5 TIPS TO MAKE THE SWITCH TO REUSABLE NAPPIES
Reusable Nappies are often overlooked when it comes to saving money. It’s been a long time coming but it looks like the tide is finally turning. There are many reasons for this, but in general, people have become more aware of their environmental footprint and want to do something about it. The latest evidence of this is the growing popularity of Reusable Nappies. In fact, in some countries, they’re now being used by up to 40% of families!
The following 5 tips will help make your switch from disposable to reusable as painless as possible:
1) BUY USED OR USE DISCOUNTS:
Many people sell their old cloth diapers on sites like eBay or Craigslist for much cheaper than retail prices. This is a great way to save money.
Alternatively, you can ask your friends and family if they have used cloth nappies that they no longer need or want! You could also try donating them to someone who needs them instead of throwing them away.
There are plenty of shops where you can buy second-hand Reusable Nappies too. You can also use coupons for Thenappylady to buy second-hand products from them.
2) CONSIDER BUYING TWO PACKS FROM THENAPPYLADY:
Most parents find themselves needing an extra pack towards the end of their child’s time in them because they have been loved to death! Another reason is that you might need an extra pack for overnight, or if your child gets sick.
When it comes time to buy new cloth nappies, consider buying two packs at once instead of one. This will save you money in the long run because they should last much longer than normal (although every child differs).
You could also try splitting them with friends or family members who are expecting their first baby; this way everyone benefits and no one pays full price.
3) BUY A DIAPER SPRAYER:
If you have not done so already, then consider buying a diaper sprayer. They are an invaluable tool that will help you get rid of all the poop without having to touch it- and they’re way better than using disposable wipes!
A good one can be bought for around £15 on Thenappylady, or look for second-hand ones online. You might even find someone in your local community who’s willing to give up their old one at a discounted price!
This tip alone could save you over £100 per year by cutting out disposable wipes altogether (plus another small saving if any accidents happen)! The money saved could go towards reducing the cost of new cloth nappies further down the line or helping to pay for a treat.
4) MAKE YOUR OWN NAPPY CREAM:
Most Reusable Nappies come with a built-in liner, so you don’t really need to buy any special creams for thenappylady. However, if you do decide to use an external one (for example coconut oil), then try making your own instead of buying it from the shop! It’s cheaper and better for the environment because there are no unnecessary packaging materials involved in transporting or storing a product that will be used once and thrown away anyway.
You can find plenty of recipes online for how to make your own diaper ointment at home using natural ingredients such as shea butter, cocoa butter, olive oil, etc. Just remember not to put anything on them until they have been tested first- a skin reaction is the last thing you want!
5) HAVE FUN WITH IT:
This is the most important tip of all don’t forget to enjoy your cloth nappies! If you make using them too much of a chore, then there’s no point in bothering.
Start by introducing Reusable Nappies slowly (maybe one day at first), and try not to worry about having accidents or messes on your hands initially. They happen to everyone, so just laugh off any mistakes that are made instead of getting upset over them! Eventually, they will become second nature every time you change their diaper because you’ll know what works best for your child and why. Enjoy this exciting new stage in parenting while conquering the eco-warrior within too! There’s nothing quite like doing good for both yourself and nature in one go.
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Thenappylady’s key aim was to make it easier for parents to choose the best nappy for their circumstances. This is why we encourage all our customers to try different types until they find the one that works best for them and their lifestyle because every child is different after all! The upfront cost of Reusable Nappies is more than the disposable ones, but in the long run, they will save you a lot of money!