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July 13, 2010

Nappy Accessories that Make Modern Cloth Nappies Easy and Convenient

The Sponsors of the first Green Promise Nappies are your Nappy Doulas for this series of ‘Congo Questions’.

The Winter Sponsors of the 100 Green Promise Nappies Initiative were invited to contribute to this series of Congo Questions. Each donated a special cloth nappy to go out as a giveaway prize to become an ambassador for ‘Nappy Change’ as it stopped a disposable heading to landfill each time it is worn. This seasonal giveaway strives to reach 100 donated nappies in a future round, and you can register at any time to either play in the current giveaway (they go for 6 weeks at the start of each season) or register to be notified when the next round is set to begin! You can enter into the draw for one nappy, or all of them!

Winter Green Promise Nappy Sponsors – Congo Advice #6

“What accessories are most convenient to using MCN with ease?”

You’ll see a wonderful range of responses, and no doubt will gain a perspective on the question that relates well to your situation and needs. No-one sees what anyone else contributes until it is published here. This is what your Nappy Doula’s have to say:

Amanda from Sweet Bubba Eco Store:

Nappy bucket, a plastic container to hold wipes and a good wetbag.

Janine from Ninky Bear:

Flushable Liners!

Emma from Brindabella Baby:

Cloth wipes! Why separate disposable wipes for the bin from cloth nappies for the bucket, when you can roll it all up together and throw it in the bucket?
Cloth wipes use nothing but clean water to clean up sticky messes on faces, hands, and bottoms – you’ll use them long after you’ve finished with nappies. And because there’s no chemicals involved, they’re less likely to irritate sensitive newborn skin.

Cassandra from New Age Nappies:

Flushable liners.

Kyra from E-Weez:

I say Bio-liners! These are fantastic as you can just pick up the liner and flush away the poo!

Eva from Oz Baby Trends:

Flushable liners are fabulous, particularly if you can predict when your child will do a poo, then you need only use 1 or 2 a day.

Cindy from Ticklefish Tots:

Definitely a wetbag to store your used MCN while you are out and about, to keep the smells out of your nappy bag until you get home! Plus, you can never have too many cloth wipes on hand – not only are they good for a chemical free way to clean your baby’s bottom, you can also use them to clean sticky hands and dirty faces while you are out!

Marnie from Noonee Wilga:

Make your own nappy liners: buy 1m of microfleece and cut it into rectangles approx 15cm x 40cm (or suitable size for your nappies). Microfleece does not fray so there is no need to sew the edges.

Fiona and Catherine from Darlings Downunder:

Dealing with poo is a reason often given for not trying cloth nappies.

It seems strange to me because babies are inherently messy creatures and you’ll end up with poo on your hands whatever sort of nappy you use! For those who shudder at the thought of removing poo from nappies or fleece liners (trust me, it’s not that hard!), flushable liners are for you. You just lift up the pooey liner and drop it in the toilet.


The one imperative: somewhere secure (a bucket with a lid that seals or a laundry bag hung up high on a door) for your wet & dirty nappies.

Security is important – not because of the hazard of an open bucket of water (I don’t soak and don’t recommend it, either) – but to stop your toddler getting into the bucket and spreading the dirty nappies over the couch. This is the voice of experience…

Kyra from Bubbalooba:

Cloth wipes are excellent to use with Modern Nappies – just rinse and wash with the nappies! They are a lot cheaper than having to buy disposable wipes, and are sooo soft (made from flannelette).

Nicole from Krap Katchers:

Wetbags and wipes are a must! I’m often surprised when I hear of modern nappy users switching to disposables when out and about and I often wonder why, especially when out and about is the best time to show cloth bums off!

Simply take a wetbag along with you pop your dirty nappy, wipes or anything else like soiled clothing in too and all the smells are contained. Reusable wipes are fantastic as well, you’re already washing nappies – just add the wipes in as well and save yourself the expense of buying wipes every week.

Jacquie from Cheeky Cherubs:

I highly recommend using a Wetbag and Cloth Wipes with your Modern Cloth Nappies. Wetbags make cloth nappying easy when you’re out and about and perfect for your cloth nappied baby at daycare too! Cloth Wipes just make sense when you’re cloth nappying too because you can just wash them with your nappies with ease.

Rebecca From Bean Sprout Bubba:

There are a few optional accessories to make life easier with MCNs

– PUL wetbags and flushable nappy liners: great for using when out and about. Flushable nappy liners can easily take solid waste off a nappy with minimal fuss, and they can be flushed down the loo where they belong. Note: make sure they are Flushable and not just disposable.

– Nappy sprayers: great for rinsing solid waste into the loo, and for rinsing ‘toxic’ teething wee out of nappies, before drypailing. It is simply a showerhead attachment with a hose that attaches to your toilet cistern. Other uses: cleaning in and around the toilet, cleaninng the worst off a little bottom before wiping (sorry if TMI!) LOL…

Thank you to all our nappy doula’s for their contributions,

The next congo question in this series will offer you an understanding of the ways modern nappies are made, and what you need to be aware of when making your choices…

P.S There is a question at the bottom of each of these features. Join in the conversation and share your own experiences and stories with us…

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A question to you about your search for the best cloth nappy accessories:

What would you recommend as an essential cloth nappy accessory?

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