Firstly, I’d like to start by saying I’m not trying to start a debate of pros and cons of cloth nappies vs disposable nappies, I just want to share my experience.
Now I would say I try to be environmentally conscious in my everyday life, I try to recycle where I can, not waste water, pick up rubbish that I see so that it doesn’t end up in our waterways etc. But I am also a Mum of a 1 year old, and no that’s not an excuse but I do find that I am quite time poor. And how I have previously looked at ‘cloth nappies’ is – yes I agree that it is a good idea for the environment, but do I really have time to fiddle with all the bits, and wash out dirty nappies all the time?
Recently I have come across ‘Bottom’s Up’ modern cloth nappies. What are modern cloth nappies? That is such a thing!? Well from what I can see, they don’t have quite so many bits and they’re not quite as bulky as the old towelling nappies and/or pilchers. (And please correct me if I am wrong, yes, again this is my first experience with cloth nappies), this modern cloth nappy seems simpler and not so intimidating as I was imagining in my head.
As you can see from the photo below, there is a lining piece that folds up and slots into the main nappy and secures with a press stud – seems pretty simple so far. And the outer material is so lovely and soft! Not to mention there are lots of press studs on the outside so I reckon I’ll be able to get a pretty good fit on Maddison and it will grow with her too!
I read something recently – if you only use 1 cloth nappy per day, that’s still 365 less disposable nappies per year that go into landfill! This statement really got me thinking. And now that Maddison is a little bit older and we’re not dealing with those runny ‘milk’ baby poos (you know the ones…) maybe this is worth looking in to.
Anyway, wish us luck, we are going to try these modern cloth nappies by Bottom’s Up and we will report back and let you know how we get on.