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May 25, 2013

Spotlight on Expert Advice for Modern Cloth Nappies: May 2013

Filed under: Modern Cloth Nappy Advice — charndra @ 7:00 am

This is one of a regular scheduled posts each month this year that highlights some of the previously published ‘expert’ articles found on My Green Nappy.

 Have a skim down the list of 10 questions for something that you are curious about, or skip to our full listing under the top menu option called:

Cloth Nappies: Best Cloth Nappy Tips

This section is ALL expert advice. I have a list of cloth nappy retailers with over 100 Australian and New Zealand Cloth Nappy Shops represented. Several times a year I ask a series of questions and they respond to whichever they are best able to answer, depending on their available time. It is always a different selection who are able to contribute their expertise, which keeps the information fresh and evolving.

These mini-interviews are then collated bu me into these informative articles which are published over the year. All link the the shops of the contributors so you can check out their range – if you like what they have to so, support them by a visit and check out their range. All are mums who have or are using modern cloth nappies with their babies.

28 Things to Do With Flat Terry Squares

– Discover the many uses for the humble and useful terry flat, the traditional nappy…

Reusable Nappies: How Many Modern Nappies Will I Need To Use Them Part Time With A Crawling Baby?

– Is your baby crawling? Discover how many modern nappies you will need to use them part time…

The Simplest Modern Nappy: Prefolds – Trifolds? What Are Their Benefits and How Can I Use Them?

– Our Nappy Experts offer tips for using prefolds and trifolds.

Cloth Nappy Trends – Popular Style! What Are the Best Selling Cloth Nappy Styles?

– Our Nappy Experts share which nappy styles are the most popular at their shops…

Starting My Newborn Stash With A Baby Registry – What Do I Need To Know?

– Our nappy experts have suggestions about picking reusable nappies for your baby registry…

Cloth Nappy Liners – What Should I Know About Them? (I Don’t Want to Deal with POO!)

– Our cloth nappy experts give you the low down on nappy liners.

What are the Features and Benefits of Using a Wetbag?

– There are several uses for the washable and reusable wetbag…

Wet Bags are Wonderful! Why do Mums Like Wet Bags?

– Our nappy experts tell us about the nappy wet bag and why they think the wetbag is an essential addition to your cloth nappy stash…

All in Two Nappies: What Does This Mean?

– Our nappy experts explain ‘AI2′ or ‘All in Two’ Nappies for you in simple ways…

The Modern Cloth Nappy at Night: In Search of Sweet Dreams and Dry Sheets…

– We ask our nappy experts about the night time nappy.

Our Partners Support MyGreenNappy: We Recommend Them First!

For these special articles, a unique feature of My Green Nappy, I invite the contributions of nappy retailers to answer commonly asked questions about Modern Cloth Nappies.

Nearly finished with your cloth nappies?

Nappies on a Mission: Donate Your Used Cloth Nappies to Those in Need.

– Finished with your cloth nappies? Consider donating some to orphanages in very poor countries in the world…

May 20, 2013

How Do I Set Up a Nappy Consultancy For My Cloth Nappy Brand?

Filed under: Modern Cloth Nappy Advice — charndra @ 7:00 am

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How Do I Set Up a Nappy Consultancy For My Cloth Nappy Brand?

Cloth nappy consultants are very enthusiastic about cloth nappies and can help you learn how easy using modern cloth nappies can be.

By participating in a cloth nappy consultation, you have access to a relaxed demonstration with all the tips of an experienced cloth nappy user. A ‘nappy party’ is a popular activity for mother`s groups and baby showers. You may get a free nappy when hosting a nappy demonstration, do ask about these benefits.

Often cloth nappy consultants represent certain brands and all the nappies within that range. Speaking face to face with a real person who knows what they are talking about regarding all the styles of modern cloth nappies out there is a main benefit of chatting with a cloth nappy consultant. They can let you know all about modern cloth nappies, show you how they work depending on the style, let you know what to expect, and how to care for your new nappies. You also have the benefit of purchasing from someone in your local area who you can call for exta tips and who will know where ‘cloth Mums’ hang out together for nappychinos!
Our Nappy Experts are invited to contribute to these cooperative questions so that you get a range of informative and experienced responses about the topic. Enjoy and discover something new, and share with us in the comment box below.

