Washable Cloth Nappies

As part of our environmentally friendly policies we encourage you to use washable nappies and we will wash them for you! If you would prefer to still use disposables at home we will be happy to change your child into a disposable at the end of each day.


Did you know that:

  • It takes 4.5 trees to make disposable nappies for one baby (over 2 ½ years that works out to be 1.3 million trees for NZ babies).
  • It takes one cup of crude oil to make the plastic for each disposable nappy.
  • It takes as much energy to produce one disposable nappy as it does to wash a cloth nappy 200 times.
  • Disposable nappies generate 60 times more landfill than washable nappies - one baby in disposables will produce 2 T of landfill waste.
  • Disposable nappies are estimated to make up about 2% of landfill waste.
  • Over 2.5 years a child will use about 6,000 disposable nappies.

What will Daisies do?

  • If you wish to participate in the scheme we will purchase 5 new washable nappies for the sole use of your child. These will be yours to keep.
  • Our preferred nappy is the OSFM Pocket Nappy which is supplied to us at wholesale prices by Cherub Tree (www.cherubtree.co.nz).
  • If you would prefer we used a different brand we are very happy to use nappies supplied by you (at your cost).

What do we ask of you?

  • We will ask you to sign an agreement to refund us the cost of the nappies should you stop using the nappies for any reason or leave Daisies within 4 months of the agreement date.
  • You can also purchase additional nappies to use at home. Contact us for an up-to-date price.

Questions? Ask our teachers or contact us.