Darlings Downunder Blog
Designer Bums Giveaway!
Posted in 'Specials & Giveaways' on May 13, 2013, 2:46 pm
have recently released their newest range of funky prints!
These OSFM Pocket Nappies are available in both snap and velcro closure - in stunning prints as well as luscious minky. They come with thirsty quality bamboo inserts. Check out some of the new range
of gorgeous designer prints.
We have a two Designer Bums nappies here to give away - a Rainbow Minky and a Pink Lace:
Aren't they gorgeous?
To enter, comment below letting us know which one you'd like to win and why. The junior members of Team Darlings will choose the two winning comments.
close midnight AEDT Sunday 19 May 2013 and will be announced on Monday 20 May. Don't forget to check back to see if you've won!
Open to Australian residents only. All decisions are final. Linking up with the Aussie MCN Giveaway Linkup at:
Call Out for Cloth Nappies for Home for Disadvantaged Mums in Thailand
Posted in 'General Info & Advice' on May 10, 2013, 11:41 am
Can you help? Do you have any cloth nappies (any type) that you don’t need? They can be used, but must be clean and in excellent condition. We've received a call out cloth for nappies from the Home of the Swallow
- a home for mothers and babies - in Thailand.
The cloth nappy options available locally are very thin, poor quality fabrics,
and disposable nappies are just not a long term option - they are too
expensive and create other issues, so they're asking for our help.
The Home of the Swallow supports disadvantaged and single mothers who come from impoverished or abusive circumstances. Their vision is to reduce the number of children being abandoned, sold or forcibly given up for adoption.
Each year in Thailand, many women feel forced to relinquish their children because of lack of support from their family and society. Many feel they have bought shame to their family or that their parents would disown them because of their pregnancy. Others lack financial, emotional and physical support to care for their children on their own. The Home of the Swallow provides a safe place for these women.
At the Home of the Swallow they help the women to gain the independence needed to be able to care for themselves and their child by teaching them vocational, parenting & life skills, including financial management. They also provide counselling, spiritual and emotional support as well as all necessities such as food, housing and medical supplies. For those already on the path to independent living they provide safe, healthy, and affordable childcare for their children while they are at work.
Some students from Maranatha Christian School
in Melbourne will be volunteering at the home in June, so will be able to take donated nappies with them directly to the Home of the Swallow.
Please email us
if you'd like to donate some nappies, and we will let you know the address (in Melbourne) the donations need to be sent to.
Every donated nappy is appreciated.
Thanks for your help.
Win a pikapu One Size Nappy!
Posted in 'Specials & Giveaways' on April 26, 2013, 3:50 pm
To welcome pikapu
back to Darlings Downunder, we're giving away a fab pikapu One Size nappy each to TWO lucky people!
The Australian owned and designed 'original' pikapu
nappy is designed to
fit from newborn to toddler (3-18kg) and is packed with features.
The pikapu has 4 size settings (rather than the usual three) so fits all the way from 3kg to 18kg!
A modern, vibrant colour range to match with any outfit.
And it's easy for anyone to use - the All-in-One style keeps it simple and the fast drying design makes it practical.
If you'd like to win one of these nappies, comment below letting us know your favourite thing about cloth nappies. The junior members of Team Darlings will choose the two winning comments.
close midnight AEDT Friday 3 May 2013 and will be announced that weekend. Don't forget to check back to see if you've won!
Open to Australian residents only. All decisions are final. This giveaway is now closed.
The winners of a Pikapu nappy each, chosen by the junior members of Team
ANGELA MCLEOD & RACHEL KRISS-NEWELL
Please email us
with your postal address and we'll arrange to get your new nappy to you soon.Linking up with the Aussie MCN Giveaway Linkup at:
Guinness World Record Cloth Nappy Changing Event - the Great Cloth Diaper Change!
Posted in 'Out & About' on March 25, 2013, 10:06 pm
to the 3rd Annual
Great Cloth Diaper Change
Record Breaking ChallengeWould
you like to be part of a Guinness World Record? Then come join us for
the international Great Cloth Diaper Change! There will be goody bags,
awesome door prizes and lots of cool cloth nappy users.
Downunder is hosting this event to bring awareness to the many benefits
of using modern cloth nappies, as well as gather cloth nappy lovers from
around Melbourne to take part in a fun event connecting cloth nappy
users around the world. Please join us for this FREE event as we try to
set a new Guinness World Record!
Sign Up NOW for your chance to win a great door prize!
Saturday 20 April 2013 11am (must be registered by 10:30am) Where
Bayswater West Primary School Hall, Phyllis St, Bayswater 3153
The combined international Great Cloth Diaper Change events are already on
their way to attempt to break last year’s Guinness World Record™ of
8,251 cloth nappies changed at one time at 189 locations in eleven (11)
countries. This is the first time Melbourne is participating and we must
have a minimum of 25 participants in order to count towards breaking
the current world record.Not in Melbourne?
