The average Australian child will use 7,000 nappies before they are toilet trained. With that many changes in our calendar, we have time to work out what works best for us and the choice is no longer just cloth or disposable. The nappy industry, much like all industries are always evolving and improving. So what is the latest nappy technology available to modern parents? Let’s explore.
Just because we are moving away from cloth nappies it doesn’t mean we are abandoning the reusable concept. The reusable nappy market is alive and well. New fabrics and designs make them more comfortable, and easier to clean. They come in an adorable range of colours and patterns. The use of press studs and velcro make putting them on a lot faster (and much less arduous).
Making nappies more biodegradable has been at the forefront of the disposable nappy market for some time and many companies have taken this on board. For people who love the convenience of disposables but are concerned about the climate crisis they now have eco-nappies. Made from bamboo these bad boys biodegrade in just 75 days which is great news for the environment. Good work nappy makers.
Forget about putting your fingers inside a nappy to check if it needs a change. Smart nappies are now available with built-in sensors. Alerting you to a wet or soiled nappy through an app on your phone. Not only can these nappies tell you it’s changing time, but they also monitor urine output and temperature. Some even send alarms if they detect an abnormal sleeping posture keeping to prevent sleep-related deaths such as SIDS. Not surprisingly these clever bottom covers offer peace of mind for many parents.
Leak-proof and odour-resistant materials
Keeping the spillage and stinkiness to a minimum is always appreciated by parents. With this in mind, many companies are developing leakproof superabsorbent polymers and using carbon filters to capture smells. To help prevent leaks and odours, some nappy brands are using advanced materials and technologies, such as superabsorbent polymers and carbon filters. These materials can help keep babies dry and comfortable, and reduce the number of unpleasant smells we are subjected to.
Subscription and delivery services
Of course, sometimes the biggest issue with nappies is not running out. Luckily many brands now deliver directly to your door. Not only can you use your phone to have nappies delivered in minutes, but you can now subscribe to have as many nappies as you desire delivered every week. Which, if you have ever carried a large bag of nappies along with your groceries to the car, you will appreciate.
Overall the nappy trade is doing its best to keep the public and the environment happy and it is doing quite a good job. More choice, less environmental impact, less stinkiness. Now, all we need is for someone to develop a self-changing nappy we should be right.
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