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Putting Kin & Kin Eco Friendly Nappies To The Test

Over the forth coming weeks I will be writting a series of posts on small changes you can make towards eco friendly parenting. This week am putting Kit & Kin eco friendly nappies to the test.

Did you know that the average nappy takes up to 400 years to biodegrade? Considering in the UK alone we use approximately 8 million nappies each day then that is a heck of alot if waste going into landfill! After much consideration I've decided reuseable cloth nappies are not for us but I do want to do my bit to help our environment so I wanted to try out some a more eco friendly alternative.

About Kit & Kin

Kit & Kin use plant based and sustainable materials that is gental on babies skin to make their nappies. The big selling point for me was that their nappy will biodegrade with in 3 to 6 years. That's a huge difference! Kit & Kin also gives back a percentage of their profits to the World Land Trust who help build rainforests. The nappies come in four animal face designs to choose from so cute bums are garenteed. 

First Impressions 

The nappies feel good quality, perhaps abit stiffer than our usual brand. The waist band has a good stretch for a comfortable fit and the lion design is adorable. Size wise they seem a little smaller  made compared to other brands even though they are the same size. Tommy usually wears a size 5 but theses seem quite a snug fit. Size 5 is the largest size they do so am not sure if they would fit Tommy comfortably in a few months time. 


We tried out the nappies for five days and I am pleased to report we had no leaks, however I did noticed the nappies needed changing a little more frequently as they filled quite quickly. They never leaked but became heavy so I changed them more regularly for Tommy's comfort. Tommy is a bum shuffler so nappies can sometimes ride up but these nappies passed the shuffling test and stayed in place.

Cost & Convenients

Our usual nappy is a supermarket own brand, they are budget friendly, convenient to buy and perform well. If we switched to Kit & Kin permanently we would be looking at  more than doubling the amount of money we spend on nappies each month. A pack of 30 size 5 Kit & Kin nappies costs £8.00, however you can save by signing up to a monthly subscription. Am not convinced the number of nappies they send would last us a full month but I appreciate that every baby is different. 

The Verdict

Undeniably Kit & Kin nappies are much kinder to out planet, they may be more expensive  and in my opinion require changing a little more frequently but I think its worth it for the benefits to our environment. Unfortunately due to the size issue with these nappies I don't think we will be switching permanently. If they were available in a size 6 then we would. However I am committed to switching to eco friendlier nappies so we will be trying a few other brands. Watch this space for further reviews to come. 

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