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why use real nappies instead of disposables?
Real Nappies are best for your Baby, the Environment and your Pocket.
Disposables are made of chemicals, paper pulp and plastics. All these chemicals and materials impact on the Environment and there are real concerns about possible health risks.
800,000 tonnes of non-biodegradable and toxic nappy waste is dumped in the UK landfills every year. This toxic nappy waste can take over 200 years to decompose.
7 million trees are felled to provide the pulp for the 3 billion nappies that are thrown out in the UK each year.
9 million nappies are thrown out every day in this country.
how much money will I save?
Real Nappies are much MUCH more cost effective than using Disposables.
On average a baby will need to be changed between 6 to 8 times a day. A premium brand disposable costs 17p per nappy therefore over a two and a half year time span from birth to potty the total cost will be at least £1,100. The weekly disposable nappy spend alone is at least £8.00.
Real Nappies can be purchased over the same period for as little as £300, a mere fraction of the cost of Disposables. Even taking account of electricity used and the cost of wear and tear of the washing machine, the overall financial outlay is minimal.
These Real Nappies can also be reused by siblings making the Cost Saving even greater and then later be sold on.
Also it is worth using reusable cotton wipes which are very cheap, can be thrown in the wash with the nappies and most importantly are very gentle on your baby’s skin.