Can’t decide whether to use cloth nappies on your little one?
We’ve narrowed down our favourite reasons to switch!
1. Saves you money
The initial investment soon pays off.
Disposable nappies cost parents an average of €2,000 per child until potty training (usually completed around 2.5 years of age). That’s literally throwing money in the bin every day.
A full set of PICO TANGO reusable nappies, plus wet bag, plus the washing costs, costs €646.50 in total. That’s 3 times less.
You save €1,300 per child.
2. Saves you time
When the baby poops in disposables, you try to contain it all in the nappy, wrapping it up as tightly as possible, throw it in the bin and close the lid and don´t think about it anymore, right? Wrong. It stinks. It stinks a lot. It continues to stink until you can´t bare the smell of poo in the room and put it outdoors. So be prepared to spend time putting your baby’s dirty nappies outside every-single-day.
PICO TANGO All-in-One reusable nappies, on the contrary, allow you to dispose most poo into the toilet (easy to remove with one hit), to prevent odors from the nappy bin until they’re washed. What if the poo is runny and too messy to dispose it into the toilet? Easy – it goes directly to the washing machine; it will do the rest – they come out clean.
3. Baby’s health
Have you ever considered what disposable diapers are made of? How did they get to be so white? How do they manage to absorb so much?
Disposables contain hazardous ingredients that may include dioxins and furans, pesticide and herbicides residues, synthetic fragrances (butylphenyl methylpropional, hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde), certain polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and PCB. Babies with sensitive skin may develop allergies to these ingredients, which results in a skin rash.
In contrast, PICO TANGO reusable nappies have Tencel TM and organic cotton, which are naturally hypoallergenic, against your baby’s delicate skin, representing a safe and responsible alternative to your child’s health.
4. Waste reduction
Due to its complex synthetic composition together with biological material, recycling disposable nappies is not financially viable. They take hundreds of years to decompose. In 2017, it was estimated that 6.7 million tonnes of disposable nappies waste was generated in the EU-28, which typically end up in landfills (87%) or are incinerated (13%).
Considering 6 nappy changes per day as a minimum (a newborn can use 12 a day), that’s about 6,300 nappies in 2.5 years, equalling over 1.2 tonnes of waste.
When you choose disposables, you are spending your money contributing to landfills. And while it may seem like the amount of water and electricity used to care for cloth is also bad for the environment, once you understand that in the majority of time they can be washed together with the other household clothes, the impact is minimal in comparison.