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August 17, 2010

Custom Made Modern Nappies: What Does This Mean?

In Search of the Best Cloth Nappies: Custom Made Nappies

Custom Made Modern Nappies – the goal of this article is to clarify for you what commissioning a custom made nappy means – and to introduce you to some of the cloth nappy shops who offer custom or semi-custom slots.

Our Nappy Experts explain Custom Made Nappies for you in simple ways…

These nappy retailers and nappy makers have been asked to describe the custom made nappies 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 personalised nappies with your enhanced understanding of the features and benefits of custom made, individual nappies.

Kyra from Bubbalooba:

Custom made nappies are made to your specifications, and that could mean custom sizing, fabrics, snaps, whatever you like! If you see something in our store that isn’t exactly what you want, you can always contact us for a custom order.

Rebecca from Bean Sprout Bubba:

This could mean anything from being able to choose the fabric and/or snap colours for your nappy, right up to customising the type of embroidery and even the measurements/fit of a nappy.

Amy from Wee Pantz:

Custom Made Nappies are great because you can get your nappies personalised.

I have done a bunch of these for people. Names, different prints appliquéd on the back. It is even possible to get matching nappies for siblings or mothers groups. Modern Cloth is so cute! And I think having custom made nappies are great I have heaps of them!

Nicole from Krap Katchers:

Don’t like our colour choices? Want to make your nappies stand out from the crowd? Here is your chance as with custom listings you can select all your own colour choices.

Kelly from Pepper Place:

The customer gets to choose. This can cover anything-from the fabrics used, to embroidery and other embellishments, to the number of layers included. Basically, you get exactly what you want and what your child needs.

Laura of Cloth Nappy Co:

Custom made nappies allow you to choose precisely what you would like your cloth nappy to be. From the type of absorbent material to the cover and sizing, you can design your own nappy to suit your baby and lifestyle.

Now you know exactly what a custom made 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 experts for their contributions,
P.S There is a question at the bottom of each of these features. Join in the conversation and share your own experiences and stories with us…

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A question to you about custom made nappies:

Customs: Are they the BEST cloth nappies? Tell us the story behind a custom made nappy in your stash.

August 7, 2010

Custom Made Nappies: 3 Reasons to get a Unique, one-of-a-kind Nappy for your baby.

Custom Made Modern Cloth Nappies: Why you should aim for a one-of-a-kind (1OAK) creation for your baby’s cloth nappy stash…

This article is about custom made nappies. Many nappy makers welcome custom orders. Custom made nappies are hand made especially made for your baby.

The Green Nappy of My Green Nappy

The Green Nappy - a custom made nappy.

These often unique nappies provide you with a level of individuality not available from the larger volume, commercial retailers. Each WAHM brings their own design and creativity to their handmade custom orders. They will work with you to help you choose the best options. They will cost more than an ‘in stock’ nappy.

Let’s look at 3 reasons to consider investing in a custom made modern cloth nappy:

1. A personalised choice in every way – specify colour, print, size, style, materials and more…

With a special order, you can customise fabrics, absorbency, style, size, fastenings, even method of creation. You get to work directly with the maker of the nappy when you commission a hand-made reusable nappy. You might commission a single nappy, a set of the same or similar nappies or a matching set of nappies and clothing to suit your colour and fabric preferences, the size you need and even the ethical quality of the materials and methods used.

2. One of a Kind and Unique – just like your baby.

A custom made nappy can be a 1OAK – a one-of-a-kind nappy. With their name embroidered on the nappy or by supplying your own print, you’ll know there will not be another nappy like it.

3. Supporting an artisan, encouraging creativity and innovation in nappy design.

It will likely be a ‘Work at home mum’ making your nappy, so you’ll know they have made and used nappies on their own children. Some retailers only offer custom slots, so amazingly gorgeous and brilliantly constructed their nappies are. These nappies are a work of art, and you’ll be supporting these artisans. Imagine the great potential for promoting modern cloth nappies with a unique nappy on your baby when you are out and about!By commissioning a nappy you could inspire a new line of nappy, and by specifying particular features you may spark a new innovationin nappy design.

