My plastic free life: busy single mummy & business owner — plastic

The benefits to mum & baby of going plastic-free

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The benefits to mum & baby of going plastic-free

I first wrote this blog post for Isabella and Us and you can read the whole blog post here. . I’m Laura. I’m a single mother living in Brighton with my 3 year old son, Finn. I founded Plastic Free Baby, an online plastic-free shop and eco blog when I was pregnant, and here’s why… When I was struggling to conceive a child, I wanted more than the “just think positive” words of wisdom people offer up. I wanted tangible ways to improve my chances of conceiving and birthing a healthy baby. This research became more significant still, when I...

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Plastic-Free Parenting

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Plastic-Free Parenting

  Plastic-Free Parenting   If you thought plastic-free or low plastic living was hard before you became a parent, then bringing children into the world can bring a whole new set of plastic-related traps! This photo was taken of myself and my son, aged 7 months old... I've learnt as I've gone along, and hope I can pass on some things I've found.   Even before conception, studies indicate that the toxicity of some plastics can have a bearing on human fertility, on the chances of miscarriage, and the development of a foetus. Plastics can be a part of everyday life for a...

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Plastics affect human health - it's Plastic Free July 2021

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Plastics affect human health - it's Plastic Free July 2021

It's PLASTIC FREE JULY 2021!Plastic Free July is a brilliant annual event which focuses on our plastic consumption. It's a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution, so we can have cleaner streets and oceans. But what about our health? Can reducing plastic help us to have a healthier future? Plastics can affect human health. Plastics can harm the health of our babies and children. The reason why I set up Plastic Free Baby was because I was finding it hard to find plastic free, toxin free alternatives to mainstream plastic baby products.Throughout Plastic Free July I'll be...

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Do your baby products contain microplastics? - Plastic Free Beauty Day 2021

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Do your baby products contain microplastics? - Plastic Free Beauty Day 2021

  Today is 'Plastic Free Beauty Day' (17th June 2021). This is a relatively new event which pulls focus on the use of plastics, whether it be virgin, recycled or reclaimed plastics, in the beauty industry; all plastics contain harmful chemicals which are having a drastic effect on human development, and babies and children are most at risk. This day calls on brands, consumers and retailers reconsider their use of plastic, in all of its forms. To include what products are contained in, but also the ingredients of the products too. As founder of Plastic Free Baby, I'm all for this...

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Go plastic free for World Environment Day

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Go plastic free for World Environment Day

As World Environment Day comes back around, it’s important to remember why going plastic free in your household is so important for you and your baby, as well as for the environment.  Cutting out plastics is not just a choice for the environment, it is a choice to support the health of your baby. Phthalates and BPA are endocrine disrupting chemicals found in most plastics; these particular plastics can have very negative effects on you and your developing baby. Exposure to chemicals in our environment begins even BEFORE birth. Studies have shown that some chemicals, like PFAS and flame retardants found in everyday products, can pass...

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