Why Cloth?

There are a number of reasons to choose reusable cloth nappies over disposable nappies.

The biggest motivations for many are the environmental impact of disposables, a way of saving money, and knowing that cloth nappies are chemical free and gentler on your babies' skin.

It is estimated that in the UK alone we dispose of 8 million disposable nappies every day.  Disposable nappies can take 400-500 years to decompose.  This means that EVERY disposable nappy ever used is still in landfill somewhere. The average baby gets through around 5000 nappies birth to potty, which is a huge amount of waste for a single person to be responsible for.

It is certainly possible to save money by using cloth nappies, even when you factor in the cost of washing and drying.  Working on an average usage of 6 nappies per day, for one baby you would need around 24 nappies for a full time kit.  (Although in the new-born stage you may well use more than this).

The most economical way of doing this would be with flat nappies and wraps.  We could kit you out with 24 Terry nappies and 12 wraps for just £100.  If you prefer a modern cloth nappy system, then budget around £150 - £250 depending on which brands you pick, or look at preloved nappies.

Disposables nappies over 2 1/2 years will cost from £350 for budget options to a whopping £1600 for branded.

So even factoring in the cost of laundry, cloth nappies can work out cheaper.  Take a look at our blog post for more details about how these figures are calculated.

And if you take care of your nappies, you can use them for your next baby meaning no outlay at all or sell them on after you have finished with them making back some of your money.

We know it can feel like a huge step when there is so much else going on with new babies, feeding, lack of sleep, so that it why we are here to help you with any questions you have and to get you started on your cloth experience.  Just drop us an email or arrange a free no obligation video call where we can show you lots of different nappies close up.