Friday, October 1, 2010

Advantages of Terry Nappies

One of the most amazing times in a woman’s life is when she finds out she is expecting. It is also a time when a woman has to make important decisions - working outside of the home or stay-at-home/work-at-home mum, breastfed or bottle (and will she express breastmilk), crib/cot or family bed, natural birth or take pain relief, and disposable or cloth nappies? Each expectant mother needs to choose what is right for her and her family and every mother’s situation will be different. There are no textbook answers to parenting. There are, however, many helpful resources available to help each mother make educated decisions.

Terry nappies are an excellent choice for baby's nappy needs.  There are many advantages to using terry nappies. Nappy contents go where they should go instead of into the landfill. If used and cared for properly, cloth nappies are more environmentally friendly than their disposable counterparts. Cloth nappies are cost effective, especially if you have more than one child. When your children have all outgrown the need for nappies, you can resell them to other parents or use them to clean other messes around the house. When wearing a cloth nappy, there are not harsh chemicals against your baby’s bottom - just all natural fibers! And let’s face it, cloth nappies are more fun than disposables because they are available in various styles, colours and patterns.

One of the most economical, versatile and quick-drying cloth nappies available are terry nappies. Terry nappies are prefold-style nappies made of terry towelling. They are very easy to care for. You can store your soiled terry nappies dry or soak them before washing in the washing machine at 60°C. No need to tumble dry these nappies either. Terry nappies dry very quickly when hung up to dry, indoors or outdoors. The sunshine helps remove any stains. Terry nappies typically are white but are available in various colours as well. The terry towel material is very easy to dye so go wild and colour them as you desire!


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