Cloth diaper change gets good response

Young parents display cloth diapers worn by their children at a programme organised at Forum Fiza Mall in Mangaluru.

An awareness campaign on sustainable living and natural parenting organised by I’m I’n for sustainable and natural life received a good response from enthusiastic mothers at Forum Fiza Mall on Saturday.

This campaign is a collaborative effort with`Superbottoms ‘The Great Cloth Diaper Change (GCDC)’. The event was organised in 13 parallel venues across the country.

Besides promoting the usage of cloth diapers to children instead of disposables, the organisers also attempted to create awareness on breastfeeding benefits, trial of ergonomic and safety tested baby carriers, alternate sustainable options during menstruation (cloth sanitary pads and menstrual cups).

Disposable diapers and sanitary pads individually take 100 years to biodegrade into nature. The plastic and chemical content in them are very harmful and toxic to the environment. The objective behind the programme was how humans could do their bit by resorting to healthy and environmental friendly alternatives.

Subject experts and medical professionals including Dr Shreedhar Avabratha, a well-known Paediatrician, senior gynaecologist Dr Suchitra Tunga, Lactation Consultant Maina Shet and sustainability enthusiast Prameela Rao interacted with the gathering.

The coordinators of the event including Medha Acharya, Raksha Bhat and Amrutha Nayak were also present.

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