The Australian Bureau of Statistics list the number of births for the Sunshine Coast last year as 3,535.
With each child using an average of 6,500 disposable nappies during babyhood and working on the current national average of only 5 per cent of those babies using cloth nappies, that means the Sunshine Coast birth rate contributes to 23,347,000 plastic disposable nappies into our eco-system.
Households with just one baby in disposable nappies, accounted for 50 per cent of the household waste and the nappies all ended up in landfill.
Disposable nappies have been around for about 50 years and every single one of them is still on the planet because the plastics in disposable nappies take 200-500 years to break down, long after your children, grandchildren and great, great, great grandchildren will be gone.
We all know that disposable nappies contain toxic materials, with most made from non-renewable plastics, crude oil, wood pulp and about 30 different chemicals.
To name a few along with research, one is Dioxin, an extremely toxic by-product of the paper-bleaching process. It is a carcinogenic chemical, listed by some countries as the most toxic of all cancer-linked chemicals. It is banned in most countries.
Disposable nappies also contain Tributyl-tin (TBT) - a toxic pollutant known to cause hormonal problems in humans and animals.
Disposable nappies also contain sodium polyacrylate, a type of super absorbent polymer (SAP), which becomes a gel-like substance when wet. A similar substance had been used in super-absorbency tampons until the early 1980s when it was revealed that the material increased the risk of toxic shock syndrome by increasing absorbency and improving the environment for the growth of toxin-producing bacteria.
For the overall health of our babies, why only use disposable nappies? For convenience?
We understand that parents and child carers are busy. There may be times when it is more convenient to use a disposable nappy. That is why we are so passionate about providing our customers with this easy and accessible service, either to continue clothing customer babies throughout their whole nappy journey or getting them started with confidence to continue clothing their babies.
Despite the higher upfront costs of buying cloth nappies (stash of 30 costing $700), or using a cloth nappy service (costing $39.95pw), we estimates that overall, households end up saving $4,000 by not using disposables during the child's nappy years.
Our cloth nappies differentiate from other cloth nappies and inserts, as they are made not only from soft Suede and Bamboo, but using Microfibre and Charcoal for extra absorbency. Bamboo has a 40% more absorbency rate and Charcoal acts as one of the worlds most natural, super liquid attracting fibres. Our luxuriously soft suede modern cloth nappies are gentle on your baby's skin.
We offer a full service package to hire, clean and deliver all the nappies you will need each week at a low price of $39.95 per week. ALL the accessories you need are provided for you to cloth with us.
Special rates are given to Multiple Births and Child Care Centres (please contact our office for further enquiries).
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