The Paediatricians at NHS suggest that it's best to change newborn's nappies between 10-12 times a day, while older babies get six nappy changes with one nappy change at night. Going by this maths, you will have at least seven nappy changes for your baby for the time until you potty train them. This means you'll use around 6300 nappies until then. Since the average nappies in the UK cost around 18p, you'll end up using about 1100 euros per child. But if you compare this to using cloth nappies, you'll undoubtedly use less than 100 euros, including laundry. This is just one of the few ways cloth nappies will save you. Most parents get into living a sustainable life for the good of the planet and the environment because sustainable items are mostly chemical-free and promote health and wellness. By using one-time-use disposable diapers, you'll end up throwing approximately 6300 nappies in the trash and contributing to environmental degradation through contributing to the waste in landfills.
Preserving the environment will help future generations more than it will help us. By reducing your young one's carbon footprint, you're helping preserve what's left of this beautiful planet for them to witness and enjoy. Allowing around 6300 diapers to end up in landfills would be a tragedy considering nappies take around 250 years to decompose. That's a long time, and two generations would likely have passed. Considering garbage is getting collected on a fortnight basis, I'm sure no one would want diaper-stinking trash around or near their house for this long. When differentiating cloth nappies and disposable diapers, it is best to look at the bigger picture. Over 7 million trees are chopped annually in the UK to create disposable nappies. Since there is a need for these trees to turn into nappies, they're grown as crops. It would be better if such a piece of land would be used to grow food or regenerate native forests to prevent climate change. Disposable nappies use a lot of non-renewable energy, which is a higher price for the environment to pay.
Besides these cloth nappies being better for the environment, they're also better for your child. These cloth nappies are made using organic materials that don't contain any chemicals, making them thrive without harming the soil's biodiversity or causing air pollution through spraying pesticides and herbicides. These organic materials are good and gentle on your baby's skin. These nappies also stay for longer since they have a high absorbency rate. You won't have to change them as frequently as you do disposable diapers. These diapers also have a waterproof cover which is attached. This prevents the need to buy a separate waterproof cover to put over your nappy.
Eco-friendly and organic cloth nappies
Trying to reduce your little one's carbon print? Select your cloth nappies from a wide range of items. These are made out of organic and natural material that is chemical free. These nappies come with a waterproof cover. You can now buy all the nappies you need for your baby until it's time to potty train them. Save your money for other baby items by investing in more eco-friendly items for them to use in these early years when they need all the comfort and are prone to harm when exposed to harsh chemicals. You can even purchase sustainable baby cloth wipes to save more and have more sustainable items for your little one.