There is a point in time when you realise ‘I might not have enough beds’ for visiting family. That point for me was a week before family were due to arrive.
Here is an insight into my ‘sustainable’ thought process when I realised we needed to acquire another bed:
1) Can I burrow a bed from a friend?
2) Can I purchase a bed, second hand from Gumtree, Ebay or a second hand store?
3) What can I purchase new that would be best for the environment and sustainability?
With this bed needing situation, we proceeded to number 3) – needing to buy something new, when I failed to borrow a bed from others or source one second hand.
I jumped on Google to search ‘environmental air beds’ and discovered The Green Mom Review blog. Don’t you love sustainable Mummy bloggers!
Anyway I purchased ‘the original Pakmat AeroBed’ because it’s PVC and phthalate free, hence making it more environmentally friendly (and non toxic). I liked that it came with a manual hand pump and that reviews were favourable to it’s comfort level.
When you have to buy brand new, think of your money as a vote – voting for the best sustainable, kinder and environmentally friendly option available.