My plastic free life: busy single mummy & business owner

Your baby’s plastic free bath time

Your baby’s plastic free bath time

Splish splash, I was taking a bath! Long about a Saturday night, yeah A rub dub, just relaxing in the tub Thinking everything was alright [Bobby Darin]   Splish splash! Finn (my son) and I have LOADS of fun at bath time, but I must say it’s always been a struggle for it to be a plastic free bath time… From shampoo bottles to plastic bath toys, the mainstream market is set up for a super plasticised baby bath time! It’s hard to avoid totally, but I’ve found a few products and have learnt a few bath time hacks, which...

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4 tips for Plastic Free Potty Training from parents

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4 tips for Plastic Free Potty Training from parents

  Gulp! It’s upon us. Potty training! Gah! I’m in denial about this I think. I had hoped that one day Finn, now 2 and a half years old, would wake up and suddenly be able to control his ‘functions’ and I’d just pop on a pair of normal pants on him and that would be it.  Alas, when asked “have you done a poo poo” he still often says “no”. A few poos and pees on the kitchen floor later, and we are still at the beginning of our journey :-)  The great news is that he absolutely LOVES...

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Create a plastic free nursery for your baby

Create a plastic free nursery for your baby

As I write this, I’ve just put my son (now 2 and a half) to bed. He is singing himself to sleep. I can hear him on the monitor. His song of choice tonight is ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ which is now on repeat, until he finally gives in and closes his eyes for the night. I feel grateful to have a happy little boy who is happy to find his zzzz’s via gentle humming rather than wild screaming (although of course it has been known, when he’s been unwell). As parents, we are all striving for similar things (I...

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5 ways to go plastic free for your family’s health this July

5 ways to go plastic free for your family’s health this July

  It's Plastic Free July 2020   The “Plastic Free July” campaign has been running since 2011 and its tagline is to “Be Part of the Solution”, offering the opportunity to find millions of global companions reducing their plastic waste for the betterment of our world. “Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities" The website is packed full of ideas about how to reduce your use of single use plastic. I highly recommend the straight-forward and...

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Make your own plastic free homemade suncream

Make your own plastic free homemade suncream

For some years now I have been making my own lotions, moisturisers and balms, both for myself and for my son, Finn. This is for two or maybe three reasons really – firstly I wanted to avoid the toxic load of some shop bought options, and secondly I wished to avoid unnecessary single use plastic waste… My third reason is a happy by product of the former two reasons; it’s lovely to make your own skincare products, is as relaxing as baking, and can turn out some lovely bespoke results which can often be nicer than shop bought alternatives (and...

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