Let’s see what they have to say:

How Do I Set Up a Nappy Consultancy For My Cloth Nappy Brand?

Sarah from Billy and the Bow Wow:

You need a kit of nappies and accessories to show customers the range of nappies that you have and a network / method of promoting this service to customers.

Kerry from Greenkids:

If your brand is a popular one, you will probably be contacted quite regularly by mums asking about becoming a consultant.  It is important to qualify potential applicants and ensure they are not just trying to purchase at a wholesale price for themselves and friends.  A consultancy is a business, and it needs to be run as a business, so be very clear about that with all applicants.  Have a simply worded contract that states what you expect of a consultant and what you as the owner of the brand will do to support them.  Advertise for consultants on your website and/or facebook page and newsletter.  Include consultants in your sales and marketing efforts and keep them in the loop about new products, price changes etc.  Ask for their advice, as your consultants have day-to-day experience with your product and face-to-face interaction with your customers.

Kate from Baby BeeHinds:

The baby beehinds consulting side of things was already established before I started to run things for baby beehinds.  However you need to think carefully about how much you can afford to pay in comissions what you can offer in incentives for customers to shop through a consultant, and what you want consultants to achieve.  Baby BeeHinds have had consultants since 2005, and the cloth nappy landscape has changed a lot since then, there is a lot more competition out there and the focus has definitely shifted from convincing people to use cloth, to convincing people to use your brand of cloth.  You need to know that you have dedicated customers who will support your brand.  We all know that the margins in modern cloth nappies are not huge, so there is only so much that can be spared on using consultants as a way to get your brand out there.

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Charndra


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April 25, 2013

Spotlight on Expert Advice for Modern Cloth Nappies: April 2013

Filed under: Modern Cloth Nappy Advice — charndra @ 7:00 am

This is one of a regular scheduled posts each month this year that highlights some of the previously published ‘expert’ articles found on My Green Nappy.

Have a skim down the list of 10 questions for something that you are curious about, or skip to our full listing under the top menu option called:

Cloth Nappies: Best Cloth Nappy Tips

This section is ALL expert advice. I have a list of cloth nappy retailers with over 100 Australian and New Zealand Cloth Nappy Shops represented. Several times a year I ask a series of questions and they respond to whichever they are best able to answer, depending on their available time. It is always a different selection who are able to contribute their expertise, which keeps the information fresh and evolving.

These mini-interviews are then collated bu me into these informative articles which are published over the year. All link the the shops of the contributors so you can check out their range – if you like what they have to so, support them by a visit and check out their range. All are mums who have or are using modern cloth nappies with their babies.

Custom-Made Nappies: Unique Treasures for your Special Baby.

– Our nappy experts tell us about custom made nappies.

The Versatile Pocket Nappy… Why Do Mums Choose Pocket Nappies?

– Our nappy experts tell us about pocket nappies.

What Every Parent Should Know About Nappy Fabrics

– Find out what the key terms mean in relation to what MCN are made from…

Cloth Nappy Trends – Popular Style! What Are the Best Selling Cloth Nappy Styles?

– Our nappy experts tell us about which nappies are the most popular at their shop, and why they think this is so…

Best Reusable Nappies – What Modern Cloth Nappy Brands are the Best to Use?

– Our nappy experts share what their own favourite brand of washable nappy is at the moment…

Reusable Nappies: Top Tips For Using Modern Cloth Nappies In Summer, Or In The Tropics

– Our nappy experts provide tips for those using MCN in the hot steamy tropics, and the rest of us in Summer.

Organic Goodness… What are the Benefits of Organic or Unbleached Cloth Nappies?

– Our nappy experts tell us about organic nappies, and what the benefits of organic or unbleached nappies are for your baby…

All in One Nappies: What Does This Mean?

– Our nappy experts explain ‘AIO’ or ‘All in One’ Nappies for you in simple ways…

The Convenient AIO Nappy… Why Do Mums Choose All in One Nappies?

– Our nappy experts tell us about the AIO nappy and why they think the All in One is so popular…

Top 8 Myths About Cloth Nappies

– Dispel the most common myths about cloth nappies…

Our Partners Support MyGreenNappy: We Recommend Them First!

For these special articles, a unique feature of My Green Nappy, I invite the contributions of nappy retailers to answer commonly asked questions about Modern Cloth Nappies.

