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January 17, 2012

How Do I Damage a Washable Modern Cloth Nappy?

baby instructionsDamaging Your Washable Modern Cloth Nappy – How NOT to!

Knowing How Washable Nappies Are Damaged Will Help You Avoid This Pitfall And Extend The Life (And Savings) Offered By Using MCN…

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 our nappy experts have to share with us about our MCN topic:  How do I damage a modern cloth nappy?

Emma from Wrap ‘Em (closed) recommends:

Not washing frequently enough, soaking in bleaches/sanitisers, washing too hot, coating with creams, tumble drying on hot.

Kendall from Australian Baby Supplies recommends:

How you wash your nappies can affect them. Do not use bleach, napisan or fabric softeners. The way nappies are hung on the line can also damage the elastic. Place them flat or drape them over the line sideways to prevent pressure being put on the elastic and if you are using a nappy rash cream make sure you use a liner.

Melissa from Little Para Pants recommends:

Lots of ways. If you leave it in the wet bag/bucket too long, it can grow mould. Using vinegar in the wash will eat away the elastic and possibly delaminate PUL. If you use a Snappi on a non-Snappi-able nappy, you’ll get holes, runs, or leaks.

Charndra from Part Time Nappy Free recommends:

I have had then come out grey after something new went in the wash with them, turning EVERYTHING grey, sigh. The first time a new night nappy was used, hubby washed it, without turning it inside out – so, sigh, pilling, no more of that pristine beauty of a new nappy, just like that – BAM! What do I recommend? A tip one mum left on the blog here was to put a capful of disinfectant in with the pre-rinse. Good tip that I always do now.

Nyree from Kodomo recommends:

Using zinc & petroleum based nappy creams can affect the fibres of MCNs and reduce their absorbency. Be sure to use a liners (either flushable or microfleece if you must use a chemical-based nappy rash cream). Over use of the dryer on your nappies can deteriorate elastic and PUL, so keep dryer time to a minimum. Leaving wet nappies in a bucket for too long isn’t a good idea either, try to wash every second day if possible. Speaking of buckets, don’t soak your nappies in bleach, it can destroy the fabric of your nappies and this too will reduce their absorbency. Dry pailing is best!

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Our Comment Question is about Damaging the MCN:

Time to fess up – what have you done? Leave your confessions in the comment box below.

– Charndra

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June 10, 2011

Recommended Australian Cloth Nappy Shops: Where to Shop for Modern Cloth Nappies in Australia

Looking for Australian Cloth Nappy Shops? Where to Shop for Modern Cloth Nappies in Australia

There are lots of Cloth Nappies available in Australia. You will find so many places online to find bargains on Australian Modern Cloth Nappies.

Reusable Cloth Nappies are easier on the budget than the constant drain of disposable nappies which are only used once then thrown away.

They are far more gentle around the environment and are so very cute and stylish and a fashion statement. Join the popular trend of having at least one reusable cloth nappy for your tiny baby!

There is a wide range of shops offering Aussie and Kiwi cloth nappies. Over 350 online shops selling modern nappies in Australia and New Zealand in fact.

From WAHM made, customised, personalised nappies, to nappies made with tried and tested licensed designs, through to retailers offering commercially made modern nappies that have been around long enough, and are popular enough to have been commercially produced.

– Charndra

P.S Are you registered to play in our regular nappy giveaways?
Be sure to sign up to have your chance to WIN a free modern cloth nappy for your baby!

A little more about the three main types of modern cloth nappies you can buy is found here:

The Modern Cloth Nappy – Your Three Main Options in Washable, Reusable Non Disposable Nappies…

Looking for Australian Cloth Nappies? Start Here:

May 10, 2011

Recommended Australian Cloth Nappy Shops: Where to Shop for Modern Cloth Nappies in Australia

Looking for Australian Cloth Nappy Shops? Where to Shop for Modern Cloth Nappies in Australia

There are now so many places you can purchase Modern Cloth Nappies online in Australia. Australian Cloth Nappies are easier on your budget than the constant drain of disposable nappies that are only used once then thrown away.

