Wondering how using cloth nappies saves you money? Find out how much you can save by switching to cloth from disposable nappies today!
You may have heard people say that using cloth nappies saves you money. Well, it’s true and I’m going to prove it! Today I’ll discuss with you the financial benefits using cloth nappies will give your family. Let’s jump to it!
Exploring How Using Cloth Nappies Saves You Money
It’s all fine for people to say that avoiding disposables and choosing cloth nappies saves you money. They’re not the ones paying out a large sum for 20 or so all in one cloth nappies! It would be much cheaper to head down to the supermarket and grab a pack of Huggies off the shelf. The issue is that you then must go back to the supermarket in a few days to buy another pack. Then this trip is repeated again and again.
After making your initial purchase of modern cloth nappies, that’s it. One Size Fits Most nappies fit your baby from around three months old, right through to potty training. Taking a long-term view is important, because while the initial cost can be off putting, you’ll reap the rewards in the future. Let’s look at some numbers:
By the time your child is two and a half, they’ll have needed around 6,000 nappy changes. With a disposable nappy costing around 70 cents (depending on the brand), you’ll be up for around $4,000 altogether.
Compare this with the cost of 20 cloth nappies, such as our Candies All In Two nappies you’d be looking at around $750. Figuring in washing powder, water and electricity of around $800 over 30 months, you’d still be looking at a saving of just under $2,500! The Nappy Lady also reached a similar conclusion cost wise too.
More Ways Cloth Nappies Can Save You Money
Now you’ve seen how much money you can save just by buying and using cloth nappies from the start, are you ready to save even more? Here’s how you can do just that:
- Reuse the same cloth nappies for your second child
- Dry your nappies in the sun, instead of in the dryer
- Stop purchasing extra rubbish bags for disposable nappies to go in (as you won’t need to!)
- Use a wet bag to store dirty nappies in while you are out, not single use plastic bags
Then there’s something I’ve missed out – the environmental impact. It can take between 200-500 years for a disposable nappy to break down. Then there’s the resources used to make them, plus the chemicals inside each disposable nappy too. The true environmental cost of using disposables is enormous!
I’m more than happy to chat more with you about how using modern cloth nappies can save you and your family money. Please give me a call or send me an email today and let’s talk!