Want your nappies to be eco-friendly? We've rounded up some great reusable diapers that are gentle on your baby’s bottom – and the planet.
Did you know babies can go through an average of 2500 nappies in their first year? Now multiply that by the number of babies in Singapore… and then worldwide. Shocking, isn’t it? If you want to do you bit to help save the planet, then you may want to consider ditching the disposables and opting for reusable diapers. And, if you spend loads of time in the pool because of the tropical heat, how about washable swim diapers, too? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Read on for our round-up of the best reusable diaper brands to help keep baby – and Mother Earth – happy…
Best reusable diapers and swim nappies in Singapore
1. Little Lalang
This homegrown brand by two Singapore-based mums was started with the simple goal to go green and sustainable. Bringing their personal experiences to the fore, they decided to stock plenty of sustainable wear for the tinies. And with the amount of waste generated today, we say this is really an answer to our prayers! Expect to find easy-to-wear, high-quality cloth diapers to swim diapers on offer. Psst, you also get free local shipping for orders above $100.
2. Little Kooma
This Singapore baby product brand is all-too-familiar amongst us mums and dads. Did you know it also stocks up on some snazzy-reusable baby nappy designs? Yup! We’re talking nappies with extra absorbency for heavy wetters, and an easy-to-adjust snap system, and it grows with your bub till toddler age. That’s a lot of positives packed in a nappy! Plus, it’s available for less than $10 a pop. We’re sold!
Pupsik is a favourite pit stop amongst Singapore mums and dads for all those nifty toy essentials. Have you checked out its wide range of swim diapers yet? We are talking over 20 designs to choose from. Aren’t we spoilt for choice? The diapers are comfy and absorbent, with snug-fitting elastic at the waist and legs to protect from a leaky avalanche. Foof! Plus, with their grow-with-bub design (fits bubs newborn-two years old), you won’t have to dispose of them every few months. Psst, Pupsik has cute reusable training diapers on offer too!
4. AquaNappy by Konfidence
Hit up Konfidence for some pretty adorable one-size-fits-all (baby to toddler) swimwear, aka, AquaNappy. We love that it’s reusable, eco-friendly and adjustable with a velcro sash and poppers. So let your bub have a splashing good time in the pool, and rest assured that the tiniest of accidents will be taken care of.
Alva Baby makes a wide range of cloth, reusable diapers from soft, highly absorbent and breathable material. It also makes oh-so cute washable swim diapers in amazing prints, too (pictured above). Meaning peace of mind around the clock for all those thrills and spills! Buy them online from the site, or check out Amazon and My Precious Tots.
6. Bambino Mio
We’re personal fans of the swim diapers from Bambino Mio and found they really stood the test of time – and lots of washes! Made in the US, the brand ships to Singapore, so online shopping is easy-peasy. As for your standard reusable diapers, the award-winning miosolo is a simple, stylish and super soft all-in-one cloth diaper that grows with your little one from baby to toddler. Also good for training pants when you start potty training!
7. Moo Moo Kow
We love this Singapore-born brand for its colourful reusable diaper options. Born from the passion of mums who wanted to make a difference, it’s been in the cloth diaper business since 2007. Looking for swim diapers, nappy liners and training pants? Moo Moo Kow stocks them all… and more!
8. Close Parent
Award-winning reusable nappies brand Close Parent is another great recommendation for cloth diapers, and also makes swim diapers for safe splash time. We love the Pop-In range’s cool colours and patterns… they certainly make diaper change time more pleasurable! Find them at Agape Babies and Mums and Babes.
Want to shop small and support local? Set up by a mum, Bumwear started off as a small business that now has three boutiques in Singapore and online stores in Indonesia and the US. These award-winning reusable diapers give parents a fuss-free environmentally-friendly alternative to disposable nappies. Available in lots of cool prints, these one-size diapers will grow with your baby up to toddlerhood. Boutiques are in Changi, Marina Square and Loyang Point. Check the site for swim diapers, too.
10. Charlie Banana
Priding itself as an eco-conscious brand, Charlie Banana boasts an impressive range of stylish and functional reusable diapers and swim diapers. These nappies have wide back and leg elastics to keep them snug and prevent leaks – the dreaded poonami! Since 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.
Thank you for saving the earth, parents!