This is mainly dependent on the age of your child. The younger your baby is, the more frequently they will need a fresh nappy.
Below is table to help you decide how many nappies you will need and the best product option for your family.
Baby's age Weight Daily nappies
0-3 months 2-4 kgs 12
3-6 months 3-8 kgs 10
6-12 months 6-11 kgs 8
12-18 months 9-14 kgs 6
18-24 months 12-20 kgs 4
As you can see buying the Quad packs really does make the most sense. The pack will last between 2 – 8 weeks depending on your child’s age.
To make it easy for you we have set up our subscribe system with the option of deliveries at 2,4,6,8 week intervals.
By subscribing you will get the best prices for your nappies and wipes, delivered directly to your door every 2/4/6 or 8 weeks as selected by you.
At any time you can change or cancel your subscription. You can alter the size, quantity or frequency of your deliveries to suit you.
We use Moso bamboo which grows very fast in the mountains. The yield is naturally very high without the use of fertilisers or pesticides or any irrigation. 12-15 feet growth in just 3 weeks has been recorded in the spring season. This provides us with a sustainable, low impact crop as a brilliant alternative to polyesters, cotton, plastics, etc.
In addition bamboo is naturally antibacterial and excellent at regulating temperatures against your baby's skin.
Cotton is a very thirsty, intensively farmed crop.
Cotton is mostly grown in monoculture and is a very pesticide-intensive crop. Although it is only grown on 2.5% of the world’s agricultural land, it consumes 16% of all the insecticides and 6.8% of all herbicides used worldwide.
These pesticides are washed out of soils, and pollute rivers and groundwater. Pests often develop resistance to pesticides that are used on a continuous basis. Furthermore, the chemicals eliminate not only pests but also their natural enemies. This interference with the ecosystem considerably reduces biodiversity.
If cotton is cultivated intensively, it requires large amounts of water for irrigation. This causes soil salinisation, particularly in dry areas and hence a degradation of soil fertility. The diversion of entire rivers into huge irrigation channels to feed the cotton fields in Central Asia has led to the gradual drying-up of the Aral Lake, one of the largest inland waters in the world.
Cotton production also contributes to climate change.
Industrial fertilisers are produced using considerable quantities of finite energy sources (1.5% of the world’s annual energy consumption), releasing large amounts of carbon dioxide. Furthermore, the excessive application of nitrates to agricultural land leads to their being transformed into nitrous oxide which in turn escalates global warming.
Our nappies are made from 100% biodegradable bamboo fibre layers and 100% biodegradable chlorine free FSC approved pulp.
However the elastic tabs and inner film are not biodegradable. We are working with our carefully selected suppliers to investigate using starch based film in future but we will not make any changes until the alternatives are proven to be of no detriment to your little ones' comfort or the nappies' reliability.
We use about 30% as much SAP as regular brands and will continue to research any alternatives.
Our nappies will currently biodegrade over 60% in less than 3 months and can achieve 80% within 2 years. At this time no nappy can offer 100% yet. However unlike other brands our packaging is also oxo-degradable.
We're very proud to say that our wipes are 100% biodegradable and will be completely degraded within 6 months.
Our nappies and wipes will biodegrade in the current UK landfills but at a slower rate than within best practice situations. UK landfills are not managed to promote biodegradability at the moment. They are densely packed and lack the natural microbes, oxygen and light.
We are working with local environmental groups to campaign for hot composting services within council landfills and where composting is not viable, we are encouraging councils to invest in services which process nappies to produce alternative fuel pellets.
Yes. We would strongly advise using a hot compost system rather than standard cold system though in order to safely destroy the bacteria and pathogens associated with human poo.
The non biodegradable elements will not compost and will need to be removed before using your lovely rich compost in the garden. These elements should consist of the elastic tabs and inner film.
Eco-nappies can be processed by specialist firms such as Lifecycle in order to treat and compact them into pellets which can be used to power homes and businesses in the UK.
We use MOSO bamboo which is harvested only after 3-5 years growth.
One bamboo plant will consist of several poles from which new shoots grow every year. Good practice allows for 20-25% of the poles to be harvested in a bamboo forest each year without any detriment to the density of the forest. Unlike trees, harvesting the bamboo poles in this way does not kill the plant but rather allows for new growth without deforestation.
Mama Bamboo is certified by FSC® C134890 (Forestry Stewardship Council ®) to manufacture and sell Bamaboo nappies and ENVU Cubs Club bamboo fibre tableware. You can find out more at https://www.fsc-uk.org/en-uk/about-fsc/what-is-fsc
FSC® is the leading authority for sustainable wood sourcing. Since 2008 bamboo, though a grass rather than a wood, has been included in the scheme and is closely controlled.
Mama Bamboo’s certification number is NC-COC-026801
Yes. Our packaging is impregnated with a compound called d2w. This makes ordinary plastics degrade into a material which can be biodegraded.
d2w is manufactured by a company called Symphony Technologies, who are based in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire. They created the first technology of this type to be awarded an internationally-recognised Eco-Label.
d2w complies with all international standards for oxo-biodegradable plastics
d2w accelerates the natural process of oxidation until the material is no longer a plastic, but a material which can be bio-assimilated (i.e. used as a food source) by bacteria and fungi on land or sea.
Our packaging should be disposed of in your normal recycling bin