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

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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– This is a regular feature of My Green Nappy in which family friendly sites are invited to contribute a post about their website. You’ll discover a bit about their ideas, specialties, what motivated their passion and what concerns them about the environment at the moment.
Find out more about contributing a guest post…

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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!

– Our Nappy Experts –
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Discover More from Our Nappy Experts…

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

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!

Thank you to My Green Nappy’s Sponsoring Partners… Want a new Washable Nappy? Start here

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 12, 2011

Meet Our Guest: Real Nappies

Let’s meet Liz, the proud owner of Real Nappies:

Hi! My name’s Liz and we live in Auckland, New Zealand. We come over to sunny OZ at least 5 times a year to visit you lovely people at the various expos all over the country. We have 2 kids: Emily who is 10yrs and Joe, 7 years.

About Real Nappies…

Come and check out our site: www.real-nappies.com.au
We specialize in modern cloth nappies: 100% cotton inner and an incredibly waterproof cover.
We wanted to take the guesswork out of cloth nappies: we did this by designing a simple, easy to use nappy, which we have put together in takeaway packs.
If you have ever wondered what an earth you need to buy, check out our bestselling Birth to Potty Pack, every nappy you will ever need until bubs is out of nappies.

Plus we are the ONLY cloth nappy company that guarantees our nappies to last through 2 babies! Wow!

When our son, Joe was born 7yrs ago in the UK we began using cloth nappies, we wanted to make cloth nappies more mainstream in Australia and NZ: hence we’ve taken away the frills and concentrated on what makes an awesome, good quality nappy that actually works and at a low cost to parents.

Why are we called Real Nappies?

Well because it says what we are, we’re the ‘real’ deal and we stand by our products. That’s why we’re used in Hospitals and Daycares and by thousands of parents all over the world!
Join our Facebook Page and sign up for our newsletter to get exclusive ‘Member Only’ Deals and special tips.

Our Planet Matters!

I guess the image that will stay with me always is the mountain of used disposable nappies waiting to go to landfill. The thought that one tiny little baby will produce aprox 1 tonne of nappy waste is horrifying! One day my kids will probably have their own kids and they will have their own kids and yet the disposable nappies we throw away now will still be around even then, where are we going to put them all?
We have a beautiful planet – we want it to stay that way, for the sake of an extra 5 minutes a day, using cloth nappies really wasn’t a difficult decision to make!
Plus there’s something so much nicer about picking up your baby for a cuddle when they are wearing cloth rather than plastic!

When you visit www.real-nappies.com.au, make sure you have a look at:

1. Our Unique Guarantee Page – Find out about our unique 2 child guarantee.
2. Our ‘Specials’ Tab has some great deals and change frequently.
3. Our FAQ / Advice Tab is always worth a look for some great tips.
4. Our Blog Page has great articles and customer’s findings that are constantly updated.

3 of my favourite sites are:

1. Spread A Deal – I love this site as it’s always got awesome baby bargains to check out daily, it’s NZ based but will also deliver to Australia. Definitely a site to bookmark!

2. Baby Center – great information site for new parents right up until preschool!

3. My Green Nappy – well of course as you are already reading this you know how great this site is lol!

Let’s talk more!

We’d love to hear from you, and would love to know what other products (not necessarily nappies) would you like to see us selling on Real Nappies that would make your life easier?

– Liz

www.real-nappies.com.au

Meet Our Guests
– This is a regular feature of My Green Nappy in which family friendly sites are invited to contribute a post about their website. You’ll discover a bit about their ideas, specialties, what motivated their passion and what concerns them about the environment at the moment.
Find out more about our guests…

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!

Thank you to My Green Nappy’s Sponsoring Partners:

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 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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