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January 26, 2013

Spotlight on Expert Advice for Modern Cloth Nappies: January 2013

This is the first of a regular scheduled post each month this year that highlights some of the previously published ‘expert’ articles found on My Green Nappy.

Have a skim down the list of 10 questions for something that you are curious about, or skip to our full listing under the top menu option called:

Cloth Nappies: Best Cloth Nappy Tips

This section is ALL expert advice. I have a list of cloth nappy retailers with over 100 Australian and New Zealand Cloth Nappy Shops represented. Several times a year I ask a series of questions and they respond to whichever they are best able to answer, depending on their available time. It is always a different selection who are able to contribute their expertise, which keeps the information fresh and evolving.

These mini-interviews are then collated bu me into these informative articles which are published over the year. All link the the shops of the contributors so you can check out their range – if you like what they have to so, support them by a visit and check out their range. All are mums who have or are using modern cloth nappies with their babies.

Switching From Disposable To Cloth? Tips To Make The Switch to Australian Cloth Nappies as Easy as Pie!

– Whether you are part timing for savings and convenience, or wanting to go full time cloth for maximum savings, these tips will steer you right…

Girls in Cloth Nappies… What You Need to Know About Girl ‘Parts’ and the Cloth Nappy…

– Find out the best way to use inserts and boosters and to generally tweak a nappy for a baby girl.

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

– The vast MAJORITY of cloth nappy retailers began by using disposables – find out why they made the switch if you are thinking of doing the same thing.

Australian Cloth Nappies: Help! Don’t Know Where To Start? How About The Mini Stash…

– tips from the experts for starting your cloth nappy journey part time – recommendations for a mini-stash of modern cloth nappies.

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

– Simple advice about the different options available in nappy covers – some built-in, others an added cover…

Starting With Modern Cloth Nappies: How Old Was Your Bub When You Started Using Modern Cloth Nappies?

– Again, we learn that our nappy expert panel more often than not made the switch to modern cloth nappies at some point – and that age is never too late to start saving you money!

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

– Top expert tips about whether to choose one size fits all or sized nappies.

Pocket Nappies: What Should I Know When Buying Pocket Cloth Nappies?

– Tips from the experts for looking at buying cloth nappies with a pocket – perhaps the most flexible variety of modern cloth nappies…

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

– What do our Nappy Experts recommend? One Size Fits Most (OSFM) or One Size Fits All (OSFA) nappies to consider…

Need Some Advice And Help Getting Started With Australian Modern Cloth Nappies? How To Start Part Time With A Mini Stash…

– Many Mums start with Modern Cloth Nappies part time. Get some tips for how to do that here…

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For these special articles, a unique feature of My Green Nappy, I invite the contributions of nappy retailers to answer commonly asked questions about Modern Cloth Nappies.

Nearly finished with your cloth nappies?

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

– Finished with your cloth nappies? Consider donating some to orphanages in very poor countries in the world…

November 25, 2012

Girls in Cloth Nappies… What You Need to Know About Girl ‘Parts’ and the Cloth Nappy.

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Girls in Cloth Nappies…

What You Need to Know About Girl ‘Parts’ and the Cloth Nappy.

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:

Girls in cloth nappies… What do I need to know about girl ‘parts’ and the cloth nappy?

Lara from Extremely Nappies (closed):

Girls wet the front and middle the most, so ensure your absorbent layers (boosters for pocket nappies) are maximised at the front.

Carly from Pikapu Modern Cloth Nappies:

With girls we found that with our little girl we never needed more than what the pikapu nappy had within it during the day. At night we would put around 2 boosters (holds 100mL each) in to get her through the night. She was a back sleeper so this worked well. If she had been a tummy sleeper we may have put a little extra in the front, as this is what we found with our little boy, being a tummy sleeper, oh and wellbeing a boy and they pee differently anyway.

Jodi from MCN Lovers R Us:

Be aware of what you’re washing your nappies in as you dont want chemicals sitting against your babies genitals. If your baby has a rash then treat it with whatever works but be aware that most nappy creams are not modern cloth nappy friendly – thats what liners are for 🙂 I find boosting extra in the mid section works best for my little girl, giving more absorbency but not bulking her up all over unnecessarily.

Kate from Bouncing Sprouts:

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

– Our Nappy Experts –

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November 1, 2012

Australian Cloth Nappies: Help! Don’t Know Where To Start? How About The Mini Stash…

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Australian Cloth Nappies: Help! Don’t Know Where To Start? How About The Mini Stash…

How Part Time Cloth Nappies Saves Money and is an Easy Way to Convert From Disposables to the Modern Cloth Nappy…

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, or on facebook.

