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January 25, 2013

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

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Planning on More Babies? Which Style of Cloth Nappies is Better for Your Budget?

Which is better if you’re planning to have more than 1 bub in modern cloth nappies: Sized cloth nappies or one-size nappies?

As you know, using cloth nappies means saving money, even over the nappy stage of ONE baby. Multiply that over two or more children and some serious savings can mount up. Within that there are two choices: sized cloth nappies or one-size cloth nappies. Find out the features, benefits and drawbacks of each style to help you choose…

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Which is better if you’re planning to have more than 1 bub in modern cloth nappies: Sized cloth nappies or one-size nappies?

Carly from Pikapu Modern Cloth Nappies:

This is a really personal choice, for me I loved the one size fits most. I had a 2 year old and a new baby in the one nappy. For me it meant that I only had to grab one type of nappy that would fit both of them. Also is a great cost consideration, you get to use that nappy for the entire 2-3 years and really get your monies worth. Our pikapu’s have been through both our children and would last another if we decide to have more.

Jenny from Baby Bare:

Sized nappies can be great – but the reality is that with a few years between bub’s many parents complain that the elastic is gone in their nappies by the time they pull them out to re-use them. So in reality your nappies may not last after being stored away. You also face the cost of replacing nappies several times, usually within a short period as baby’s go through a few sizes in their first 12 months.

A one size nappy may not fit as well at different stages, especially with a newborn. Most require the baby to be a month or so old before they fit into the nappies. But usually from a few months till toilet training you can get a good fit. With so many options you can find a nappy that is still trim and fits your baby right through.

I honestly believe if a parent want’s sized nappies they are best to get newborns and then a OSFM as its hardest to get a good fit with OSFM on a newborn.

Jodi from MCN Lovers R Us:

I think the best bet is to get mostly OSFM and some small nappies for the first month or so (if bub needs smthg smaller) and larger nappies/pull ups etc if needed when babies get bigger.

Kate from Bouncing Sprouts:

– One size fits most (OSFM) pocket nappies with poppers are great as they can be used from birth to potty training.

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October 25, 2012

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

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Australian Modern Cloth Nappy Covers

Which is Best in Covers for Your Nappies: Wool, PUL or Fleece?

Covers have come a long way. No longer sweaty plastic, you have many more modern options to select from. Wool, PUL or Fleece are the most popular choices in covers for your fitted nappies today.

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Modern Cloth Nappy Covers – Which is Best: Wool, PUL or Fleece?

Lara from Extremely Nappies (closed):

If your bub has sensitive skin or eczema, you might want to avoid wool.  I find PUL more waterproofing than fleece, and trimmer too. But microfleece (very thin fleece, also called microchamois) is great to line nappies.

Carly from Pikapu Modern Cloth Nappies:

It’s really a personal choice of what you feel will work best for you, for us we have found the pikapu cover to be perfect as it has twin leg gussets that prevent leakages and we never get a leak with them. As a cover to you can choose whatever inner you would like to use, micro fleece, bamboo, hemp prefolds or fitted’s. They are a PUL cover and have found they can be used numerous times before needing a wash. Although recommendations for hygiene is to wash them every 2-3 changes.

Jodi from MCN Lovers R Us:

I like to use wool or fleece over PUL covers for night use. Wool is far better but fleece is more affordable.

Kate from Bouncing Sprouts:

PUL – no leaks, great for sensitive skin, funky designs.

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October 23, 2012

Why I DON’T Prefer Disposable Nappies Over Australian Cloth Nappies…

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Why I DON’T Prefer Disposable Nappies Over Australian Cloth Nappies…

Disposable Nappies are marketed as ‘Convenience’ Nappies, as in fact they aren’t really disposable – they persist in the environment for too long, whereas a cloth nappy will (mostly) degrade over time, and be used on several babies.

What encouraged you to make the switch to cloth nappies, when it is so simple to buy a bag each week at the shops…?

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Why I DON’T Prefer Disposable Nappies…

Lara from Extremely Nappies (closed):

Disposables are expensive (10 times more expensive than cloth) – if you buy disposables you’re giving your money to evil multinationals. Cheap disposables often cause severe nappy rash.  All disposables are full of chemicals, and potential risks include toxic shock syndrome.  Disposing of them causes mountains of pollution including human excrement in our landfill.  That rubbish will continue polluting our planet long after our lifetimes. I don’t buy disposables because I don’t want to buy rubbish, pollute the planet, or support evil multinationals.  As a consequence, our eco-footprint is small, our rubbish bin never stinks and we’ve saved about $10 000.

Carly from Pikapu Modern Cloth Nappies:

There are many reasons why we made the choice to cloth over disposables. Firstly our daughter was allergic to them (as they have all sorts of chemicals and gels inside them to make them work so who knows what you are putting on babies bum), with cloth we knew there were no harsh chemicals on babies bum, also the bin, with many disposable nappy parents they say they never have enough room in their bin for standard rubbish and that these nappies can take up to 500 years to decompose which is a frightful thought. So that means every nappy ever made is still sitting in landfill somewhere.

Then there is the cost, it may seem like a lot to fork out for a set of cloth nappies but that is then it. So for example a full time set of pikapu nappies is around $600 for 24 nappies and using disposables for 2 ½ years is around $3000, more if bub is in nappies for longer.

Then the cost is more if you have more children.

Then there is style, they look so cute and they make you feel good because you are doing something good for baby, good for the environment and good for your hip pocket, it’s a win for everyone.

In saying that there is no rule to say you have to go either way, you can always do both. Do cloth at home during the day and use disposables sparingly when you are out or overnight while you build confidence in switching to cloth.

