Life with children can be complicated and the idea of making it “zero-waste” is somehow terrifying, I discovered the zero-waste movement recently but have always been worried about the environment. So, my choices have always been somehow “eco-friendly” even if not always ideal.
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Going out with Sigrid has changed over time, since she is potty trained now we no longer need to carry many diapers around. We used to carry one diaper and one wet bag to bring it back home and the toiletries to clean her. We used one small fuchsia towel that we wet and then, after use, throw in the wet bag. We also carry the Ikea wet bag with two towels and one water bottle.
I don’t know if every toddler is the same but Sigrid hates to have her hands dirty, so when we are around and there is no toilette near by we pour some water on her hands and we dry them with one towel. We carry a second towel so when she does wash her hands (or us) we can dry them. Paper towels are definitely not a good idea but hand dryers spread bacteria besides not being recommended for small children.
We also carry a glass bottle with water, she never drank with a straw. Since we raised her the Montessori way, always privileging her independence, from the moment she was one year old we bought her little glasses, a shot glass, so she could use real materials. Not too big and not too heavy, think of height of 2 in / 5 cm and a volume of 2 fl. oz/6 cl. It might seem rare but Maria Montessori believed that when children break things they really understand the consequences of their actions. Think about it, what is your child learning if he throws the glass a thousand times and nothing happens, except a little of water spoilage? As a matter of fact she only broke one and then learnt not to leave them on the table border.
Do you have a set to carry around? Or do you have any suggestion for mine?