The bad news about Plastic-lined disposable nappies
Disposable nappies lined in plastic are made from synthetic fibres that contain bleaches, harmful chemicals and highly toxic dioxins which are now known to be harmful to a baby’s skin.
Another worrying factor is that a plastic disposable nappy may take up to 500 years to biodegrade!
Cloth nappies are good because they are biodegradable and soft and safe, and can be made from cotton, hemp, wool, silk and even bamboo fibres!
They create less nappy rash while the absorbent gel material in plastic disposables can make the nappy feel dry even when it is wet! Parents are tempted to let the nappy remain longer on the child exposing it to ammonia, which urine produces as it breaks down, and which can irritate skin and cause nappy rash!
Cotton nappies can be used for two or more children as they can be washed and reused up to 200 times and then used as lint-free cleaning rags!
Even the manufacturing of biodegradable nappies causes far less harm to the planet that plastic disposables since no bleaching agents are used.