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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April 19, 2011

Washing Reusable Nappies is As Simple As 1 2 3 (Kate of Nappy Days)



Washing Reusable Nappies is As Simple As 1 2 3

By Kate Meads of Nappy Days

I have many parents who ask what the best way to wash their reusable cloth nappies is. Generally parents get their own routine after a time but to start with they may be nervous about using cloth diapers. So I decided to break down washing into a simple to understand step by step guide which will hopefully answer your questions. If you have other questions that are not covered in this, it pays to contact the manufacturer of your product.

Step 1: Removing the nappy

Firstly you must take the soiled nappy off your baby. Use an old ice cream container in which you can place any soiled diapers and used wipes in while you pop the clean nappy onto your baby.

Solids in the nappy? Then you must dispose of all solids in the toilet (this is the case if you are using a disposable nappy as well) If you are using flushable liners, carefully remove the liner from the inside of the nappy and flush the liner down the toilet. If you are using reusable liners, take the nappy and the liner into the toilet and hold the re-usable liner in the toilet and flush the toilet onto it to remove any solids that are on it. Then wrap the liner up in the nappy ready for washing together.

Step 2: Dry Pail your nappies

Now days we do not have to soak our reusable nappies because the detergents and machines now do the work that our soakers used to do. If parents do soak their nappies they may wear the elastics and fabrics out earlier than expected because some of the soakers can be quite harsh on some modern fabrics. This is why we suggest using a dry pail which is simply a dry bucket with no water or soakers in it. This is also much safer for baby (no buckets of water around) and will save you from lifting heavy buckets into the washing machine.

Step 3: Wash the nappies

When you have a load of used reusable nappies or perhaps less but are ready to wash them, tip the contents of your bucket into the washing machine. To minimise the amount of washing, save more money and to lower the reusable nappies eco footprint, some parents will put them through a rinse cycle first and then add all of their babies other clothes into the same cycle. Some washing machines even have a special cycle just for nappies.

When you wash your nappies you only need to use a fraction of the amount of liquid / powder you would normally use to wash your clothes. We suggest around 1 – 2 tablespoons. Pop this in your machine as per your manufacturer’s instructions. Turn the machine on and…..walk away….the machine does all of the nasty work for you while you have time to spend with your baby and family.

Step 4: Drying your nappies

Once your machine has completed the task of washing your nappies (wow that was easy), it is time to dry them.

You can pop them on the line to dry with the rest of your washing and then walk away and let the sun dry, bleach and sanitize them while you spend time with your family. Or if you are short of time, you can tumble dry the nappies on a cool setting but we do recommend line drying wherever possible. Line drying saves you money and reduces the eco footprint of a reusable nappy.

Step 5: Folding your nappies

This is the best part, you take your diapers off the line or out of the drier and you pop them in your chosen storage place near where you change your baby they are all ready to go – NO FOLDING involved leaving you time to do many other things or sit and enjoy the evening on the couch!

Step 6: It is so easy!

It may have all sounded a bit ominous when you first start researching using reusable cloth nappies, but when you consider that:
– you do not have to use all of the nasty chemicals you may have thought you would have to use
– the nappies are likely to be far simpler to care for than you were led to believe
– Plus you will save thousands of dollars over a 2 – 3 year period so you would be crazy not to give it a go!

By Kate Meads of Nappy Days

– Modern cloth nappy experts, provide parents with a highly informative website and expert advice for parents considering cloth nappies. Kate and her team of experienced staff support their NappyDays clients throughout the entire time their babies are in cloth nappies, by providing friendly advice and only the highest quality products.

Nappy Days has fast become one of the preferred suppliers of baby cloth nappies & accessories by ensuring their clients enjoy their nappy days as much as possible. Contact the team at Nappy Days for personalised nappy advice today.


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August 31, 2010

Pocket Nappies: What Does This Mean?

