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

January 24, 2013

Meet Our Guest: Pepper Place – Modern Cloth Nappies and more!

Let’s Meet Kelly from Pepper Place:

Hi! My name is Kelly and I live in Tasmania (currently…..we move quite a bit!). I have a husband and five kids between 8 and 3. That’s their ages, not the only time in the day that I have them-so life is busy, but that’s just the way I like it. Something about me? I’m always experimenting with things. I always need a challenge, either in my hobbies (sewing, crochet, gardening, cooking) to our lifestyle (like living off-grid recently for 18 months, then travelling in a tent for nine months). The current (and long-term ongoing) project is increasing the amount of food we produce ourselves-recently adding meat, an interesting learning curve for former vegetarians.

About Pepper Place…

– My specialty is one-size nappies. I had my kids close, and had three kids in full-time nappies for a long time. I noticed there really wasn’t much difference in nappy sizes, and they all seemed to fit for much longer than the size recommendations, so after making sized fitteds to sell for a year or so I decided one-size was the way to go. Lots of others seem to share my view!
I give discounts for people with a Carers Card. Kids with special needs usually need to spend longer in nappies-my son with special needs was in day nappies until 3 and continues to wear a night nappy at 6. When you need so much more every saving counts.
– I’ve recently started selling tie-dyed kids clothes after turning my kids into rainbows for the past four years-although there’s not many pictures up yet, they’ll keep coming as I love doing it.

Our Planet Matters!

Oh dear, I’m a rampant greenie, where do I start?! If I had to pick just one thing to stop, it would be our silly, greedy use of resources. We’re gobbling up all of our non-renewable resources at a truly mind-boggling rate, mostly on silly things that we don’t need that don’t improve our quality of life -and very few people are planning for what we’re all going to do when it starts to run out.

When you visit Pepper Place, make sure you have a look at:

1. My tutorials, I love encouraging DIY-so much so that i’m releasing my patterns for home and licensed use in early 2013.
2. My product information – everything explained.

3 of my favourite sites are:

1. Eden Seeds – as a keen gardener this is my favourite site to make orders from.
2. Milkwood Permaculture – I love what these guys do! From rocket stoves to inground aquaponics, there’s always something to get me thinking.
3. Auslan Signbank – with a partially deaf child Auslan was our natural choice for our home education second language…….and it’s so much fun!

A question from Kelly:

One-sized nappies or multi-sized nappies-what’s your preference and why?

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August 25, 2012

What Do You Recommend as the Best Cloth Nappy for My Baby with ‘Thunder Thighs?

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What Do You Recommend as the Best Cloth Nappy for My Baby with ‘Thunder Thighs?

Your Baby Has Thunder Thighs? Great Stuff! Read on for the Best Cloth Nappy Brands for babies with big thighs.

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:

What do you recommend as the best cloth nappy for My Baby with ‘Thunder Thighs?

Carly from Pikapu Modern Cloth Nappies:

Pikapu is a great choice for babies with larger legs, the nappy fits up to 18kg (with reports it fits up to 20kg) so it has plenty of room to grow with your bub.

Helen from EzyPeezies:

I would recommend EzyPeezies pull-up bamboo nappies as the best modern cloth nappy for ‘thunder thighs’. The largest size adjustment comfortably suits toddlers well past 3 and the super elastic waists mean that they have a lot of give and room to move.  I have designed these nappies myself, based on my knowledge, experience and needs as a cloth nappy-ing mum of two. .They also 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.

Kate from Bouncing Sprouts:

Baba + Boo, UK award winning nappies as they are adjustable by poppers from birth (approx. 3.5kg) to potty training (approx. 15kg).  Baba + Boo nappies have been designed by Eve Bell to ensure the best fit possible for your little one.  They are not a generic nappy made in China with the Baba+Boo brand attached, they are one of a kind.

