Disposable vs Reusable Cloth Nappies
PacaPod baby bags are ideal for disposable nappy users and cloth nappy mamas alike. While there may be no right answer to the “diaper dilemma”, this post offers up some information you might consider if you’d like to make the switch to a reusable method, as we review the latest nappies in 2019. Plus, as you’ll see from the images below, the changing pod that is packed neatly inside your PacaPod is perfect for storing cloth nappies.
5 Points to Consider:
1) The Environment: According to one source, “Disposable diapers are the third largest single consumer item in landfills, and represent about 4% of solid waste.” That’s a lot of waste, considering it most likely takes a few hundred years for those nappies to decompose.
2) Your Wallet: Disposable nappies can get expensive. Some sources estimate that by going reusable, you can save as much as $1,700/£1,000!) on just nappies.
3) Your Baby: Reusable nappies are often made from absorbent cloth materials so not only are they softer on your baby’s skin but they don’t use chemical gels like a lot of disposable nappies. One of our favourite reusable cloth nappy brands is Bambino Mio. When you sign up for their email list, you will receive 15% off your first order!
4) Combination: Why not use both types to better fit with your lifestyle. You could use cloth nappies at night, for maximum comfort and absorption, and then keep disposables for use in the daytime when your baby needs frequent changing.
5) Resources: Ultimately, whether or not to go with cloth nappies is your decision to make. It’s all about what is best for your baby and your family. Here are some resources to consider in helping you make the choice:
If you are new to reusable nappies they may take some getting used to, Bambino Mio has compiled user guides to help make this process simpler. Access them here