In Search of the Best Cloth Nappies: Pocket Nappies

A pocket nappy – the goal of this article is to clarify for you what the term ‘pocket’ nappy means, and to introduce you to some of the cloth nappy shops who offer these adjustable and quick drying pocket nappies.

These nappy retailers and nappy makers have been asked to describe the pocket nappy for you in their own way, depending on the time thay had available to contribute when I asked; you’ll see quick, concise definitions as well as detailed explanations that reveal more about the composition of the nappy fabrics, materials and designs. I am certain you will discover everything you need to know about them in their brief or detailed descriptions – I did! Once you know, pop over and look at their pocket nappies with your enhanced understanding of the features and benefits of the pocket nappy.

Our Nappy Experts explain Pocket Nappies for you in a variety of ways…

Kyra from Bubbalooba:

Pocket nappies have a removable absorbent insert, which helps the nappy dry a lot faster! They do require a tiny bit of extra work, as you need to stuff the nappies after every wash, and remove the insert before washing, but these are my preferred nappy just for the quick drying time.

Rebecca from Bean Sprout Bubba:

An outer waterproof shell sewn to an inner stay-dry liner, with an opening (pocket!) in the front or back of the nappy to slip in some absorbent fabric (insert)

Lara from Extremely Nappies:

Pocket nappies are the best: they tick all the boxes. I won’t use anything else! All I make at Extremely Nappies is pocket nappies. They go on as easy as disposables, as they are the same shape and they fasten with top quality velcro. They have a staydry inner that goes against baby’s bum, so fluids pass through into the middle. In the pocket there are removable absorbent inserts which come out for washing and therefore dry much, much faster than if they were sewn in. On the outside is a layer of breathable, waterproof material, to keep baby’s clothes dry. It’s covered with a funky cotton print so they look good!

I use 2 types of material for absorbent boosters (or inserts): microfiber and bamboo (or hemp). This is a popular combination, here’s why: microfiber soaks up fast, like a sponge, holding 7 times its weight in water, but just as if you sat on a sponge, the water would squeeze out. So it needs another material to hold that water, to lock it in, so to speak. Hemp and bamboo absorb 3 times their weight in water, and don’t release it under compression. They are much trimmer than cotton, so baby’s nappy isn’t too bulky, and they’re environmentally friendly crops, grown without chemicals. They are also anti bacterial and anti fungal. How cool is that?

The legs are elasticised to contain any mess, yet covered with soft microfleece or suedecloth to protect baby’s skin. The velcro ensures the nappies go easy on, easy off, and Extremely Nappies have laundering tabs that let you fold the velcro securely shut, so it won’t snag in the wash. They are also double sided, meaning the velcro tabs can cross over, to fit really tiny waists. The pocket is simply an opening at the back, where you insert the boosters into the shell (stuff the nappy). This is a major design advantage, because you can choose how much absorbency to use. For overnight or older toddlers with big bladders, you can add an extra booster (or any soaking material you like). The great thing about removable boosters is that the nappy dries in 3 parts, which takes several hours, instead of several days.

Extremely Nappies are also One Size Fits All, because if you invest in nappies they should fit to toilet training, without you having to buy bigger ones later. Some pocket nappies have snaps to change adjust “rise” – I found snaps an annoyance on other nappies, so always left them undone (on the biggest setting) and they worked just fine on a newborn. So I designed these without snaps, and they fit from 3.5 kg to 15 kgs- they’ll just look a bit bigger on a tiny baby than a toddler.

Nicole from Krap Katchers:

Pocket Nappies are just that, pockets! You can truly customize the nappy to suit your baby’s needs by stuffing the pocket with however many absorbent inserts desired. Pocket Nappies are also extremely quick drying as you can pull them completely apart and have them ready to go again in no time!

Kelly from Pepper Place:

A nappy with some sort of opening to slip your absorbent material in. The opening can be at the front or back, on the inside or (rarely) the outside of the nappy. They usually have a waterproof outer and stay-dry inner, but can be all or partly absorbent too.

