Making parenting choices that are environmentally friendly is a priority for many of us, but would you consider making the switch to biodegradable disposable nappies?
Living an environmentally conscious life and being a modern parent are two things that can often feel at odds with each other. With all the clothes, bottles, and toys our little ones go through, not to mention the countless nappies that they require, we can’t help but cringe when we think of where it all might end up!
It’s pretty confronting to realise that traditional plastic nappies can take up to 500 years to break down. Biodegradable disposable nappies offer a sustainable alternative, made from natural materials that can break down in significantly less time than their plastic counterparts without compromising on protection or performance. Not all are created equal however! Whilst some nappies claim to be made from biodegradable, naturally sourced materials, many are only 40%-60% biodegradable, so how do you know you are making the right choice?
What Are Biodegradable Disposable Nappies?
While most disposable nappies are made of plastic, biodegradable alternatives like Ecorginal's Eco-Friendly Nappies are made with 90% plant-based materials. As the world's first plastic neutral nappy company, Ecoriginals ensure that every layer is naturally sourced, right down to the glue. As no part of the nappy is wrapped in plastic, it is able to biodegrade in optimum conditions in as little as 90 days. When you compare that to the 500 years of a regular plastic nappy it's pretty impressive!
Unlike many of their competitors, Ecoriginals are transparent about what is in every layer of their biodegradable disposable nappies, with a cornstarch top sheet, FSC wood pulp core, cotton blended waistband, and a 100% cotton back sheet, making them a world-leading 90% biodegradable.
In many cases, the opportunity to maximise sustainability with every part of the product is missed, but even the packaging of the Ecoriginals Eco-Friendly Nappies can be composted. If you don't have composting facilities at home, the packaging provides an excellent solution for used nappies to be wrapped in, further supporting the breakdown of all materials once used. It's a sustainable parenting dream!
Is It Worth Making The Switch?
If you’re worried that biodegradable disposable nappies just won't stack up against their traditional plastic alternatives, check out our top reasons why you won't regret trying them for yourself.
The first concern for many parents when considering making the switch to biodegradable disposable nappies is that they just won't be absorbent enough to ensure comfort and dryness. The absorbency of Ecoriginals Eco-Friendly Nappies is supported by unique Plantcell Technology™ that holds over 900ml of liquid in its core, keeping the skin dry and rash-free.
Whilst other brands use a combination of plastic and plant-based materials in their top layer, Ecoriginals cornstarch top layer is perfect for sensitive skin, providing optimum comfort each and every time. A happy bum equals a happy mum!
Fresh And Breathable
Breathability is an essential priority in the search for a nappy that is absorbent and gentle on the skin. By selecting natural materials for their biodegradable disposable nappies, Ecoriginals ground-breaking products are breathable and allow effective airflow thanks to the cotton and corn starch top sheet and back sheet. They contain no phthalates, no fragrances, no dioxins, no bleach, no lotions, and are non-toxic, with nothing harmful or irritating to delicate skin. You really can have the best of both worlds!
Convenient Delivery In A Few Clicks!
The best part about making the switch to biodegradable disposable nappies is that they are now just as easy to purchase as traditional disposable options - maybe even easier! The Ecoriginals Eco-Friendly Nappies are available in stores and pharmacies around Australia.
They can also be purchased online via the Ecoriginals website as a one-time order, or you can subscribe and save for convenient delivery when you need it right to your door. There's also the option to purchase a trial pack with free shipping so you can put them to the test before committing to a more permanent switch.
There are so many reasons to consider replacing your traditional plastic nappies with biodegradable disposable alternative instead, so try the Ecoriginals Eco-Friendly Nappies for yourself today and take your sustainable parenting to the next level!
Would you consider making the switch to biodegradable nappies? Let us know in the comments!