I have a confession to make… I use disposable nappies. I love mother nature, and I truly care about the environment. I have tried cloth, and modern cloth, and I admire those who use them. However, for me… it just didn’t work out. So today I’m here to share a compromise, courtesy of Brisbane company Ecoriginals.
Ecoriginals is a family business (mum, dad, and three kidlets) who, like myself, found cloth nappies difficult to manage with a busy schedule and frequent travelling. Their range of eco-friendly disposable nappies was designed with three key nappy necessities in mind: quality, affordability, and eco credentials that you can trust.
Here’s the low down… Ecoriginals are made from plant based materials, and are 100% free from chlorine, phthalates, fragrances, lotions, latex and heavy metals (as tested by the CSIRO JUL14). The absorbency comes from chlorine free wood pulp from sustainably farmed forests with the international FSC tick of approval, and the leak guard is made from Cardia Compostable which is fully biodegradable and is up to 5 times more breathable than the plastic layers inside normal nappies.
What did we think? Well, we tried the Ecoriginals for a week and the good news is that we didn’t have any daytime leaks. We found the nappies to be durable, a comfy fit, and kind on soft little baby bottoms. The tabs held tight and withstood wiggling, rolling, squirming, readjusting, and crawling. When using the nappy overnight, we did find that the absorbency layer felt a little bit more “saturated” than we had previously experienced with the other big name brands. However, we were prepared to make this trade off with the peace of mind that comes from contributing to less land fill.
The verdict… a refreshing, affordable alternative to sooth your eco-guilt!
*Ecoriginals sell for the affordable price of $15.95 per bag, with discounts for box deals. Also, as a Christmas special, if you purchase a six bag deal you’ll receive a free bottle of Puraforce homeopathic ‘stress drops’ or ‘sleep drops’ (valued at $20). Offer ends on 21 December, 2014.
Would you like to try Ecoriginals for yourself? We have two packs of nappies to giveaway (one infant, and one toddler). To enter, simply visit Ecoriginals to check out the range and then tell us a little about your bub! Please submit your entry through the Rafflecopter widget below. You can also score extra entries into the prize draw by joining us on Facebook or tweeting about the giveaway. Winner announced on 24 December, 2014.