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.

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.

Reusable nappies: there doesn’t have to be an ‘upfront cost’

Reusable nappies: there doesn’t have to be an ‘upfront cost’

The idea that it costs a lot to get started with cloth nappies is a myth. Why? Because getting started with reusables doesn't have to cost any more than a pack of single-use nappies.

Why less is more

Why less is more

There are a huge amount of awareness days and weeks to celebrate throughout the year. This week we have had National Chocolate Ice Cream Day and Hu...

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.

The gift of cloth nappies

The gift of cloth nappies

Using just one cloth nappy a day saves 900 single use nappies going to landfill - and is so much kinder to parents’ pockets. Surely that’s a gift worth giving?

The toys children really need for playing outside

The toys children really need for playing outside

We all want to encourage our children to play outdoors - especially if it means they’re not glued to a screen. But visit any toy shop right now and you’d be forgiven for thinking that every family needs a back garden the size of a park to fit all the outdoor toys and activities that your child ‘needs’.

Wasting less and living more

Wasting less and living more

I always think that reusable nappies are life changing. Making the small change of using reusables can lead to some many positive changes for famil...

Our cloth nappies on Sky News!!

Our cloth nappies on Sky News!!

Recently Sky News have been running an ocean rescue campaign. They have been asking viewers to become ocean heroes by swapping the single-use plast...