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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


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


Cloth Nappy Fabrics: Microfibre V Microfleece

Added on 01 February 2020 in Darlings Downunder, General Info & Advice   |   0 comments

There are two popular cloth nappy fabrics that sound VERY similar but are VERY different: microFIBRE and microFLEECE. In this 'FAQ Friday' video, we explain the difference... ... READ MORE


Cloth Nappies and the impact of Microplastics

Added on 22 November 2019 in Darlings Downunder, Environmental considerations, General Info & Advice   |   0 comments

I know a lot of us are concerned about the number of news reports over the last few years regarding the shedding of microplastics from synthetic fabrics like polar fleece into waterways (and the wider environment) from the waste water of our laundries. While all fabrics shed in the process of their use and wash, microplastics don't break down, causing long term issues for marine life and the health of our waterways as well as the food chain. Microplastic originate from many industries, including... READ MORE


Our shop is now open on Saturdays!

Added on 05 January 2019 in Darlings Downunder, General Info & Advice, Out & About   |   0 comments

...well, Saturday mornings anyway. That's right, our Melbourne Cloth Nappy Shop at 42C Wantirna Rd, Ringwood, is now open on Saturdays from 9:30am to 12:30pm! So come and say hi! ... READ MORE


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