Baby Essentials

Sunday, 1 March 2020  |  Admin

Some of you have got in touch with questions about this topic, so we wanted to share with you the correct waste disposal methods for your eco disposable nappies. And to let you know why they are a much better environmental option than conventional disposable nappies.

 ‘Weird question but what bin in Ireland takes the biodegradable nappies? Will the green bin take them - just some companies are strict’?

‘As they are biodegradable nappies, can you place them in the brown bin? Sorry if that seems like a really silly question’

‘I'm enquiring about the Kit & Kin nappies. Can these be put in your garden compost bin and if so roughly how long do they take to decompose in a compost bin?’


Browse our eco disposable nappy ranges now

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Wednesday, 29 January 2020  |  Admin

Welcoming a new baby into your family is such an exciting time, so many firsts, new feelings and possibilities are waiting for you! However, there is also an entirely new market you need to navigate: the baby product market, which is larger than it ever was before! Getting ready for your newborn can be quite confusing and expensive, especially if you are trying to embrace a zero waste/less waste philosophy and you’ll realise you probably won’t need half the products that are marketed as essentials.

Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with a list of all eco newborn bits and bobs that aren’t just helpful in those days of early parenthood but are also much kinder to our planet!

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Monday, 27 January 2020  |  Admin

Keeping newborn babies and young infants warm seems to be trickier than it sounds. As parents we want our little ones to be comfortable. Trying to figure out if they are too warm or too cold can be hard, especially since they can’t tell us!

In addition to the question of how many layers to put on them, we are often wondering what materials are actually safe for their delicate skin. It seems that many centuries ago dressing babies and children was a lot simpler! Clothes were made from wool and babies were wrapped in lamb or sheepskin.

Both natural materials are not just free from chemicals but have many other benefits. This is why products made from natural fibres such as lambswool are making a come back in modern eco-conscious homes, and not just for the winter. Read on to find out why!

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Thursday, 7 November 2019  |  Admin

Yes You Can Breastfeed When Babywearing!

Babywearing is a total lifesaver -especially when you have more than one child.! Chasing after a toddler, taking older children for a walk or simply emptying the dishwasher is a lot easier without having to put your baby down. With a baby carrier or sling you’ll keep your little one safe and snug close to you while going about your day but many mum's also wonder will they be able to nurse their baby while babywearing.

Did you know you are able to recognise hunger cues much earlier when you have your baby in a wrap or carrier close to you? As soon as your little one starts rooting and moves his head from side to side, you know it’s time for a feed - before your baby gets distressed. If only you wouldn’t have to bother taking them out of the sling and fight with meters of fabric or an endless amount of buckles before being able to feed!

Good news: Breastfeeding in a stretchy wrap or baby carrier is possible - and with a bit of practice, easier than you thought! Here’s how to go about it!

Babywearing & Breastfeeding - The Basics:
1. What to wear when nursing in a carrier

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Thursday, 24 October 2019  |  Admin

Babywearing in Winter: Top Tips to Keep Yourself and Baby Warm

Wearing your baby in a sling, wrap or baby carrier can be a lifesaver on many days. It’s an easy way to keep your little one close, safe and content while going about your daily tasks. During the summer babywearing opens up an entirely new set of possibilities for you and your family. With your child securely strapped to your chest or back, you are not dependent on buggy-friendly paths and facilities. Instead, you are free to explore the world with your children and go wherever your feet may take you. 

When the days get shorter and the temperatures drop many parents refrain from putting their kids in a carrier or wrap. The reason is almost always the same: What to wear on those chilly autumn and winter days out? Between puffy jackets, scarves, hats, and woolly jumpers there is a lot going on even without adding a baby carrier into the mix. However, babywearing is just as possible on cold days as it is in the summer sunshine!

With our top tips on babywearing in the winter, you will rock your sling during the coming cold season!

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