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

June 23, 2010

Green Promise Nappy #16

Green Promise Nappy # 16 is an Emerald Green Baby BeeHinds Petite AI2 nappy.

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Proudly donated by Kyra from E-Weez in New Zealand.

About E-Weez:

My name is Kyra and as a cloth nappy enthusiast, I use cloth 24/7 on my baby. Even before I became pregnant I always knew that I’d be using Modern Cloth Nappies on my children and the thought of using disposables as an ‘easy’ option never entered my mind.

When I went through buying Modern Cloth Nappies for my own baby I found that there aren’t many opportunities to see the nappies in person. There also are so many different brands and types of nappies that I did some hefty research to find the best ones and I still struggled to make a decision… I eventually did make one but it’s become a bit of an addiction, finding new brands of nappies, all the plush fabrics, seeing how cute they look on my daughter….my husband just doesn’t understand how I get excited over ‘fluffy’ mail!

Now, while out and about with my girl I find that many Mum’s like the thought of using Modern Cloth Nappies but don’t know where to start and still have many old fashioned beliefs about them. I get many comments about how cute my baby’s bum is and I try to promote cloth nappies whenever I can. All this got me thinking and I decided that is a real need for this information to be spread – especially in our smaller rural communities as we don’t have the same variety of goods and stores as our city neighbours.

After trialling many different types of modern cloth nappies my brainchild E-Weez was born.

I am a travelling hostess who will visit you in the comfort of your own home or other location. The idea is that you can enjoy yourself in a relaxed environment with family and friends while learning about Modern Cloth Nappies and seeing how they work. I have chosen the best quality nappies from my own trials (and errors) and am confident that they will provide you with a leak free Modern Cloth Nappy experience.

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Green Promise Nappy #15

Green Promise Nappy # 15 is a Emerald Green Cushie Tushie Basix – OSFA All-In-One

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Proudly donated by Janine from Ninky Bear in Victoria.

About Ninky Bear:

After discovering modern cloth nappies for my second child, and realising they were nothing like the cloth nappies my parents used, I decided I loved them so much, I wanted to spread the word.

And so, Ninky Bear was born!

Home Of Gorgeous Baby Products, Modern Cloth Nappies and Accessories.

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June 22, 2010

Green Promise Nappy #14

Green Promise Nappy # 14 is a Medium side snap, mint green dot minky with green caterpillar cotton front panel, matching green snaps.

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Proudly donated by Cindy from Ticklefish Tots in NSW.

About Ticklefish Tots:

I’m Cindy, homeschooling WAHM to 4 gorgeous kids (currently baking a fifth!!), self confessed cloth addict and enabler, and founder / owner / operator of Ticklefish Tots. I converted to cloth shortly after my youngest was born, as he suffered (and still does) from eczema, which disposables simply exacerbated. After realising and researching the cost effectiveness and environmental advantages of cloth, I also converted my then 2 year old.

I was very excited when I received my first lot of fluffy mail, and my second, and my third …. and so on! But it did disappoint me to see that, out of the many different brands of MCN, not alot were actually made in Australia, and I really wanted to make a difference. I also discovered some “fit” issues with both of my boys – I wanted longer tabs, so that they’d not only get more wear out of each nappy, but also to accommodate either more snaps, or more velcro, to alleviate the dreaded “wing droop”! And as they were both tummy sleepers, I wanted a higher rise so that waking after a nap wouldn’t mean a whole new change of clothes due to the seeping wetness up their fronts!

So, within a matter of weeks had designed my own MCN which not only suited the needs of my children, but were also totally handmade in Australia by me!

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Green Promise Nappy #13

Green Promise Nappy #13 is a Stuff ‘em Silly night time pocket nappy.

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Proudly donated by Nicole from Krap Katchers in Queensland.

About Krap Katchers:

I have one mission .. to keep your baby dry overnight (and mine of course).

Krap Katchers began in 2007 after a heavy wetting baby soaked through a PUL nappy. Rigorous testing began with the one thirsty big weeing baby and not one wet night! Well, there was one wet T-shirt. Note to Daddy, don’t tuck T-shirts into nappies! Soon after 15 Stunt bums were chosen for their talent at wetting bed sheets. The result, still no wet nights with the final Stuff ’em Silly design.

