BABY ESSENTIALS

Eco by Naty nappies, a responsible choice!

A few months ago I wrote a post about the damaging effects of traditional disposable sanitary pads on our environment and on female bodies. I never really thought of this beforehand, but when I started to research I quickly discovered how full of plastic and nasty chemicals sanitary pads really are. I promised myself to only ever buy organic cotton pads in the future — and try a menstrual cup when my menstruation returns (which is not for a while I hope!).

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Now that Bram is here and we have a baby in nappies again, it’s essentially the same story. Traditional disposable nappies are full of plastic and nasty chemicals, they’re not breathable at all and result in an insane amount of non-compostable waste and landfill. There is actually so much plastic in a conventional nappy that you might as well put a plastic bag around your baby’s bum! It’s bad!

I was already using Swedish brand Eco by Naty when Casper was a baby — the clean promise (and packaging!) really resonated to me at the time. Now that I understand more of how bad the impact of traditional disposable nappies on the environment and human health really is, I respect the company objective of Eco by Naty even more.

Eco by Naty was launched in the early 1990s by corporate lawyer and mother of two boys Marlene Sandberg. At the time, Marlene read a newspaper article about the damaging effects of disposable nappies on the Swedish environment and decided she wanted to pursue change: she would discover a way to produce biodegradable and environmentally friendly disposable nappies. The past 25 years she’s worked tirelessly to get closer to the ultimate goal: creating a 100% compostable nappy. Today, Eco by Naty nappies are one of the most environmentally friendly disposable nappy options available on the market. The company is constantly innovating and is on the forefront of the world’s ecological development (and receiving demanding and independent ECO certifications to prove that!). Extra admirable is that, instead of competitively protecting their findings, Naty is happy to share all of their innovations with colleagues in the eco trade. They embrace the idea that the more good ecological products there are on the market, the better. I love that.

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Where traditional nappy companies are mainly made of plastic, Naty nappies are made of an outer layer of a biodegradable material made from corn starch and cellulose fiber. These are natural materials — watertight but at the same time breathable — which makes for an airier, dryer, cooler and more comfortable nappy. The absorbing layer of Naty nappies consists of biodegradable, chlorine-free cellulose fluff pulp which is mixed with a small amount of super-absorbent granules. Even though these granules are not natural or biodegradable yet, they are necessary to enhance the absorbency of the nappy (thus reducing the number of nappy changes we all make). Naty strives to use renewable resources as often as possible, but they also aim to make nappies that actually perform — realising that even though consumers are open for real ecological change, they will not compromise on performance or price.

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I have used Eco by Naty nappies for Bram since his birth, and I find that I really like them the best. The packaging still speaks to me and I love the simple white look of the nappies. But most importantly (of course!) is the fact that they do the job really well. I also find it reassuring to know that my baby only has natural materials against his skin and that his nappies are breathable. Perhaps resulting in the fact that he has never had a nappy rash yet!

xxx Esther

PS This post is sponsored by Eco by Naty, a brand I love and have used exclusively for my last babies. Naty now offers Babyccino followers a 20% discount on all nappies until the end of June. Enter code BABYCCINO20 to make use of this great discount.


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Comments (5)

Karolin
June 14, 2018

I have used Naty for all my kids too and feel that some sizes work better than others. I wish they would be fully biodegradable though – that would be the icing on the cake.


Jessie
June 14, 2018

We used these diapers for all three of my daughters. We also used Bambo diapers for my third and liked them and customer service. They did run a little small or we just had big babies. If I could I would have used cloth diapers but my husband and I compromised and did the more expensive environmentally friendly diapers.


Anna
June 15, 2018

I wish you would write more about avoiding nappiesat all. There are great ways of reducing the number of nappies needed. Look at so-called less civilized countries who have a far more civilized attitude towards that. – I have got informed and started putting my daughter on the potty on day 1, as the little ones know their needs as long as we do not train them to ignore them. I continued to do so after every meal and when she woke up. I reduced the number of nappies needed significantly! I wish people would talk more about that again (I am sure our grandmothers would have a lot of knowledge to share about that).


Danielle
June 16, 2018

I used these as well. Recommend!


Maria Arefieva
July 14, 2018

Just wanted to agree with the comment by Anna. We too put our children on a ‘toilet’ from birth. It really works great. My second boy is 14 months old. We go on a toilet every morning when he wakes up and he does all of his business. During the day we let him roam diaper-less as much as possible. 🙂 I understand this is not for everyone’s lifestyle, but I think it should get more attention as most people don’t even know their babies can go in a potty almost from birth.


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