MAKES CENTS: Angel Mossberg with her daughters Samantha and Maya.
MAKES CENTS: Angel Mossberg with her daughters Samantha and Maya.

No throw-away idea: nappy comeback a costbusting winner

ANGEL Mossberg's two daughters, Maya, 7, and Samantha, 3, shared nappies.

Mrs Mossberg said cloth nappies were making a huge comeback because they were good for the environment and more economical compared to disposable ones.

"They're not the same as your mum used on you," she said.

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"I remember I told my mum I was going to be cloth diapering and she said it was lots of work.

"But it's not that hard anymore. There are no pins, my daughters had snaps on them and they would wear them from newborn to potty training."

Mrs Mossberg bought her first daughter Maya enough nappies for three days for about $400.

When they were soiled she would pitch them into a hamper and then throw them in the wash.

"It's really easy now they don't stain or smell," she said.

"We then used them on Samantha when she needed them.

"It is certainly not for everyone. If you have multiple kids it takes a lot of time and you would want a washing machine at home.

"I'm sure I saved heaps of money from using cloth diapers."



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