Global nappy shortage fears after factory explosion
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The world could face a shortage of disposable nappies after an explosion and fire at a chemical plant in Japan responsible for as much as one fifth of the global market.
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Didn't bother with washables with my second so i may now be able to sell the massive bag of washables in the loft for more than a pittance:T
'Children reinvent the world for you.' - Susan Sarandan
To all those who think washables are hard work - they are not! You can even make your own nappies & just buy the outer waterproof wraps so very :money:.
I think washables are hard work because I have two children who still use nappies and already put on a full load of washing a day. Added to that the fact that we don't live in the sunniest country in the world means that my house already look like a laundrette most of the time with clothes hanging up to dry, and I think I can do without an extra load. It's also worth pointing out that although reusables are undoubtedly better in terms of landfill, they're not actually that environmentally friendly. Take into account energy used in washing (always on high to sanitize them properly) and then having to use the tumble dryer (or buy a million so you don't run out) and the difference is minimal. As for being MSE, last time I looked, when my youngest was born and I wanted to be mother nature (how times have changed!), the cost for a birth to potty pack for 1 child was about 300 quid! Add to that electric costs in cleaning them and you end up worse off!
Happy moneysaving all.