Let’s see what they have to say:

Modern Cloth Nappy Newbie Help! Don’t Know Where To Start? How About The Mini Stash… 

Angie from Piggy Tails Nappies:

If you don’t know where to start…try one of everything! Cloth nappies work differently for different babies and you have to buy what suits you (not what has the highest rating score or what your sister bought). The only way you will find out what suits you is by trying one of each type of nappy.

If you are not sure what you need, we recommend that you purchase a package that has at least one of the following:

  • a pocket nappy. Try Green Kids’ Anytimes nappies.
  • a fitted nappy. Try Itti Bitti D’Lish.
  • a one size nappy. Try Cushie Tushies, Grovia Hybrid, Bitti Tutto or Ones&Twos.
  • an all in one (AIO) nappy. Try Tots Bots Easyfit or the GroVia AIO;
  • a snap in one (SIO) nappy. Try the GroVia Hybrid.

You might also want to purchase a wet bag for storing nappies when you are out and about.
See our “New to Cloth – One of Everything” pack in our Nappy Packages section of our website). Our pack has one of each of the above types of nappies in it. We have selected the best selling nappies from each category to take the guess work out of it for our customers.

Buying a pack from a retailer (rather than the manufacturer directly) is the best way to go as you will save on postage because you can buy all the nappies in one spot. A retailer will also be able to provide you with unbiased opinions on what works for them and what sells best so having a chat to a retailer is also a good idea.

Lara from Extremely Nappies (closed):

Just get 3 or 5 to start with, so you can use them all in one day, wash them that night, and they’re ready again tomorrow (go for quick to dry nappies, like pockets).  You’ll get a good idea quicker if you have a full day in cloth.

I’m always happy to answer your questions personally, even if you use a different brand.

Kelly from Nappy Needz:

If you’re new to cloth nappies, then a mini stash is a great way to start.  It gives you chance to build up your collection slowly, finding out what works for you and your baby, and means that you aren’t spending a lot of money all at once.  Try out a few different styles and brands, maybe buying second hand to begin with, until you find what really works for you.  Try using the nappies at home to begin with, and then build up to using them full time over time.

Melissa from Little Para Pants:

When my last baby was born we started out with disposables.  After a week or two, I started using MCN just at home, during the day.  When I ran out of the cloth nappies, I’d use disposables again until the cloth nappies were washed & dry.  Slowly over time I was able to find enough time to sew more nappies till we had a big enough stash to switch over completely.

Susan from Nifty Naps:

If you want easy I would go for an AI1 (all in one) or an AI2 (all in two)  – that way you change the whole system when it comes to changing. Then you can move onto the other types out there once you are more aware of whats available.

Melanie & Diana from Bodeo:

A mini stash is a great way to begin using cloth!

Start by choosing a few different styles of nappies you think you’d be interested in using, trial packs are a great option for this. Once you have compiled a small stash of 6-8 nappies and given them a couple of pre-washes, allocate one day in your week to be a Cloth Day. 6-8 nappies should be enough for the day, and then you can wash that night.

If you don’t feel like 8 nappies is enough for a whole load of washing, give the nappies a good rinse and throw them in with your other washing, avoid using fabric softeners. You might like to continue doing this for a little while until you feel comfortable using cloth full time, or you may just want to use cloth when at home.

Once you have more experience using the nappies you have, you are able to confidently add more nappies to your stash using the styles & systems you prefer.

Nat and Amy from Little Diamond Bums (closed):

If switching to cloth a ‘mini stash’ is a great way to trial a few nappies styles to see which one you find yourself impatiently watching to dry so you can pop it back on your babies bottom.  It is also a great way to ease yourself into using cloth nappies. Whether you start using them at home during the day and then when you’re feeling more confident using them out and about/ during the night, add more to your stash to go ‘full time’.

Jodi from MCN Lovers R Us:

Its great to try a mix of different brands and nappy styles but the best advice is shop to your budget. 5-10 nappies is a great place to start part time just to try things out. (Even if you decide to never go full time using 5-10 cloth nappies each week makes a difference.) Think about what is important to you in a nappy, do you want something that dries quickly, something that you won’t need to put together after washing before its ready to use, something made of all natural fibres, something to fit for a long time? Talk to other nappy users and get their opinions of what works for them and an explanation of whats what in the nappy world – there are heaps of pages online where you can connect to the nappy community, I know because I run one of them! The nappy world can be a little confusing but its also a pretty friendly place and all MCN lovers/users love to share the love of cloth!

Erin from Rascal Rumps:

Using cloth doesn’t have to be all or nothing, you can use a combination of cloth and disposable. Starting with a mini stash will mean you have less outlay in the beginning and you can get a feel for whether cloth nappying is something that you can be comfortable with.

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Charndra


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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…?

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:

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.

