TBT: Green Holiday Gift Ideas

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Green gifts wrapped in reusable wrapping!

The most eco-friendly holiday gift is no gift at all, but where’s the fun in that?! If you’re looking to stay green this holiday season, whether that means making your own gifts, up-cycling used presents or buying new gifts that are greener than their counterparts, check out some of our old posts to get those creative juices flowing!

 

 

Top Eco-friendly Toys for Babies and Young Children

Eco-Friendly Stocking Stuffers for Baby

Green Holiday Gifts for Him

Wooden Toys for Babies and Kids

Low Cost Children’s Presents: Getting Creative With Thrift Store Gifts for Kids

Top Five Green Holiday Gifts for Pregnant Moms
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TBT: Green Laundry Choices

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The Original Solar Powered Clothes Dryer

Our new house has a clothes line, and I’ve already put it to good use. I learned a very important lesson the first time I used it: clothes that were dry become less dry once the sun goes down. Unless I want to leave them out overnight to dry again in the morning, the laundry must be collected before dark!

We’ve posted a lot over the years about doing laundry in an eco-friendly way, and here are some of the highlights!

Green Breakthrough: Save Energy by Washing Diapers in Cold Water

The Cheapest Eco-friendly Laundry Detergent
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TBT: Breastfeeding on GBG

Bonding Time!

Bonding Time!

Since I’ll be breastfeeding once again in about 10 weeks, I’ve been perusing the archives for all the old breastfeeding posts. For Throwback Thursday, I thought I’d share some of the best ones!

Too Much Pressure to Breastfeed?

Transitioning from Bottle to Breast

Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding in Public

Breastfeeding Despite the Challenges

Breastfeeding Moms Reap Health Benefits

Are You Breastfeeding Your Toddler?

Did you have a low milk supply while breastfeeding?

When a Breastfeeding Baby Rejects the Bottle: Help!

The Saturday Question: Was breastfeeding worth it?

The Truth About Breastfeeding and Survival in Those Early Months

Reusable Nursing Pad Reviews and Recommendations

How Do You Support Moms Who Struggle With Breastfeeding?
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TBT: Midwives

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Labor among primitive peoples

According to the book The Zero Footprint Baby, a midwife is a greener choice for your birth whether you are at home or in a hospital because they tend to order less resources that produce waste and use electricity.

I can attest that our midwife has helped us make choices that reduce our environmental impact without compromising the health and wellbeing of our babies. Of course, forgoing all ultrasounds isn’t for everyone.

Whether you are motivated by environmental concerns or not, choosing the right midwife (or doctor) is the first big decision you’ll make during your pregnancy.  I thought I’d round up a few of our old posts that talk about midwives and midwifery care for Throwback Thursday.
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