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August 10, 2012

Bouncing Sprouts: Press Release – Give Baba+Boo a try – love it or get 50% of the purchase price back

 Australian Cloth Nappies

Give Baba+Boo a try – love it or get 50% of the purchase price back

Cloth nappy specialists Bouncing Sprouts, exclusive supplier of UK branded Baba+Boo modern cloth nappies are encouraging parents to try their nappies with a unique scheme which gives 50% of the cost of the nappy back if they don’t love it.

Parents simply choose one of the 32 gorgeous nappies and give it a go for eight weeks.

If they don’t love it, they can return the nappy for a refund of 50% of the purchase price.

Bouncing Sprouts managing director Kate Kollar said:

“We know cloth nappies can feel like a big investment, especially if you buy a whole set at once. In fact, 50% of the people who took the Baba+Boo survey late last year said that the initial cost of cloth nappies put them off.

“Trying nappies for a small amount of money was also among the top answers when disposables users told Baba+Boo what would persuade them to give cloth a go.

“That’s why our try-a-Baba+Boo nappy scheme is perfect. Our nappies are already among the cheapest on the market, despite matching the major brands for quality, so the risk of trying one is really very small.”

Visit www.BouncingSprouts.com to view the range.
Notes to Editors

Bouncing Sprouts was started this year by Kate Kollar, a medical scientist from Brisbane. We specialise in great quality, great value and great-looking cloth nappies.
Although nappies are at the heart of the business, we also stock a range of other items such as inserts, boosters, wet bags and potty training pants. Why not check out the site and feel free to give us a call for some samples for your next shoot?

Email: kate@bouncingsprouts.com

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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.

– Our Nappy Experts –

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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 1, 2011

Modern Cloth Nappy Giveaways – Win Free Cloth Nappies in December…

Modern Cloth Nappy Giveaways are a great way to plump your stash in a budget friendly way as you spread the word about environmentally friendly nappies!

Be in the loop for current giveaways!

This is a monthly post that will pop up where you can let others know about current giveaways – as it is nice to share the cloth love around. Karma and all that, if you don’t win, the next best person to win is your friend, and by sharing them around, even more cloth nappy competitions will pop up!

In the comments section below you will see replies about currently open contests, giveaways and lucky draws in which you have the opportunity to WIN a modern cloth nappy!

Visit the site for all the entry details, and good luck!

Here at My Green Nappy, we support modern cloth nappy retailers by a couple of regular giveaways – the Green Promise Nappies Initiative and other giveaways held at different times. Simply be registered to play in the Green Promise Nappy Giveaway to be notified when any other prize is on offer!

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November 1, 2011

Modern Cloth Nappy Giveaways – Win Free Cloth Nappies in November…

Modern Cloth Nappy Giveaways are a great way to plump your stash in a budget friendly way as you spread the word about environmentally friendly nappies!

Be in the loop for current giveaways!

This is a monthly post that will pop up where you can let others know about current giveaways – as it is nice to share the cloth love around. Karma and all that, if you don’t win, the next best person to win is your friend, and by sharing them around, even more cloth nappy competitions will pop up!

In the comments section below you will see replies about currently open contests, giveaways and lucky draws in which you have the opportunity to WIN a modern cloth nappy!

Visit the site for all the entry details, and good luck!

Here at My Green Nappy, we support modern cloth nappy retailers by a couple of regular giveaways – the Green Promise Nappies Initiative and other giveaways held at different times. Simply be registered to play in the Green Promise Nappy Giveaway to be notified when any other prize is on offer!

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October 1, 2011

Modern Cloth Nappy Giveaways – Win Free Cloth Nappies in October…

Modern Cloth Nappy Giveaways are a great way to plump your stash in a budget friendly way as you spread the word about environmentally friendly nappies!

Be in the loop for current giveaways!

This is a monthly post that will pop up where you can let others know about current giveaways – as it is nice to share the cloth love around. Karma and all that, if you don’t win, the next best person to win is your friend, and by sharing them around, even more cloth nappy competitions will pop up!

In the comments section below you will see replies about currently open contests, giveaways and lucky draws in which you have the opportunity to WIN a modern cloth nappy!

