Did you know that conventional diapers are seriously harmful for the environment as they take 500 years to decompose? Shocking, isn’t it? Imagine what all those harsh chemicals are doing to your little one’s sensitive skin? If you, like us, have been searching high and low for places to buy biodegradable or earth-friendly diapers, you’ve come to the right place. Read on for our round-up of the best diaper brands that will keep baby’s skin (and Mother Earth) happy…
This is a popular one amongst mums who are keen to be more eco-friendly and looking for a pocket-friendly option. Charlie Banana (top image) offers a 2-in-1 reusable diaper system. Each cloth diaper is washable and can be used over and over again, all you have to do is change the inserts, which you can do with ease thanks to the front flap opening. They come in bright, colourful prints and also in swimwear form, which means your kewpie will be showstopper at the pool!
Charlie Banana, available online at BabyOnline, Pupsik Studio and Mothercare; www.charliebanana.com
This nappy brand from the UK prides itself on giving babies the healthiest start to life. Its biodegradable nappies are a bestseller, especially since they contain 30% less chemicals than standard ones. Plus, they’re also infused with chamomile, which is soothing on baby’s sensitive skin.
Beaming Baby, available online at Green Pal; www.beamingbaby.co.uk
Looking for something snazzy and unique? Bumwear cloth diapers come in a range of cool batik prints. Its founder, Rita, is mum to five young kids (wow!), and all their designs are hand-printed in Bali.
Bumwear, #03-156 Marina Square Shopping Mall, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594, p. 6251 0631; www.bumwear.com
Moo Moo Kow
We love this Singapore-born brand for its colourful cloth diaper options. Made from comfortable materials that are easy to maintain, these diapers keep baby cool even in the most humid of days. The best part? All purchases come with a 1-year warranty.
Moo Moo Kow, available online from Pupsik Studios, and at various locations in Singapore; www.moomookow.com
Safe, sustainable, and free from toxins and chlorine, these biodegradable diapers aren’t just super absorbent (lasts up to 8-10 hours), they’re fashionable too. Made just across the causeway, your tot can toddle around in these breathable organic diapers in confidence and good conscience.
Offspring Natural, available online and at various locations in Malaysia; www.offspringnatural.com
These cloth diapers from Sunny Baby come in the most cheery designs (think polka dots, hearts and animal print). With an easy-peasy snap closure, we think this would be a very cute choice for your fashion-forward little ones.
Sunny Baby Diapers, available online at qoo10; www.sunbabydiapers.com
Bringing your little ones out for a full-day picnic? Dress them in a cheeky leopard-print diaper from Alva Baby for all-day comfort. These cloth diapers are made of soft, highly absorbent and breathable material, so we guarantee you’ll have peace of mind.
Alva Baby Cloth Diapers, available online at myprecioustots.com; www.alvababy.com
Pamper your darlings with diapers from seventh generation – they contain no fragrances, inks, petroleum-based lotions or chlorine processing. Whether you’ve got a noisy newborn or a playful toddler on your hands, they’ll enjoy moving about with ease thanks seventh generation.
seventh generation, available online at SuperNature; www.seventhgeneration.com
Top image: Charlie Banana
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