Benefits of Using Cloth Nappies

Tickle Tots nappies are safe for baby, and gentle on the Environment.

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ENVIRONMENT

It is predicted that a child will use between 4,000 and 6,000 nappies. These will unfortunately end up in landfill sites and as they decompose give out a harmful greenhouse gas called methane, which contributes to climate change.

  • One billion trees will be cut down world wide to provide the wood pulp needed to make single use nappies each year.

  • Single use nappies take up to 500 years to decompose.

  • The Environment Agency has found reusable nappies to be 40% better for the environment compared to single use nappies.*

  • 3.4 billion gallons of oil are used every single year to manufacture single use nappies in the US alone

  • Disposable nappies use up to three and a half times more energy to make compared to cloth nappies.

 

* The UK Environment Agency 2008 Cloth vs. Disposable ‘Life Cycle Analysis’ report

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CHEMICAL FREE

All the fabrics used in Tickle Tots nappies are tested to Oeko-tex Standard 100, meaning that no harmful chemicals have been used in their production process. Tickle Tots nappies are safe for baby, and gentle on the Environment

 

∙ Research from Bristol University shows that children in reusable nappies are no more likely to have severe nappy rash than children in single use nappies – many parents have found switching to reusable nappies helps considerably to reduce the irritation to baby’s sensitive skin.

 

∙ Cloth nappies are made from natural materials, which help your child’s skin to breathe naturally as they do not contain any chemicals or gels.

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DESIGN

Modern cloth nappies are designed be reliable and absorbent – no more poo explosions, and with the right absorbency, no overnight leaks!

 

∙ Tickle Tots nappies have a unique combination of features, including a double leg gusset to prevent leaks.

 

∙ Hook and loop fastenings and poppers to adjust the rise make it quick and easy to get a great fit on a nappy that fits from 9-35lb

 

∙ The design of single use nappies means that the child can not feel when they are wet, leading to delayed potty training. Anecdotal evidence suggests that children will potty train 6 months earlier in reusable nappies.

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In the UK each baby uses on average 6000 nappies! That is 6000 single use nappies going to landfill per baby, and overall about 8,000,000 to landfill EACH DAY!

  • WRAP (the Government's Waste & Resources Action Programme) have calculated that households which use cloth nappies reduce their household waste by up to half compared to those continuing to use disposables.

 

  • The annual disposal cost to local councils (and therefore taxpayers) of this 355,000 tonnes of nappy waste is around £32 million! For every £1 spent on disposables, it costs the British taxpayer 10p to dispose of them.

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