Change A nappy, save a land fill
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Change a nappy, promoting the use of real old style Nappies
Disposable nappies form 4% of household waste in Britain costing the tax payer £40 million each year to dispose of them. The cost to the environment is even greater: in the UK alone, we discard 9 million soiled nappies every DAY. These are put into landfill sites, and can take up to 500 years to decompose.
Now there IS a choice - disposable nappies or real cotton nappies. In many of our maternity units and nurseries, when it comes to nappies, parents are either denied or not offered that choice; it's a disposable nappy or a disposable nappy!
Modern cotton nappies come in all shapes and sizes - and not just old fashioned terry-towelling. The comfort and convenience of cotton is available in a wide range of nappies and wraps - without the need of safety pins!
Your local nappy service will take all the hassle out of using real nappies, and at a comparable cost to using disposables. The service will provide a delivery of freshly-laundered cotton nappies and collection of soiled ones direct to your doorstep every week.
Read the truth about real nappies
Is it safe and hygienic to use a NANS nappy service?
YES…all NANS nappy services comply with strict NHS regulations, providing you with soft, fresh, thermally disinfected nappies.
Surely the water and energy used in the washing process is as bad as using disposables?
NO…believe it or not, disposable nappies use up to five times more energy to produce than cotton nappies including the washing process. The waste from washing is relatively benign compared to the decomposition of disposables.
Will my baby get nappy rash?
Cotton is breathable and cooler next to your baby's bottom than plastic and paper. U.S. studies indicate that babies wearing disposables get nappy rash five times more often than if they use professionally-laundered nappies. Advertisers claim that a dry nappy means a healthy bottom, but harmful bacteria multiply in these dry conditions, and bacteria is the main cause of nappy rash!
What about smells?
Unlike disposables, cotton nappies do not trap unpleasant smells. Your local nappy service also provides deodorised nappy bins to minimise odour.
Will using a nappy service cost more?
NO…the cost of using a nappy service is comparable to using leading brand disposables, but what about the cost to your children's future?