Common Questions

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Choose the right size eco nappy and snap wrap for your baby.

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Watch our instructional video or follow the instructions on the Snap Wrap packaging to securely fit the nappy to baby.

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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.

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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.)

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Little & Brave confirms your collection day via email and text.

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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)

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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.

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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.

Little & Brave have set up our own commercial composting facility. We employ an in-vessel composting machine, locally known as a Hot Rot. This machine mimics the natural composting process but gives us the added assurance of being able to closely monitor and report on temperature so we can ensure pasteurisation of the nappies and eliminate all the pathogens.

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 are designed to be commercially composted. At the moment we can only compost them in Auckland. We are able to provide the service in Auckland because we have set up a dedicated commercial composting facility where we will compost used nappies ourselves.

Currently, if we provided the nappies outside of Auckland, they would likely end up in landfill, as the nappies don’t break down fully if put in a cold home compost. When organic materials, like food and green waste, are put in landfill, they break down anaerobically, or without oxygen. This process generates powerful greenhouse gases and can contribute to land, ground water and water way contamination through leachate. Our nappies, which are made from organic and plant materials, will become part of this problem.

We are in discussions with councils and commercial compostors about gaining access for our nappies to their facilities and will expand the service once this is confirmed.

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.

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Open the snap wrap and lay it on a flat surface.

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Open the eco nappy and spread out the leak guards.

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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.

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Place baby on top of the nappy.

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Pull the nappy up firmly between baby’s legs.

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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.

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Fold the printed edging of the nappy down at the front and back for a more snug fit.

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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 Nappy Pants are 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 Nappy 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 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.

Our nappies are designed to composted in a commercial facility. We do not recommend putting these in a home compost.

At the moment the nappies can only be composted in Auckland, at our dedicated composting facility. 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. If you would like to help bring Little & Brave Eco Nappies to your region please sign our petition here.