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Mums scramble to buy Aldi’s reusable nappies as cloth alternatives sells out in just five minutes

Eco-warrior mums LINE UP to buy Aldi’s designer reusable nappies ‘Bare and Boho’ for $14.99 – and they sell out in just five minutes

  • Australian small business Bare and Boho are selling reusable nappies in Aldi
  • Environmentally friendly mothers rushed to the store to stock up on the nappies
  • The reusable nappies are a cloth alternative for babies selling at just $14.99 

Aldi’s new range of designer reusable nappies have completely sold out in just five minutes after being released for the first time on Wednesday. 

Environmentally-conscious mothers flooded supermarkets across Australia to buy the Australian brand ‘Bare and Boho’ for the first time at just $14.99 a packet. 

The reusable nappies are a cloth alternative for babies and are popular with parents who want to reduce waste.

About 800 million disposable nappies are thrown away in Australia every year – and they take up to 500 years to break down.   

Australian small business Bare and Boho landed a special promotions deal with Aldi. Eco-warrior mums rushed to the store for the sought-after product on Wednesday

The reusable nappies are a cloth alternative for babies and are popular with parents who want to reduce waste

The reusable nappies are a cloth alternative for babies and are popular with parents who want to reduce waste

Taiya Duncker went to her local Aldi in the hopes of buying her niece the reusable nappies, with video showing her at the store before doors had opened.

Video posted to Instagram shows the hopeful aunt waiting as the door is opened with a worker warning customers not to run.

‘Just wait until I’ve opened the door please. There’s heaps of nappies down there but please no running,’ the worker says.

Ms Duncker managed to snap up six nappies for her niece, Ellie, before they quickly sold out.

She posted a photo to Instagram showing that there were only four nappies left just five minutes after opening.

The reusable nappies retail for $14.99 each with Bare and Boho supplying designs exclusively to Aldi.

Taiya Duncker went to her local Aldi in the hopes of buying her niece the reusable nappies, with video showing her at the store before doors had opened

Taiya Duncker went to her local Aldi in the hopes of buying her niece the reusable nappies, with video showing her at the store before doors had opened

Video posted to Instagram shows the hopeful aunt waiting as the door is opened with a worker warning customers not to run

Video posted to Instagram shows the hopeful aunt waiting as the door is opened with a worker warning customers not to run

The products were available as part of the German retailer’s ‘special buys’ promotion and were sold with an accompanying insert.

HOW DO CLOTH NAPPIES WORK: 

Bare and Boho reusable nappies are a one-size-fits-most product, fitting babies between four and 18kg.

The Bare and Boho cloth nappies have an outer water-resistant shell with the inner wipeable lining for reuse.

Bare and Boho suggest putting used and soiled items in a dry pail in between washing – with an open lid and maximum air flow.

They then suggest a hand-rinse with a silicone soft bristle brush and quality detergent.

A stain remover is also suggested for the nappies before throwing them into the washing machine. 

It is recommended they are washed in a washing machine every 1-2 days.

For drying, they will last longer if the inserts are stretched out before being put to dry.

The inserts can be put in the sun after stretched or put in a tumble dryer. 

Founder Jordan McGregor said when Aldi approached her she was ecstatic about selling her products in the store.

‘As an Australian owned and designed cloth nappy brand, as well as for many who use cloth nappies, it is a collective vision to have them more accessible, more affordable and more accepted,’ she told Smart Company. 

‘When I started my cloth journey over four years ago, I wasn’t an online shopper, I didn’t have friends who used cloth, nor had many funds available to spend on quality nappies.’ 

According to figures released by Choice in 2010, Australians throw away more than 2.1billion nappies each year, so parents are turning to cloth alternatives.

Cloth nappies are made from environmentally sustainable materials, with the plastic in disposable nappies taking up to 500 years to breakdown.

However they need to be washed and can create more laundry each week.

Changing cloth nappies also requires more work than disposables, according to Little Piglet, who says when babies defecate it becomes a lot more effort.

‘Poop nappies have to be rinsed before going in your nappy pail. This may mean dunking them in the toilet or using a sink,’ it said.

Bare and Boho reusable nappies are a one-size-fits-most product, fitting babies between four and 18kg

Bare and Boho reusable nappies are a one-size-fits-most product, fitting babies between four and 18kg

According to figures released by Choice in 2010, Australians throw away more than 2.1billion nappies each year, so parents are turning to cloth alternatives

According to figures released by Choice in 2010, Australians throw away more than 2.1billion nappies each year, so parents are turning to cloth alternatives

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