Having a minimalist toddler is a lot more difficult than a minimalist baby. Toddlers want things beyond a full belly, a clean diaper, and a warm place to sleep. Toddlers are exploring, learning, and destroying machines! They have opinions on what they wear and eat and play with.
I can only tell you how we’ve approached living minimally with a toddler, because every toddler is different. I hope that it will still be helpful for you.
So you want to cloth diaper without using plastic or other synthetic materials. It can be done, but the learning curve is a little steeper, so I’m going to try and lay out some options that might make all natural cloth diapering seem more approachable.
This is the first year we’ve tried to combine Christmas and being a low plastic/low waste household. Some things have been easy, like replacing gift wrap with cloth bags. I don’t know about you, but having an excuse to never have to deal with wrapping odd shaped packages and the inevitable paper cuts makes me want to dance in the streets.