I’ve been using cloth nappies with little Roo since he was 6 weeks old and I bloody love them. I love chatting to other cloth bum Mums and also to those who are just curious about the realities of using cloth – I know for sure I have converted a few families into cloth nappies and I love spreading the cloth bum word! So here are 5 reasons I love using cloth nappies PLUS a cheeky competition thanks to The Nappy Den.
Cloth nappies are better for the environment
I try to make green choices where I can, so even before Little Roo was born, I knew we wanted to use cloth nappies. I hated the thought of an enormous pile of disposables rotting away (very SLOWLY!) in a landfill and I know that every nappy I use is one less disposable. Even with the water and energy used to wash them, it’s still less than the energy and water used in manufacturing disposable nappies.
Cloth nappies save money… In the long run!
Okay, so I do love buying new nappies, but In general, the saving is quite impressive. Closeparent estimates that cloth parents spend around £90-£300 for a full kit Vs £800-£1200 for full time use. This is based on around 6000 changes in 2.5 years. Not only that, but cloth nappies can be used for more than one child AND sold on. We bought a few secondhand nappies when we were starting out, and cloth nappies hold their resale value really well.
Cloth nappies are super cute
Let’s not pretend that this isn’t a huge draw! I love the designs on cloth nappies. I love finding patterns that represent Ruben, or just look fun, and I love matching them to the theme of the day. When we go to the farm, he has an animal nappy, when it was space week at Baby Sensory, the rocketships were OTB (on the bum!). I love my little cloth bum God daughter waddling around with her floral nappy under her dress, or Ruben’s big cloth butt as he crawls around.
Cloth nappies are gentle on skin
Ruben very rarely gets nappy rash and I think a big part of it is that his nappies are super gentle, made of things like cotton, bamboo or hemp. They don’t sweat or rub and they seem to be really comfortable for him. I always think about what I would rather wear and I feel like cloth would be much comfier on my tushy.
They’re super easy to use
Cloth nappies are so much easier to use than people think. I did a video on them, but once you get the hang of them, they are really no harder to use than disposables.
Thanks to the amazing Lorna at The Nappy Den, I’m giving away 2 gorgeous TotsBots nappies! These are fantastic if you’re brand new to cloth and want to give it a go, or if you’re a cloth veteran and already love TotsBots. Enter below!
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