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 Nappies 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
Reusable Nappies – why use them?
There are so many companies offering washable nappies, what makes Spirit Of Nature nappies different?
Our real nappy systems are made with 100% organic cotton and 100% pure organic virgin wool! Did you know that conventionally grown cotton is the most heavily sprayed crop in the world? The toxic chemicals and pesticides used in the growing process and chlorine bleach used to make conventional nappies a beautiful crisp white colour cannot be completely washed out of the nappies. These toxic residues can be absorbed by your baby’s sensitive skin.
Therefore only the softest, purest, organic cotton should be allowed to come into contact with your baby’s skin.
Our organic washable nappy systems are:
See our full range of real nappies...>
Are you a first-time mum and need help choosing nappies?
Our Nappy Advice Guide may answer your questions (e.g. how many will I need, about changing nappies and how I use them on my baby, ...).
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! If you would like to learn more about the use of real nappies, where your nearest nappy laundering service is etc., please visit the Women’s Environmental Network at www.wen.org.uk.
To see our bestselling disposable eco nappies Moltex eco nappies...
To see our alternative fit eco disposable nappies Bambo Nature eco disposable nappies...
To see our range of real nappies.
For further information on reusable baby nappies please read our Nappy Advice Guide.
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