8 reasons why you should use cloth nappies, a handy guide to help you make your mind up about whether to use cloth nappies or disposable nappies.
Environmentally Friendly. It’s common knowledge that cloth nappies are better for the planet even if you use just 1 a day. Using cloth nappies full time you will have less weekly rubbish going to the landfills. It can take 500 years for a disposable nappy to decompose. Choose your preferred brand wisely and go for trusted brands that have fair trade factories and use natural fabrics. Cheap is not always better.
Saves Money. Spending a few hundred on getting 15-20 cloth nappies will save you money over the 2-3 years your child will be in nappies.
It’s healthier for baby as the material used is more breathable and can help reduce nappy rash. Also helps to regulate scrotal temperature for boys and helps to keep yeast from growing in girls avoiding urinary tract infections, thrush and other yeast related issues. Disposable nappies contain some very nasty chemicals such as Dioxin (an extremely toxic by-product of paper bleaching), Sodium Polyacrylate (a type of super absorbent polymer (SAP), which becomes a gel-like substance when wet).
Easy to toilet train toddlers. Children who wear cloth nappies tend to be more aware of when they are going in their nappy and learn to use the toilet sooner than disposable nappy wearing children.
Comfortable for baby. Cloth nappies allow for better airflow, the microfleece lining on nappies allows the wetness to pass through to the absorbent inserts, keeping the moisture away from the skin. Disposable nappies may feel dry due but they keep the moisture next to the skin causing nappy rash and discomfort for your baby
Contains “poo-explosions”. Because the cloth nappies tend to have a more snug fit around the legs and back, they are able to contain those infant poo-explosions much better than a disposable nappy can. No more poo going right up their back or running down their legs when wearing a cloth nappy!
Fun and easy. Bright colours, funly prints, no pins, it couldn’t be easier to use cloth nappies these days. They are so quick and easy to put on, even Dad’s can do it! Cloth nappies are waaaaay cuter and you can even colour co-ordinate outfits. There are many different options available from pocket, all in one, snap in, prefold you will certainly find a style that will work for you.
Educational. Use the colours to help teach your toddler about colours and recognise the different patterns and pictures on the fabric.
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