Nearly finished with your cloth nappies?

Nappies on a Mission: Donate Your Used Cloth Nappies to Those in Need.

– Finished with your cloth nappies? Consider donating some to orphanages in very poor countries in the world…

April 20, 2013

How to Sell Cloth Nappies: What Is a Cloth Nappy Consultant Anyway?

Filed under: Modern Cloth Nappy Advice — charndra @ 7:00 am

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How to Sell Cloth Nappies: What Is a Cloth Nappy Consultant Anyway?

Cloth nappy consultants are very enthusiastic about cloth nappies and can help you learn how easy using modern cloth nappies can be.

By participating in a cloth nappy consultation, you have access to a relaxed demonstration with all the tips of an experienced cloth nappy user. A ‘nappy party’ is a popular activity for mother`s groups and baby showers. You may get a free nappy when hosting a nappy demonstration, do ask about these benefits.

Often cloth nappy consultants represent certain brands and all the nappies within that range. Speaking face to face with a real person who knows what they are talking about regarding all the styles of modern cloth nappies out there is a main benefit of chatting with a cloth nappy consultant. They can let you know all about modern cloth nappies, show you how they work depending on the style, let you know what to expect, and how to care for your new nappies. You also have the benefit of purchasing from someone in your local area who you can call for exta tips and who will know where ‘cloth Mums’ hang out together for nappychinos!

Our Nappy Experts are invited to contribute to these cooperative questions so that you get a range of informative and experienced responses about the topic. Enjoy and discover something new, and share with us in the comment box below.

Let’s see what they have to say:

What Is a Cloth Nappy Consultant Anyway?

 Sarah from Billy and the Bow Wow:

For the newcomer, the world of cloth nappying can be confusing and slightly daunting. There are lots of options and ypes and since the main method of purchase is online, consumers can’t always see, feel or be educated about the product prior to purchase.  A cloth nappy consultant does in-home consultations of a wide range of nappies for you to see and feel so you can make an informed decision about which nappy is best for you.

Kelly from Nappy Needz:

Cloth nappy consultants are a great way to learn more about cloth nappies, and find out what will suit you and your baby. At http://www.nappyneedz.com our consultants can come to your home and show you the range of nappies that we stock, letting you see and touch modern cloth nappies, rather than just seeing pictures on a screen. They are also all parents who have used cloth nappies on their children, and can give you their real life experience of using them.

Kerry from Greenkids:

Modern cloth nappy consultants are usually mums working from home around their children to earn money selling modern cloth nappies into their local community.

Kate from Baby BeeHinds:

Baby BeeHinds Nappy consultants are parents who have used and loved our products so much that they want to help to spread the word.  They are independent businesses who sell our products via markets or baby expos, nappy parties and one-on-one demonstrations.  They have first-hand experience using cloth and so are able to answer many questions to new cloth parents.

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Discover More from Our Nappy Experts…

Charndra


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March 25, 2013

Spotlight on Expert Advice for Modern Cloth Nappies: March 2013

Filed under: Modern Cloth Nappy Advice — charndra @ 7:00 am

This is one of a regular scheduled posts each month this year that highlights some of the previously published ‘expert’ articles found on My Green Nappy.

 Have a skim down the list of 10 questions for something that you are curious about, or skip to our full listing under the top menu option called:

Cloth Nappies: Best Cloth Nappy Tips

This section is ALL expert advice. I have a list of cloth nappy retailers with over 100 Australian and New Zealand Cloth Nappy Shops represented. Several times a year I ask a series of questions and they respond to whichever they are best able to answer, depending on their available time. It is always a different selection who are able to contribute their expertise, which keeps the information fresh and evolving.

These mini-interviews are then collated bu me into these informative articles which are published over the year. All link the the shops of the contributors so you can check out their range – if you like what they have to so, support them by a visit and check out their range. All are mums who have or are using modern cloth nappies with their babies.

Fitted or Shaped Nappies: What Does This Mean?

– Our nappy experts explain ‘fitted’ or ‘shaped’ cloth nappies for you in simple ways…

Our Nappy Experts: What? Modern Cloth Nappy Advice.

– A compilation of the current ‘What?’ type questions answered by our panel of Nappy Experts.

