Why choose reusable nappies?
nappies are becoming increasingly popular as more and more parents realise
the fantastic benefits they have to offer. Cotton provides maximum comfort
through it's soft and gentle touch and does not require any chemical gels
to keep your baby dry as it is a highly absorbent natural material. Cotton
fibres facilitate the circulation of air thus allowing baby's skin to
breathe and remain cool at all times, which recent research has shown
to be of great importance for physical development in boys and also for
the prevention of nappy rash.
easy to use...
Forget the old days of boiling and sluicing the terry nappies on a
hot stove! Modern reusable nappies have entered the 21st century too making
them convenient, quick and effective. Just think, no more lugging heavy
disposables back from the supermarket each week! No more running out and
having to nip down to the local convenience store late at night! Modern
shaped nappies fasten with either velcro or poppers, there is no need
for folding or using pins. Simply whip on and off in no time at all! Also,
by placing a one-way biodegradable liner between the nappy and baby, you
can easily remove and flush away the solids thus making the whole process
much easier. When it comes to washing, simply store the nappies in a bucket
(pre-soaking is optional) wash on a normal 60°c cycle and line or
tumble dry. Simple!!!
Most people are aware that disposable nappies are by their very definition
not eco-friendly. Each year over 50 billion nappies, full of untreated
sewage, are discarded into European landfills with 9 million used every
day in Britain alone! Recent estimations suggest disposable nappies will
take up to 500 years to decompose - a frightening statistic considering
the numbers used. There is also concern regarding the hundreds of thousands
of trees used to make the wood pulp core, and also the millions of barrels
of crude oil creating the plastic covers. That is not to say cotton nappies
do not have their own impact on the environment, but most independent
studies of lifecycle analysis have concluded that disposable nappies constitute
a far greater expenditure of non-renewable resources and energy, in the
region of 8 times as much.
Have you ever stopped to consider how much the average baby will cost
to keep in disposable nappies? The answer is a staggering £1000!!!
In fact, if there is one aspect of reusable nappies of which we can
be certain - they will save you money! By using cotton nappies
you can expect to save in the region of £600-800 including laundry
costs and washing machine depreciation. You don't have to be a genius
to work out how you might otherwise spend that money, although a relaxing
holiday usually comes high up on the list!
There has never been a better time to choose reusable nappies for
your baby. With so many different types available you can be confident
of finding a system to suit your lifestyle and budget. Whatever your choice,
reusable nappies offer universal appeal for babies and parents by offering
a complete and simple, but incredibly effective way to keep baby's bottom
natural and healthy while also taking care of the environment at a fraction
of the cost.