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Real Nappies or Disposable?

December 11, 2008 — Category: Baby Products — Written by Adam

Would you believe that by the time your baby has grown to using the potty you will have made a staggering 4,000 nappy changes and may indeed have made many more!  Friends and family may want to buy you practical newborn baby gifts and disposable nappies are a popular choice.  However, what about real nappies?  There is often a debate to be heard over the pros and cons of both types and here’s a summary of those applying to real nappies.

On the positive side they are much more environmentally friendly for our planet.  You may be shocked to hear that around fifty per cent of a household’s waste where there is one baby is generated by disposable nappies!  8 million nappies are disposed of per day in the UK alone and they take several hundred years to decompose.

Real nappies cost much less than choosing the disposable route and can be re-used for a second or third baby.  You can get lots of different colours, sizes and styles and they are just as quick to change as disposables as the safety pins have now been replaced by Velcro.

On the downside you have to do extra washing and you need extra space for drying them.  When buying them check out how long they take to dry.

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