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July 29, 2011

What You like About the Green Promise Nappy Challenge…

The Green Promise Nappy Initiative gives you the opportunity to discover the wide world of modern cloth nappies out there.

Browse information and advice on nappies, nappy sales, specials on all sorts of nappy styles and more – all sorts of stuff for mums and bubs!

Join the Giveaways List of My Green Nappy to find out about upcoming giveaways and be informed each month on new resources added, by receiving our Quick Green Nappy News.

Let’s see what some of the comments were about our latest Autumn Green Promise Nappy Challenge are:

What do you enjoy about the Green Promise Nappy Initiative?

My favourite thing about the Nappy Challenge was finding out about a heap of different MCN businesses, I love the fluffy stuff!

– Lauren
What I enjoyed the most about Green Promise Nappy Challenge is that it enabled me to find out more about cloth nappies and all the different ones available out there in market.
– Tani
I enjoyed looking through all the nappy suppliers. Soon to have another baby which was unplanned and so I had got rid of all my old cloth nappies. It was great to do some research on new styles and brands available.
– Kim
I enjoyed the green theme of the nappies, it was interesting to see what sort of green nappies the sponsors came up with. It was great to see a variety of different nappies to win. I enjoyed looking at the sponsors’ sites. The questions were good, not too hard or frustrating. I liked the questions where I had to add a few different items to the cart to add up the total cost.
–  Helen
What I enjoyed about the Challenge was the wealth of information. So many products and services I learnt about, such as wool soakers, EC…etc.
– Patricia.
Firstly what I enjoyed the most about the challenge- I could share what I had learnt with our Mother’s group, who often had questions on cloth nappies.
– Cate
It was actually my husband that ended up doing most of it because he loves a treasure hunt. This was great because he discovered a lot about cloth nappies and all the different types and even suggested some that we should try!
– Louise
I am only new to MCN’s. I enjoyed going through each person’s site and having a look at what they had to offer.
– Alicia
I enjoyed visiting all the different sites out there that sell/make MCN’s. I learned so much more about cloth nappies. Thanks so much for putting on such a great competition!
– Ruth.
What I liked about Green Promise Nappy Challenge was the searching for answers on different companies sites
– Cheri
I loved learning about all the new kinds of cloth nappies, I have pocket & AIO but will be trying out a few new versions on my baby due in 6 weeks.
–  Janet
I enjoyed that it was quite relaxed. I love the MCN hunt, but it is quite intense. This was a nice change and I could just cruise around the websites without being distracted by trying to solve clues. I also enjoyed that despite doing the MCN hunt as well, I still found out about new websites and learnt new things.
Fabulous initiative, fabulous idea and I hope you get to 100! – I will definitely keep coming back!
– Fiona
The thing I like best about this initiative is that time given to find the answers so you can do a few each day. Also I love that we have to take a good look around the site and read about the sponsor and the products they offer to answer their question. I will absolutely play again next round.
–  Candice
I loved the Green Nappy Challange as I did not know there were so many MCNs out there! I thought I had decided which ones to buy, then a friend put me onto your site and I found so much information and a great variety of nappies to buy. I also found so much useful information on caring for my MCNs, tip and hints and info/advice on EC.
– Deb
I think what I enjoyed the most was seeing what businesses are doing with cloth nappies and what other items they are selling. I love cloth nappies and can look at them for hours!
– Monica
What I liked about the competition was finding out what is now available in the nappy line and how cute they are.
– Sarah
The thing I enjoyed most about the green nappy challenge was simply checking out the different MCN’s out there.
– Genevieve
I loved learning about all the different types of nappies.
Alice
I particularly enjoyed the introduction to new sites out there in cyberspace with excellent products and information… I also learnt some new concepts such as elimination control and baby led weaning, which I am slowly incorporating into my little ones routine… 🙂 I will definitely play the next round, looking forward to the next one.
– Alison
The best thing about the challenge was opening my eyes to all of the different designs and makers of MCN. I now have so many new pages I like to follow and my daughters bum is already thanking me for it =D
– Renee
I enjoyed the whole experience of discovering the modern cloth nappy world, had no idea of the variety to choose from.
– Jane
I enjoyed learning about modern cloth nappies. Thank you for the opportunity to win a nappy.
– Stephanie
What I enjoyed about this challenge was getting to see the range of new products available, that I never knew existed! And also the wonderful designs that people have incorporated into their nappies.
– Laura
I loved looking at all the beautiful nappies, as well as being reminded of all the good online nappy shops!
– Megan
I love checking out all the amazing products out there – esp. from the WAHMs I wouldn’t otherwise come across.
– Cassandra
I love finding new products, new bub stuff sites, and chance to actually win something I like, while doing the fun online ‘treasure hunt’ – so addictive! Roll on next Promise!
– Lyndell
I enjoyed checking out each and individual one of the sponsor’s websites in the Green Promise Nappy Giveaway as many of the websites which I have not heard before. Many of the websites offered great products which I’ve bookmarked in my browser and I’ll definitely revisit in the future.
– Cheryl
I loved finding new mcn business that i hadn’t came across before.
– Mel

