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10 reasons to use cloth nappies...

Tuesday, 1 December 2009  |  Admin

When I was first pregnant, I remember my Mum asking whether I would use cloth or dispoable nappies. My immediate reaction was 'Disposable!' remembering in horror the mahoosive terry nappies my little sister used to wear - and the big scary safety pins (and the fact that she crackled when she moved because of the plastic pants!
But...I did a bit of reasearch online anyway and realised that cloth nappies had moved on a bit from the bad old days. 5 years later, with no3 in her Itti Bitti's, I thought I'd share a few of my reasons for going cloth (and staying with cloth...)
Saves money. If not for the fact that I had a little girl and was vain enough to want a trimmer nappy on her, then my Motherease nappies would have lasted 3 childrenThe cute factor. Snuggly baby bums in fluffy nappies as they're learning to crawl are just the cutest thing everNo nasty chemicals from disposable nappies against your baby's bumThe environmental thing....better for the environment as long as you don't boil wash and tumble dry every time (as if??)Comfort - after all would you rather wear cotton or paper pants?Much less household waste (and less smell too!)Emergency help for unprepared mothers. I have been known to flick poo off a fleece liner , turn the liner over and put the nappy back on again. You couldn't do that with a disposable!Smug Mummy feeling...for when your lovely clean white nappies are blowing on the clothes lineExtra bottom padding. For those upsy-daisy learning to walk by falling over daysGreat conversation starters - particularly the Itti Bittis!
If you've got any reasons you'd like to share, please feel free!

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