FAQs

These are some of the most common questions asked about cloth nappies. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, email us.

Will using cloth nappies cause my baby to get nappy rash?

No. This is a common myth. Nappy rash is caused primarily from not changing a nappy regularly enough. Using cloth nappies helps you be more aware of when your child needs changing. Also cloth nappies are manufactured using natural materials like cotton and bamboo which are better against babies’ skin. Some babies’ skin can become irritated by the chemicals and bleach which are used in the manufacture of disposables.

Will cloth nappies leak?

As with any nappy you must ensure your baby is wearing the correct size. Most cloth nappies come with additional boosters which can be used to add extra absorbency.

Will I really be helping the environment when I am using more water to wash?

This is also another common myth. More water is actually used in the manufacture of disposables than in the washing of reusables (click here for more information). By using cloth nappies you are helping to reduce landfill and soiled liners which are flushed down the toilet ensure that raw sewerage is not disposed of into household rubbish.

I don’t want to spend time scrubbing dirty nappies.

Modern Cloth Nappies are a far cry from the terry towelling flats of the past. You no longer soak, scrub or have to bleach your nappies. Simply rinse and place in a wet bag or dry bucket until ready to wash. Stains are removed by hanging your nappies in the sun, this also acts as a natural steriliser.

Modern Cloth Nappies are more expensive.

Initially your outlay may seem expensive if you compare it with the same amount of disposables, however the long term savings are substantial when you consider that you can reuse them countless times and for more than one child. Click here to view financial benefits.

Cloth nappies look bulky and ugly.

Check out our slide show or visit our shop to discover all the fantastic colours and designs available. Modern Cloth Nappies are functional and funky!

Can I hire a pack for longer than two weeks and if so what are the charges?

Yes, Eco Bums are happy to hire for how ever long you would like. Two weeks is the minimum but any week thereafter is $25.

How do I know the nappies will fit my baby?

Eco Bums have three sizes of packs – newborn, infant and toddler. When you hire a pack it is important to indicate in the space provided the weight of your baby. From this we can determine the best sized pack for you.

I’m not sure I want to hire nappies that have been used on other babies?

We understand this may be a common feeling; however please rest assured that all packs come with strict cleaning instructions and are also washed again by us once returned. As mother’s ourselves we make it our top priority to ensure all products are safe.

If hiring is still not for you we also sell Purchase Packs which contain one nappy of each brand and some accessories.

How can I arrange a demonstration so I can touch and feel the nappies before I hire them?

Contact us and we will arrange a time that best suits you.

Is there any obligation to hire at a demonstration?

Absolutely not – Eco Bums wants to spread the word about the great benefits of MCNs – hiring or purchasing is totally up to you.

 

 

 

 

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