In Search of the Best Cloth Nappies: What are Cloth Nappy ‘Starter Packs’ or ‘Trial Packs’?

– Our nappy experts explain cloth nappy ‘starter’ or ‘trial’ or ‘mixed brand’ packs for you in simple ways…

Second Hand Cloth Nappies: Top Tips for Buying Cloth Nappies Online

– Discover 5 helpful tips for buying secondhand cloth nappies online + 1 bonus tip…

Your Newborn Baby and the Modern Cloth Nappy… Outfitting Little Freshies!

– Our Nappy Experts share tips and suggestions for newborn nappies and modern nappies…

Our Nappy Experts: Help! Modern Cloth Nappy Advice

– A compilation of the current ‘Help’ type questions answered by our panel of Nappy Experts.

How to Switch to Cloth Nappies on a Budget

– Discover how to save money when changing slowly to cloth nappies…

Our Nappy Experts: Why? Modern Cloth Nappy Advice.

– A compilation of FAQ about MCN that are ‘Why’ questions…

Our Nappy Experts: How? Modern Cloth Nappy Advice.

– A compilation of the current ‘How?’ type questions answered by our panel of Nappy Experts.

Our Nappy Experts: Why? Modern Cloth Nappy Advice.

– A compilation of the current ‘Why’ type questions answered by our panel of Nappy Experts.

Our Partners Support MyGreenNappy: We Recommend Them First!

For these special articles, a unique feature of My Green Nappy, I invite the contributions of nappy retailers to answer commonly asked questions about Modern Cloth Nappies.

Nearly finished with your cloth nappies?

Nappies on a Mission: Donate Your Used Cloth Nappies to Those in Need.

– Finished with your cloth nappies? Consider donating some to orphanages in very poor countries in the world…

March 20, 2013

Washing Nappies: Getting Your Modern Cloth Nappies Dry – What You Must Know…

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Washing Nappies: Getting Your Modern Cloth Nappies Dry – What You Must Know.

Discover what the cloth nappy experts have to share about drying cloth nappies in Australia.

So, how do you dry cloth nappies? There are tips below based on the size of the nappy, the style of the nappy and where you might be living…

Many Nappy Experts are invited to contribute to these cooperative questions so that you get a range of informative and experienced responses about the topic. Enjoy and discover something new, and share with us in the comment box below.

Let’s see what they have to say:

What MUST I know about drying my Australian cloth nappies?

Lara from Extremely Nappies (closed):

The more your nappy deconstructs, the quicker it’ll dry.  So fast drying pocket nappies will get twice as much use as slow drying all in ones.  You can put your boosters in a dryer, and even the shells (on a cooler setting).  If you can, place your drying rack in front of the hot water system; the heat will speed up the drying process.

Susan from Nifty Naps:

The sun is your friend. If you need to dry your nappies in a hurry boosters can go in the dryer to speed up the process. Please do not place shells that contain PUL in the dryer as it may affect the performance over time.

Jodi from MCN Lovers R US:

SUNSHINE!!! Also make sure you give the inserts the best chance to get dry when your hanging them out – take inserts out of nappies and peg them so the fabric isn’t folded over itself. When hanging your shells don’t stretch out the elastics as this will shorten their lifespan.

Erin from Rascal Rumps:

Hang them either flat or sideways so as not to over stretch the elastic (this is especially important for AIO’s)  Pul can be dried in the dryer, on the lowest heat setting but it is probably not best to be drying them from scratch in the dryer every day.  Bamboo, microfibre and hemp can be dried more regularly and on a higher setting if needed.

Kate from Bouncing Bubs:

Air dry outside in the sunshine as the UV acts as a natural bleach and steriliser.   If it is raining outside then you can use a tumble dryer on the low heat setting.

Sarah from Billy and the Bow Wow:

  1. Direct sunlight is best where possible;
  2. Next best thing is a clothes horse in a warm room;
  3. A quick tumble dry every now and then is OK, but the first two options are best for your nappies and the environment.

Angie from Piggy Tails Nappies:

The best method for drying your nappies is ‘Dry Pailing’. Dry Pailing is a fancy term for drying your nappies on the clothes line in the sun.

The sun is a great anti-bacterial agent, and what bacteria the washing machine doesn’t get out of your nappies, the sun will. The sun also bleaches the white inserts of your nappies, making them look like new everytime.

