Moltex Oko eco disposable nappies, available through Naturebotts, are available for newborn babies weighing 6 pounds as well as for toddlers weighing 66 pounds. Their eco credentials make them a good choice for those keen on reusables, but in love with disposable convenience.
As someone who intended to use cloth nappies for my son Owen, now 2, and has always felt slightly guilty that I gave up at the first whiff of nappy rash, I’m keen to try these eco disposable nappies.
Moltex Oko nappies score highly for green commitment. Not only are they now accredited by the Forest Stewardship Council, but they’re made from more than 50% biodegradable materials, are free from unnecessary chemicals and are bleached using oxygen not chlorine. What’s more, they don’t contain man-made nasties, such as perfumes, latex and brighteners. In terms of comfort, they’re incredibly soft and made from breathable fibres, which could suit babies with sensitive skin or eczema. The packaging is also compostable. Price wise, they cost around £10.15 for 46 nappies.
What we love
I love the look of the nappies – bright white and super-soft. I’m also impressed by the effort that’s gone into accounting for the environmental impact caused by nappies, from the packaging to the degrading process.
The actual nappy is easy to fit, too, even on a wriggling toddler who wants to escape.
My son seemed very happy in the nappies, although he did point out when he was wet, which he wouldn’t normally do. This was a bonus, as we’re beginning to think about potty training and it has helped him become aware of when he’s doing a pee. However, this is worth keeping in mind. While Moltex Oko eco disposable nappies rate highly in terms of comfort and ease of use, because they’re not as absorbent as some nappies, they mightn’t suit your baby if they’re prone to nappy rash.
What to watch out for
I’m not sure I’d recommend Moltex Oko eco disposable nappies for night-time use. On one occasion, the nappy did leak overnight and my son had a wet back in the morning. I wouldn’t want to blame the nappy entirely though, as I might not have fitted it tightly enough.
It’s also worth pointing out that babies are different shapes and one brand might not suit everyone. The fact that the Moltex Oko nappies feel damp after a few hours is a plus if you’re potty training, but you may need to use a bit more nappy cream than normal to avoid nappy rash.
Who are Moltex Oko eco disposable nappies best for?
Eco-aware mums for whom cloth nappies are a step too far, but who want to do the greener thing - and don’t mind paying a little extra to achieve this.
Moltex Oko eco disposable nappies are comfortable, attractive and impressively eco-friendly nappies that will suit green-leaning parents. Although they might be slightly more likely to leak than conventional nappies, they’re gentler on a baby’s bottom in other ways - they don’t contain chemical gels or any other of the ingredients that cause sensitivity in some babies and young children.