Cloth Diapers Aren’t Scary

Cloth diapering is good for your pocketbook and great for the planet.  While a bit of an investment up front, cloth diapering can save your family over $1,000 per kiddo in comparison to buying disposables – and think of all of the diapers you’re keeping out of the landfills!

We use bumGenius 4.0 One Size diapers at our house. They are super easy, have adjustable snaps that adjust to fit your baby from birth through 36 lbs. and come with a full-size and doubling insert (for nighttime wear).  The 4.0 One Size comes with either a velcro closure or a snap closure…I found the snap closure to be more difficult when our son was very little but super handy once his little hands started wanting to un-velcro his diaper. Continue reading

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Welcome to The Natural Nest!

Becoming a new parent is chalk-full of decision making…especially when it comes to how to prepare your home to be a green and healthy place to bring your new little one. As an environmentalist and new mama, I get a lot of questions from other parents about being green: “should I only buy organic food?”  “is this toy safe for my baby?”  “what kind of cleaning products should I use?”

Drawing from my professional experience as a sustainability expert, I’ll be sharing tips, favorite products, helpful info & resources, and the inner-workings of my own family’s eco-living adventure.

I hope this blog helps demystify the process of “greening your nest” and inspires you to live a little greener!