Is a low-impact baby a possibility? The Nappy Lady thinks so

Over the past 100 years, the world’s population has increased almost four-fold. That means a billion people are now born every 12-15 years. But this is having a massive impact on the planet.

Babies born in the UK produce around 70 times the CO2 of those born in Niger. And two to three percent of all household waste in the UK consists of nappies.

Around three billion nappies end up in landfill or are incinerated each year. And that produces – you guessed it – CO2. That’s why new parents are wondering whether it’s possible to have a low-impact baby.

Miosolo. Image by Angie, ambassador for The Nappy Lady

Low-impact baby

More and more parents are turning to creative solutions to lower their children’s impact on the planet. And that’s where The Nappy Lady steps in.

Wendy Richards founded the Nappy Lady in 1999 in response to the staggering environmental statistics. Her company specialises in reusable nappies and nappy accessories.

This once small family business now employs 13 staff. And the business owners estimate they’ve saved £2500 themselves by using cloth nappies on their three children.

But The Nappy Lady isn’t just an online shop. It’s also a platform that provides information and advice on nappies, potty training, and reusable sanitary wear.

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We asked some mums for their favourite nappies. And guess what? They are all available on the The Nappy Lady’s website! So here are three of the best:

Miosolo all-in-one by Bambino Mio


  • Easy-to-use
  • Luxuriously soft
  • Gorgeous designs


  • Bulky compared to others on the market
Bumgenius. Image by Katlin, ambassador for The Nappy Lady

Little Lamb microfibre


  • Very affordable
  • Quick-drying
  • Super-soft fabric
  • Simple Velcro-fastening


  • Bulkier than some other nappies

Bumgenius Elemental


  • Extremely slimline
  • Made from certified organic cotton
  • Suitable for night use due to its absorbability


  • One of the most expensive products

So there you have it. Find all the information you could possibly need in one place at The Nappy Lady.

Little Lamb Onesize. Image by Apolline, ambassador for The Nappy Lady