Caring for an infant is a tiring but rewarding experience. It is also an extremely wasteful experience. The average baby uses 5,000 diapers before mastering potty-training. Ninety-five percent of these diapers are sent to landfills, according to the National Association of Diapers Services.
Diapers aren’t the only problem. Parents buy products made with materials that are harmful to the environment when harvested or manufactured.
There are other options. Here are five ways parents can care for babies and the earth:
> Stop using wipes
> Find multi-use items
> Switch to cloth diapers
> Use organic ingredients
> Switch to organic fabrics
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