Baba+Boo Blog

A plea from a retailer: Please, will you stop buying so much?

A plea from a retailer: Please, will you stop buying so much?

I know, I’m a retailer. We’re meant to get you to buy MORE.  But this isn’t about sales figures, or profit margins, or market share. This is about looking my children in the eye and being able to say that I did everything I could to prevent a catastrophic environmental breakdown that will affect every aspect of their adult lives.

Ten books about the environment to enjoy with your little one

Ten books about the environment to enjoy with your little one

Ten inspiring books to enjoy with your little one, all included because of their environmental credentials.

Small steps: Why ‘palm oil free’ isn’t the answer

Small steps: Why ‘palm oil free’ isn’t the answer

Palm oil is a hot topic. Which is a good thing. Many of us are deciding to follow the lead of Iceland and ban palm oil from our lives. Which isn’t a good thing. Here’s why.

Why vegan sausage rolls are like reusable nappies

Why vegan sausage rolls are like reusable nappies

After the Great Vegan Debate, an article appeared in which a psychologist explained why some people are so 'triggered' by a vegan sausage roll. And it rang a bell.

52 small steps you can take in 2019

52 small steps you can take in 2019

Big journeys happen through small steps. Sometimes 'The Environment’ seems like such a huge problem that it's impossible to know where start - or what to do. We've got your back. There's enough ideas here to help you make just one small change a week  - every single one of which will help you live more sustainably.

Small steps: How green is your christmas tree?

Small steps: How green is your christmas tree?

Fake or real? Sometimes, having a conscience turns the smallest decisions into a minefield. In the first of our new 'Small steps' series, we guide you through how to make your Christmas tree's eco-credentials as green as its needles.

A letter to my family: Yes, I’m using reusable nappies. No, I’m not crazy.

A letter to my family: Yes, I’m using reusable nappies. No, I’m not crazy.

I know you think I’m mad for using reusable nappies. And I know it’s because you care. I understand that you’re worried about the extra work and the hygiene, and that you want the best for us. But please hear me out as I explain what I am doing.

Cloth bum mums: creating a zero waste store with a toddler in tow

Cloth bum mums: creating a zero waste store with a toddler in tow

Nikki Steel-Bryan - founder of zero waste store Flourish Foods MCR, and Baba+Boo mum - talks about the newest addition to Afllecks Palace, and starting a business with a toddler in tow.

Recycling: the last resort

Recycling: the last resort

As long as recycling is seen as a solution, instead of a last resort, then the recycling of single-use nappies is a worrying trend that will stand in the way of the essentials - reduction and reuse.

Doing your bit - the fun way

Doing your bit - the fun way

You know what you should be doing to be planet-kind. Turning off your chargers. Eating less meat. Going reusable. But let’s face it, it’s not easy ...

Our take on Black Friday

Our take on Black Friday

Did you take a peek at our website today, hoping for some Black Friday bargains? Sorry about that. We can’t get into Black Friday. It’s the opposite of everything that Baba+Boo is about, and it would just feel too hypocritical to get involved.