Are you not sure if cloth is for you? Fitted cloth nappies are a modern alternative to the old-style cloth nappy squares. They do not use pins, are much more absorbent, and last longer. Easily adjusted for each bub, no matter what size they are, from birth to the end of potty training, they are a natural solution.
Here are a few reasons why they are better than disposables:
1. The first and most important reason is that you are not putting horrible chemicals on your baby’s sensitive skin!
2. They are so much cheaper than buying disposable each week! Yes the upfront cost is greater but in the long term you will save thousands! A full time pack will cost you $550 but the cost of using disposables until toilet training is about $4000. Then if you have more that one baby you don’t ever have to purchase more nappies!
3. Cloth is more convenient to use – no more late night trips to the store because you have run out! Or what if you only have $5 in the bank until pay day and you run out, what do you do then?
4. Less poo explosions! Yes you heard right, less poo explosions! I don’t know if it’s because the fibers of the nappy are more grippy or if they are better designed but there are definitely less poo explosions with cloth!
5. Cloth is easy to use. There are no more pins (unless you want to!) and soaking them is no longer necessary. Today they are fastened with snaps or Velcro which is quick and easy. Then when the nappy is dirty you give it a quick rinse under the tap and put it in a dry bucket until wash day!
With all of the latest innovations in fabric technology means they are not bulky like they use to be. They are trim but super absorbent and there are not more plastic pants. The materials contain the liquid but are still very breathable.
6. You’re an instant eco-warrior, saving the world one nappy at a time! Did you know if uses more water in the process of making 1 disposable nappy than it does washing 1 cloth nappy every second day for a whole year.
Over the 2.5 – 3 years of toilet training with the average baby using 6,000 disposable nappies. This amount of disposable nappies produces approximately 1,500 kgs of waste that can take up to 500 years to break down.
Convenience need not cost the earth.
Cost of using disposable nappies for 3 years:
|Nappy Changes Per Day||Cost Of Nappies||Number of Nappies||Total|
10 – 12
|55c||300 per month||$165 x 3 = $495|
8 – 10
|55c||240 per month||$132 x 3 = $396|
6 – 8
|55c||180 per month||$99 x 30 = $2970|
Cost of using cloth nappies until toilet training:
|Total Needed||Cost Per Item||Total|
|Full Time pack of 24 cloth nappies||24 nappies in total||$550|
|Nappy Changes Per Day||Average no. wipes used||Cost of Wipes||Number of Packs||Total|
|(1-3 Months) 10 – 12||2||$5 average, 80 wipes per pack||8.25 packs per month||$41.25 x 3 = $123.75|
|(3-6 Months) 8 – .10||2||$5 average, 80 wipes per pack||6.75 packs per month||$33.75 x 3 = $101.25|
|(6-12 Months) 6 – 8||2||$5 average, 80 wipes per pack||5.25 packs per month||$26.25 x 6 = $157.50|
So in the first year of using disposable wipes that’s $382.50! This doesn’t include other uses of disposable wipes such as cleaning messes from hands and faces. If you use cloth wipes for the same amount of time they are only a fraction of the cost. We sell 5 wipes for $15 and if you need 30 wipes to get you through until wash day, that’s $90. Which saves you $292.50 in the first year.
Cloth wipes are easy to use, just add water! Once they are used just throw them in your nappy bucket or with your next wash. There are pre-made wipes solutions you can purchase or make yourself. These often contain pure essential oils, which are added for their antibacterial properties or to sooth irritated skin, smells nice too. The simplest solution often just contains water and coconut oil.
Cloth wipes will be around long after your children are out of nappies. Use them to wipe your little one’s nose, great for hands and faces or keep a pile near the sink for wiping up after meals. Why stop after toilet training? They are a lovely soft alternative to throw away toiler paper, get the whole family using them! They are also the perfect size to dry little hands after using the toilet. They will most likely last for multiple children as well, increasing your savings!