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More Parents Are Using Nappies Made From Cloth

More Parents Are Using Nappies Made From Cloth

Nappies made from cloth aren't really a new thing, as your parents and grandparents probably ran around in them.

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Now they're rising in popularity again and have come a long way from a big square secured with safety pins.

Cloth nappies are basically made of cotton, bamboo or even hemp and are secured with velcro.

They're reusable so once your change your little to, you pop the nappy in the washing machine. Easy peasy.

Credit: Pixabay
Credit: Pixabay

Sustainability, plastic waste and recycling has also made an impact on the nappy industry.

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Cloth versions also save parents money, as you would only need enough nappies to keep you going for a washing rotation. This also means no more dashes to the supermarket when you're all out.

Director of UK online provider The Nappy Lady, Wendy Richards told The Guardian: "There is increased awareness of the impact of disposable nappies - they are a single-use plastic. It started with coffee cups, then disposable wipes, and the jump from wipes to nappies is clear."

Credit: Pixabay
Credit: Pixabay

A standard disposable nappy is made up of about 25 per cent of plastic, and a shocking three billion nappies a year end up in landfill.

To help parents get started some councils in Britain even give new parents vouchers worth up to £55 to help pay for a set of reusable nappies.

Alice Walker, of campaign and information group Real Nappies for London, said: "We weren't having this conversation [about plastic waste] before.

"Now parents are more aware of their choices and word of mouth is spreading the message."

Featured Image Credit: Pixabay

Topics: Babies, Parents, Parenting, Real Life, Health

Haleema Khokhar

Haleema Khokhar is a Freelance Journalist at Tyla. She graduated from University of Central Lancashire in Journalism and has since gained over three years experience working within the communications and marketing industry before going freelance as a Content Writer. Contact her on [email protected]

 

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