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October 23, 2012

Why I DON’T Prefer Disposable Nappies Over Australian Cloth Nappies…

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Why I DON’T Prefer Disposable Nappies Over Australian Cloth Nappies…

Disposable Nappies are marketed as ‘Convenience’ Nappies, as in fact they aren’t really disposable – they persist in the environment for too long, whereas a cloth nappy will (mostly) degrade over time, and be used on several babies.

What encouraged you to make the switch to cloth nappies, when it is so simple to buy a bag each week at the shops…?

Our Nappy Experts are invited to contribute to these cooperative questions so that you get a range of informative and experienced responses about the topic. Enjoy and discover something new, and share with us in the comment box below.

Let’s see what they have to say:

Why I DON’T Prefer Disposable Nappies…

Lara from Extremely Nappies (closed):

Disposables are expensive (10 times more expensive than cloth) – if you buy disposables you’re giving your money to evil multinationals. Cheap disposables often cause severe nappy rash.  All disposables are full of chemicals, and potential risks include toxic shock syndrome.  Disposing of them causes mountains of pollution including human excrement in our landfill.  That rubbish will continue polluting our planet long after our lifetimes. I don’t buy disposables because I don’t want to buy rubbish, pollute the planet, or support evil multinationals.  As a consequence, our eco-footprint is small, our rubbish bin never stinks and we’ve saved about $10 000.

Carly from Pikapu Modern Cloth Nappies:

There are many reasons why we made the choice to cloth over disposables. Firstly our daughter was allergic to them (as they have all sorts of chemicals and gels inside them to make them work so who knows what you are putting on babies bum), with cloth we knew there were no harsh chemicals on babies bum, also the bin, with many disposable nappy parents they say they never have enough room in their bin for standard rubbish and that these nappies can take up to 500 years to decompose which is a frightful thought. So that means every nappy ever made is still sitting in landfill somewhere.

Then there is the cost, it may seem like a lot to fork out for a set of cloth nappies but that is then it. So for example a full time set of pikapu nappies is around $600 for 24 nappies and using disposables for 2 ½ years is around $3000, more if bub is in nappies for longer.

Then the cost is more if you have more children.

Then there is style, they look so cute and they make you feel good because you are doing something good for baby, good for the environment and good for your hip pocket, it’s a win for everyone.

In saying that there is no rule to say you have to go either way, you can always do both. Do cloth at home during the day and use disposables sparingly when you are out or overnight while you build confidence in switching to cloth.

Jenny from Baby Bare:

Cloth is just far superior. Its soft and luxurious for baby. They can wear the nappy as an outfit with a cute top in summer (and look so cute). Girls can wear a cloth nappy under a dress with no need for covers or bloomers. Cloth is also cheaper – money that can be spent on so many other things rather then nappies we throw in the bin!

And with a baby, whats an extra load of washing every few days.

A little anecdote – Our neighbours have two babies in disposables. Their bin is packed so full the lid is open each week. The other day the nappies were strewn all up our street and the parents were out there cleaning them up. It made me realise how full their bin was with nappies and how empty ours is without (and what a embarrassing and yucky job to pick up all those nappies).

Jodi from MCN Lovers R Us:

Because I want lots of babies and don’t want to leave them a world full of used disposable nappies!

Kate from Bouncing Sprouts:

Expensive & full of nasty chemicals.

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