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

August 29, 2012

Modern Cloth Nappies: Cloth Nappy Shop Blog Roundup: August

Modern Cloth Nappies: Cloth Nappy Shop Blog Roundup: August

Many modern cloth nappy shops in Australia have a blog attached to or as part of their site.

The blog is a place where they share more details about the use and care of their nappies, about the particular styles, materials and products they have on offer and even about the day to day running of their business.

They may use their blog (or facebook page) to conduct market research on the types of fabrics to use in future nappies, to offer test nappies to develop new styles, refinements or generations of nappies.

Today’s post is a roundup of some of the recent blog posts I have found. Heaps of cloth nappy shops are very slow at using their blogs, as facebook is all the rage I guess… and yet, a blog is great for building traffic, as I know!

#1: at The Nappy Spot Natalie has an article about Cloth Nappying Challenges – a Lack of Water

What’s the greatest challenge that you’re facing at the moment? Trying to get a good fit on a newborn with skinny legs? Affording enough nappies to be able to use cloth full-time, or all day? Not enough sunshine to dry your nappies properly?

For me at the moment, it’s water! Or more specifically.. not enough of it. Our house runs on rainwater, for everything from drinking/cooking, showering, and of course, in the laundry. It’s been a dry winter, and there’s not too much left in the tanks, so I’ve had to cut back the length of my wash cycles, which is negatively affecting my MCN’s.. Read more @ The Nappy Spot…

#2: at One Less Disposable there is a post about Cheap and easy way to use prefolds:

Worried about the start-up costs of cloth nappying? Here is a cheapish solution to get you going.

A cheap way to go would be to use boosted prefolds and PUL covers. You would need to buy them online. Read more @ One Less Disposable…

#3: at Little Para Pants Blog, you’ll find a helpful post by Mel entitled Is it time to DIY?

If you’re on a budget, like sewing, or none of the MCNs you’ve tried have suited your child, you might decide to try making your own.

What you’ll need:

A sewing machine. It doesn’t have to be flash with all the bells & whistles, it just has to work. All you really need is a straight stitch and a zig-zag stitch.

Thread. Polyester thread works well, but don’t go for the stuff in the bargain bin. You’ll end up with a mess.

Needles. Again, don’t go for the cheap ones as they break way too easily. You’ll want the heaviest needles you can find (denim/jeans needles are good) for sewing through multiple layers of fabric. Read more @ Little Para Pants Blog

NB: Check out the new look over at Little Para Pants, where Mel specialises in custom made cloth swim nappies for children of all ages.

#4: at The Baby Chilli Nappies Blogspot, Rebecca has a post about The Great Downunder Nappy Hunt this September:

I am super excited about taking part in the Great Downunder Nappy Hunt this September 2012.All hunters will get a super 15% off everything on line! All you have to do is go towww.diaperdecisions.com and register to hunt in the great downunder nappy hunt.For all of you that don’t know what its about…. The Great Downunder nappy hunt is a scavanger hunt where you go to different websites in search of an icon. You follow fun clues and find some fabulous little websites along the way. Once you have found the icon you click on it and it brings you back to diaper decisions where it is marked as found. The more icons you find the more chance you have of winning some fabulous prizes!My contribution to the prize pool is a Safari party all in one nappy. Read more (and the Baby Chilli Prize) @ The Baby Chilli Nappies Blogspot

#5: at Pepper Place Blog you’ll find an article by Kelly titled: Can I use cloth nappies without a dryer?

YES.

Most definitely. Quite easily. In fact, take that dryer and list it on Freecycle right now, you don’t need it for anything!

(Sorry, letting my rabid greenie tendencies come through there. I’ll pull my head in)

But anyway, it is more than doable to use cloth without a dryer. It is the preferred method-the sun sanitises your nappies, the fresh air leaves them smelling great, and line-drying is free and non-polluting. I have never owned a dryer, nor lived in a house with one. Read more @ Pepper Place…

Visiting the blog of cloth nappy shops where you have purchased cloth nappies or are thinking of buying cloth nappies is a great way to get to know the owner and discover more about them and their nappies.

I hope you have enjoyed this round-up of cloth nappy blogs,

Charndra

P.S as always, I also like to give a little plug to My Green Nappy’s Sponsors:

May 12, 2011

Meet Our Guest: Real Nappies

Let’s meet Liz, the proud owner of Real Nappies:

Hi! My name’s Liz and we live in Auckland, New Zealand. We come over to sunny OZ at least 5 times a year to visit you lovely people at the various expos all over the country. We have 2 kids: Emily who is 10yrs and Joe, 7 years.

