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A Parents Guide to Eco-Friendly Potty Training

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A Parents Guide to Eco-Friendly Potty Training

  With the sun beginning to come out (slowly but surely!), it's the time of the year that a lot of parents think more and more about potty training their little ones. Warmer weather means that it's easier for little ones to be running around in only their pants while they get used to the idea of going for a wee on the potty instead of in a nappy! I thought it would be useful to put together some eco-friendly tips for plastic-free potty training, as I know that when I was potty training my son, I accepted any hints...

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Eco-Friendly Reading Ideas

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Eco-Friendly Reading Ideas

For those of us who have been asked to dress our little ones up at school or nursery, we'll know that World Book Day is upon us again falling this year on 3rd March 2022. Dressing up as characters from our favourite books is a really great way to encourage our babies and children to get excited about reading, but ... it got me thinking... what other ways are there to get children really into reading? And are there any plastic-free and eco-friendly ways to do this, too?  Here are some ideas for activities to inspire our little ones to engage...

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Plastic-free traditions and new starts

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Plastic-free traditions and new starts

We've got some beautiful traditions and celebrations to look forward to over the coming days, and I thought I'd take the opportunity to explore ways to celebrate these festive occasions with your families... plastic-free of course! Here's a little run down of some of the special days and upcoming celebrations over the coming days (not an exhaustive list, by any means... there's also the beginning of the LGBT+ History Month and Vasant Panchami, and more, but I just wanted to focus on a few, before I have to head off and collect my son from nursery, ha ha!):   31st...

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Just make one tiny plastic-free change this New Year

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Just make one tiny plastic-free change this New Year

It's finally 2022! Happy New Year everyone. With every New Year that comes round, a new set of seemingly unachievable resolutions comes with it! Gah!  This year, I'm trying to take it easy on myself...  it's been a hard few months for everyone. Eco anxiety is a real thing, and we don't need to beat ourselves hard with that stick as soon as the New Year comes round. Yikes! What we COULD do instead, is write a list of POSSIBLE plastic-free changes that you could tweak to make our lifestyle more sustainable and a little greener, for the benefit of...

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Plastic-free travel tips with a baby

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Plastic-free travel tips with a baby

  It's coming up to the autumn half term, and some of the lucky ones amongst us will likely be taking off on foreign adventures, or maybe staying closer to home on a UK holiday, with their families.  I love going on adventures with my son, and have travelled with him from when we was teeny tiny, just a couple of months old. We travelled on our own together (I'm a single parent), so I thought I'd share some tips I learnt along the way. Don't let your circumstances deter you from having adventures, that's what I say! This half term holiday my...

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