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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September 8, 2012

Australian Cloth Nappies: 10 Helpful Resources


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Check out the articles and resources about cloth nappies in Australia found here on My Green Nappy:

  1. Become a fan of the many cloth nappy shops on facebook for cloth nappy specials and nappy sales: Australian Modern Cloth Nappies on Facebook
  2. Here are 7 reasons why doing Elimination Communication with Australian Cloth Nappies is GREAT: Why Combine Modern Cloth Nappies With Elimination Communication?
  3. My first Press Release: My Green Nappy Announces Australian Cloth Nappies Giveaway Event To Promote Green Nappy Revolution
  4. Simple; Getting started part time with Cloth Nappies made in Australia: Australian Cloth Nappies. Need Some Advice And Help Getting Started With Modern Cloth Nappies? How To Start Part Time With A Mini Stash…
  5. My new opportunity to have more cloth nappy giveaways on My Green Nappy: Australian Cloth Nappy Giveaways: Let Us Help Promote Your Nappy!
  6. Australian Cloth Nappies Helping the World: Nappies on a Mission: Donate Your Used Cloth Nappies to Those in Need.
  7. Australian Cloth Nappy Shop Owners Recommend: What Do You Recommend As Your Favourite OSFM or OSFA Modern Cloth Nappy?
  8. Helping Mums with their Aussie Cloth Nappy Stash: Washing Nappies HELP! Tips for Washing My *Brand New* Australian Cloth Nappies?
  9. Modern Cloth Nappies last and last; a disposable is used but one and tossed away: Australian Cloth Nappies. How Long Do You Expect a Modern Cloth Nappy To Last?
  10. Helpful tips for washing your Aussie cloth nappies: Washing Modern Cloth Nappies: 3 Important Points when washing Australian Cloth Nappies…

 

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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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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.

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:

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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August 21, 2012

8 Easy to Use Modern Cloth Nappies for a Cloth Nappy Newbie

8 Easy to Use Modern Cloth Nappies for a Cloth Nappy Newbie

This is a Guest Post from Kyla and Natalie from The Nappy Spot

We get a lot of requests for recommendations of the easiest nappies to use for new-to modern cloth nappies mums.

The truth is though, so much depends on the shape of your baby and how heavy they wee so when looking at these nappies I’ve thought about what would be easier if I had to have Dex looked after for a weekend. It’s easy to make up your nappies for a day to give to someone else but if they’ve got to wash and put them together again it’s a whole other ballgame.

I (Kyla) personally think pockets are really easy and I find as long as the putting back togetherness of them is straightforward then they’re simple to use as well – much easier than anything you need to clip and fold inside a shell. Here are my top 3 easy to use nappies, ranked in no particular order. I’ve used them all at different times and have preferred them each at some time or other.

Bambooty Easy-Peasy – sized All in One (AIO) RRP from $19.95 (small)
The absolute easiest to use for the uninitiated, shaped like a disposable with nothing to flip, fold or stuff. Probably the biggest disadvantage is the drying time – it takes ages because all the absorbency is sewn together. It’s another sized nappy, getting more expensive as the size gets bigger. They’re sized which means you’re going to need to buy another two lots as your baby grows so over the life of your baby they’re not the most cost-effective option, but they will fit better so you won’t have to buy other nappies when baby suddenly grows awkwardly and starts to leak as happens with OSFM from time to time.

BabyBeeHinds (BBH) Magic-Alls – sized AIO RRP $28
(I preferred the Velcro PUL ones which come in fab colours and prints these days)
The all in one design is super easy to use for non-mcn users who are used to disposables. BBH nappies have a pocket for boosting so they’ll last in more situations (booster comes with nappy) and you really can’t screw up the insertion of the booster so it’s easy for family to pop in. The pocket means you can turn the nappy inside out which helps with the slow drying time of AIO nappies. Plus, sized nappies give a better fit and I will almost always choose a sized nappy for a little baby. You’re going to have to replace your nappies as your baby grows so they’re not the most cost effective option (still better than ’sposies)

Issy Bear – OSFM Pocket RRP $30
(again, I prefer the Velcro PUL ones – just personal choice)
A total workhorse nappy, Issy Bear will take you from day to night with a day booster that snaps together with the night booster ($3.75 extra) and is shaped so you know exactly which end goes into which end of the nappy. These are actually our every day night nappy and are fantastic for a bigger bub. I don’t really like OSFM on a smaller baby but many, many people use them without issue.