About Real Nappies…

Come and check out our site: www.real-nappies.com.au
We specialize in modern cloth nappies: 100% cotton inner and an incredibly waterproof cover.
We wanted to take the guesswork out of cloth nappies: we did this by designing a simple, easy to use nappy, which we have put together in takeaway packs.
If you have ever wondered what an earth you need to buy, check out our bestselling Birth to Potty Pack, every nappy you will ever need until bubs is out of nappies.

Plus we are the ONLY cloth nappy company that guarantees our nappies to last through 2 babies! Wow!

When our son, Joe was born 7yrs ago in the UK we began using cloth nappies, we wanted to make cloth nappies more mainstream in Australia and NZ: hence we’ve taken away the frills and concentrated on what makes an awesome, good quality nappy that actually works and at a low cost to parents.

Why are we called Real Nappies?

Well because it says what we are, we’re the ‘real’ deal and we stand by our products. That’s why we’re used in Hospitals and Daycares and by thousands of parents all over the world!
Join our Facebook Page and sign up for our newsletter to get exclusive ‘Member Only’ Deals and special tips.

Our Planet Matters!

I guess the image that will stay with me always is the mountain of used disposable nappies waiting to go to landfill. The thought that one tiny little baby will produce aprox 1 tonne of nappy waste is horrifying! One day my kids will probably have their own kids and they will have their own kids and yet the disposable nappies we throw away now will still be around even then, where are we going to put them all?
We have a beautiful planet – we want it to stay that way, for the sake of an extra 5 minutes a day, using cloth nappies really wasn’t a difficult decision to make!
Plus there’s something so much nicer about picking up your baby for a cuddle when they are wearing cloth rather than plastic!

When you visit www.real-nappies.com.au, make sure you have a look at:

1. Our Unique Guarantee Page – Find out about our unique 2 child guarantee.
2. Our ‘Specials’ Tab has some great deals and change frequently.
3. Our FAQ / Advice Tab is always worth a look for some great tips.
4. Our Blog Page has great articles and customer’s findings that are constantly updated.

3 of my favourite sites are:

1. Spread A Deal – I love this site as it’s always got awesome baby bargains to check out daily, it’s NZ based but will also deliver to Australia. Definitely a site to bookmark!

2. Baby Center – great information site for new parents right up until preschool!

3. My Green Nappy – well of course as you are already reading this you know how great this site is lol!

Let’s talk more!

We’d love to hear from you, and would love to know what other products (not necessarily nappies) would you like to see us selling on Real Nappies that would make your life easier?

– Liz

www.real-nappies.com.au

Meet Our Guests
– This is a regular feature of My Green Nappy in which family friendly sites are invited to contribute a post about their website. You’ll discover a bit about their ideas, specialties, what motivated their passion and what concerns them about the environment at the moment.
Find out more about our guests…

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Be sure to sign up to have your chance to WIN a free modern cloth nappy for your baby!

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March 7, 2011

Following the Cloth Nappy Road… What’s the Next Step in Green Living For Mums Using Cloth Nappies?

Following the Cloth Nappy Road… What is Next?

What has using modern nappies introduced you to? New friends, textile crafts, sewing, reusable cups, online forums, a home based business…?

Far more often than not, mums begin with disposable nappies, find them expensive, google something like ‘non disposable nappies’, ‘disposable nappy alternative’ or ‘washable  or reusable nappy’, then discover modern nappies!

They buy a few secondhand, get addicted, build a stash, and also learn about other concepts to help them save more, be more natural in their approach or have a smaller environmental impact, or simply meet like-minded souls! For today’s topic we’ve asked our Nappy WAHM’s about what using modern cloth nappies had in turn introduced them to.

I’m pleased to have contributions from many friends of My Green Nappy included in this article. We have Emma from Brindabella Baby, Melinda from Avanappy, Mel from Little Para Pants, Louise from Scamps Boutique, Eva from Oz Baby Trends, Kyra of Bubbalooba, Cassandra from New Age Nappies, Annette from Iish Fly, Michelle from Issy Bear Nappies, Alisha from Baby Safari, Cindy from Ticklefish Tots, Ashley from Cheeky Creations, Carli from MiniLaLa, Tracey from Flattery, Bec from Baby Chilli, Julie from Cloth For Comfort, Chris from Baby Bullfrogs, Kate from Nappy Days, Sasha from Green Kids, Michelle from Sustainable Hemp Products, Karen from Baby Blossom.

