Q: Why should I use Cloth Nappies?
A: Most people choose to use cloth nappies for either environmental or
economical reasons (or both!)
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 Zealand.
Some quick maths...
Disposable nappies range in price from $0.30- $1.11 depending on size, absorbance and pattern**. If the average newborn uses 7-10 nappies per day (average 8.5), this equals a yearly spend of $930.00 - $3445.00 on nappies alone!
Baby Tree nappies cost between $20.00-$29.90 depending on order size.
15-20 nappies are usually recommended for people wanting to use reusable nappies full time. This equals $400.00 if you buy 20 nappies in bulk, or $598.00 if you were to purchase them one at a time (which isn't necessary using our handy afterpay function!!)
Although reusable nappies have a bigger start up cost; Baby Tree 'all-in-one' nappies have an adjustable fit, and, with proper care should last through newborn to toddler stage with multiple children.
Q: How many Baby Tree nappies will I need?
A: Newborns will generally use 7-10 nappies per day. Older babies use around 4-
6 nappies. A bonus with using Baby Tree nappies is that they are a one size
fits most*. Using the adjustable snaps at the front, they can be converted from
newborn to toddler as your child grows. This means that you don't need to buy
different sized nappies, which is a lot more affordable!
If you are planning to use reusable nappies...
- Some of the time:You will need around 5 nappy changes
- Part time on home days:You will need 8 – 10 nappy changes
- Full Time:You will need 15 – 20 nappies if washing every 2-3 days
- Using Liners: 10 Reusable lines will be plenty to get you started.
Q: AIO vs AI2, what's the difference?
A: The AIO and AI2 nappies are almost identical. The AIO has the bamboo absorbent inner stitched into the nappy, and it is "stuffed" inside the extra large pocket for use.
The AI2 is exactly the same, except the bamboo absorbent inner is attached to the shell (outer layer) by 2 domes, and then "stuffed' into the extra large pocket for use. This means the insert can be "snapped out" and changed to something more or less absorbent, or used by itself as a swim nappy.
lasts 3-4 hours for most babies. If your child is a particularly heavy wetter or
experiencing a growth spurt, you may need to change more frequently or could
*True for most, but due to the wide range of babies shapes and sizes this cannot
**From countdown online shopping website