All About Cloth Nappies
What size cloth nappy should I get? This a pretty common question. Most cloth nappies are either a newborn nappy, or a “one size” cloth nappy. A newborn nappy would generally fit for the first 6 weeks. This of course depends on the size your baby is when he is born, or how rapidly he gains weight.
A one size cloth nappy is some times called a birth to potty nappy (or BTP) but I find that term is a little misleading, as these nappies would rarely fit well from birth. Instead these nappies would generally fit from about 6 weeks up to 3 years of age. How is that even possible?
A fairly common question when discussing reusable cloth nappies for the first time, is “How many cloth nappies do I need?”
Well firstly, before we get into the number for full time use, it’s really important to discuss part time use. Cloth nappies don’t need to be an all-or-nothing scenario. As mentioned before in some of our other blog posts, a disposable nappy is going to be hanging around in landfill for up to 500 years. Disposable nappies are filling Irish landfills at a shocking rate of 400,000,000 to 500,000,000 per year...
Why we created our very own nappy! An Irish brand for Eco babies.
Reusable cloth nappies have countless environmental benefits, but they also have financial benefits too. That face can be quite hard to swallow at the beginning, because reusable cloth nappies are actually quite expensive! When you can purchase a supermarket own brand disposable nappy for just a few cent, it’s hard to justify how a €28 washable cloth nappy is better value. But remember a cloth nappy can be reused a couple of times a week for years...
Why switch to cloth? Here are 5 good reasons!
- Disposable nappies last 400-500 years. The planet has enough problems without nappies adding to the situation. It is estimated that about 400,000,000 to 500,000,000 disposable nappies go into landfill every year in Ireland
There are so many different brands of nappy, it can be a little overwhelming for newcomers to figure out how to get a good fit. Really there are just a few key things to check for. I decided to compile a list of various nappy fit videos to hopefully make things a little easier for newcomers.
Here is a list of short videos from various brands showing their fit rcommendations...