Baby Clothes Swapping
As a parent, you know how quickly your babies outgrow their clothes. That’s why a lot of babies have been wearing a size bigger than their actual age, but even so, those clothes are only worn for a short period of time and in most cases, they are still in a very good condition. Keeping them all for hand-me-downs sometimes are just not possible and only create clutter in your closet. So to declutter and cut down on consumerism, Baby Clothes Swapping can be the environment-and-pocket friendly solution although it’s not always easy to get the styles you want.
The idea of clothes swapping has gained popularity but it’s still uncommon for many. @refillmybottle_ together with @zerowaste.id_official organised the first Baby Clothing Swap in Sunny Side Playscape, Denpasar - Bali, last December. We specifically arranged the event in a kids friendly environment so that parents can bring their littles ones to play in the arena and babies have a dedicated changing table. The clothes swapping activity was followed by a small group discussion on low-waste parenting with our guest speakers who are moms and environmental enthusiast, Dominique Diyose from Bali Swap, Maurilla Imron from Zerowaste Indonesia and Christine Go from RefillMyBottle. From parenting angle, there are a lot of things that we can do as parents to reduce waste at home; wearing your baby cloth diapers instead of disposable ones, renting toys instead of buying new ones, or joining baby clothes swap in your community. The idea of swapping is to give a second life and save them fron landfill.
This is hoped to be the beginning of something bigger, opening opportunities for other items swapping, such as toys or children's books. Follow our Instagram account to stay updated.
Special thank you to all communities who have helped us put it together:
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