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September 1, 2010

Why Modern Cloth Nappies?

Why Modern Cloth Nappies?

It’s nice to know why a retailer makes the decision to make or sell modern cloth nappies – is it the same reason you are interested or already using cloth nappies on your baby?

There are three main reasons, usually inter-connected, that reflect why modern cloth nappies are used in combination with, or rather than, disposable nappies:

For your baby – softer, warmer and more comfortable than wearing paper, less nappy rash, more body awareness, leading often to earlier toileting independence, and therefore less waste and washing.

For your budget – saving money every time a washable nappy is used, reducing the costs of having a baby, leading to other savings.

For the benefit of the Environment – less landfill, less ecological impact, less CO2 and other potential contaminants, less use of non renewable natural resources.

For today’s topic we’ve asked your Nappy Experts about why they make or sell modern cloth nappies.

Let’s see what they have to say:

“Why do you sell modern cloth nappies?”

Emma Davidson of Brindabella Baby:

I became a dealer to support my own addiction!

Melinda of Avanappy:

I want to help increase the number of Modern Cloth Nappy makers in Australia, so Australian parents don’t have to look overseas to buy nappies.

Mel of Little Para Pants:

Because I like making them, and I wanted a job where I could work at home while looking after my son.

Louise of Scamps Boutique, NZ:

I sell Modern Cloth Nappies because I love them, I am addicted to them and I want everyone else to use them!

Eva of Oz Baby Trends:

I’m passionate about them and it’s something I can do to make a little money on the side while staying at home with the children – my number one priorty.

Inge of Earth Kidz:

I think it is an easy thing for parents to do to save the environment for their children. I got hooked and want to get others hooked too!

Cassandra of New Age Nappies:

My passion started in 1993 when I did my C.A.T about nappies in high school, when I had bub no. 1, that was it!

Annette of Iish Fly:

I began selling Modern Cloth Nappies as an experiment on ebay, and still today I am experimenting with MCN’s. When I moved over to Modern Cloth Nappies from terry squares, I loved how well they fitted, and how easy they were to use. I wanted others to have the choice and knowledge of them as well.

Michelle of Issy Bear Nappies:

Because I simply love what I do. I get so much satisfaction in seeing babies running around in beautiful, environmental friendly nappies!

Cindy from Ticklefish Tots:

Apart from them being cute, I sell them so that I can share the joy of functional things that I create that are great for the environment!

Carli from MiniLaLa:

Because I love and believe in the product! I love fashion and pretty things, things that make life easy for parents (I have two toddlers!), and our Earth. I have created a product which fulfils all 3 passions!

Tracey from Flattery:

Modern Cloth Nappies are a passion of mine – I love using them I love making them, i love designing, creating, and I love sharing. When I originally started making nappies it was a huge thing for me to make cloth attractive – it’s the pretty nappies that will bring non-clothies on board – and i also wanted to make them affordable so I’ve kept my prices quite low.

Bec from Baby Chilli:

Because I want to spread the word about how wonderful Modern Cloth Nappies can be. I feel they are a wonderful invention and not only help landfill but save you money and look a lot cuter too.

Kelleigh from Miracle Baby:

I sell modern cloth nappies because I love using them. They are easy-peasy! The thought of how many disposables I am not throwing away makes me feel really proud at the small effort we are going to, to leave a cleaner planet to our little miracles.

Julie from Cloth For Comfort:

I have chosen to primarily sell my nappies at a handmade craft market in Melbourne; while it takes more time and cost than just having an online store, I LOVE advocating modern cloth nappies and explaining the benefits, especially to those who have never seen or heard of them before.  I love the amazed reactions I get when I show them how cloth nappies have evolved from the humble towelling flat nappies! I am excited to be responsible for most of my customers using my nappies after seeing my stall and learning about MCN at the market.  It also feeds my addiction to MCN, as there are only so many nappies you can make for your own children. Click here for details of the next Market you will find us at…

Peggy from Fluffy Bubs:

To share my love of these get products. Not only are they a more environmentally friendly choice over disposables, they are cost effective and cute!

Kate from Nappy Days:

Because parents need to know they have choice to get out of the brainwashed baby system that we currently have. I wish I had known more when I had our son, but found it was better late than never.

Alisha of Baby Safari:

I chose to sell them because I believe in them as a product and I wanted more people to know about them. Since I opened there has been a dramatic increase in online cloth retailers and WAHMs making Modern Cloth Nappies.

Sasha of Green Kids:

I really like that I am able to offer parents a way to use cloth nappies which is much easier than it has traditionally been. I know a lot of people choose disposables as they think cloth is too hard, so it’s great to let people know about Green Kids, and that there is a way that they can make the right choice for their baby and the environment, but without all the hassle.

Reusable cloth helps preserve natural resources

Great! I like all these reasons.
What motivates me to use cloth and reusable options is the environment and money! It is simply cheaper to re-use something many times – particularly when it is just going to be weed in, throwing it away after it is piddled in seems so wasteful.
Environmentally, I like knowing that although the product used resources in it’s manufacture, that process only happened once, not once for each time it is worn – another impact-reducing aspect of modern cloth.
Thank you to all our nappy experts for their contributions,

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3 recommended resources:

  1. My Green Nappy Guide – discover all about modern cloth nappy styles in guided slo-mo – you’ll be a pro in no time with my unique guided tour!
  2. Have you been browsing through the Modern Cloth Mini Trend Galleries? A great way to spot a nappy you like, and then to go and visit the shop where it came from, to buy one!
  3. Go looking though the Green Promise Nappies Gallery – our signature ‘turbo charged giveaway’, in which nappies are pledged and donated for you to win and use as ‘nappy change’ ambassadors on your baby’s bum!

1 Comment »

  1. In my “small-ish” town, we only have ONE stockist of any type of Modern Cloth nappies (Peapods, and Bambino Mio). When I first learnt this, I made it my mission to try and spread the word to as many children’s store retailers, and friends of children not in cloth, of the amazing variety of online stores, WAHM-driven stores, Facebook groups and the like to try and encourage others to explore Modern Cloth nappies.

    In my town, in the Summertime, my son’s gorgeous Modern Cloth nappies became quite a talking piece. People (particularly of the older generations) couldn’t believe how nappies had evolved! And not only how STUNNING they could be, but how simple they are to use now (compared to the days of pins and sweaty plastic pilchers!) They want to touch the fluffy minky, and ladies coo over the animal prints or funky styles.

    I feel really proud every time someone praises me for being in cloth, and hope that more retailers locally where I live can embrace and endorse MCNs.

    Comment by Emma — October 18, 2010 @ 10:13 pm

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