The Real Cost of Reusable Nappies

Reusable Nappies - The Real Cost

With living expenses rising all round, we’re all starting to feel the pinch! Cutting down on those little extras feels like a sensible thing to do, but what about the essentials? Nappies are a non-negotiable when you’ve got a little one, and you might be considering whether reusables or disposables are the cheaper option.  

In this blog, we’ll explore the true cost of reusable nappies compared to disposables and why making the switch is a win-win for both your wallet and the planet. 

The Initial Investment 
It's true that reusable nappies require an upfront investment, but don't let that deter you. There are a range of affordable options to fit your budget, from trial kits and starter packs to cutting down on components.  

Consider it as an investment in your baby's future and the environment. We use durable, high-quality materials which mean your TotsBots reusable nappies will last from birth to potty, saving you from constant repurchasing. And when your little one has finished potty training, they can be used on the next tot (and the one after that!). 

Energy Costs   
One of the most common misconceptions about reusable nappies is that washing them consumes a lot of energy. However, with modern energy-efficient washing machines, the impact is far less than you might think. 

Using current energy prices (July 2023) as a basis, if you were to wash a full load of 30 nappies, the cost would work out at approximately 0.88p per nappy - that’s less than 1p per nappy, per wash!* 

To help minimise energy consumption: 

1. Wash full loads 
2. Use lower temperatures 
3. Line dry whenever possible.  

By doing so, you can further reduce your environmental footprint. 

The Cost Comparison 
Let's break it down! On average, a baby will need around 5,000 to 6,000 nappy changes from birth to potty training. 

TotsBots offers a comprehensive range of reusable nappies, and let's assume you opt the Bamboozle Two Part Complete Set at £329.95, which contains everything you need to use cloth nappies, day and night.  

On the other hand, disposable nappies cost around £0.20 to £0.30 each. Over the same period, using disposables would cost you a staggering £1,000 to £1,500+! 

Hidden Costs of Disposables 
The cost of disposables doesn't end with the purchase price. You'll also need to consider the ongoing expense of nappy cream, disposable wipes, and nappy disposal bags, which all add up over time. 

Furthermore, the environmental impact of disposable nappies is significant. It is estimated that a single disposable nappy can take up to 500 years to breakdown! 

Environmental Impact 
Choosing TotsBots reusable nappies means reducing your carbon footprint and helping to protect the planet for future generations. 

TotsBots nappies are made from sustainable materials, and their commitment to ethical production ensures you're making a responsible choice. 

Making the switch to TotsBots reusable nappies is not just a smart financial decision; it's a decision that reflects your concern for the environment and your child's well-being. While reusable nappies do require some energy from washing, the overall cost and environmental benefits far outweigh the initial investment. When you choose to reuse, you’re part of the movement to create a cleaner and greener world for our little ones. 

Remember, when it comes to nappies, it's not just about saving pounds, but saving the planet too! 

Source: The Friendly Eco 

Reusable Nappies - The Real Cost