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Has anyone really compared the German brand 'Moltex Oko' nappies and the Swedish 'Nature Babycare' nappies?

Both seem to have similar claims- no chlorine bleach (Nature use oxygen to bleach, Moltex use hydrogen for the 50% the cellulose they bleach), some parts are 100% biodegradable (the waterproof film), both use renewable resources, breathable, skin-friendly etc.
I can not see what the difference really is, in terms of eco-friendliness.

Nature are easier for me to get as I can buy them at my usual supermarket, where as Moltex I would have to have delivered. Price is similar.

Anyone have any fact to help me decide which to go for? ???
Thank you!

doing an experiment with both at the moment and so far both score equally  on fit and absorbancy.
Sorry not able to help with the green issues of them but to me any thing better than the 'normal' brands is a step in the right direction

when life gives you a rainy day play in the puddles !!!
mum to 4 sons 13,7,4 and 2
a daughter 8 years ,
and always in my heart my angel xx

[quote author=Queenie link=topic=458.msg5266#msg5266 date=1190035649]
As far as I know you can compost moltex where as you can't compost nature but I could be wrong. Sorry I've never tried Moltex x

Queenie, you know that is the kind of thing i was expecting- but NO! Moltex are NOT compostable- they admit on their FAQ on the website that they still consist largely of non-natural materials.

I think its the Moltex packaging you can compost…

ON the plus side you can get the Nature nappies on the high street whereas the Moltex are only mail order unless your health food shop stocks them..

Both are quite good at bsorbacncy and containment

[quote author=fishjumperwoman link=topic=458.msg5274#msg5274 date=1190051651]
Both these brands contain chemical absorbent gel which I'm very suspicious about. When were away from home I used Tushies (available from Green Baby) We used the Tushies Mates with them at night to boost absorbency and found them very good.

Helen

Tushies- just had a look- very interesting! How many are in a pack of the large or toddler size? (I want to do a price comparison!)

I have a file on eco-dispos that I use on the cloth board I mod on, it's bit old but here it is:

tushies - the only gel-free nappy in UK, also perfume-
free, dye-free, latex-free, non-chlorine bleached -
available from Green baby http://www.greenbabyco.com and
others. Quite eco-friendly but not as absorbant as no gel. £8.50 for 40 small
mother nature - still have gel but sealed in, no
chemical binders or latex, slim, soft, secure
fastenings, will plant a tree for you! £8.50 for 42
small Green Baby
tendercare - chlorine free, perfume and latex free but
contain gel. Reasonable price £5.99 for 34 Green Baby
Nature Boy and Girl, similar price and contents to
tendercare but very easy to get hold of ie waitrose,
sainsbury's etc http://www.naty.com/naty.aspx
Moltex - yummy wholemeal coloured! only UK nappy with
unbleached cellulose core, greenpeace tested (whatever
that means!) £9.25 for 52 small http://www.spiritofnature.co.uk/acatalog/moltex_nappies.html
http://www.spiritofnature.co.uk
I've used tushies (not as absorbant as others as no
gel) nature boy and girl (good absorbancy but poor
fastenings, easy to get hold of though) and moltex
(cool colour and sold by my local christian co-
operative, work well and good fastenings).
If you want to avoid the gel (linked with toxic
shock syndrome in tampons) it'll have to be tushies.
I personally prefer Moltex as they are more unbleached than Nature and they work better. Nature doesn't appear to make any claims about lacking chemicals and perfumes which moltex does.
hth
annie

I've found both to be perfectly as good as the 'high street brands' when it comes to absorbancy, BUT - the moltex ones stay velcroed shut when you remove the nappy and package it up (so as to avoid having to use the bags) wheras the Nature ones tend to ping open, revealing contents.  Packaged up pooey Moltex nappy can be chucked down the stairs in general direction of the bin, I wouldn't dare doing same to a Nature nappy.   ;D  A lighthearted comparison but worthy of note all the same!!

Home educating Mammy to DD aged 13, DS aged 12, DS aged 10, DD aged 7, DD aged 3 and DS aged 2 weeks!!  grin
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MY ETSY SHOP!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/pipdor?ref=si_shopl

[quote author=Wodgehog link=topic=458.msg5300#msg5300 date=1190117578]
I've found both to be perfectly as good as the 'high street brands' when it comes to absorbancy, BUT - the moltex ones stay velcroed shut when you remove the nappy and package it up (so as to avoid having to use the bags) wheras the Nature ones tend to ping open, revealing contents.  Packaged up pooey Moltex nappy can be chucked down the stairs in general direction of the bin, I wouldn't dare doing same to a Nature nappy.   ;D  A lighthearted comparison but worthy of note all the same!!

I'll remember not to stand at the bottom of your stairs!  wink

i have been wondering about this myself recently.
we use either the nature baycare or the moltex ones at night.
the moltex are by far the better nappy imo, BUt they cost twice the price of the nature babycare ones!! and they look so much better smile
i have been wondering about the tushies, but i found a review of them on the internet that said they were not as absorbent as others.
the reason we use a disposable at night is that my daughter can soak through a minki huggle stuffed with 2 hemp booster pads AND a muslin cloth!! i am wary about spending a small fortune on the tushies only to find that she leaks through those as well (she even goes through the branded high street gel filled disposables!
i personally find the moltex far superior to any high street brand, i just wish they werent 2x the price :(

i personally find the moltex far superior to any high street brand, i just wish they werent 2x the price :(


I agree, I really like Moltex, but they are pricey and then there is the pain of sending for them plus postage and packing.  I recently sent for the Bambo ones which are slightly cheaper than Moltiex because you get a few more in the pack for the same price.  They seem to work very well too.

Home educating Mammy to DD aged 13, DS aged 12, DS aged 10, DD aged 7, DD aged 3 and DS aged 2 weeks!!  grin
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MY ETSY SHOP!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/pipdor?ref=si_shopl

Thought you might be interested in these pictures…they show Moltex nappies being composted.  They can be put in the compost heap or a wormery by the looks of things… smile enjoy! (probably not before dinner!)

http://www.ecobaby.ie/ecobaby_home_01.htm

Hmmmmmmmmmm - link doesn't take you directly to pics so you have to click on the "Who's been eating my Eco Nappy" link under Nappy Disposal on the left hand menu .. smile

WAHM to two gorgeous boys DS1 (7) and DS2 (4).

http://www.littlegreenangels.com

Online shop for washable nappies, natural baby products and wooden toys.

ok after tryin all 3 of these out in the last couple of weeks, nature baby is my favorite on new born as they fit much better as the moltex dont do a really small size but from about 12 lb Moltex is my favoirte

when life gives you a rainy day play in the puddles !!!
mum to 4 sons 13,7,4 and 2
a daughter 8 years ,
and always in my heart my angel xx

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