I have been wanting to try cloth nappies for a long while now, but have put it off for fear it would be a lot of hassle. Last week we finally decided to make the switch to cloth nappies to see how we got on, and I am kicking myself we didn’t do it from the beginning!
I have a 4 month old and a 22 month old, so two in nappies. And I am lazy. And I would rather not deal with poo any more than I have to. And I still LOVE cloth nappies.
So, if you are pregnant and thinking about using reusable nappies or thinking about switching with your current baby here are what I believe are the key benefits.
Why we have switched to cloth nappies:
- They save money (lots of it! Estimates of savings generally range from £500 to £1000 even with extra washing costs! Councils often offer small incentives too – ours offers £25 cashback for a £50 spend on cloth nappies).
- I will never run out of them and have to trek out to the supermarket at stupid o’clock.
- They are better for the girls’ sensitive skin.
- They are so snuggly and look and feel loads more comfortable for the girls. No more sweating against plastic.
- Most fit from birth to potty so I don’t need to buy loads of sizes.
- Both my girls are in one size which stops me having to take 2 sizes of nappy out with me (yay for a lighter bag!).
- They stop my bin being completely filled with stinky nappies (two weeks between bin collections is a long time with two churning out dirty nappies!)
- Less leaks (who’d have thought it? Many cloth nappying parents say that they leak far less than disposables, and I have found this so far too, much to my surprise!)
- They are better for the environment (even with the extra washing factored in).
- They have a great resell value to get some money back when you are done with them.
- They look so cute!
Do you cloth nappy or are you thinking about it? Have I missed any of the benefits? Don’t forget to follow my blog for lots more reusable nappy info over the coming weeks!