When recently reading a great article in the Sunday Times by a fab writer Jen Gale (@sustainableish), it really made me reflect on taking it all back to basics. It’s so easy to get caught up in all the eco options on the market and what we ‘should’ and ‘shouldn’t’ be doing to raise our children in a more eco-conscious way, when Jen reminded us it’s always ok to keep repeating the basic concepts. Babies are always being born, parents are choosing every day to take a more environmental approach to lives and more and more people have become connected and drawn to nature over the last year than society has done for a long time, making us ever more aware of the importance mankind has on looking after our environment.
I always remember the first time I opened a bath mat for my baby and was almost bowled over by the stench of PVC. I now know that PVC, or Polyvinyl Chloride, is one of the most toxic plastics around and is linked to childhood allergies, problems with reproductive development and many different types of cancer. Yet PVC bath mats are sold on every high street, meaning children are routinely sat on them in their baths each night.