Jenny from Baby Bare:

Cloth is just far superior. Its soft and luxurious for baby. They can wear the nappy as an outfit with a cute top in summer (and look so cute). Girls can wear a cloth nappy under a dress with no need for covers or bloomers. Cloth is also cheaper – money that can be spent on so many other things rather then nappies we throw in the bin!

And with a baby, whats an extra load of washing every few days.

A little anecdote – Our neighbours have two babies in disposables. Their bin is packed so full the lid is open each week. The other day the nappies were strewn all up our street and the parents were out there cleaning them up. It made me realise how full their bin was with nappies and how empty ours is without (and what a embarrassing and yucky job to pick up all those nappies).

Jodi from MCN Lovers R Us:

Because I want lots of babies and don’t want to leave them a world full of used disposable nappies!

Kate from Bouncing Sprouts:

Expensive & full of nasty chemicals.

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September 13, 2012

Boys in Cloth Nappies… What You Need to Know About Boy ‘Bits’ and the Cloth Nappy.

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Boys in Cloth Nappies… Adjustments for Best Absorbency and Avoiding Leaks?

What you need to know about boy ‘bits’ and the cloth nappy. A simple technique will help you avoid many leaks…

Read on to discover simple tips to stop getting nappy leaks!

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Boys in cloth nappies… What you need to know about boy ‘bits’ and the cloth nappy.

Lara from Extremely Nappies (closed):

Aim his willy down. The front of the nappy is the wettest area, so ensure your absorbent layers (boosters for pocket nappies) are maximised at the front.

Carly from Pikapu Modern Cloth Nappies:

We found with boys bits you need more absorbency in the front, so with our Pikapu nappy we simply put a prefold in at night time and concentrated it more in the front and he was fine. During the day we found that we didn’t really need boosting, the nappy as it was, was fine. It really depends on how they sleep as well, if they are a tummy or back sleeper.

Kate from Bouncing Sprouts:

Modern cloth nappies fit just like disposable nappies, so no need to do anything different when it comes to ‘boy’ bits. Just fit them as you would with your disposable nappy.

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September 6, 2012

Seconds Cloth Nappies – What Makes a Nappy Maker Dismiss a Cloth Nappy as a ‘Second’ in Quality?

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Seconds Cloth Nappies = Cheaper Cloth Nappies

What makes a nappy maker dismiss a cloth nappy as a ‘second’ in quality?

You can get a cheaper cost by finding ‘seconds’ cloth nappies – but they go fast! They may have one or more of a variety of small imperfections. The high standards of the WAHM make seconds cloth nappies a bargain for you. Join their facebook pages for your chance to grab one when they are available. NB They go FAST.

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Seconds cloth nappies – what makes a nappy maker dismiss a cloth nappy as a ‘second’ in quality?

Carly from Pikapu Modern Cloth Nappies:

Generally a seconds nappy will have some stitching or snap faults or they could be a perfect nappy that has fallen on the floor and become soiled.

Jenny from Baby Bare:

Anything that is not pristine is a second. We won’t sell a nappy with a broken snap or imperfection that effects it’s use. So seconds usually have a mark on them- usually that will wash out in the first wash.

Kate from Bouncing Sprouts:

Some ‘ebay cheapies’ may vary in quality in terms of cheaper materials/fibres, fit, absorbency & chemicals used in production.  Make sure the nappy you choose has been used, tested and reviewed by independent sources/parents, are made under ethical working conditions and aren’t just another generic nappy with a brand name attached/sewn on to them.

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July 25, 2012

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

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

One Size Fits Most or One Size Fits All are a popular style of Australian modern cloth nappy.

Which brand to choose? Read on for recommendations from a number of makers and retailers of OSFA and OSFM cloth nappies…

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What do you recommend as your favourite OSFM or OSFA modern cloth nappy?

Lara from Extremely Nappies (closed):

I make and use Extremely Nappies, so these are the ones I can vouch for.  I have used a few other brands over the years, but prefer Extremely Nappies because they fit the best for my children.  I like velcro closures, but they come in snaps too.

Carly from Pikapu Modern Cloth Nappies:

We recommend the Pikapu nappy, it fits from newborn to toddler (3-18kg), has twin leg gussets that prevent leakages (a must), holds up to 450mL and is quick drying so its back in your stash really quick. Is a perfect all-rounder nappy and is great for winter as it dries super quick.

Marnie from Noonee Wilga:

Although there are some wonderful OSFM and OSFA modern cloth nappies around, you still should have some terry flats in your stash. These are the ultimate in OSFA nappies because you can fold them to fit any baby from newborn to large toddler. And they are so useful for all those other clean up jobs that babies and toddlers require as well!

Jenny from Baby Bare:

Of course Baby Bare’s ‘Bare Cub’ – not too wide in the crouch, not too trim in the bottom, snaps closed across the hips so it doesnt sit up too high. Its also trim and fits under clothes. Lots of options to adjust the absorption as its both a snap in and a pocket nappy in one. It also fits up to quite a big toddler.

Jodi from MCN Lovers R Us:

My fave OSFM at the moment are WAHM brand Itty Bitty Bums pockets – they are a great trim fit and come in lots of cute prints which is always a bonus to me. For a budget buy, my favourite OSFM pockets are coolababy and sunbaby nappies. I recently tried Rydees Australia MCNs and was very impressed by them too – they are an AI2 style.

Helen from EzyPeezies:

EzyPeezies pull-up bamboo nappies are my absolute favourite OSFM nappy. I have designed these nappies myself, based on my knowledge, experience and needs as a cloth nappy-ing mum of two! They fit my youngest right from birth, but the best part is that they pull up and down easily when they reach the standing stage, making them super easy to change on the go and fantastic for toilet training.

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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

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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…

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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:

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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:

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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:

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