NEXT MEET UP:
BRUNSWICK HEADS, NSW
Elimination Communication and Low-waste parenting info session
11am 26 June 2019
96 Kingsford Drive, Brunswick Heads NSW 2483
time to nappy less
Once upon a time, in the not so distant past, was a time when disposable nappies did not exist. Babies were carefully wrapped in specially folded terry toweling nappies as a safeguard between visits to the toilet or potty.
It was only a generation or two ago that we did not have disposable nappies. So that means the grandparents of today’s infants were most likely taught the old fashioned method of potty and toilet training early enough to be out of nappies by an average of 18 months of age (Bakker and Wyndaele, 2000)
Today, after decades of manufacturing and marketing, disposable nappies have become the default method of managing our infants toileting needs and children are beginning potty training and no longer using nappies at an average age of 3-4 years.
Due to successful marketing disposable nappies are having a significant and negative impact on the environment. The World Watch Institute estimated in a 2007 report that an average of 450 Billion nappies are used each year. (Life Cycle Studies: Diapers, 2007)
Disposable nappies have been in mass production for approximately 60 years, but the nappy companies still have not developed an environmentally friendly nappy.
Be free of dependence on nappies
we’ll show you how
Nappy less xx
- Bakker, E. and Wyndaele, J. J. (2000), Changes in the toilet training of children during the last 60 years: the cause of an increase in lower urinary tract dysfunction?. BJU International, 86: 248-252. doi:10.1046/j.1464-410x.2000.00737.x view
- Life Cycle Studies: Diapers. (2007). World Watch, [online] (Volume 20, Number 2), p.Excerpt. Available at: http://www.worldwatch.org/ [Accessed 2 Feb. 2019]. view