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Green Parenting Guide

Updated: Jul 2

Ensuring your kids' safety is a top priority for any parent. This concern should extend to their safety in terms of sustainability as well. Using products or adopting practices that harm the environment indirectly harm children, who are more susceptible to such changes.

Keeping them safe while adopting sustainable practices involves making mindful choices that prioritise both safety and environmental impact. Here are some practices you can adopt on your green parenting journey to raise eco-conscious kids:

Guide to Green Parenting
Guide to Green Parenting

Carpool or Opt for Walking or Biking: For short distances, choose walking or biking. For longer trips or daily school runs, carpooling can reduce energy consumption.

Use Reusable Containers: Opt for stainless steel or glass containers for food storage and packing lunches to avoid plastic chemicals like BPA and phthalates which can be harmful to your children's health.

Cloth Diapers: Swap disposable diapers for reusable cloth diapers. They are easy to wash, use, generate less waste and cause less harm to the environment.

Non-Toxic Cleaning Products: Use eco-friendly and non-toxic cleaning products to reduce your family's exposure to harmful chemicals.

Eat Local & Seasonal Foods: Use locally available foods or grow your own vegetable patch. This reduces the intake of pesticide-laden food. Eating seasonally available foods can also help reduce your carbon footprint.

Sustainable Toys: Choose toys made from sustainable materials like wood, bamboo, or recycled plastic. Avoid cheap, disposable toys and opt for those that are durable and can be passed down.

An important part of being a green parent is raising your kids to think green too. Kids as young as four can begin learning about plants by watering house plants or growing seeds in a cup. Involve them in activities like recycling, composting, gardening, and conserving water and energy to foster a sense of environmental responsibility.

Raising your children in an eco-friendly home promotes their health, fosters a sustainable future, and teaches them environmental responsibility by example, ensuring that the commitment to protecting the planet is passed on to the next generation.


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