If I can make the world a better place by just keeping one baby dry over night then my life will be complete. *insert cheesy music here*

A little bit more about me… I am married with two daugthers Miss Madeleine 2.5 and Miss Genevieve 1, and they like to keep us on our toes! We have used and loved modern cloth nappies for both girls since birth and I am a proud advocate for the cause. So when the opportunity arose to combine my love of sewing and modern cloth nappies, I couldn’t let it pass me by 🙂

As the proud new owner of Krap Katchers I am very excited about our future plans and hope you will be as well. Keep your eyes peeled for the trim Brazillian Bikini Day nappies being released, and the still in development, yet to be named all-in-two style nappies as well.

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June 21, 2010

Green Promise Nappy #12

Green Promise Nappy # 12 is a Magic-Alls All-In-One Nappy. Lush minkee outer, stay dry inner, great absorbency! A reliable workhorse nappy known and loved right around Australia. Great Baby BeeHinds quality guaranteed! Size Medium.

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Proudly donated by Davina from Baby BeeHinds in Queensland.

About Baby BeeHinds:

Davina has a lot to do with the customer service side of Baby BeeHinds.

Davina is the founder of Baby BeeHinds, and is also the creative designer of all Baby BeeHinds branded products, and takes care of marketing.

Let’s look at one of the myths busted in the Advice Hub over at BBH:

Modern Cloth Nappies are expensive!

Not compared to disposables…

Did you know, that based on the ‘average’ cost per disposable nappy, that you will spend approximately $3.50 per day using disposable nappies? (based on 7 changes /24 hrs). Multiply THAT by 2.5 years (average length of time in nappies) and you’re looking at a cost of over $3000.00!

This figure does not even include wipes (a further $800 approx). You can certainly set yourself up with a modern cloth system that will be less than half the cost of disposable nappies, and not only will you be saving money, but you’ll be saving the environment also.

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Green Promise Nappy #11

Green Promise Nappy # 11 is a Green Pop In Dream Dri Nappy.

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Proudly donated by Jacquie from Cheeky Cherubs in New Zealand.

About Cheeky Cherubs:

On Cheeky Cherubs you will find a range of eco friendly and baby friendly products, most of which have been tried and loved within our own family!

We are a business based in Gisborne and welcome orders from anywhere in the country. If you are within Gisborne city you are welcome to arrange a time to view the products before making your purchase or you can pick your order up if you wish. Alternatively, your order can be delivered free of charge within Gisborne city on Saturday mornings or any other time if arranged.

If you have any questions about any of the products please don’t hesitate to contact us and please take a moment to join the Mailing List to be kept up to date with any new stock arrivals, promotions and competitions!

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June 20, 2010

Green Promise Nappy #10

Green Promise Nappy # 10 is a Green One Size Fits Most (OSFM) Sewy Joeys Nappy.

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Proudly donated by – from Sewy Joeys in Australia.

About Sewy Joeys:

All about our nappies

We use a really trim, simple One-Size-Fits-Most AIO/Pocket design across our range of minky, cotton prints and fabrite PUL nappies. They’re ideal for novice cloth nappy users, daycare and busy parents because there are no inserts to lose, they dry quickly and they work well.

Both the minky and cotton prints nappies have a hidden, seperate layer of waterproof PUL (polyurethane laminate) between the outer fabric and suedecloth, whilst in the PUL nappies the polyurethane laminate is bonded to the fabric. Having a waterproof layer built into the nappy eliminates the need for a cover, making them just as convenient as a disposable.

Our nappy’s simplicity and ease of use is due a flip-in flip-out insert which is sewn in at the back of the nappy only (or rather to the nappy shell), so it can be easily pulled out for washing and drying, but remains attached so the inconvenience of a lost or misplaced insert is no longer a problem. It is simply pulled back into the pocket once dry and the nappy is ready for use again.

This insert is fully adjustable in length with the use of snaps and consists of a 5 layer microfibre/bamboo combo, making it great for daytime use and naps. Extra absorbancy can be added into the pocket for heavy wetters or night time (bi-fold bamboo inserts are available seperately in store).

One of the most important points we were keen to address with our nappy was reducing drying times, as some fully sewn in all-in-ones can take two days to dry in inclement weather or require extra drying in the clothes dryer (only adding to our carbon footprint). Our insert allows for much quicker drying as it is pulled out the nappy and has the added benefit of being seperated into two layers, so you aren’t trying to dry one large, many layered insert.