– Our Nappy Experts –

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Charndra


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July 3, 2012

Meet Our Guest: Billy and the Bow Wow

Billy and The BowwowLet’s meet Sarah, the proud owner of Billy and the Bow Wow:

Hi I’m Sarah, I live in Adelaide South Australia and have two gorgeous boys, currently aged 1 and 2.

About Billy and the Bow Wow…

I got into the world of nappy making  by starting out making nappies for my sons.  I was absolutely hooked on MCNs and it was the only way to afford my habit! Additionally, I never really found a nappy that suited me perfectly, so after a lot of research and testing I came up with a day and night nappy that stood the test my heavy wetter’s put it to.  Once I had a stash for them, I didn’t want what I learnt to go to waste and hence Billy and the Bow Wow was born. Since then I have branched out into a range of products that I also retail, mostly nappy related, all baby and mum related. All are products that I have tried and tested with my two boys and I have found very useful. The name Billy and the Bow Wow comes from nick names we use for my two sons which is a nice connection I think. I often have specials for fans of my facebook page Billy and the Bow Wow so make sure you come and say Hi so you are in the loop.

Our Planet Matters!

Using cloth nappies is one of the simplest things you can do to help the environment. It also makes sense, economically and in that you know exactly what your baby’s precious skin is coming into contact with, which cannot be said for most disposables.  There are a lot of babies in the world, who will one day hold the future of the planet in their hands, and be responsible for cleaning up the mess we’ve made, it doesn’t make sense that one of their first acts is to have such a huge impact on the planet by creating so much landfill that will still be there thousands of years after they’ve been and gone. Cloth nappies these days deserve a go. They work just as well as disposables, they don’t create any more washing than young kids already do and the environment and your hip pocket will thank you.

When you visit Billy and the Bow Wow, make sure you have a look at…

1. Our cloth nappy range

2. Our toilet training pants and accessories

3. Our sale items (there’s always something on sale at BTBW!)

3 of my favourite sites are:

1. Adelaide Baby Bargains – a fantastic SA site for buying and selling used baby goods

2. Kozy Carrier – A fantastic Mei Tai carrier that enables you to wear your baby from birth right through to toddlerhood in comfort (for both of you).

3. My Green Nappy of course!

Let’s talk more!

If you could have all of your favorite features in one cloth nappy what would it look like?

Billy and The Bowwow

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Find out more about contributing a guest post…

January 5, 2012

Cheap Cloth Nappies – Recommendations for A Budget-Friendly Washable Cloth Nappy Stash…

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Cheap Cloth Nappies – What Is Your Recommendation for A Budget-Friendly Washable Cloth Nappy Stash?

You want to get your cloth Nappy Stash on the cheap to get started? Here are our experts’ tips on buying a budget friendly stash of cloth nappies…

Many mums are on one or a reduced income while there are little ones in nappies, and saving money is a high priority. Perhaps, a cheap stash is needed to get started, to save more money so better modern cloth nappies can be saved up for. What is the best advice? Let’s find out…

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 about our modern cloth nappy question:

Cheap Cloth Nappies – What Is Your Recommendation for A Budget-Friendly Washable Cloth Nappy Stash?

Kelly from Nappy Needz:

There are plenty of options out there if you are looking for something reasonably priced, you don’t have to rely on flat nappies either.  Although nappies are expensive to buy upfront, don’t forget that you’ll be saving quite a bit by using them, so it works out slightly more reasonable.  You can often sell them on after use, which helps with the cost, and it’s also worth looking at what you can get hold of second hand.  A good fitted nappy would be our one size, made from recycled cotton, it’s reasonably priced, and will last from birth onwards.

Karen from Baby Blossom:

Keep it simple. A easy system is the Weehuggers where you can change the inserts at change time and not the whole nappy. You do not need to buy a nappy for every change. Have 4-6 covers and lots of inserts.

Liz from Hatchlings Cloth Nappies:

There are a couple of options for budget-friendly stash, terry flats and pilchers are very budget friendly but for me I would use prefolds/tri-folds and covers that way you can still achieve the trim fit and cute look of some of the more expensive options without the price tag. Also make sure you do your math when weighing up the options, some of  the all-in-two options work out significantly less expensive than all-in-ones or pockets as you don’t need any where near as many covers.

Kendall from Australian Baby Supplies:

I would start with prefolds as these can be used as boosters later on and buy one sized fits most nappies for when the baby is bigger. I recommend either Booroi or Ish Fly prefolds.  A cheaper one size nappy that I have found to be excellent with my son is the Organic Bugalugs Smooth Nappies. They fit from approximately 4kgs and are a pocket nappy which makes it easier to add extra boosters for overnight or if your child is a heavier wetter.

