Letter: Real nappies

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Sir: Ani Harris (letter, 9 May) asks just how "clean" reusable nappies are.

The "vile chemical" we use to sanitise our reusables is that scourge of the environment, vinegar (as recommended by the manufacturers). The "amazing temperature" we wash them at is 60 degrees and on average we do five half-loads every two weeks. If the weather is fine we hang them outside, otherwise they dry in the airing cupboard (we don't have a tumble drier). Hardly an environmental disaster.


Loughborough, Leicestershire