Maternity: how to be sustainable from pregnancy and after birth

Pregnancy and motherhood can be rethought to make them more sustainable. When a family grows, so does the amount of waste that is generated. There are routines that can be adopted and marks that can be used for the sustainable win the battle.


Breastfeeding is super ecological, because there is nothing more natural than breastfeeding. From before birth, during pregnancy, you can receive advice and read about how to breastfeed. There is nothing better than breast milk, attachment and that time together. And breastfeeding leaves no carbon footprint!


Between 5 and 6% of household waste is diapers for children and adults. They are made of plastic and fibers and contain absorbent gels that do not biodegrade. So, a great idea to reduce the volume of waste is to opt for cloth diapers. They are many more practical than the old ones, and there are many new brands that began to market them.

Wet wipes

The amount of baby wipes that are used is impressive, and they only add to the huge pile of trash. It is better to try a cloth towel that can be washed. They are healthier for your baby because they irritate less. In addition, they are much cheaper and practical to carry.

For the bathroom

At bath time you can choose options that are organic and of organic, vegetable origin: shampooSoap, talc. For children, oral hygiene can also be organic, opt for bamboo toothbrushes or organic toothpaste.

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To play

Toys can also be rethought and decided by those made with natural and biodegradable material. Wooden toys are the ones that last the longest, and are designed to be friendly to the environment.

At lunchtime

To manipulate food there is nothing better than hands and let them live that experience. But, as they grow, a good idea is to choose stainless steel or bamboo cutlery.

At the time of drinking, it is ideal not to be taught to use a plastic bulb. This way you will avoid a lot of waste from now on, and when they grow up, they will know how to say no when they are offered.


We must accept the one that comes second hand. If any of the garments are not in condition, wash it or fix it. If you are going to buy new clothes, it is essential to read the labels, choose those that are made with noble raw materials, or find that they have used discarded fabric to make them.

There are many possibilities and options to raise awareness and face sustainable motherhood. It is about being consistent and taking concrete actions, teaching how to leave an eco-footprint and showing the place it occupies within the planet.

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