New to cloth nappies

Five fantastic reasons to ditch disposables and make the switch! 

Here are our top 5 reasons we love and choose to use cloth nappies with our babies. 

1. Environmental sustainability:

 Cloth nappies are reusable, meaning they generate less waste compared to disposable nappies. By choosing cloth nappies, you can significantly reduce the amount of non-biodegradable waste sent to landfills, helping to protect the environment for future generations.

2. Saving you money:

 Although cloth nappies require an upfront investment, they can save you money in the long run. Disposable nappies are an ongoing expense, whereas cloth nappies can be reused multiple times. By choosing cloth, you can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars throughout your child's nappy-wearing years.

3. Healthy choice for your baby:

Cloth nappies are made from natural materials such as cotton, bamboo, or hemp, which are gentle on a baby's delicate skin. These materials allow for better airflow, reducing the risk of nappy rash and other skin irritations. Cloth nappies are also free from the chemicals and fragrances often found in disposable nappies minimizing the chances of allergic reactions.

4. Comfort:

Cloth nappies provide a more comfortable experience for babies. The soft, breathable fabrics used in cloth nappies allow for better air circulation, preventing heat build-up and discomfort. Cloth nappies also come with customizable options, ensuring a better fit and reducing leakage.

5. Aesthetically pleasing:

Cloth nappies come in so many colours, prints, and patterns, adding a touch of style and fun to your baby's outfit. Many parents enjoy collecting and showcasing the adorable cloth nappy designs, making nappy changes a more enjoyable experience.


We understand that making the switch can be extremely daunting but we are here to help you along what ever journey that might be.

Remember that you don’t have to be all or nothing, a lot of families make the decision to do cloth nappies part time or simply swapping out 1-2 nappies a day will still have a significant impact on both the environment and your baby. 


The surprising facts of disposable nappies:

On average, a baby may go through about 2,500 to 3,000 disposable nappies in their first year alone. Over the course of two to three years, the total number can range from 5,000 to 8,000 diapers or more, depending on the child.

Here are 6 damaging effects associated with disposable nappies. 


1. Landfill waste:

Disposable nappies are predominantly made of plastic materials, such as polyethylene and polypropylene, which are not biodegradable. They can take hundreds of years to decompose, contributing to long-term waste in landfills.


2. Energy and resources:

The production of disposable nappies requires significant amounts of energy, water, and raw materials. The extraction and processing of these resources have associated environmental impacts, including greenhouse gas emissions and water pollution.


3. Plastic waste:

Disposable nappies are predominantly made of plastic materials, which are derived from fossil fuels and contribute to plastic pollution. Plastic waste poses a significant threat to ecosystems, wildlife, and marine life when it enters waterways and oceans.


4. Water usage:

The manufacturing process of disposable nappies involves water-intensive processes such as pulp production and hydroentangling. Additionally, the usage of nappy itself requires large quantities of water for washing and processing


5. Chemicals and pollution:

Disposable nappies often contain chemicals, such as dyes, fragrances, and absorbent gels. Improper disposal of nappies can lead to the release of these chemicals into the environment, potentially affecting water sources and ecosystems.


6. Health concerns 

Some disposable nappies contain chemicals such as dyes, fragrances, and absorbent gels, which may pose potential health risks to babies and contribute to skin irritation or allergic reactions. Additionally, improper disposal of soiled diapers can lead to the spread of pathogens and contaminants in the environment.