Welcome to a new decade - bring on the roaring twenties!
If minimising your eco impact is high on your list of New Year resolutions, then why don't you think about starting 2020 with some easy eco switches that will save you money - plus do your bit for the planet too?
If you've got a baby on the way or already have one or two little ones around, why not consider switching to our all-in-one cloth baby wipes kit? They are always great value for money, but this month, we're giving you £10 off any all-in-one cloth baby wipes kits which is fantastic value for money. If you don't have a baby we've also got a great offer on bamboo minky cloth sanitary day pads, giving you four for the price of three.
We hear lots and lots of reasons why NOT to make the switch. But using cloth wipes is actually really easy:
'I'm too lazy to use cloth baby wipes / I've got enough washing as it is.' This is something that we hear frequently at baby shows. I've got 4 kids and trust me, if there was any hassle involved in using these, it just wouldn't happen. ( I can't actually remember how to set up the pretty much unused ironing board in my cupboard - ironing is definitely a choice rather than a necessity, unlike bum-wiping! Like many other things with babies, using cloth wipes is all about routine. Every other day (or more often if your washing machine is on anyway), when you've got a wash going on, just pop the dirty wipes into your washing machine and then make up fresh soaking solutions. Literally a 5 minute job.
'Gross - doesn't using cloth baby wipes mean that there's lots of poo in the washing machine?' No. If you think about it, when you're changing your baby's nappy, the first wipe that you do is with their nappy. That removes most of the poo, which is then either binned with the nappy if you are using disposable nappies, or goes into the toilet if you're cloth nappying. And if your baby has a 'poonami', with poo exploding out of either end plus the sides of their nappy, you would wash their soiled babygro, which would have far more poo on it in that instance. Well, most people would wash it...some people would probably throw away the babygro! .
'We are planning on using cloth nappies, but cloth wipes sounds like a step too far...' This one really cracks me up. I've cloth bummed 4 kids and can categorically state that if you're using disposable baby wipes with cloth nappies, you're giving yourself WAY more hassle than using cloth wipes. It's a PITA to dispose of soiled disposable baby wipes rather than just bung your cloth wipes in with your nappies to be washed.
'£42 seems like a lot of money to spend on baby wipes....' Our all-in-one cloth baby wipes kits are always good value for money, we think that they pay for themselves within 8 or 9 weeks against the cost of using similar premium disposable wipes. However this month, they are exceptionally good value, with £10 discount, so priced at £31.95 for our standard 'workhorse' white cotton terry kit, with our premium wipes kits being just £35.95.
'But we're using biodegradable disposable baby wipes - surely that's OK?' If you're composting your plastic free disposable baby wipes (which are the conditions which must be met for a wipe to biodegrade), bravo! But if you're wrapping your wipes inside a nappy or plastic bag and then binning them to go to landfill, then they won't biodegrade there. And that's completely aside from the complete no-no of flushing baby wipes down the loo, where they create massive 'fatbergs' and stinking sewer blockages or worse, are swept out to sea creating horrible marine pollution. Making the switch to cloth baby wipes is a simple eco alternative and you'll know what exactly you're putting on your baby's lovely skin.
Not sure about using cloth sanitary pads?....
'Yuck, don't cloth sanitary pads get smelly?' Definitely not. I use them myself in conjunction with our period pants and can vouch for the fact that cloth sanitary pads don't smell at all nasty, unlike disposable pads, where the chemical smell can sometimes be a bit much. Menstrual blood is sterile when it leaves our body, it's not 'unclean', it's simply a bit of blood.
'But they have to be washed. . My husband won't like my soiled pads being washed in the washing machine with his shirts' This is just a bit wrong on quite a few levels. In the first instance, if your period arrives a bit earlier than you were expecting, you will just wash your knickers out, not bin them! There isn't gallons of blood, it's usually only a few teaspoons over the 5 days of 'average' period. Secondly, why on earth are you letting your husband dictate to you how to deal with YOUR periods??
' But aren't cloth sanitary pads really big, like wearing a nappy?' Nope. Cloth sanitary pads are definitely thicker than wearing a standard disposable pad. But, here's me wearing a pad with leggings....can you see it?
Unlike disposable pads, you won't get rubbing at the top of your thighs, or 'nappy rash' with cloth sanitary pads That's because they are made from supersoft material and don't have the chemicals which can cause irritation.
It's simple to take advantage of these offers
Add the all-in-one kit or 4 bamboo minky cloth sanitary pads to your basket. (The pads should all be the same design). The discount will then automatically be applied at the checkout. This is an exclusive offer and may not work in conjunction with other discount codes. Offer ends 31st January.
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