Laura of Cloth Nappy Co:

Pocket nappies are precisely what the name implies.  Between the waterproof outer layer and the inner lining there is a ‘pocket’ in which to put an insert of either hemp, bamboo or microfiber.  Pocket nappies usually come in One Size Fits All with either a hook & loop or snap buttons system for adjusting the nappy to fit your baby. Pocket nappies can dry faster than all in one nappies as there is less material in them.

Now you know exactly what a pocket nappy is and the best features and benefits of this style of modern nappies.

To summarise this series of articles about the meaning of the various nappy styles, Amy of WeePantz clarifies the main components of modern nappies, to reassure you that it is actually easy to choose the nappy style that suits your lifestyle, baby and budget:

Essentially, all nappies are comprised of similar components, remembering this helps us to not get confused when looking at new brands or styles of nappies.

The main components of a nappy are:

1. Absorbency (whether it be sewn in on an AIO, Stuffed in a pocket or the entire nappy in a fitted or a flat or a prefold)

2. Waterproofing (covers, PUL layers, woollen soakers etc)

3. Stay Dry Layer (flushable or washable liners, or the microfleece/suedecloth layer in a nappy)

4. Fastening (Velcro, snappis and snaps)

When we remember that, I think its easy to figure out what a nappy needs to have in it, and how we want our nappy system to work. For example if you want it all in one you get an AIO, if you don’t mind attaching stuff, then you can look into other options like pockets, AI2’s, fitteds etc. A parent can decide what is right for them rather than being confused by all the options available.

Thank you to all our nappy doula’s for their contributions,
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What do you prefer about pocket nappies?

August 21, 2010

Greenwashing Alert! Deceptively Disposable Nappies?

What’s 1 aspect of disposable nappies that you find is often ‘green washed’ in the minds of the general public?

“Disposable Nappies” – as we know, they aren’t – they sit around in landfill for decades, and more.

What is greenwashing, and does it get applied to disposable nappies?

In a society that’s increasingly aware of its own negative impact on the natural world, it’s no surprise corporations compete for consumer approval by promoting themselves as environmentally friendly or green. Such promotions might be as simple as sprinkling product packaging with leafy logos or as involved as publicizing investments in emerging technologies. Organizations spend billions of dollars each year in an attempt to convince consumers that their operations have a minimal impact on the environment. But can you believe the claims? How much environmental marketing is simply greenwashing?

For today’s topic we’ve asked our Nappy WAHM’s about the perceptions of the general public when it comes to disposable nappies and the green movement. “Green washing” is alive and well, and the myths quickly permeate general knowledge, but are often just a case of creative advertising and clever marketing, not environmental care at all…

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 PantsLouise from Scamps BoutiqueEva from Oz Baby Trends, Inge from Earth KidzCassandra from New Age Nappies, Annette from Iish Fly, Michelle from Issy Bear NappiesAlisha from Baby Safari, Cindy from Ticklefish TotsAshley from Cheeky Creations, Carli from MiniLaLa, Tracey from Flattery, Bec from Baby Chilli,  Julie from Cloth For Comfort, Chris froBaby Bullfrogs, Kate from Nappy DaysMichelle from Sustainable Hemp Products, and Karen from Baby Blossom.

Greenwashing as a term was originally related to a hotel chain that made claims about being eco-friendly in the way their towels were washed, yet it was found to be nothing more than a promotional ploy!  According to Wikipaedia:

The term is generally used when significantly more money or time has been spent advertising being green (that is, operating with consideration for the environment), rather than spending resources on environmentally sound practices.

Let’s see what they have to say:

“What’s 1 aspect of using disposable nappies that you find is often ‘green washed’ in the minds of the general public?”

