Benefits Of Reusable Nappies
Using reusable nappies, as an alternative to disposable nappies, offers a wide range of benefits for you, your little one and the planet. They are:
- a chemical-free option
- a great money saving choice
- easy to use on all ages
- free from single use plastics
- and much more aesthetic than disposables!
Starting With Reusable Nappies
Reusable nappies can seen daunting at first, with lots of different nappy brands and styles available on the market. However, here at The Nappy Gurus we aim to break it down and keep cloth simple! You can take a look at our Beginners Guide to Cloth Nappies here as a handy starting guide, and all of our nappies are sectioned into handy shopping categories. Our best advice for getting started with reusable nappies, is to just give it a try and ask for support when you need it. Choose a nappy you like, or one recommended to you, and just go for it!
Most parents opt for one-size reusable nappies, as these will grow with your baby from birth through to potty training. Meaning you only ever need to buy one set of nappies, and can use them again if you have more children in the future. One Size nappies come in different styles:
- Pocket Nappies - quick drying, easy to use and have customisable absorbency
- All in One Nappies - super easy to use, but are slower drying
- All in Two - can be very economical and usually fast to dry
- Flats & Terries - super fast drying and very economical
- Fitted Nappies - recommended for night time nappies
- Nappy Covers - needed over the top of fitteds, flats and terries.
Washing Reusable Nppies
One of our cost commonly asked questions is 'How do I wash reusable nappies?', and the answer is super straighforward! Reusable nappies can be washing in a modern washing machine with any non-bio laundry detergent powder. You need to store your nappies in a nappy pail or bucket ready until wash day, and then give them a cold rinse follwed by a long 40 degree wash. You can read our full guide to washing reusable nappies here.
Reusable Nappies For Newborns
Choosing whether to use reusable nappies from birth is completely up to you. Some people will have their nappies ready to use from birth, where-as other parents will choose to wait a few weeks and use disposable nappies before starting with reusables. There is no right or wrong way of doing it, but if you choose to go straight for reusables from birth you will need some nappies suitable for newborn babies. you can buy newborn specific sized nappies, these usually fit from around 5lbs and can be found here. However you can also buy some nappies, such as the Revolutionary Reusable from Bambino Mio, which will fit from 5lbs right the way through to potty training. For moe advice on reusable nappies for newborns, read our guide here.
Reusable Nappies For Older Children
We offer a range of larger size reusable nappies that will fit your child up to around 70lbs. We also have a wide range of potty training essentials and reusable training pants. This includes our bestselling brand, and award winning range, from My Carry Potty. If you're looking to use reusable nappies on your toddlers or older children, you can find our recommendations here.
Reusable Wipes VS Disposable Wipes
Reusable wipes are a natural and chemical-free alternative to single use wipes. They can be used to clean bottoms, messy hand & faces and even as make up wipes. Reusable wipes are super effective, you will likely only use one at a time which is hugely different to the 5/6 needed disposable ones. By buying a Washable Wipes Kit, you can also save an average of £525 by switching to reusable wipes. Even using the cheapest supermarket brand baby wipes will cost you £254 over 3 years.. and that's just for bums! You can read our full guide to reusable wipes here.
Why Shop With The Nappy Gurus
Here at The Nappy Gurus we've been supporting parents on their sustainable parenting journeys for over 14 years. We only stock products loved and trusted by our team of experienced Gurus and we pride ourselves on providing as much in depth information and real life photographs so you can see exactly what you're buying. We stock bestselling nappy brands such as Tots Bots, Bambino Mio, Little Lamb, Baba + Boo and Bells Bumz. We also offer a range of other essential parenting products from award winning brands including My Carry Potty, Babymel and ErgoBaby.
We also offer a 100 day return policy, same day dispatch and a wide range of advice services. You can find out more about us and our team here.