As any parent will know, babies use a lot of nappies, with most getting through 10 or more nappy changes a day. Bring that forward to toilet training, and the average child uses thousands of nappies in their early years.
All those nappy changes don’t just have a big impact on mum and dad, they can also have a marked impact on the planet, particularly the average disposable nappy.
For example, did you know that around 3.75 million disposable nappies are processed into landfill every day in Australia and New Zealand? According to studies, these nappies can take more than 500 years to fully break down, which means one hell of an impact for the babies that wore them, who are inheriting the planet.
What’s the solution? Cloth nappies are great but they’re a hassle that many parents can’t deal with. What we really need is a disposable nappy that isn’t going to take centuries to break down, is friendly to produce and easy to buy and use.
But now there is a huge range of environmentally friendly nappies and wipes that you can try!
Eco-Friendly Disposable Nappy Brands we love include:
Bambo Nature Eco-Nappies are the number one eco disposable nappy in Australia. They’ve been chosen as the best eco nappies by Choice Magazine, Ethical Consumer Guide and Baby Gera Lab. They’ve been awarded the Nordic Swan Eco-Label to guarantee a lower eco-footprint with every nappy you use.
Bambo Nature nappies are better for your baby with no perfumes, lotions, latex or chlorine. They’re guaranteed to contain no harmful ingredients and have been approved by the Danish Asthma & Allergy Council.
By choosing Ecoriginals Nappies you will be directly influencing your homes reduction in landfill contribution. Ecoriginals Nappies have compostable packaging (which is a world first!) and takes only 90 days to biodegrade. Their nappies contain 80% plant-based ingredients.
Ecoriginals offer Nappy Samples for only $3.00 so you can try before you buy!
Moltex Eco Nappies were the worlds first eco-nappy. They are German engineered to outperform other biodegradable nappies. The nappies have a 100% biodegradable outer liner with 100% FSC certified wood pulp (from responsibly managed forests). They are made for a perfect fit with secure adhesive tapes.
Their newborn nappies even have a ‘Comfort Recess’ for the newborn umbilical cord!
Moltex Eco Nappies offer a Nappy Sample Pack for only $3.
What Should You Look for In Eco-Friendly Biodegradable Nappies
Always check their website for a list of ingredients. A common ingredient in eco-friendly disposable nappies includes Bamboo.
Bamboo is a great environmentally friendly option because it is:
- Highly absorbent, taking more then three times it’s weight in water,
- Naturally hypoallergenic, making it ideal for sensitive skin and eczema sufferers,
- Bamboo Fibres are smooth minimising skin irritation and rash on sensitive areas.
- Naturally antibacterial and has natural deodorising properties,
- Environmentally friendly, growing rapidly with minimal water, no pesticides and a simple farming and planting process,
As we find amazing Eco-Nappy Brands, we will add them here!