You want to make the world a better place for your baby, but perhaps you're not sure how cloth nappies fit into your lifestyle or you think they might be a whole lot of additional work. You may have done some reading and become increasingly confused by the endless terminology and the huge variety of nappy styles, fabrics and sizes available. There are plenty of great reasons to hire cloth nappies- here are our Top 5!
#1 Learn What Works For Your Family You can relax when you hire a cloth nappy package, the hard work has been done for you. You will receive quality, trusted, effective and appropriately sized nappies for your baby. You use them as though they are you own (if you love them you can purchase them too!) and enjoy testing a variety of styles, fabrics and prints from Australia's favourite brands. Throughout your hire you can email us with any issues and learn effective solutions that you can apply again. You're set up for success with a custom nappy wash routine, personalised for your own washing machine and your family's favourite detergent. Clean Cloth Nappy Hire makes getting started easy!
#2 Reduce Plastic Waste A newborn baby will use around 500 nappies in their first 3 months of life and each nappy will take up to 500 years to break down in landfill (or the ocean or worse). By the time a baby has toilet trained, they'll have used at least 3500 disposable nappies. In Australia, over 300,000 babies are born each year and even without a calculator you can see that's a huge amount of plastic waste. Countries around the world are beginning to legislate against single use plastics and it will naturally follow that plastic production must decline for the sake of our environment and our children's future. Using cloth nappies, even part time, makes a significant difference to a person's landfill contribution. Each nappy change really does make a difference, not just for you now but for your children, their children and their children too. #3 Minimises Financial Outlay For less than $4 a day you can try cloth without the upfront costs associated with buying new. Premium newborn all-in-one nappies retail around $22-30 each and you'll need 24-30 nappies per baby. By the time your baby is 3 months old they'll have outgrown newborn size nappies, so buying them doesn't make much financial sense. Hiring is a mere fraction of the price of buying your own, even if you shop secondhand.
#4 Superior Function Modern cloth nappies have strong back elastics and superior coverage to disposables. You'll find that "poonami" containment is far superior in cloth! You can have choose natural fibres or soft stay-dry fabrics against baby's skin rather than plastic. Modern nappies are easy to use, wash and dry- no buckets of bleach or soaking required, just let your washing machine do the work!
#5: Cute! The nappies are gorgeous, the fabrics soft and luxurious and the prints divine. "Fluff Love" is real and even addictive- dip your toes in today!
Are you ready to try cloth? Jump to our Hire Shop for product information or read our Questions and Answers page to learn the finer details of how nappy hire works.