What are the benefits of using real nappies?
Are they safe and hygienic?
Yes, generally laundry services launder to NHS and Publicly Available Specification106 (PAS). If home laundering, washing at 60ºc is sufficient to give a good clean.
Do Real Nappies leak?
No more than disposables. Make sure all labels are tucked inside the waterproof wraps.
Can they be used at night?
Yes, but as your baby grows you may need to use an extra booster layer.
Are they suitable for new born babies?
Yes, but it is advisable to check the sizes. Some manufacturers size 1 real nappies start from 6lb in birth weight.
Do you need to change the baby more frequently?
No. Changes will be the same whether using disposable or real nappies. Flat nappies can be folded in a variety of ways to help keep the contents in place!
Do they cause nappy rash?
No, there is no evidence to suggest this. Nappy rash can be caused by infrequent nappy changes. Other factors that might cause nappy rash include teething, weaning or general sickness.
Do real nappies take longer to change?
Not really, but it depends on the type that you use.