The topic at this weeks Breastfeeding Blog Hop is I breastfeed and... so here goes.
I breastfeed and am a bit crunchy or a tree hugging hippie as Mr. Destructo has taken to calling me. I have always been interested in green living and tried to recycle and reduce my carbon footprint so to speak. But once I was pregnant with Destructo, this urge really ramped up. So here are the ways I am currently a "tree hugging hippie."
I use and love wool dryer balls. They soften your clothes, reduce drying time, and also reduce static cling.
I choose to skip purees and go with a baby lead solids approach. I figured at least then I knew exactly what was in the foods he was eating.
I cloth diaper and love it.
When I do use disposables (typically when travelling or too lazy to stuff diapers before going to bed), I use bleach free disposables such as
or . I can typically get the Earth's Best diapers cheaper since they go on sale in big boxes at Babies R US, but the Seventh Generation is more convenient since my local Publix carries them.
I baby wear occasionally. Destructo was never a huge fan of the confinement though. I plan to try again with baby number two in the hopes that he/she will like it more.
I don't use any hormonal birth control. I have in the past and it made me crazy and I never will again.
We kind of eat organic foods at times, but not to the extent I would if we were rich and/or had a Whole Foods near us.
I nearly never wear make up. But don't let me fool you, this has zero to do with being crunchy and everything to do with being lazy.
I make a lot of my own cleaning supplies such as homemade laundry soap and lots of vinegar and baking soda. As I run out of store bought cleaning supplies, I am replacing them with home made things or at least ecofriendly things like
Seventh Generation dish soap. I love it and it doesn't dry my hands out as bad as others.
I also practice attachment parenting to an extent except cosleeping as I have violent nightmares and kick and trash and jump out of the bed and run across the room. We also did some sleep training since we were blessed with the world's worst sleeper.
Overall I am slightly crunchy with a propensity to be very crunchy. Haha
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