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What are the pros of cloth nappies? I never really saw much benefit so would love to hear about others’ experiences.


Posted by happymum2018, 26th July 2019


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  • Cloth nappies are cheaper and better for the environment, but more work to clean and I think less hygienic.


  • I think cloth nappies has much issues like hygiene disposeable nappies are far better safe and good for babies


  • A relative of mine used cloth nappies at home and disposable ones when they went, mainly because her baby got nappy rash if she used disposable ones all the time. A friend of mine used blue nappy liners which you just disposed of and that made nappies easier to wash and she didn’t have to use as much water or detergent. Another of my friends had a baby who got nappy rash if she used the liners so she used sections of worn out cotton sheets (the few sections that were suitable) as liners and got other people to save good sections too. They absorbed some of the urine and poo and reduced a lot from going into the nappy. It meant less soaking and the ability to put more nappies in one load in the washing machine if you had a big enough supply of nappies. I know one Grandma who used the method when babysitting 2 or 3 days. Those babies never got sick at all or got nappy wash when she did that.


  • I really wanted to use cloth nappies, as in the long run they work out cheaper, and are so so so much better for the environment. Also, my friends Bub who has used them since birth has never had nappy rash. Unfortunately I am on tank water only and wouldn’t have enough water to keep washing them. ????


  • I really wanted to use cloth nappies, as in the long run they work out cheaper, and are so so so much better for the environment. Also, my friends Bub who has used them since birth has never had nappy rash. Unfortunately I am on tank water only and wouldn’t have enough water to keep washing them. ????


  • If you buy second hand ones, they’ll save money over time of using them. That’s the main one for me. Better for landfill


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