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So we know that disposable nappies are bad for the environment, so are the alternatives any good? Are they safe? Are they hygienic? Have you tried them yet?

How much more have you had to pay for them?

hspexy
over a year ago
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MrsCraig

They cost a lot to buy at the start and you need to keep buying new ones when your baby grows, so only good if you can afford hundreds upfront. Some of them are not great overnight. Plus there is a lot of washing and drying involved so you need to be very organised and have a place to dry them. Due to how bulky they are when baby is wearing them, you need to buy baby grow extenders or put them in bigger suits earlier. It is extra hassle in my opinion, babies are hard work as it is.

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hspexy

I agree. My colleague managed to find a local company that will deliver fresh nappies on a weekly basis, collecting soiled ones each trip too. Sounds great but it was expensive - both parents have to work to afford the cost

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MrsCraig

hspexy I looked into reusable nappies, but the cost to buy them, the amount of washing you need to do and the fact you have to buy bigger ones every few months, just didn't work for us!

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hspexy

MrsCraig babies are expensive enough as it is - definitely don’t need the added cost 😜

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MrsCraig

hspexy Absolutely! My husband and I did our baby items on a budget and didn't go in for all these fancy baby things that we knew we would never use and I don't regret it! Even if they weren't so expensive, I don't have time to wash reusable nappies everyday!

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hspexy

MrsCraig lol no, and your probably surviving on about 2 hours sleep a day, so the last thing you’d care about is cleaning the nappies

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MrsCraig

hspexy exactly! Extra sleep or more washing? I know which one I would pick!

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AgnesFaludi

I checked the textile nappies when my daughter was small and they have horrible pricing and u need a lot of them. i think they are adjustable so they good for some months and than u can buy more and it is not just buying those, but also need to wash them. Using 6 nappies a day can make u wash everyday and use electricity more and washing powder and water....The disposable nappies should be made from other materials.

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hspexy

I agree, something that is biodegradable. Just gives parents the extra incentive to potty train as early as possible!

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jmsonl

Yes my wife, at the time, decided to throw us in to the world of reusable nappies. Many were purchased and resold and then others purchased and used, washed, piled high and then forgot about when we got so tired we thought that the environment can stick itself. I wish we could have used them all the time and saved the planet. Yet modern reality kicked in and there the children would not stop pooing. They are thankfully almost house trained and now only wee all over the toilet seat.

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hspexy

Lol they do grow up so fast 😜

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Philkinellman

Re-usable nappies are all very well, but I don't think they'd be that favourable in a nursing home.

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