As well as being good for your pocket, washable cloth nappies also help to save the planet from mountains of plastic waste which may take thousands of years to degrade in landfill, not to mention the contamination to the surrounding land from the raw sewage contained in the nappy.
Cloth nappies may feel a bit icky, but they’re actually super easy. With disposable nappies you’d remove the nappy, pop it in the bin and you’re done. With cloth nappies you do the same, only you pop them into a bucket with a lid, instead, then throw the filled bucket into the washing machine as needed. It’s surprisingly simple!
While cloth nappies look complicated to start with, it can help to remember that they are fundamentally all made up of three parts: a waterproof (or water resistant) cover, an absorbent part and a liner. Sometimes these parts are all stitched together, sometimes they are separate, but that’s all there is to it – these three parts.