Visit the site for all the entry details, and good luck!

Here at My Green Nappy, we support modern cloth nappy retailers by a couple of regular giveaways – the Green Promise Nappies Initiative and other giveaways held at different times. Simply be registered to play in the Green Promise Nappy Giveaway to be notified when any other prize is on offer!

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September 20, 2011

The Convenient AIO Nappy… Why Do Mums Choose All in One Nappies?

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The Convenient AIO Nappy… Why do Mums choose All in One Nappies?

All in One’s are a pretty popular ‘Gateway Nappy’ into the world of Modern Nappies. They are most like a disposable – often with velcro or touch tape as a fastener, they go on and off the baby with ease. Let’s find out more about the AIO nappy and why Mums like them…

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:

The convenient AIO… Why do Mums choose All in One Nappies?

Rebecca from Bean Sprout Bubba:

– Less of a learning curve as they are put on as easily as a disposable. Hence it is also a good choice for carers and babysitters unfamiliar with cloth.

– No need to pull apart inserts or boosters for laundry or reassemble the nappy.

Michelle from Cloth ‘n’ Craft:

Ease of use – just like a disposable to put on and take off … easy!

Nyssa from Snow Pea Nappies:

All in One’s are a convenience nappy, they don’t require stuffing, you don’t have to pull them apart to wash and dry and there’s no guessing which bits go together with which nappy.

They are most useful if you are time poor and have no time for nappy assembly, or if you have a baby in daycare or who spends days with the grandparents as they are nice and easy to put on and take off.

My top tip would be that if you live in a cold climate buy extras to use when the rest are drying.

Tamara from Baby Mumma:

I am an all in one fan. 1 answer – easy to use. No snapping, stuffing just put in on and go. A great style of nappy for Dad’s and carer’s.

Misty from Fluffybuns:

Easy as a disposable, but so much better for your bubba’s bum..

Laura from the Cloth Nappy Co:

Value for money as the inserts are included in the nappy. Plus, they are very easy to use and quick to put on bubby.

– Our Nappy Experts –

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Our Comment Question is about All in Ones:

Why do you like your AIO Nappies?

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September 1, 2011

Modern Cloth Nappy Giveaways – Win Free Cloth Nappies in September…

Modern Cloth Nappy Giveaways are a great way to plump your stash in a budget friendly way as you spread the word about environmentally friendly nappies!

Be in the loop for current giveaways!

This is a monthly post that will pop up where you can let others know about current giveaways – as it is nice to share the cloth love around. Karma and all that, if you don’t win, the next best person to win is your friend, and by sharing them around, even more cloth nappy competitions will pop up!

In the comments section below you will see replies about currently open contests, giveaways and lucky draws in which you have the opportunity to WIN a modern cloth nappy!

Visit the site for all the entry details, and good luck!

Here at My Green Nappy, we support modern cloth nappy retailers by a couple of regular giveaways – the Green Promise Nappies Initiative and other giveaways held at different times. Simply be registered to play in the Green Promise Nappy Giveaway to be notified when any other prize is on offer!

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August 1, 2011

Modern Cloth Nappy Giveaways – Win Free Cloth Nappies in August…

Modern Cloth Nappy Giveaways are a great way to plump your stash in a budget friendly way as you spread the word about environmentally friendly nappies!

Be in the loop for current giveaways!

This is a monthly post that will pop up where you can let others know about current giveaways – as it is nice to share the cloth love around. Karma and all that, if you don’t win, the next best person to win is your friend, and by sharing them around, even more cloth nappy competitions will pop up!

In the comments section below you will see replies about currently open contests, giveaways and lucky draws in which you have the opportunity to WIN a modern cloth nappy!

Visit the site for all the entry details, and good luck!

Here at My Green Nappy, we support modern cloth nappy retailers by a couple of regular giveaways – the Green Promise Nappies Initiative and other giveaways held at different times. Simply be registered to play in the Green Promise Nappy Giveaway to be notified when any other prize is on offer!

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