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September 3, 2012

Modern Cloth Nappies in Australia – 3 Popular Nappy Accessories

Modern Cloth Nappies in Australia – 3 Popular Nappy Accessories

Cloth Nappies are a popular choice of baby clothing in Australia.

Consisting of a waterproof cover, an absorbent inner and a soft liner, the modern cloth nappy is a huge improvement on the flat terry towelling with pins covered by plastic pilchers of the past.

For families that use them, the convenience rivals that of disposable nappies, and the savings afforded by having even a few in your nappy stash is really quite considerable.

Having cloth nappies leads mums to the inevitable accessories that make their use even easier.

Let’s look at three of the nappy accessories that are a popular option that go well with modern cloth nappies:

Cloth Nappy Accessory #1: Cloth Baby Wipes

It’s simple – why spend upwards of $300 on disposable baby wipes when you can reuse washable baby wipes cut up from old flannels, soft baby rugs or similar reusable fabrics? Of course, you can get especially made kits of cloth baby wipers, wipes that are half soft, half terry towelling for ‘grabbing ability’ and similar options. Prices range between $2.30 – $11 each, and often you get them in packs, and can even get them colour or fabric coordinated with other nappies in your baby’s stash.

For some retail options, check out Cheeky Tales Bamboo Baby Wipes, Bumbly Bootique Bamboo Wipes.

Cloth Nappy Accessory #2: The Nappy Sprayer

The Nappy Sprayer helps shoot the poo from the nappy into the loo when you aren’t using washable or disposable nappy liners. Disposable liners are usually flushable, and you can make washable ones out of polar fleece as the poo will mostly roll off with a flick. Some families keep the pooey nappy bucket with a tight fitting lid beside the toilet where it can be dropped right in. Your nappy sprayer simply connects to the toilet pipe ( no plumber needed) and has a trigger to release the spray. Prices range between $55 – $85.

For some retail options, check out the Nifty Naps Nappy Sprayer.

Cloth Nappy Accessory #3: The Wet Bag

The Wet Bag is a very helpful version of a plastic bag or a disposable nappy bag. Waterproof, and often smell-proof, the wet bag can store damp or messy nappies for the trip home. Some varieties have a wet and dry sections, others have pockets for wipes and dry nappies on the side. Some easily hag on prams and pushers. A helpful idea is to keep one packed ready to head out the door, or one setup in the boot ready to go for quick trips.
Prices range between $12 – $22, and they come in different sizes as well, from a one-nappy size up to sizes suitable for toddlers and pre-schoolers who get their entire outfit wet or muddy on playdates outside. A wet bag will be an accessory you’ll use long after your nappy stash has been sold or given away.

For some retail options check out the Cheeky Tales Hatchlings Zippered Wet Bag, Bumbly Bootique wetbags,  Pikapu Wet Bags, Bouncing Sprouts Wet Bags, Little Para Pants Wet Bags and both Little Para Pants (Swimming Nappies) and EzyPeezies Nappies come in a wetbag!

I hope you’ve enjoyed considering just three of the more popular cloth nappy accessories (with mentions of a few others thrown in;  we’ll look at them in more detail in the future).

– Charndra

October 20, 2011

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

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Wet Bags are wonderful! Why do Mums like wet bags?

Wetbags are simply a bag that is used to transport either dry or wet nappies. They contain any odours, wetness and can actually be used for many different purposes, not just nappies!

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:

Wet Bags are wonderful! Why do Mums like wet bags?

Rebecca from Bean Sprout Bubba:

– Wet bags are washable and can hold moisture and smells in.

– They come in various colours and prints.

– After baby out grows nappies, the wet bag can be used to hold clothing, swim gear, beach gear… anything you like really!

Michelle from Cloth ‘n’ Craft:

Reusable! Pretty! I find them particularly useful for holding my toilet training boy’s weed on clothes!

Nyssa from Snow Pea Nappies:

Wet bags are a necessity, and certainly one I couldn’t live without! Take them out with you to hold dirty nappies, wipes, bibs and washers; use them to hold cloth baby wipes to keep them damp while you’re out; use them to hold the wrappers and leftovers from lunch and snacks when there are no bins handy; or take them to the pool to hold swimmers and towels with no leaks.

Look for bags with sealed seams to help prevent leaks, and I find zip or velcro closures are best to contain smells.

Louise from Nip Naps:

Wet bags really are fantastic (I didn’t have one for my first baby – sob!). Use them for you dirty nappies when you are out and about sure, but there are a million other uses. Basically, anytime you would have used an old supermarket shopping bag you can use a wetbag instead – wet/dirty clothes from the park, food or drinks that might spill (maybe not the same bag you use for your dirty nappies!) and my personal favourite is to get a large size and use it as a swimming bag. This is one nappying item you will not be wondering what to do with when your baby outgrows nappies.

Tamara from Baby Mumma:

You can never have too many wetbags! Great for travelling so you don’t need to lug a plastic bucket. Great for taking to the pool to keep, make up and the most important great for keeping stinkies enclosed!

Misty from Fluffybuns:

Great for keeping re-usable wipes in, containing wet nappies, they are great for swimmers, wet knickers (during TT), make up bags, the list is endless, you just can’t go without them.

Laura from the Cloth Nappy Co:

Wet bags are not only brilliant for locking away nasty smells, but they can also be used for all sorts of things. We stock a range from handbag size to larger sizing for long days out. Use it for storing your baby’s dirty bibs or clothes, wet baby wipes, damp towels/washers, swimmers – the uses are endless! Plus, with their chic designs and colours, having a wet bag can help start a conversation to promote cloth nappies.

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