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REVIEW: Ecoriginals Environmentally Friendly Disposable Nappies

Want to feel like more of a hero every time you change a nappy? We road tested the locally designed Ecoriginal disposable nappies and can report back: they are well sized, super absorbent, don’t chafe and best of all, don’t cost the earth in either expense or environmental impact. Who thought nappies could feel so good!

What Is An Eco Nappy?

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Most disposable nappies are a cocktail of potentially harmful chemicals and non biodegradable plastics: it takes five generations for a single nappy to degrade! Lachlan and Lisa are a Brisbane based couple who developed Ecoriginal nappies after their first child. They wanted a nappy that wouldn’t expose their baby’s skin to harmful synthetic chemicals and also wanted to avoid contributing to the massive landfill burden of most disposable nappies. Ecoriginals are made from plant based ingredients to achieve an 80% biodegradable nappies with 100% compostable packaging! A world first!
Because they are parents and small business owner Lachlan and Lisa understand how time poor parents are. To assist new families move away from the plastic nappy monopoly in big supermarkets they offer an easy subscription service which drops nappies and wipes to your door as you need them.

Are They Just Good Intentions Or Do They Work? My Kid Is A Seam Buster

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All kids are shaped differently but the elastic seams and strong velcro on Ecoriginals nappies make them easy to fit snugly to your child. We used them for two children from newborn to aged two and rarely had a mishap. When we did it’s because we’d left the nappy on for too long (it’s too high performing) and they were waddling around with a low hanging super bulge. The thin profile of the nappy belies the highly absorbent middle without the scary leakage of strange bead fillers in conventional nappies. This means they fit easily under most pants and shorts.
Both our kids made it through the night on a single nappy until about two which is always a good test and then we used a waterproof pilcher until they were toilet aware.
The wipes are the best wipes we’ve ever used. Thick, absorbent and they seem to lift mess up rather than smear it due to the embossed bumps. We never had a tear or split (hands stayed clean) and the self closing lid of the wipes lid stayed well sealed even towards the bottom of the pack. Best of all they are 100% compostable!

The Perfect Baby Shower Gift Or Holiday Nappy: Get Your Free Trial

When in doubt for a thoughtful baby shower gift that will actually get used these nappies and wipes are a good idea. They are also the only choice for cloth nappy using mummas who are heading off on Summer holidays and need a break- you can use these guilt free! If you still aren’t sure if they are the right fit for you why not enter our competition and get the chance to use a free pack! (Please note that this promotion has now expired)


Ecoriginals are a local, ethical small business run by parents. They rely on your subscriptions to keep their environmentally friendly, safe nappies in production. Order the free trial offer for parents. They send out a full size pack of nappies and wipes & you just pay the delivery.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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