Baby poo goes green in Coffs
BABY poo is going green, with a Coffs Harbour cloth nappy business reporting an increase in customers seeking their eco-friendly product.
North Coast Nappy Service owner, Natalie Forbes, said her customer base has increased by 50 per cent in the last six months, mainly due to a rise in consumer awareness of environmental issues.
The nappy service delivers clean, folded nappies to your door and collects the soiled ones, with prices ranging from $33 to $79 a week.
Ms Forbes said cloth nappies are an eco-friendly alternative to disposable nappies. "Not only are our nappies made of natural cotton fibre, making them gentler on a baby's skin, but using cloth cuts down on the amount of disposable nappies going to the dump," she said.
"We also use biodegradable detergents to wash them, and one of our clients uses our service because we can save more water than she can."
Coffs Harbour mother Sandy Devine uses the cloth nappies on her two-year old daughter, Lilly, and said she'd never go back to disposable nappies.
"The cloth nappies help with nappy rash and Lilly is fine with them," Sandy said. "And knowing they're better for the environment makes them a better alternative."