Many organic baby clothing and accessories are currently experiencing skyrocketing, but one standout product that is only growing in popularity (and has been for many years) is reusable nappies. There’s no denying the fact that more millennial parents are turning to cloth nappies, and the benefits are clear; you can save more of your hard-earned money and prevent plastic waste by ditching disposables. We covered many of these reasons in our blog published last August; however, every parent is unique, with different reasons for making the switch.
Concerns are understandable, but reusable nappies are now way more advanced!
There will undoubtedly be many parents who remain reluctant to make the change, which is understandable with many grandparents recalling periods when they were perhaps boiling cloth nappies or folding towels and using safety pins. Disposal nappies certainly delivered convenience when they were introduced in the 1950s; however, we can’t ignore the damage caused to the environment over the years.
The vast majority of nappies are not recyclable and must be thrown away with general waste. This means they will probably end up in landfill or being burnt. By the time your baby is potty trained, you could have used 4,000 to 6,000 disposable nappies or 20 to 30 reusable nappies, so you can easily see the cost savings and benefits to the environment. We get it; convenience is always going to be an essential consideration; however, you don’t necessarily need to compromise on this with reusable nappies!
For example, Disana’s organic cotton tie on knitted nappy can be combined with brushed nappy liners, flushable paper fleece liners and organic Merino wool knitted nappy covers for the complete nappy experience. With this complete nappy system, the stretchy material follows your baby’s every move, and it’s made from 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton.
It’s easy as one, poo, wee!
We all want a nappy change to be quick and convenient, so your little one can get back to playing, reading, napping or adventuring! With reusable nappies, the process is rapid and easy. You take the nappy off your child, flush any poo down the toilet and place the nappy (and any washable liner) in a nappy bucket. It’s also important to remember that you will only need to change the wrap if it gets soiled or at the end of the day — so it’s no need to do this with every change. . If any poop has missed the liner and the nappy has been soiled, it’s best to rinse it thoroughly before you place it in the nappy bucket, which will prevent permanent stains.
Are you ready for reusable nappies? Here’s a reminder of the perks!
Ease of Use
It is generally thought that organic diapers are complicated to use and require loads of work. However, that’s not the case. As discussed above, they are straightforward to use once you get the hang of them.
The nappy business is a costly one. Your baby will need to be changed for an ungodly amount of time before they hit the potty learning phase. Disposable diapers are incredibly expensive and can only be consumed once per diaper. This means that you will have to buy multiple bags of disposable diapers every other week. However, on the other hand, an organic diaper can easily be washed and reused numerous times. This will not only save you the headache of going to the supermarket every other day, but it will also be highly cost-effective.
Single-use nappies contain a lot of plastic, from the inner sheet to the absorbent gel, waterproof outer layer and sticky fasteners. If you buy disposable nappies that are mainly made from plastic, they will likely be heading to landfill or being burnt. By making the switch to reusable nappies made of renewable and sustainably sourced materials, you can minimise your impact on the environment.
Toxin-Free, Safe to Use
Dioxin is highly carcinogenic and can cause diaper rash, yet even today, it’s found in many disposable nappy products. By investing in such products, you’re essentially obliging your baby to sit in a rough plastic bag full of toxins and chemicals — 24/7 for almost two years. In comparison, organic reusable nappies are proven to be soft and gentle on your baby’s skin, being chemical-free.
The only edge that disposable diapers have is convenience. You don’t have to clean up any mess that your baby makes. For this reason, it is generally perceived that disposable diapers leave you with lesser work and more convenience. That said, the reality is quite different. Every disposable diaper you throw away ends up in a landfill, which isn’t likely to break down for another 500 years. Is convenience worth the cost to the environment? If you, like us, want a world where future generations can thrive, making the switch to reusable nappies is a fantastic way to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions — and prevent the depletion of natural resources.