Choose the right size Eco Nappy (inner) and Snap Wrap or Snap Pant (outer) for your baby.
Watch our instructional video or follow the instructions on the Snap Wrap or Snap Pant packaging to securely fit the nappy to baby.
Use the nappies. We also have fully compostable eco baby wipes available to help keep baby clean. Store all used items in one of our compostable Nappy Sacks.
Order a collection of soiled nappies and delivery of new nappies via our Drop & Collect service. (You can also deliver used nappies to our facility located at 7 Southdown Lane, Penrose, Auckland. Simply pop them in the labelled bin.)
Little & Brave confirms your collection day via email and text.
Put your soiled Little & Brave Eco Nappies at your front door for collection. (Please do not put any other nappies, baby products, food waste or rubbish in this bag)
Little and Brave collects your nappies and recycles them according to the New Zealand Composting Standard (NZS-4454) to make a nutrient dense soil ammendment or compost.
The resources in the compost are returned to the land, instead of being sent as waste to landfill.
Please note that Little & Brave Eco Nappies and Commercial Composting is currently only available in Auckland.
Composting is a micro-organic process whereby organic matter is been broken down into compost. Compost itself it nutrient-dense and given the right organic feedstock or amendments, is extremely rich in carbon.
Home Composting is a simple and relatively easy process that can successfully decompose certain types of organic matter. These include food scraps, green leaves, grass clippings, dry leaves, sawdust (untreated wood), coffee husks, coffee grounds/grinds and more exotic amendments such as dried seaweed, raw hemp and Biochar. Home Composting cannot effectively pasteurise its contents, as it does not reach high enough temperatures for long enough. Poo from Nappies for example would not be composted in a Home Composting Bin/Pile.
Commercial Composting is a more complex, more involved and more expensive process that can successfully decompose virtually all organic matter. The differences are many, but the important difference between the two is the reliably attained, maintained and monitored temperature of the compost bins/boxes/systems/windrows/tunnels.
The key numbers are a minimum of 60-degrees Celsius for a minimum of 72-hours consecutively. That pasteurises the contents, removing all pathogens such as E-Coli.
Little & Brave is happy for customers to Home Compost their Wee Nappies, as these do not require pasteurisation. We DO NOT recommend that anyone Home Composts their Poo Nappies. Ideally these would be Commercially Composted first and if not practical, conventionally disposed to minimise any pathogen risk.
Little & Brave is proud to voluntarily comply with New Zealand Standard NZS-4454: 2005, Composts, soil conditioners and mulches, to ensure a nutrient-dense, pathogen and contaminant free compost.
Our Eco Nappies were designed to be Commercially Composted.
However, we found after consultation with Compost Experts and in-house testing, that you can successfully Home Compost your Wee Nappies. Little & Brave Wee Nappies (nappies that your Little wees in obviously) CAN be effectively Home Composted. We offer all the products and expertise you will need to effectively do this. Please visit our Sustainability Blog and Shop for information and home compost products.
We operate a dedicated commercial composting facility in Penrose, Auckland, where we compost all used nappies we collect ourselves.
We are in discussions with councils and Commercial Composters, local Councils, and the Government, about our national commercial composting infrastructure, with the aim of gaining access for our products to more facilities around New Zealand and expanding this valuable service to more families.
Our goal of having all Little & Brave Eco Nappies accepted into commercial composters nationwide will happen.
Our nappies can be used according to your baby’s weight and size, but also by the amount of urine they produce. If you have a heavy wetter you can easily go up to the next size nappy. Please start with the size of nappy that corresponds to your baby’s weight.
You can find your fit here.
For newborns we would recommend a Snap Wrap. Your newborn is less active than an older child, and the Snap Wrap can be tightened to better fit your Little.
For larger infants (6kg+) and toddlers and walkers, we would recommend the Snap Pant. These have been designed with the active Little in mind and can also compliment toilet training. The funky designs means your Little can also wear these as bottoms during warmer months.
It also comes down to personal preference! We have parents and caregivers who are Snap Wrap ninjas and they only use the Snap Wrap, and other parents who like the versatility of the Snap Pant.
