Why we went Eco.

Ahh here we are, another day, another blog post!

The topic of today? Nappies!

Eco nappies, to be precise. Now I’m not going to sit here on a high horse and tell you all that I am the worlds best eco warrior because I’m really not. But i’m trying. Since Atty was born we have always bought eco nappies. Unfortunately, cloth nappies weren’t an option for us due to regularly running out of water and subsequently not being able to use the washing machine. It, therefore, seemed logical to me that if we were to buy disposable nappies the least we could do was make sure they were as bio-degradable as possible. We are also a nappy-bag free household due to a friend’s baby tragically losing his life by suffocating on one (you can read their story here). Therefore our bio-degradable nappies go straight into the bin and sit at landfills degrading away (did you know it takes a ‘normal’ nappy up to 400 years to degrade?!). Pat on the back to us.

It’s not just the world that eco nappies are good for though, they are also good for our babies skin! In the 5 months of his life Atty has never experienced nappy rash and hopefully never will and I put this down to the fact that the nappies have no latex, aren’t bleached and are hypo-allergenic. We also have never given up on performance with eco nappies, I’m not saying that the NEVER leaked, but it wasn’t an everyday occurrence.

The lovely people at The Conscious Parent sent us a trial pack of their eco nappies for us to try out. Their nappies are dermatologically tested, hypoallergenic, made using sustainable resources and are environmentally friendly. Big ticks all round!

On receiving them my initial reaction was ‘Oh! They’re colourful!‘. The eco nappies that we usually buy are very neutral with minimal pattern on. I’m honestly not sure how I feel about patterned nappies; it doesn’t feel conducive to the ‘eco’ style. However, the pattern was cute and I can see how it would be appealing to others.
 The nappies felt a lot softer than other eco nappies that I have tried in the past which was pleasantly surprising and I’m sure would be very comfortable on Atty’s delicate skin.

The overall fit was great, there seemed to be plenty of room for him and wasn’t restrictive on his movement at all.


After wearing them all day there were no leaks and no sore bits in sight! Happy baby- tick! Happy Mummy- tick!

And the best bit about these nappies? They won’t break the bank! A 1 week pack (60 nappies) costs £18. That’s only 30p per nappy! Plus it’s good to know that you’re helping the planet.


If you would like to order your little ones some eco nappies please find The Conscious Parent’s website here. They have also kindly given my readers a 20% discount on your first order using the code ‘NAPINO1’. And if you order a 1 month pack you will receive free delivery too! 

So go on, do your bit for the planet and get on the eco nappies train

A x

Disclaimer: I was provided with a free product in return for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are herein my own and not influenced by the developing company, and/ or it’s affilates, in any way.

 

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