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

November 14, 2010

What was your first cloth nappy and what did you like about it?

Spring Green Promise Nappy Sponsors – Congo Advice #4

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!

What was your first cloth nappy and what did you like about it?

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 Louise from Nip Naps, Katerina from Twinkle Lily, Rebecca from Bean Sprout Bubba, Yoland from Bumbino, Nyssa from Snow Pea Nappies, Amy and Nat from Little Diamond Bums and Liz of Real Nappies NZ.

Let’s see what your nappy doula’s did when getting started with cloth nappies:

Louise from Nip Naps:

Mother-ease one size with air flow cover – it just fit so beautifully compared to the terry squares and made him look sooooo cute! It’s still my favourite nappy!

Katerina from Twinkle Lily:

My first cloth nappy was a BabyBeehinds, reliable, affordable and a well known brand.

Michelle from Sustainable Hemp Products:

A terry flat (we are talking 17 years ago here when the dinosaurs walked the earth.) It was cheap, and good for the environment even though bulky at first on bub.

Rebecca from Bean Sprout Bubba:

My first cloth nappy were muslin and terry flats.

I liked terry flats for their absorbancy and quick dryness, these were sufficient for the newborn stage.

I liked muslin flats for their softness on newborn skin.

Yoland from Bumbino:

I was a new mum when I was in my twenties and again recently in my forties. When my first two children were little, disposable nappies were not widely used. Cloth nappies were the norm and there was not much choice at all in cloth nappies. My first cloth nappies were the simple towelling squares, fastened with pins. A pair of “fluffies” or sometimes plastic pants were worn over the top. What did I like about them? Ummm…nothing is coming to mind!

Nyssa from Snow Pea Nappies:

The first MCN I ever bought was a BumGenius version 3, I loved that it was adjustable so I wouldn’t have to keep bying bigger sizes, that it was waterproof so no need for covers, and that it was nice and slim fitting while still being very absorbent.

Amy and Nat from Little Diamond Bums:

Amy: My first cloth nappy was a pocket nappy and I liked it because it was one size, easy for hubby to use and a very cute print.

Nat: My first nappy was a small prefold with a cover. I love the prefold because it dried so quickly but when I discovered all the other types of nappies such as prints and oSFM my addition took hold!!

Liz of Real Nappies NZ:

My first nappy was the prefold and cover type – I just could not believe that you no longer had to use huge sheet nappies, pins and plastic pants! What an eye-opener. Of course by then I was hooked to MCN’s and wanted to try the all-in-ones, one-size and pockets. Although the others I tried were good, I still kept on coming back to my prefold and cover nappies, I love the fact they are cotton, simple to use, the most cost effective and of course the most effective for us! Plus they are backed by a unique 2-child guarante whereby they are replaced if they fail… well you can’t ask for more than that!

The question for you is easy: What cloth nappy did you start with?

– 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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