4 Sustainable Gift Ideas for New Moms
Bringing a baby into the world is a magnificent accomplishment that should be celebrated. But with babies, comes a whole new plethora of opportunities to contribute to waste and a non-sustainable lifestyle. New parents have so many things on their plate it may be too much for them to think about how their baby is affecting their carbon footprint. That’s where you come in to save the day, and the planet. We have a few ideas for you to help that new mom in your life bring her baby into the world a little more sustainably.
Eco-friendly baby wipes
Alright, let’s be real, babies poop. There, we said it. And it happens multiple times a day. Which means that diaper and wipe waste is nearly inevitable. So, why not try and use sustainable options when it comes to changing diapers? Is there even a way to do that? Oh, yes, of course there is. Did you know there are bamboo baby wipes out on the market? If not, now you do. How exciting that there are such sustainable options within an industry that contributes heavily to excessive amounts of waste. If you are thinking, “oh, I bet they probably have enough wipes by now”, you are most likely incorrect. When you have a baby, you can never have enough wipes.
Reusable photo props
You know the new parents are going to want to document their little bundle of joy’s “firsts”. There are a lot of items out there that are only made to be used once and thrown away once the baby outgrows them (we are looking at you paper month placards). Instead of having them use those, why not invest in a chalkboard for them to use for every photo moment that comes their way? You can even have one personalized with the baby’s name on it, that way they are able to use it all throughout their life.
Digital picture frame
It is safe to say that parents to a new baby are bound to take hundreds of photos a day to document their new family member’s life. But for most parents those photos live in their phone forever, and they don’t tend to do anything with them. If they do, they may print one every once in a while, but they don’t display them properly. You can’t let them go the baby’s whole life without displaying their images the right way. So, getting a digital photo frame that they can upload pictures to is an easy way for them to showcase their baby and also save on contributing to printing dozens of photos that will become too old, too quickly. The beauty of the digital frame is that you pick and choose what to display, and update as they go. It also gives them something lovely to look at during those late night diaper changes.
Reusable silicone snack bags
When it comes to having a baby, there are suddenly so many things that you have to start carrying around. Snacks, formula, wipes, medicine, first aid kit, and the list goes on. Though it is simple to just throw it all in a plastic sandwich bag, why not help your parent friends out and get them a reusable silicone sandwich bag. A bag like that can be used for liquids, solids, foods, treats, and any everything else of the sort. This is a gift that will please them and the planet all while helping them save a pretty penny for that next family vacation.
We hope you find that perfect eco-friendly gift for that new mom in your life. Happy sustainable shopping.