Last Sunday, my ex-colleague Y dropped off these gorgeous reusable nappies as gift for our little angel, Baby D.
About two months ago, she told me about these awesome nappies she stumbled upon in one of the national broadsheets in town. The award-winning TotsBots Nappies have arrived in Dubai, and she thought I might like to use it for our LO. And because she and her husband are passionate about saving the planet in their own little way, they decided to get our baby these reusable diapers from UK.
At first, I was a hesitant about the idea of using these reusable diapers. For one, it is inconvenient. just thinking about washing and drying them versus the convenience of disposable diapers, I’m sure you’ll agree with me that the latter is a much better (and tempting) option. But if you give it a deeper thought, it also makes sense to use reusable nappies because:
1.) It’s cost-effective. In the long run, it still saves you a lot of money compared to buying packs of disposable diapers.
2.) It’s more environment friendly. Yes, we do need to use detergent, water & power to wash the cloth diapers, but using reusable diapers can put more control in the carbon footprint we emit. And you limit the amount of disposable diapers that end up in the landfill.
3.) It’s gentle on baby’s skin. Since it’s made of Bamboo cloth, it is naturally antibacterial, and is 60% more absorbent than cotton. It prevents baby’s bum from getting diaper rash compared to disposable diapers that have chemicals in the plastics they use to keep the them absorbent.
However, in as much as we would like to exclusively use reusable diapers all the way, we would still use disposable nappies since we already have bought a couple of packs using the diaper fund we got from the baby shower last month. These are newborn sized nappies that we decided to bring to the hospital, and which we will use as back up in case we run out of reusable nappies.
I sure hope my baby will like using the reusable nappies because I see a great potential in this kind of product.