There is a higher start-up cost with reusable nappies. Prices will vary from tens to hundreds of pounds depending on the type you choose, the outlet you buy them from and the costs of laundry from your utilities provider or nappy laundry service.
However, over the course of an average of two and a half years before babies are potty trained, using reusable nappies can save you a whopping £1475 or more, including laundry costs. Plus, you can sell on your reusables and make money back.
The number of nappies you need will vary as every baby is different. Based on an average of two and a half years’ worth of nappies, which comes to about 4000 nappy changes, and £100 of laundry costs:
Average overall cost for own brand disposable nappies: £1875
Average overall cost for reusable nappies: £400
Average overall saving: £1475