What do you enjoy about the Green Promise Nappy Initiative? Let us know in the comment section below.

May 15, 2011

Welcome to the Autumn 2011 Green Promise Nappy Event!

Welcome to the Autumn 2011 Green Promise Nappy Event!

The Green Promise Nappies Initiative Is A MCN Giveaway Event. Discover More About Modern Nappies As You Strive To Win One For Your Baby!

The aim of this eco-friendly initiative is to highlight nappy changing as a way to save your family money as you raise a greener baby…

How Do You Play?

  1. Join the Official Giveaway Entrants List. (& Find out when any nappy competitions are running.)
  2. Download your Green Promise Nappy Initiative Entrants Checklist to record your answers to the questions on the Sponsor websites.
  3. Come back here, go to the # Green Promise Nappy Pages below and enter your details and answer on their forms. You have from May 15th – June 30th to enter.
  4. Wait for the announcement of winners in early July, via our Quick Green Nappy News, a monthly recap of what’s new at My Green Nappy.

– Charndra

P.S. Good Luck! Have fun looking at these great shops and discovering more about MCN…

See the Autumn Range of Green Promise Nappies & Visit Their Generous Sponsors:

#1 Green Promise Nappy is from Natalie of Designer Bums

#2 Green Promise Nappy is from Marnie of Noonee Wilga

#3 Green Promise Nappy is from Kylie of Cunning Bumz

#4 Green Promise Nappy is from Michelle of Sustainable Hemp Products

#5 Green Promise Nappy is from Kirsten of Mum’s Little Outlet

#6 Green Promise Nappy is from Misty of Fluffy Buns

#7 Green Promise Nappy is from Nyree of Kodomo

#8 Green Promise Nappy is from Kendall of Australian Baby Supplies

#9 Green Promise Nappy is from Rebecca of Bean Sprout Bubba

#10 Green Promise Nappy is from Olivia of Envious Cloth Nappies

#11 Green Promise Nappy is from Evelyn of Nappiness (closed)

#12 Green Promise Nappy is from Liz of Hatchlings Cloth Nappies

#13 Green Promise Nappy is from Kyra of Bubbalooba

#14 Green Promise Nappy is from Kelly of Nappy Needz

#15 Green Promise Nappy is from Kristy of Li’l Daks

#16 Green Promise Nappy is from Nicole of Cinnamon Nappies

#17 Green Promise Nappy is from Liping of Aubaby Cloth Nappies

#18 Green Promise Nappy is from Fiona and Catherine of Darlings Downunder

#19 Green Promise Nappy is from Annette of iish fly

#20 Green Promise Nappy is from Melanie of Bodeo

#21 Green Promise Nappy is from Amie of Fluffy Tails

#22 Green Promise Nappy is from Charndra of Tribal Baby

#23 Green Promise Nappy is from Karen of Baby Blossom

#24 Green Promise Nappy is from Liz of Real Nappies

#25 Green Promise Nappy is from Louise of Nip Naps

#26 Green Promise Nappy is from Lorna of Organic Bugalugs

#27 Green Promise Nappy is from Kristy of New Age Nappies

#28 Green Promise Nappy is from Alex of Bear Bottoms Cloth Nappies

#29 Green Promise Nappy is from Eleanor of Snookies

#30 Green Promise Nappy is from Charndra of Part Time Nappy Free!

#31 Green Promise Nappy is from Veronica of The Nappy Bag

#33 Green Promise Nappy is from Bec of Baby Chilli

#34 Green Promise Nappy is from Mel of Little Para Pants

#35 Green Promise Nappy is from Lee of Silly Duffa’s

#36 Green Promise Nappy is from Kylie of Designer Tushies

#37 Green Promise Nappy is from Jane of Little Bear Bums

#38 Green Promise Nappy is from Amelia of Bambooty

#39 Green Promise Nappy is from Amy and Nat of Little Diamond Bums

 

April 1, 2011

My Green Nappy: Do YOU have one? – Winner Announced!

