VEGAN PARENT'S FAQS

Commonly asked questions

Is it safe  What is lanolin?

If you can't find the answers here, then find your local vegan parent's group.

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VEGAN PARENT'S FAQS

 

Pregnancy and nutrition

This page will be updated soon.  In the mean time, the old website has pregnancy and breastfeeding pages.

Breastfeeding and nutrition

Nipple balm

You can use an edible natural oil, or visit the vegan nipple balm page. for a list of products which do not contain bee's wax (cera alba) or sheep's wool (lanolin)   

Infant baby formula milk

Visit the breastfeeding page for breastfeeding information.  Find information on the vegan formula milk page.  Organic rice formula can be ordered from France or Germany at expense.  Non-organic vegetarian soya formula is available in the UK.  Neither are recommended in the UK unless your baby has allergies, in which case they are recommended.  I know vegan parents who have needed to feed their babies animal milk.  You can only do your best.

Nappy cream

Avoid nappy rash with baby-led toilet training.  Use an edible, natural oil, or one of the products on the vegan nappy cream page. which do not contain bee's wax (cera alba) or sheep's wool (lanolin).

Children's books

Find books which promote a vegan lifestyle to counter all the other books you come across which promote farms, zoos and circuses as charming places where everyone is friends.  I've also found vegan learning resources and videos.

Recipes and vitamins

The vegan baby-led weaning has links to nutritional information, with multi vitamin supplements to follow soon. 

Baby shoes

Shoes are only necessary when a baby learns to walk.  Prior to this people use them for aesthetic reasons.  We managed to get on the feet, and keep on the feet: ankle welly boots, moccasins, plimsoles.  Baby can now wear anything, but likes bare feet best. Visit the vegan children's shoes page

Children's shoes for school

Visit the vegan children's shoes page to find out which shops stock smart vegan children's shoes in dark colours. 

Holidays and meals outs

The vegan family holidays and cafes page shows a map of vegan BnBs with family rooms, and cafes which have told me they have high chairs, changing facilities, and/ or toys.  The accommodation and cafes listed are in the UK, Ireland, and parts of Europe with a direct Eurostar train from st Pancras!  I also have a blog about vegan festivals with children's activities.

Birthday cakes, party food, party bags

School and family understanding

The Vegan Society publish advice.  More info coming soon.

School coats

This page will be updated soon.  In the mean time, visit the old website page.

Childcare, schools, home education

More information coming soon

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