My friend Ren, the author of Transitioning, wanted to share something with you lovely Greenies!
Ren is the mom of sweet baby Bea and participated in the same Mondo Beyondo class that I did. One thing that is great about the blog world -- you get to meet friends all over the world. Ren and family live in England, and although we've never met in person, I love reading about the progress they are making in trying to make big dreams into realities.
As a mom who is concerned about not introducing too many chemicals into Bea's life (or creating a world for Bea where resources are used up) Ren discovered Cheeky Wipes. They are reusable baby wipes.
Ugh! You might be thinking. That's gross. That's like... reusing toilet paper!
The people who make Cheeky Wipes knew you would think that. So they didn't just create reusable wipes (I mean, after all, the other name for that would be "wash cloth"). They created a whole system so that you don't even have to touch the used wipes.Here's what Ren has to say about it: The Cheeky Wipe creators even thought of how to organize the wipes and keep them tidy at home, and they supply you with bags to take the wipes with you for when you are out and about. Ah - so impressively, thoughtfully clever!
I think it's especially important for green products to be well-designed and to really WORK. There are so many mental barriers to green living in our mainstream society. If something is inconvenient or doesn't work as well as the "ungreen" product, people just aren't going to believe that green living can be convenient. So cheers to the creators of Cheeky Wipes, and cheers to Ren for sharing this product with us!
(And I checked -- you can order them shipped to the U.S.)