21 April 2021 | Admin
We’ve been asked a lot about cloth nappies by parents and parents-to-be who are curious, fascinated and sometimes amazed that cloth nappies even exist in their current modern form. Yes they do, and they are a million miles away from the old terry squares steeping in a bucket! These days, thanks to modern technology, reusable cloth nappies go on just like disposables, keep your baby dry and protected, they wash and dry really well and look far cuter than their disposable counterparts.
There is a growing population of parents who have done their research and are choosing to use cloth nappies for lots of different reasons – environmental concerns about the amount of disposables they use, financial reasons as cloth nappies are a lot cheaper in the long run, and for general health reasons as cloth nappies don’t contain any chemicals or toxins. It’s a win-win for your pocket and the environment.
Once you start your research you may feel a little overwhelmed with the amount of choice out there and with all of the terminology – it’s like learning a new language! To make it a little easier to get through the jargon, there are some basic things you need to know – there are a few different styles and sizes you can use and there are a few different materials too. After that its just a matter of how many and what colours!!
3 February 2020 | Admin
By Amy, The Nappy Camper
So you think about using cloth nappies, give a quick Google and throw your phone/device at the wall. I get it, it’s overwhelming. How many different types are there? How many do I need? How much am I going to need to spend on them? What if they don’t suit my baby? Are they really that much better for the environment than disposables nappies if I have to keep washing them over and over again? From the wise words of Luna Petunia; “Stop. Breathe. And Believe.” Here is your Need-To-Know Guide to making the right choice for you, your baby and the environment.
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20 January 2020 | Admin
By Amy, The Nappy Camper
If you have been thinking about using cloth nappies and have some concerns over the cost, environment, work involved etc then this is the post for you. I’m myth busting to help put your mind at ease. Here are 7 of the many thoughts I had before I used cloth nappies and also some arguments and facts to relate back to the “concerns” your family/friends/colleagues or even strangers might have too. Let’s face it, people still think of a terry square soaking in a bucket of Napisan after being boiled on the stove when you tell them you’re thinking of using cloth. I just want to take this opportunity to shout from the rooftops.. “IT’S NOT LIKE THAT ANY MORE!!”Phew! What a load off!
5 November 2019 | Admin
CONGRATULATIONS!! You are expecting your bonnie bundle of joy. Whether you are thinking about having a baby or are pregnant and waiting, it’s best to be prepared if want to use cloth from birth. When I was pregnant, I wanted to know everything, I mean EVERYTHING before I met my little precious one - so make a cup of tea and get stuck in, here is everything you need to know about cloth nappying your new baby. At the end there will be a list of things you might need for your set up.
Think about setting a budget:
Everybody’s circumstances are different but that doesn’t mean they are better or worse than yours. There are no rules stated anywhere in the handbook of cloth nappies (gosh I wish there was one of those when I started out) to say that you absolutely have to have all the nappies you need straight away. Take your time to figure out your finances and budget how much you want to spend or can spend on your investment. I say investment because that is what it is. You are investing in nappies for your current baby plus any subsequent babies you may have in the future. As much as I wish it weren’t true, newborns don’t stay newborns for very long so there is no need to go mad buying a hundred newborn nappies when they will outgrow them within a few weeks. It’s a good idea to have a mix of newborn and birth to potty nappies in your stash.
7 October 2019 | Admin
There is no denying that bringing children into the world takes a toll on our environment. For such small people, they can generate a whole lot of extra waste! These days, I think we are all trying to reduce our use of plastic and lessen the footprint we are leaving behind. If not for ourselves, then for our children who will have to clean up the mess once we are gone.
Since becoming a parent, it’s something which has weighed heavily on my mind… and though I am far from perfect, I try to make better and smarter choices these days. Here are a few switches that we have made as parents, which can make a really big impact: