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How much work are cloth nappies really?

Added on 17 July 2014 in General Info & Advice, Washing & care of cloth nappies   |   0 comments

When thinking about choosing cloth nappies, a big consideration is how much extra time and effort they will take than disposables. You can come across a lot of negative comments (usually from people who don't use cloth) that give the impression that using reusable nappies involves being chained to your washing machine, spending hours up to your elbows in poo, drowning in a never ending cycle of wet nappies.   We asked some ordinary, busy mums - who actually use cloth nappies every day - how... READ MORE


Pikapu Flash Sale!

Added on 15 July 2014 in pikapu, Sales & Promotions   |   0 comments

What it says on the tin, kids!   That's right - almost 40% off the retail price of the pikapu One Size AIO Cloth Nappy, but only for a very limited time - it ends this Thursday! The pikapu One Size AIO Nappy is a great nappy to introduce someone to the world of modern cloth nappies - it's super easy to use (no assembly required!), has gusseted legs for superior containment, is fast drying and adjusts to fit from 3kg to 18kg. And they look really stylish in their range of colours. For a c... READ MORE


All about Delamination

Added on 14 July 2014 in General Info & Advice, Washing & care of cloth nappies   |   0 comments

  Most modern cloth nappies and covers use a special fabric to make them waterproof. The fabric is called PUL (Polyurethane Laminate) or TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) and basically refers to a fabric (either polyester or cotton) with a thin polyurethane layer bonded to it in a high heat or chemical process. The waterproof film is usually adhered to the fabric in a small dot pattern, and the bonded fabric should look and respond as a single layer of fabric. When these two layers co... READ MORE


Cushie Tushies Bulk Pack Nappy Guarantee

Added on 08 July 2014 in Cushie Tushies   |   1 comments

Exciting news from Cushie Tushies! They now offer a money-back Nappy Guarantee on bulk packages - and that applies when you buy one of our discounted Cushie Tushies nappy packages! So here it is: Cushie Tushies Nappy Guarantee Here at Cushie Tushies, we sincerely appreciate your business and want you to know that we are here for one reason...to serve you. Our goal is to create high quality products and back them up with all the help and support you need. Would you like to try Cushie ... READ MORE


Behind the Brand: Close

Added on 07 July 2014 in Behind the Brand, Close, Environmental considerations, Ethical manufacture   |   0 comments

Close was started by two UK mums who were already running their own businesses focussed on baby carrying and reusable nappies. Martine Carroll and Claire Scott started the Close Parent company in 2004.  They launched their incredible popular carrier in 2007 (later revamped as the Caboo+organic in 2011), with the first version of the award winning Pop-In reusable nappy a year later. Ethical manufacture is incredibly important at Close. The nappies are made in a factory in China which is co... READ MORE


Flat Nappy Folds: Kite Fold

Added on 04 July 2014 in Bumboo, General Info & Advice, Traditional Flat & Prefold Cloth Nappies   |   0 comments

This is the last in our little series looking at some great ways to fold a traditional square flat nappy. And this is the first nappy fold that both Catherine and I learned EVER - a very long time ago. You see, this popular nappy fold - the 'Kite Fold' - was our mum's favourite fold, and I remember her showing me how to fold it and put it on our youngest brother about 25 years ago. This is him helping us out at an Expo - which he'll never do again now that we've mentioned changing his nappy! &n... READ MORE


Flat Nappy Folds: Bat Wing or Origami Fold

Added on 23 June 2014 in Bumboo, General Info & Advice, Traditional Flat & Prefold Cloth Nappies   |   0 comments

The Bat Wing Fold (aka Butterfly, Chinese or Origami Fold) is one of the very first flat nappy folds I learned and it's still one of my favourites. A midwife taught me in hospital - this was almost 13 years ago, and the hospital used cloth nappies then. I used it all the time - especially in the early months - with my babies. This nappy fold puts lots of absorbency in the centre where it's needed without too much bulk around the sides. It creates a nappy with a shorter rise than some others... READ MORE


New Tots Bots EasyFit v4 Nappy

Added on 19 June 2014 in New arrivals, Tots Bots   |   0 comments

The brand new release from Tots Bots - the Tots Bots EasyFit v4 'Binky' Nappy - has just arrived at Darlings Downunder! There are some changes between the discontinued v3 and we'll run through them for you. First, though, here's a closer look at the brand new, All-in-One style Tots Bots EasyFit v4 Nappy: OK, so what's changed? Design It's still the same great design and fit. It remains one of the easiest nappies for people unfamiliar with reusable nappies to use (perfect to babysitters and ... READ MORE


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