What are Eenee Biodegradable Nappy Pads?
These compostable nappy pads are revolutionary in the world of eco diapers.
Eenee Compostable Nappy Pads are the WORLD’S ONLY plastic-free nappy - absolutely no petrochemical based plastics are used in their production. They’re also made of all-natural, non-toxic sustainable materials, making them the only nappy pad on the market which is completely compostable (in line with Australian AS4454 standards).
Sometimes called ‘Eco Disposable Nappies’ or ‘Eco Disposables’, these eco-friendly nappy pads are the perfect hybrid between a disposable and cloth nappy, ideal for any busy eco-conscious parent. They’re easy to use and are great for starting out in the world of sustainable nappy alternatives.
Suitable for babies of varying sizes, from newborns to toddlers, these compostable nappy pads come in four different sizes: Small (2-6kg), Medium (5-11kg), Large (11-16kg) and Extra Large (16kg+), allowing you to adjust as your child grows. You can see our size chart here.
Got questions? Take a look at our FAQs here.
How do you use Eenee compostable nappy pads?
These biodegradable nappies are designed for use with Eenee’s washable nappy pants or the reusable baby tummy bands. They work in a similar way to disposables, just without all the plastic and waste that clogs up landfills.
Learn how to fit these compostable nappies in this handy video.
Using with the hybrid nappy pant
Simply place a nappy pad inside the pouch of the Eenee reusable eco nappy pant, with the elasticated pocket facing upwards and the waterproof lining of the pant behind it. It should curve into a ‘U’ shape.
Then, use the outer popper fastening at the back pants to hold the uPad in place (at first glance, it might look like an ordinary Eenee label!). You’ll want to pull a little bit of the nappy liner over the top of the pant and lay it between the opened popper before folding over and snapping the popper fastening together to secure the liner in place.
The other half of the nappy pad tucks into the pocket at the front. Suitable for the wriggliest of bottoms out there!
The innovative waterproof biofilm lining means the eco nappy pants themselves don’t often get soiled, so they can be used again and again throughout the day - and you end up with much less laundry to do! When it’s time for a change, remove the soiled nappy pad, pop it in the compost (or in the Travel Nappy Wet Bag when you’re out and about), add a fresh one, and you’re good to go again. The hybrid nappy pant can be reused all day, minimising laundry and simplifying nappy changes.
Using with the baby tummy band
Place the back of the compostable nappy pad over the Velcro patches on the inside of your Eenee baby tummy band (the wide bit) and firmly press down to attach. A little bit of the uPad liner should overhang above the tummy band at the top, but you can re-adjust this when fitting to your baby for the perfect fit.
Next, fit the eco nappy as you would do normally, wrapping the nappy belt around their tummy, over the top of the nappy pad with the wide waistband at the back. Use the Velcro-style fasteners on the belt to hold the biodegradable pad in place at the back, and use the straps on either side to wrap around the waist and secure at the front of the nappy pad. It's that easy!
What are Eenee Compostable Nappy Pads made from?
These biodegradable nappy pads have a cellulose-based outer layer and a certified compostable biofilm waterproof lining that’s derived entirely from cornstarch.
The inners are filled with ethically sourced wood pulp fluff and a super absorbent polymer called sodium polyacrylate to lock in and hold moisture, keeping your baby’s skin nice and dry. That might sound like a scary name but this material is actually safe and non-toxic - it’s even used as an additive in food and cosmetics!
With no petrochemical plastics, perfumes, solvents or other irritants used, these nappy pads are an ideal choice for sensitive skin. Their fully sustainable construction also makes them far more eco-friendly than standard disposables!
Are these biodegradable nappies actually compostable?
They have been independently tested to make sure that they compost to the Australian Standard AS4454 (which is actually more stringent than EU standards!). In fact, they have been found to biodegrade down into completely bioavailable materials that make a positive contribution to the compost they’re a part of.
Composting in the UK
You can compost wet nappy pads in your compost at home, if you use a hot composting method. It's advised not to add feces to your compost.
The Eenee nappy pads are 100% compostable so it ought to be possible to add them to council food waste collections, but we are not aware of any that are taking them yet. We encourage you to reach out to your local council to advocate for composting facilities - the more people ask for it, the more likely we'll have it everywhere! We will also be working with councils in the UK to advocate for compostable nappies.
Even if you don’t have composting facilities, these compostable nappy pads create a lot less waste compared to your regular disposable nappies!
What’s the difference between Eenee compostable pads and disposable nappies?
In contrast, Eenee’s compostable nappy pads are completely plastic free.
These eco nappies provide all the superior absorbency of disposables but utilise non-toxic, plant-based materials that naturally break down and biodegrade completely in a matter of months. No petrochemical plastics, no perfumes, no solvents. This makes them far more eco-friendly and sustainable than standard disposable nappies that contain plastic components and take half a millennium to decompose.
While they are still single-use and will need to be disposed of once soiled, these eco-disposable nappies can be composted and won't contribute to the global waste crisis like regular disposables.
Why should I choose a hybrid nappy instead of a disposable one?
Disposable nappies, while convenient for parents, pose significant environmental and health concerns. Their production requires vast amounts of resources including wood pulp and petroleum-based plastics, contributing to unsustainable deforestation, fossil fuel depletion, and pollution.
UK households throw away 3 billion disposable nappies to landfill every year - that’s a lot when you consider they can take up to 500 years to decompose! The sheer volume ending up as waste fuels the growing waste crisis and creates a lasting burden on our ecosystem.
By choosing Eenee’s hybrid nappy system with compostable pads, you can have the best of both worlds: convenience for you, comfort for baby, and sustainability for the planet.
You’ll be reducing your carbon footprint, as well as the amount of waste your baby produces and the amount of plastic that enters the environment. Plus, they’re just as convenient and only create a little extra washing per week.