Emma of Brindabella Baby:

It’s OK because they make biodegradable disposables now.” Green wash – most people don’t use biodegradables. Of those who do, most use the ones readily available in supermarkets that are only 70% biodegradable – so there’s still a large quantity of nappy not breaking down in landfill. And even if you use a 100% biodegradable nappy, it won’t break down in landfill if it’s in a non-biodegradable plastic bag.

Melinda of Avanappy:

The chemical makeup of the absorbency layers.
Mel of Little Para Pants:
I keep hearing about the study that found cloth nappies use more water than disposables.  I think the study was assuming that you’re always washing your full stash at the same time.  I don’t know about anyone else, but the only time that’s ever happened here was before my son was born and he wasn’t wearing any yet!

Eva of Oz Baby Trends:

Eco Disposable brands. They still take a long time break down and only then under the right conditions. No matter how eco-friendly they might be (compared to normal disposables), they are still contributing to our disposable culture.
Inge of Earth Kidz:
That they are breathable. Duh, try putting plastic underwear on yourself!

Cassandra of New Age Nappies:

No worse than cloth re water use etc.

Annette of Iish Fly:

That using disposable saves on water in Australia’s arid environment. I find a baby in nappies tends to add an extra 2 loads a week, which in a front loader is around an extra 40-60 L a week, which is less than 1% of the average households water consumption. Another aspect  it promotes is that “It is ok to send hazardous body waste to landfill!

Michelle of Issy Bear Nappies:

The words ‘eco-friendly‘.’

Cindy from Ticklefish Tots:

Well, no mention of the hundreds of years a disposable nappy takes to break down is certainly one thing …. Do you think companies who thrive from the sale of disposable nappies would stay in business if they publicised the fact that their product was not as eco-friendly as they would have us believe?

Carli from MiniLaLa:

Lots of people argue that cloth nappies use so much water, without realising how much water (amongst other things) goes into the production of disposables.

Tracey from Flattery:

There was a study done into the environmental impact of disposables/cloth (they came out on par with each other) the thing that frustrates me is that this study was carried out when cloth nappies were terry cloth squares – that required soaking in napisan (which is not used for nappies now) and water usage was based on pre-soaking and water guzzling top loaders and electricity usage included drying in a dryer not on the line!

Bec from Baby Chilli:

The amount of water it takes to make disposable nappies, plus of course the crude oil, trees and plastic consumption that goes into each and every disposable nappy.
Julie from Cloth For Comfort:
I have found speaking with hundreds of people in my experience at the markets, one aspect which is ‘green washed’ is the amount of water used in the making of disposable nappies compared to cloth. I can understand this from the point of view of those who have not had any education regarding modern cloth nappies as the clever disposable nappy marketing campaigns can insinuate that less water is used in the making of disposable nappies.
Although this is true for only one nappy, it is much more when you add up the thousands of disposable nappies used for each child compared to the environmentally sustainable crops such as bamboo which is commonly used in modern cloth nappies and also the water it takes to wash and clean the nappies too!
Chris from Baby Bullfrogs:
Just how toxic the chemicals are that are used in them – blerghh!
Kate from Nappy Days:
That disposables are actually really good for the environment and that parents need to be more worried about spending time with their baby instead of doing mountains of washing.
Alisha of Baby Safari:
They think they are saving water by using them, the don’t think of the water that has been used to manufacture the nappies.
Michelle from Sustainable Hemp Products:

Marketing not focusing on the negatives like landfill and pollution problems and chemical usage in manufacture.
Karen from Baby Blossom:
Disposable are biodegradable. Although many parts of a disposable may be, wrap it in plastic and put it in landfill.
It still takes hundreds of years to break down.

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3 Recommended Resources about Greenwashing and reducing the impact of using disposables :

  1. Greenwatch: All you need to know about Greenwashing.
  2. “The Six Sins of Greenwashing.”
  3. Make your eco disposables more environmentally friendly by emptying them.

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June 25, 2010

Green Promise Nappy #19

Green Promise Nappy # 19 is a ‘Watermelon Wishes’ Jax Naps nappy.

