What is a disposable nappy made of? What happens to it after it hits the bin? And how much will it cost you?

There are loads of info about the benefits of using a cloth nappy vs the disposable nappy we have come to value so much. In no way is this another attempt to convert you to a more sustainable environment-friendly alternative. But it’s interesting to consider this confounded item that provides key logistical support in transferring foul matter from baby bum to rubbish bin.

disposable nappy vs cloth nappy

You’ve had your fill of playing paper-rock-scissors to see who is changing the next nappy. And if you had multiple children, then you would die a happy man if you never see another nappy.

Let’s face it, it’s not just the smell. It’s not the act of wiping your kid’s bum, either. Though, it does contribute to the dislike. It’s the sheer volume of nappies that gets you down. It never ends. The bins are full of it, the car is stacked with it, each room has a steady supply of it.

Its omnipresence transcends the physical realm. It’s on every shopping list you look at. After having kids, nappies find itself at the forefront of household decision-making. Travelling somewhere? Nappies. Having frothies with your mates? Nappies. Dropping kids at school or the in-laws? Nappies. Running away to the dessert where you hope to die alone? Nappies.