It's Resusable Nappy Week (24th April - 1st May 2022), an international awareness campaign for cloth nappies. The campaign aims to encourage more people to ditch the disposables and get on board with reusable nappies, in a bid to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill. A shocking 250 million nappies are thrown away each year, and an average baby will go through 5,000 disposable nappies in their lifetime! But we understand that making the switch to reusable nappies can seem a little intimidating, so we're here to explain everything you need to know to get started and you'll see how simple they actually.
Why use reusable nappies?
- Reusable nappies are free from nasties – they use super absorbent fabrics rather than chemical gels which are usually found in disposables. This can help reduce nappy rash and is more gentle against sensitive skin.
- Even by using one reusable nappy a day in place of a single-use nappy, you can save a significant amount of money. You could save around £700 by making the full switch – and even more if you use them with your second child too!
- There’s no question reusable nappies are the better option for our planet. By using these instead of disposable nappies, you can reduce your household plastic waste and your carbon footprint by around 40%!
- Used nappies can be stored for up to 3 days in a separate laundry bag
- Use non-biological laundry detergent
- Safe to wash up to 60 degrees
- Can be tumble dried