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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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November 21, 2010

Do You Prefer ‘Natural’ or ‘Colourful’ Cloth Nappies?

Spring Green Promise Nappy Sponsors – Congo Advice #5

The Sponsors of the Spring Green Promise Nappies are your Nappy Doulas for this series of ‘Congo Questions’.

All Spring Sponsors were invited to contribute their expertise. Each donated a special cloth nappy as a giveaway prize to become an ambassador for ‘Nappy Change’ as it stops a disposable heading to landfill each time it is worn. This seasonal giveaway strives to reach 100 donated nappies in a future round, and you can register at any time to play. You can enter into the draw for one nappy, or all of them!

Do you prefer ‘natural’ or ‘colourful’ cloth nappies?

I’m pleased to have contributions from a number of your Green Promise Nappy Sponsors included in this article. I’d like to thank them for their time and for sharing their experience to help you make the most of your green nappies! We have Michelle from Sustainable Hemp Products, Katerina from Twinkle Lily, Rebecca from Bean Sprout Bubba, Yoland from Bumbino, Nyssa from Snow Pea Nappies, Amy and Nat from Little Diamond Bums, Fiona & Catherine from Darlings Downunder and Liz of Real Nappies NZ.

Let’s see if your nappy doula’s have a preference for colours or prints or natural nappies…

Michelle from Sustainable Hemp Products:

I prefer natural as they have no fabric dyes in them but sell patterns and coloured because they are a fashion statement and funky.

Katerina from Twinkle Lily:

I prefer colourful nappies pending they work well.

Rebecca from Bean Sprout Bubba:

I don’t have a preference, as long as the nappy works as it should, colours don’t matter.

Yoland from Bumbino:

If we are just talking about colour… I quite like soft and natural colours in “workhorse” nappies for under clothing and everyday use. I do love a plain white nappy! If I am specifically wanting to show the nappy off…then prints and bright colours are the way to go.

Nyssa from Snow Pea Nappies:

Definitely colourful! If you’re going to spend money on something it may as well be pretty, and with so many different prints and bright colours available how can you resist!

Amy and Nat from Little Diamond Bums:

We both love the colourful prints. With our latest range of Limited edition prints we had so much trouble choosing between all the wonderful designer fabrics that we asked our facebook fans to vote for their favourites. We had such a huge response and they made a fantastic selection!

Fiona & Catherine from Darlings Downunder:

This is a very individual matter – believe it or not, there are women who just can’t understand why nappies have to come in so many colours and prints (hi Mum!). But many more love the fact that cloth nappies are so funky. For fitted nappies nappies, I prefer a natural coloured nappy since they’re usually covered by a cover. Otherwise I like bright colours.

Liz of Real Nappies NZ:

Ummm, that’s an interesting one, I like the ‘idea’ of colorful nappies and are drawn to them, but I always seem to come back to white, there is something about the natural, white nappy hanging on your line that I adore. Cute colourful covers are great for summer though, especially under a little dress!

The question for you is: Which do you tend to prefer? Colourful nappies? Printed nappies? Plain coloured nappies?

– 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.

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