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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

Super Undies Bedwetting Solutions

Added on 07 February 2018 in General Info & Advice, Super Undies, Toilet training   |   0 comments

Super Undies have a couple of reusable products suitable for older children at nighttime: the Super Undies Nighttime Undies and the Super Undies Nighttime Hero Pants. It can be confusing working out which one will suit you best as they seem similar to look at, but you may find one will suit your purposes better than the other. As an aside... When looking at absorbent night time options for older children experiencing bedwetting, it can be helpful to have an idea of your child’s output... READ MORE

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