Natalie:
There are plenty of amazing nappies out there but these are the ones that I have had positive experience with so I can personally recommend for someone starting out. I didn’t include any pocket nappies on this list, as they have parts that separate in the wash and require reuniting and stuffing. I also didn’t include prefolds, as I found that while they made sense to me, they were daunting for a family member or friend to use if they hadn’t seen modern cloth nappies before – we had one giggle where the prefold slipped sideways out the nappy as they were putting it on and they poked it back in, but it wasn’t really in the best spot to absorb what was required!

I realise too that all these nappies are over $30 each. I’m not sure I’ve ever bought a nappy at full-price though, as I normally wait for sales, such as ‘Buy 2 get 1 free’, or a % off. The 5 below are all very good quality nappies though, and while I’ve only had the TotsBots and Bambooty for a short time, the Bumgenius, Grovia and Pop-in have been used continuously for 17 months and are still in great condition. I’m not sure any $30 t-shirts or skirts I’ve ever bought would have stood up to the wear and tear these nappies have seen!

Bumgenius Elementals – complete All-In-One (AIO) – RRP $32
No assembly required, as there is nothing to stuff/clip back in after washing. Very easy to use, for both the main caregiver and anyone else who may be changing nappies.The snaps are durable, the sizing has taken us from newborn to 17 months, and we’re still snapped down one layer on the rise, so they’ll still fit for a long time to come. It does have organic cotton/bamboo against the skin, rather than a stay-dry layer but this was one of the only nappies I could use when my daughter had shocking nappy rash that no creams, or wearing disposables could fix. Nappy free wherever possible and these ones when we had to put one on.
There is a lengthy drying time, although the layers can be pegged apart on the clothesline, does help.

TotsBots Easyfit – AIO RRP $35
Another AIO, the absorbent ‘tongue’ folds out for drying, requires folding back in, but as it’s all one piece, nothing can get lost and need to be reattached. Once assembled, there’s nothing loose to confuse anyone else who’s changing the baby. Velcro closure, snaps down for smaller sizes (I’ve only had this nappy for a few months, so no experience on a newborn sorry). It does have more of a terry-towelling feel, which may irritate inflamed skin.

Bambooty Easy-one size – AIO RRP $32.95 with an additional clip in layer for extra absorbency.
The flaps flip out for easy drying, and then lay back in for use. Once again, I didn’t have this for a newborn, but it’s meant to snap down to fit a range of sizes. The snap closures are sturdy and are working well on a toddler. I’m even using this as a night nappy! Extra flap needs clipping back in, there’s three layers which need to be laid back down (two are permanently attached), even if they were laid back in a different order, it wouldn’t affect performance at all. Slightly more daunting for someone changing your baby if the flaps come apart and they have to lay them back in.

Grovia Hybrid – a shell and booster system (All-In-Two) RRP $21.50 for a shell, $14 for a 2-pack of boosters (I have the organic cotton ones)
Yes, this does have two parts, which require reattaching after washing. However, its snaps are differently spaced at either end, such that you can’t put it in the wrong way. If you get 2 or more shells, they can be rotated and aired in between changes if they’re only wet not dirty, allowing you to use a number of boosters with a lesser number of shells. Has fitted from newborn to now. The hook and loop can now be undone by a 17 mo… and it does rub the top of her legs, leaving marks now. Requires assembly after washing, the shells can be reused through the day until they are dirty. The booster is clipped in at both ends, so once assembled, it’s as easy to put on as a disposable. Probably easier, as the velcro is designed to be used repeatedly, so it’s okay if you have to readjust the waist! If someone else changes your baby, they will probably put the whole lot in the pail or wet bag, not knowing to reuse the shell.


