How to avoid a large upfront cost

2 CommentsThursday, 23 April 2015

The financial pain of cloth nappies is paying upfront whereas disposables you just keep paying weekly.  You don't have to buy a complete system of cloth in one go you can gradually build up.

You could start with one night time nappy and 5 daytime nappies.  You'd wash daily and top up with a few disposables each day.  I'd wash each night and wouldn't buy a bucket or storage bag until later on instead i'd just put each soiled nappy in the washing machine and wash at the end of day making up a load with sicky bibs and muslins.

As you can afford more top up with a few more nappies each time and slowly decrease the amount of disposables you're using and washing less frequently.

Another alternative that people use is topping up their main nappies with a pack of terry squares to use at home. This cheaply boosts your nappy supply decreasing your washing and reliance on disposables,

If you have a nappy system in mind and would like to split the purchase across several orders but you're not sure how just drop us an email or give us a call and we'll break it down to match your budget.


Lydia Bulmer
Friday, 17 July 2015  |  1:20

I am living in Doha in an appartment and are wanting to use real nappies for ethical reasons. Despite it being very hot here, I do not have access to an outside drying area and I do not own a tumble dryer.

What would u suggest is the best option for me to get nappies. I am concerned about buying a large amount and them not being the correct ones for my baby girl.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Tuesday, 15 September 2015  |  12:00

Cloth nappies are cooler than disposables and for this reason are very popular in hot climates. For hot climates we advise you use natural fabrics such as cotton as it's cooler. Within our shopping section we have a selection of nappies especially for hot climates.
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