Baba+Boo Blog

Let's ditch plastic...sort of

Let's ditch plastic...sort of

"It’s right that we question, it’s right that we reduce. But let’s not get caught in a plastic panic, to the detriment of our wider environment."

Single use plastic vs single use anything

Single use plastic vs single use anything

The issue with disposable wipes isn't so much that they are single use plastic. It's that they're single use.

You asked, we listened

You asked, we listened

The story of our new CSP collection, and the women who inspired us. 

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.

A zero waste disposable nappy? I'll stick with my reusables, thanks.

A zero waste disposable nappy? I'll stick with my reusables, thanks.

Imagine if someone invented a ‘zero waste’ disposable nappy - and it's as cheap as a reusable nappy. All us cloth bum parents would switch to the zero waste disposables, right? Well...no.

Meet Baby Jake and Baby Jemima

Meet Baby Jake and Baby Jemima

Is the impact of disposables really that significant, especially when you take into account ‘all that washing’? Baby Jake and Baby Jemima tell their stories - so you can decide for yourself.

Let's talk about reusable sanitary products

Let's talk about reusable sanitary products

People assume that we launched our cloth sanitary products because single use products aren’t environmentally sustainable. Of course, that’s part of the reason. But there’s something else that motivates us. And that’s period poverty.

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.

Love your nappies? Thank my Dad.

Love your nappies? Thank my Dad.

Not throwing anything away has always been as natural to me as brushing your teeth twice a day. We didn’t even have a bin in the house when I was g...

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 ...

Alternative facts, dodgy stats and a thumbs down for the Environment Agency

Alternative facts, dodgy stats and a thumbs down for the Environment Agency

"Did you know that when people quote 'facts' that reusables nappies are nearly as bad for the environment as single use, then they are usually quoting an Environment Agency report? Find out how you can reply when people throw these 'facts' at you - and why it's vital that the Environment Agency updates its report.