the benefits

better for you

  • You can save up to £700 with reusable nappies compared to disposables over the 2-2 ½ years your baby will be in nappies. And you don't need to buy it all in one go, take a look at our sets to help spread the cost.
  • Fit reusables into your lifestyle, if you don't want to use cloth nappies full time, just use when at home. By using just one reusable nappy a day will not only save you money, but will stop over 900 disposable nappies going into landfill.

(Bambino Mio) saved me a fortune and no popping to the shops because I have run out.

better for baby

  • Reusable nappies rely on highly absorbent fabrics rather than chemical gels and so are beautifully soft and gentle next to baby's delicate skin.
  • Toddlers who wear reusable nappies are likely to potty train up to 6 months earlier* than their disposable wearing friends, which will aid their development and independence.
  • Studies** have shown that your child is five times more likely to suffer from nappy rash if you use disposable nappies rather than cotton nappies. This is because many disposables feel dry when in fact the nappy is wet. Nappy rash can be caused by a number of things such as illness/diarrhoea, teething, food allergies/new types of food, baby wipes/creams, nappy changing procedure and residual particles of regular washing powder in nappies.

An unexpected and very big bonus is that our little lady hasn't had nappy rash with these (Bambino Mio).

better for the environment

  • Reusable nappies are up to 40% better for the environment.*** With 8 million disposable nappies being thrown away in the UK every day and taking up to 500 years to decompose, reusable nappies can significantly reduce your carbon footprint.
  • 4% of all UK household waste is made up of disposable nappies, which for a one child family is likely to be as much as 50%. With bin collections now only twice a month in most areas, reusable nappies can seriously reduce your household waste.

I love the nappies it takes no time to change him and I feel like I'm doing 'my bit' for the environment.

 

* According to anecdotal evidence babies who wear reusable nappies potty train up to 6 months earlier than babies who wear disposables

** Source: Br J Gen Pract 1997 Aug: 47 (421):493-7 Getting to the bottom of nappy rash. University of Bristol

*** Environment Agency Lifecycle Assessment for disposable and reusable nappies in the UK, 2008