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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Disposable vs reusable nappies

I'm going to have to make a confession before I write this post. I'm not an eco warrior. I'd like to think I'm quite conscious about doing my bit for the environment but in reality, I shamefully seem to put convenience first.

Outdoor nappy change in the woods! Country life <3

When I think of reusable nappies I think back to my mum's stories from when I was a babe. I was born with hip dysplasia and had to wear a brace for the first few months of my life. This meant that I was unable to wear standard disposable nappies, they simply didn't fit around the brace. So my parents had to quickly get used to cloth nappies. I have to say, she didn't seem too fond of the process but I guess it was their norm. Apart from when my mum went out, she carried on using reusable nappies whilst I was little and even when my brother came along, so mum clearly had it sussed.

Fast forward to having my own children, cloth was never something I even considered. It wasn't even on my radar. When I had my daughter in 2012, they didn't seem to be as big and well publicised as they are now. I now regularly see nappy liners and reusable nappies for sale in supermarkets, whereas when I had her I didn't really come across them. A few friends then became interested in the cloth world and I started to do a little more of my own research.

The choice available to parents today is incredible and definitely more mainstream. The designs are fab and look far nicer than regular nappies. I would think they're far more comfortable too.

But as a full time working mum, who is also running this blogging business as well, the thought of reusable nappies kind of strikes fear in me. How on earth would I get through all that extra washing when I seriously can't get through the washing we already have?  As much as I would love to be greener, I'm not sure if I could make it work.

However, disposable swimming nappies are something that I just can't get along with. They never seem to fit properly, always seem to be far too expensive unless they're on offer and to be honest, we've had a fair few leaks over the years. So, when we were introduced to Splash About swim nappies, I knew that this maybe my chance to be a tad bit greener.

Despite my worries, switching to reusable swim nappies haves been so easy. Henry seems far more comfortable and happy in them and they're so easy to clean, that I don't really know why I was so worried. I guess it's one of those things that you just have to try for yourself. As you can see from the picture above, he really is happy in them, they fit well, come in lovely designs too. They're THE most effective swimming nappy on the market. Check out the video below...

I think sometimes we're so quick to judge and feel sure that we know if something will/won't work for you and your family that we then miss out on things that can actually be hugely beneficial. Of course, financially, reusable nappies makes far more sense (they're also popular to re-sell)

So perhaps this will be the start of a reusable adventure, I will definitely be saying goodbye to disposable swim nappies.  For your chance to try going a little bit greener why not enter my giveaway to win your own reusable swimming nappy from Splash About? UK Entrants Only and follow the instructions below to enter. 


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