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Last updated: 21 June 2024


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Reusable cloth nappies have grown in popularity as sustainability becomes a more important consideration among parents. We've tested a selection of reusable nappies, and our lab results will tell you which nappies: 

  • are best for absorption
  • leaked during our test
  • stay damp at the surface.

We've also partnered with Shop Ethical on this update to show the ratings the Ethical Consumer Group gives to each company.

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    This is the cost per reusable nappy. Where available we used the price of the largest pack size available to determine the cost per nappy. 

    enter value/s in increments of 1 between 9.9 and 35.05

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    Absorbency score

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    We use an immersion method to assess absorbency. To do this we weigh the insert of the reusable nappy (also called the absorber) before immersing it in a pool of synthetic urine for 2 minutes. The excess liquid is gently squeezed out and hung for 10 minutes to remove any liquid not absorbed. The final weight is measured and the difference between the two weight measurements is the amount of liquid that has been absorbed.

    enter value/s in increments of i between 40 and 90

    Leakage score

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    This is a visual assessment where we check if any leaks come out the side of the nappy.

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    Rewet score

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    Five minutes after the last gush from the absorption test, six pre-weighed dry filter papers are placed on the wet nappy and held down for 30 seconds. The filter paper is then removed and weighed. Ideally, the filter paper should remain relatively dry.

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    Pack cost

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    This is the price of the largest available pack we've found. Prices may vary between stores.

    enter value/s in increments of i between 9.9 and 105

    Shop Ethical rating

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    Shop Ethical rates the environmental and social impact of the company (not the product) using independent sources. This rating is not included in our total score. The rating ranks from A (highest) to F (lowest); N/A means there is no rating for that company.

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