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10 Best Eco Nappies That Help You Do Your Bit For The Planet

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As the world becomes more environmentally conscious, many parents are making the move to eco friendly baby products.

From wooden toys to lunchboxes and everything in between, parents are looking to do their part to protect our beautiful planet. One of the easiest ways parents can reduce their environmental impact is by transitioning to more eco-friendly nappies.

A single nappy can take more than 500 years to biodegrade, and as a baby goes through many disposable nappies a day, it makes sense that many parents are now seeking a more environmentally friendly option.

While the perfect clean-and-green nappy does not exist, there are plenty of more sustainable options that contain eco-friendly materials, little to no chemicals and ideally do not contribute to landfill. We've done the research on  biodegradable disposable nappies and have listed a few good options below. However, because these disposable nappies are only biodegradable in industrial compost conditions (which are virtually unavailable to the average parent in the UK) if you have the time and energy, we feel reusable nappies are the best option. 
 

Our Top Choice

KIDADL TOP PICK

Bambino Mio Miosolo All-In-One

Bambino Mio Miosolo All-In-One

This nappy from Bambino Mio is an award-winning, all-in-one nappy that is as close as it gets to the ease of disposables and will see your baby from infancy through to toilet training. The nappy's super absorbent inner core keeps your child dry and includes an easy-wash pull-out system. Like most of the nappies on our list, the synthetic materials make it fast drying and absorbent which are big wins for most parents but may not be ideal if you're looking for an organic option for your little one.

  • Price: £15.99
  • Size: One size fits all
  • Materials: Natural and synthetic

Best For Parents New To Reusables

Bambino Mio Miosoft Trial Pack

Bambino Mio Miosoft Trial Pack

Another award winning diaper from Bambino Mio, this one is a two part operation that includes a one-size cloth nappy and a two-size nappy cover. This nappy is a great starting point for parents wanting to try out the reusable nappy life. The removable cloth nappy reduces washing load, gaining extra points for it's reduced environmental impact.

  • Price: £12.37
  • Size: two sizes, less than 9kg and 9kg+
  • Materials: Natural and synthetic
  • Includes 1 cloth nappy and 1 cover

Best For Families On A Budget

Little And Bloomz Reusable Pocket Cloth Nappy‍

Little And Bloomz Reusable Pocket Cloth Nappy

These eco friendly nappies come in a range of cute designs and include the option of microfibre, bamboo and charcoal inserts. Their uniquely designed pocket makes them easy to quickly stuff and remove and they are quick drying and absorbent. These nappies come at a lower price point and the hot tip from parents is to stuff two bamboo liners into the nappy to make it super absorbent.

  • Price: £7.60
  • Size: One size fits all
  • Materials: Natural and Synthetic
  • Includes 1 nappy and 2 bamboo inserts

Best For Busy New Parents

GNappies Newborn Bundle‍

gNappies Newborn Bundle

These nappies are a great halfway point for parents short on time who want to make a good environmental choice. The bundle comes with two parts, the gpants, which are washable nappies, and the disposable liners which are biodegradable (industrial compost needed). While the inserts will realistically go to landfill, you'll do a great job reducing your waste by using the gpants instead of a regular disposable nappy.

  • Price: £13.90
  • Size: Newborn and small
  • Materials: Synthetic nappy cover with compostable liner
  • Includes 12 newborn and 6 small gpants and 80 disposable inserts

Best Overnight Nappy

TotsBots Bamboozle Stretch

TotsBots Bamboozle Stretch

This nappy is comfortable and stretchy and with the addition of a booster liner, perfect for ensuring your little one remains comfortable and dry overnight. Best used with a waterproof cover, your child will sleep soundly with this super absorbent nappy.  Bamboo nappies are a great buy for many parents!

  • Price: £13.90
  • Size: 1 & 2
  • Materials: Synthetic
  • Includes 1 Bamboozle Nappy

Best For The Pool

TotsBots Reusable Baby Swim Nappy

TotsBots Reusable Baby Swim Nappy

These nappies are the best nappies for the youngster who loves to swim. What happens in the nappy stays in the nappy and the hook and loop fastening system results in mess and drama free nappy changes. The reusable liner can be taken out and replaced, perfect for the baby who can't wait to get back in the water.  

  • Price: £13.90
  • Size: Size 1 and 2
  • Materials: Synthetic
  • Includes 1 TotsBots Swim Nappy

Best Nappy Cover

Petit Lulu Pull Up Cloth Nappy Wrap

Petit Lulu Pull Up Cloth Nappy Wrap

This cloth nappy cover has a unique pull-on design great for parents who are keen to get their nappy cover on without the usual struggles. It is waterproof and comes in a variety of cool designs that will mean that your baby is always in style.

  • Price: £13.90
  • Size: S - XL
  • Materials: Synthetic
  • Includes 1 pull-up nappy cover (you'll need  a cloth nappy to put underneath)

Best Disposable Nappies

Eco By Naty Pull Ups

Eco By Naty Pull Ups

These disposable Naty nappies are great for the parent looking for a greener alternative that still has the convenience of disposables. The nappies are made of up to 60% plant-based and biodegradable materials including wood pulp. While this is a move in the right direction, these nappies are still not 100% biodegradable. Naty have done a great job in being transparent about the difficulties surrounding biodegradable nappies and we give them extra points for their upfront approach.

  • Price: £21.98
  • Size: Newborn to size 6
  • Materials: Natural and synthetic
  • Includes 25 nappies

Best Organic Option

PiccolOrganics Bio Reusable Nappies‍

PiccolOrganics Bio Reusable Nappies

Created by a young mum seeking a greener option for her child, these cloth nappies are made from certified organic, natural materials that are chlorine free, absorbent and hypoallergenic. They are perfect to use on babies with sensitive skin and babies who are prone to nappy rash. This clean green nappy comes in one size that will fit your child up until 15kg.  

  • Price: £15.98
  • Size: One size
  • Materials: Organic
  • Includes 1 organic nappy and 1 organic booster

Best For Parents With Access To Industrial Composts

Beaming Baby Bio-Degradable Midi

Beaming Baby Bio-Degradable Midi

These beaming baby nappies are the most biodegradable and thus in some ways are the most environmentally friendly nappies on the market. However, once again, these nappies require industrial compost conditions. The company has taken many steps to ensure it is is as eco-friendly as possible, including their current undertaking of building a wind and solar energy production facility.

Kidadl Best Buys selects the top parent-recommended products across the web for families of all ages. If you liked our suggestions for the best eco-friendly nappies, why not take a look at our list of the best baby travel toys, or for something different, take a look at our round up of the best kids garden toys.

  • Price: £14.90
  • Size: 1 - 6
  • Materials: Natural and Synthetic
  • Includes 40 nappies
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Hannah Bowyer

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