I think this is fantastic, and would love to get on the case with our local hospitals too. I was told that I wouldn't be allowed to use cloth in hospital, although this admittedly came from our antenatal teacher and with so much on my mind during pregnancy I didn't make the effort to double-check with the hospital itself
It would make so much sense to use cloth as standard - would save the NHS a fortune!
Can I be really cheeky and ask if you'd email me your findings please? Do you fancy doing some work together to work out the potential cost savings (if it hasn't already been done?)
That'd be fab! It might be a way down the line as 1st we need to work out why the other hospitals use cloth & if we should be then cost it up. My main fear is that the sposies we get are brought in by the lady who gives out the bags named after a coconut chocolate bar
so, if they're free it's not going to appeal from a cost perspective. However we average 5000 deliveries a year & if you guess that each baby uses 8-10 nappies a day that's at least 40-50,000 sposies a year
More for the babies that are in longer than a day. Environmentally that's awful!!!
It'd save a lot of time if babies were in cloth & they would actually get discharged quicker in a lot of cases which would free up beds thus saving money. I really hope they think it'd be worth the switch.