What a pleasure it is to reveal to you the exact life changing, eco conscious benefits of using cloth nappies.
I, personally was very disheartened to have not been using them right from the start of my first babies birth. I did not have enough knowledge of what it would require and had way to much ego preventing me from the beauty and care in using reusable diapers. I shudder to think of my actual contribution to landfill sites over previous years and the disgraceful collective contribution that is of todays world caused by the use of non biodegradable nappies. I mean seriously what on earth are we thinking, if we continue in this way we will literally be living on a waste ridden planet, there is only so much space to fill before it becomes our home.
Luckily now we have companies such as Beaming Baby which provide biodegradable nappies being a huge step for saving the earth. I do use these also when needed, in times such as when the cloth nappies aren’t dry or for heavy bed-wetting, mainly I love to reuse cloth diapers.
Using cloth nappy diapers is the most eco friendly way to go, it costs much less money as you only pay out once, you never have to worry about running out of them or restocking and you can attain the most beautifully designed nappies that are kinder to babies skin. I would recommend having at least 15 cloth nappies for one baby to ensure you always have enough although the amount you will need depends of how often you wash them and how quickly you can get them dry.
It is the paleo way and the most natural way to care for your babies waste.
You use the nappies, wash them out, store them in a wet bucket for upto 2 days then pop them in the washing machine or thoroughly handwash them. Simply hang them out to dry and reuse them. No waste is created and you can live knowing you are doing more to save the earth.
Using a laundry detergent, such as my homemade laundry powder, along with a cup of organic white wine vinegar keeps the nappies smelling fresh and feeling soft truly caring for babies skin.
Cloth nappies are gentle on the skin and comfortable for baby, causing no unsettling itch or rustling sounds that come with standard nappies. They come in a variety of fabrics and designs and good ones can be size adjusted to get a perfect fit for your little one.
Using liners inserted into the shell the diaper becomes absorbant and protective in those messy moments.
They can be purchased using different fabrics such as bamboo velour, microfiber cotton or PPL, it is all down to personal preference. Personally I cannot get enough of the gorgeous bamboo nappies they are just so soft!
I feel it is time all parents took a look at the way they care for their babies waste and the impact it has on the earth. Making the small and simple change over to reusable nappies is one of the best decisions you could ever make and gives instant benefits to baby and parent. I know I am thankful for being shown the light and I hope you will too.
Thanks for taking the time to see how you can improve your babies lifestyle.