See if there's a Great Cloth Diaper Change near you here
(please note that not all events are finalised yet).Guidelines for participation:
Child whose nappy will be changed must be 39 inches (99.1cm) or shorter.
child must be accompanied by an adult (one adult cannot change two or
more children, each child must have a dedicated nappy changer!)
child must be changed into a cloth, reusable nappy that can be purchased
online or at a shop. It does not matter what type of nappy a child
At the start signal, all participants must remove their
child’s nappy and properly put on a 100% reusable cloth nappy (there's
no time limit; it's not a race!).
An official record photo will be
taken before the change and after the change. No photos or videos are
permitted to take place during the change. Photos and videos will be
taken at other times during the event.
Note this date in your diaries, preregister online
like the GCDC Australia Facebook Page
to be kept up to date.
For more information, see the Great Cloth Diaper Change website
RAWr Stuff & Snap Night Nappy Pack & Giveaway!
Posted in 'Product Profile' on March 7, 2013, 8:36 pm
We welcome RAWr Nappies to Darlings Downunder!
We've been on the lookout for a great night nappy
to join our line up for a while now. We like to offer our customers options so they can choose what suits their circumstances best and, while we love fitted nappies and covers for nights, we also know that some of you prefer a nappy with a built in waterproof layer. We also wanted a night nappy that could fit those larger or older children who still needed a night nappy, but had grown out of regular cloth nappy sizes.
We kept hearing RAWr nappies mentioned as one to consider, and then our own sister (who had added some RAWr nappies to her stash) joined the chorus!
RAWr nappies aren't just night nappies, of course. The RAWr Stuff n Snap Night Nappy Pack
comes with a nappy that can be used during the day, and nighttime boosting that turns a great day nappy into a super absorbent night nappy.
Here's what Libby says about her experience with the RAWr Stuff n Snap Night Nappy Pack:
Finding a nappy that is the best for night time use can be a daunting, especially when your child is a heavy wetter and a tummy sleeper. I had been using some fitted nappies with covers but always managed to get leaks. No matter how carefully I put on the nappy and cover it always seemed to wick and my son's PJ pants would end up completely saturated which, of course, meant he would wake up and cry because he was uncomfortable. I had almost given up and was using disposables most nights so I wouldn't have to get up in the middle of the night to change my son - but the disposables were starting to leak too!
Was it too much to ask for a nappy that I didn't need a cover for, that wouldn't leak and that was cute and fluffy? Preferable an Australian nappy brand too! (OK, I could do without the cute and fluffy so long as it did the job, but it would be a nice bonus!)
I came across the RAWr nappies designed by Tasmanian mums Erin and Anna while searching for the perfect night time fluff. I admit I was sceptical but ordered one out of desperation.
The RAWr Night Nappy Pack comes with a Stuff n Snap nappy in a beautiful soft minky with bamboo velour inner and built in microfibre (and a pocket!), a contour bamboo booster and a thirsty bamboo trifold (you can use this nappy during the day by just using the smaller contour booster). It is also quite trim.
This RAWr Stuff n Snap Night Nappy was the answer to a good night's sleep for us. When my son woke in the morning, I noticed that he was dry. I thought it was some kind of fluke and maybe he was holding in his wee. I changed his nappy - the RAWr nappy was so heavy, it was clear that it had lived up its reputation of being extremely absorbent. After trialing the nappy a few more times I knew I didn't need to look for the perfect night nappy anymore - I had found it. I promptly ordered more.
I have been using RAWr nappies for a few months now and have not encountered one problem with them. I can't fault them at all. This nappy ticks all the right boxes.
Here my son in a RAWr night nappy at 12 months and 9.3kg. He's wearing a size large (fits 11-20kg) on the tightest setting. He's only gone into this size very recently (he has chubby thighs) and they'll last till he's out of nappies. I have some in the medium size (fits 6-14kg) as well, which fit perfectly and will fit him for a good while yet.
Would you like to win a RAWr Stuff n Snap Night Nappy Pack
for your night wetter?
To enter to win this RAWR Stuff n Snap Night Nappy Pack
, comment below on what features appeal to you about this nappy. The junior members of Team Darlings will choose their favourite entry to be the winner.
close midnight AEDT Wednesday 13 March 2013 and will be announced 14 March. Don't forget to check back to see if you've won!
Open to Australian residents only. All decisions are final.THE WINNER!!!
The winner of this fab RAWr Stuff n Snap Night Nappy Pack, chosen by the junior members of Team
TAMMY ZORDE & MASTER 'MAXWEE
Please email us
with your postal address and we'll arrange to get your new nappy to you soon.
Thanks to everyone who entered.