Cloth Nappy Facts

Nappy Facts For You

Did you know:

  • A baby is changed around 6000 times in 2.5 years
  • There are 145,000 babies in NZ in nappies under 2.5 years
  • The average used disposable weighs in at 200g
  • Some council figures indicate disposables make up 11% - 14% of the domestic waste stream
  • Cloth Nappies do not require, folding, soaking or pins
  • Cloth nappies are 40% better for the environment than disposables
  • Cloth nappies provide a zero waste alternative to disposables
  • Disposable nappies should have any solids removed before disposing in the general waste
  • There are 25% more parents using cloth nappies now than there were 5 years ago
  • A family can save $4000 per child by using cloth nappies
  • Parents have control of the environmental impact of cloth nappies
  • If every baby had just one cloth nappy change per day, this would prevent 1 Million disposables from going to land fill every week in New Zealands