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5 Easy Tips for making the switch to cloth nappies

Right now there are hundreds (probably thousands) of families who are wanting to make the move into cloth nappies. Families who are probably looking through the depth and wealth of information available and feeling somewhat overawed, overwhelmed and like they slipped into some alternate dimension filled with a foreign language they don’t speak. Luckily I’m here to tell you to sit back and relax because these 5 tips will make it just that little bit easier to understand what you are getting yourself in to. 1 – Don’t ask what the best nappy around is (especially in facebook groups). Unless you want your head to explode with 6000 different answers. Put simply there is no ‘best’ nappy you can buy....

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How to get started with Night Nappies

Night Time cloth can really seem like the final frontier. It’s the last piece of the puzzle when looking to use cloth full time, and I’m not gonna lie – it can be quite daunting. Like what exactly is a night nappy anyway? Can I just use one of my regular nappies with some extra inserts? Why are they sooooo big?? So there are a variety of ways you can use cloth overnight, much of this will depend on things like how heavy a wetter you have, how old your baby is and if you plan on changing overnight. The general aim of a night nappy is to have something that will last 10-12 hours or 5-6 if you change...

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Getting Started with Newborn Nappies

‘Should I start with newborn cloth or wait till bubs is a bit older?”  This is often the starting point for many people on their journey into cloth nappies.  There is no single right answer, just like there is no single right cloth nappy for every bum!  Should I buy newborn sized nappies? That's actually a really good question and one which comes up a lot. From my perspective I think that having some newborn nappies on hand is totally worth it. With my first I invested in some newborn size nappies to help me decide if I would be able to use cloth nappies in the long term.  I was glad I did as newborn size nappies are custom...

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The Case For Modern Cloth Nappies

If you’re anything like me, you might have received a few funny looks from people when you tell them that you are planning to or that you currently are using modern cloth nappies. I remember the sceptical look from some people when I was pregnant (to be fair this was balanced out by a fair amount of support too). This look very clearly communicated a ‘try it and see how much you enjoy the hard work’ view while silently nodding and smiling. I think my favourite was the shop attendant who told me modern cloth nappies leaked and that I should just use disposables for the first little while till I was able to get on my feet with being...

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