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Disposable Nappies versus Cloth Nappies

Every mum has to make decisions about her baby's care based on what her mum did, what her friends tell her, and her intuition. The battle over whether cloth nappies are better for babies than disposable nappies and vice versa has gone on for years. Here are the opinions on both sides with which most mothers are most familiar.

 

The Benefits of Cloth Nappies

  • Yes, mums can still acquire cloth nappies made from terry cloth, cotton, and flannel. These are available already folded into a liner or come as a nappy with an attached cover.
  • There are still nappy services in many cities. These companies rent cloth nappies, wash them, and deliver them to the mother's home. The charge averages approximately £2500 a year.
  • If you buy cloth nappies and take care of washing, drying, and folding yourself, you will spend an average of £200 during the time your baby wears nappies.
  • Cloth nappies, when washed with organic laundry detergent, have no added dyes or chemicals.
  • Nappies made of fabric are not extremely absorbent, which means moms will need to change nappies much more often.
  • Some say their babies have fewer rashes when they wear cloth nappies.
  • The fact that children can feel the wetness more when a cloth nappy is covering them may shorten the time it takes to potty-train your young one.
  • From time to time, the tabs on disposable nappies can pull off at exactly the time when a mother has no spares or nothing to use to seal the nappy sides together.
  • Disposables make up 3.4 million tons of landfill waste each year.
  • Disposables are not biodegradable.

 

 

The Benefits of Disposable Nappies

  • Cloth nappies require a little more effort to change than disposable nappies.
  • The all-in-one cloth nappies are more expensive than the disposables.
  • Cloth nappies require washing two or three extra loads of laundry per week.
  • The additional wash-loads will demand more water and electricity, as well.
  • Using cloth nappies when you are "out and about" means carting around dirty nappies until you return home.
  • More severe and more frequent cases of nappy rash can occur for babies who wear cloth nappies.

 

 

As you can see, the type of nappies you choose is a bit of a conundrum. Mothers should make their own decisions based on what seems most sensible to them. Too bad babies don't come with a manual, right?

 

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Slumbersac sleeping bag with feet

Slumbersac sleeping bag with feet

As children grow and start to take their first steps, they need all the help they can get. Slumbersac sleeping bags with feet are great for helping your child as they learn to walk and explore their world for the first time! Toddlers can enjoy the comfort and security of their sleeping bag while still being able to move about freely

Slumbersac’s sleeping bags with feet are just like their normal sleep bags but with openings for feet so children can walk around while staying in their bag! The innovative sleeping bags are designed so that your child's feet fit inside the sleeping bag when sleeping and when they wake up they can pop their feet through the openings and walk or crawl around in it!

You can also get your little one into their bag and ready for bed nice and early but they will still have the freedom to play until you’re ready to put them down! Likewise in the morning, they can run around happily in their bag until it’s time to get ready.

Made to the same high standards as all Slumbersac’s other sleeping bags, they are made from soft 100% jersey cotton, lined with 100% cotton and are padded with soft quick-dry polyester fleece. They also offer a selection of designs in muslin, which are perfect for the hot Summer months.

The sleeping bags with feet come in a variety of prints and the option of name embroidery enables you to personalize the sleeping bag with your little one’s name.

Sleeping bags with feet are available in five sizes from 12 months – 6 years.

12 – 18 months / 80cm with poppers (measured from shoulder to the feet)
18 – 24 months / 90cm (measured from shoulder to the feet)
24 – 36 months / 100cm (measured from shoulder to the feet)
3-4 years / 110 cm (measured from shoulder to the feet)
5-6 years / 120 cm (measured from shoulder to the feet)

Sleeping bags with feet are available in four weights:

• Light weight / approx. 0.5 tog. These muslin bags are completely unpadded and suitable for use in hot summer months and in room temperatures above 24 degrees. Perfect for summer holidays!
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• Standard weight / approx. 2.5 tog.These bags are padded and suitable for general year-round use in room temperatures between 15 and 21 degrees.
• Winter weight / approx. 3.5 tog. These bags are sleeveless and have a very warm padding. They are suitable for room temperatures below 18 degrees.

Slumbersac sleeping bags are of exceptional quality and are exclusively designed by their in-house UK design team. With a winning combination of quality, value, safety and comfort, Slumbersac is your number one choice for sleeping bags for babies and children!

Slumbersac sleeping bags with feet are priced from £18.99. You can view the full range atwww.slumbersac.co.uk

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