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January 24, 2011

Environmentally Friendly Living With a Baby in Nappies? Here Are 3 Tips to Save Money and Our Earth

Filed under: Mama * Earth * Kids,Modern Cloth Nappy Advice — charndra @ 7:00 am

Environmentally Friendly Living With a Baby in Nappies?

Here Are 3 Tips to Save Money and Our Earth

Yes, you can make a difference with your baby when it comes to green living.

With one “green” nappy at a time, you are saving on the use of one disposable, and even more importantly, you are encouraging your neighbours to follow your leading example.

In a moment I will show you 3 ways of finding modern cloth nappies that will save you money, in case you are concerned about the initial outlay. (+1 bonus idea…) In fact, I can reassure you right now that there is no need to buy a full time stash until you have decided on the cloth nappy styles and brands that best suit your baby, lifestyle and budget.

What if you have 3 children? That is conservatively 18 thousand disposable nappies. You can reduce that number by using some environmentally disposable nappies that you can compost, worm farm or flush. You can use biodegradable nappy liners and nappy bags.

Let us consider 3 ways to find cheap modern cloth nappies in a nice, budget friendly way:

1. Use social networking sites to find great specials on your favourite reusable modern nappy brands.

Yes, many Australian and New Zealand nappy shops have ‘fan’ pages. So, show your support for any of the over 300 small Aussie or kiwi cloth nappy businesses and keep your eye out for giveaways, super specials, be privy to exclusive offers and learn about fun contests.

2. Check out the flourishing market in pre-loved washable nappies.

Buying secondhand cloth nappies is an excellent way to test drive new brands for less. When buying online, check the sites guidelines for safe purchasing. It is pretty easy though. Some are auctions, others are shopping cart based like any regular online shop. They are used nappies, so first be aware of what the nappy costs new. Best of all, that nappy can be sold again. A reusable nappy is a nappy which circulates, of course! Where to buy secondhand cloth nappies

3. Join announcement, mailing or newsletter lists for members-only specials.

Simply, most sites have a list of their customers and interested visitors who they contact periodically (usually monthly) with tips, specials, contests and news about their product range. They may be a ‘club’ with member only perks. Join the list of those shops offering your favourite nappy brands. Some offer repeat purchase discounts too, or a permanent discount for members. You can save a lot with this tip.

What is the +1? WIN a modern cloth nappy for your baby!

Perhaps the best type of cloth nappy is the one you WIN in a contest, simply by participating and having some fun! With one washable nappy in your baby’s wardrobe, you will know you are always doing your bit for our planet, as each time your baby sports even one cloth nappy on their bottom, you are saving the cost of that single use disposable nappy, deferring that cost for another time.

Here is your budget and eco challenge:

What if you acted on one of these 4 ideas, and bought your first or next modern cloth nappy only for less than the usual full price? You will benefit from these simple strategies for finding modern cloth nappies on a budget, reducing your expenses as well as the environmental footprint of your family.

You are doing your part!

Sharing information about what you can do to help with pollution control and be working together with your baby, your family and others with small children is a wonderfully responsible way to be doing your part in protecting the environment for future generations as well as saving you money.

Having a hybrid stash of a range of nappy types is a very responsible action you can take to reduce pollution and encourage other families to do their part as well in protecting our planet.

By Charndra Josling

And now Charndra invites you to win some eco-friendly cloth nappies by registering now to play in one of the regular giveaways held here on My Green You’ll discover great tips, secrets to finding bargains, and everything you need to know about the modern cloth nappy and using any sort of green nappies in a more environmentally friendly way.


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