Almost two weeks ago, I attended a Baby Care and Green Nest Tips at BINI Birth in Sherman Oaks, California. This class is led by the very knowledgeable Rachel Myers. Rachel is an environmentalist turned supermom. She has a great connection to the earth and has integrated her expertise into being a “green mother”.
For first time parents (or even second or third time parents), this is an awesome class loaded with useful tips. It’s hands on and questions are welcomed at any time. Rachel goes over everything from changing a diaper, to bathing your newborn, to clothing a baby, to burping, sunscreen and lotion options, and the list goes on.
Rachel the Great.
Rachel discusses natural cleaning options. Prior to even getting pregnant, you can start cleaning your floors and countertops with vinegar, water, lemon, and lavender. If you want a deep scrub, you can utilize some baking soda, vinegar, and lemon. For bathing your little one, you may want some amazing solutions for cloth wipes at the Zany Zebra wesbite.
As for diapering your little one, Rachel mentioned that she has experience in both disposable and cloth diapers. She also stated that children that use clothe diapers potty train, on average, two years earlier because of the sensory aspect. Rachael wants mothers to be conscious of the diapers they put on their little ones. Bamboo is a great option that also has wetness indicators.
Rachel is the gem behind the Green Boutique at BINI Birth. She has stocked the boutique full of useful books, diaper balm, nipple cream, natural soaps, sunscreens, and even amber teething necklaces. You can also find fabrics specifically made for swaddling and a Nose Frida that aids in clearing the baby’s nostrils safely.
This class is a great jump-start into parenting. You learn resourceful options for every day tasks that way you can form good habits early on. If you can limit your baby’s exposure to household toxins, you will definitely have a happier, healthier baby.
There are many useful links in this post. So get started now. Go Green!