What does wearing disposable nappies really cost?
Small – R3.02 each*
Medium – R2.50 each*
Large – R3.15 each*
Extra Large – R4.22 each*
How many changes needed?
0-3 months 10-12 times a day
3-6 months 8-10 times a day
6-12 months 6-8 times a day
12 months+ 5-6 times a day
How much does this cost?
1-3 months = (3 x 30 days) x (R3.02 x 10 changes a day) = R2718
3-6 months = (3 x 30 days) x (R2.50 x 8 changes a day) = R1800
6-12 months = (6 x 30 days) x (R3.15 x 6 changes a day) =R2268
1-2 years = (365 days) x (R3.15 x 5 changes a day) = R5748
Total for first two years = R12,534.00
And many children only potty train at 3 years old and wear night time nappies at age 4!
*Thank you to Rebecca Rubin-Dixon of Bam+Boo Baby products for this eye-openign calculation.