My Green Nappy Discovering Modern Cloth Nappies and Eco-Friendly Disposable Nappies

January 11, 2011

Meet Our Guest: Kodomo

Let’s meet Nyree, the proud owner of Kodomo:

My name is Nyree, I’m an office worker turned primary school teacher who’s now a stay at home mum to William (and I hope to be adding to our family in the not too distant future!) We live in Melbourne but dream of one day having some country property…

About Kodomo:

After William was born and we were using cloth on him I was shocked to realise that most people don’t know about modern cloth nappies. Our pediatrician remarked that he hadn’t seen a cloth nappy in years! After talking people’s ears off about cloth nappies a friend commented that I must think people who use disposables are stupid. I don’t. I just think the marketing departments of disposable nappy manufacturers are very clever.

kodomo

The Ö Sleep night time nappy

When people heard we were using cloth they assumed I was at home folding piles of white terry cloth squares all day. I wondered if there might be room for one more retailer in the market and hence, Kodomo was born.

Kodomo is the Japanese word for child, which reflects my love of all things Japanese (developed after spending a few years living and teaching there).

I particularly love my little mascots – Momo and Koki, my cloth nappy wearing kokeshi dolls that you can see on our home page and in our branding.

So far in the shop we’ve got cloth nappies, accessories and organic skincare. I’m particularly excited to be the first Australian retailer of Omaiki nappies from Canada. Their AIO is the trimmest one size cloth nappy I’ve used that doesn’t compromise on absorbency.

I love a bargain and know our customers do too – a great way to find out about spot specials is to follow us on facebook. I hope to add some crafty baby items to the store made by my clever friend in the near future, so stay tuned.

Our Planet Matters!

I take a long time to do the grocery shopping because I read EVERY label before I’ll buy a product. We all know about conserving water and energy and reducing pollution in our environment but there seems to be little awareness of the chemicals polluting our food and consumable household products. I’m particularly wary of products containing sodium lauryl sulfate and parabens. Years of watching kids eat school lunches also leads me to believe the case to link food and behaviour is very strong.

When you visit Kodomo, make sure you have a look at…

1. The Omaiki AIO nappy I mentioned earlier:

2. WOTNOT Sunscreen, free of chemical blockers – for the whole family, not just bubs!

3. Loveybums Quick Dry Sherpa nappies for newborns, the most viewed item in the store.

3 of my favourite sites are:

1. The Food Intolerance Network (not just for those with food intolerances – great for anyone who cares about what they are feeding themselves and their family) and Additive Education, works hand in hand with the Sue Dengate site mentioned above.

2. “Slow Death by Rubber Duck” by Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie. Scary. Insightful. Wonderful. A must read.

3. Andrew Kirkpatrick, my talented web designer’s own website.

Let’s talk more!

Have you used or do you make a great additive-free, organic product that you can recommend for my family?

I’d love to know about it! Email me at kodomo@kodomo.com.au

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