5 Reasons You Should Switch to Reusable Nappies Right Away

Most people are aware of the current climate crisis, but it can be hard to make a difference when you don’t know where to start.

If you currently have a child/children in nappies, cloth nappies can help you save a huge amount of money whilst also helping the planet.

You may have heard that cloth nappies or more hassle than they’re worth, but once you get into the swing of things it’s actually really easy. You don’t have to worry about running out either!

So, what are some of the top 5 reasons you should switch to cloth nappies?

  1. Little/ No Waste
  2. Save Money
  3. Kinder for your Babies Bum
  4. Beautiful Designs
  5. Do Your Bit For The Planet

Little/No Waste

The original reason we wanted to commit to cloth nappies is that they create little or no waste.

The great thing about reusable nappies is that you can also use them over and over again. They can even last you through multiple children.

Once you are done with your cloth nappies you can then sell them on and get a little bit of the cash back. We bought a lot of secondhand nappies to add to our stash and they’re just as good as the new ones we have bought.

Why not join an online community and check out what other people are selling? You can also ask for advice from fellow cloth nappy enthusiasts. Search for groups on Facebook, there are loads. You may even find one serving your local area.

If you have any questions, let me know in the comments and i’ll be sure to help settle your worries/doubts.

Save Money

Whilst they can be costly upfront, their lifetime value hugely outweighs this.

Many councils offer vouchers and cashback schemes for families that choose to use cloth nappies. For example, in Dorset, you can get a £30 voucher to spend in selected stores. Most councils offer schemes such as this, meaning it’s very likely your area does too.

It is estimated that you can save up to £1500 per child if you use cloth nappies full time. It is even more than this if you factor in reusing the same nappies on each child.

This is a huge saving. Just imagine what you could buy with that.

If you are also using reusable wipes, which you may as well if you are using the cloth nappies, then you’ll also save a huge amount more.

It’s estimated that you spend £250 on wipes alone per child, meaning you can save an additional £200 or more if you use reusable wipes too.

Kinder on Your Babies Bum

If your baby suffers from nappy rash regularly you can reduce this heavily by switching to reusable cloth nappies.

The nappies are specifically designed so that moisture sits beneath the surface and absorbs first into your boosters (more on these later) and only sits on the surface when the nappy is more full.

The materials are also plastic-free and don’t cause irritation to your babies sensitive skin.

Beautiful Designs

There are some really great designs available now that cloth nappies are becoming more popular.

You can opt for simple plainly coloured ones or you can choose from hundreds of different patterns that are currently available.

I can speak for myself and for many other parents, once you start buying them you get really into growing your ‘stash’.

You’ll end up with lots of beautiful designs that will make you smile every time you change a nappy. Who knew that was even possible!?

Do Your Bit for the Planet

Would you rather buy and throw away 6000 disposable nappies or reuse just 20 – 40 modern cloth nappies throughout your child’s nappy wearing years? This is really all it is down to.

The nappies that you wore as a baby are still in a landfill. They’ll be there for an unlimited time more. Even buying eco-friendly disposable nappies won’t make a difference as they can’t decompose in landfill conditions anyway.

To conclude:

Cloth nappies are so beneficial to the planet, your wallet, and your babies bottom. There are so many reasons you should make the switch, these are only five.

To discuss any of the topics discussed in the post, feel free to get in touch. If you need any advice, I’m here to help.

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