Plastic-free baby ideas
As those of us trying to reduce our plastic use quickly learn, having a baby can put a real spanner in the works of our push towards a more sustainable lifestyle (although, of course, parenthood is magical in every other way).
While it's unrealistic to expect to have a child and not produce any waste (and new parents hardly need that additional pressure on their already exhausted shoulders), you can make plastic-free swaps and purchases that fit in with your chaotic parenting life and also with your desire to use less plastic.
Like investing in a reusable coffee cup (you will drink so much coffee and tea for survival), or finding baby gear that's made of silicone, rubber, wood - anything but plastic.
Here are some of the coolest sustainable, reusable and plastic-free baby items - and beyond baby items - to invest in. It doesn't hurt that they look gorgeous.