These last few years, I’ve gotten comfortable. I know the environmental impacts of the ways I choose to live my life, and for the most part I think I make eco-friendly decisions. All of those little changes have become routine, and there’s not a ton of research and thought that goes into my everyday lifestyle. But then something changed: We decided to have a baby.
Now, I’ve got questions, questions, and more questions. I’m the oldest of three, but never really did a lot of babysitting. I’d consider myself to be an unofficial expert on teenagers, since I know all the cliques, the slang, prom etiquette, and can spot a lie a mile away. When it comes to diapers, nursing, baby food, clothing, toys, and furniture, I’m clueless.
How am I supposed to make sustainable choices when I’m not sure if I even know the questions? Maybe it’s good that I don’t know what I’m doing, since I won’t have bad habits to break.
Overall, I’m doing a lot of research. And I plan to write a series of posts about our eco-friendly baby decisions. The first post will be about diapers! If you’ve written a post about your diaper decisions, or have a site you’d like me to check out, please leave a comment, as my research at this point is still ongoing.