Let’s see what they have to say:

“What has using modern cloth nappies introduced you to? (in addition to an addictive cloth nappy collecting hobby)”

Emma Davidson of Brindabella Baby:

It has helped me become more aware of the total life cycle of all sorts of things I use in my everyday life. For example, kitchen cleaning cloths, face and sticky hands wipes, tissues, toothbrushes, pens and pencils…

Switching to reusable cloth nappies was the first step in my journey to becoming more aware of my own carbon footprint, and that of my children.

Melinda of Avanappy:

Cloth pads & menstrual cups (feminine hygiene products)

Mel of Little Para Pants:
Cloth pads.  I found out about them while researching cloth nappies during my first pregnancy.

Louise of Scamps Boutique, NZ:

A fabric addiction, I love fabrics when I never did before kids!
Eva of Oz Baby Trends:
Cloth feminine care products.
Kyra of Bubbalooba:
Since starting to use cloth nappies, I have been introduced to more and more ideas of green living, which is something that I am getting more passionate about with each day. Many of the modern cloth nappy sites I have visited have green tips or products, it is so inspiring!

Cassandra of New Age Nappies:

I’ve been introduced to like minded people and the opportunity to work from home doing something I love and am passionate about.

Annette of Iish Fly:

It has introduced an addictive habbit of being obsessive about being environmental. I use very little chemicals in cleaning and have returned to natural products such as vinegar and bi-carb, recycle almost everything, be water wise, and sold my car.

Michelle of Issy Bear Nappies:

Teaching my older children about reuse, recycle.

Cindy from Ticklefish Tots:

A lot of other homemade and handmade hobbies!! 🙂

It has rekindled my love of crocheting and knitting, and introduced to me MOO GOO! lol!

Ashley of Cheeky Creations:

I’ve made a lot of friends on various forums because we all share a passion for cloth nappies.

Carli from MiniLaLa:

Cloth wipes – they do go hand in hand, but they are fabulous! I especially love my velour wipes – so deliciously soft!

Tracey from Flattery:

The way I dress my baby is different to parents who use disposables – for me the nappy is the outfit for people who use disposables the outfit is the bit that covers the nappy.

Bec from Baby Chilli:

Collecting material. I have way too much!

Julie from Cloth For Comfort:

A fantastic group of other modern cloth nappy addicts; we meet monthly in Brunswick (Melbourne) and share our great ideas, stashes, problems, experiences and successes with using modern nappies. We also strongly encourage those new to MCN to join us for a casual morning tea in an environment suitable for children. I have made some lovely friendships through this group.
I also openly offer to teach anyone who is keen to make their own nappies, as long as they are willing to come to my house once my children are asleep. I do this to give back to the community that gave me so much help when I first started.
Chris from Baby Bullfrogs:
I think I may be in the minority here but I never really got addicted to cloth nappy collecting – for me it was the designing and making of the nappies I got addicted to!
Both my kiddies stash is really quite dismal and we work with a small and sufficient amount of cloth nappies – all the pretties seem to go to customers!
Kate from Nappy Days:
Recycling, worm farming and vege gardening.
Alisha of Baby Safari:
I also developed an addiction to cloth menstrual pads!

Michelle from Sustainable Hemp Products:

A fabric addiction.
Karen from Baby Blossom:
My cloth nappy obsession has led me to more natural products not only on my children but around my house. Everything from cleaning products to skin care.

– Our Nappy Experts –

Discover Expert Advice About The Modern Cloth Nappy – Information About Modern Cloth Nappies – Advice About Frequently Asked Cloth ‘Newbie’ Questions – Lots of Tips and Tricks to Help You With Your Reusable Nappies – Learn From the Experts in Cloth Nappies –

Discover More from Our Nappy Experts…

3 Recommended Resources:

  1. Alternative feminine hygiene choices.
  2. Nappy making fabrics and materials.
  3. Creative Kids at Home

Thank you to My Green Nappy’s Sponsoring Partners:

If you are just visiting for the first time today, and have found something new in this article, be sure to register & receive My Green Nappy Guide, you’ll be both relieved and excited at the things you will discover!