Some inserts can be tumble dried on a low heat, but tumble drying does not give you the same antibacterial effect that Dry Pailing does. Check each nappy for care instructions on drying. Most PUL fabrics must not be tumble dried (as they break down in the dryer) and most of the natural fabrics will eventually break down over time if they are continually tumble dried.

Rebecca from Bean Sprout Bubba:

Line dry in the sunshine for best results. If there is no sunshine, drying under the shade is still good as UV rays in the daytime are adequate. Otherwise a stint in a cool/warm dryer is also good, but make sure to handle the nappies gently to prevent warm elastic from overstretching.

Therese from Bumbly Bootique:

Our absolutely amazing (but harmful so slip slop slap) Sun, dries our nappies perfectly, stain free, bacteria free, sun dried fresh smell and oh so quickly!! But what do we do in winter, when it’s wet or cloudy, well we should still make the most of the Sun when she’s out, so use those mobile airers, we personally love them.  We follow the Sun around as much as we can with our mobile airers or if there’s no Sun put your nappies near the heater.  With babies and our chilly weather, surely you will have some form of heating device on at times.  So ditch the clothes dryer and just plonk your mobile airer next to your choice of heat.

 Helen from Ezy Peezies:

EzyPeezies are very quick to dry as they are pocket nappies and you can remove the bamboo inserts for washing and drying.

Contrary to popular opinion, I am not a fan of drying nappies regularly in direct sunlight. This can fade the colour of nappies, and decrease the life of the outer fabric and elastics. Occasionly, for stubbon stains the sun is a great help in fading these, but not for regular use.

I prefer to line dry nappies in the shade, hanging horizontally to protect the leg elastics, or dry in the tumble dryer on a low heat setting if its wet or i am running out of time! Never dry on a hot heat setting as this can damage the plastic snaps and ‘delaminate’ the PUL waterproof outer layer.

Jenny from Baby Bare:

Make sure they are dry. If they are not they will be less absorbant, gather a smell about them and probably be less comfy on baby. I use a dryer on my inserts as I find it helps get the last moisture out of them. I find the covers where the elastic and waterproofing are dry quickly. These shouldn’t go in the dryer as it can destroy the waterproof coatings and erode the elastics.

 

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Charndra


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February 25, 2013

Meet Our Guest: Destination Green

Let’s Meet Emma, the proud owner of Destination Green:

Hi, my name is Emma and I’m from Sydney. I started my career as a waste educator and currently work as an environmental scientist. I am definitely a “greenie” at heart and initially loved the idea that i could help minimise my first born daughters carbon footprint by using cloth nappies. Seeing how easy it was we are continuing to use them on our second! Just to take it that one step further we started Destination Green to get more people using them!

About Destination Green:

My husband and I own “Destination Green”. It seems all the nappy shops/brands have cute and fluffy names but we came up with the name Destination Green as we want to grow over time to become more than just nappies. We want to become the go-to shop for all things sustainable especially for those on a budget.

Destination Green sells pocket one size fits most nappies, we also have newborn/premmie nappies, with bamboo and double gusset nappies coming soon. We have loads of nappy accessories including some great wet bags and bamboo training pants.

We offer all our facebook fans/likers a FREE gift with their first purchase, and we are always having other specials.

As an environmental scientist i have concerns about all aspects of the environment especially with regard to climate change. Anything we can do to minimise our impact on the environment and help others do the same by making sustainable purchases for our children will help, remembering “every little bit counts”.

When you visit Destination Green make sure you have a look at:

  1. Our Shop – all our cute designer nappies at affordable prices.
  2. Nappy Debate – get real life calculations on how much you can save by using modern cloth nappies.
  3. Blog – It’s not just about bums! It’s about giving you ideas on how to embed sustainability into your children’s life.

Here are three of my favourite sites:

  1. Nappies on a mission – if you no longer need your cloth nappies consider donating them to orphanages through nappies on a mission.
  2. An amazing mum entrepreneur network
  3. Amazing pre-natal, post-natal pilates and massage

Question for readers: How did you convince your partners to go on the cloth nappy journey with you?

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Spotlight on Expert Advice for Modern Cloth Nappies: February 2013

Filed under: Modern Cloth Nappy Advice — charndra @ 7:00 am

This is one of a regular scheduled posts each month this year that highlights some of the previously published ‘expert’ articles found on My Green Nappy.