Pop-in
 – RRP $36
I have both the Dream-dri and Original, and have used both on a newborn to a toddler. This was the nappy I choose for car-trips and times when I knew I needed good absorbency on a newborn. The double leg gussets contain even the most impressive of explosions! It isn’t as trim as some of the other nappies listed here though. The velcro closure now rubs the tops of my daughters legs, and she can undo it too! It has two parts – the shell and clip in boosters. There’s 3 snaps at the back and 2 at the front, so you can’t put it in upside down or back to front. Requires assembly after washing, the shells can be reused through the day until they are dirty. There’s two boosters, one is clipped in at both ends, the other at one end, so it could flip up/sideways confusing someone. If someone else changes your baby, they will probably put the whole lot in the pail or wet bag, not knowing to reuse the shell.

 Any of these nappies would be a great start for someone starting out or to have on hand for babysitters. We’d love to hear from you – what was your easiest to use nappy?

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August 19, 2012

Setting Up a Modern Cloth Nappy Stash on a Budget

Setting Up a Modern Cloth Nappy Stash on a Budget

This is a guest post from Tara of MUMmedia: A blog about keeping our eyes wide open to the influence of media and popular culture on childhood and parenting.

The biggest resistance to modern cloth nappies is the start-up costs. These costs range from $500 to $1500 but the good news is it that you CAN set yourself up on a budget (and don’t forget you save $1000′s longterm!).

So, how can you set up a modern cloth nappy stash on a budget?

Cloth Nappies in Australia

1. Setting Up a Modern Cloth Nappy Stash on a Budget: Research

Do some online window-shopping! Find out what’s around and what styles there are and prices. Some online stores have consultants who will come to your home and personally show you what’s available.

In a nutshell the options are:

Prefold and covers

Pros – supper cheap / quick drying / great for newborns

Cons – Take a bit more time to put on and require a cover

Fitteds and covers

Pros – fit like a disposable (no pinning) / very absorbent / cheap

Cons –  Require a cover

All-in-one nappy

Pros – Easy like a disposable just pop it on and there you go

Cons – Drying time / Price ($20 –  $40)

Pocket All in ones

Pros – Easy like a disposable / can tailor absorbancy for night use or older babies

Cons – Price / can look a bit bulky

Some nappies are sized (s, m, l,) and some are OSFM. One-size nappies can be more cost-effective especially if you have more than one child in nappies.

2. Setting Up a Modern Cloth Nappy Stash on a Budget: Make a wish list

Once you’ve decided what you want – make a wish list!

If it’s all from one store you will save on postage but you may get more for your money if you wait for sales at a few different stores.

Break up your wishlist into stores.

e.g your brand choice..

2 x Large AIO minky (blue and pink) $25 each = $50

2 x Bamboo fitteds $25 each = $50

= $100 + $6 postage = $106

Save up for each ‘lot’ on the list. Make sure they are manageable amounts like $50 – $100. Some stores have layby as an option for large amounts which can be good if there’s a sale on it. But remember, if you can’t afford it – don’t buy it! Just be patient and save up first!

Subscribe to newsletters for the stores you’re interested in so you receive alerts for any upcoming sales.  Sales come around regularly so be patient and wait and avoid paying full price!

3. Setting Up a Modern Cloth Nappy Stash on a Budget: Save up!

Easier said then done.

Figure out some ways to make some ‘extra’ cash.

  • Sell some stuff on ebay or gumtree or similiar
  • Have a garage sale
  • Put leftover coins in a money-box at the end of each day
  • Sacrifice takeaway coffee (or whatever your ‘thing’ is!) for a few weeks and put the money away

Once you have purchased your first ‘lot’ of nappies put all your ‘extra’ money that you are saving from your grocery bill into a ‘nappy fund’.  I calculated each week I spent $35 on disposables, wipes, and nappy sacks  so put this amount into a nappy fund and  used it to purchase more modern cloth nappies.

4. Setting Up a Modern Cloth Nappy Stash on a Budget: Don’t get addicted!

Once you start it’s hard to stop. The brands and designs seem endless (and oh so adorable!) and there’s always the temptation to purchase those ‘limited editions’.

