Cloth nappies are made of natural comfortable materials such as cotton and bamboo, which are soft and gentle on your baby's skin, compared to disposables which are made of super-absorbent chemicals, paper pulp and plastic.
Cloth nappies can be a little less absorbent than disposables: however the feeling of wetness can act as a stimulant to experiment with bladder control. Babies wearing cloth nappies tend to become potty trained more easily than babies wearing disposable nappies.
On average each baby will need between 4000 and 6000 disposable nappies, or 25 - 30 birth-to-potty cloth nappies. By using cloth nappies you could save £1000, this even takes into account the cost of cleaning cloth nappies.
Disposable nappies cannot be recycled and can take 100's of years to break down. By using cloth nappies you will be reducing the impact on the environment by reducing the amount of waste going into your black bin.
"One of the big bonuses to using cloth nappies is never having to struggle big, bulky packs of nappies home!"
In the UK around 8 million disposable nappies are thrown away each day! As these nappies break down over hundreds of years they will produce methane gas (a strong greenhouse gas) which will contribute to global warming. This is without considering the environmental costs of manufacture and transportation before the disposables make it to the shop.
Modern cloth nappies look great! Although terry-towelling is still a popular choice for cloth nappies there are many more to choose from. Modern cloth nappies come in a huge variety of shapes, sizes, materials, colours and patterns. Many cloth nappies can look like disposables.
"Best of all cloth nappies are easy to use!"