Sustainable Families Blog
Do you say yes far too often and find yourself unable to achieve everything you had promised? Saying no doesn’t mean you are shutting people out. Saying no means you are saying Yes to yourself, you are saying “yes I will look after myself”.
Mum was talked through the delivery over the phone, a couple of pushes and Indie Jayne was born at 3.52pm on the hallway floor delivered by her Nana. 6lb 11oz of pure perfection.
Little & Brave’s fourth trimester has been fueled by the knowledge that the spark of an idea that I had over three years ago is now a business that is changing the world one nappy at a time.
Listen to the background and the origins behind the Little & Brave Eco Nappy.
Learn about the product itself, its components and how it breaks down, plus the unique circular system.
Making your own baby balm is the best way to avoid preservatives and create a more natural cream to protect your babies’ skin and combat nappy rash. Barrier creams work by placing a barrier between baby’s skin and moisture from urine and fecal matter.
As parents we are often the ones who need to answer the follow on questions about war, what they see on the news and what they learn at Kindergarten, Daycare and School.
We talked to Juliet Dale from ‘The Great Eco Challenge’ about her recent eco neighbourhood clean up. What do you need, where do you go, how to be safe when cleaning up around your local parks, streams and beaches in NZ.
In New Zealand common food to offer is kumara, carrot, apple and pear. But what do other babies around the world have as a first food?
The impact we make on the world matters to us from the creation of the product right through to its disposal at our composting facility.
In New Zealand some fabulous first foods on offer all year round are apple, banana, pear, avocado, pumpkin, kumara and carrot. Using seasonal fresh foods is an amazing and cheap way to keep baby fed and healthy.
This is an amazing way to display our Little & Brave Eco Nappies at a baby shower and is such a beautiful, practical gift. You can decorate with other products around the base or place a single item like a teddy bear or rattle on the top.
Introducing first foods can be an exciting and rewarding experience for yourself and for baby. Imagine tasting food for the first time like tasting sour or tasting sweet!
Sensory play is critical to brain development, problem solving, enhancing memory, development of language and fine and gross motor skills. Coloured Rice can be scooped and poured in an infinite number of ways, it makes great sounds as it is poured that will vary depending upon what type of containers you pour it into.
So many pressures are placed upon us individually or as a couple after birth. We need to make sure that we don’t try and compare ourselves to others when it comes to sex after childbirth.
Playing in the rain provides all the benefits that we already know outside play has, but with a new element, so next time its raining, instead of getting housebound, get out, explore and experience the rain with your child – you might just enjoy it yourself.
Hand-me-down clothing, buying second hand, buying local, buying quality that lasts and using what you have is what Slow Fashion is all about.
Baby massage is more than just making baby relaxed. It is skin stimulation improving brain development that fosters a deep connection with baby creating trust and bonding.
Make a specific Sustainable New Years resolution that you can stick to, and always remember that the changes you make today will benefit everyone in the years to come.
We want to promote a sense of community and helping others with our Rideshare Auckland Group, where you can carpool your Eco Nappies and share the load.
#summerofsustainability is about sharing our eco tips, sharing our changes. It is about being positive and knowing that baby steps still move us forward.
Every year far too many New Zealand babies die suddenly during their sleep. Many of these deaths can be prevented.
Choosing something that is sustainable, or zero waste is amazing. There are so many great ideas that can be eco-friendly including our very own Little & Brave eco nappies.
Create an amazing sensory experience for your Little with these items to place in your very own Heuristic treasure basket.
Giving birth prematurely can be a traumatic and scary experience. Stephanie from Small Babies describes her journey with her very own small baby.
How does one deal with newborn twins? Here are 9 tips for surviving twins.
Having a stay at home date night is a great way to nurture your relationship. Below are 10 ideas to connect with your partner after the kids are in bed.
Interested in becoming a more sustainable family? Here are some simple tips from Little & Brave.
Guest Blogger, Bunny Taylor, talks about her journey to health and wellness
The School Holidays are here! We’ve put together a few fun and simple ideas to keep you and your Little busy this School Holidays.
Occasionally leaks can occur. Here are some tips and tricks that we have put together after working with parents and caregivers to get a snug fit.
I’m not going to lie, there was a time when I really did think that a landfill was a giant compost heap. But it is not. It is far from reality. Landfill is just that. It fills the land. But we can change that!
It’s Conservation Week (Kia Mahia Te Mahi) in New Zealand from the 15th – 23rd September, and what better time to start introducing conservation and nature to your Little. Try one of our engaging and fun Conservation Week activities.
Our nappies are designed to be processed in a commercial composting facility where the necessary conditions are present to ensure pasteurization and ‘recycling’ into useful soil conditioners.