If you are already using cloth diapers, cloth wipes are almost a no-brainer. Saving money and the environment, while using colorful, squishy, natural fibers against baby's most sensitive area and being able to toss them into the same pail as your cloth diapers is a major win in all areas! You can wet them with one of the many wonderful wipes solutions Kelly's Closet has to offer, make your own with coconut oil and natural baby soap, or just use plain water and you're in business never having to buy disposable wipes again.
Cloth isn't just for babies either, if you want all the benefits cloth has to offer on your baby's bottom, why not give yourself the same gift? Cloth menstrual pads are made by many of the same brands that make our beloved diaper fluff. My favorite brand is Pink Daisy made by the people at Blueberry and I got to pick out some of their wonderful girly prints that I don't have as diapers for my little boy. Plus I got to pick out 2 beautiful floral Planet Wise Wet/Dry Bags that would look out of place in our little boy's room, but make me smile every time I see them in my own bathroom. If pads aren't your favorite, there are menstrual cups too! 12 hours of protection and they often reduce cramping! I have a fun pink one from Lunette, and feel great that I'm saving money, the environment, and reducing my own exposure to toxins in the process.
Going greener isn't just for the bathroom either! Our family has stopped purchasing paper towels and cleaning wipes, and instead we have a basket of bright washcloths soaking in vinegar water that we use to clean everything, and a stack of fun napkins that we use at meal time. We are also phasing out ziploc bags and plastic wrap in favor of reusable snack bags! Planet Wise has a number of different options in their wide variety of prints that make eating a sandwich or some carrot sticks more fun for kids at school or even mom or dad at work!
What are some of the ways your family has "gone green" since making the switch to cloth diapers? What are some of the benefits you have noticed in the process?
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