3. Use cloth napkins instead of disposable paper napkins. Here is an easy tutorial on how to make cloth napkins from scrap fabric.
4. Use cloth menstrual pads and panty liners instead of disposables. They not only come in fun prints but they are so much more soft and comfortable than disposable pads!
5. Use cloth diapers instead of disposable diapers. Stay tuned for our cloth diaper series where we’ll talk more about the different styles and how to care for them.
6. Use cloth baby wipes instead of disposable wipes. You can also use them as “family cloth” instead of toilet paper for the whole family. If you are already using cloth diapers, this is a really easy one since you just throw them in with your dirty diaper laundry.
7. Use reusable nursing pads instead of disposable. These can be fleece backed or wool backed and much more comfortable than disposable. Plus they can be made with fun prints!
8. Upcycle! Upcycling is when you reuse or repurpose an item for another use instead of throwing it out. We do a lot of upcycling in our house. For example, here’s our tutorial on how to repurpose a sweatshirt into a baby sleep sack. We also upcycle wool sweaters into cloth diaper covers and fun baby hats.
When upcycling, be creative and think outside the box and the possibilities are endless. My favorite hat right now is one I made out of a vintage curtain I found at a rummage sale!