Open the snap wrap and lay it on a flat surface.
Open the eco nappy and spread out the leak guards.
Fold the top printed edging towards you, and align the top of the white padding with the top of the wrap. Press down firmly so that it sticks to the velcro in the middle of the wrap.
Place baby on top of the nappy.
Pull the nappy up firmly between baby’s legs.
Stretch the side tabs of the wrap around baby’s waist and fasten at the front using the velcro. For larger sizes close the snap as well.
Fold the printed edging of the nappy down at the front and back for a more snug fit.
Pick up baby for some snuggles!
Open the Snap Pant on a flat surface.
Ensure the care tag is at the top.
Open the eco nappy and spread out the leak guards.
Fold the top printed edging towards you, and line up the top of the white padding with the top of the Snap Pant. Do not tuck nappy under the fabric lip. These are for toilet training, and help you and your child pull up the pant.
Press down firmly so that the nappy pad sticks to the velcro at both ends of the Snap Pant.
Carefully place baby in the middle of the nappy. Please ensure baby is on a stable surface.
Pull the nappy up firmly between baby’s legs, connect the velcro side tabs at baby’s waist and fasten the snaps.
Fold the printed edging of the nappy down at the front and back for a more secure fit.
Pick up baby for some snuggles!
Leaks are normally caused by one of three things. Firstly, check that you spread the leak guards out when you put the nappy on. If you do not lift the leak guards then you will get leaks. Secondly, if you did this it is likely that you need to fit the Snap Wrap or Snap Pant a little more snugly.
Make sure that you firmly pull the eco nappy up between baby’s legs and that you have a snug fit across baby’s tummy using the Snap Wrap or Snap Pant. Thirdly, you may want to try a different size nappy size. This can helpful if you have a baby with skinny or chunky thighs as this can alter the fit.
We would recommend starting in the lower weight range, for both nappies (inners) and snap wrap or snap pant (outers) as this helps to ensure a close and snug fit.
Please also see our Troubleshooting Leaks Blog for further tips.
We are always happy to help our customers so feel free to call us on 0800 768 434, Monday-Friday, from 9.00am-5.00pm. We would love to assist you.
We have a drop-off site in Auckland. These nappies are composted in our dedicated facility. The site is open Mon-Fri 7am-4pm (excl Public Holidays) for free community Drop-Off. 4/7 Southdown Lane, Penrose, Auckland.
We are in talks with Councils and composting facilities all over New Zealand and are working hard to give more Kiwi families the option to compost the nappies.
You might have noticed a small sticker on your recent delivery that says “Second Journey Box”.
One of that ways that we reuse resources at Little & Brave is by using both our nappy carton boxes and courier boxes, that are in good shape, for more than one delivery. And yes, you guessed it, if it has more than one sticker it has been on multiple journeys!
We also use no filler packaging inside our boxes, and don’t reprint invoices or print out packing slips. We have also moved to paper packing tape, reducing our plastic needs even further. Any courier bags that are used are either paper, and be recycled in your Council bin, or home or commercially compostable (please remove the courier sticker first). Our flyers are also made from recycled paper and can be recycled, composted or reused where advised. All of these actions help us to reduce the waste we create and better use the resources we have.
These may seem like small actions, but we know that every small step we make, takes us closer to our goal of less plastic, less waste and less waste to landfill. Imagine if every company in New Zealand made the same commitment to their courier packaging!
We are currently working on a return method for customer boxes and will update you once this is finalised, so that your boxes can go on a second journey too!
Our Nappy Truck is out in the Community for those of you who can’t get to Penrose to Drop-Off your Little & Brave products.
A minimal fee of $4 p/bag is payable at the truck or you can purchase a pre-paid Nappy Truck Card online, which is good for TEN full 80-Litre bags of compostable goodness at only $3.60 p/bag.
Our Nappy Truck is out in the Community from Tuesday through Thursday each week.
Tuesday – Countdown Richmond Road carpark, Grey Lynn (9:30-10:30)
Wednesday – Huckleberry carpark, New Lynn (9:30-10:30)
Thursday – Countdown St Johns carpark, St Johns (9:30-10:30)