Do you have a Green Nappy?

Sustainable Hemp ProductsMy Green Nappy’s mission is to see that every baby ‘down under’ has that one green nappy to wear.

We have had a long-running giveaway that is now at an end, in which visitors were asked : Do you have a ‘green’ nappy? There were almost 200 responses – 197! The winner will receive a lovely Sustainable Hemp Products Daysie nappy from Michelle. Let’s see who is the winner of this nappy giveaway…

With 197 entries to this giveaway, we have a winner! It is response number 166, as drawn on Random.org:

Comment no 166 is by Julie, who is building her stash for baby #2:

My Green Nappy: Do YOU have one?

Julie says:

I have just started developing my stash with my 2nd bub. I even have been putting some of the new MCNs for the newborn on my toddler for sleeping and he is loving it. Soon to be completely disposable free :) YAY.

Congratulations Julie!

I will be sending you an official winners email in a minute, and will arrange to send this lovely nappy out to you when I get your details!


This Nappy Giveaway was sponsored by Michelle of Sustainable Hemp Products.

P.S. 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 17, 2011

Happy Birthday Nip Naps! (You Get the Presents – Over $300 in Free Cloth Nappy Prizes to Win!)

Nip Naps is turning 7 next week, and to celebrate, there is a fun ‘Nappy Pinata’ to find great prizes within!

Over $300 worth of prizes in fact!

Pop over between March 21 – 25 to be part of the fun…

January 10, 2011

Environmentally Friendly Living With a Baby in Nappies? Here Are 3 Tips to Save Money and Our Earth

Environmentally Friendly Living With a Baby in Nappies? Here Are 3 Tips to Save Money and Our Earth

Yes, you can make a difference with your baby when it comes to green living.

With one “green” nappy at a time, you are saving on the use of one disposable, and even more importantly, you are encouraging your neighbours to follow your leading example.

In a moment I will show you 3 ways of finding modern cloth nappies that will save you money, in case you are concerned about the initial outlay. (+1 bonus idea…) In fact, I can reassure you right now that there is no need to buy a full time stash until you have decided on the cloth nappy styles and brands that best suit your baby, lifestyle and budget.

What if you have 3 children? That is conservatively 18 thousand disposable nappies. You can reduce that number by using some environmentally disposable nappies that you can compost, worm farm or flush. You can use biodegradable nappy liners and nappy bags.

Let us consider 3 ways to find cheap modern cloth nappies in a nice, budget friendly way:

1. Use social networking sites to find great specials on your favourite reusable modern nappy brands.

Yes, many Australian and New Zealand nappy shops have ‘fan’ pages. So, show your support for any of the over 300 small Aussie or kiwi cloth nappy businesses and keep your eye out for giveaways, super specials, be privy to exclusive offers and learn about fun contests.

2. Check out the flourishing market in pre-loved washable nappies.

Buying secondhand cloth nappies is an excellent way to test drive new brands for less. When buying online, check the sites guidelines for safe purchasing. It is pretty easy though. Some are auctions, others are shopping cart based like any regular online shop. They are used nappies, so first be aware of what the nappy costs new. Best of all, that nappy can be sold again. A reusable nappy is a nappy which circulates, of course! Where to buy secondhand cloth nappies

3. Join announcement, mailing or newsletter lists for members-only specials.

Simply, most sites have a list of their customers and interested visitors who they contact periodically (usually monthly) with tips, specials, contests and news about their product range. They may be a ‘club’ with member only perks. Join the list of those shops offering your favourite nappy brands. Some offer repeat purchase discounts too, or a permanent discount for members. You can save a lot with this tip.

What is the +1? WIN a modern cloth nappy for your baby!

Perhaps the best type of cloth nappy is the one you WIN in a contest, simply by participating and having some fun! With one washable nappy in your baby’s wardrobe, you will know you are always doing your bit for our planet, as each time your baby sports even one cloth nappy on their bottom, you are saving the cost of that single use disposable nappy, deferring that cost for another time.

Here is your budget and eco challenge:

What if you acted on one of these 4 ideas, and bought your first or next modern cloth nappy only for less than the usual full price? You will benefit from these simple strategies for finding modern cloth nappies on a budget, reducing your expenses as well as the environmental footprint of your family.

