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Cloth Nappy Overview

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Learning that you are pregnant for the first (or second or third or even forth) time can be a scary but exciting and exhilarating time.  When you finally let it sink in that there is a small human growing inside of you and will soon be in your arms, it’s time to start thinking about what you need.  After thinking about the cot, the pram, the car seat and the carrier.  The clothes, the bath, the bassinet and the toys, most parents will start to think about the nappies.  If you have thought about using cloth nappies (good chance considering you are here!), the next question is which sort?  Do you go old school and stick with traditional nappies or do you use a modern cloth nappy?  Today I thought I would explain all the different types.  As an added bonus, if you don’t want to read about them, Vicki and I have recently begun recording a Podcast and episode 1 is just this.  You can listen to us discuss the benefits of each style here.

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Friday Freebie!

If you have been avoiding social media or hiding under a rock this week you may have missed the fact that Seedling Baby released their long awaited new prints!  Icon, Nurture and Bastion are all absolutely stunning and available in their super amazing Pocket Nappy, trim one size fits most Comodo Wrap, super stylish Paddle Pants and incredibly versatile Beach Bag.

To celebrate the release and the gorgeous weather we are getting we have a set of Paddle Pants and a Beach Bag to give away to two lucky people!

All you have to do is head over to the Cloth Nappy Reviews page and review any Seedling Baby product then head back here and let us know which one you left a review for.  If you are yet to try some Seedling Baby goodness, you can still enter!  Just promise that you will leave a review once you have used your goodies 🙂

seedling baby friday freebie

These beauties will see you ready to take on summer and your little one will love splashing about while you enjoy the convenience of popping the days swim stuff straight into the bag!

Winner will be drawn Monday 25th September 2017.

 

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Lanolising Your Wool Covers

Sheep naturally produce lanolin to keep their wool water-resistant and provide antibacterial qualities. This means that you will need to lanolise your wool cover to make it do it’s magic. You will need to lanolise before you use your cover and from time to time you will need to replace the lanolin. The period of time between lanolin treatments will differ for every family. A good way to tell if your cover needs treating is if it is still smelly after airing or if the outside layer is damp to the touch after use.

 

When I first heard this ‘lanolising’ word, I thought “No way, that’s too hard!” but guess what? It’s not hard at all! Once you’ve done it once, you will be all over it like wool on a lamb! (Sorry, couldn’t resist that one!).

 

I can hear you thinking, “So how do I do this lanolising business you speak of?”

Well, I’ve done a tutorial . . . (You are welcome lol)

 

Step 1.

Distract your children so you can get busy.

                                                                                                  

Step 2.

Hand-wash your wool cover using cold water and a gentle wool wash. Lay it flat on a towel to absorb the excess water.

 

Step 3.

Prepare you lanoline mixture. You can use the lanolin that you use for cracked and sore nipples. This one or similar:

                                                                                                   

Place a small amount of solid lanolin in a small glass jar. I used about half a teaspoon. Add a drop of baby shampoo and a tablespoon of hot water and shake vigorously to melt and disperse the lanolin. If the oil is not fully dispersed it will settle and can make oily spots on your wool. The first time I did it I used a cup and stirred with a spoon, instead of putting in a jar. This is totally doable if you need to, but it is easier if you can vigorously shake instead of stir really quickly with a spoon. My little ones are in love with this yummy jam, so we have heaps of these jars hanging around the place! It worked really well.                    

                                                                                                

Step 4.

Fill some water in a bucket. Enough to cover the wool cover nicely. Add the mixture to the bucket of water and swish to ensure it is evenly distributed.

                                                                                                   

Step 5.

Add your wool cover and massage the lanolin gently into the wool, concentrating on the areas that get the heaviest use. Gently squeeze the wool so that you feel that each wool fibre is getting wet.

        

Step 6.

Leave your precious woollies in this lovely lanolin bath for about 30 minutes.

 

Step 7.

Remove cover from the water and gently squeeze out any excess water.

 

Step 8.

Lay your cover flat on a towel and gently pat flat to remove any additional moisture. The towel will protect the delicate wool fibres from damage.

       

Step 9.

Shape the nappy to the shape you want it to be. As it dries it will stay in this shape. I just learnt this trick! You could do this with jumpers too!

 

Step 10.

Lay flat to dry, avoiding full sunlight. It takes a while to dry. Can take up to 24 hours.

Step 11.

Wrap that precious little woolly on your beautiful baby’s bum!

So there you have it! Lanolising! Tricky to say, not so tricky to do! Enjoy!

Heidi and the Nesties xxx

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Cloth Nappy Awards Winners!

Cloth Nappy Awards Gold Sponsor

Wow!  What a month July was!  The Australian Nappy Association Cloth Nappy Awards ran all month and it was great to see some amazing brands from both here in Australia and also overseas to vote for! 

Nest Nappies was super proud to be a Gold Sponsor and to have been nominated for Best Customer Service in the Awards.  While we didn’t quite make a place, I’m super happy for our friends at Bubblebubs, Baby Bare and Designer Bums.  I know that Vicki, Jenny and Carla are absolutely over the moon with their wins!

The Winners!

So, who were the winners I hear you ask?  Well, Nest Nappies is super proud to be stockists of nearly all of the winners! 

You can view the full list of winners over on the Cloth Nappy Reviews Site.

The ANA is in the process of contacting everyone who entered in the amazing prize pool of over $6,000!  I’m really looking forward to sending off an amazing starter pack as part of one of the prizes.  Will it be you?

If you want to see any of the winning products, why not drop into our gorgeous Paddington shop and have a play with them in person!

The next big event planned from the ANA is the Cloth Shot A Day.  It is going to be a great opportunity to show off your fluff and I have seen some amazing things happening in the background for this event.  Can not wait to start snapping some gorgeous pics.  Just wish Mr 3yo would be more accommodating with bum shots!  Oh well,  guess you guys will just have to put up with my quirky take on all the key words! lol

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