A question to you about what your interest in modern nappies has introduced you to:

What was the next stop on your Modern Cloth Nappy road?

Are you registered to play in our regular nappy giveaways?
Be sure to sign up to have your chance to WIN a free modern cloth nappy for your baby!

Thank you to My Green Nappy’s Sponsoring Partners:

March 6, 2011

Modern Cloth Nappies on facebook?

Yes, there are many Cloth Nappy Shops that have facebook fan pages.

They are a great way to get in touch with the maker or re-seller about their nappies, grab discounts, clearance items, win cloth nappies and see what is coming up.

We have a page listing just cloth nappy shop facebook pages.

So, if you want to add the chance to nab some bargains to your stash to your News Feed, pop down the list and add a few more favourites to your profile:

Of course, add MyGreenNappy to your list of likes! You’ll get news of each new resource and find out about our giveaways in real time, or near it!

Modern Cloth Nappy Shops on facebook…

February 21, 2011

No More Blowouts for Your Baby Budget!

Do disposable nappies cause a ‘blow-out’ of your weekly baby budget?

Cloth nappies may seem expensive in the beginning but when you add it all up it’s a much cheaper option.

Disposable nappies are bought, used ONCE, then thrown in the bin. Then the next one is bought, used once, tossed in the bin, then the next… Each week the costs mount up, and then each new baby, the costs double, and with inflation, more than double. Modern nappies are bought ONCE, then used over and over again. They are tossed in the washing machine, which does all the cleaning for you! With each new baby, you can re-use many of your washable nappies, and get to buy new pretty things for expanding your stash too, as some ‘upgrading’ may be necessary (or wished for), depending on how many you have active in your day to day nappy stash. For today’s topic we’ve asked our Nappy WAHM’s about blow-outs: Nappy blow-outs and budget blow-outs.

Let’s see what they have to say: Why do modern cloth nappies mean no more budget blow-outs?

Mel of Little Para Pants:

I’ve heard the figure of $1000 per year for disposable nappies.  I know I don’t have that kind of money to just throw in a landfill.  If you can afford $25-30 every fortnight of your first pregnancy, you can have a really good stash by the time your baby’s born, and those nappies should last through two or more children.  That’s roughly $600 for around 20 nappies – even more if you buy a pack of flat terries one fortnight.  So $1000 a year for an average of 3 years, for an average of 2 kids, is $6000.  That’s ten times what you could spend on cloth nappies for both kids, and they might even last long enough for a third!

Louise of Scamps Boutique, NZ:

Budget wise – you don’t have to keep buying nappies especially if you go for one size.

Eva of Oz Baby Trends:

2c to 8c per nappy change as opposed to 33c to 68c …. I’d say it’s pretty obvious! The figures speak for themselves.<

Annette of Iish Fly:

Well if you can contain yourself, Modern Cloth Nappies can save lots of $$.  I spent a total of around $300 on Ella for materials to make her MCN’s.

Michelle of Issy Bear Nappies:

Because you can always buy them when they are on special. (Bulk Packs at Issy Bear Nappies)

Ashley of Cheeky Creations:

I hate wasting money and I don’t like buying things that I just throw away. Cloth nappies may seem expensive in the beginning but when you add it all up it’s a much cheaper option.

Carli from MiniLaLa:

No more blow-outs in budgets – I love that about cloth nappies! Not only do I not have to cringe at the thousands of dollars it might cost for disposables, but you can sell your used Modern Cloth Nappies and even get something back!

I hate wasting money and I don’t like buying things that I just throw away. Cloth nappies may seem expensive in the beginning but when you add it all up it’s a much cheaper option.

Bec from Baby Chilli:

I know how much I have spent on nappies and don’t have to worry about finding $30 in the tough times when the nappy box is running low, I always have them on hand.
Kelleigh from Miracle Baby:
As for budget blowouts, it does cost a bit to buy the nappies to begin with, but imagine how much you would spend buying all of your disposable nappies up front. A lot more! A little spent at the start means fantastic savings in the long run. Plus, immediate relief on the grocery bill!
Peggy from Fluffy Bubs:
Cloth nappies are cost effective. Even considering the cost of water and energy (washing and drying), it still ends up cheaper in the long run.
Sasha of Green Kids:
I really loved the fact that I didn’t have to add expensive nappies to my trolley every week! I used to smile as I walked past the nappy section each week, knowing that I had an extra $30 or $40 to spend on other more fun things!
– Your Nappy Doulas –

This is part of a regular series of articles that offer you an insight into the beliefs, concerns, knowledge and wisdom of mums making and selling modern cloth nappies in Australia and New Zealand.

