Most people think of Cloth nappies as the big terry toweling squares, which are fastened with safety pins and require plastic covers. Today’s modern Cloth Nappies have come a very long way. They are designed for baby’s comfort and ease of use for parents.
Cloth Nappies vs Disposable Nappies…
- The savings gained from using cloth nappies over disposables, can reach up to $5,000 per child.
- You can re-use cloth nappies for subsequent children – which stretches savings even further.
- Whilst cloth nappies do have a cost associated with laundry, this does not come close to the cost of disposables in the long run.
- Disposable nappies contribute to over two tonnes of waste per child, which takes hundreds of years to break down in landfill. They also add large amounts to the weekly household waste.
- Nappy rash has a lower occurrence rate with cloth nappies.
- Cloth nappies allow the skin to breathe while disposables expose baby’s skin to countless chemicals.
If you are considering giving cloth nappies a go full-time, you’ll need a bundle of approximately 20-30 nappies – depending on your washing and drying routine, climate and season.