In this video, we take a look at nappies, and how the real nappies is becoming a trend.
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Jonas Hurst: With three billion nappies thrown away every year, mums and dads are being urged to ditch the disposables and turn to real nappies. Real nappies have come very far in ten years. They're not just an eco, and economic option, but a fashionable lifestyle choice. Liz Sutton from the Women's Environmental Network and Tamara Rayment and her boy Diggy (ph) are all here to encourage us to start using real nappies. Hello you three! Liz Sutton: Hi! Tamara Rayment: Hi! Jonas Hurst: Thank you very much for coming. Actually, you know what, obviously, first of all, is Diggy wearing a real nappy now? Isn't he? Can we pull down his trousers on TV? Tamara Rayment: Okay, Diggy sorry about this. Jonas Hurst: But I hope you'll remind of this later on in his life, I'm sure. Let's take a look at this. It is obviously -- he's sitting in that very happy, very comfortable and there it is. Tamara Rayment: That's his nappy, can you see? Jonas Hurst: Yeah, we can see. My first question will be, that looks quit big compared to a disposable nappy, are they bigger, generally, do you find? Either of you? Liz Sutton: They can tend to look a little more bulky. Jonas Hurst: Does that affect the clothes they wear? Is this sort of matter to people, do you think or not? Liz Sutton: I think, yeah, some parents say, they have to go for the next size up, just to fit over it. But it does depends -- one of the things, I think, that's important for them to understand is there's so much choice. Jonas Hurst: I was going say, I was going show you actually. When I and you were coming in, when I thought about real nappies, I thought of this, that is a terry. Yeah, so that's what I thought of, but I actually looking down on this table, there are all sorts of real nappies you can you can get. Terry, as I said, fashionable, are the ones that are nice and comfortable and ones that have different fastening techniques, the range is great. Let's talk about each one of these. Liz Sutton: Okay, well, yes, as you say, you've got your traditional terry square, you don't have to be worrying about pins with that any more because you've got these little Nappi Nippa things that are put together. Jonas Hurst: Okay good, no pins. It's good. Liz Sutton: Yeah. Then you've got -- this style is a pocket style. Tamara Rayment: That's what he is wearing. Jonas Hurst: Okay, a pocket style. Tamara Rayment: And they are a bit bulkier, I think. Liz Sutton: But what you've got there is you've got your nappy -- Jonas Hurst: And it's obviously of different sizes, different purpose that it lasts a long time. Liz Sutton: That's right, they expand as the child grows. Jonas Hurst: You have to keep buying more and more. Liz Sutton: Quite a few of the different styles come with a disposable liner as well, so that part you just flush away. Jonas Hurst: Right. So without being too graphic, that's the pooi part, you take the pooi part, throw that away. Liz Sutton: Throw that away and then -- Jonas Hurst: And you just go wash the other stuff. Liz Sutton: -- the rest of it just goes in the washing machine at a 60 degree wash and that's all very convenient. But the pocket style has this pocket in the back here, where you can put extra layers for absorbency, for instance, at night a few extra layers in there, you can do that. Jonas Hurst: Alright. So just before we look at some others, Tamara, so why is it that you decided to use it, was it purely for environmental reasons? Tamara Rayment: Yeah, mainly. Jonas Hurst: You just felt strongly about. Tamara Rayment: Yeah, because of all the waste and piles and piles of nappies all over the house. Jonas Hurst: Makes me feel very guilty, I have to admit. Tamara Rayment: And also, because that's a source of ultra-absorbent gel in the disposables. It's all chemicals and it's near to their bottoms and there are so quite sensitive areas and stuff. Jonas Hurst: And you've got no problems, you have no problems using them? Tamara Rayment: I don't have any problems, no