Discover More from Your Nappy Doulas…

3 Recommended Resources about Modern Nappies here at My Green Nappy:
  1. Modern Cloth Mini Trends
  2. My Nappy Style Windows
  3. The 100 Green Promise Nappies Initiative

A comment question to You about Nappy Blow-Outs… Tell us about an awkward nappy blow-out experience you have had with your baby…

Are you registered to play in our regular nappy giveaways?
Be sure to sign up to have your chance to WIN a free modern cloth nappy for your baby!

October 21, 2010

Steps in the Green Promise Nappy Initiative: How do I enter my answers?

Where do I find the questions?

Go to the List of Spring Sponsors

Click on the nappy shop’s title – it will open the nappy shop in a new window for you. There will be a starting point on the home page – it may be a button or a link in a menu, or a box with the information right there. The owner will introduce themselves and then ask you a question. They may give you some tips as well, so read carefully!


Download Your .pdf Entrants Checklist here or Download Your WORD Entrants Checklist here

How do I enter my answers?

Click on the # link on the list of sponsors – it will take you to their sponsor page, and you’ll be able to see the nappy they have promised to the winner, and discover a little more about it. Below this you’ll see the entry form for that nappy. Simply enter the details to secure your chance in this random draw!

October 19, 2010

Steps in the Green Promise Nappy Initiative: Where do I find the questions?

Where do I find the questions?

Go to the List of Spring Sponsors

Click on the nappy shop’s title – it will open the nappy shop in a new window for you. There will be a starting point on the home page – it may be a button or a link in a menu, or a box with the information right there. The owner will introduce themselves and then ask you a question. They may give you some tips as well, so read carefully!


Download Your .pdf Entrants Checklist here or Download Your WORD Entrants Checklist here

How do I enter my answers?

Click on the # link on the list of sponsors – it will take you to their sponsor page, and you’ll be able to see the nappy they have promised to the winner, and discover a little more about it. Below this you’ll see the entry form for that nappy. Simply enter the details to secure your chance in this random draw!

Click here to register to play…

September 28, 2010

All in One: The Convenience of a Disposable Nappy in a Reusable Nappy for your Baby.

Nervous about baby’s caregivers freaking out about you switching to cloth nappies?

Grab yourself some ‘All in One’s’, (AIO’s) – they are just like a disposable nappy to use, except you can reuse them over and over and over…

This article is about the most convenient of the modern cloth nappy styles – the AIO, or ‘ALL in One’.  As its name implies, all the parts of the nappy are sewn in – the waterproof cover, the soaker and liner are all attached together. You won’t have anything to lose in the washing basket or have to assemble before putting on your baby. In My Nappy Style Window for All in One Nappies you will find a starting line-up of retailers who are offering All in One’s for you to buy and try for your baby, toddler – knowing that whenever you start, ach time your child wears a washable nappy, you are saving on the cost of a throwaway nappy, and saving what it would have cost you at the checkout too!

Let’s look at 3 aspects of the All in One nappy that you should be aware of:

1. Ease – All in One Nappies are a breeze to use.

As the all in one nappy has no separate covers, no soakers to snap in, nothing to stuff or sort, they are the easiest modern cloth nappies to use. Just put them on, baby then does their thing for a couple of hours, then pull them off and pop them in your dry bucket until washing day. Liners are still used for ease of poo removal, and to help prevent stains, though the sun gets any of those out in a few hours on the line.

2. All in one nappies will take longer to dry.

As many styles have the soaker sewn in the body of the nappy, and the waterproof cover is also attached, the AIO will take longer to dry. An extra spin cycle can speed the drying process, and hanging them near a sunny wall if you have a clothesline near a wall. Less eco-friendly, a bit of time in the tumble diryer can speed drying time – though high heat can damage a PUL layer. So, you will need a few more all in one nappies for long winter days and when your baby goes through more for those many reasons they do at different times – teething, in spring, when ill and so on. There are All-in-1 nappies that have the soaker parts attached at the ends but customisable for thickness – these will dry more quickly, such as the Bambooty ‘Easy Dry’ ??

