I work part time as an Estate Assistant in Campis Divison and I am also a busy mum of 3. Environmental issues were always close to my heart. I am really looking forward to this challenge.
My challenge
Start using reusable nappies for my baby girl.

What I have learnt about my challenge is that I have my favourite brands which are Little LoveBum and TotsBots but also reusable nappies aren’t perfect. What I mean is the fact that I need to change them more frequently than disposable ones. They tend to leak much faster and sometimes in unpredictable way. 

I think they are really worth a try but I am not as exited about them as I were at the beginning. Or is it a challenge burnout?

I started to think about other things I can try. I am a member of Milk and More several years now but I always wanted to try App – Too Good to Go.

The idea here is to eliminate food waste. Restaurants, cafes, and even supermarkets in your area offer up surplus food, meals, and produce at a discounted price for you to purchase, usually they are discounted more than 50%. I downloaded Too Good To Go because I liked the goal of supporting local businesses while doing it sustainably. I picked up this afternoonthe first magic bag from local bakery. They are called magic because you never know what you will actually get. For ยฃ3,99 I got loaf of bread, baguette, sandwich and 4 different kind of pastries – all delicious and fresh. See photo without pastries because they were gone very quickly.

My first experience was very positive and I will definitely continue to use App. I think it is very good for families but not only. 

I have chosen this challenge because changing nappies is something I am very familiar with ๐Ÿ™‚ I have been down this road 2 times already and this time I finally decided to try reusable ones. 

Apparently before baby is fully potty trained they can use between 4000-6000 nappies! That’s a lot! It really makes me happy that I am cutting down on these landfill contributors. 

Article with some nappy facts: https://www.citytosea.org.uk/disposable-nappies/

After the first weekend of our challenge I have realised, that we have to be more orginised when out and about with our baby. 

Weekend is the time when we spend a lot of our time outside as a family. We had to come up with the way how to store soiled nappies before getting home. Not the pretties topic, I know ๐Ÿ™‚ but it has turned out that there is something like washable nappy bags which work just fine.

Another thing which I found useful is to have several nappies pre-made in a bag ready for a quick change when we are outside the house.

I was all prepared for this challenge or so I thought. Switching form disposable nappies to reusable ones isn’t as easy as I imagined it. I think my challenge is a bit more complicated and same time maybe more interesting because it is not only mine. Obviously there is my baby girl involved and daddy as well. 

We are all gradually getting a hang of it.

Noticeable change – waste bin is less full and much less stinkier ๐Ÿ˜‰