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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

The best backup nappy to have in your stash

Added on 05 April 2020 in Darlings Downunder, General Info & Advice, Traditional Flat & Prefold Cloth Nappies   |   0 comments

So you want to extend you cloth nappy stash, or want to keep some extras in the cupboard in case of emergency, or prepare for the zombie apocolypse (when there'll be plenty of time for washing nappies in between the screaming and the running, I'm sure). What's the best reusable nappy to buy and have on hand, just in case? Hands down, its a basic cotton terry towelling flat nappy. Though, for the love of Pete, step away from the pins - try a Snappi; they're awesome - and grab some modern style cl... READ MORE

Is the shop open? COVID-19 Update

Added on 23 March 2020 in Darlings Downunder, General Info & Advice   |   0 comments

Yes, the shop is open... for the time being. The website is always open and we're sending out orders every day as usual. You can still pick up your order from the shop - we'll even bring it out to your car! In the shop we're being very careful - washing our hands between customers, wiping surfaces and providing hand santitiser, and when possible we will only have one person/group in the shop at a time. If you would like to book an appointment to visit the shop either before or after opening hour... READ MORE

How to make an emergency cloth nappy

Added on 21 March 2020 in Cloth Nappy Awards, General Info & Advice   |   0 comments

We’ve had quite a few people in the shop the last couple of weeks investigating cloth nappies because they’ve experienced (or are worried about) shortages of disposable nappies. We’re happy to help anyone through the information/transition stage, but it did remind me of this hack I learned long ago about creating an emergency nappy. Hopefully this isn’t needed by anyone in a true emergency, but it might come in handy for someone someday... ... READ MORE

Layering inserts in a pocket modern cloth nappy

Added on 14 March 2020 in Darlings Downunder, General Info & Advice, Seedling Baby   |   0 comments

Modern cloth nappy inserts can be made of several different absorbent fabrics. Does it matter which order you layer different fabric inserts inside a pocket cloth nappy? ... READ MORE

Cloth Nappy Fabrics: Minky v Smooth PUL

Added on 07 March 2020 in Darlings Downunder, General Info & Advice   |   0 comments

Some modern cloth nappies have a smooth water resistant outer, others have a velvet-y texture called 'minky' as the outer. Is one better than the other? Nope; just choose the one you like best: ... READ MORE

Adjusting a reusable nappy with a snap down rise

Added on 24 February 2020 in Darlings Downunder   |   0 comments

What do you do with the fold of fabric that's created when you adjust a One Size Fits Most (OSFM) modern cloth nappy with a snap down rise to make it smaller? Should you fold it up or down, or not worry about it? Here's the answer: ... READ MORE

How bulky is a One Size Fits Most nappy on a newborn?

Added on 21 February 2020 in Darlings Downunder, General Info & Advice   |   0 comments

It's no surprise that a One Size Fits (OSFM) Most modern cloth nappy that's designed to fit from birth to toilet training is bulky on a newborn. After all, you're putting a nappy that will fit a toddler on an infant. But what does 'bulky' mean in real life? Here we have some comparisons of newborn sized nappies with their equivalent OSFM nappies: ... READ MORE