With these three ideas you’ll find an excellent excuse – ah, justification, um, reason for looking into commissioning a nappy for your baby!

A custom made modern cloth nappy is a great gift idea. Personalised embroidery is a simple yet noticeable way to make a nappy especially for an important baby in your life.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

Some relevant resources here at My Green Nappy:

My Nappy Style Window for Custom Made Nappies

The Modern Cloth Mini- Trend of Custom Made Nappies – to give you some idea of the wonderful creations you can commission…

About THE Green Nappy – the green nappy you see around My Green Nappy was especially created by Marnie of Noonee Wilga.

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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 custom made modern cloth nappies:

Have you commissioned a nappy? Tell us about it, and why you wanted a special nappy made. Even better – send a photo and I’ll add it to a gallery to display on this page.

April 28, 2010

Unique Nappies: 3 types of Embellished Nappies to make your baby stand out from the crowd!

There are ‘Work horse Nappies’ – used everyday, they are reliable, sturdy, utilitarian and robust. There are also special premium nappies; unique, IOAK nappies that come out on special occasions or are only used when you are out and about.

An embroidered Wild Child 'Baby Bling' nappy

This article is about these embellished, ‘show off’ cloth nappies. Those with bling, one-of-a-kind, unique or novelty additions chosen by you for your baby’s bottom! Parents, friends and family choose them for weddings, christening parties, naming ceremonies, birthdays, annual celebrations and just for fun , gorgeousness, the cute factor and whimsy!

The embellishment may be on the nappy itself or on a nappy cover. Some are ‘in stocks’- an actual line of nappy, others are limited edition, in which the designer indulges a creative whim and makes a select series in a theme or style. Many embellishments are customs. When placing your order you can make a series of choices and the maker will strive to match your requests. There’s something special about an item made only for your baby.

Let’s look at 3 styles of embellished nappies to look out for in your browsing – so you can think about which would be a perfect addition to your stash as a special occasion nappy.

1. Amazing Applique

The simplest form of embellishment, applique is great fun. To be functional, the applique is added before the nappy is sewn together, or the stitching may wick moisture through. From simple happy stars to sections of print, applique can take many forms, be of a contrasting fabric or a way to make a nappy unique with a section of designer fabric attached to a more regular ‘work horse’ nappy for some ‘flava‘.  It may be a patch – the designs are endless! Applique can also extend to ‘additions’ to the nappy – tails, ears – so have a think about a custom idea you could commission a talented nappy maker to create for you. Make a start on your browsing at My nappy Style Window for Embellished Nappies..

An embroidered 'Create a Nappy' by Flattery

2. Excellent Embroidery

With the advent of machine embroidery, the most amazing designs can be selected or custom designed and included as your nappy is made. I was watching one of these machines at work recently, and by golly they are fast! There are pre-selected instocks, or you can select from a range, or have the nappy personalised with your baby’s name, birth date or any other phrase.

3. Beautiful Bling Bling Bling!

Cloth Nappies with crystals are the newest sensation, developed as an embellishment by Wild Child Nappies. Truly stunning, these nappies are harder to acquire, but I daresay very much worth it! Svarovski Crystals are carefully and professionally attached for longevity, nevertheless care will be needed when washing and drying these nappies!

With these three types of embellished nappies to keep your eye out for, you’ll find quality easily, and also find yourself promoting the beauty of modern cloth nappies whenever you are out and about.

What event is coming up in your life in which you could do a spot of cloth nappy advocacy simply by making your baby’s bottom look fabulous?

An embellished nappy by Baby Bullfrogs

Your baby will be the talk of the room. They are the premium in modern cloth nappies, so you will pay more for them. Quality does cost, and a custom slot will take a little longer, so plan ahead if you need it for a specific occasion, and be sure to let the maker know when you need it so they can prioritize accordingly.

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 I invite you to register to receive My Green Nappy Guide, an online guide to discovering all sorts of information about modern nappies and how to use them in an environmentally friendly way.

A Question to You About Embellished Nappies:

“Imagine… What would you like to see on a nappy?”

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