If you've ever heard of how hard it was in the previous centuries to do cloth nappies, it would be enough to turn you off for life! But that isn't how it is anymore!!!
Gone are the days of soaking, scrubbing, ironing and folding! Thanks to the modern marvels of design and innovation, we can bring you a product that is both absorbent, functional and easy to use!
Modern Fabrics like Microfleece and Suedecloth are used on the inside which allow liquid to pass through while letting baby's skin breathe and stay dry! This avoids nappy rash and lets baby enjoy wearing their nappies for longer.
Revolutionary fabrics such as "Coolaboo" are used as absorbent inserts to allow the nappy to have maximum absorbency as well as maximum convenience by allowing it to tailor the absorbency level to your child's needs. These inserts also come out to allow you to dry the nappy in parts to speed the drying process up!
The nappies now "Snap" on using little plastic snaps that allow you to change the size and fit to perfectly suit your child's growing size and shape. So much so that they can be sized from Newborn to Potty training sizes! These snaps are on the outside of the cover which is waterproofed on the inside and cute on the outside!
The Love Bugz nappy itself is a pocket Nappy. It has a waterproof outer fabric (PUL Lined), keeping leeks at bay. It has a water repellent liner made of Suedecloth (A polyester blend fabric) that keeps baby feeling dry and prevents nappy rash. Between these 2 layers is a pocket in the back gusset where you insert the required number of "boosters" or "inserts" to tailor the absorbency to your child. These inserts are the absorbent part of the nappy. There are 2 with each nappy and are the rectangular shaped pieces of material that sit between the baby's legs. The extra length in Love Bugz' nappy inserts allows front, back and side sleepers of both sexes to get the maximum absorbency!
What are the Advantages to using Love Bugz Nappies?
With the average Aussie bum needing 5000 Nappies from Birth to Potty training, this adds up to a minimum of $2500 if you are totally organised and hit the specials every week... but this doesn't include the times where you run out and buy 1 nappy from local servo or a very expensive mini pack from the local chemist. Buying a complete package of Nappies for all your needs from Love Bugz allows you to pay yourself for the priveledge of doing cloth... A big pay day of $2000 per child! That works out to a $50 per month saving if you use them for 3 years and $80 per month saving if you use them for 2 years!
You don't pay for convenience with Dispossable nappies either. These calculations don't take into consideration the extra cost you invest in time and fuel in driving to and from the shops or the disposal costs involved with throwing away a disposable nappy... Think that it works out much for muchness when you include detergent and time spent maintaining your nappy stash? Think again! You use 1/2 or less of the amount of powder for a normal wash. With water, detergent and electricity included this only works out to:
Electric Water heater: approx. $0.34/load
Gas water heater: approx. $0.10/load
Total washing costs=$36.00-$122.40 depending on your water heater
Another bonus and savings...If you use cloth wipes instead of disposable, you'll save a minimum of $3 a month if you are using the thin generic wipes. A single box of the really nice wipes are around $4 and it's easy to use 2 boxes a month! If you use our cloth wipes you will save an additional $250 per child!
Healthier for baby!
What should be of serious concern to all parents are the toxic chemicals present in disposable nappies. Dioxin, which in various forms has been shown to cause cancer, birth defects, liver damage, skin diseases, and genetic damage, is a by-product of the paper-bleaching process used in manufacturing disposable nappies. Trace quantities may even exist in the nappies themselves!
Dioxin is listed by the EPA as the most toxic of cancer related chemicals. Disposable nappies contain Tributyl-tin (TBT) - a toxic pollutant known to cause hormonal problems in humans and animals. Disposable nappies also contain sodium polyacrylate. If you have ever seen the gel-like, super absorbant crystals in a disposable, then you have seen this first hand. Sodium polyacrylate is the same substance that was removed from tampons because of its link to toxic shock syndrome.
No studies have been done on the long-term effects of this chemical being in contact with a baby's reproductive organs 24 hours a day for upwards of two years. Studies have also been done to show that the chemical emissions from disposable nappies can cause respiratory problems in children. Cloth nappies, on the other hand, are free of the many chemicals contained in disposable nappies.
In their September 2005 issue the American Academy of Pediatrics magazine, not exactly known for being a a promoter of natural health care, published an article about Diaper Dye Dermatitis. You can see some of the rashes these dyes and chemicals can cause in sensitive babies here.
In a nutshell - Every disposable nappy that has ever been used is still in existance. Ewww...!
Over 136kgs of wood, 22kgs of petroleum feedstocks and 9kgs of chlorine are used to produce disposable nappies for one baby EACH YEAR.
There is a cup of crude oil in every disposable nappy made.
We know that this is bad for the environment once we put them in landfill, but what about before it gets there? Check this link out for a complete presentation on the journey of a disposable nappy from the craddle to the grave...HERE
Cut the contents of your garbage bin in half and avoid the awful smell... just use cloth!
Don't ever be stuck with nothing to put on your baby! Having your own stash of cloth nappies means that when your newborn has an explosion in their nappy at 2am, you've always got a nappy on hand! No more running to the shops and paying the inflated convenience store prices!
Don't fill your boot with boxes of nappies when they are on special - save that space for more fun things like books and toys that you'll be able to afford with all the savings!
Found that your baby has had a growth spurt overnight!? Still have half a box of the last size and none of the new ones? You don't have to worry about that with the One-Size-Fits-Most System that is Love Bugz nappies! Just snap it to whatever size you find your child in!
Have you SEEN how cute our nappies at Love Bugz are!? See HERE
So how easy are they to look after? Just take a look at our Care instructions to see!!