the planet. Remember, not every strategy will work for your family. So, take time to figure out where you can make changes to your daily life. Then, as your baby grows, you can empower them with the right information to make lifelong sustainable decisions.

I help new moms and moms-to-be live make and sustain healthy living choices. Creating a greener lifestyle is important to so many of us, but we don’t know where to start. Health coaching will help break down your goals, and keep you accountable! For your FREE Discovery Call, email me at Samantha@simplywellcoaching.com and let’s talk!

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