NOT SURE ABOUT IT ALL?
Let's talk MONEY
You could save yourself around $1100 per child by using cloth, and that doesn’t take in to account the money that you could get back from selling your cloth pre-loved (2nd hand) once you no longer need it (depending on condition you can get from 50-75% of the cost back when selling pre-loved cloth). That's a lot to love!
Less raw materials are used while manufacturing reusable nappies. Thus means that cloth has a lighter carbon footprint. You would also be reducing the amount of nappies in landfill. Let's also not forget that a reusable nappy with take in excess of 400 years to break down! Currently 3 billion nappies are thrown away every year! That’s a lot of nappies very, very slowly rotting away in landfill, yuck! Oh, now you wont have that awful smell of rotting ca'ca's in your rubbish bins! - you're welcome!
Council Incentives $$
Many local councils offer incentive schemes to encourage you to use cloth. It’s worth checking with your local council to see if they do this.
Good for Bub
Soft, natural materials are so much nicer next to your baby’s bum, with no nasty chemicals either. For example bamboo nappies benefit from the anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties that bamboo has. Also, believe it or not, despite the layers of fabric in cloth nappies, those with all natural fibres are actually cooler for your baby during the warmer months of the year than disposables.
There is a lot to be said for a big cloth bum!
Modern cloth nappies come in so many gorgeous fabrics, prints and designs, check out our FaceBook!
Let's not forget to mention how easy they are to use!
Looking for advice or to reach out for human contact?
Cloth nappies make a wonderful talking point, as well as many online communities where you can ‘meet’ and talk to other cloth Mummas.