Updated: Aug 13, 2019
Choosing the right nappy can take a while, you have to figure out the best brand, size and style for your child. But you also need to consider the impact of these nappies on the environment. Everyone knows reusable nappies are better for the environment, but how much better? Is it worth all the effort, smells and time?
We will cover the benefit and disadvantages of both reusable and disposable so you can figure out what will work best for your family.
Better for environment (can be 40% better for the environment if wash and dry thoughtfully)
Less likely to get nappy rash
More fun patterns and colours
Easy to use
Can pick and choose when use them
Have to soak and wash nappies/nappy liners
Quite spacious and tricky when take out and about
Can be less absorbent so have to change nappies more often (can just remove inner liner and wash that)
Easy to use
Easy to take out and about (slim & light)
Easy to buy – available in all supermarkets
Are less bulky for babies to wear (clothes fit easier)
More likely to get nappy rash
Can be harder to potty train as they often can’t feel any wetness
Bad for the environment (Can take 200-500 years to decompose and a 2 year old could have used more than 5,000 nappies)
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