- On average a baby will use around 5,000 nappies (based on an average use of 50 nappies per week for a newborn and 35 per week for an older baby – this calculation is based on a 2 ½ year period)
- For a 2 ½ year period disposable nappies will cost around £800*
- There are additional costs associated with the disposal (usually landfill) of disposable nappies which is paid for through council taxes.
* These prices are based on Mothercare offers 2007 Spring Catalogue
Real Nappies can cost as little as £40 for traditional terry towelling nappies, rubber pants and pins. However, for the shaped and pocket system they will cost in the region of £200.
We would recommend that you contact a local agent, or stockist that will allow you to trial several different types of nappies before you decide which nappy system to choose. A cost effective, and environmentally friendly way to try nappies is to visit NCT nearly new sales, or go to an online nappy auction site such as www.usednappies.co.uk
You may wish to visit In your Area to see if there any incentive schemes to assist with the cost of your nappies, or contact your local Credit Union.
Should you have any queries please Contact Us