Better for Your Baby

Nappi Nippas was redesigned in 2006. The ends now have a solid tag to hold between your thumb and forefinger to make it easier to grip and makes the fastener more robust. In addition there is a loop that can be folded over the teeth to act as a guard and to help protect the fastener when not in use. This safeguards against children hurting themselves if they should get hold of it or it snagging on other items in storage. It also helps with the longevity of your Nappi Nippa.

Plastic can be sustainable when used long term. It is only when used once or twice that we see the overwhelming plastic pollution we are seeing today. When used correctly and considerately, a few Nappi Nippas can last for a baby’s whole time in nappies and beyond.

Benefits of Using Real Nappies

Converting to cloth nappies is easier than you may think and there are many benefits for both you and your baby, as well as for the environment.

For Babies:

Anecdotal evidence suggests that those children who use cloth nappies become potty trained much quicker than those using disposables as they are more aware that they have been to the toilet.

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. It is usually more obvious when a child in cloth nappies has soiled it, so it tends to get changed sooner than a disposable nappy which helps the prevention of nappy rash.

For Parents:

Real nappies could save you up to £500 per child and this price will rise if the nappies are reused for subsequent children.

After the initial one off outlay to buy your nappies there will be no need to shop on a regular basis for disposables. Although this could cost between £300-400, parents will end up spending four times this amount over a two and a half year period for disposables.
If money is tight there is a vast network of second-hand nappy suppliers, which can reduce the cost even further.

Washing nappies at home is the cheapest option, but there are also plenty of collection laundry services which cost around £8-10 per week.

For the 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.

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.

Nappi Nippas are manufactured from FDA approved raw materials, a polyester based polyurethane which is degradable on ageing through hydrolysis and/or a microbiological attack.

It contains NO latex or any other adulterant, diluent or modifying polymers. The composition is 100% polyurethane. It is manufactured in South Africa.