Why Make the Switch to Modern Cloth Nappies?

Why Make the Switch to Modern Cloth Nappies?

It’s no secret that having a baby means going through a lot of nappies! Over time, regular nappy changes are likely to leave you with a high shopping bill and a heavy environmental impact.

But what if we told you that nappies didn’t have to be expensive or wasteful? What if it was possible to choose a cost-effective and eco-friendly alternative? Well, that’s exactly what we’re telling you. Say hello to modern cloth nappies!

Modern cloth nappies are washable and reusable, making it much easier to care for your baby and their world without needing to spend a small fortune.

So what are the benefits of making the switch from disposable to reusable?

What are modern cloth nappies?

Modern cloth nappies are just what they sound like! Often made using organic cotton and bamboo, these nappies generally consist of a patterned outer shell, an absorbent insert, and a biodegradable liner (if you choose to use one).

Unlike disposable options, cloth nappies are designed to be used again and again. They’re available in a range of fun prints, designs, and styles, so there sure to be an option that suits your child.

Choosing reusable nappies is the best way to reduce the carbon footprint of babyhood.  

Are they easy to use?

Just like disposable nappies, modern cloth nappies are easy to use, an important consideration for any busy parent.

While the cloth nappies of days gone by might have been difficult to clean, modern cloth nappies are designed for easy washing and rinsing. Modern cloth nappies are also tailored for absorbency. This means that you can trust them to do the job of preventing mess.

Washable nappies should be cleaned by storing in a dry-pail until you're ready to wash. Be sure to check out our care and washing guide to get the most out of your reusable nappies. 

Being kinder to the environment

Every year, millions of disposable nappies end up in landfill, with plastics and other materials taking hundreds of years to break down and releasing carbon emissions that are harmful to the environment.

The key to reducing the eco impact of single-use nappies is switching to a reusable option! Cloth nappies can be used again and again, meaning that fewer nappies go to waste and contribute to environmental pollution.

In addition to this, producing disposable nappies relies on large amounts of water and energy. Even with cleaning requirements, home-washed reusable nappies are the most water-efficient nappy option.

By washing and reusing cloth nappies, you can take important steps to protect the world your baby will grow up in. Saving the world is all the more important when you have a little one to look after!

Avoiding harsh chemicals

Unfortunately, many disposable nappies are still made using bleaches and other harsh chemicals, which give them their white colour and high absorbency.

Chemical products could be damaging to your baby’s delicate skin, increasing the risk of nappy rash and other uncomfortable abrasions. What’s the answer? Something natural, of course!

The best reusable nappies are usually manufactured using organic cotton and bamboo materials, which are selected as gentle and non-toxic alternatives to single-use materials.  

Reusable nappies are designed to limit the use of chemicals, helping to keep your baby healthy and happy.

Reducing long-term costs

Before long, stocking up on disposable nappy supplies can become an expensive exercise, raising grocery bills and leaving a serious dent in your savings.

While cloth nappies might be slightly more expensive than disposable options in the short-term, they can actually save you money over time, as modern cloth nappies can be reused many times before needing to be repaired or replaced. 

Reusable nappies allow you to put a cap on nappy expenses, choosing higher-quality products that are made to last. By investing in a high quality reuseable nappy, you'll have a great stash to last multiple children too!

By reducing the need to spend on nappies, you can save plenty of cash that could be better used to fund the things that matter, like your child’s education, a play centre membership, or even a generous supply of Christmas presents!


Making the switch to modern cloth nappies is the secret to looking after the environment, avoiding nasty chemicals, and reducing nappy costs.

Are you ready to ditch disposables in favour of a more sustainable option? At Ella & Maeve, we have plenty of modern cloth nappies for you to choose from!

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