Embarking on the journey of cloth nappies can seem daunting for beginners, but it’s a rewarding and eco-friendly choice for both your baby and the planet. With a little information and some practical tips, you’ll find that using cloth nappies is not as challenging as it might initially appear. In this comprehensive guide for beginners, we’ll look at everything you need to know about using cloth nappies, from getting started to maintaining them effectively.Continue reading “Cloth Nappies for Beginners: A Comprehensive Guide”
Choosing cloth nappies for your newborn is a fantastic decision for both your baby’s comfort and the environment. However, getting started with them can often seem overwhelming, especially for new parents. To make your cloth nappy journey smoother and more enjoyable, I’ve compiled a list of top tips for using cloth nappies from whenever you feel ready.Continue reading “Top Tips for Using Cloth Nappies from Newborn”
Welcoming a newborn into your family is a joyous occasion, but it also comes with its fair share of responsibilities and choices to make. One decision many parents are considering these days is whether to use disposable or cloth nappies for their little ones. While disposables may seem as though they are more convenient, cloth nappies do also come with convenience factors such as never running out and being more cost-effective which can be often overlooked. They have gained more popularity of late due to their eco-friendly nature but honestly, there is so much more to a cloth nappy than that. Let’s explore why cloth nappies are a great choice for newborns, covering their environmental impact, cost-effectiveness, and practicality.Continue reading “The Eco-Friendly Choice: Cloth Nappies for Newborns”
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When it comes to cloth nappies there can always be a few stumbling blocks to overcome. Topics that often come up include wash routines, leaks, fitting cloth nappies and a biggie, why do my cloth nappies stink?! Unfortunately, yes every now and then cloth nappy problems happen but thankfully there is always an answer (or several) and often a lovely cloth nappy Facebook group, retailer or cloth parent on hand to help. I have previously written about washing cloth nappies but as we know, sometimes things change, children get ill, teething happens and they can end up stinking. Let’s delve deeper into this issue…Continue reading “Why Do My Cloth Nappies Stink?!”
When it comes to the time to choose a childcare setting we all have certain areas that we want to be ticked off: experienced staff, outdoor time, educational play, socialisation, role play, plenty of stimulation and so on, but if you are a cloth parent, approaching childcare settings about using them can feel very daunting. Disposable nappies have been mainstream for a long time now and it may seem the easiest option to go along with this just to “fit in” but if we want to continue to spread the word about cloth, if we want our child/children to wear them full time, if we want to make a change and bring cloth to the forefront then talking about them and asking others to use them too is the way to help this to happen. In this article, I am going to share how I went about talking to a childcare setting about cloth nappies and how I got them on board (spoiler, it wasn’t hard!)Continue reading “Talking To Childcare Settings About Cloth Nappies… And Getting Them On Board!”
When you first start looking into using cloth nappies, it can feel a little overwhelming but one of the most common questions that comes up is how many will I need?
How Many Cloth Nappies?
There are a few factors that will alter this which I will go into in this post but a quick answer (because you are a busy parent googling for info) is around 20-25 if you are planning on using cloth nappies full time.
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The summer is over and the chillier days are now upon us which can only mean one thing— cloth nappies are harder to dry!! This is when a lot of cloth parents begin to worry, when they may start to run out due to lack of space for drying and when cloth can become overwhelming. It is so different to using cloth in the summer so how can you dry cloth nappies in the winter?Continue reading “How To Dry Cloth Nappies In The Winter”