The majority of us are, or one day will be, parents. The pleasures of broken nights, babies spitting out food and nappies are all too clear in most of our minds. But how many of us stop to consider what happens to all the waste nappies and wipes when we’ve finished with them?
The answer is they go to landfill. It’s not such a great solution, the refuse collectors have to dispose of them for us (it’s bad enough when they’re your own, never mind someone else’s) and then they sit and fester in a big hole in the ground. Whichever way we look at it this is not the best solution.
There is a better way. Modern washable nappies are tailored to fit your baby, are a good comfortable fit and are leak free. They are also easy to keep clean and fresh with modern cleaning methods. There is also a substantial saving, once you’ve bought your reusable nappies there is only minimal expenditure from then onwards. You have to learn to manage your washing, but we do that anyway, don’t we?
If you would like to learn more about using real nappies either give us a call at the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust or come to our Baby Fair in Swindon at the Steam museum on 1 & 2 October. Entry to the fair is free and there will be children’s entertainment and also free car parking for the first 250 visitors.
For more information on climate change contact Wiltshire Wildlife Trust’s Environment Action Team on 01793 814823 or visit us online at www.wiltshirewildlife.org