The nappy mountain that we all create when we decide to have kids can leave a terrible legacy a BBC article stated “Decomposing disposable nappies emits a noxious methane gas. It will take 200 to 500 years for a disposable nappy to decompose, leaving a legacy to your children’s grandchildren”.
We decided as a family to try our best at not adding our own pile of nappies to this landfilling disaster. For our first born we used Naty biodegradable nappies, these cost us a small fortune and fortunately potty training came before we had to re-mortgage. Our second child has been a venture into re-usable nappies, after trialling a few we have settled on the one’s which worked for us these are Bumgenius! (honestly), Tots bots (yeah I know), Wonderoos and Ellas bumhugger (unbelievable but true ). You may wish to trial all of them to discover your favourite and a great way to do this is to buy second hand, this is a double win as you are prolonging the life of a nappy even further.
The draw backs of re-usable nappies are extra washing cycles, initial cost and an increase in utility bills but we believe that these are small prices to pay for the environmental benefits. Hey we all have to do our bit and if everyone did just a little the impact could be massive.