Sponsor:

Proudly donated by Tamara from Jax Naps in Queensland.

About Jax Naps:

How Jax Naps was created…

Jax Naps was originally going to be Lil’ Dumplins but after the loss of my son Jackson, Jax Naps was created in his memory.

I was seven months pregnant and working in child care when one of the mums came in with a modern cloth nappy on her little girl Illyria. I fell in love with them instantly, she looked so adorable.

I showed them to my mother who is now my business partner and the wonderful woman who creates our gorgeous nappies. Being a seamstress for as long as I can remember, Mum was quick to tell me that she could make them for me…

But then went on to tell me that cloth nappies are so much work,all that soaking, scrubbing and washing.

She even offered to buy disposable nappies for me just so she didn’t have to wash nappies when Jackson stayed with Granma. She was quick to change her mind once i explained the ins and outs of Modern Cloth Nappies and how easy they are to use. It was even easier once she saw the gorgeous prints and colours they could be made with.

After time and quite a lot of paper, a pattern was created and I made Jackson’s first nappies. I made 26 in total, as I kept on finding more colours I liked and just had to have. My family thought I was mad, all that extra work they’d say. This just made me more determined to prove them all wrong. Mum and I talked about producing them in the New Year but…..

When we lost my beautiful son Jackson in November 2009, I was definately in no rush to go back to work in child care and wanted to spend more time with my eight year old daughter Morgan. It was then that I decided to become a WAHM (work at home mum).

After a few modifications our first nappy was created just before Christmas 2009 – red with white stars, and white frills on the bum. Illyria was more than happy to be our little Jax Naps tester.

Illyria and her mum Robyn liked it so much they quickly told us to hurry up and make some more.

Although I never had the chance to use MCN’s with Jackson, I can’t wait to use them with my next baby…

– Tamara

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June 24, 2010

Green Promise Nappy #18

Green Promise Nappy #18 is a Knickernappies One Size Fits Most pocket nappy with two microfibre inserts and side snap closure!

Sponsor:

Proudly donated by Alisha from Baby Safari in Victoria.

About Baby Safari:

If you had asked us about cloth nappies at the beginning of 2007 when I was pregnant with my first child I would have only known about terry squares! I soon found the amazing world of the Modern Cloth Nappy and I have now been using cloth exclusively on my son since he was 2 months old and we now also use them on our baby daughter.

I could not get over how fantastic these new nappies were and decided to open an online store to help spread the word about MCN’s, not only are they environmentally friendly they are super cute to boot!! We also decided to stock some of our other favourite products and will be adding to our range all the time!

– Alisha and Ann

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Green Promise Nappy #17

Green Promise Nappy #17 is an Organic Bugalugs Bamboo Nappy – OSFM (One Size Fits Most).

Sponsor:

Proudly donated by Lorna from Organic Bugalugs in New South Wales.

About Organic Bugalugs:

We are a home business offering parents eco-friendly baby products at reasonable prices! Our range includes beautiful organic cotton baby clothes, super soft and absorbent bamboo and organic cotton nappies, gorgeous accessories and more.

All our organic cotton products are Certified 100% Organic Cotton and are free from pesticides and chemicals, with low-impact dyes. You will find our products are made of very high quality organic cotton and the fabric is very thick and soft.

Our Organic Bugalugs Bamboo Nappies are very thick and soft, and extremely absorbent – very comfortable for bugalugs! Bamboo cloth is eco friendly as bamboo is highly sustainable and doesn’t require pesticides. Bamboo is also known for its antibacterial and mildew resistant properties which makes it perfect for use in nappies.

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Meet Our Guest: Baby Safari

Let’s meet Alisha, the proud owner of Baby Safari:

Howdy!

My name is Alisha, I am a SAHM to two little ones – Joshua who is 3 and Olivia who is 10 months old. I am also ‘mum’ to a couple of ponies, a horse, a cat and a dog. Our family lives just north of Melbourne in Victoria.