They are far more environmentally friendly and are very cute and stylish as well as a fashion statement. Join the popular trend of having a minumum of one reusable cloth nappy for your baby!

There is a wide range of shops offering Aussie and Kiwi cloth nappies. Over 350 online shops selling modern nappies in Australia and New Zealand in fact.

From WAHM made, customised, personalised nappies, to nappies made with tried and tested licensed designs, through to retailers offering commercially made modern nappies that have been around long enough, and are popular enough to have been commercially produced.

A little more about the three main types of modern cloth nappies you can buy is found here:

The Modern Cloth Nappy – Your Three Main Options in Washable, Reusable Non Disposable Nappies…

Looking for Australian Cloth Nappies? Start Here:

April 10, 2011

Recommended Australian Cloth Nappy Shops: Where to Shop for Modern Cloth Nappies in Australia

Looking for Australian Cloth Nappy Shops? Where to Shop for Modern Cloth Nappies in Australia

There are lots of Cloth Nappies available in Australia.  Australian Cloth Nappies are a cute fashion statement and increasingly popular, considering there are over 350 online cloth nappy shops at the moment.

Join the popular trend of having a minimum of one reusable cloth nappy for your baby!

There is a wide range of shops offering Aussie and Kiwi cloth nappies. Over 350 online shops selling modern nappies in Australia and New Zealand in fact.

From WAHM made, customised, personalised nappies, to nappies made with tried and tested licensed designs, through to retailers offering commercially made modern nappies that have been around long enough, and are popular enough to have been commercially produced.

A little more about the three main types of modern cloth nappies you can buy is found here:

The Modern Cloth Nappy – Your Three Main Options in Washable, Reusable Non Disposable Nappies…

Looking for Australian Cloth Nappies? Start Here:

March 8, 2011

Recommended Australian Cloth Nappy Shops: Where to Shop for Modern Cloth Nappies in Australia

Looking for Australian Cloth Nappy Shops? Where to Shop for Modern Cloth Nappies in Australia

There are various styles of Cloth Nappies for sale in Australia. Australian Cloth Nappies really are a cute fashion statement and ever more popular, considering there are over 350 cloth nappy shops on the net right now.

Join the popular trend of having a minimum of one washable and reusable cloth nappy for your baby!

There is a wide range of shops offering Aussie and Kiwi cloth nappies. Over 350 online shops selling modern nappies in Australia and New Zealand in fact.

From WAHM made, customised, personalised nappies, to nappies made with tried and tested licensed designs, through to retailers offering commercially made modern nappies that have been around long enough, and are popular enough to have been commercially produced.

A little more about the three main types of modern cloth nappies you can buy is found here:

The Modern Cloth Nappy – Your Three Main Options in Washable, Reusable Non Disposable Nappies…

Looking for Australian Cloth Nappies? Start Here:

February 25, 2011

What Should You DO When You Receive Fluffy Mail – and WHY?

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What do I do when I receive my first ever fluffy mail?

Everyone wants to put it straight on baby – but is there more to know? Let’s find out what is the best thing to do to make the most out of this brand new nappy…

I’m pleased to have contributions from many Nappy Doula’s included in this article. We have Marnie from Noonee Wilga, Rebecca from Bean Sprout Bubba, Michelle from Cloth ‘n’ Craft, Nyssa from Snow Pea Nappies, Louise from Nip Naps, Tamara from Baby Mumma, Misty from Fluffybuns and Laura from the Cloth Nappy Co.

Let’s see what they have to say:

What do I do when I receive my first ever fluffy mail?

Marnie from Noonee Wilga:

Just got new fluffy mail? How can you resist putting it on your baby? I definitely can’t, so I pop it on my bub to admire, then immediately remove and throw it in the wash to remove any soil from the manufacturing process of the fabric and nappy. When there is hemp and bamboo absorbency in your new nappy, I recommend washing several times for the fabric to reach its full absorbency. I know this is almost impossible to do, so if you can’t resist the temptation to begin using the nappy after the first wash, be aware that it might not yet be as absorbent as later, so you may need to change more often after the first few uses.