3. AIO nappies are more ‘fool proof’ than other modern cloth nappy styles.

If  daddy, grandma, auntie, day care or other caregivers will be changing your baby’s nappies, using all in ones makes it as easy as pie for them. On, off, in a wet bag or bucket and on with a new nappy –  using an AI1 nappy is the most like a disposable, though they can come with snaps or velcro.

It’s a good idea to have a couple for those times when baby is just ‘past it’ and you need to get a nappy on them as fast as possible, and don’t have time to stuff, or assemble a nappy while baby screeches on the change table.

With these three ideas you’ll find you know how to make the most of the AIO nappies in your stash.

Many brands will have an AIO version of their nappies, you can explore them via My Nappy Style Window for All in One Nappies. You’ll know you are giving your baby a more sustainable future by using washable, reusable modern cloth nappies. Every baby should have at least one ‘green’ nappy in their wardrobe – and you can find it by exploring the resources here at My Green Nappy.org

Thank you to My Green Nappy’s Sponsoring Partners:

If you are just visiting for the first time today, and have found something new in this article, be sure to register & receive My Green Nappy Guide, you’ll be both relieved and excited at the things you will discover!

A Question for you about All in One nappies:

What is an AIO you have in your stash that you would like to recommend today?

September 1, 2010

Why Modern Cloth Nappies?

Why Modern Cloth Nappies?

It’s nice to know why a retailer makes the decision to make or sell modern cloth nappies – is it the same reason you are interested or already using cloth nappies on your baby?

There are three main reasons, usually inter-connected, that reflect why modern cloth nappies are used in combination with, or rather than, disposable nappies:

For your baby – softer, warmer and more comfortable than wearing paper, less nappy rash, more body awareness, leading often to earlier toileting independence, and therefore less waste and washing.

For your budget – saving money every time a washable nappy is used, reducing the costs of having a baby, leading to other savings.

For the benefit of the Environment – less landfill, less ecological impact, less CO2 and other potential contaminants, less use of non renewable natural resources.

For today’s topic we’ve asked your Nappy Experts about why they make or sell modern cloth nappies.

Let’s see what they have to say:

“Why do you sell modern cloth nappies?”

Emma Davidson of Brindabella Baby:

I became a dealer to support my own addiction!

Melinda of Avanappy:

I want to help increase the number of Modern Cloth Nappy makers in Australia, so Australian parents don’t have to look overseas to buy nappies.

Mel of Little Para Pants:

Because I like making them, and I wanted a job where I could work at home while looking after my son.

Louise of Scamps Boutique, NZ:

I sell Modern Cloth Nappies because I love them, I am addicted to them and I want everyone else to use them!

Eva of Oz Baby Trends:

I’m passionate about them and it’s something I can do to make a little money on the side while staying at home with the children – my number one priorty.

Inge of Earth Kidz:

I think it is an easy thing for parents to do to save the environment for their children. I got hooked and want to get others hooked too!

Cassandra of New Age Nappies:

My passion started in 1993 when I did my C.A.T about nappies in high school, when I had bub no. 1, that was it!

Annette of Iish Fly:

I began selling Modern Cloth Nappies as an experiment on ebay, and still today I am experimenting with MCN’s. When I moved over to Modern Cloth Nappies from terry squares, I loved how well they fitted, and how easy they were to use. I wanted others to have the choice and knowledge of them as well.

Michelle of Issy Bear Nappies:

Because I simply love what I do. I get so much satisfaction in seeing babies running around in beautiful, environmental friendly nappies!

Cindy from Ticklefish Tots:

Apart from them being cute, I sell them so that I can share the joy of functional things that I create that are great for the environment!

Carli from MiniLaLa:

Because I love and believe in the product! I love fashion and pretty things, things that make life easy for parents (I have two toddlers!), and our Earth. I have created a product which fulfils all 3 passions!

Tracey from Flattery:

Modern Cloth Nappies are a passion of mine – I love using them I love making them, i love designing, creating, and I love sharing. When I originally started making nappies it was a huge thing for me to make cloth attractive – it’s the pretty nappies that will bring non-clothies on board – and i also wanted to make them affordable so I’ve kept my prices quite low.

Bec from Baby Chilli:

Because I want to spread the word about how wonderful Modern Cloth Nappies can be. I feel they are a wonderful invention and not only help landfill but save you money and look a lot cuter too.

