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Real nappies

Alternatives to disposable nappies

Photo of a baby holding a reusable nappy

Real nappies are a natural alternative to disposable nappies. They are made up of three parts:

  1. a soft absorbent cloth nappy
  2. a waterproof breathable cover
  3. a paper liner that can be flushed away.

They are quick and convenient to use and come with speedy fasteners. There are also over 30 different styles and patterns to suit every child.

Real nappies can reduce the rubbish in your bin and also increase the pounds in your pocket! To get a baby through from birth to potty you will only need to buy around 50 cotton nappies compared to thousands of disposables that cannot be recycled.

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Real nappies cost as little as £2 each and washing them at home is as little as £1 per week, so you could save over £500 over a 2.5 year period.

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