By peoplestaff225
Updated August 11, 2007 10:25 AM

Model and actress Josie Maran, 29, considers herself to be relatively eco-conscious, and integrates her green knowledge into motherhood as well. After celebrating the birth of daughter Rumi Joon, now 13 months — with longtime boyfriend, photographer Ali Alborzi — she has some new tips to share with Here are the baby-related highlights.

On Rumi’s birth: I gave birth to Rumi in my backyard. I practice what I preach.

On baby stains: My daughter loves getting messy. Instead of bleach, I use citrus on stains. Just rubbing and rinsing with a lemon or lime followed by alittle drying time in the sun does the trick.

On diapers: The average baby uses approximately 6,000 diapers before pottytraining. I use gDiapers — or ‘hybrid diapers,’ as I like to joke. They have removable inserts that biodegrade when flushed.


Thanks to CBB reader Pam.

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