Kelleigh from Miracle Baby:

I sell modern cloth nappies because I love using them. They are easy-peasy! The thought of how many disposables I am not throwing away makes me feel really proud at the small effort we are going to, to leave a cleaner planet to our little miracles.

Julie from Cloth For Comfort:

I have chosen to primarily sell my nappies at a handmade craft market in Melbourne; while it takes more time and cost than just having an online store, I LOVE advocating modern cloth nappies and explaining the benefits, especially to those who have never seen or heard of them before.  I love the amazed reactions I get when I show them how cloth nappies have evolved from the humble towelling flat nappies! I am excited to be responsible for most of my customers using my nappies after seeing my stall and learning about MCN at the market.  It also feeds my addiction to MCN, as there are only so many nappies you can make for your own children. Click here for details of the next Market you will find us at…

Peggy from Fluffy Bubs:

To share my love of these get products. Not only are they a more environmentally friendly choice over disposables, they are cost effective and cute!

Kate from Nappy Days:

Because parents need to know they have choice to get out of the brainwashed baby system that we currently have. I wish I had known more when I had our son, but found it was better late than never.

Alisha of Baby Safari:

I chose to sell them because I believe in them as a product and I wanted more people to know about them. Since I opened there has been a dramatic increase in online cloth retailers and WAHMs making Modern Cloth Nappies.

Sasha of Green Kids:

I really like that I am able to offer parents a way to use cloth nappies which is much easier than it has traditionally been. I know a lot of people choose disposables as they think cloth is too hard, so it’s great to let people know about Green Kids, and that there is a way that they can make the right choice for their baby and the environment, but without all the hassle.

Reusable cloth helps preserve natural resources

Great! I like all these reasons.
What motivates me to use cloth and reusable options is the environment and money! It is simply cheaper to re-use something many times – particularly when it is just going to be weed in, throwing it away after it is piddled in seems so wasteful.
Environmentally, I like knowing that although the product used resources in it’s manufacture, that process only happened once, not once for each time it is worn – another impact-reducing aspect of modern cloth.
Thank you to all our nappy experts for their contributions,

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Thank you to My Green Nappy’s Sponsoring Partners:


If you are just visiting for the first time today, and have found something new in this article, be sure to register & receive My Green Nappy Guide, you’ll be both relieved and excited at the things you will discover!

3 recommended resources:

  1. My Green Nappy Guide – discover all about modern cloth nappy styles in guided slo-mo – you’ll be a pro in no time with my unique guided tour!
  2. Have you been browsing through the Modern Cloth Mini Trend Galleries? A great way to spot a nappy you like, and then to go and visit the shop where it came from, to buy one!
  3. Go looking though the Green Promise Nappies Gallery – our signature ‘turbo charged giveaway’, in which nappies are pledged and donated for you to win and use as ‘nappy change’ ambassadors on your baby’s bum!

June 9, 2010

Green Promise Nappy Sponsors, Winter 2010.

Thank you to all the WAHM’s who have pledged a Green Promise Nappy for this Winter 2010 Giveaway.

Each of the sites and shops below have donated a green nappy to the Green Promise Nappies Initiative.

In time, our goal is to reach 100 donated nappies. With your support in promoting this fun and easy giveaway to your own ‘social networks’, as the buzz-word is these days, we can plan future giveaways! I’d love to arrange one at the start of each season, as that is easy to remember, and it ties our thoughts in with the turning of the Earth and reminds us how important our environment is.

All the nappies are green or natural in colour, to remind us that modern nappies are eco-friendly. You can reduce your family’s carbon footprint by up to 40 % by using reusable and washable nappies, washing them in cold water most of the time, not soaking them (as this is actually BAD for them!) and line- drying them as much as possible – which is free and bleaches, sanitizes and removes nappy odours too.

Let’s see our sponsors: You will be taken to their site and can look for their starting point for entrants in the Green Promise Nappy Initiative.

How can you share news of this simple environmental initiative around, so we can have more giveaways in the future as we strive to reach 100 Green Promise Nappies in a future round?

I’d really appreciate any ‘shout outs’ you could do on behalf of all our sponsors and myself!

P.S One option is to share with one friend using one of those little icons below… Or to ask “Are you playing in the Green Promise Nappy Giveaway?” on your favourite parenting forum!

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