Saving the planet doesn’t have to stop because you’ve had a baby. Yes, they’re a teeny bundle of mess-creating, gadget-needing joy. But we’ve got a list of simple eco-friendly baby tips, from eco toys to biodegradable diapers, to help you live a greener life.
Sep 23, 2020
Choose eco toys made of wood, natural rubber or plant-based bioplastic.
Consider shopping for bamboo baby bowls, spoons, and cups. Eco-friendly and stylish.
Try swapping to biodegradable bin-bags and diaper bags.
Consider switching to eco-friendly diapers or biodegradable diapers.
Try cotton balls or washable flannels for changing time at home (it may be harder to avoid using wipes out and about, so biodegradable baby wipes will come in handy).
Have a go at mixing up your own cleaning products using things like vinegar and bicarb of soda.
Go for a stroll in your local park.
Take a trip to the farm—urban farms are great if you live in a city.
Spend time in your garden (if you’re lucky enough to have one!)
Try growing your own! Even a window box of tomatoes is a great start.
Shop from your local butcher, baker, greengrocer, and farmers’ market if possible.
Swap to a milk delivery service—it’s local and avoids plastic bottles.
Check out your local charity shops. They’re a treasure trove of everything from clothes to books and furniture.
Upcycling can be a fun family project.
Avoid too much screen time, particularly towards the end of the day.
Adjust your lighting according to the time of day.
Aim for bright, open curtains and blinds in the daytime, and keep things dim at night—it can help get baby into a good sleep routine.
Breast milk is best for babies. The World Health Organisation (WHO) and Health Promotion Board (HPB) recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life. Unnecessary introduction of bottle feeding or other food and drinks will have a negative impact on breastfeeding. At around six months of age (but not before 4 months), infants should receive nutritionally adequate and age-appropriate complementary foods while breastfeeding continues for up to two years of age or beyond. Consult your doctor before deciding to use infant formula or if you have difficulty breastfeeding.
Nestlé Singapore fully recognises breast milk’s primacy, value and superiority and supports exclusive breastfeeding as recommended by the WHO.
The content on this website is intended as general information for Singaporean residents only and should not be used as a substitute for medical care and advice from your healthcare practitioner. The HPB recommends that infants start on age-appropriate complementary foods at around 6 months, whilst continuing breastfeeding for up to 2 years or beyond to meet their evolving nutritional requirements. If no longer breastfeeding, toddlers can switch to full cream milk after 12 months. This should be complemented by a good variety of solid foods from the four main food groups (fruits, vegetables, grains, meat and alternatives). For more information on the nutritional requirements of infants and young children, please visit www.healthhub.sg/earlynutrition.
Nestlé Baby & me is here to share the latest evidence-based information to ensure you feel supported and confident that you’re giving your baby the best possible nutrition.