Have a skim down the list of 10 questions for something that you are curious about, or skip to our full listing under the top menu option called:

Cloth Nappies: Best Cloth Nappy Tips

This section is ALL expert advice. I have a list of cloth nappy retailers with over 100 Australian and New Zealand Cloth Nappy Shops represented. Several times a year I ask a series of questions and they respond to whichever they are best able to answer, depending on their available time. It is always a different selection who are able to contribute their expertise, which keeps the information fresh and evolving.

These mini-interviews are then collated bu me into these informative articles which are published over the year. All link the the shops of the contributors so you can check out their range – if you like what they have to so, support them by a visit and check out their range. All are mums who have or are using modern cloth nappies with their babies.

Australian Modern Cloth Nappy Covers – Which is Best in Covers for Your Nappies: Wool, PUL or Fleece?

– Simple advice about the different options available in nappy covers – some built-in, others an added cover…

Starting With Modern Cloth Nappies: How Old Was Your Bub When You Started Using Modern Cloth Nappies?

– Again, we learn that our nappy expert panel more often than not made the switch to modern cloth nappies at some point – and that age is never too late to start saving you money!

Sized Cloth Nappies or One Size Nappies: Which is Better if You’re Planning to Have More Than 1 Baby in Modern Cloth Nappies?

– Top expert tips about whether to choose one size fits all or sized nappies.

Pocket Nappies: What Should I Know When Buying Pocket Cloth Nappies?

– Tips from the experts for looking at buying cloth nappies with a pocket – perhaps the most flexible variety of modern cloth nappies…

What Do You Recommend As Your Favourite OSFM or OSFA Modern Cloth Nappy?

– What do our Nappy Experts recommend? One Size Fits Most (OSFM) or One Size Fits All (OSFA) nappies to consider…

Need Some Advice And Help Getting Started With Australian Modern Cloth Nappies? How To Start Part Time With A Mini Stash…

– Many Mums start with Modern Cloth Nappies part time. Get some tips for how to do that here…

I’m Thinking About Converting To The Modern Cloth Nappy…

–  Australian cloth nappies are very popular… Why Should I Make The Switch To Cloth Nappies?

Starting With Reusable Nappies – How to Start With Modern Cloth Nappies?

– Our nappy experts let you know where to begin when building your first cloth nappy stash.

Reusable Night Nappies: How Many Modern Nappies Will I Need For A Toddler?

– Our nappy experts share their experience with starting MCN use with a toddler.

Warranties and Guarantees on My New Modern Cloth Nappies – What Do I Need To Know?

– Our nappy experts let you know what to be aware of in relation to MCN guarantees and warranties.

Our Partners Support MyGreenNappy: We Recommend Them First!

For these special articles, a unique feature of My Green Nappy, I invite the contributions of nappy retailers to answer commonly asked questions about Modern Cloth Nappies.

Nearly finished with your cloth nappies?

Nappies on a Mission: Donate Your Used Cloth Nappies to Those in Need.

– Finished with your cloth nappies? Consider donating some to orphanages in very poor countries in the world…

February 20, 2013

Cloth Nappy Washing – My Top Tip For Cleaner Cloth Nappies…

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Cloth Nappy Washing – My Top Tip

Discover What the Experts Offer as their most Important Cloth Nappy Washing Tip – To Make Nappy Cleaning Simpler And Easier For YOU!

This article offers you ONE tip top cloth nappy washing tip from each of our nappy experts. Learn from those who love these nappies: they’ll have all the best tips for you…

Many Nappy Experts are invited to contribute to these cooperative questions so that you get a range of informative and experienced responses about the topic. Enjoy and discover something new, and share with us in the comment box below or on facebook.

Let’s see what they have to say:

What is your top tip to Mums about washing their cloth nappies?

Lara from Extremely Nappies (closed):

I have a home-made water trigger gun in the toilet, for spraying off solids. Best trick ever though, was to take bub to the toilet every time she grunted or got that glazed look.  I take off her nappy above the toilet (if she’s already pooed it’ll fall into the bowl), then I sit her on the loo, hold her hands and she does her business.  She only pees in her nappies, which makes cloth nappying super easy for me.

