Choosing the right eco nappies for your baby often seems be one of the hardest decisions to make! When I had my first baby 9 years ago, I was completely confused by the mind-boggling array of reusable nappy systems available and felt defeated before I had even begun. Nine years later the market is swamped by companies supplying baby nappies. Did no-one mention that you needed a phD in "Nappiology" these days? So here it is….. our definitive guide to "Nappiology"
First things first: Reusable or Disposable Nappies?
Now, this in itself is a tough one! Many parents would love to choose reusable nappies for financial or ecological (or both) reasons, but on considering the practicalities of it all, it just doesn’t seem to be an option (e.g. parents work and baby at nursery, no room to dry nappies, no local nappy laundering service). There seems to be a great deal of pressure on parents these days to use real mappies to cut down on the vast amount of waste.
Don’t be driven by guilt!
Naturally, there is a limit to the amount of waste this planet can accommodate! However, please don’t be "driven" to using reusables just because "ecologically it’s the done thing". Consider your lifestyle and your current situation – if using washable nappies is going to make your life with a newborn or young baby more stressful, then maybe it isn’t the right option for you.
Whatever you choose, though, it makes sense to choose eco nappies that are as natural and as biodegradable as possible.
Tip: Many of our customers use a mixture of real and disposable baby nappies. Eco disposable nappies are also an excellent choice for the first few days in hospital after your baby’s birth or when you go on holiday and don’t have the facilities to wash nappies.
Spirit Of Nature Eco-Disposable Nappies – kinder to the skin and the environment
Although there is no doubt that natural, unbleached and 100% breathable cloth nappies are the best option for young babies, the plain and simple fact is that there is an extremely high demand for disposable eco nappies because most mothers simply do not have the time to wash nappies.
At Spirit Of Nature we offer you the perfect compromise: All the features, without the guilt! We carry two brands of eco disposable nappies which have been tested by reputable certification bodies and certified "eco-friendly".
For more information, prices and samples follow this link: eco disposable nappies
Hybrid nappies - the best of both
We also stock gNappies - an innovative hybrid nappy that combines washable cotton gPant outers with disposable absorbent inserts to minimise waste without compromising on convenience. gNappies disposable inserts are 100% biodegradable and are Cradle-to-Cradle certified meaning they have been assessed agaisnt five criteria relating to human and environmental health and have come up trumps.
gNappies also make cloth inserts for parents who would prefer to wash entirely.
Need more help?
Please do not hesitate to call us on 0844 576 0800 – our friendly and helpful customer service advisors are on hand to give you all the advice you need – no matter how trivial your question seems, it’s important to us!
For further information also read our Nappy Advice Guide.
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