I have a love – hate relationship with disposable nappies. I feel guilty about using them, but they are totally invaluable in many situations and it would seem I am not alone. So when we did the callout for testers to trial the Nature Babycare eco-disposable nappies, we were inundated with volunteers. The popular brands Huggies and Babylove perform well, so to bring a new disposable nappy out which can compete with the price and performance of these brands, and bring eco-credentials into the mix is a pretty tall order. We have finished our nappy trial and the results are surprising. Find out how our testers got on.
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The latest trial results are in. The Little Takas testing panel have been scrutinising these little gems for the past couple of months. All panel members stated that they would use these nappies again and recommend them to friends. The main points of difference with these nappies was the soft texture and fit, particularly around the legs. So if you are interested in these eco disposable nappies check out what the testers had to say about Little Takas.
Environmentally friendly disposable nappies are edging onto supermarket shelves alongside the familiar sight of brands such as Huggies and Babylove. Unlike the dominant brands, which have large marketing budgets, Nature Babycare has built awareness by word of mouth and has some innovative marketing techniques. One such initiative is their Ambassador program which gives back to the consumer. So how is Nature Babycare different? Who wants to join our trial panel?
Biodegradable baby rattles were only some of the fabulous eco-friendly baby products that we came across at the Eco Baby Expo in Luna Park Sydney. It was great to see so many inspirational products under one roof. We chatted with many of the stall holders and had a great time testing, sniffing and sampling. Here’s a few of our favourites.
When in the supermarket there is a depressing lack of eco-friendly disposable nappies. At last this is about to change. Last week saw the launch of Little Takas 90 per cent biodegradable nappy range. Unlike conventional nappies Little Takas nappies are made of viscose and corn based fibre that will decompose within 6 months in an aerobic environment.
Modern cloth nappies are fantastic, I’m a big fan. What makes these so good is that they are ‘one size fits all’ which means you don’t have to replace them as your baby grows, keeping the costs down. Like all businesses this one started out small, with the founder Shell Fowler initially making her nappies for friends and family, and then the word spread. Here we find out how two passionate Australian mums came up with the idea for these modern cloth eco-nappies and why they got into the baby bum business.
The fourth annual Reusable Nappy Week is on from the 12th to the 18th of October. During this week various displays and information sessions are being run throughout Australia to give parents a chance to see a large selection of modern variables on reusable nappies. There are plenty of reasons to convert to cloth, a significant one being that a child in disposables creates two tonnes of landfill waste while in nappies. More concerning is that research has shown that disposable nappies have possible links to infertility and testicular cancer. Read on for more reasons to give cloth nappies a go.
There are definitely benefits to both nappy types. My mum recounted to me a story she had read in the news about toddlers turning up to playgroup not [...]