Eco Nappies - Reusable For Sustainability and Satisfaction
"They Contain Everything"
Hear from 5 Aussie Mums about why NappyLuxe is their go-to brand of reusable eco nappies. Having tried 50+ brands between them, these Mums know what's important in choosing a good nappy: reliability, containment of mess, softness, cute prints, and more.
Choose our easy-use eco nappies, which grow with your baby: from newborn to toddler. Crammed full of clever leak-preventing design features, it's no wonder so many Aussie parents are choosing NappyLuxe - check out our reviews to see for yourself.
Make switching to cloth smoother than a baby's bottom.
"I Just Love Them"
We caught up with full-time cloth nappy user, Jennifer, to find out why she loves NappyLuxe nappies for her two little girls. Jennifer also shares advice for those thinking of making the switch from disposable nappies to cloth.
As an experienced cloth nappy user, we were super impressed with this nappy! We loved the microfleece layer on the inserts as it kept bub dry. The cute print, well that's just a bonus!
I just love how buttery soft the nappy is against my baby's skin, it's a dream!!! The sizing of the nappy is spot on, not too big or too small.
The Evolution of Eco Nappies
We've come full-circle. Washable nappies have been around for centuries.
If you weren't brought up wearing terry towelling nappies as babies, the chances are that your parents were. The facts are that disposable nappies are a relatively recent invention, and only became the norm in the mid 1900's.
Reusable eco nappies have enjoyed a resurgence in recent years as they have evolved and become more compact, and easier to use and wash.
NappyLuxe cloth nappies are an old classic modernised for today's busy parents. You'll love'em!
If you’re searching for eco nappies for your baby, you’re in the right place. For parents and caregivers wanting to reduce their environmental impact, eco nappies provide the ideal solution for a sustainable future.
Why use eco nappies?
Standard single-use disposable nappies are made of plastic, and are estimated by scientists to take up to 500 years to decompose. In Australia and New Zealand alone, around 4 million disposable nappies are used every day. With the world's population ever increasing, and with each child using around 6,000 nappies before they're ready for toilet training, it's clear that standard disposable nappies aren't particularly environmentally sustainable. Choosing eco nappies is a more informed choice to protect our environment. Learn more about the sustainability of eco nappies.
What are eco nappies?
Eco nappies is a catch-all term used to refer to more environmentally sustainable nappy options for babies compared to standard disposable nappies. Eco nappies can refer to disposable nappies that are biodegradable, and can also mean modern cloth nappies that are washed in the washing machine.
What's the difference between reusable eco nappies or biodegradable nappies?
One of the downsides of biodegradable nappies is that they are still single-use items and they still contribute to landfill. They are said to take less time to decompose compared to standard disposable nappies, but the timeframe is unclear. The word biodegradable means that items degrade into small pieces of carbon, water and biomass with the help of microorganisms, but with this in mind, technically everything will eventually biodegrade. "In Australia, there are no regulations around the term ‘bio’. A ‘bio’ product may break down quicker than a ‘degradable’ one; however, it still breaks down into tiny pieces of plastic that may never dissolve or disappear completely. Products and packaging labelled with the term ‘biodegradable’ does not have to comply with any type of criteria." - Clean Cloth Nappies. In contrast, reusable nappies can be washed in the washing machine and reused again and again. They can be passed on from baby to baby and their only contribution to landfill is when the material finally wears out after many years of use. Even then, the nappy outer covers can be repurposed as swim nappies and the cloth nappy inserts can be used as spare rags for cleaning.
What are reusable eco nappies made of?
Reusable nappies are typically made of a water-resistant outer-layer and absorbent inner layers, known as inserts. The most common types of materials used in inserts include bamboo, cotton, microfibre, and hemp. NappyLuxe choice is bamboo terry as this provides the optimal balance between good absorbency and speedy drying time.
How do I wash reusable eco nappies?
In order to extend the life of your nappies and prevent nappy rash, we recommend a 2-step wash routine. The nappies are set aside in a basket when dirty then placed in the washing machine at the end of the day. They are then transferred to another basket to await their 2nd wash. When you have a few "loads" of washing to fill the machine, combine your nappies into the washing machine for their second/main wash. Hang to dry and reuse. Learn more about how to wash and clean modern cloth nappies correctly.
How do I use cloth eco nappies?
Cloth eco nappies are put on your baby in a similar way to disposable nappies. Watch our video guide on how to change a cloth nappy. They should be changed every 2 - 3 hours, and soiled nappies are placed aside in a basket. If changing your baby's nappy while out and about, dirty nappies can be placed in water-resistant wet bags. We then recommend following our 2-step wash guide to keep your nappies in tip top condition.
How can I adjust the size of reusable eco nappies?
NappyLuxe reusable eco nappies are one-size-fits most, and fit roughly from newborn age through to toilet training age. The size can be easily adjusted by using the rise snaps at the front of the nappy.