If, like us, you have recently had a baby then you may be looking into all the different baby paraphernalia that you may and may not need. Frantically reading reviews of products and different brands and working out which ones are worth the money and which ones are not. In your search to get everything right for your family you may be debating whether or not you should try reusable nappies and reusable swim nappies or go with the disposable ones. If this sounds like you then check out these 5 reasons why you should try reusable nappies.
1. Reusable nappies are soft and comfy for baby
Reusable nappies are designed with baby in mind. They are generally made of soft and fluffy materials that are so much nicer and kinder on the babies skin than disposable nappies. TotsBots are an award winning cloth nappy manufacturer that come highly recommended.
They make their nappies and accessories out of
Bamboo Fibre: Slim-fitting, silky-soft and super-absorbent
Microfibre: Quick-drying and stay-soft
100% Recycled PUL: Polyurethanelaminate or ‘The Waterproof Bit
Minkee: Super-soft and fast-drying
so comfort is guaranteed. In addition to this you can also have peace of mind knowing that the TotsBots are the only company in the whole world whose entire range of nappies are Oeko-Tex 100 certified, meaning they are completely chemical free.
2. They are environmentally friendly
By using reusable nappies you are doing your bit to help the environment. Disposable nappies are sent straight to the landfill sites but you can help reduce this and your carbon footprint by using reusable ones. If you using the TotsBots ones then you are positively contributing to the environment even further as they are currently the only brand of reusable nappies that make 100% of their waterproof fabric from plastic bottle waste making them the most eco friendly nappies available.
3. Financial benefits
Some people think that using reusable nappies are expensive and I can see why as buying the initial kit is more expensive than buying a couple of packs of nappies. However the kit will last an awful lot longer and the cost of washing them is estimated to be about £1 a week. According to The Nappy Shed the average saving of using reusable nappies is £700 by the time your child is two and a half.
4. They look nice
There are so many beautiful designs available now when it comes to choosing your reusable nappies. You can coordinate them with them outfits which is especially handy in little girls when wearing dresses as they look like part of the outfit instead of an unsightly nappy being flashed. And in hot weather when we often strip babies and toddlers down to their nappies yours will still look dressed, neat and tidy.
5. You wont run out
When you have reusable nappies you can rest assured that you are always stocked up. There is nothing worse than suddenly finding out at 2am after an almighty nappy explosion that you have ran out of nappies and have to try and make do with a towel whilst the other parent (if available) makes a mad dash to the all night supermarket.
So there you have it, 5 reasons why you should try reusable nappies today. Although there are plenty of other reasons too.
If you are thinking of trying reusable nappies then TotsBots currently have a sale on so go and check out their wonderful designs now. And if you are a first time reusable nappy user then make sure you check out their ‘How to’ video whilst you are there too.
If you are trying to be more eco friendly and use reusable products where possible then you may also like to consider reusable wipes and reusable sanitary products and check out this article for more ways to go green with your family.