Any event or celebration carries with it volume—more people, more gifts, more food, and more space. But, if you are mindful of your footprint, you can alleviate some of the waste and not so eco-friendly actions that occur.
Here are 5 ways to make a baby shower more eco-friendly.
You can also opt for baby shower invitations that are made of FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified paper, 100% recycled post-consumer waste paper, or even banana leaf and coconut fiber paper. This company creates plantable baby shower announcements. Read it and plant it! https://www.foreverfiances.com/Seeded-Paper-Baby-Shower-Invitations-s/326.htm#
If you choose to go with an outside venue with picnic tables at the beach, you can find compostable and biodegradable plates and utensils that will make clean-up easier without hurting the environment.
Check out car seats made with organic cotton (Nuna), changing pads and crib mattresses (Naturepedic); Bambo Nature (disposable diapers); toys, rattles, blocks, teethers (Bannor Toys), soaps, lotions, and washes (https://www.organicbath.co/) Choose organic cotton baby clothes for the next eco-friendly baby shower because baby skin is more porous. Start babies out right with organic onesies! (https://www.simplychickieclothing.com/)
When you are cleaning up after the shower, don’t forget to use baking soda, lemon juice, and vinegar to wipe up those sticky spills!
Smiles and hugs for the new mom are always organic!
The average size baby is born 7.5 lbs and grows approximately 1.5 to 2 lbs each month, and 1 to 1 ½ inches in height each month.
3-6 months = Chest: 12-14 inches Height: 20-24 inches Weight: 12-17 lbs
Size translation: Buy this size when you want Mom and Dad to dress the babe up in your purchase for Instagram stories; and, for those fun early refrigerator magnet pictures with Granny and Grandpa!
6-12 months = Chest: 14-16 inches Height: 25-28 inches Weight: 17-21 lbs
Size translation: Buy this size when you cannot make the baby shower. Mom and Dad will appreciate it!
12-18 months = Chest: 16-18 inches Height: 29-31 inches Weight: 22-24 lb
Size translation: Buy this size when you cannot remember when the baby was born—but you think--in the last year and a half! Or, pop into the 2T toddler t-shirt section.
2T = Chest 20 - 21 inches Height 32 - 36 inches Waist 19 - 20 inches
Size translation: Buy this size when you want a t-shirt for a 2 year old. This size can also be worn as a beach cover-up.
4T = Chest 22 - 23 inches Height 36 - 40 inches Waist 20.5 - 21 inches
Size translation: Buy this size for a big 3 year old and a 4 year old.
6T = Chest 24 - 25 inches Height 40 - 43 inches Waist 21.5 - 22 inches
Size translation: Buy this size for a big 5 year old and a 6 year old.