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

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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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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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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