Baby wearing modern cloth nappy in rattan changing basket

Are you thinking of ways to save on costs when bringing up your baby? Do you want to find a way for your little one to be comfortable? Then it’s about time you look into the benefits of modern cloth nappies for your bundle of joy.

These cost-effective and hygienic nappies are fast becoming the preferred choice of many parents wanting to protect the environment for future generations, not forgetting that they offer great comfort and convenience to your baby.

Here, we take a look at some of the benefits of using modern cloth nappies for your baby.

They are eco-friendly

Cloth nappies are eco-friendly, especially if you choose premium ones that last for many years.

Rather than taking up to 500 years to decompose in landfill like their disposable counterparts, they can be reused time and time again and passed down from baby to baby.

They can even be re-gifted to friends or family when your family has finished using them.

When they are finally at the end of their life, most of the nappy can be composted at home.

In Australia, almost 4 million disposable nappies are sent to landfill every day.

By choosing cloth nappies instead, you are doing something good for the environment by significantly reducing how much rubbish you send to landfill.

Here's where you can find out more about the environmental sustainability of cloth nappies.

They are cost effective

There are lots of parents who are worried about the cost of bringing up their baby.

The cost of cloth nappies is an upfront investment of between $600 - $800, with minimal ongoing costs for washing.

Using disposable nappies on one child until they are toilet trained will cost around $3000.

If you choose to use cloth nappies, you can save well over $2000, and the savings can be spent on other important items for your baby as they grow.

You can read more here about a cost comparison of disposable nappies vs cloth nappies.

Furthermore, many councils provide up to $200 cash back per household for those choosing to use cloth, making the savings even greater.

Check out our post about cloth nappy rebates for more info.

They offer good comfort for your baby

Modern cloth nappies offer better comfort to your baby than disposable nappies.

One of the reasons behind this is that modern cloth nappies are made with natural materials such as bamboo, which allows the skin to breathe.

This is unlike disposable nappies which are made of plastic and other synthetics.

They are also more comfortable that the traditional type of folding cloth nappies, which are very thick and bulky for the baby.

They are easy to clean and dry quickly

The good news about modern cloth nappies is that they are easy to clean.

You just need to throw them in the washing machine following our 2 step wash process and hang them out to dry.

This means that you don’t have to spend time soaking them or cleaning them by hand, unlike with traditional cloth nappies.

Modern cloth nappies dry quickly, and the inserts can even be tumble dried which means you don’t have to wait for days before you can use them again.

Final Words

Modern cloth nappies are a great option if you are looking for ways to save money and also care for the environment.

Remember to choose a premium reusable nappy that will last the test of time, and that offers great comfort and convenience for your baby.


Meet the Author

Natalie Lassen

Black and white photo of Natalie with her daughter cuddling

Natalie, Founder of NappyLuxe, is an eco-conscious mother and entrepreneur who discovered the benefits of cloth nappies for her family and the environment. With a mission to create the ultimate cloth nappy, she spent years researching and testing various designs before launching NappyLuxe - a range of high-quality, easy-to-use, and ultra-absorbent cloth nappies. Natalie is passionate about sharing her experience and expertise, helping parents make informed decisions and embark on their own sustainable parenting journey.

September 26, 2022 — Natalie Lassen