Try and resist the temptation to buy more than you need! If you end up splurging and spending $3000 (even over a long period of time!) you may have helped the environment but you haven’t saved any money!

A good way to safeguard against modern cloth nappy addiction is to track your spending.  I admit, I got addicted, so I started tracking my spending and made myself stop at $1500 for 2 in nappies which was spent over a period of about 2 years.  Once I set myself I limit I knew I had to stick to it!

Modern cloth nappies will save you money in the longterm as well as benefit both the environment and your baby. Don’t be put off by the start-up costs as an MCN stash IS doable on a tight budget!

Written by Tara Force

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August 17, 2012

Chemicals in Baby Wipes – Product Recall – A Wake-Up Call?

Chemicals in Baby Wipes – Product Recall  – A Wake-Up Call

This recall has awakened many of us mothers to the reality that baby wipes actually contain chemicals. The one involved in this recall is but one of many questionable chemicals considered safe by Australian standards. These are chemicals banned in other countries because of their known toxicity and cancer-causing potential.

This is a guest post from Tara of MUMmedia: A blog about keeping our eyes wide open to the influence of media and popular culture on childhood and parenting.

chemicals baby wipes“Progressive Enterprises is recalling several brands of baby wipes from their supermarkets, after they were found to contain a dangerous preservative. They include Woolworths Homebrand, Select scented wipes and Precious flushable wipes. The wipes contain the chemical iodopropynyl butylcarbamate carba mate or IPBC, which was originally used as a paint and wood preservative and more recently in cosmetics. IPBC is believed to cause allergic reactions and is already banned in many other cosmetic products for children. It is unsafe for people to breathe in the vapours of the chemical.” – Sydney Morning Herald

Let’s remember that Australian standards once claimed asbestos was safe too! The concern is not simply over a rash the develops after using one wipe it’s about the accumulation of these chemicals in little bodies over time. There was recently a study that showed that it takes on average between 25-30 years for chemicals in cigarettes to directly cause cancer. Babies and small children are being exposed much earlier in life to chemicals than we were.  The harsh reality is that diseases linked to chemical exposure are caused by long-term exposure.

“Of the 17,000 chemicals that appear in common household products, only 30% have been adequately tested for their negative effects on our health; less than 10% have been tested for their effect on the nervous system; and nothing is known about the combined effects of these chemicals when mixed within our bodies. (World Resources Institute, The 1994 Information Please Environmental Almanac.)”

Chemicals used specifically in baby wipes include: Fragrance – can be made up of 1000’s of different chemicals many which are toxic when inhaled or absorbed through skin. Pthalates – used to make fragrance last longer – considered to be a reproductive toxin. Propylene Glycol & Butylene Glycol – Also found in windshield wiper fluid!  The EPA considers them so toxic they say that skin contact or inhalation can cause brain, liver and kidney abnormalities. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate & Sodium Laureth Sulfate – SLS is linked to skin irritation, eye irritation, rashes and hair loss. Animal studies show eye damage (especially to young), immune system damage and death. It can create nitrosamines which are carcinogenic.  Once absorbed into the skin, it can be detected in your organs for a lifetime. DMDM & Urea – is a preservative that releases formaldehyde which causes allergies, chest pain, fatigue, ear infections, immune dysfunction, asthma, heart palpitations, cancer and more. Polyethylene Glycol – (PEG) –Petroleum ingredient that is carcinogenic and dehydrates your skin. Parabens –They are strong hormone disruptors and have been directly linked to breast cancer and heart problems. Often listed as Methylparaben, Probylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben & Benezylparaben.

What are the alternatives?

There are some ‘better’ brands of disposable wipes available in the supermarket but you’ll have to carefully examine the ingredients. There is also a convenient alternative called pure wipes which I just discovered! They come as tablets that you just add water to and then explode  into a 22 x 24cm wipe that can be rinsed out and reused and are 100% biodegradable. The cheapest alternative is using cloth wipes which you just add warm water to for bum changes or even store damp in a container for out and about.  They can then be thrown in your wash and reused thousands of times! Product recalls are always a bit scary but let’s use this as a wake-up call to change our buying habits and let these companies know that the use of chemicals that put our babies and children at risk is not okay!   Tara Force

 

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August 15, 2012

Modern Cloth Nappies: The Myths & Hype Revealed!