(Lara is of course talking about Elimination Communication: You can get a free eBook about how to get started here, or a $2.99 eBook here…)

Susan from Nifty Naps:

Bio degradable liners!

Kate from Bouncing Sprouts:

Don’t be scared to only use about ¼ the amount of detergent you would normally.  Our thumb of rule is ‘less is more’, less detergent = more absorbency.

Sarah from Billy and the Bow Wow:

If my nappies are getting a bit smelly and I don’t have time to do a strip wash, I just add 2tbsp of bi-carb soda to the wash with my laundry detergent and this keeps them going a little bit longer.

Angie from Piggy Tails Nappies:

One trick I love is placing a cotton bud dipped in Eucalyptus Oil stuck to the bottom of the nappy bucket lid with masking tape. It makes the bucket smell so lovely and freshens up my laundry.

Rebecca from Bean Sprout Bubba:

I can’t be without my nappy sprayer! Not only useful in rinsing out soiled nappies, but also good to rinse inserts with teething wee, and to clean up little toilet-training botts.

Therese from Bumbly Bootique:

Liners! Forget sprayers, scrapers, stain removers; liners will help make removing solids a fast, easy and mess free job!

 Helen from Ezy Peezies:

Wherever possible reduce the amount of time nappies spend dirty! I was doing everything ‘by the book’ in washing my nappies but still finding that they had a lingering smell. Since changing to washing every second day at most, this has gone. I recommend leaving nappies dirty no longer than 48hours and if a nappy is particularly messy (and we all know what they are!) rinse as you normally would, then before putting the nappy in the nappy bucket, pop in the machine with the contents of the nappy bucket and run through on a plain rinse cycle. Once done, you can put the load back into the nappy bucket until you have your usual amount to wash, but I found that this really helped with smells, stains and just generally making the nappies feel cleaner.

Jenny from Baby Bare:

Use a clothes horse. Its easier to hang the nappies on. You can hang them the night before and quickly pop them out in the sun in the morning before work or the mayhem of having children starts again! You can bring them in and leave them hanging overnight. If I had to use the washing line I’d be less keen on cloth nappies.

Jodi from MCN Lovers R US:

Buy sunlight soap, its cheap and it works so well! If your nappy still has a stain after a day in the sun wet it, scrub it with sunlight soap, rub the fabric against itself to really get some friction happening, rinse. If its still visible, repeat. I LOVE it!

Erin from Rascal Rumps:

Definitely my nappy sprayer is the thing that makes cloth nappying so much easier.

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February 3, 2013

Bouncing Sprouts: the exclusive Australian supplier of Baba+Boo Nappies from the UK. (Press Release 2013)

Founded in early 2012, Bouncing Sprouts® is the exclusive Australian supplier of award winning, UK
branded nappies and accessories Baba+Boo®.

Late last year, Baba+Boo® launched the exclusive “Enchanted Forrest and Vintage Toys” range of nappies, wet bags and fashion accessories. The new collections join Baba+Boo’s classic collections – mini beasts, animal kingdom, pirates and princesses.

The award winning nappies have been designed by Eve Bell, the founder of Baba+Boo® and each nappy tested by independent sources and customers. The newest exclusive fabrics, which include Master Frog, Little Miss Rabbit, Mr Fox, Miss Hedgehog, Robots and Russian Dolls are one of a kind, meaning you won’t find them anywhere else in the entire world!

Each Baba+Boo® nappy is made under strict ethical conditions comes with the Oeko-Tex® standard, guaranteeing it free of any nasty or harmful chemicals and to top it off, money back guarantee.

Baba+Boo® nappies are designed to fit babies from ~3.5kg all the way through to potty training. The popper system grows with the baby so they can fit right from newborn up to being 3 years old. Our nappies come with 2 large microfiber inserts, which also have poppers so you can make them smaller for newborn tots.

Each nappy is made from a beautiful soft or minky PUL with a waterproof layer to keep the wetness inside. These nappies have matching snaps which make them look truly stunning.

Each nappy comes with informative usage and care instructions but we are only a call or email away, please contact us with any questions, we are always on hand to help any parent decide if cloth is for them…

I look forward to getting to know you,

Kate
Founder, Bouncing Sprouts
www.BouncingSprouts.com
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Email: kate@bouncingsprouts.com 

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