You are doing your part!

Sharing information about what you can do to help with pollution control and be working together with your baby, your family and others with small children is a wonderfully responsible way to be doing your part in protecting the environment for future generations as well as saving you money.

Having a hybrid stash of a range of nappy types is a very responsible action you can take to reduce pollution and encourage other families to do their part as well in protecting our planet.

Charndra invites you to win a modern cloth nappy on her site, My Green Nappy, by registering to play in one of the regular giveaways held on this informative and popular site.

You’ll discover great tips, secrets to finding bargains, and everything you need to know about green nappies and using any sort of nappy in a more environmentally friendly way.

By Charndra Josling

This article also appears on EzineArticles: Environmentally Friendly Living With a Baby in Nappies? Here Are 3 Tips to Save Money and Our Earth

See more of my articles there…

Thank you to My Green Nappy’s Sponsoring Partners:

Are you registered to play in our regular giveaways? Be sure to sign up to have your chance to WIN a free modern cloth nappy for your baby!, you’ll be both relieved and excited at the things you will discover!

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…

June 14, 2010

The Nappy Shop Spinner: Cloth My Bot

The Nappy Shop Spinner introduces you to one of the 350 shops selling cloth nappies in Australia and New Zealand listed at My Green Nappy. A random number generator spins to pick one out and I do a spotlight on that business.

While here today, be sure to browse my many unique resources. Start with our Partner sites; check out a Mini Trend and Register for the Green Promise Nappy Initiative.

Today it happens to be one of our Green Promise Nappy Sponsors, Cloth My Bot.

Cloth My Bot is a shop offering Modern Nappies based in Queensland, Australia.

Cloth My Bot is owned by Kristin.

Her ‘About Us’ page reveals:

Hi my name is Kristin & I am the owner & sole operator of Cloth My Bot located in Brisbane. After the birth of our first child , I took 12 months maternity leave. It was then I realised that I wanted to start my own business so I could work from home & spend time with my daughter.

Originally I started with the square flat nappies, but then I discovered all the WONDERFUL CLOTH NAPPIES that were available. Before my first daughter was born most of my friends would comment & say “You won’t last long with cloth, we give you a week & you’ll be using disposables”. Well I surprised them all by having both my daughters in Modern Cloth Nappies full time. Once my friends saw how fantastic, gorgeous, functional, easy to use & wash they were, most of them changed over to cloth nappies very quickly.

I hope you find everything you need on my website & if you are looking for a specific brand not listed, please let me know as I may be able to source & supply for you.

Happy Shopping & Have A Beautiful Day!
– Kristin ”

Visit Kristin’s lovely store and be sure to go into the draw to win her Green Promise Nappy, which is number 24.

June 7, 2010

Modern Cloth Mini Trends: Winter Green Promise Nappies

Are you looking for a FREE cloth nappy for your baby?

Then you’ve come to the right place. My Green Nappy is the home of the 100 Green Promise Nappies Initiative, an environmental initiative whose aim is to promote modern cloth nappies and family friendly sites who support and offer them to mums across Australia and New Zealand.

A nappy that you win is a free nappy! A free nappy is a great way to get started in modern nappies, and a green promise nappy is more than a giveaway, it is an ambassador for changing nappies, that is, changing the perceptions about cloth nappies in the community!

Let’s have a look at our first ever gallery of ‘Green Promise’ nappies donated by a range of cloth nappy shops and related sites down under.

By clicking on the photo, you will be taken to the Sponsor Page for each Green Promise Nappy, where you can find out a little more about it before popping over to the site to find the answer to a question the sponsor will set.

You can register to play in this fun giveaway event, that goes from June 1 to July 15th. Click here to find out more and start playing!

Modern Cloth Mini Trends– MODERN CLOTH MINI TRENDS –
What’s popular, fashionable and trending in the world of modern cloth? Modern Cloth Mini Trends regularly explores a different area. You’ll see One-Of-A-Kind (IOAK) ‘Show off’ nappies, workhorse and stash filler nappies. Plus you’ll see other types of modern cloth – for a visual overview of Aussie and Kiwi WAHM’s.
See More Modern Cloth Mini Trends…

A question for you about these Green Promise Nappies:

What are your thoughts about the concept of this seasonal giveaway event? Are you new to considering getting a few cloth nappies? Has the efforts of all these ‘Nappy Doula’s’ inspired you to give cloth a shot?

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