Bouncing Sprouts

This is a guest post from Dr. Kate Kollar, Mummy of Lily-Rose, founder & owner of Bouncing Sprouts.

Modern Cloth Nappies: The Myths & Hype Revealed!

Mention the words “modern cloth nappy” and most people will say “oh, really”, give you the look of confusion and almost instantaneously say “how do they work”?

The world of Modern Cloth Nappies can be daunting and confusing, especially for 1st time Mums, however, after a few more questions and education most people become instantaneously converted!

When I started using Modern Cloth Nappies I was amazed at how easy they were to use, no soaking, no scrubbing, all that needs doing is a pre-wash before use. Most nappies can also be tumble dried which makes things even easier but the best way to make those stains miraculously disappear is drying in direct sunlight.

The thing that attracts most people to Modern Cloth Nappies is knowing they are free from nasty chemicals, which, makes them better on little ones skin and that they are helping the environment.

Cloth nappies can also vary on price, you can get “Internet Cheapies”, some of which are not as high quality as better makes and could cause leaks. Good quality Modern Cloth Nappies provide comfortable, leak-proof protection against the most volatile of ‘accidents’. The popular popper system makes them quick and easy to put on, very much like a disposable and allows the nappy to growth with your baby, making them more economical.

Bouncing SproutsI would certainly recommend anyone to try cloth nappies, they are no longer bulky looking like they were years ago, and once you have your nappy stash built up you do not need to spend any further money unlike disposable nappies. Reusable nappies can last from birth to potty training which also means for more than one child.

My most favourite thing about them is how they look in comparison to their paper rivals, they are adorable and funky but a very close second is the cost saving and never having the panic of running out of nappies! I just love them and dare you to give them a ago!

Dr. Kate Kollar
Mummy of Lily-Rose, founder & owner of Bouncing Sprouts, lover of sleep but rarely gets any!

If you would like more information about Modern Cloth Nappies, I am always here to answer any questions. Please email me at kate@bouncingsprouts.com or visit us at www.bouncingsprouts.com and www.facebook/bouncingsprouts.

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August 13, 2012

Hire Modern Cloth Nappies at an Australian Cloth Nappy Library

Want to Hire a Cloth Nappy? Or Hire a Set of Cloth Nappies? Visit a Nappy Library!

As you are learning about cloth nappies, you’ll be wondering which sort will best suit you, your baby and your budget…

Hiring a set of modern cloth nappies to try out is another way to discover which you prefer.

Different nappies suit differently shaped babies – exploring a few brands is perhaps inevitable, and also part of the fun of switching to modern cloth nappies.

Discover how to hire, borrow or try out cloth nappies in Australia and New Zealand, including small businesses who offer cloth nappy consultancy services.

  • There are several types of systems available for you to borrow, use and return cloth nappies.
  • Hiring newborn or small nappies is great for the newborn stage or premmies- when babies grow so fast!
  • Nappy hire kits are generally a local system so you can visit and see, touch and chat. You can ask as many questions as you need from mums enthusiastic about helping you make the ‘switch’.
  • Most systems for borrowing nappies attract a weekly or monthly fee.
  • Some services are free or subsidised to help disadvantaged families make needed savings during the nappy stage of having a young family, as the savings really are substantial each week.
  • Some cloth nappy businesses operate a nappy hire or rental service, so you can ‘test drive’ their product before investing in more of their brand. Often, the hire fee goes at least partly towards any purchase.
  • Other nappy hire kits are run by cloth nappy enthusiasts – Mums who have ‘Been There: Done That’ and want to help you bypass some of the learning curve they experienced. They’ll usually offer a variety of styles and accessories, perhaps sponsored by a range of retailers.
  • Nappy consultancies offer you the chance to have an individual or group get-together to look at, touch and even try nappies on your baby (with a liner) – as finding the right fit for your baby is important – and you know what? As babies change so quickly, the nappy that doesn’t fit this week may be the perfect nappy in a couple of months – it pays to keep trying out different styles.

