My Green Nappy Discovering Modern Cloth Nappies and Eco-Friendly Disposable Nappies

August 9, 2010

Oz Baby Trends Welcomes Giveaway Entrants

Filed under: — charndra @ 3:35 pm

Eva’s page is fabulous for cloth newbies! It shows, under simple sub headings, key ideas about why considering cloth is beneficial to your budget, health and the environment. She has a very clear graph displaying the savings to be made using her nappy brand when compared to disposables and other types of cloth systems – looking at those figures is SCARY! I thought this intro page was excellent in it’s clarity.

Visit Oz Baby Trends…

Proud sponsors of the Winter Green Promise Nappy Initiative

Thank-you for taking the time to visit our site and whether you were specifically looking for us, or you just stumbled upon us in your midnight trawling of the world of modern cloth, we hope you can stay and enjoy the fun of the first ever Green Promise Nappy Initiative, brought to you My Green Nappy – Down Under.

What’s it all about?

The Green Promise Nappy Initiative is a giveaway event which runs from June 1 to July 15 and is an online contest through which you can win a modern cloth nappy for your baby to wear.

The Green Promise Nappy Initiative is based around the concept that just 1 cloth nappy can save hundreds of disposables from ending up in landfill. If a baby wears just 1 cloth nappy every second day for the first 2 years of life, it will prevent the use of 365 non-biodegradable disposables clogging the landfill sites of our beautiful country.

Modern What?

Environment

The use of cloth nappies has increased dramatically in the past decade, but Australia is still far behind countries like the UK, whose rate of cloth use is far higher. It has been suggested that countries with higher populations and less landfill-able space are more conscious of the decisions they make for the future of their environment. But simply because Australia has the space to fill, doesn’t mean it should be filled. With tens of millions of disposables ending up in landfill each year in Australia, for the sake of the country our children will inherit, it is high time for a cloth revolution.

Cost

Apart from the environmental imperative for choosing reusables, there is also an enticing economical advantage. Parents can save around $3000 per child by using a one-size modern cloth nappy system (such as the Pop-In system). The Pop-In system equates to approximately 8 cents per nappy change, whereas most disposables cost between 33 cents and 68 cents per change.

Health

Some parents choose cloth nappies because they believe they are better for their baby’s delicate skin. While some children can certainly react to the synthetic fibres in some cloth nappies, most children do very well in modern cloth nappies that are changed frequently, washed hygienically and line dried.

For tips on use and care of your Pop-In cloth nappies, please click here.

For further information about the use of harmful substances in the manufacture of disposable nappies, please click here.

What do I have to do?

To join in the Green Promise Nappy Initiative and try your hand at winning the Pop-In nappy we have donated, all you need to do is find the answer to the following question:

We have donated an Original Pop-In, which is made from super-absorbent and naturally antibacterial bamboo. But what is the name of the super quick-drying microfibre version of the Pop-In?

You can find the answer simply by browsing our site.

Once you have your answer (the answer is 2 words), simply follow the “Submit Your Answer” link below and you’re in the draw! It’s really that simple. We hope you have an enjoyable time learning about modern cloth nappies and their place in society.

Where do I start?

Here are some quick links to help you along the Promise Nappy journey…

Good luck!

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