Do you know someone who would like to switch to reusables but is overwhelmed? Last year we ran a giveaway and were flooded with entries, so we've decided to do it again so we can help more people start their journey. Read on to find out more.
We often get asked how many nappies you need to get started with reusables, and we have an answer that surprises most people!
If you google 'How to get started with reusable nappies', there are over 12 million results. And amongst these are different types of nappies, differing advice on washing, and lists of what you need. There is a high chance that after a few clicks you will feel overwhelmed with it all. We know because we talk to flustered parents-to-be and new parents asking us to decipher the information.
Our advice? You only need one reusable nappy to get started. That's all.
We sell reusable nappy starter kits and bundles, but just using one can make a difference.
Lots of parents we speak to feel guilty every time they put a single-use nappy in the bin. Yet they think that moving to reusables is just too much hassle. We get that. Completely. Changing habits is hard. There is a disconnect between what we think we should do and what we actually do. And we blame ourselves for it. The shame kicks in. We feel we have failed. We must go to the gym more, stop eating chocolate, leave social media… but the majority of us never do.
James Clear, author of Atomic Habits, says that 9 out 10 New Year’s resolutions fail. This is why we find change hard because we have such negative experiences of trying and failing. But what if we stop judging ourselves and instead of reaching for one big change, break it down into tiny changes.
Using one reusable nappy a day is a tiny change. Use it when you are having a day at home or at the weekend. It is one less nappy you have put in the bin that day, so you can ease your guilt. Getting started with one means you can spread the cost too. You can add more nappies into your stash monthly as you get more confident with them.
That tiny change could lead to more. We see this time and again in our community where starting small can lead to other sustainable swaps. This blog from Laura talks about how one swap led to another. It's a lovely read.
Do you know someone who would like to switch to reusables but is overwhelmed? We have 20 Reusable Nappy and Small Reusable Nappy Bag sets to giveaway and would love to send them to parents-to-be or parents who want to give them a go.
To nominate simply comment below nominating yourself or someone else, and tell us why you would like to win.
We’ll pick the winners on May 31st.
Competition terms are here.