Let’s explore the Nappy Library, Cloth Nappy Hire and Cloth Nappy Consultancy services and resources available to you…

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August 5, 2012

Australian Modern Cloth Nappies on Facebook

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Modern Cloth Nappies on Facebook

There are now many Modern Cloth Nappy Shops and Organisations with fan pages on Facebook.

Support My Green Nappy on Facebook by becoming a fan – you’ll get previews of upcoming resources, be reminded about events and discover what is happening first! Many cloth nappy shops post their updates on the MyGreen Nappy Page, so it is also an easy way to scan for cloth nappy specials, reusable nappy contests and other ways to build your cloth nappy stash for less or get those boutique and unique handmade nappies first!

To ‘become a fan’ means you want to keep your eye on that page. It will appear in your News Feed so that you can comment or ‘like’ or simply keep your eye out for specials, nappy competitions, nappy giveaways, clearance discounts and new products and more at the shops you have your eye on.

By becoming a fan of your favourite pages, you can:

  • follow the day to day news of your favourite brands
  • see exclusive fan-only previews
  • benefit from pre-order specials
  • Discover modern cloth nappy giveaways to enter
  • Discover contests to win modern cloth nappies
  • see what the shops are making and doing right now
  • get sneak previews of products that are coming up
  • participate in online ‘garage sales’ to grab massively discounted clearance stock
  • see photos of custom jobs being commissioned by other mums
  • ask the owners questions directly (generally no ordering though – this is done through their shopfronts)
  • report back on your positive experiences with their nappies (they love this)
  • share photos of your baby in their nappy
  • help promote that WAHM or small business owner simply by being a fan.
  • learn from other mums.

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July 25, 2012

Nappies on a Mission: Donate Your Used Cloth Nappies to Those in Need.

Donate Australian Cloth Nappies

Nappies on a Mission: Donate Your Used Cloth Nappies to Those in Need.

Nappies on a Mission is a website run by Great Grandmother Robyn Sage, who has done great networking to assist mothers in very poor countries to have modern cloth nappies to use with their babies when needed.

Donate Australian Cloth NappiesI just had a chat with Robyn on the phone. She lives in Darwin and repairs nappies as a side business (so contact her for your own nappy repairs too). She collects all sorts of nappies and related materials (boosters, inserts, terry toweling flats etc) and fixes them up to be sent over to Orphanages in Papua New Guinea, Malawi, East Timor, Fiji and Vanuatu via her network of travellers adding the nappies to their luggage to offset the impossible costs of postage. Orphanages are the focus as often they have no or little government support and are under resourced, and in desperate need of any help.

Let’s dive right in and see what Robyn needs:

What Types of Nappies Do We need?

All types accepted from towelling squares to modern cloth nappies, boosters, covers. etc If your squares are a little on the thin side, they may be able to be cut down to make boosters.

If the inners are worn, I will unpick and replace with new ones, if the PUL is not usable, I can remove it and replace it from a nappy that is cactus.

I have been given boxes of offcuts so can make up what is missing, I dont throw anything away unless it is really useless.

There is a lady who looks after disabled children in Vanuatu and is in desperate need of squares, MCNs, covers and pants for older children so all sizes are gratefully accepted.

Do you have some nappies that are too ‘Used’ for re-sale, but still perfectly OK to use?

Or nappies you would like to donate to orphanages as they are?

For Nappies / Inserts, Boosters, Squares That Don’t Need to be Repaired Please Address Parcel to:

 

Nappies On A Mission

22 Hill Street,

Russell Island Qld 4184

For Nappies that Do Need Some Repair Please Address Parcel to:

 

Robyn Sage

PO Box 39923

Winnellie

NT 0821

Contact Robyn: Phone 0407187207 or robyngae@westnet.com.au

Donate Australian Cloth Nappies

Don’t worry if they need repair, they will be repaired before forwarding on.

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