As Britain faces a cost of living crisis, parents across the country will be looking for ways to save money. If you have a newborn or very young child, you’ll know that one of your biggest expenses is nappies.
It probably feels like you’re buying multiple packs of nappies every single week. And they’re so expensive!
But what if there was a way to get all the nappies you’ll ever need at once, meaning you never have to buy another pack again?
This is indeed possible if you switch to reusable nappies. Yet if you’ve never used reusable nappies before, you might be wondering how they work, and how much they cost. So we put this short guide together to demonstrate how reusable nappies can help you save money.
Do Reusable Nappies Save Money?
Yes! Reusable nappies can save you money. Despite having a higher up-front cost, over the course of your child’s time in nappies, the savings will start building. According to Money Helper, across one child’s 2.5 years of nappy-wearing, reusable nappies can save on average £1,475 when compared to disposables.
How Reusable Nappies Can Help You Save Money
With standard nappies, you’ll buy a new pack whenever you need to. And once that pack’s run out, you’ll have to buy another one before long.
But with reusable nappies, once your baby’s used the nappy, instead of throwing it out you’ll wash it, then dry it. After this, you’ll be able to use the nappy again.
And this is where reusable nappies can help you save money. If you buy enough to meet your needs, that’s it. You won’t ever have to buy any more.
Read our full guide to how reusable nappies work.
How Many Reusable Nappies Do I Need?
Roughly, you should aim to have between 15 and 25 reusable nappies for a newborn or a young baby and between 12 and 15 reusable nappies for a toddler.
To find out exactly how many you need, think about just how many nappies your baby gets through. Not all babies are the same. But as a general rule, newborn babies get through the most nappies, but they’ll need increasingly fewer as they get older.
- Your baby’s age, and the number of nappies they get through each day
- How often you plan on washing your nappies (e.g. a load of washing a day, or a load every other day)
- How quickly you can dry the nappies
Read our full guide to how many reusable nappies you’ll need.
How Much Are Reusable Nappies?
Our range of reusable nappies come at the following prices:
- One nappy costs £4.50 – £6.00
- A set of 4 nappies costs £22.00
- A small starter set costs £40.00, and a large starter set costs £110
- Our Big Reusable Bundle Pack costs £75.00
So the upfront costs of buying reusable nappies might be higher than the upfront cost of a pack of disposable nappies. But remember – once you get all the reusable nappies you need, you’ll never have to buy another pack again. So you’ll start to see the savings in no time at all.
Our reusable nappies are available in a range of colours and designs, and we also stock a selection of boosters, wet bags, and other accessories. Browse our full range of reusable nappies.