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Three Moms who are Making a Difference

 

Three Moms who are Making a Difference 

Motherhood changes our outlook on life, here are three moms who changed the course of their life not only for their own children but for all the ones to come in future.

Mansi Modi, Kindermum Cloth diapers

Mansi is a mother of 3 years old Pratham and the founder of Kindermum.⠀ Continue Reading

Babycare, Uncategorized

How to Make your parenting journey an Eco-friendly one?

 

There is no greener packaging than no packaging           
 
No waste is less (even if its green/ biodegradable) than no waste
 
No trip is greener than the one we didn’t make. 
 
No product is greener than the one we didn’t buy.
 
– Anon

With babies comes whole lot of new stuff at home. As parents we want the best for our children, most of the things that we buy aren’t really needed but in pursuit of giving the best we amass the “unnecessary” at home.

I am not a zero waster yet, in fact I am very far from it, but I try to reduce my carbon footprints in every way I can.

Sharing a few things that you can follow to leave this earth a little better for your children; we have borrowed it from them, haven’t we?

 

  1. Accepting hand me downs- When a child is born we buy clothes that our child outgrows sooner than we can think of, sometimes without even having worn once. The best thing to do for kids would be accepting clothes from friends and relatives.
  2. Not buying things till the baby comes- wait for the baby to arrive and shop as you require. This can save you a lot of money. Most things which others consider essential may not be required for your baby. Each parent and child is different, so are their needs; for example we neither bought nor used – milk bottles, stroller, cots/ cribs, talcum powder, baby oils, special feeding accessories, does it make us bad parents? Well, we never felt any need of those.
  3. Switching to Cloth Diapers- I have been talking a lot about cloth diapers because I have extensively used those for my baby and I believe that they are the best alternative to disposable diapers. They can be used over and over and even passed on to other babies.
  4. Buying pre-loved – Do not hesitate to buy pre-loved clothes, toys & books. People sell stuff for many reasons. Buying expensive gears (if needed) like rockers, pram. Car seat, crib/ cradle, bottle warmer, cycles and more from pre-loved sites/groups. I bought a pre-loved high chair for my son and then further passed it on to a friend. This chair now has fed more than 4 kids of different families. Buying used stuff does not mean that you are buying substandard quality.
  5. Self-imposed shopping bans- Target no-shopping (except essentials) months and live up to it. Remember that meme about Great Indian sale – “If you shop you may save 50% but if delete the shopping apps you save 100%”

  6. Limit the toys or subscribe to toy Libraries- It is a good idea to get toys and books on rent or exchanging toys and books among friends. As parents we must also choose engaging open-ended toys over battery operated ones for our children.

  1. Eco-friendly celebrations- Birthday parties create a lot of mess, big gatherings of any sort for that matter lead to a lot of waste, you can help by either avoiding parties altogether else try to celebrate the eco-friendly way. Avoid gift wrap and unnecessary plastic covers, plastic and disposable stuff in birthday parties, give eco-friendly return gifts (if at all you have to give) using newspaper wrapping or cloth bags. Avoid cheap plastic toys because your aim is not to litter the other person’s house and environment, right? If you have to gift choose meaningful and useful toys/articles. 

My previous article talks about simple eco-friendly daily switches one can adopt to make a difference. 

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Babycare, cloth diapers, diapers, eco-friendly, parenting

Cloth Diapering- 5 most frequently asked questions

5 most frequently asked questions about Cloth Diapering 

I have written a few more posts on Cloth diapering, covering topics like diaper types, maintaining, washing and storing cloth diapers and on night time diapering.

I am often asked questions by expecting moms and new moms about cloth diapers, here are some of those.

1.What are cloth diapers?

Most of the modern Cloth diapers ( MCDs) will usually come with 3 parts- an outer layer which is waterproof and thus prevents clothes from getting wet, an inner stay dry layer which prevents the baby from feeling wet and a middle absorbant layer, which absorbs and holds the pee. The snaps of One Size (OS) diapers can be adjusted as your baby grows.

There are different types that you can check here in my previous post.

2. How soon can I start cloth diapering my baby?

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The Diaper Man- Man behind India’s leading Clothdiapering Brand Bumberry

*This is not a sponsored post


 

Gone are the days when diapering and baby care was restricted to women of the house. Krishnan and men like him are breaking all the stereotypes.  Motherhood brings a lot of changes, but for Krishnan fatherhood changed the course of his life; he introduced Bumberry to Indian market when there were barely any players, since then the industry has grown manifolds and so has Bumberry. Let us acquaint ourselves better with this young entrepreneur and the wonderfully loved brand that Bumberry has become.


NJM Please tell us more about yourself and your family.

KK I am Kutti Krishnan, Aged 37, educator by profession. I recently took to entrepreneurship. My family comprises of my wife Soumya who is an MBA by qualification  and my son Siddharth who is 6 years, with whom I turned an entrepreneur. I did my computer science degree and worked for about 1 year in IT industry before my 2 year MBA program and further 10 long years of management education service, working with various schools either as a teaching assistant or as a teacher in management.

NJM Bumberry is one of the first few CD brands of India; how did the idea of bumberry occur to you? Continue Reading