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Traditional Cloth Nappy Giveaway!

Added on 16 May 2016 in Bubblebubs, Bumboo, Darlings Downunder, Giveaways & competitions, Traditional Flat & Prefold Cloth Nappies   |   86 comments

This week we’re going back to basics and putting the spotlight on the sometimes overlooked - but seriously awesome - traditional cloth nappy options. Yep, we’re talking flats (or terry squares) and prefolds! All this week we'll be taking the fear out of these cloth nappies, proving they're easy to use and have some definite advantages that might surprise you. See here for some pros and cons of 'old fashioned' cloth nappies. And here for a flat nappy challenge!   And, as a little swee... READ MORE


Bumboo Luxury Bamboo Prefolds ON SALE

Added on 23 January 2015 in Bumboo, Sales & Promotions, Traditional Flat & Prefold Cloth Nappies   |   0 comments

Bumboo's silky soft‚ Luxury Bamboo Prefold Nappies are a luxurious cloth nappy choice and are ON SALE for a limited time as we are overstocked. These super absorbent prefolds are made from Bumboo's own silky‚ double sided bamboo terry fabric. They have 2 layers of this thirsty fabric each side panel and 3 layers through the centre panel. When folded these prefold nappies can provide 7 layers of thirsty bamboo absorbency. Bumboo Luxury Bamboo Pefolds are available in two sizes:   Sma... 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


4 Ways to fold a Prefold Nappy

Added on 18 June 2014 in Bubblebubs, Bumboo, Bummis, General Info & Advice, Traditional Flat & Prefold Cloth Nappies   |   0 comments

Here, gathered in one spot, our favourite ways to fold a prefold nappy. This can be a cotton prefold like the ones by Bubblebubs (see our post here for how to prep an unbleached cotton prefold), or a bamboo prefold like Bumboo. Pad Fold This is the easiest. Just fold the prefold into thirds and pop it in the cover. You can fold the prefold horizontally or vertically: Horizontally gives you a shorter pad with lots of absorbency in the middle. Vertically gives you a longer pad with the absorbenc... READ MORE


Flat Nappy Folds: Converting a flat cloth nappy into an 'angel wing' nappy

Added on 06 June 2014 in Bumboo, Traditional Flat & Prefold Cloth Nappies   |   0 comments

The 'angel wing' is one of the most popular ways to fold a prefold nappy - it's quick and easy and provides more coverage than a prefold pad folded into a cover. But what happens if you love the fit of the 'angel wing', but you only have flat cloth nappies? Here are two ways to convert a traditional square flat cloth nappy into an 'angel wing' prefold cloth nappy. Jo Fold The 'Jo Fold' is easy to do, and you can even part fold a bunch of them and stack them ready to go to save time at change ... READ MORE


Back to Basics Campaign

Added on 01 June 2014 in Bumboo, General Info & Advice, Sales & Promotions, Traditional Flat & Prefold Cloth Nappies   |   0 comments

During June, we are taking part in a 'Back to Basics' campaign. The purpose of this promotion is to focus the spotlight on traditional cloth nappying options. Before anyone out there rejects the idea completely out of hand, flats and prefolds are seriously not as complicated as they're sometimes made out to be. And even if you don't think you'll use them, perhaps you know someone who might. Flat cloth nappies and prefolds are actually a really economical option for families on a tight budget ... READ MORE


Bumboo Side Snap Nappy Covers Overstock Sale

Added on 20 March 2014 in Bumboo, Sales & Promotions   |   1 comments

We love the Bumboo Side Snap Nappy covers here at Darlings Downunder, but we have WAY too many in stock! If you're after a high quality, super soft cloth nappy cover, grab one of these while they're at such a great price. RRP is $18 - we have them reduced to $12.95 (but only until our stock levels are under control!). The Bumboo Side Snap covers are great covers over fitted nappies, flats and prefolds. Made of 100% biodegradable waterproof PUL (and coloured using natural colour dyes), the... READ MORE


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