Growing up in Canada we were taught from an early age to respect our natural resources. The lakes, beaches, forests, trees and animals were to be valued and protected. Times have changed and the financial interests of corporations have shadowed over the optimistic message that the environmentalists of the 1980’s were heralding. I’m especially aware of environmental concerns living here in the UK and it pains me to see how much we waste. I’m the kind of person who will dive into the rubbish bin to save something that could be recycled. I also have a small glass jar hoarding problem. I put them through the wash and then save them for a long planned pickling project of indeterminate time and vegetable… When Violet was born we tried cloth bumming but the sheer amount of washing was too much for me as a work at home mum. Now that we have 3 children plus an au pair in the home we have so much laundry that there is no question as to whether we could cloth bum. Yet still I despaired at every bag that went out to the rubbish full of disposable nappies. I was absolutely delighted when I found out that Kit and Kin’s nappies are completely biodegradable.
Even better than that, the nappies and the packaging will decompose naturally within 3-6 years!
At £9.99 for a pack of 30 they are more than I usually pay but they are absolutely worth every penny. Also, the website and Facebook page have voucher codes for 25% off your first order. One thing to note is that the sizing is slightly different. Wilde is a 5 in supermarket nappies (we usually do own brand pull-ups from Asda or Morrison’s) and so I ordered a pack of adorable size 5 panda bums from Kit and Kin and they have come up a bit large. Kit and Kin’s 5 starts at 15 kilos and Wilde is 11 kilos however we gave them a spin regardless. They were fab, she stayed dry, happy, and despite being a bit too big on a VERY active toddler they didn’t leak at all! Consider me converted. Let’s hope they roll out some pants by the time we start potty training.