Melanie & Diana of Bodeo:

A dozen Mandy Mac MacBoos and a dozen Pikapu AIOs, and 7 Pikapu covers are a good combination to start off with. Having a mixture of bamboo & polyester nappies will ensure that you have super absorbent and quick drying nappies. A OSFM nappy is a great option for not having to buy a new set of nappies each time your baby goes up a size. If you add 6 prefolds to the mix, you’ve added 6 nappies to your stash, and also have the option of stuffing the pockets with a folded up prefold to increase absorbency – great for night time.

Misty from FluffyBuns:

All cloth nappies are budget friendly when compared to disposables. To keep your costs down even further, go for nappies that have removable inserts, this way you can have three or four inserts per nappy shell, the shells dry in a matter of hours and you can just use a new insert. Plus you don’t need to wash the shell everytime, only if it gets wet or soiled.

Jane from Little Bear Bums:

It depends on which type you end up using – for  a pocket nappy I love Issy Bears because they are One Size Fits Most and made with quality materials so they’ll last for the time you need them and beyond (therefore you won’t be replacing them so they’ll be cost effective)! If you prefer a sized nappy I love Itti Bitti D’lish – fantastic quality and a choice between Snap Ins and All in ones.

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Discover More from Our Nappy Experts…

Our Comment Question is about Cheap Cloth Nappies:

Tell us how you saved money and built a budget friendly stash…

Charndra


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December 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 various Reusable Cloth Nappies available in Australia. Modern Cloth Nappies really are easily washable, reusable, stylish, pretty, environmentally friendly and simply cute to wear as well as soft and chemical free around the bottom of 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.

– 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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November 16, 2011

Organic Goodness… What are the Benefits of Organic or Unbleached Cloth Nappies?

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Organic Goodness: What are the Benefits of Organic or Unbleached Cloth Nappies?

Organic – this brings to mind the idea of less chemicals, a reduced ecological impact over regular farming and manufacturing processes, and thoughts about sensitive baby skin.

When looking around at the sort of reusable cloth nappies you want to buy for your baby, you’ll see a lot of shops will offer you information and products that are organic, unbleached or ‘natural’. What does this mean when it comes to non disposable 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:

Why do mums choose organic, unbleached or natural nappies?

Louise from Nip Naps:

People are much more aware now about environmental issues and doing things that damage the environment unnecessarily. Most people are more than happy to have unbleached nappies because it uses less chemicals during manufacture and doesn’t make any difference to how the nappy works. I think people are also less inclined to bleach unbleached nappies during washing because they are not trying to maintain the pristine white of when they were new. Organic Cotton is also a wonderful product – not only are there less chemicals used in it’s growing/manufacture, there are less chemical residues in the fibres that sit next to your baby’s skin.

Rebecca from Bean Sprout Bubba:

Because a young infant’s skin is thinner than an adult, so any residues from manufacturing regular fabric may enter the baby’s system through their skin. Organic fabric are minimally processed so they have less chemical residues, are usually softer and more absorbent than their regularly processed counterparts.

Nyssa from Snow Pea Nappies:

A lot of mums choose organic nappies just so they know there are no chemicals coming in contact with their babies skin, this is especially important for bubs with sensitive skin or eczema who may react to bleaches, dies or plastics in other nappies. Others like knowing that their nappies are more environmentally sensitive with no pesticides used in the production of the materials.

Tamara from Baby Mumma:

Some babies can have sensitivities to the man made fibres. Some people just prefer to be organic. For different reasons people prefer difference fabrics. For me it was a matter of testing out the different fabrics on the market to see what worked best for me and my children.

Misty from Fluffybuns:

I know that I would rather have only ‘natural’ fibres close to my bubba’s bum. Most mcn’s are made with bamboo which doesn’t use much water to grow, although the microfibre alternative dries in no time and is comfy on bubba’s bum, and they are just as safe.

Laura from the Cloth Nappy Co:

Your precious baby has delicate skin and that skin deserves the best! Organic nappies ensure that your baby is not affected by harsh chemicals and they reduce the risk of nappy rash and eczema. When you know that no regular disposable nappy ever made has broken down, you realise what a terrible impact they are to our planet. In this day and age of information and technology, we are well-informed enough to know what is happening in the world and this is an issue that needs to be addressed. We have a responsibility to our earth to protect it and to do our part to preserve it for our children and our children’s children.

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Our Comment Question is about Organic Nappies:

If you’ve chosen them, tell us why?

Charndra


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November 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 Reusable Cloth Nappies available in Australia. Australian Cloth Nappies are washable, reusable, stylish, pretty, environmentally friendly and simply cute to look at as well as soft and chemical free on the bottom of 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.

– Charndra

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A little more about the three main types of modern cloth nappies you can buy is found here:

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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.

More Cloth Nappy Shops Offering Wetbags…

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