About Baby Safari…

Baby Safari was started two and a half years ago when I discovered the wonders of MCN and decided I needed to help spread the word! When I decided to use cloth I expected that it would be terry squares and covers, how wrong was I. Modern cloth is just so easy and cute!

My incredibly supportive family have been behind me all the way and that enabled me to release our own line of economical nappies as well as retail some of my other favourite brands. I can only sew in a straight line so our production is outsourced but we have done our best to ensure our nappies are made ethically.

Our Planet Matters!

I have a lot of concerns but I will just pick one in an effort to keep it brief!! Water is a big concern of mine. I am scared that running out of clean drinking water could one day become a very real possibility. I feel it is another resource that is poorly managed by the ‘powers that be’ and I get upset at people who put bores in and then water their gardens relentlessly under the misguided belief that the water underground will never run dry. The drinking quality water should be retained for washing, drinking and for livestock to drink. I’d love to see recycled water brought in to the cities for toilets and laundries.

When you visit Baby Safari, make sure you have a look at…

1. Our Stuff n Snaps!

2. Choc Bubble Mint soap – exclusive to our store!

3. Cheeki Stainless Steel Water bottles – No BPA or other nasty toxins!

3 of my favourite sites are:

1. Fresh Cut Soap Co –  I adore this site, everything looks good enough to eat!

2. Facebook – I am hopelessly addicted… it is also great for keeping track of your favourite sites and when they are having sales!

3. NattyJane Designs – now does all my design work! I love that I am supporting another WAHM who happens to be incredibly talented with design!

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Now that winter is almost here, what is your favourite fast drying nappy?

– Alisha

June 23, 2010

Green Promise Nappy #16

Green Promise Nappy # 16 is an Emerald Green Baby BeeHinds Petite AI2 nappy.

Sponsor:

Proudly donated by Kyra from E-Weez in New Zealand.

About E-Weez:

My name is Kyra and as a cloth nappy enthusiast, I use cloth 24/7 on my baby. Even before I became pregnant I always knew that I’d be using Modern Cloth Nappies on my children and the thought of using disposables as an ‘easy’ option never entered my mind.

When I went through buying Modern Cloth Nappies for my own baby I found that there aren’t many opportunities to see the nappies in person. There also are so many different brands and types of nappies that I did some hefty research to find the best ones and I still struggled to make a decision… I eventually did make one but it’s become a bit of an addiction, finding new brands of nappies, all the plush fabrics, seeing how cute they look on my daughter….my husband just doesn’t understand how I get excited over ‘fluffy’ mail!

Now, while out and about with my girl I find that many Mum’s like the thought of using Modern Cloth Nappies but don’t know where to start and still have many old fashioned beliefs about them. I get many comments about how cute my baby’s bum is and I try to promote cloth nappies whenever I can. All this got me thinking and I decided that is a real need for this information to be spread – especially in our smaller rural communities as we don’t have the same variety of goods and stores as our city neighbours.

After trialling many different types of modern cloth nappies my brainchild E-Weez was born.

I am a travelling hostess who will visit you in the comfort of your own home or other location. The idea is that you can enjoy yourself in a relaxed environment with family and friends while learning about Modern Cloth Nappies and seeing how they work. I have chosen the best quality nappies from my own trials (and errors) and am confident that they will provide you with a leak free Modern Cloth Nappy experience.

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Green Promise Nappy #15

Green Promise Nappy # 15 is a Emerald Green Cushie Tushie Basix – OSFA All-In-One

Sponsor:

Proudly donated by Janine from Ninky Bear in Victoria.

About Ninky Bear:

After discovering modern cloth nappies for my second child, and realising they were nothing like the cloth nappies my parents used, I decided I loved them so much, I wanted to spread the word.

And so, Ninky Bear was born!

Home Of Gorgeous Baby Products, Modern Cloth Nappies and Accessories.

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