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COVID19 Stage 4 Restrictions at the Shop

Added on 08 August 2020 in Darlings Downunder   |   0 comments

Stage 4 Restrictions have been introduced in Melbourne, so while some things will stay the same, there will be one big change... What stays the same: ???? We'll still be packing and sending website orders every day (maintaining those additional precautions we already had in place). www.darlingsdownunder.com.au ???? Contactless pick up remains available for those customers who can't wait for the post and need to pick up an order - just get in touch to arrange. ???? Online (Zoom or Sk... READ MORE

Antibacterial Laundry Rinses & Cloth Nappies

Added on 07 August 2020 in Darlings Downunder, General Info & Advice, Washing & care of cloth nappies   |   0 comments

Is it a good idea to use an antibacterial laundry rinse - like Canestan or Dettol - when washing your cloth nappies? FAQ Friday at Darlings Downunder, Melbourne’s modern cloth nappy shop: ... READ MORE

Why you should consider the fitted nappy style (even though it needs a separate cover)

Added on 06 June 2020 in Darlings Downunder, General Info & Advice   |   0 comments

So many times people have said to me that they think the 'fitted' style of modern cloth nappy (which needs a separate cover over the top) would be less convenient than a cloth nappy that has the waterproof layer built in. But fitted nappies are awesome due to their superior containment and the ability to boost the absorbency by a LOT: ... READ MORE

How to stuff a pocket cloth nappy

Added on 29 May 2020 in Darlings Downunder, General Info & Advice   |   0 comments

Pocket nappies are awesome - the absorbent insert can be separated from the waterproof shell for faster drying, they're easy to boost with extra absorbency, and once assembled are really easy for people who aren't family with modern cloth nappies to use, as everything is cleanly tucked away inside the nappy. But, fairly regularly, I meet parents who have crossed the pocket nappy style off their list of potential options because it seems like getting those inserts inside the pocket might be a bit... READ MORE

How to replace the elastic on a fitted nappy

Added on 23 May 2020 in Bubblebubs, Darlings Downunder, Washing & care of cloth nappies   |   0 comments

You don't have to be an amazing sewer to replace elastic on a nappy. In fact, for a nappy with encased elastic, you don't need to be able to sew more than a few stitches by hand! For a fitted nappy with sewn in elastic, though, while you will need a sewing machine, it's really not hard at all. Here, Vicki from Bubblebubs demonstrates how to replace the sewn in elastic in a fitted nappy like the Bubblebubs Bamboo Delight or Bam Bam fitted nappies. This will work for the Baby Beehinds fitted nappi... READ MORE

Happy Birthday Baby Beehinds Giveaway!

Added on 21 April 2020 in Baby Beehinds, Darlings Downunder, Giveaways & competitions   |   55 comments

Baby Beehinds have been celebrating their 16th birthday this month and we're getting on board with a giveaway! Baby Beehinds is officially the longest continuous brand that we've had in our lineup at Darlings Downunder and were the first Australian cloth nappy brand we stocked. They came on board with us in June 2005 (with their Hemp Honey Fitted nappy - a handmade/WAHM nappy sewed by Davina at her own table) and we've stocked Baby Beehinds nappies ever since! To celebrate Baby Beehinds' birthda... READ MORE

Cloth Nappy Week 2020 Giveaway!

Added on 20 April 2020 in Australian Nappy Association, Darlings Downunder, Giveaways & competitions   |   60 comments

It's Cloth Nappy Week for 2020! Unfortunately, thanks to coronavirus we can't host a Nappycino this year, but we can still get on board with the Australian Nappy Association and have some fun. To start with, we have a giveaway! Who wants to win a gorgeous Peekaboo Nappy in either All-in-One or All-in-2 style (you choose!)? This competition is NOW CLOSED The winner is: Saskia L Just let us know in the comments below your number one piece of advice or encouragement for people thinking about switc... READ MORE

Updated Shop Hours

Added on 08 April 2020 in Darlings Downunder, General Info & Advice, Out & About   |   0 comments

This week there's been a change to our opening hours so we can also offer private appointments for those parents who need it. We're still open from 9:30am to 12:30pm all days except Tuesday and Sunday when we're closed all day. We are restricting the number of people in the shop at one time and washing hands/wiping surfaces between customers. Hand sanitiser is available. We also offer contactless pick up of orders. From 12:30pm to 3pm most days, we will have appointment slots available for... READ MORE