Reusable Baby Wipes Help You Go Green While Raising Your Baby.
A lot of parents think that reusable wipes are a ton of work. However, using reusable wipes is one of...
A lot of parents think that reusable wipes are a ton of work. However, using reusable wipes is one of the best ways you can go green with your baby AND reusable baby wipes are not hard at all. I used them for my son almost exclusively when he was a baby and they're not any harder than running to the store for regular old conventional wipes - and they're cheaper to boot. You can make your own reusable baby wipes for Earth Day or try a reusable baby wipe kit like the Bottoms Up Washable Cloth Baby Wipes Kit.
Green benefits of reusable wipes: Less waste – Plastic bins of baby wipes are bulky and create a lot of trash and most of the time these plastic bins are wrapped in plastic too. Even if you purchase wipes in soft packages, the wrapping is still plastic waste. Plastic is made from oil - a non-renewable resource and it'll just sit in the landfill til the end of time. Zero toxic chemicals – conventional wipes contain junk like added fragrances and perfumes, alcohol, benzoic acid, parabens, phenoxyethanol, propylene glycol and more. You should NOT be rubbing this stuff all over your baby. Typical name-brand baby wipes for example score a 7 at Skin Deep – that’s a toxic score even by adult product standards. Ingredients in many conventional wipes are linked to cancer, developmental and reproductive toxicity, allergies, endocrine disruption, organ system toxicity, skin, eyes, or lung irritation, and much more. Fewer pesticides – most conventional disposable baby wipes are made from a non-woven fabric which is strong, sure, but made of combined fibers like non-organic cotton and chemical-based materials like polyethylene and polypropylene. Conventional cotton as you may know is heavily treated with insecticides, herbicides, and fertilizers. COST Benefits!: Like reusable cloth diapers, reusable baby wipes can save you some big-time cash. Even if you use a pre-made reusable baby wipe kit you'll save a lot. Over a couple of years, reusable baby wipes will save you $555 over traditional baby wipes and $1,184 over eco-friendly disposable wipes. If you need to buy a reusable baby wipes kit, Bottoms Up makes a handy ready to go deal - the Bottoms Up Washable Cloth Baby Wipes Kit contains...
- 25 all natural, soft cotton baby wipes
- Clean baby wipes container
- Clean waterproof travel bag
- Lavender + chamomile essential oil blend
- Dirty baby wipes container
- Dirty waterproof travel bag w/insert
- Tea tree + lemon essential oil blend
- Mesh bag insert for dirty wipes