Washable nappies, how to use them and where to buy them

After using the diaper, remove the veil if it is dirty with poop and throw it in the toilet. Then collect the dirty diapers in a bucket with a lid filled with water and baking soda that disinfects and eliminates the bad smell or with Tea Tree essential oil (or Tea Tree) with effective antiseptic properties.

It is good to wash the diapers in the washing machine when the bucket is full or even together with the family laundry.

Important to wash within three days. It is sufficient to use a teaspoon of detergent because in addition to minor pollution, residues can be deposited on the diaper that could cause allergic reactions or prevent absorbency.

Do not use fabric softeners, bleaching products, or other chemical additives. Wash at low temperature (40 °).

Are eco diapers really more environmentally friendly than disposable ones, considering the consumption of water and energy needed to wash them?

Generally speaking, yes. This conclusion was reached by the analysis of Agnese Marchini, department of ecology and the territory of the on the basis of two different studies (one English and another Australian.

Under standard conditions of use (washing at medium temperatures, average energy performance, etc.) the impact of washable nappies on global warming is comparable to that of disposables. However, compared to disposable nappies, washable nappies allow a huge reduction of solid waste whose decomposition takes hundreds of years.

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You can buy them online. These are some sites that sell them: www.pannolinilavabili.info; www.pannolinidamore.com; www.babymio.com, www.bottegadeibimbi.com, www.ecobimbi.com, www.ecobaby.com, www.pannolini-lavabili.org. To get a list of shops, just click here.



About 90 Del Paeseni municipalities offer incentives (free kits, contributions for the purchase, etc.) to encourage the use of washable nappies: ranging from small municipalities such as the alpine centers of Avise (AO) and Capriana (TN) up to cities with more than 100 inhabitants such as Genoa and Padua, here is the list


Organic nappies are disposable and (almost) biodegradable absorbents. In bio the synthetic and plasticky element is replaced with materials deriving from corn, starches and cereal extracts. Cotton and cellulose are sanitized with hydrogen peroxide instead of chlorine.


The organic diaper is 80% biodegradable because to promote the absorption of pee and avoid the wet effect on the skin it is necessary to use synthetic gels with highly absorbing power. In any case, the producers of Bio diapers try to use the minimum quantity necessary and in some cases the synthetic gels are partially replaced by vegetable ones.


Organic nappies are appreciated by the most eco-friendly mothers because in case of incineration they do not produce dioxins, free of dyes. But today they are hard to find and quite expensive. These are the sites that explain everything about the production of organic diapers and indicate the nearest points of sale: www.moltexeco.com/prodotti.htm and www.wip-srl.com/prodotti.htm.


Here are other internet addresses where you can buy biodegradable nappies: www.ipiccolissimi.com/root/catalogo.php?cat=1&tipologia=1&idMacro=31 www.bellicomeilsole.com/a_74_IT_109_1.html


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