Rebecca from Bean Sprout Bubba:

Pre-wash in the washing machine at least 3 times, following the nappy maker’s usual washing instructions. Three things will happen: a. Boosters or inserts with natural fabrics will shrink to the right size. Natural fabrics (bamboo cotton, hemp) tend to shrink in the first few washes, and nappy makers usually make these nappies and inserts a bit bigger to accommodate this initial shrinking. Synthetic fabrics like polyester or microfiber do not shrink. b. Manufacturing residues and any fabric markings will be washed away. c. The absorbency of bamboo, hemp and cotton increases as the natural oils in the fabric are washed out.

Michelle from Cloth ‘n’ Craft:

Depending on the age of your child/absorbancy needed, you can just wash the nappies once or twice and start using them! The first and second wash will ensure all the dressing from manufacturing are gone and you’ll need to change more regularly until the nappies have reached their max absorbancy, but you get to use them!

Nyssa from Snow Pea Nappies:

When you first unwrap a brand new nappy I know the most tempting thing to do is put it straight on your bub, but there are a few things you need to do first to make sure the nappy works the way it should and you aren’t disappointed. Firstly you need to wash the outer once (for pocket nappies and covers) to remove any chemical residues since the fabrics used in these parts are not usually pre-washed, and secondly you need to wash the inserts between 4-6 times to get them to their peak absorbency. You don’t need to dry them in between washes if you don’t have time, but if you can wait I usually leave them in the machine and put them through with my nappies or ordinary clothes washes until the 6 are up. It may seem a hassle but it really does make a huge difference to absorbency, and will save you nappy changes in the long run!

Louise from Nip Naps:

First thing – make sure you check it for size, quality and that you are generally happy it! Reputable nappy sellers should accept for return nappies that are unwashed and unused if you are not 100% happy with your purchase. Then, of course, follow the manufacturers pre-wash instructions. Nappy fabrics have chemicals added to them during manufacture that need to be washed out. Not only do these chemicals reduce the absorbency of the nappies but they are not things you want on your baby’s delicate skin. My big tip for pre-washing is that some people don’t realise you don’t need to dry between washes – just wash, wash, wash …

Tamara from Baby Mumma:

When you receive your nappies, please take the a moment to bask in their lovely fluffy goodness! Before you use them for the first time, give them a wash. This gets rid of the manufacturing bits and gets your boosters on the way to becoming that magical super absorber that it strives to be! Whilst you are washing for the first time, you may like to sit down and have a read of your nappies care instructions. You will find that most brands are quite similar in their care. And remember the more you wash your natural fibre boosters the more absorbent they become.

Misty from Fluffybuns:

Get excited by how gorgeous they all are..;o), then give them a wash x5 times to maximise absorption, hang them on the line in the sunshine…

Laura from the Cloth Nappy Co:

Wash your cloth nappy at least 5 times with no fabric softener or bleaches (the build-up of chemicals in these products stop the nappy from absorbing). Cloth nappies actually increase in absorption the more they are washed. Line drying is recommended as machine drying causes more wear and tear.

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Our Comment Question is simply about what else your interest in modern nappies has introduced you to:

What was the next stop on your Modern Cloth Nappy road?

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February 8, 2011

Recommended Australian Cloth Nappy Shops

Looking for Australian Cloth Nappy Shops? Where to Shop for Modern Cloth Nappies in Australia

Many types and styles of Cloth Nappies are available to mothers in Australia. Australian Cloth Nappies are a cute fashion statement and a lot more popular these days, considering there are more than 350 cloth nappy shops on the web right now.

Join the popular trend of having at least one washable and reusable modern cloth nappy for your baby!

There is a wide range of shops offering Aussie and Kiwi cloth nappies. Over 350 online shops selling modern nappies in Australia and New Zealand in fact.

From WAHM made, customised, personalised nappies, to nappies made with tried and tested licensed designs, through to retailers offering commercially made modern nappies that have been around long enough, and are popular enough to have been commercially produced.

A little more about the three main types of modern cloth nappies you can buy is found here:

The Modern Cloth Nappy – Your Three Main Options in Washable, Reusable Non Disposable Nappies…

Looking for Australian Cloth Nappies? Start Here:

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