It may also be of interest to you that Sewy Joeys are proudly Australian designed, owned and made- no sweat shops, no child labour and no offshore outsourcing meaning your dollars stay here in our country and economy!

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Green Promise Nappy #9

Green Promise Nappy # 9 is a Camo Snap in AI2 Green Bums V2 nappy with bamboo booster.
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Proudly donated by Allison from Green Bums in Australia.

About Green Bums:

The Green Bums story starts in Western Australia in 2004. After building the business from the ground up, in 2009 Shona decided to take on new challenges and Green Bums changed hands. That’s where I come in.

My name is Allison, I am Mum to two gorgeous boys, and owner of Green Bums Nappies. When my first son was born I didn’t know the first thing about Modern Cloth Nappies. I knew my mum had used flannelette nappies and plastic pilchers for us kids, but I didn’t have time to study the Origami needed to fold the things and thought all the soaking and bleaching and washing was too much hard work, not to mention bad for my budget and the environment!

When a friend mentioned to me she was putting her baby in cloth I thought she was mad…. Until she showed me the gorgeous MCN’s she was using. That was it, I was converted! From there to owning Green Bums has been a very interesting journey and I’ve loved every minute of it. I love what I do, and I’m very excited to be sharing my work with you.

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June 19, 2010

Green Promise Nappy #8

Green Promise Nappy # 8 is a Trim Green Organic Velour Little Beetle Nappy featuring 2 layers of wonderfully soft and absorbent organic fabric.

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Proudly donated by Helen from Aquabub in New Zealand.

About Aquabub:

The birth of Aquabub

When I was pregnant with my first son we planned a home waterbirth. I wanted to find a pool that was more comfortable than the one my sister-in-law had used when she birthed her daughter at home. It had a hard frame with a liner and absolutely no padding. Leaning on the side was uncomfortable for her and the pillow we tried to hold on the side to increase her comfort kept slipping and getting wet. Not to mention sore knees from kneeling without any padding.

Then I discovered the La Bassine birth pool. I spent four hours labouring in the pool and really loved how I could fully relax on the comfy sides between contractions. And kneel and sit comfortably on the inflated pool bottom. And during that four hours the water only needed topping up with hot once – the air chambers in the sides and bottom helped to retain heat! My midwife and some of my pregnant friends were also impressed with the pool and I was soon getting enquiries from people with a desire to hire it. And that saw the beginnings of Aquabub!

Towards the end of 2007 I started sourcing products that our family has used and loved – and Aquabub expanded to include these items for sale. Our aim is to share products we love, while supporting natural parenting for other families.

We hope you enjoy the Aquabub range of products as much as our family does!

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Green Promise Nappy #7

Green Promise Nappy # 7 is a Blueberry One Size Deluxe Nappy – Green.

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Proudly donated by Karen from Baby Blossom in New South Wales.

About Cloth Nappies from Baby Blossom:

Modern Cloth Nappies are easy to use, they are NOT meant to be soaked. Gone are the days of terry squares that needed to be soaked. Just remove any solid waste in the toilet (as you would with disposables) and dry pail them. Modern Cloth Nappies only need to be washed with half your usual amount of detergent and sun dryed. The sun naturally kills germs and bleaches any stains.

Modern Cloth Nappies do not leak. They use PUL, wool, fleece etc, to keep mess in while allowing your baby’s skin the breath. Unlike the old sweaty PVC covers. There is the odd occasion where like any disposable they can leak for heavy wetters.

Modern Cloth Nappies care for your baby. The only thing that is near your baby’s delicate skin is the soft natural liners. Unlike the chemical messes that are in disposables.

Modern Cloth Nappies care for the environment. Are made by renewable resourses like hemp and bamboo. These crops need little water and little or no pesticides. In Australia alone 800 million disposable nappies are delivered to landfill every year. They can take as long as 500 years to biodegrade. That means the disposables used now are going to out live our children. We won’t even mention what goes in to them to make them!

Modern Cloth Nappies care for your budget. On average disposables will cost you over $2000 for the first 2 years of your baby life (not including wipes or other products needed). A good modern cloth system plus laundering costs (even if you use a dryer) will cost much less than $1000. If you use these nappies for multiple children just imagine the cost savings! You could take the family on a holiday with just the money you save from nappies.

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