Embrace Eco-Friendly Potty Training: Plastic-Free Tips for Parents
It's not long before our teeeeeeny babies seem to grow and grow and grow.... and us parents are turning our attention to the exciting milestone of potty training!
At Plastic Free Baby, we understand the importance of making this transition not only a seamless one but also environmentally conscious. We've put together some green tips to help you navigate the plastic-free potty training journey. Having experienced potty training firsthand with my own son, I know how valuable these tips can be!
It's important to remember that every child is unique, and they will show readiness for potty training at different ages and stages. Some might be ready at age 2, while others may take until age 3 or beyond. Be flexible and patient, especially when it comes to nighttime dryness, which can take a bit longer to achieve.
If, like me, you want to provide the best for your child while minimizing your environmental impact, here are some tips to get you started:
Embrace Cloth: When it comes to potty training, cloth nappies can be a game-changer. Many parents have found that using cloth nappies makes potty training easier compared to disposable ones. Cloth nappies allow little ones to feel wetness more quickly, aiding the transition.
Explore Plastic-Free Baby's range of cloth nappy options for a sustainable choice.
Choose Plastic-Free Potties: Gone are the days of unsightly plastic potties. There are now eco-friendly, biodegradable potties available for potty training. These potties are made from plants and, when they biodegrade, return to nature without releasing toxins into the environment.
Check out our plastic-free biodegradable potty, which parents have raved about for its durability, ease of cleaning, and comfort for little ones.
Gentle on the Planet, Gentle on Your Baby: Traditional disposable toilet paper and wet wipes may not be up to the task during potty training. Consider using washable and reusable wipes for a more eco-conscious alternative. They work just like disposables but can be washed and reused, reducing waste.
Our favorite choice is the bamboo cotton terry wipes from MuslinZ, known for their softness and practicality.
On-the-Go Solutions: Potty training doesn't stop at home. When you're out and about, you'll need a practical, environmentally friendly solution. Consider a disposable biodegradable travel potty made from recycled cardboard. It's portable, making it perfect for emergencies.
Layer Up with Training Pants: A clever tip from my son's nursery - layer pants underneath the nappy when potty training. This helps children feel wetness sooner and understand the cues more quickly, especially if you use disposable nappies.
Our Bright Bots training pants are a popular choice, fitting comfortably and serving as ideal potty training companions.
Planet-Friendly Nappy Rash Cream: Say goodbye to plastic-laden nappy rash creams. Our calendula nappy rash cream is a game changer - it's plastic-free, vegan, free of microplastics, and smells delightful. It's even won awards! Most importantly, it works wonders while being gentle on your little one's skin and the planet.
Wishing you the best of luck with your potty training journey, and feel free to share any other eco-friendly potty training tips you may have.
Laura, Founder of Plastic Free Baby